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12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You (Free)

Crossway is giving away 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke.

The requirement is just to do a brief survey.

Understanding Technology’s ImpactThere’s no doubt the impact smartphones have had on us since they first emerged on the market nearly a decade ago. While we seek to increase our productivity and connectivity, we are also, perhaps, more distracted than ever before. 
In the introduction to his book 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, author Tony Reinke says:
"Unknown to me at the time I was unboxing my first iPhone, Jobs was actively shielding his children from his digital machines.1 Should I be shielding myself? The makers and marketers of the smartphone wield great power over us, and I want to know what effect this technology has on my spiritual life."
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ht: Tim Challies

Proto-Deacons and Growing in Godliness

Proto-Deacons and Growing in Godliness
Acts 6  6/23/2019 at Sawyer Highlands Church Lawn Mowers and Gifting Have you ever tackled a fixing something? About a month ago, a neighbor gave me their extra riding lawn mower. I tried it out. It was so fun. It is like a go-cart for adults. Then it stopped working. I went online. I spoke to the men at men’s prayer. The problem was the battery. So I bought a new battery. No problem. I have done that before. I hooked it up. Guess what. It still didn’t work. Then I watched some more youtube video and tried to troubleshoot more. Maybe it was the gasoline. No, it was good. I ran to the end of my capacity. I had to call in an expert. A number of you have giftings that I don’t. I called one of you. You know who you are. I don’t want to get you in trouble, but if you need someone really good with machines, see me later, and I will give you his name. He came over, and like an elementary teacher, he gave me a lesson in small engines. With a few d…

Grace, Encouragement, and Faith at the Apostles' Feet (Sermon)

MANUSCRIPTGrace, Encouragement, and Faith at the Apostles’ feet
ACTS 4:32-5:11

WELCOME Hi, I am pastor Rob. It is great to be with you today. Have you ever built a sand castle? There is a company in the area that does a fantastic job building anything in the sand. It seems beyond normal. Here is an example of Janet’s work. Can you do that? Now imagine this castle on the beach. The wind picks up. The rains come. What will happen? It will be destroyed in a matter of minutes, won’t it? Think of all that effort and beauty gone in a flash flood. Life is Like a Sand CastleLife seems like that from time to time. We get a taste of perfection, and then it is swept away. Even our church can have the feel of heaven one second and be gone the next. We go to a Sunday School or hear a message or sing a set of songs and we are transported to Jesus’s feet. However, it doesn’t last. We hear something that reminds of a problem at home or work. We don’t like one of the songs. You are not sure the theology…