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A La Carte (April 6)


Good morning from very hot very humid Cambodia. I arrived safely yesterday and today have little on the schedule for today but an 8-hour drive to our filming location in the northern part of the country.

Today’s Kindle deals include a good number of interesting titles.

(Yesterday on the blog: Follow Without Seeing, Die Without Receiving)

Watch and pray

Susan Lafferty reflects on Jesus words to his disciples: “Watch and pray.”

Why Did Jesus Institute the Lord’s Supper on the Passover?

Keith Mathison explains what the Lord’s Supper has to do with Passover.

Did Jesus Rise From the Dead? Three Historical Facts (+ Four Explanations That Don’t Work)

I’d say that the title of Justin Taylor’s article gives a pretty good idea of its content!

A Simple Step in Building Relationships

“What are some ways that you can stop right now and be present and attentive to those you love? How can you respond to the simple bids they are prompting you with?” Lara tells what she has begun doing in hers.

Four Reasons to Be Early to the Sunday Gathering

“What if you showed up to the Sunday gathering just 10-minutes early? Here are some reasons that I think it would be a good idea to give it a try.”

Beware of Those Who Make a Virtue of Doubt

“Christianity Today has published an article about doubt that, if true, would make Jesus into a sinner.” Denny Burk offers an important correction.

Flashback: The Joy of Forgetting What You Need To Remember

One of the great difficulties many of us wish to overcome in life is the fear that we will miss something, neglect something, forget something. We fear that we will miss an appointment, neglect a responsibility, forget a deadline. And as long as such fears remain present, we have trouble relaxing, we have trouble setting our minds at ease.

Repentance requires that we draw near to Jesus, no matter what. And sometimes we all have to crawl there on our hands and knees.

—Rosaria Butterfield

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