More and more I talk to people who suffer from anxiety and stress. It just seems to be increasing.
As a result I decided to do this Bible reading plan on YouVersion about Anxiety. I have found it quite useful to help me understand it a bit more and give me some things that will help.
If you or someone you know has anxiety, I would encourage you to do it.
Be mentally healthy and blessed,
One book I have read and enjoyed in the last few years in the Radical Disciple by John Stott. I bought the paper version several years ago.
Here is the description…
What is a life of radical discipleship? At root, it means we let Jesus set the agenda of our lives. We aren’t selective. We don’t pick and choose what is congenial and stay away from what is costly. No. He is Lord of all of life.
In the last book by the leading evangelical churchman of the twentieth century, John Stott opens up what it means at root to be a follower of Jesus. He explores eight aspects of Christian discipleship which are too often neglected and yet deserve to be taken seriously.
Here, including the last public sermon he ever preached, Stott offers wisdom gained from a lifetime of consistent Christian commitment. In addition, he poignantly reflects on his last years of life and ministry.
The message is simple, classic and personal: Jesus is Lord. He calls. We follow.
I bought a paper copy from Koorong.com, but I notice the audio is available from ChristianAudio.com too.
I am planning to listen to the audio book over the next week or so.
I really like this idea of slow jogging. You jog at walking pace, but take quicker short steps. It was created by a Japanese professor. The video below is in Japanese, but it has sub titles. I am trying it for January as a part of my fitness program.
As January is the time of the year when people think about making lifestyle changes I thought I would include a video trailer of the Game Changers documentary. This is very similar, probably 90%, to how I eat everyday.
Here is a great video from Francis Chan.
Here is a two week Bible reading plan on the life and teachings of Jesus. It includes all references and links. Please enjoy…
Day 1 – Luke 1:1-80 – Preparing for Jesus’ arrival
Day 2 – Luke 2:1-52 – The story of Jesus’ birth
Day 3 – Mark 1:1-45 – The beginning of Jesus ministry
Day 4 – Mark 9:1-50 – A day in the life of Jesus
Day 5 – Matthew 5:1-48 – The Sermon on the Mount
Day 6 – Matthew 6:1-34 – The Sermon on the Mount
Day 7 – Luke 15:1-32 – Parables of Jesus
Day 8 – John 3:1-36 – A conversation with Jesus
Day 9 – John 14:1-31 – Jesus’ final instructions
Day 10 – John 17:1-26 – Jesus’ prayer for His disciples
Day 11 – Matthew 26:1-75 – Betrayal and arrest
Day 12 – Matthew 27:1-66 – Jesus’ execution on a cross
Day 13 – John 20:1-30 – Resurrection
Day 14 – Luke 24:1-53 – Jesus’ appearance after resurrection
Increasingly I am seeing more and more videos on climate change that hold different views to many that are being shown in the media in Australia. This is one of them.
I have added a new link to my links page today. It is for minibiblelessons.com. This website has a lot of simple Bible studies on books of the Bible, characters and topics.
I have used it before for our youth Bible study at my last church. I found them to be useful and a good discussion starting point for our weekly studies.
Here is some information from the website…
“MiniBibleLessons.com is a compilation of compact, yet comprehensive lessons that include doctrinal studies, practical issues, and biblical exposition. These lessons are intended to increase your understanding of God’s Word, while considering the implications of what God has revealed about us, Himself, and the world around us.
Each lesson is offered in an easy-to-use format making it convenient for a variety of purposes, from personal Bible studies right from your computer screen, to printable copies that will meet the needs of a group. The lessons can be studied independently or used as a starting point for further exploration or group discussion. The foundation and purpose for each lesson is to offer a simple, clear, and concise explanation of the content covered, while thoroughly discussing the significant aspects and most pertinent details of each topic.”
You can find our links page here, or you can visit the minibiblelessons.com website here.
Each month I receive requests for churches or groups to use our free discipleship booklet for their new Christians.
Some churches use it for their welcome pack for new Christians, some use it train their team to disciple others and some use it for their youth group Bible studies.
It is a great feeling to get the emails. It is great to know something you originally wrote for your own kids is being used around the world to bless others in their faith.
One question I am often asked is “Why do I give it away for free?”. The answer is I want to bless people and make an impact for God’s Kingdom, more than I want money.
The other things people say about the booklet is they love how simple it is, that it covers the main things they want people to know and how it has Bible memory verses.
If you would like to download the booklet you can find it here.
If you have the chance, I would appreciate if you could share this post on social media or like it on WordPress. That would be a great help.
Hi all, I have made some updates to my main website in the last week or so. If you would like to check them out, you can find them here at www.PASSIONAustralia.org.
Some of the things you might like to check out are below.
We really hope you are blessed by these resources. Our heartbeat is to bless and encourage you on your journey of faith and life in Christ.