“The concept of substitution may be said to lie at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be. Man claims prerogatives which belong to God alone; God accepts penalties which belong to man alone.”
– John Stott
Marty Machowski has written an article on how to teach your children about the Holy Spirit. This article is the first in a series from Marty’s blog that I plan to share as he publishes them. I hope these articles will be an encouragement to us all as we seek to gain a greater understanding of the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives as well.
This is a great 3 part series posted by Jill Nelson on the Children Desiring God blog titled “Reflections on the Cross.”
Check it out. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
For this week only, you can get this great FREE resource from Ligonier Ministries.
This is a great resource that is worth checking out!
You can also read comments from the authors on why they wrote this short ebook.
Matt McCauley is the Middle School Minister at The Village Church. He wrote today about some helpful guidelines that can be used as your family discusses mobile technology and your kids. He gives some good things to think about. Check it out.
I found out earlier today that Children Desiring God started a blog at the beginning of March. This is definitely something worth checking out.
Last Friday and Saturday, some of the youth attended the Renown Conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This link will take you to the seminary website and will provide you with the audio and video links to the conference. This is a great resource for all parents even if you do not have middle school or high school students.
On Twitter earlier today, Paul Tripp’s feed said this, “Do you ever struggle to love your literal neighbor? Read my latest article on relationship struggles.” So I had to check it out. This very helpful article is worth your time to read.
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
“Citizenship in a Republic,”
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910