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A La Carte (1/21)

In case you missed it on the weekend, Christian Focus has several Kindle deals: J.I. Packer’s 18 Words ($2.99); Art Azurdia’s Connected Christianity ($2.99); Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Magnify the Lord ($2.99); Alan Stibbs’ His Blood Works ($0.99). And don’t forget about Crossway’s long list of titles: What Is the Mission of the Church? by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert ($3.99); Word vs Deed by Duane Liftin ($3.99); Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence ($3.99); Bryan Liftin’s trilogy of novels: The Sword, The Gift and The Kingdom ($3.99 each); Sex, Dating and Relationships by Hiestand and Thomas ($3.99); Work Matters by Tom Nelson ($3.99); The Liberal Arts by Gene Fant ($2.99); Community by Brad House ($3.99). Finally, remember that RC Sproul’s Abortion is still free.

A Weapon of Mass Destruction - Aaron Armstrong shares a couple of powerful quotes on abortion from John Ensor. He calls abortion “the greatest weapon of mass destruction ever unleashed” and warns, “Our capacity to simply ignore the influence of abortion is crippling the effectiveness of the gospel.”

9 Things About MLK - Here are 9 things you ought to know about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Not Recommended - Ray Ortlund shares how the Lord provided for them through a difficult time (and why he keeps an old stack of bank deposit slips). “Two years into a three year program (that took four years), our investments failed.  Suddenly, we had no income.  In fact, we were so broke we didn’t even have the money to buy plane tickets home and quit.  And my visa did not allow me to work there.”

Grammar Lesson of the Day - Just ignore people who tell you never to begin a sentence with “but.”

Don’t Put the Bible Away - Local pastor Darryl Dash says we open our Bibles during the sermon but they then “stay closed as elders meet to give oversight to the ministry of the church. They stay closed as deacons administer the the church. They stay closed as pastors meet one-on-one with members of the church. They stay closed as committees meet.”

Small numbers make no difference to God. There is nothing small if God is in it. —D.L. Moody