This year, the late Phillip Keller’s peerless book A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm took us from late spring through early autumn, warming our hearts and taking us deep into the extraordinary ways the Good Shepherd cares for His flock. The 23rd Psalm may be only six verses. But thanks to shepherd Keller’s charming explanations of each one, our group has found this psalm to be a wonderful source of divinely inspired comfort, support and joy to sustain us through virtually any trial.
We are now working our way through the highlights of Randy Alcorn’s riveting book Heaven. At over 500 pages, it’s a truly comprehensive analysis of what the Bible says about the believer’s ultimate destination, as well as what various theologians have added to the discourse over the years. It seems that many of us have some major misconceptions about eternity; in Heaven, Alcorn addresses them one by one, providing a biblically accurate picture of the “happily ever after” awaiting every born-again Christian.
How about you?
If you have a heart for the elderly, a love for the word of God, and a little time to spare, I hope you’ll consider conducting a Bible Discussion of your own at a nearby nursing home or assisted-living facility. Simply contact the Activities Director or Administrator to introduce yourself and make your pitch. If you’re turned down by the first one, keep trying; the Lord will open just the right door for you.
If I can be of any encouragement, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d be happy to share my week-by-week outlines with you, if you need some help getting started.
Don’t wait – there are undoubtedly some elderly folks in your area who are hungering and thirsting for someone like you to share the word of God with them!