Pastor's Picks - Week of October 14, 2019

Pastor Jason’s weekly picks of news, blog posts, videos and recommended books to further help you in your daily walk:

YouTube Heaven?

Mark Loughridge discusses the hours we use on YouTube and how it is a second-class representation of God. This is an informative and inspiring blog post.

News: Ethiopia’s Pentecostal Prime Minister Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize. This is a clear example of how to use one’s faith and worldview in the marketplace.

The Smallest Investments

I love these two simple and practical blogs to improve your leadership at home, at the workplace and at church. Take five minutes and read these two short blog posts.

Leadership: Small Investments That Yield the Biggest Returns

Seven Small Changes

Book Recommendation: How the Bible Came to Be (Buy on Amazon)

As a pastor, I am often asked, “How can I trust my Bible?” I always recommend books that help give the reader a thorough understanding of and confidence in the Bible. This book by John Barton does a marvelous job of explaining how we received our text in a simple fashion.

Amazon Description: One of the keys to enjoying an in-depth and rewarding experience of reading the Bible is recapturing the ancient world – its cultures, customs and histories. With this innovative guide, readers can enrich their study with fascinating insights into the Bible and the world in which it was written.

Click here to buy on Amazon

Book Recommendation: How to Walk into Church

Amazon Description: If you've been a churchgoer for more than just a few Sundays, walking into church probably doesn't seem like it deserves its own “how to” manual. Right? In fact, it most likely seems like a pretty straightforward and trivial weekly activity.

But things are rarely as simple as they seem, and how you walk into church reveals a great deal about what you think church is, what it's for and what you think you’re doing there.

In How to Walk into Church, Tony Payne helps us think biblically about church. Along with giving plenty of other practical advice, he suggests a way to walk into church that beautifully expresses what church is and why you’re there – a way that every Christian can master.

If you go to church, this brief book is for you.

Click here to buy on Amazon