Thursday, August 27, 2020
But I have trusted in Your mercy;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me. Psalm 13.5
Resources for Shepherds
Is liberalism to blame for “cancel culture”? Not necessarily, as Paul Berman argues.
Are you keeping an eye on the scopos and telos of your life? Addison Hodges Hart explains why we must in his book, The Yoke of Jesus.
The Church’s vision must be that of the Kingdom, as David Sincerbox explains.
The Ailbe Seminary
The Ailbe Seminary offers two certificate programs to help you equip your church leaders for fruitful ministry. The Certificate in Kingdom Leadership addresses the key issues of preparation and service that make effective leaders. The Certificate in Kingdom Studies provides a broad overview of life in the Kingdom, for equipping disciples who know how to follow the Kingdom-and-glory calling of our Lord (1 Thess. 2.12). All courses are free, and students can proceed at their own pace. To learn more, click here.
Men, there’s still room for you to sign up for our course, “The Writing Pastor”, beginning in September. If you’ve ever wondered how writing might serve you in your calling, this free course could get you out of the starting-blocks and into a whole new dimension of ministry. For more information, click here.
Free audio book
Don’t forget to download your free copy of our audiobook, If Men Will Pray. Here’s a great tool to get your men praying together, and for enlisting other men to a more vibrant life of prayer (click here).
We need revival!
At The Fellowship of Ailbe website
How can we grow in love for God? Our current ReVision series, “Which Works”?, is addressing that question right now. By loving God’s Presence, Word, salvation, and creation, we both demonstrate and increase in our love for Him. Click here to catch up on what you’ve missed.
God expects us to bear fruit for His glory. But how does that work? What does fruitfulness entail? Stan Gale addresses these questions in his current Rooted in Christ study.
From the Ailbe Bookstore
C. S. Lewis wrote that Christians can live cheerfully in uncertain times. That’s because we have the joy of the Lord, and are called to be joy-bringers to the world. Our book, Joy to Your World, shows you how to fulfill that calling in your own Personal Mission Field. Order a copy by clicking here.
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Psalm of the Week
Feel free to use our weekly psalm for personal or corporate worship. All psalms for singing are from The Ailbe Psalter.
Psalm 13 (Melita: Eternal Father, Strong to Save)
How long, O Lord, O Lord, how long
will You forget me and my song?
How long will You conceal Your face
and keep from me Your precious grace?
How long must I my soul consult?
When shall my weary heart exult?
Exalt not, Lord, my enemy;
Lord, hear my prayer and answer me!
Give light unto my weary eyes;
let not death claim me for its prize.
Let not my foe rejoice to say
that I have fallen in the way.
Yet I have trusted, Lord, in You;
Your lovingkindness sees me through.
My heart breaks forth in happy voice;
in Your salvation I rejoice!
Thus I will sing triumphantly:
“My God has dealt full well with me!”
From the Celtic Revival
He rejects all the world’s glory for the sake of the divine law,
considering it all mere scraps at its table;
nor is he disturbed by the hurtling lightning of this world,
but rejoices in hardships since he suffers for Christ’s sake.
A good and faithful shepherd of the Gospel’s flock,
whom God has chosen to guard the people of God
and to nourish his folk with divine teachings –
for whom, following Christ’s example, he has offered up his life.
- Sechnall, Audite Omnes Amantes (5th century, contemporary of Patrick)
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.