Daily Surrender (December 7, 2015)

Daily Surrender (December 7, 2015)

Here’s your daily dose of blog posts, inspirational quotes and a video, that will help you think more Biblically and challenge you to surrender daily to your Savior.

Paul Washer on being busy, 4 mistakes pastors make, the important of singing songs with depth and more…

Why Controversy is Sometimes Necessary  I recently watched as a young mother acted quickly and decisively to end a squabble among two preschool boys. She acted righteously and quite effectively, and then she turned to her two charges and set down the law: “It is never right to fight.” Sorry, Mom, I understand what you were trying to do, but that moral instruction will not serve those boys well as they grow into maturity. Their challenge will be to learn when it is right to fight, and how, as the Bible commands, to fight the good fight of faith.

Keith Getty on What Makes ‘In Christ Alone’ Accepted and Contested We need exciting, passionate songs with beautiful lyrics, rich in theology, and infectious melodies that invigorate our congregations. With every line we write and tune we compose, we need to portray a fuller picture of Christ for the people among us. We need not shy away from the hard, mysterious sections of Scripture. Songwriters need to demonstrate a grasp of the whole biblical context. We must not be afraid to write about hard things. Singing songs with more depth allows us to experience the relief of lifting our eyes off ourselves and toward the unimaginable vastness of our God. This is what I pray for myself and for others creating music for the church today.

4 Mistakes Well-Meaning Pastors Make With Their Kids I think another thing is pastors often pastor at home instead of parenting at home. So that means when a child has a question (and maybe it’s a question about their faith.) Or especially once they get into middle school and high school there’s more of these deeper questions, some of them are more doubt driven, and pastors can preach a sermon on that.

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    RE: the “4 Mistakes Well-Meaning Pastors Make With Their Kids,” it makes you wonder where pastors who don’t spend time with their kids were trained, huh?

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