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A La Carte (9/20)
September 20, 2013
An Ordinary Girl of Extraordinary Faith - Be sure to read this short biography of Lady Jane Grey. “As sixteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey stood on the scaffold on a gray winter morning, she looked calmly out over the crowd of spectators. Then, mustering the strength she had asked God to provide, she spoke with such a poise and conviction that even her executioners were moved.”
Wanting to Be Noticed - “We live in a hyper-sexualized and semi-pornographic culture. The problem dominates popular advertising, pervades our entertainment choices, and even weasels its way into our churches. The concept of modesty is no longer a legitimate standard for censure, but an object of censure.”
How to Mourn - John Patton has a helpful article on how to mourn with the parents of stillborn and miscarried children.
Are You Seeking After God? - R.C. Sproul: “We have all heard evangelists quote from Revelation: ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.’ Usually the evangelist applies this text as an appeal to the unconverted … In the original saying, however, Jesus directed His remarks to the church. It was not an evangelistic appeal.”
Darwin’s Doubt - “Recently the Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer published Darwin’s Doubt, a book that raises many questions about the theory of evolution. As his title tells us, Darwin himself shared one of these doubts. The book has sold well, reaching #7 on the New York Times bestseller list, #4 on the Los Angeles Times list, and #10 on Publishers Weekly…”
The primary qualification for a missionary is not love for souls, as we so often hear, but love for Christ. —Vance Havner