Show me Your ways, O LORD;
Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day. Psalm 25.4, 5
Resources for Shepherds
William Dyrness’ Poetic Theology is a must read, as this review explains.
Equally important is Alec Ryrie’s book, Unbelievers: An Emotional History. You might be surprised to discover why unbelief has grown so much over the past 300 years. Please read a larger review here.
Click here for a summary and link to Daniel Bell’s article on corruption in China. Is this an opportunity for Christians?
And if we’re not aiming at the souls of those we serve, we’re not investing our efforts where they can do the most good. Click herefor a summary, or read Monday’s ReVision column for a further explanation.
The Ailbe Seminary
Writing and your ministry
Learning to love God and our neighbors
We need revival!
At The Fellowship of Ailbe website
Pastor Dale Tedder writes about a more dangerous breed of atheists – some of whom might be members of your church. Dr. Stan Gale considers Jesus as the Light of the world in his ongoing series on Jesus in the Gospel of John. Ruling Elder and Ailbe Board Member Mike Slay’s series on things too wonderful continues with a bit of exuberance here.
Your Opportunity to Share
Psalm of the Week
Feel free to use our weekly psalms for personal or corporate worship. All psalms for singing are from The Ailbe Psalter.
Psalm 25 (Festal Song: Revive Thy Work, O Lord)
I lift my soul to You; O Lord, in You I trust.
Let me not come to shame, nor let my foes o’er me exult.
All they who wait on You shall never come to shame;
Yet they to shame shall come who stand against Your holy Name.
Make me to know Your ways, teach me Your paths, O Lord!
My Savior, all day long I wait and seek You in Your Word.
Remember mercy, Lord, and steadfast love to me!
And all my sins before You let them not remembered be!
My sins have been of old, Your love is new each day;
According to Your goodness, Lord, regard my sinful way.
Upright and good are You, You lead us in Your way;
The humble You instruct in truth and guide him day by day.
The paths of God are all of love and faithfulness;
All they who keep His covenant the Lord will surely bless.
For Your sake, Lord, forgive. All they who fear You, Lord,
Shall know Your blessings day by day and follow in Your Word.
Your friends are they who fear and seek Your holy face;
Your covenant with them You share and save them by Your grace.
Be gracious, Lord, to me; my heart is weighed with woe.
My troubles and affliction see; let my transgressions go.
Consider all my foes, who hate me all the day;
And rescue my poor soul lest I should stumble in the way.
Preserve me in Your way, redeem Your people, Lord!
We wait for You and refuge seek in Your own faithful Word.
Patrick and the Celtic Revival
The Celtic Revival (ca 430-800) begins with Patrick. He wasn’t the first to bring the faith to Ireland, but he was the one God’s Spirit used to start a great movement of revival and awakening. Patrick wrote about his coming to Ireland, “...while it was not of my own choice that I arrived in Ireland at that time when I was almost a lost soul, it was a good thing for me, because I was reformed by the Lord and He prepared me to be today what was once so remote from me; so that, whereas once I did not even consider my own salvation, now the salvation of others is my care and concern.” You can read writings from Patrick and other great saints from this period by subscribing to Crosfigell (click here to read some examples of this twice-weekly teaching letter).
T. M. Moore
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Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. All Psalms for singing are from The Ailbe Psalter.