It’s Good Friday and it’s a good opportunity to meditate on the cross. Therefore I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite resources for Good Friday, some brand new resources and some of our blog readers Good Friday meditations. Have a look through the list and spend some time using one of these resources to remind you how amazing Jesus is.
In The Greatest Prayer Tip I Ever Received, I recommend using the prayers of Paul as inspiration for prayer.
Of course finding the prayers of Paul can be a challenge. So I have compiled a list of all of Paul’s prayers, prayer reports, prayer requests and exhortations to prayer. This list comes from “A Call to Spiritual Reformation” by D.A. Carson and shows every single prayer Paul prays.
This week we’ve been looking at confessions and the nature of the reformed faith. So I thought I’d give some reformed/confession related links:
- Right on cue, Christ the Center have released a discussion with Lig Duncan on “The Westminster Confession for the 21st Century”. It comes from a presbyterian perspective that is a bit more confessionialist than me, however it is helpful and interesting
- Over at Resurgence, last year they recorded the entire Heidelberg Catechism. The great thing is it comes with scriptural support, so you can always check up what it says against scripture.
- Castle Church (linked with Christ the Center) are producing audio verisons of the Westminister Confession, Larger Catechism and Shorter Catechism. Along with Heidelberg, Westminster is one of the most famous and subscribed to confessions of the Reformed faith and so are a great place to start if you want to look at confessions.
Every Saturday I will be either posting links to some good resources on the web or putting up book reviews. Here are the links for this week:
- Jared Nelson’s series of posts “Christ at the Center”, although posted a long time ago, gives a lot of helpful discussion on keeping Christ central that I, unsurprisingly, fully condone.
- Clark Bunch explains why God not answering prayer shouldn’t make us doubt his existence. Helpful for non-Christians
- R. Scott Clark reruns a post on why Reformed people focus on confessions. I’ll be entering my views on confessions into the fray come Wednesday next week. Meanwhile in the comments Richard gives some valuable clarifications.
- Which would you prefer to be known as, evangelical or reformed? Lee Irons tells us why we should still be known as evangelicals.