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A La Carte (December 27)

Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of excellent books. There are 18 or 20 books on the list, ranging from Elisabeth Elliot to Francis Chan to Ed Welch. Also, Amazon has all kinds of general market books discounted today, most of which are 2016 award winners.

Grace To You will send you a free copy of John MacArthur’s upcoming book The Gospel According to Paul. All you need to do is ask. You can’t beat that!

Nature’s Garbage Men

Cockroaches are nature’s garbage men. “In fact, while they get a bad reputation from their pest cousins, there are thousands of species of cockroaches that do not infest homes, and actually play vital ecological roles. They also display indicators of ingenious design that robotics engineers are learning from.”

Does God Get Your Leftovers?

Bonnie McKernan admits “Prayer is hard. It’s always been the spiritual discipline I struggle with the most. I blame it on all sorts of things — my busy life, my easily distracted mind, my loud children, my personality, how I’m better at communicating through writing rather than verbally — the list goes on.”

How Many Times Have Americans Been Married? (Infographic)

Here’s a neat, simple infographic that shows when Americans get married (and remarried).

10 Things About God’s Wills

Yes, God’s wills (not will). Sam Storms continues his “10 things” series by looking at the wills of God. Here’s one to ponder: God is often pleased to ordain his own displeasure.

This Day in 1840. 176 years ago today minister and hymnwriter George Duffield Jr. was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry. ’Stand up, Stand up for Jesus’ is his most famous hymn. *

God Will Give You Something To Say

John Piper discusses how he goes about personal evangelism and encourages you that God fulfills his promises.

Top 10 YouTubes of 2016

Denny Burk lists his top 10 YouTube videos of the year. They are mostly silly, but a couple are thought-provoking as well.

Read the Whole Bible in 2017

Josh Buice gives three other reasons to read the whole Bible in 2017—”other” in the sense that you may not have thought of these three.

Getting Started with Logos

Logos pricing is really difficult to understand. This article is as clarifying as any I’ve read and is helpful if you’re thinking of getting started with it.

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In order to achieve final salvation, sanctification is as necessary as justification.

—Sinclair Ferguson

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of