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A La Carte (February 4)

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Time to Get My Nails Done – I love simple and normal stories like this one, of Christians simply doing the work of ministry, reaching out into their communities.

The Sin of Comparison – Courtney applies this specifically to women, but it’s no less a sin among men!

More Highly Than You Ought to Think – And as if comparison isn’t bad enough, we also think more highly of ourselves than we ought to think.

Listen Up – Westminster Books has some great deals this week. They include Listen Up (an ideal booklet to help people be better sermon listeners) and several volumes of the Reformed Expository Commentary series (ideal for pastors or general readers).

The Rules – I enjoyed this dad’s take on giving rules to his daughter as she uses Facebook for the first time. Speaking of which, my daughter will be turning 13 soon…

Twenty Twitter Tips – Just like the headline says.

CCEF Now – A new issue of CCEF Now is available for download.

He Was “Made Sin” – In what way was Jesus “made sin” on the cross? Nathan Busenitz answers.

Spurgeon

The most important daily habit we can possess is to remind ourselves of the gospel.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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