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Gideon’s Fleece
Daniel Block on thinkingly rightly about Gideon’s fleece: “Practices that appear in the Bible may at times seem very strange to us. When we encounter them we may at times supply our own intuition to what they mean as we seek to interpret the passage. In a case such as Gideon’s use of a fleece, we may even infer that since his strategy was successful, that it can stand as an approved procedure today. Before we draw such conclusions, it would be wise to examine the ancient world to see if we can understand more about this procedure.”


AIG Insurance Bailout
I love infographics and this one does a pretty good job of showing what has happened to all of that AIG bailout money.


Humility Study Guide
Dr. Michael Haykin has put together a brief study guide that can be used with C.J. Mahaney’s Humility. It is available as a free download.


Could Pixar’s Up House Really Fly?
Just for fun, Wired does the math to determine if the house from the movie Up could actually fly.


Expositors’ Conference 2009
Steve Lawson’s Expositors’ Conference is back again for 2009. “The conference this year will feature Dr. Steven Lawson and Dr. Joel Beeke, and is designed to strengthen church leadership’s committment to biblical ministry, model expository preaching, and be an encouragement through personal fellowship. In addition, it gives the attendees a unique opportunity to interact directly with Joel Beeke and Steve Lawson on a ministry and personal level.”


Deal of the Day: KJV Cornerstone UltraThin Bible
KJV Cornerstone UltraThin Bibles (Black Bonded Leather) are only $6 each, 80% off retail price at Monergism Books. One per customer. Registered customers will need to type the code ultrathinkjv in coupon box at checkout. One day only while supplies last.


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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…