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A La Carte (11/19)

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5 Things To Do Before Leaving Your Church – Thabiti offers helpful tips on how to leave a church well. “Leaving a local congregation should be one of the most difficult decision we face. It should be filled with the recollection of our love for the saints, their love for us, our service together in the name of our Lord, and our sorrows and joys in the faith. A church is family and we ought never feel it easy to leave family–even an unhealthy family.”

5 Things Mistaken for Evangelism – Mark Dever is concerned about a number of things that people take to be evangelism that aren’t. Here are 5 of them.

A Garden for Children – Kim Shay looks to old poems to find what kids used to love to do. “The poems highlight the wonderful, everyday things of childhood, like playing make-believe, observing nature, games, and even going to bed at night. They reveal the wonder that often fills the mind of children as they look around their world.”

Lessons From 35 Years – Tom Ascol shares thirty-five lessons drawn from thirty-five years of ministry.

She Took and Ate – You’ll enjoy this message from Alex Motyer. “Alec Motyer speaks of the mighty truths that are conveyed in the form of a story – of a Garden, the Forbidden Fruit and the Fateful Choice. But he goes on to show from the Scriptures how the words of loss have become words of gain!”

Chandler

Trying to figure out God is like trying to catch a fish in the Pacific Ocean with an inch of dental floss.

—Matt Chandler

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

  • New and Notable Books

    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?