Best Links of the Week 10/20/2017

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Three Questions To Improve Your Self-Awareness

To make it to the end we need to be self-aware of what is driving us, our blindspots, and our physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Posted by Pastors Today.

4 Failings of the 60,000-foot Leader

But just as it is dangerous for planes to fly too high (commercial airlines are limited to 45,000 feet), it is dangerous when a leader leads at 60,000 feet, when a leader soars too high above the work. Posted by Eric Geiger.

3 Ways Pastors and Church Leaders Undermine Themselves on Social Media

Social media use is pervasive in American culture today. The various social media platforms we use are the 21st century version of the town square—they are modern-day spaces to exchange ideas, learn the news, and more. Posted by The Exchange.

Shepherding Those Who Don’t Want a Shepherd

There are people in your church who do not like you. They certainly do not want to be led by you. You have to be okay with that. Posted by Pastors Today.

 

Free Friday! The Teaching Ministry of the Church

Free Book Friday for Bible Software

“The work of Christian education is to analyze that divinely ordained process of supernatural transformation as it intersects relevant life changes in preschoolers, children, youth, and adults who live in a natural world. This interaction of supernatural and natural processes of change carries the theological issues of conversion, regeneration, sanctification, and transformation into the realm of the social sciences—particularly educational psychology—as we deal honestly with changes in the cognitive (knowledge and understanding), affective (values and preferences), and behavioral (skills and habits) areas of life. The work of Christian education carries us into the church and out into the world through ministry.”

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $19.99, is The Teaching Ministry of the Church by William Yount.

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The Explore by the Book Series

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The Explore by the Book Series is a bundle of 4 volumes each containing 90 days of Bible study in a devotional format. You’ll find great content for use in your lessons, sermons, and group study.

Snacks vs. Full Meals

Sometimes we think of devotionals as healthy Bible “snacks.” Not so with the Explore by the Book Series. Each reading is more like a full meal. Just as the name suggests, each volume takes you through books of the Bible, passage-by-passage, highlighting important biblical truths. The aim of the authors is to cause us to spend more time thinking about God’s words than the words of the author.

Each reading concludes with provocative questions that cause us to think deeply about the Bible text. Following this is a short section titled Prayer. Instead of a prayer being written for us, what is offered is an appropriate suggestion of what we might pray for today.

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Learn More About the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection

AdrianRogersQuote“We need for ministers of the Gospel to defend the Bible as the infallible Word of God; I believe in my heart that Adrian Rogers was such a man. I knew him personally. I had walked with him and prayed with him. I know God’s hand was upon Adrian Rogers as he proclaimed the Bread of Life from his church and through radio and television; I praise God for his ministry,” said Dr. Billy Graham.

Dr. Adrian Rogers was one of those “giants of the faith” and hardly needs an introduction. In 2005, Dr. Rogers went home to be with the Lord, but left behind a legacy of inspiring work that will serve ministers of the Gospel for many decades.

Wordsearch has partnered with Dr. Rogers’ foundation, the Pastor Training Institute, to bring you the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection.

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Guest Tip – Adrian Rogers & Seminary

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One of my favorite Wordsearch resources (besides John G. Butler books!) is the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection. This goldmine of sermons and illustrations from over the years of Dr. Adrian Rogers’ ministry is a must have for any pastor wishing to draw from one of the finest collections of sermons in digital format today.

However, the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection is useful in other areas than just sermon preparation for pastors. As a seminary student, I frequently need to write seminary papers, exegetical papers, or engage in discussion groups where I am asked to explain or exegete a passage of Scripture.

While I certainly turn to all the “usual” academic resources when writing my school papers and discussions (such as academic-level dictionaries, exegetical commentaries, theological journals, etc.), I have found that also turning to the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection gives me a wealth of exposition on a passage of Scripture, as well as some excellent quotes or illustrations to include in my papers and discussions to give them the extra “touch.” I treat the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection as a giant “commentary” on the Bible that I search against passages of Scripture to see what Dr. Rogers’ insights contain on that passage. Here is how I do it:

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Read More – Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection

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Dr. Adrian Rogers is one of the most beloved pastors and preachers of all time. He was known for his bold preaching, humor, and inspiring challenges to the Christian.

Wordsearch has partnered with Rogers’ foundation, the Pastor Training Institute, to bring you the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection. We are proud to be the exclusive provider of this material in the Bible software format.

In this library, you’ll get over 1,300 sermons from Rogers – these are full transcripts, word-for-word and straight from the pulpit. In Wordsearch, these sermons are easily searchable. For example, if you want to search the phrase “grace of God,” you can open Search, type in the phrase, filter to only the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection, and click search.

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