The Friday Five

Friday Five – 27 October, 2017

Here are some fun and interesting things from around the internet this week:

  1. When Prophets are the Enemy of the Prophetic – “So it’s a sobering thought that often the biggest barriers to releasing a healthy prophetic culture are the prophets themselves. All too often the thing that stops people engaging with the gift of prophecy is the immaturity and unhelpful behaviour of prophetic people.”
  2. Research Reveals the Five Biggest Influencers on Your Child’s Spiritual Health – “What do you think makes the biggest impact on a child’s spiritual development? Dinner as a family? Parents who don’t miss special events? Having church friends? Being at a good Christian school? Being at a church with a vibrant kids and student ministry?”
  3. To Defeat Your Sin, Look at Jesus – If you are focused on your sin, you will run as one being chased. You will always be looking over your shoulder, and you may be overtaken. To win the race, focus on the goal—but the goal isn’t defeating your sin. The goal is Jesus Christ, who has already defeated it. “
  4. The Attractional Church’s Trojan Rabbit – “But something distressing happened. As if to unwittingly prove the dictum that what you win people with is what you win them to, increasingly, the gospel of Christ’s finished work became relegated to the end of a service, almost an addendum to to the real focal points of the goings-on, and then it frequently became pushed to the end of an entire message series, eventually became saved just for special occasions, and ultimately has been replaced altogether by the shiny legalism of moralistic therapeutic deism.”
  5. I love this video of the Montreal Gospel Choir for more reasons than I could possibly explain: