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A La Carte (April 30)

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Ian & Larissa – You may have heard of Ian and Larissa. This video provides an update on their unique situation and tells that they’ll soon have a book out titled Eight Twenty Eight.

Encouraging Others Through Loss – This is a powerful story following a devastating loss. “A lot of people have said our faith is strong. But God’s grace is strong. But really what’s getting us through it, His sustaining us. God’s giving us power, giving us calmness, peace…”

Show Them Jesus – This looks like a very helpful resource from New Growth Press. Westminster Books has it deeply discounted if you buy it in bulk to give away.

Mr. Controller – David Murray goes looking for the characteristics of the authoritarian, controlling person.

Firing Rome’s Canon – R.C. Sproul Jr. on the canonization of two former popes: “I can’t fathom how anyone could believe the silliness we’re all supposed to be celebrating. Rome actually insists that we believe that when these popes died, they wrote a check for more than they owed and calmly told God He could keep the change.”

15 Landmarks Zoomed Out – This is really interesting: 15 landmarks zoomed out to tell a bigger story.

A Dad Who Sings – “We had the windows down, the sun roof open, and the music turned up. I was singing along, oblivious to the mounting embarrassment of the person occupying the passenger seat. Until…”

MacArthur

Truth has no degrees or shades. A half truth is a whole lie, and a white lie is really black.

—John MacArthur

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    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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    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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  • 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…

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    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…