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A La Carte (5/20)

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Starting the Day Off Right – Nancy Leigh DeMoss writes about personal devotions. “As Father’s Day approaches, I’m reflecting on the legacy I have received from my father—some of the principles he taught and modeled that have shaped my life.”

10 Things Leadership Is Not – Earlier this week I linked to an article about things submission is not. Here is a good follow-up which lists what leadership is not.

Hell – Francis Chan just released this video in which he talks about a book he is working on that deals with the issue of hell.

Islands in the Stream – Here is a gallery of some extraordinary homemade dams holding back the Mississippi as desperate residents try to save their homes.

More Kindle Books – It’s significant when the biggest bookstore announces that they are now selling more ebooks than printed books. “Since April 1, for every 100 print books sold on Amazon, 105 Kindle eBooks have been sold…”

Jogging While Mowing – “What would you say about a pastor who jogged while he mowed his lawn? He was so committed to ministry that he wanted to spend as little time as possible on non-ministry tasks. I know such a pastor. He’s an example of a pastor who works very hard in ministry. At first glance, it looks like he’s redeeming the time. Is he an example for all of us?”

I never saw a useful Christian who was not a student of the Bible.

—D.L. Moody

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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…