Article by Michael Goforth II:
Welcome to The Friday Five! The weekly spot where I share five resources to help you in your walk with the Lord.
1. Movie: The Pilgrim's Progress
I had a chance to watch this movie for free last week and was greatly encouraged by it! I know it is more geared toward children, but there is a lot of depth for adults as well. It's based on the classic book by John Bunyan. Here's the description, "Based on John Bunyan’s epic masterpiece, The Pilgrim's Progress is one of the most popular books of all time, and one of the most important stories of our faith! Second to the Bible in total copies and translations, the story was written by John Bunyan a pastor, imprisoned for sharing his faith. This powerful allegory helps families understand the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey gets difficult."
2. Song: Is He Worthy
This song, based on Revelation 5, has been so powerful in my life lately. Here's an excerpt, "Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole? Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll? The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave. He is David's root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave." Take a few minutes and go listen to it!
3. Film: American Gospel: Christ Alone
This film is a must watch. Here's a description, "Is Christianity Christ + the American dream? American Gospel examines how the prosperity gospel (the Word of Faith movement) has distorted the gospel message, and how this theology is being exported abroad."
4. App: The New City Catechism
I've shared this before, but this Sunday our church is beginning our second journey through this catechism, so I wanted to share the app again in preparation for it. Earlier this week, I wrote an article on the practical benefits of catechisms. Click here to read it.
5. Resource: Book Recommendations
Each week, during our Sunday morning gathering, I highlight one book or resource that I've found helpful. This page is regularly updated with the links to those books.
That's a wrap, enjoy your weekend!