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A La Carte (December 20)

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The Kindle deals seem to be slowing down a little pre-Christmas, but I did track down a few that you may want to look at.

Mary, Joseph, and Jesus Were Not Refugees

While there may be some similarities, Mary, Joseph, and Jesus were not refugees as we understand the term today. “There is a thought-provoking image circulating the internet that depicts a nativity scene unlike most we’re familiar with. It’s a picture of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus, each in separate cages. This image is powerful, especially in light of the current political climate. But is it truthful?”

Gaining Victory Over Temptation

“How can Christians experience victory over temptations to sin? Here are ten dynamic steps you can take to gain victory over temptation…”

The Amazing Math Inside the Rubik’s Cube

“Next year marks 40 years of the Rubik’s Cube first hitting toy shelves. Ever since its release, it’s taunted almost a half billion tinkerers who think they can crack the confounding cube, only to be stymied by its maddening secrets. As we approach the Rubik’s Cube’s ruby anniversary (for real!) it’s time to unpack the puzzle once and for all—with deep math…”

Description: AccelerateBooks is hosting another giveaway. This time they’re giving away both the Puritan Paperbacks and Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Romans set to one winner. It ends Jan. 1st, so don’t miss this!

Video: Pastoral Response to #WakeUpOlive (Bethel’s Dead-Raising Charade)

“After an immense amount of feedback poured in regarding Bethel Church’s attempt at raising a two-year old little girl from the dead, it became clear that a pastoral response would help provide clarity for many confused people.”

6 Exciting Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2019

Here’s a year-end round-up of interesting and important discoveries in 2019.

Is Luke’s genealogy through Mary?

What’s with the two different genealogies of Jesus in the gospels? We don’t know 100%, but this is a good look at the options.

John Calvin Wouldn’t Wear a Necktie

That’s just one more thing to respect about him, isn’t it?

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!

Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.

—Jonathan Edwards

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    We Who Are So Ordinary

    A couple of years ago I listened to an interview with a critic of Christianity. He was a person who claimed to love Christ, yet who seemed to have little use for Christ’s church and little good to say about Christ’s people. There was one critique that especially stood out to me

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    What Is the Best Thing In Life?

    Any time we consider the spiritual disciplines, or means of grace, it is crucial that we remember not only the great purpose of these habits but also the great blessing they represent. We were made to know God and to be known by God. We were made in the image of God to have a…

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  • Free Stuff Fridays (Help The Persecuted)

    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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