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A La Carte (10/31)

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Will We Drink Coffee? – As Randy Alcorn says in this article, a question like “Will we drink coffee in heaven?” is “a revealing test of whether we’re more influenced by biblical teaching or Christoplatonism.”

Luther and the Reformation – In honor of Reformation Day, here’s a free teaching series from Ligonier. And while on the subect of Reformation Day: What Is Reformation Day All About?.

Thy Word Is Still TruthThy Word Is Still Truth is an important new volume on Scripture and, for a limited time, Westminster Books has it at a deep discount.

The Gift of Fasting – “Fasting isn’t usually a word that conjours up ideas of blessing. In western cultures, it’s more associated with hair shirts, self-flagellation, and shaved heads. In the Protestant church, we look at it more as a tool to refocus. But it’s a whole lot more than that.”

The Call to Ministry – Bobby Jamieson has begun an interesting-looking series on the call to ministry. “This series of posts is geared toward men considering or pursuing pastoral ministry. It’s also geared toward the churches which encourage and assess them—which, in one way or another, is every church.”

A Call to Resurgence – Andrew Wilson, writing for The Gospel Coalition, reviews Mark Driscoll’s A Call to Resurgence. He says it is “sometimes insightful, sometimes amusing, sometimes stirring, and sometimes exasperating.”

Halloween: Trick or Treat? – You may enjoy this excellent video from 10ofThose.


The real horror of being outside of Christ is that there is no shelter from the wrath of God.

—Eric Alexander

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…