#93: Wrestling with God, poise for the end times, and amplifying brotherly love.

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In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I reflect on the God who wrestles with us out of the story of Genesis 32; I share the reason why the church can be “calm, cool, and collected” even when the “end of all things is at hand”; and why brotherly love means much more than you think it does. Soli Deo Gloria.

Resources.

Hang in There, Pastors! You Are Needed Now More Than Ever!,” Bob Russell

Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul, Chad Bird

Gleanings in Genesis, Arthur W. Pink

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense, Paul Tripp

Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture, David Murray

The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained, Martin Luther

Stonington Baptist Church sermons

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray

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Notes.

I’m Brad Gray and I serve as the Senior Pastor of Stonington Baptist Church in Paxinos, Pennsylvania, where I live with my wife Natalie, daughter Lydia, and son Braxton. Besides pastoring, I spend most of my time writing, reading, and ministering in many more ways. I am resolved to faithfully and fervently propagate the gospel of “grace upon grace” for the weary and the worn out. It is my sincerest desire to live and minister all “for the sake of the Name.” (3 Jn 1:7) So long as Christ is exalted, that is enough.

Credits.

Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.