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A La Carte (December 18)

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Ligonier has added three new volumes to R.C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions series, all of which are free: How Can I Develop a Christian Conscience?, What Is the Church?, and What Is the Lord’s Supper?. Also consider A Call to Spiritual Reformation by D.A. Carson. And if you missed yesterday’s long list of deals, be sure to check them out as well.

The Power of the Gospel – Be sure to watch this amazing testimony to God’s grace in the life of Urvashi. It will encourage you!

Allegiant – Redeemer Reader has a review of Allegiant, a young adult novel your kids may want to read. It’s the next Hunger Games, I suppose.

Is It Sin to Experience Same-Sex Attraction? – From Desiring God: “There is no way around it. Dealing with same-sex attraction is messy. There are many issues that, at least on the surface, do not seem clear. Take this question, for example: Is same-sex attraction (SSA) itself sinful, and if so, how should we deal with it?”

Information Overload – Preachers (or public speakers) may be interested in this article about information overload and how to avoid it in sermons.

TIME’s Person of the Year – Al Mohler writes about Pope Francis being chosen as TIME’s person of the year. Most of the best lines are right near the end. Like, “it turns out that the only thing worse than not having a pope is … having one.”

Moving Without Mom – This is both sad and sweet. “When Ben Nunery and his wife Ali got married in 2009, they had just closed on their new house, so they took the opportunity to take their wedding photos in the empty home. Just four and a half years later, after Ali’s tragic death from cancer at at the age of 31 in 2011, Ben and his young daughter Olivia got ready to move to a new house, but they wanted to say goodbye to the old one. So they recreated these special photos from Ben and Ali’s wedding day, as a way to remember the happy times.”

Jesus did not die just to give us peace and a purpose in life; he died to save us from the wrath of God.

—Jerry Bridges

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