Well it has been over a year since I posted my Friday’s Fast Five; so to catch up for this week I will be using topics that might not have happened in the past week. If you have any experience or thoughts with any of the five topics listed below please comment and let me know.
Number 1: The Real God
This past December and January I started reviewing a study by Chip Ingram called The Real God (How He Longs for you to See Him). It is a great resource and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Later this year (September and October) we will be using it at our church as our small group campaign. Here is a clip for you to watch:
Number 2: Rockbridge Seminary
This week I started my work on my Master’s Degree. Several years ago I began working on my degree but with family and other excuses I was not able to finish it. Well, it has been long enough and this week I began my work to finish my degree. My plan is to have it completed by this time next year (Feb. 2019). I have 6 courses to complete, I will complete one course at a time and each course is done online – so it is very doable.
The first course that I will work on is called: The Theology and Practice of Evangelism. The first book for the course is called They Like Jesus But Not The Church by Dan Kimball (I’ll share more about the book next week).
For more information on Rockbridge Seminary, click the link.
Number 3: MeTv / The Rifleman
Earlier this winter our family found a new TV show to watch (actually, a very old TV show – it started in 1958 and went through 1963), it’s called The Rifleman and it’s about a widowed dad (Lucas McCain) and his son (Mark) continuing life in the town of North Fork. My son Aiden and I enjoy watching the show to see how “life was like” back then but I also appreciate the values the show teaches (hard work, respect for others and authority, teachable attitude, and more).
The show is on each day on MeTV and you can find all 5 seasons on YouTube. Here’s a link to more info about the show: The Rifleman.
Number 4: Changes That Heal
On Wednesday Nights I am teaching through a series at church called Changes That Heal. The study is by Dr Henry Cloud and our small group on Wednesday nights has really enjoyed our time going through it. In fact, our group has grown from 10 to 25 in just the past month that we have been covering it. We are at the halfway point right now, so if you are in the Traverse City Area please feel free to come out and join us (6pm, Wednesday Nights, Bible Baptist Church).
Here’s a brief explanation from the book:
“Never before has an expert defined the steps toward self-fulfillment and satisfying relationships with such clear, insightful, and easy-to-follow guidelines. In Changes That Heal, Dr. Henry Cloud, a renowned clinical psychologist, combines his expertise, well-developed faith, and keen understanding of human nature in a four-step program of healing and growth. Dr. Cloud’s down-to-earth plan shows you how to: bond with others to form truly intimate relationships, separate from others and develop a sense of self, understand the good and bad in yourself and others, and grow emotionally and spiritually toward adulthood. Filled with fascinating case studies and helpful, easy-to-adopt techniques, Changes That Heal offers sound advice that helps you get the most out of your life, heal the wounds of your past, and build lasting, loving relationships.”
Number 5: VOTD | Something Just Like This
Do you ever get a catchy song in your head and can’t get it out. One such song for me is Something Just Like This by Coldplay & The Chainsmokers. Here is a video of the song that they performed at the BRITs (Have a great Friday):