The retreat is over. It went well. We were particularly pleased with the facility. The people were the highlight, of course. We had some good visits with people we knew and made some new friends.
When we meet new pastors and wives, we often talk about what resources have been helpful to us and our church people. At lunch, 9 Marks Ministries came up again. Another two favorites are GoodSeed and E-Sword. I have added all three – plus a few more blogs – to my links on the right of this page.
9 Marks is a resource ministry of Mark Dever and Capitol Hill Baptist Church. The website speaks for itself, but there is refreshingly biblical instruction to be found here.
GoodSeed International distributes The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus, an introduction to the Bible. The more I see The Stranger, the more I’m convinced that this is the most important discipleship tool that I’ve ever seen. It is deceptively simple, but profoundly faithful to the Bible. You can view the whole book online. There are many other valuable resources to be found at GoodSeed’s website.
E-Sword is a fantastic Bible program, and it’s free! The commentaries, dictionaries, maps, Bible versions and other tools must be seen. The best part of the Bible is that it is very easy and logical to use. Highly recommended – I use it every day. They also have a free Bible for Pocket PC / Windows Media. I use it on my Dell Axim.
It’s time to head out for supper. The retreat is over, but we are going to meet some couples that – like us – are staying an extra night. Such luxury!