Weekly Wraps (December 19-25)

Tim Challies on giving, Mark Driscoll on gospel-centeredness, Albert Moher on the Virgin Birth, and et cetera.

1. Money Matters: How Much Do I Give? (Tim Challies) – Challies blogs on giving. Part 2 on giving.

2. 10 Truths for Gospel-Centered Living (Mark Driscoll) – Driscoll blogs on gospel-centeredness.

3. Must We Believe in the Virgin Birth? (Albert Mohler) – Mohler blogs on the importance of the doctrin of the Virgin Birth. He writes: “Even if the Virgin Birth was taught by only one biblical passage, that would be sufficient to obligate all Christians to the belief. We have no right to weigh the relative truthfulness of biblical teachings by their repetition in Scripture. We cannot claim to believe that the Bible is the Word of God and then turn around and cast suspicion on its teaching.”

4. Getting Enough Sleep and Staying in the Ministry (Justin Taylor) – Taylor quotes John Piper on sleep and ministry. Piper says: “For me, adequate sleep is not a matter of staying healthy. It is a matter of staying in the ministry.”

5. Maybe I Do Want Topical Preaching? (Jonathan Leeman) – Leeman calls for relevance and application in expository preaching. He creatively writes the blog in the form of a letter. Interesting!

6. Christmas: An Intersection of Faith and Family (Ed Stetzer) – Stetzer blogs on a research by LifeWay Resources on how Americans celebrate Christmas. Towards the end of the blogs, he gives 3 points to encourage Christians into a healthy engagement this season.

7. Have We Over-Elevated the Family? (John Piper) – Piper on family and ministry.

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About Enzo Cortes

Enzo Cortes is the Youth Coordinator of Jzone Makati, the youth ministry of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) Makati. He also speaks for various youth and young adult groups, including CCF Makati's young singles ministry, Friday Night Light. He loves to write, read books and blogs, drink coffee, and watch MMA fights.

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