Today's Word for Pastors...
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. Proverbs 17:1
Today's Preaching Insight...
Daniel: A Travel Guide
The Book of Daniel is the place where prophecy and theology meet in a teenage boy named Daniel in captivity to a foreign king. Along with Daniel's friends, the reader comes face-to-face with the realities in his own life:
How a believer must live in times of apostasy
How a believer may follow the Lord in the most secular of conditions
How a follower of Christ can trust Christ even when it seems He is not in control
How a disciple of Jesus can meet the demands of discipleship in the tough, hard places of life
This part of Daniel grips me as your pastor. So I am back to why I love travel books. Think of Daniel as your divine guide to living for God in those times when it looks like God is nowhere to be found. And if we are truly becoming the secular nation that many say we are, then Daniel is God's guide for our lives as we stand up for Him in this generation.
(To read the full article, "Disciple in a Strange Land" by Michael Milton on Preaching.com, click here.)
Preachers are always on the lookout for good commentaries, and the Brazos Theological Commentary in the Bible is an outstanding new series that will be welcomed by those who preach and teach the Word. Two of the most recent volumes -- in what will eventually be a 40-volume series -- are Jonah by Phillip Cary and Deuteronomy by Telford Work. Both are clearly written and offer valuable insights into the biblical text.
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