Thursday, September 3, 2020
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the LORD brings back the captivity of His people,
Let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad. Psalm 14.7
Resources for Shepherds
Ailbe Brother Dr. Glenn Sunshine offers a powerful prayer for America. You can read and download it here, and pass it around to your friends.
Christian intellectuals should live cruciform lives to back up their views. But wait – aren’t we all supposed to do that? Read my review of Mark Stephens’ very helpful article.
Who needs the humanities? Preachers and Bible teachers need them, so we should be concerned about their declining status in the university, as Simon During explains.
The Ailbe Seminary
Your teachers and Bible study leaders need to be firmly rooted in Scripture and skilled in handling it. Our course, “Introduction to Biblical Theology,” can improve the perspective and skills of all who preach or teach God’s Word. It’s free, and you can watch a preview by clicking here.
For an overview of our program and curriculum, watch this brief video.
We need revival!
Our book, Retore Us!, explains why we need revival, and how you can lead your church into seeking revival according to the Word of God. This brief study and resource can help you bring a much-needed focus into the ministry of your church. It’s available by clicking here.
At The Fellowship of Ailbe website
Have you discovered our Worship Guides yet? These can be used for personal, family, or small group worship, and they’re available each week at no charge by clicking here.
Our current ReVision series, “Which Works?”, offers a guide to leading believers into the good works for which God has saved us (Eph. 2.8-10). The first two installments in this five-part series are available to download by clicking here.
Why are so many people reading Dale Tedder’s column on “Practical Atheism”? Find out for yourself by clicking here.
From the Ailbe Bookstore.
In every generation, Christian leaders, like the sons of Issachar, need to understand the times, so they’ll know how to lead their churches in seeking the Kingdom and righteousness of God. Our book, Understanding the Times, provides a sweeping overview of the state of things in our world. It’s a great resource for Christian leaders in all areas of church life. You can order your copy by clicking here.
Is your church captive to the spirit of the age? It happens. It has happened throughout Church history. Our book, The Church Captive, explains and show you how to recognize the signs of captivity and lead your church to renewal. Order your 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 14 (St. Anne: O God, Our Help in Ages Past)
The fool within his heart proclaims, “There is no God at all!”
His deeds are wicked, filled with shame who on God will not call.
No good in such as these is found; corruption fills their breast.
God from His heav’nly throne looks down, their hearts and ways to test.
None understands, none seeks the Lord; they all have turned aside.
Deception leads them from God’s Word who have His grace denied.
The workers of iniquity consume God’s sheep like bread;
they trust not in the Lord, and He shall fill their hearts with dread.
For Jesus with the righteous stands, though they be put to shame.
He holds them safely in His hands who shelter in His Name.
Restore Your Church, let Zion sing; our captive hearts release,
that we may Your salvation bring, rejoicing and in peace.
From the Celtic Revival
Columbanus on the Christian life
Therefore let this principle abide with us, that on the road we so live as travelers, as pilgrims, as guests of the world, entangled by no lusts, longing with no earthly desires, but let us fill our minds with heavenly and spiritual impressions, singing with grace and power, When shall I come and appear before the face of God?
- Columbanus, Sermon VIII, Irish, 7th century
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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.