Be exalted, O LORD, in Your own strength!
We will sing and praise Your power. Psalm 21.13
Resources for Shepherds
Should Christians read the writings of unbelievers? And if so, with what kind of attitude? What can we hope to gain from doing so? Some thoughts on this from Basil of Caesarea and Alan Jacobs can be found here.
What is the fear of God, and is it still relevant for Christians today? Matthew Reeves’ new book Fear & Trembling addresses this question from Scripture and Christian history. You can read a review here.
Is recent Christian film helping the cause of the Gospel? Steven Vredenburgh doubts it, and you can read a review of his article on the subject by clicking here.
The Ailbe Seminary
The Ailbe Seminary is the training arm of The Fellowship of Ailbe. Our focus is on equipping church leaders for effective leadership within a Kingdom framework. All courses are free of charge and available to any who wish to study. Visit our website and watch this brief video introducing our Laddership Curriculum.
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)
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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. This week we consider the importance of accountability in working our Personal Mission Fields, and offer suggestions about where to find it.
Available now in The InVerse Theology Project is the first installment of our series on the Christian’s vantage point in life. Is it really possible to look four ways at once?
What is “The Froth of Joy”? Stan Gale tells us here. When disaster strikes, treating the symptoms won’t cut it. Mike Slay explains here. How many “all things” are there in the Bible, anyway. We’re not sure, but John Nunnikhoven is tracking them down. What good are walls? Bruce Van Patter has some thoughts here. Dale Tedder’s guidelines for discipleship include spending time with others. Here’s how.
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. Psalm 21 shows us where to look in fighting the battles that come at us every day:
Psalm 21 (Lyons: O Worship the King)
O Lord, in Your strength I sing with glad voice.
In Your saving grace, I greatly rejoice!
You’ve given to me the desires of my heart;
My earnest requests You fulfill, whole and part.
Good blessings are mine: a crown on my head!
I asked of You life, gained heaven instead!
My glory is great through Your rich saving grace,
and splendor and glory upon me You place.
Forever You make me joyous and blest;
and gladly in You I ever will rest.
I trust in You, Lord, I depend on Your hand;
through Your lovingkindness I ever shall stand.
I trust in You, Lord, and firmly I stand;
Your enemies all will fall by Your hand.
Your anger against them an oven will flare;
Your wrath shall consume all Your foes everywhere.
They plotted a scheme that cannot succeed,
for You will destroy both them and their seed.
Against You they plan every vain evil ploy,
but You will both them and their offspring destroy.
You make them turn back, You aim with Your bow;
Your anger at last the wicked will know.
O Lord, in Your strength be exalted above!
We praise You and rest in Your power and Your love!
From the Celtic Revival
Columba himself admitted to a few brothers who once questioned him closely, in some speculations made with divine favour the scope of his mind was miraculously enlarged, and he saw plainly, and contemplated, even the whole world as it were caught up in a ray of the sun.
- Adomnán, Life of Columba [Colum Cille], Irish, 7th century
Colum Cille (Columba) saw more in just a ray of the sun – “even the whole world” – because he disciplined himself to seek more. He knew that the glory of the Lord is concealed in just such places, and he made it his practice to discover that glory as fully and faithfully as he could (Prov. 25.2).
Read the rest of this Crosfigell article by clicking here.
Seeing the world not just in a ray of sun, but in many other everyday items and experiences is the focus of Volume 1, Number 2 of The InVerse Theology Project. What are you waiting for?
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.
 Anderson and Anderson, p. 19.