Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over. Psalm 23.4, 5
Resources for Shepherds
Our current ReVision series is exploring the challenge Paul put forward in Colossians 3.1-3, and David expressed in Psalm 16.8: Is it really possible to set our minds on Christ, seated in glory? And to have that vision before us always? Join us and see.
If you keep up with our daily Scriptoirum study on Jeremiah, be sure listen to the weekly summary each Sunday, beginning with Jeremiah 16 and 17.
Growing in wisdom is an ongoing work. Paul McCracken has some very useful suggestions about how to make the most of this pursuit. See a review of his book, The Wisdom Pyramid, here.
One of the most helpful books you’ll read this year could be Sam Crabtree’s Practicing Thankfulness. We can all improve in this important discipline, and Sam Crabtree shows us why we should and how we can. You can read my review of his book here.
The Ailbe Seminary
Looking for resources to train your leaders for Kingdom vision and Kingdom leadership? The courses at The Ailbe Seminary are all focused on that common objective. Our course, The Coming of the Kingdom, provides the Biblical foundation for the Kingdom and shows how the Kingdom is a kind of spiritual ecosystem. It’s free, and you can study at your own pace or set a schedule with your group. Watch this brief introductory video, then register at The Ailbe Seminary (upper right hand corner) and enroll in the course.
Ailbe Resources and Opportunities
The Ailbe Bookstore
Is your worship service as Biblical as it could be? Our workbook, The Highest Thing, provides a Biblical theology of worship and practical tools and guidelines to help enrich your worship according to the pattern revealed in Scripture. Order your copy by clicking here.
Come pray with us!
At The Fellowship of Ailbe website
This week’s Personal Mission Field Workshop provides guidance on how to start a conversation leading to the Gospel. Join us each week for practical day-to-day advice in fulfilling your calling to the Kingdom and glory of God.
In this week’s InVerse Theology Project we listen to Solomon explain the emptiness of a life of seeking things and fun, in my rendering of Ecclesiastes 2. Each Monday we explore a new theological discipline and theme, and you can catch up with Volume 1 by clicking here.
Check out the columns by John Nunnikhoven, Mike Slay, Stan Gale, Bruce Van Patter, and Dale Tedder just below the fold on the Ailbe website.
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 23 is perhaps the most familiar and most beloved of all the psalms:
Psalm 23 (The Gift of Love: Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire)
Because the Lord my Shepherd is I shall not want, for I am His!
He makes me lie in pastures full; I rest in Him by waters still.
My soul He quickens and will bless; He leads in paths of righteousness.
Though I may walk through death’s dark vale, I shall not fear – He will not fail!
The Lord is ever by my side; His rod and staff with me abide.
A table rich for me He spreads; with oil my Lord anoints my head.
Goodness and mercy, full and free, shall ever after follow me;
and in the house of God, my Lord, shall I abide forevermore!
From the Celtic Revival
He sells the precious talents of the Gospel of Christ
and demands them back with interest, from the pagans of Ireland.
- Domnach Sechnaill, Audite Omnes Amantes, writing about Patrick; Irish, 5th century
Sechnaill was writing about Patrick, telling us that the great evangelist did not offer a Gospel of free grace. He called people – by the thousands – to believe in Jesus and give Him their all.
Read this and other recent issues of Crosfigell by clicking here.
If you’d like to hear Patrick’s own report of his work in Ireland, tune in to The InVerse Theology Project. In Volume 1, Number 3, we hear Patrick beginning his own story of serving the Lord.
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.
 Carey, p. 153.