Trusted Resources & Warnings

Teaching Ministries

Ligonier - exalting the holiness of God through the faithful preaching/teaching of R.C. Sproul and staff.
Truth for Life - practically applied biblical precepts from the faithful preaching/teaching of Alistair Begg.
Grace to You - exhorting Christians to be Bereans and fight the good fight of faith through the faithful preaching/teaching/writing of John MacArthur and staff.
OnePassion Ministries - preaching/teaching ministry for preachers/teachers (and the rest of us) by Steve Lawson.
HeartCry Missionary Society - training, equipping, and supporting indigenous preachers/teachers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by Paul Washer and staff.
Living Waters - biblical evangelism resources by Ray Comfort and staff.

Community Service Opportunities

Human Coalition - Is a collective of individuals bound together in answer to a common call: to do all we can to remove the stain of abortion from America. HC is for preborn babies who need to be protected in the womb; for women who should not have to choose the life of their baby for a fulfilling life; for families whose members should flourish in an environment of value and love; for mothers and fathers who deserve a chance at being mothers and fathers; and for society that needs all its children to live and thrive if it is to be called “civilized.”
Real Options - Goal is to empower clients to make informed choices when facing an unplanned pregnancy or possible STI infection. Pregnancy testing, sonograms, options assessment, community resources and STI screenings are all free and confidential services offered in a safe, loving, compassionate, and supporting environment.
Save the Storks - Provides state-of-the-art mobile medical units, called Stork Buses that serve women facing an unplanned pregnancy at their time of greatest need. As of December 2021, they have 63 Stork Buses in 26 states across America. Their partnership program equips pregnancy resource centers to more effectively connect with abortion-vulnerable mothers in their communities.
CASA of Collin County - Provides training and support for volunteers to become Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian ad Litems for abused and neglected children.
Embrace Texas - Goal is to provide a loving and stable home for every abused and neglected child through: partnerships with churches and other organizations (including CPS and CASA offices), providing support to Foster Parents with respite care volunteers and outings/events the parents and foster children, and The Collin House.
Direction61:3 - Walks alongside older foster and aged out youth to provide a network of support as they transition to become vibrantly independent young adults. The goal is for youth (ages 15-22) to discover God’s specific purpose and direction for their lives while being fully supported in our resident and non-resident programs.

Devotionals

Daily Bible Studies from Tabletalk Magazine (Ligonier Ministries)
Voices from the Past: Volume 1
Voices from the Past: Volume 2
Morning and Evening (Charles Spurgeon)
Faith's Checkbook (Charles Spurgeon)
Strength for Today (John MacArthur)
Drawing Near (John MacArthur)
My Utmost for His Highest (Oswald Chambers)

Books

  • Reformation Study Bible
  • A Heart for God - Sinclair Ferguson
  • A Place for Weakness - Michael Horton
  • A Word in Season to Suffering Saints - Thomas Brooks
  • Aging in Grace: Letters to Those in the Autumn of Life - Archibald Alexander
  • The Christian in Complete Armour - William Gurnall
  • The Crook in the Lot - Thomas Boston
  • The Company We Keep: In Search of Biblical Friendship - Jonathan Holmes (with the exception of the Tim Keller quotes, this book is on spot)
  • I Count All Things But Loss: 8 Sermons on Philippians 3:8-9 - Thomas Boston
  • The Intimate Marriage: A Practical Guide to Building a Great Marriage - R.C. Sproul
  • Keeping the Heart: How to Maintain Your Love for God - John Flavel
  • Knowing Christ - Mark Jones
  • Knowing God - J.I. Packer
  • Made in Our Image: What Shall We Do With a "User-friendly" god? - Steve Lawson
  • The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyun
  • The Practice of Piety: A Puritan Devotional Manual, Directing a Christian How to Live, That He May Please God - Lewis Bayly
  • Preparations for Sufferings - John Flavel
  • The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment - Jeremiah Burroughs
  • The Religious Affections - Jonathan Edwards
  • Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ - John MacArthur
  • The Works of John Flavel - 6 Volume Series

Music

Keith and Kristyn Getty
Matt Boswell
Chelsea Moon
Norton Hall Band
David Nevue

Caution to Learn From

John Piper (Desiring God ministry)
Matt Chandler
Tim Keller
Scott Sauls
Robert Jeffress
Chuck Swindoll

Steer Clear of Anything From

Glennon Doyle Melton
Christine Caine
Jennie Allen
The If Gathering
Priscilla Shirer
Lysa TerKeurst (Proverbs 31 Ministries)
Joyce Meyer
Hillsong
Eugene Peterson (The Message, a bad paraphrased commentary, not translation of the Bible)
Mark Driscoll
Andy Stanley
Rick Warren
Joel Osteen
Louie Giglio (Passion Conferences)
NT Wright
Malcolm Muggeridge
Henri Nouwen

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