Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful.
Praise the LORD with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.
Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
For the word of the LORD is right,
And all His work is done in truth. Psalm 33.1-4
Resources for Shepherds
On the Resources for Shepherds page at the website read brief reviews of articles we think you’ll find interesting and challenging, reviews of significant books (new and not-so-new), and insights to Christian life and ministry that can provoke you to think and encourage you in your walk with and work for the Lord.
The Ailbe Seminary
The various worldviews of our secular age are unraveling, and nearly everything we cherish about our country and culture is becoming cancelled, corrupted, confused, or co-opted. And where is the confident, bold, articulate Christian worldview that can bring hope in the midst of this? Our course, One in Twelve, is a brief introduction to the nature, scope, power, and promise of the Christian worldview. Watch this brief course (12 16-minute videos) for yourself, then show it to your leaders, your Bible study group, or your church. It’s time we got serious about restoring the reconciled world before the world destroys itself.
Ailbe Resources and Opportunities
The Visible Unity of the Church Project
Not yet convinced that working for visible unity should be a priority? We invite you to read today’s ReVision column on the ill wind of denominationalism. Denominations aren’t a bad thing. Denominationalism is, and especially if we don’t recognize that we’re under its influence. The entire ReVision series, “Winds of Doctrine”, can be downloaded here (three of five parts thus far).
The Gospel of the Kingdom
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. The Gospel of the Kingdom is also available in book form, and is on sale in our bookstore (here).
We’re offering a great deal on our book Restore Us!, which shows you why and how to begin seeking the Lord regularly for revival. Check it out here. And we have left our book, The Church Captive, at a reduced price for now. Order your copy here. These two books can help you to consider our need for revival, and begin taking steps in that direction.
Personal Mission Field
Every believer has a Personal Mission Field. This is where God sends us, like He sent Jesus (Jn 20.21) to bring the Kingdom of God near to the people in our lives. Have you identified your Personal Mission Field? Have you led your leaders and church members to do so? Watch this brief video, then download the worksheet and get started.
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Pray for our writers – John Nunnikhoven, Mike Slay, Dale Tedder, Stan Gale, Bruce Van Patter, and Matt Richardson, as they labor week-in and week-out to provide a variety of teaching resources. All our teaching letters are available for free. Just use the pop-up to subscribe.
Our two podcasts – The Ailbe Podcast and The InVerse Theology Project – speak to the challenges and joys of following Christ in our day. Listen to them at the website or on your preferred podcast platform.
Psalm of the Week
Please feel free to use Psalm 33 in your personal or corporate worship (all psalms for singing are from The Ailbe Psalter, available here):
Tune: Truro – “Shout, for the Blessed Jesus Reigns”
Sing with rejoicing in the Lord, for praise becomes His righteous ones!
With harps and songs raise grateful words, and let new songs of praise be sung!
Joyfully shout! His Word is true; He does His work in faithfulness.
His love prevails the whole world through; the Lord loves truth and righteousness.
God spoke and heaven came to be, and all its hosts His Spirit wrought.
He heaps the waters of the sea; the deeps their dwelling place are taught.
Let all below now fear the Lord; let all in awe of Him abide!
The worlds exist by Jesus’ Word; let all on earth in Him confide.
He nullifies the nations’ plans; forever stands His sov’reign Word.
All they are blest who with Him stand – the chosen people of the Lord.
God from His throne looks down on men; He knows our works and made our hearts.
Let not Your Church, let none depend on strength or skill or human arts.
God watches those who fear His Name, who hope upon His grace and love;
He keeps their souls from death and shame who trust in Him Who reigns above.
God is our Helper and our Shield; upon us let Your grace descend!
We hope in You; to You we yield; we trust in Jesus to the end.
From the Celtic Revival
We don’t always remember that our sin affects everything in creation:
“But when human beings, for whom they shone brightly from the first, joined together in service, were cast out because of their sin and lost the blessedness of paradise, the heavenly lights likewise also suffered the decrease of their light not without grief on their part even though they were not at fault...”
- Anonymous, Liber de Ordine Creaturarum, Irish, 7th century
All creation groans and travails, Paul wrote, waiting for the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God. That would be us. But what is creation waiting for? For us to get busy bringing our great salvation to bear on every area of life. You can read more about this calling in our ReVision study, “Restoring the Reconciled World” (click here).
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.
 Liber, p. 7.