A La Carte (April 27)

Good morning. Grace to you today.

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that I think you’ll find worth a quick look.

(Also, you’ll find quite a number of board games on sale there today, including the fun Exit games.)

(Yesterday on the blog: Being the Answer to Prayer)

What Are Angels Doing Today?

You know, I don’t think that in all my years of being a Christian I’ve ever asked this question. But now I’m very glad someone did and that John Piper answered it.

How to Mortify Sin

Sinclair Ferguson offers biblical wisdom on putting sin to death.

El Blog de Tim Challies en Español

Just a reminder that much of my blog content is translated into Spanish. If that’s your preferred language, you may want to bookmark the link. Also, a number of my mini-books are being translated as well.

The Landscape Of Familiarity

This is a good one: “There is a settled earthiness to folk rooted in one place for a lifetime. That type of familiarity with your surrounds calls to me. I wonder what it would be like to have woken every dawn to the same horizon, to wander path and valley by the memory of a lifetime of yesterdays.”

9 Practical Tips for Bible Reading

You may benefit from George Sinclair’s simple but practical tips for reading the Bible.

John Stott

Today is the 100th anniversary of John Stott’s birth, which makes it an ideal time to visit the new JohnStott.org and read more about him, listen to sermons, and so on.

Fisherman or Fishermen?

This article from 9Marks is meant to make you consider the corporate nature of the church’s mission. “When Jesus said in Matthew 4:19, ‘I will make you fishers of men,; do you picture an individual sitting on the edge of a pier with a rod and reel? Or do you imagine a group of fishermen leaning over the side of a boat, each one holding their part of a large net? More importantly, which kind of fishing came to the disciples’ minds?”

Flashback: The Problem with Falling in Love

True love demands great acts of the will. Lasting love—even romantic love—is made up of countless day-to-day commitments to act in the best interests of another person.

The Gospel is not a mere message of deliverance, but a canon of conduct; it is not a theology to be accepted, but it is ethics to be lived. It is not to be believed only, but it is to be taken into life as a guide. —Alexander Maclaren