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A La Carte (8/5)

It’s Friday already! That’s crazy. I plan on spending most of the day preparing Sunday’s sermon (one of my favorite things to do). So let’s get to the links. The first 3 are deals you may want to consider taking advantage of; after that there’s some reading or watching to do.

$5 Friday - Ligonier Ministries has a few amazing deals in their $5 Friday today. You can get R.C. Sproul’s commentary on John for just $5 (ebook), along with The Holiness of God video series (a must-see!) and the What Is Reformed Theology? video series. That would be $15 really well spent.

Amazing Grace - Due to popular demand, Monergism Books is once again offering the Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism DVD for just $5. 

Two Ways to Live - Westminster Books is having a special on the Two Ways to Live training DVD. There are a couple of other deals also worth checking out.

Praying in the Whirlwind - A good word from Reformation21: “Reading through some old notes on Calvin’s Institutes made me realize what always gets dropped when life feels like one giant game of whirlyball: prayer. Calvin says that if we do not pray, we are like a man who ‘neglect[s] a treasure, buried and hidden in the earth, after it had been pointed out to him.’”

Global Evangelism - Ed Stetzer links to some interesting studies on global evangelism. 

The One You Need - As Z says, this is cheesy if you don’t have a daughter, but you’ll probably start blubbering if you do. Though as I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, I think part of the reason you cry more after you’ve got kids is that you’re just so mind-numbingly tired all the time.

The Culture of Death - “First in Baltimore, and then in New York City, municipal governments passed laws intended to shut down or curtail the work of crisis pregnancy centers in their cities. The crisis pregnancy centers have been among the most important platforms for saving unborn human lives and reasserting human dignity. This is especially true in more recent years, as many of these centers have begun using sophisticated ultrasound imaging technologies in order to show pregnant women the unborn babies within them.”

Tears of the Saints - This is a powerful little video.

Blessed be God, our calamities are matters of time, but our safety is a matter of eternity. —C.H. Spurgeon