Today’s Kindle deals include several titles from Christian Focus that are good at any time of year, but especially appropriate around Easter.
Vance Christie: “Franklin died doubting that Christ Jesus is God the Son, much less trusting in Jesus as his Savior from sin and the source of eternal life. Any hope that Franklin ever entertained of being resurrected ‘in a new and more elegant edition’ by God did not materialize.”
I, too, really enjoyed Planet Earth II, but made these same observations. “There’s almost religious reverence and wonder spilling from every scene, as if the producers themselves know that a greater purpose lies behind the beauty of the things they see—as if they know that all of this living magnificence is more than the result of time, chance, and natural selection, but have no One else to credit.”
Now that overselling is in the news, Wendover Productions explains why this is standard practice among airlines. Also, overselling wasn’t actually a factor in United Airline’s recent problem, which should remind us how often the earliest news reports are inaccurate. (It was actually about needing to seat an extra flight crew on the flight.)
“The Lord calls all believers to pray at all times in the Spirit … and to be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints (Eph 6.18). What a privilege. But it may appear to be daunting and a bit impossible to pray for everyone in your local church. Where do you begin? How do you start? What could be a helpful guide to aid you in praying for your local church?” Here are some suggestions.
“This was discipleship, in its most Christ-like form. My dad has always had a big, friendly, lovable personality and plenty of opinions of his own. But, in those moments, he was meek and mild, yet filled with godly wisdom. He discerned what I needed to hear and how I needed to hear it. He sought to know me, and he listened when I talked. He was tender with me. Never hard or harsh or impatient.”
Google certainly doesn’t lack in vision, but they do sometimes bite off more than they can chew. Sadly, Google Books may be one of those things.
What a sweet article on friendship. “It didn’t take long to realize we had a special friendship as women but also as couples and families. Our families continued to grow through birth, adoption, and foster care. And somewhere along the way, as friends and families, we unofficially committed to being in each others’ lives for as long as the Lord allowed.”
The world, the flesh, and the devil are all committed to the destruction of marriage, and each of those enemies brings its own evil seeds. The question is not whether those seeds are or will be present in a marriage, but what we will do with them.
It is never humble to be hesitant where God has been clear.—Mark Dever