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A La Carte (December 20)

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Dr. R.C. Sproul’s memorial service is being held today at 2 PM EST. The service will be streamed live for those who wish to watch.

The First Sunday Without R.C. Sproul

Jordan Standridge writes, “In God’s providence, my family planned a vacation near Orlando. Months in advance I had planned to attend St. Andrews Chapel. Little did I know it would be on the first Sunday after R.C.’s passing. … My heart was encouraged as I considered that, although this church had lost a stalwart of the faith, they would be alright because R.C.’s whole goal in life was to teach people how to worship Christ in their own hearts, not dependent on any one person, but dependent on God’s Word.”

Meet Me on the Bridge

You’ll enjoy watching this adopted girl meet her biological parents.

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2018 Reading Challenge for Kids and Teens

Here is a great reading challenge for kids and teens by Redeemed Reader.

What to Do When People are Disappointing and The Church Lets You Down

“People are so disappointing, aren’t they? One doesn’t have to be around church very long to discover that people let you down. The reason there are no perfect churches is that there are no perfect people. Add a sinner to a room full of sinners and it is hardly surprising that we encounter sin.”

Pastor, Don’t Get Cute this Christmas

Kevin DeYoung: “Don’t do it, pastor. Don’t get cute at Christmas. Your people need regular meat and potatoes, not the newest eggnog recipe. Stay away from props and video clips. Put to death the Star Wars tie-in you’ve been really excited about. Don’t worry about preaching the same truths and the same themes. They don’t remember last year’s sermon anyway. Go ahead and tell them the old, old story one more time.”

The Best Science Images of the Year

The best science images of the year include a spectacular total eclipse, hitch-hiking octopus, nanoscale fireworks and more.

How This Rock Star And His Televangelist Wife Influence The White House

The Federalist has an interesting account of the rise of Paula White, a prosperity preacher who has become one of America’s most important “evangelical” leaders.

Flashback: A Christmas Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Nativity Story?

How well do you know the nativity story? This short quiz is designed to help you find out!

Pulpits are not meant for preachers to draw attention to themselves, but rather to direct our attention to the Lord Jesus Christ.

—Brian Davis

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