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A La Carte (12/14)

Peter’s Denials - “Regarding Jesus’ prediction of Peter’s denial and the ensuing narrative that describes the denial, Matthew, Luke, and John disagree with Mark in such a way that seems like an irreconcilable contradiction: both accounts logically cannot be true. No commentary has provided a satisfying explanation. Can anyone? Should this interfere with our belief that the Scripture is inerrant?”

Listen to the Bible - ChristianAudio is offering their audio Bibles at 50% off. That puts the ESV down to less than $15. There are other translations as well.

Praying Friends - R.C. Sproul Jr’s wife is gravely ill. Please be in prayer for R.C. and his family.

Picking Songs for Church - Mark Altrogge writes about how to pick songs to sing in church. “What criteria should we use?  Should we pick songs simply because they feel good or move us emotionally?  Should we pick them because they give us some kind of ‘worship experience’?”

Standards for President - Randy Alcorn: “On the one hand, we should be acutely aware that every candidate is imperfect. We will be voting for a president, not a pastor, and certainly not a Messiah. We must hold fully to the biblical standards of leadership when it comes to appointing church leaders. Depending on the candidates, when it comes to politicians, it is possible if not likely that not all of the biblical qualifications will be met. That troubles me, but it is a reality we must face.”

Oh, that the Lord would come! He is coming! He is on the road and travelling quickly. The sound of his approach should be as music to our hearts!C.H. Spurgeon