New 8-Week study on becoming one who fears the Lord
We live in uniquely unsettling times. By “uniquely unsettling times,” I do not mean to suggest that somehow the times in which we live are worse or more severe than times past. Despite what we might wish to think, our times are no more or less “Christian” than any other. The world and its nations always align with God’s order to varying degrees. We may feel more comfortable because of certain societal configurations, but such comfort will always be fleeting and false when rooted in the world’s resources, politics, and norms. The world will never provide the sort of security necessary to abolish fear. The world is unstable and vulnerable. Without God, fear and dread are natural responses to the broken world we see before us. It is out of our control and seems intent on overwhelming us.
Throughout the next eight weeks, you’ll be challenged to consider just how you are positioned in the world. You’ll be challenged to become (1) surrendered, (2) prayerful, (3) studious, (4) humble, (5) free from the love of money, (6) passionate for the salvation of the lost, (7) endued with power from on high, and (8) undistracted from the work God has given his people. The goal is not to learn information but to learn obedience.
About the Author
James Spencer earned his PhD in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He is the author of Useful to God: Eight Lessons from the Life of D. L. Moody and Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind and Trajectories: A Gospel-Centered Introduction to Old Testament Theology. James serves as faculty chair at Right On Mission where he teaches courses such as Developing a Christian Mind, Secular Ideologies, Cultural Maturity, and Interpreting Scripture. He currently serves as president of the D. L. Moody Center in Northfield, MA, and leads The Shine Bright Project.