The Sunday Reader: Vol. 2 | #18

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What the Bible Says About Itself — Book by Book

Exactly as it says. A neat resource.

Walk With Me Through a Midlife Crisis

Now in his seventies, pastor John Piper reflects on what was for him the hardest season of a long life. More importantly, he explains how he weathered it in reliance on the Lord’s grace.

How we treat the church is how we treat Christ

Some powerful truths here. “A high view of the church is a high view of Christ. If the church becomes a high priority, Christ is a high priority. Serving the people of the church is a measure of our love for Christ. Serving in the ministries of the church is a measure of our love for Christ. Turning up at weekly worship and engaging with the Lord’s people is a measure of our love for Christ.” The opposite is true as well.

“On the Christian Life”

Here’s a classic little treatise by John Calvin. Everyone should read it.

ABOUT — The Sunday Reader shares articles we've found particularly insightful, thought-provoking, or edifying this week. While not always representing the views of our Pastors and Elders, these selections offer a mix of viewpoints to broaden and frame your understanding of God, Scripture, ourselves, and the world we serve in Christ's name.

Rev. Michael Spotts

Pastor Michael has been involved in ministry for over ten years. Before his ordination at Phoenix URC, he participated in foreign missions (Australia, Russia). He holds an Assoc. in Biblical Studies (2004) and an M.Div (WSCAL, 2016). 

Prior to ministry, he owned a commercial photography business for ten years. He still enjoys shooting landscape photos.