Worthwhile: June 21, 2019

I have clearly been in summer mode and am slacking a bit on the worthwhile posts. And that's okay, you are spending more time outside on adventures anyway, right?!

Three bits for you as you head into the weekend. Questions for those suffering, dieting like a believer and an oldie but a goodie.

David Powlison died June 7 after a battle with cancer. He was a gem in his gracious writing and example. Justin Taylor has shared Powlison's five questions to ask when you are suffering and they are worthwhile.

What hardship are you facing?

What life-giving word from him speaks to you?

What input do wise friends give you?

How can you honestly wrestle your way toward trusting him?

What should you do next?

Taylor unpacks these a bit and you can read it here.

Next, are you working toward that beach body? Well what do we make of our dieting no matter our goals? Christel Humfrey suggests a higher purpose for your dieting.

"For the Christian, a healthy diet is about more than following rules, shedding weight, looking good or proving our worth."

Four clues follow as to why we diet and the might encourage you. Check it out.

Finally, from the archives is Sam Storms' case for covenantal membership in the local church. Eight biblical guides for linking with other believers in commitment and covenant.

This is one of the frequent questions I get, "why membership?" Storms gives some worthwhile marks we need to take to heart.

That's it for this week. Have a great weekend and if you are in San Diego Reservoir Church is hosting a prophecy workshop tomorrow on the pursuit of this gift of the Spirit. We would love to have you join us.


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