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A La Carte (11/26)

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Cyber Monday – There are lots of Cyber Monday deals available today from Christian retailers. I’ve got a round-up underway; just click the link to see some of the most notable deals. One of the big ones is Amazon discounting the Kindle Fire, today only.

Why Can’t India Feed Its People? – I heard about India’s inability to feed its people from many of the people I spent time with in India. This story looks at the issue.

Leading in Finances – “I’m addressing this article primarily to pastors and leaders to prompt some serious thinking about our ministries and finances, but I hope it will have lots of things to say to anyone and everyone about living generously and encouraging others to do so too.”

Enjoy this Time – I think most parents will be able to identify with what Elisha says in this article. Like every parent, she is always told, “Enjoy this time…”

Marriages Falling Apart – Deepak Reju provides a list of 10 ways that Satan just loves to watch marriages fall apart.

Good News of Great Joy – Here’s a free ebook from John Piper that will help prepare you for the advent season.

In the Rearview Mirror – There are good thoughts here from Staci Eastin: “Not long ago I was talking with a young mom who was discouraged by her husband’s long work hours. This happens to be a subject with which I’m familiar. Until just after our second child was born, my husband worked seven days a week for most of the year.”

In our sufferings for Christ there is joy, not so when we suffer for our sins.

—John Trapp

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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…