Tips on Public Scripture Reading

Tim Challies:

Because of the importance of the Word of God, at Grace Fellowship Church we ask certain members of the church to be involved in a Scripture Reading Ministry—a ministry of those who are specially trained and equipped to read the Word of God and to read it well. We consider this a teaching ministry, which means that it is a ministry reserved for men.

Here are some of the things we seek to teach the men who participate in this minstry. I’m hoping this may serve you as you consider reading Scripture in a public setting. It assumes that the person reading Scripture has some time to prepare himself!

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Tim Challies has responded to some of the criticism that the public reading of scripture is reserved for men only.


Together for Adoption Conference Audio (2011)

Together for Adoption:

Missional Living, the Gospel and Orphan Care. One of our primary objectives for this year’s conference is to create a forum to consider the good news of the Gospel, explore its implications for how we think about and implement orphan care strategies, and discuss how we can move toward greater collaboration as the people of God for the sake of orphans worldwide.

The Gospel, the Church, and Social Justice (Darrin Patrick)
Adoption and the Giving God (Dan Cruver)
The Church as the Theater of Transracial Adoption (Bryan Loritts)
Gospel-Motivation for Missional Living (Jeff Vanderstelt)
Relaxing in Trinitarian Love (Tim Chester)
Men and the Fatherless (Jason Kovacs)
Transracial Adoption from a Gospel-Centered Perspective (Vermon Pierre)
The Orphan and Child-Trafficking (Paul Myhill, World Orphans)
Reforming the International Adoption Process (Trey Ingram, Jedd Medefind, Elizabeth Styffe, Carolyn Twietmeyer & Rebecca Weichhand)
Grassroots Brainstorming & Opportunities for Orphan Care (Chris Marlow)
The Mega Issues: Breaking Down People’s Perception of the Orphan (Scott Vair, World Orphans)
Ideas for Becoming an Adoption-Friendly Church (Donna Thoennes, Ph.D., Biola)
Missional Living and Orphan Care (Jason Kovacs)
Raising Children with a Heart for Orphans (Dennae Pierre)

“One Woman A Cappella Disney Medley” (26 songs)

Love these solo a capellas….

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Thank you for watching my “One-Woman A Cappella Disney Medley!” To those of you new to my channel, my name is Heather Traska, I am 17 years old, and make these videos in my free time (I’m still in high school).

This video is in part a 10,000 subscriber thank you video. It is the only way I knew how to thank you all for being so supportive and lovely.

This second video is of CCM artist Christ August and his rendition of Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You”.

Hope for a Hopeless Marriage, with Dean & Julie Petersen

A healthy marriage some would argue is the clearest example of the Gospel displayed. It is no wonder how sad it is when we see couples express hopelessness and feel imprisoned in their marriage. On the flip side there are few things more beautiful and moving than to see God’s grace work to restore a relationship between a married couple.  Below is a four part interview with Dean and Julie Peterson who tell their story…

Part 1: “Brokenness in Marriage“: Dean and Julie Petersen’s marriage began after a date rape and appeared to be over after a number of adulterous relationships. Dean was planning on killing his pastor. His wife went to this pastor for counseling and ended up in an adulterous relationship with him.

Part 2: “Is Love More Than Feelings?” Julie received a two-second hug from a co-worker. That set her on a descent into lust.

Part 3: “How Bitterness Can Lead to Impurity” Bitterness can lead to all sorts of other destructive sins. Discover the danger of bitterness in a marriage and learn to find freedom from it.

Part 4: “Seeing Your Husband for the First Time” Once romantic feelings of love are gone, is it possible to get them back? After resenting her husband, Julie Peterson started acting loving toward him.

HT: Pure Church