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I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up,
And have not let my foes rejoice over me.
O L
ORD my God, I cried out to You,
And You healed me.
O L
ORD, You brought my soul up from the grave;
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Psalm 30.1-3

Resources for Shepherds
Read any good books lately? Christian Jarrett explains why you should, and how you can. Here’s a summary and link to his article.

In that same vein, Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes show us how to discover the lost art of reading in their forthcoming book on the subject. Here’s a preview of their book, Discovering the Lost Art of Reading.

Why do so many people keep referring to America as a “city upon a hill”, and why do all of them get it wrong? Daniel T. Rodgers explains. Here’s a review of his book, As a City upon a Hill.

Stan Gale has blessed us in his newest book, Re: Velation, with a hermeneutical key to the book of Revelation. Here’s my review.

The Ailbe Seminary
For too many Christians, “the Kingdom of God” is a spiritual term, but not a spiritual reality. Jesus placed the highest priorities on prayer and a life of seeking the Kingdom, but how many of us could actually explain what that means? Our course, “The Coming of the Kingdom”, shows how the idea of the Kingdom develops throughout all of Scripture, and how the Kingdom is, in many ways, a spiritual ecosystem which we must seek and care for with all diligence. Here’s a preview of the course. To enroll in this free course at The Ailbe Seminary, first register at the Seminary (upper righthand corner of the home page), then enroll in the course by clicking on it. 

Ailbe Resources and Opportunities
The Ailbe Bookstore
If you have not yet ordered your copy of The Church Captive, may I urge you to do so now? For the remainder of January, we’re offering The Church Captive for just $2.00 (plus shipping). Is the Church today captive to the times? Is your church captive? The Church Captive shows that becoming captive to the culture has been happening from the beginning. But it also shows you how to recognize if your church is captive, and, if so, what you can do about it. Order your copy of The Church Captive by clicking here.

Our newest audiobook, The Gospel of the Kingdom, is now available at no charge by clicking here. If you need a refresher on the Gospel or a jumpstart for your witnessing, this free book can help.

Have you discovered the Personal Mission Field Workshop yet? Here are timely and practical suggestions for helping your people become more effective in their daily witness for the Lord. To read or listen to our most recent Workshop, click here, and you’ll learn how Jesus can fill you and your world through you.

Come pray with us!
Why do we pray for revival? How can you begin to pray for revival? Write to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and I’ll send you a free PDF copy of our book, Restore Us! Here’s everything you’ll need and a bunch of good reasons why you should begin praying for revival.

We’re calling men to join us in seeking the Lord for revival. Watch this brief video, download the resources, and join us as we gather each Tuesday morning at 10:00 Eastern to pray for revival. If you’d like to be included in our Men’s Prayer Movement, write to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Check out all the Ailbe teaching letters at our website, www.ailbe.org. Our writers cover a wide range of subjects, and each one focuses on Christ and His Kingdom as the defining motif of our lives.

At The Fellowship of Ailbe website
The InVerse Theology Project is now into Volume 3, and this week we’re talking about the sovereignty of God and His grace found in The Westminster Confession of Faith. To hear any or all back issues in the Project, click here.

Psalm of the Week
David builds a house and gives us a beautiful psalm to pray. Please feel free to use Psalm 30 in your personal or corporate worship (all psalms for singing are from The Ailbe Psalter, available here):

Psalm 30 (Madrid: Come Christians, Join to Sing)
We will extol Your Name!
         You have lifted us, O Lord!
Our foes retreat in shame –
         You have lifted us, O Lord!
You healed us when we cried; safe shall our souls abide;
hell’s claim have You denied –
         You have lifted us, O Lord!

Lord, we extol Your Name!
         You have lifted us, O Lord!
Thanks we with joy proclaim –
         You have lifted us, O Lord!
Anger shall not prevail; grace will for us avail;
day frees us from travail –
         You have lifted us, O Lord!

Firmly in You we stand –
         You have lifted us, O Lord!
Kept by Your gracious hand –
         You have lifted us, O Lord!
Lord, when You hide Your face, I cry to You for grace;
living, I’ll sing Your praise –
         You have lifted us, O Lord!

Lord, hear our earnest plea –
         You have lifted us, O Lord!
And our strong Helper be –
         You have lifted us, O Lord!
You turn our tears to song; praises to You belong.
Thanks is our endless song!
         You have lifted us, O Lord!

From the Celtic Revival
Columbanus’ garden was abounding in “let us”:

Therefore let us seek above all to root out the vices and plant the virtues; let us root out pride and sow humility, let us pluck up wrath and lay down patience, let us prune envy and plant good-will.

  - Columbanus, Sermon II, Irish, 7th century[1]

Read more from the leaders of the Celtic Revival (ca. 430-800 AD) in recent issues of Crosfigell by clicking here. Would you like to learn more about the Celtic Revival? Write to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and I’ll send you our free book, The Celtic Revival: A Brief Introduction, in PDF.

T. M. Moore

It is our privilege to provide resources and opportunities to equip and encourage church leaders in building the Lord’s Church and advancing His Kingdom. Please pray that God will move many of those we serve through this ministry to share with us financially in its support. If the Lord moves you to give, you can use the Contribute button at the website to give with a credit card or through PayPal, or you can send your 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.

 

[1] Walker, p. 69.

T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in Essex Junction, VT.
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