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A La Carte (August 24)


May grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you on this fine day.

There is a nice little selection of Kindle deals to look at today.

(Yesterday on the blog: Let God Prove Himself)

Are you a cheap pastor on social media?

I consider this an especially timely article from Mark Jones. He encourages pastors to refrain from offering cheap advice on social media. This is a phenomenon that concerns me as well!

How Single Assembly Encourages Catholicity, Which Encourages Evangelism

“‘There are many ways to skin a cat.’ It’s a strange saying, isn’t it? I mean, who does that anyway! Even still, the idea finds purchase in conversations about fulfilling the Great Commission and multisite. The Great Commission is the cat, people say, and whether your church meets as a single assembly or in multiple sites and services are just different ways to skin it. I fundamentally disagree.”

What Is Humility?

“When asked in the early fifth century what three graces a minister needs most, Augustine didn’t think twice before responding, ‘Humilitas; humilitas; humilitas.’ When it came to pastoral graces, the great African bishop awarded humility with gold, silver, and bronze medals.” He was undoubtedly on to something…

They Will Never Understand How Much I Love Them

Jacob considers a father’s love for his children and their inability to understand its depth and width.

Days Like Blackberries

Meanwhile, Seth went out picking blackberries and drew some lessons from it.

Jesus Said More about Hell Than Anyone in the Bible

“Jesus spoke of hell more than anyone else in the Bible.” John Piper explains what Jesus said and why it matters.

Flashback: Teaching Others to Sing Sweetly

We sometimes wonder what difference one person can make to a church…Yet as this woman displayed that morning long ago, one person truly can make all the difference.

The main thing that prevents us from understanding the Bible aright is not a lack of hermeneutical skills but our sin.

—Tim Chester

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    A La Carte: Don’t regret your past—redeem it / Parents, are you raising angry partisans? / You’re gonna lose everything / My husband and I keep fighting over the same thing / What are the “all things” I can do in Christ? / How are we handling generational differences? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

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    A La Carte (May 24)

    A La Carte: To sit in the threat of loss / The world cannot be gender blind / The missing years / Too much times / Finding freedom in God’s providence / The weighted vest of pastoral ministry / A micro course for pastors / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 23)

    A La Carte: How a wife entrusts her husband to God / Everyone has their own facts now / A better way to look at missions / The secret of contentment / Hospitality—a command for our joy / Are you barely hanging on? / and more.

  • Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…