Posted On July 16, 2016

Current Events

Joe Carter – Explainer: What you should know about the coup in Turkey

“On late Friday night (10 PM EDT) Turkish government officials said the coup appeared to have failed. Speaking on national television, Erdogan said the government was arresting coup supporters in the military and “they will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey.””

Travis Wussow – Top Five International Stories of the Week

A breakdown of tragic and important international news from this past week.

Bible Study/Preaching

John Piper – Deuteronomy 33:26–27: Mine God’s Poetry for God’s Beauty

“Some of the most beautiful aspects of who God is and what he does are buried in poetry in the Bible. Do we skip over it? In this lab, John Piper models how to see God’s beauty in God’s poetry.”

R. Kent Hughes – Why Expository Preaching Is Important

“The Scriptures should give the symmetry to your sermon.”

George Guthrie – 4 Reasons Why Every Bible Reader Should Do Word Studies

“Words are strange and wonderful things. They make communication possible, from mundane, day-to-day fact sharing, to the richest literature. Yet, at the same time, the flexibility of words can make us struggle with discerning the exact meaning of a passage of Scripture. Consequently, words demand attention, challenging us to probe their secrets.”

Origins/Science:

Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson – Getting Enough Bodies: How Species Arose After the Ark

“In light of these facts, we would almost be wiser to ask not whether producing many species in thousands of years is possible, but why more species don’t exist!”

Oldies but Goodies

Thomas Watson – No Rowing to Paradise Except Upon the Stream of Repenting Tears

“Be as speedy in your repentance as you would have God be speedy in His mercies.”

Charles Spurgeon – Self-Righteousness: A Smoldering Heap of Rubbish

“Soul poverty and destitution bring a man to God; but God may call as long as he wills, man never will come as long as he can be independent of his heavenly Father: so that self-righteousness is the ruin of all who harbor it.”

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