Recommended Resources: November 30, 2020

Book Recommendation from a Pastor “Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making” by Andrew Peterson Recommendation by Pastor David Lee I first stumbled across the music of Andrew Peterson while I was in college. I had been listening to a lot of Caedmon’s Call, which led me to the solo efforts of Derek Webb, which rabbit trailed to an unmastered demo album from the Normals and the spinoff work of their front man Andrew Osenga. I was digging deeper and deeper into this Nashville Christian music scene, and I......

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Episode 76: God's Speed is Slow

“During seasons of slowness, change can often feel imperceptible. An inch in a marathon, a degree of change might not seem like a lot – but it is nonetheless a grace given by an infinitely gracious God who judges rightly. Therefore we cannot look at the small graces in our lives and shrug them off as being worth nothing. Rather we need to see it as it is: God’s Spirit at work.”...

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Recommended Resources: November 23, 2020

Book Recommendation from a Pastor “Chasing Contentment” by Erik Raymond Recommendation by Pastor Francis Chow For many people, the holiday season ironically exacerbates a struggle that’s common to all of us—the search for contentment. No matter who you are, we’ve all daydreamed “if only…”, thinking that our lives would be so much better if we got that thing that we want. That’s why I found Erik Raymond’s book, “Chasing Contentment,” to be such a valuable resource. Raymond defines contentment as “the inward, gracious, quiet spirit that joyfully rests in God’s promises.” He also......

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Caring for One Another: Ways We Are Loving Others

Hi Lighthouse Church Family! For the Fall 2020 small group season, our small groups have been reading “Caring for One Another” by Ed Welch. Each week, we discuss different ways we can practically care for one another! In light of circumstances that are keeping us physically apart, we want to share various ways that we’re creatively caring for each other! We hope that these videos over the next few weeks encourage you to move toward others and remind you of the value God has given to our relationships with one another....

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We Become What We Behold

Hi Lighthouse! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Joycelyn and I’m a part of Praxis, the young adult fellowship at Lighthouse. Now that we’re approaching the end of 2020, I wanted to share a story of how God has been gracious to me through the means of COVID and the Praxis Bible Reading Groups. Last December, Praxis staff announced that we were going to do a year-long Bible Reading Plan together. Up until that point, I’ve never read through the entire Bible. I was one of them, who......

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Episode 75: Study the Bible with Pastor Eric

“The Word of God is what instructs us on how to be wise friends, what equips us to be people of discernment, what supplies us with a unique vision of the triune God, the church, and the world and how this vision shapes how we work, how we love God and our families, and how we serve one another.   For these reasons, maybe it wouldn’t be so impractical after all to develop or redevelop healthy Bible reading practices.”...

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Recommended Resources: November 16, 2020

Book Recommendation from a Pastor “All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment,” by Hannah Anderson Recommendation by Pastor Eric Cai When you think of the word ‘discernment’ what first comes to mind? The skill and ability to point out what’s false, erroneous, bad, and wrong? Typically, the word ‘discernment’ appears in the context of someone assessing the wisdom of pursuing a relationship, the wisdom of listening to this podcast over against this other one, the wisdom of voting for this person or that person. For many of us, the word ‘discernment’......

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Caring for One Another: How We've Been Cared For

Hi Lighthouse Church Family! For the Fall 2020 small group season, our small groups have been reading “Caring for One Another” by Ed Welch. Each week, we discuss different ways we can practically care for one another! In light of circumstances that are keeping us physically apart, we want to share various ways that we’re creatively caring for each other! We hope that these videos over the next few weeks encourage you to move toward others and remind you of the value God has given to our relationships with one another....

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Waiting on the Lord

COVID has added various challenges to all our lives this year. For me personally, it significantly delayed my visa process. What I expected to take 3-5 months actually took 1 year 2 months and 13 days. To the many of you who have been praying for me and supported me financially THANK YOU for your loving care and generosity! God has not only extended my visa, he gave me another testimony to share about his grace and glory. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Mei Piao. I am......

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Episode 74: You Watch Your Mouth!

“Our words should give grace to those who hear. Very simply, do your words point people to Christ? Does the graciousness of your speech remind people of the grace they find in the Gospel? Is there a hope-filled, heavenward flavor to the way you talk to people?”...

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