Equip + Encourage || For Your Weekend

Alex Holroyde November 8, 2019

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Today we’re continuing our new series on the blog, 
Equip + Encourage.” It’s an opportunity for Young Life leaders and
staff to share articles, podcasts, videos, books and songs that have helped
equip and encourage them- and will hopefully do the same for you! 

Did you know that Fanny Crosby wrote over 9,000 Hymns?! What an
accomplishment, particularly given the fact she was blind. One of her most famous hymns is
“Blessed Assurance.” A well-meaning preacher once said to her, “I
think it is a great pity that the Master did not give you sight when he
showered so many other gifts upon you.”

Her response to the preacher, which will make you long to
love Jesus more, was, “Do you know that if at birth I had been
able to make one petition, it would have been that I was born
blind? Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever
gladden my sight will be that of my Savior.”


Let’s Love Jesus like Fanny Crosby this week!

-Alex

ARTICLE

“You Don’t
Have to Be a Social-Media Narcissist”
 ||
Social media can hurt, but it can also be redeemed for
the Gospel.

BOOK

Replenish:
Leading from a Healthy Soul by Lance Whitt
 || Are you
feeling burnt out? This is a great devotional that replenishes your soul
and walk with Jesus.

PODCAST

“The
Heart of Temptation
” || 
This is an outstanding talk from
Pat Goodman on temptation. Pat has been on YL staff for over
40 years and also is an associate pastor. 

SONG

Blessed
Assurance”
 || This hymn is the one I mentioned above. Performed by Nathan Drake, who has redone a lot of hymns and
does an exceptional job.

VIDEO

Ray
Ortlund’s Welcome to the Church
 || The Best 2-minute welcome to church you will ever hear!

Shared by Alex Holroyde. 

Alex has served as a Young Life leader and on staff since
2006. His wife, Ali, is the coordinator for YoungLives in the Carolinas Region
and they live in Columbia, SC with their 3 daughters.

If you would like to submit an E+E post, here’s a link to learn more.

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