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A La Carte (11/22)

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Parenting and the Image of God – Mark Lauterbach on parenting: “They are image bearers. They are creatures, made by God and for God. They are given glory and honor by God. They have inherent value, of greater worth than animals. How we treat the image of God is how we treat God. The dignity of humans is built into the Law and the Prophets and the Gospel. And we must see our children as image bearers.”

Preaching Texts You Don’t Understand – If you preach verse-by-verse, sooner or later you will come across a text that you just don’t understand. Carl Trueman is really helpful here.

Leading Family Devos – I guess the title pretty much says it all: “How My Wife Helped Me Man-up & Lead Family Devo’s.”

Dispatches from the Front – These DVDs, a must have for a church library, are on sale for $40 for all 4 volumes. Totally worth it.

National Geographic Photo Contest – Here are some of the highlights from National Geographic’s 2011 photo contest.

Blogging Scholarship – Mark Lamprecht is a Christian blogger who is trying to win a blogging scholarship. In 2 seconds you can place a vote for him. So you probably should.

It’s Just the Truth – The audio is way better than the video here. Nobody “brings it” quite like Paul Washer.

No sin makes less noise, but none so surely damns the soul, as unbelief.

—J.C. Ryle

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    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: 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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    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…