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A La Carte (January 12)

I wasn’t able to track down any new Kindle Kindle deals today, but I guess you can always catch up on past days!

Why the Ark of the Covenant Will Never Be Found

Here’s why the Ark of the Covenant will never be found. (Also, the scene from Indiana Jones where they found it and lifted the lid caused me lie awake in fear many nights when I was a child!)

Raw Tears and Holy Fury

Dai Hankey discusses human trafficking and the real-life story that made him aware of it. “Indeed it propelled me onto a gut-wrenching, faith-stretching journey of discovery. It is a journey that, as I have been confronted by the brutal realities of human trafficking, has been marked by raw tears and holy fury.”

Colorado 2016 (Video)

Colorado 2016 is a stunning video of Colorado. It will make you want to visit (or, if you already live there, to head outdoors). It’s even got a nice bit of Scripture woven in.

An Appeal to the Church to Resist ‘Death With Dignity’

Also from Colorado is this appeal to Christians to resist the “death with dignity” movement.

The Rise of Reformed Christianity in the World’s Largest Muslim Country

“Though Christians compose only 10 percent of Indonesia’s population, the nation is so populous that roughly 25 million Christians live there. About one-third are Catholic, while the Protestants are typically either Pentecostal or Reformed—as in, really Reformed.”

This Day in 1822. 195 years ago today a young George Müller was released after 36 days in jail for theft. He would migrate to England where he would become a leader in British faith ministries. *

The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian

Christianity Today: “For the third year in a row, the modern persecution of Christians worldwide has hit another record high. But the primary cause, Islamic extremism, now has a rival: ethnic nationalism.”

How to Get Your Prayer To Work

H.B. Charles Jr. says, “There are two fundamental reasons why you should pray. First of all, you should pray because the word of God commands it. Secondly, you should pray because it works!”

The Preposterous Success Story of America’s Pillow King

If you’re up for a longer read, you may enjoy reading this one. “Former drug addict Mike Lindell’s multimillion-dollar idea came to him in a dream.”

Flashback: On Being an Ordinary Christian

It’s one thing to consider yourself ordinary, but a very different thing to learn others consider you ordinary.

Since I know Jesus bled for little sins, I cannot wound his heart by indulging in them.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

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    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…