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A La Carte (January 18)
January 18, 2016
Today’s Kindle deals include several volumes in the excellent Preaching the Word commentary series at $7.99 each: Numbers, Deuteronomy, Judges & Ruth, Job, Proverbs. They are ideal for sermon preparation or devotional reading. Also consider The Law of Kindness by Mary Beeke ($1.99), Innocent Blood by John Ensor ($1.99), and The NIV Zondervan Study Bible ($4.99).
I needed to read this. “I have watched daughters talk to fathers. When you come in the room, they change. Everything about them changes: their eyes, their mouths, their gestures, their body language. Daughters are never lukewarm in the presence of their fathers. They might take their mothers for granted, but not you.”
I don’t agree with everything in this article, but I do resonate with the three big points.
I’m guessing you caught this news already. At long last, Pastor Saeed has been freed.
I thank God for the Gideons and for their passion to share God’s Word.
Just think of the immense privilege that is yours to listen to a sermon every Sunday, week after week after week. Here’s some guidance on listening well.
This Day in 1951. 65 years ago today, missionary to India Amy Carmichael died. *
Charles Spurgeon was a towering figure, and this article explains the not-so-secret secret of his success.
“An American missionary and orphanage director was among the dozens killed by Al Qaeda-linked militants in the West African nation of Burkina Faso Friday night.”
Jared Wilson: “Here are three areas we can stay in the thick of the messy ministry that is fertile soil for gospel joy…”
Do not have your concert first, and tune your instruments afterward. Begin the day with God. —Hudson Taylor