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A La Carte (December 12)

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Good morning. Grace and peace to you.

Today’s Kindle deals include some good picks from Jen Wilkin.

(Yesterday on the blog: We Do Not Know Until…)

My Anchor Holds

“Waves crashed against the steel hull. Winds whipped around as the frame of the ship lurched back and forth. A rusty chain stretched from the aft side of the vessel and disappeared below the foaming waters. Yet as the rain pelted through the treacherous night—the anchor held.”

It’s a Wonderful Telescope (Video)

This video from the John 10:10 Project combines astronomy, Scripture, and It’s a Wonderful Life.

God Does Not Forget Prayers or Promises

Barbara Harper has a sweet devotional about prayers and promises.

Alistair Begg on Romans 1

Alistair Begg has been preaching through Romans 1 and I am finding it tremendously beneficial. I highly recommend it. You can watch it, listen to it, or read it at the link.

Stay Awake!

“What is the action we are looking for that requires us to steer clear of bedclothes and keep the energy bills high? What are we being charged to do? What is required of us in this text? Such questions deserve our mental energy. So, take a minute to open your Bible to Luke 12:35-40 and ask yourself, “What is the action for which I am to be prepared?” What is the thing I must do?”

Five Truths You Must Consider When You Are Angry

I’d probably suggest you should consider these five truths before you are angry (so you have them available when you’re actually angry).

Flashback: Do Not Be Surprised if the World Hates You

My friend, the more you love and honor God, the more you expose the evil of those who do not. The more you expose the evil of those who dishonor God, the more they’ll hate you. They’ll hate you because of who you love, because of who you resemble. They hated Jesus and they’ll hate those who are like Jesus.

Some Christians make the mistake of pitting love against law, as if the two were mutually exclusive. You either have a religion of love or a religion of law. But such an equation is profoundly unbiblical.

—Kevin DeYoung

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