Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand. Psalm 20.6
Resources for Shepherds
What is the “new creation” and what does this have to do with the Gospel? That’s the question Frank Thielman addresses in his excellent new book, The New Creation. Read a review here.
What is the “Church Calendar,” and what is it for? Is there any Biblical basis for a church calendar? David Sincerbox explains here.
Does art have relevance? Does preaching? Relevant to what? Or whom? Garth Greenwell considers what the meaning of art might be, and you can read a review here, and link to his Harper’s article.
The Ailbe Seminary
Men, have you ever thought that writing might have a part in your ministry? Don’t know where to start? Need some help along the way? Our course, The Writing Pastor, may be just what you need to jump-start this new direction for your calling. The course is free, and it is structured to suit your time constraints. To watch an introductory video, click here. Then register at The Ailbe Seminary (upper right hand corner of the home page) and enroll in the course. We’ll take it from there.
Ailbe Resources and Opportunities
The Ailbe Bookstore
Pastors and church leaders are called to shepherd the flock of God. But what does that mean? How can we do that in our day? Our workbook, Shepherding God’s Flock, can take you through the steps of understanding and implementing a ministry of shepherding that reaches to all the members of your church. You can order a copy by clicking here.
Do your people need help understanding their role in the church’s work of evangelism? Order a copy of our book, Joy to Your World!, then use it to teach your people to identify and begin working their Personal Mission Field (click here).
Come pray with us!
At The Fellowship of Ailbe website
Have you discovered The Ailbe Podcast yet? Meet some interesting people, discover some new insights, be challenged in some new ways. Click here to listen to the first three issues.
The Personal Mission Field Workshop is a weekly offering designed to help us fulfill our calling to the Kingdom and glory of God in all the daily activities of our lives. In this week’s workshop we answer the question, “Sow What?” That is, what do we have to sow in order to reap the blessings of God’s Spirit?
Can doctrine be made interesting? Even entertaining? Well, let’s hope so. At any rate, we take a crack at it by casting the Westminster Confession of Faith into rhymed couplets, beginning with chapter 1, in the InVerse Theology Project (click here).
Check out the various columns of our regular writers, John Nunnikhoven, Mike Slay, Stan Gale, Bruce Van Patter, and Dale Tedder. There’s plenty here to enlarge your vision and help shape your walk with and work for the Lord.
Psalm of the Week
We are happy for you to use our weekly psalm for personal or corporate worship. All psalms for singing are from The Ailbe Psalter. This Psalm leads us to seek an ever-greater measure of our great salvation, and to trust in the Lord for all our needs:
Psalm 20 (St. Leonard’s: May the Mind of Christ My Savior)
Jesus, Savior, hear my pleading, set me safely, Lord, on high.
Help me by Your gracious leading and receive my cry.
May You by Your Church support me; gladly, Lord, receive my praise.
May my thanks a good report be with You all my days.
Grant my every earnest longing. Let my counsel be fulfilled.
May I joyous song be strong in, living in Your will.
In Your Name we raise our banners; Lord, fulfill our every prayer.
Saved are we in glorious manner, free from every care.
Answer from Your holy heaven, save us by Your mighty hand!
Some to earthly boasts are given; in Your grace we stand.
They have bowed and fallen, Savior, while we rise and stand upright.
Grant to us Your royal favor, hear us day and night.
From the Celtic Revival
You know, and so does God, how I have been among you since my youth in truth of faith and in sincerity of heart. I have kept, and will keep, faith even with the heathen among whom I live...lest the Name of the Lord be blasphemed through me.
- Patrick, Confession
That Patrick: what a guy! We’re letting him tell his story in The InVerse Theology Project (click here). And you can read more snippets and meditations from the period of the Celtic Revival by subscribing to Crosfigell, our twice-week teaching letter. Here are the most recent editions for your perusal.
T. M. Moore
We hope you find Pastor to Pastor to be a helpful resource in your walk with and work for the Lord. If so, please prayerfully consider supporting The Fellowship of Ailbe with your prayers and gifts. You can contribute online via PayPal, or by sending a gift to The Fellowship of Ailbe, 360 Zephyr Road, Williston, VT 05495.
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.