Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Around the Web and Blogosphere (5/14/08)

You can download a sample of the new ESV Study Bible on the ESV site as they have the Introduction to Luke. They are also giving a 35% discount on pre-orders.

At the Surgeon Blog there is a good article on being God-Centered: God is not Man-Centered. In the article Richard Smith makes the excellent point that unless we see God as God-Centered we will invariably have a Man-Centered God. This will in the end affect all that we do as it will make our evangelism man-centered, our discipleship man-centered and our worship man centered, among other things. People will often proclaim in their speech to be God-Centered but their theology played out in life, orthopraxy, will end up being anything but if they do not start with a God-Centered God. I would even go so far as to say that over time ones orthopraxy, or lack thereof, will have the effect of changing ones beliefs as we try and mold them to the practices we partake in. So in all things we need to keep a focus on a God-Centered God as all we do should flow out of this.

Mike Ratliff at Possessing the Treasure writes on the loss of a focus on personal holiness in; Strange Fire. When we loose sight of our place in Jesus Christ as priests we loose sight of living as priests are called to live.

And by the way did I mention the new Sovereign Grace Music CD is out: Come Weary Saints :) Just another reminder as I have listened to this CD quite a few times and it is very good. Again, not simply for the music but more so for the content.

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