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A La Carte (January 25)

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Grace and peace be with you as you live out another week for God’s glory.

There’s a good little selection of Kindle deals to browse through today.

Love Bade Him Welcome

I love to read stories of how God works to call his people to himself.

10 Sermons to Eliminate

Preachers, here are 10 sermons—or kinds of sermon—you should eliminate from your repertoire.

Everything Is Broken

I saw this article recommended far and wide before finally reading it. It’s quite a good read, though unfortunately marred by a couple of flippant uses of the Lord’s name. Still, it provides lots to think about.

The Reason Darwin Left the Faith (And How We Can Learn Through His Pain)

“Charles Darwin began his journey, according to his testimony, as a Christian. In fact, there was the possibility of him going into ministry before his ride on the Beagle. However, there were some things that changed his mind…”

An Old Cure for an Old Illness

My pal Eleazar Maduka has written a good and helpful article here about an old cure for an age-old illness.

How to Speak During Coronavirus (Video)

You might enjoy this clever and humorous video that pokes some good-natured fun at the constantly-changing COVID regulations.

The Death of Spontaneity

Speaking of COVID, it may not be responsible for the death of spontaneity, but I expect it’s at least responsible for hastening its demise.

Flashback: When the Mormons Come Calling

I will listen to them. Then I will tell them the gospel and explain why this gospel is such good news—far better news than what they are offering.

It is not enough for the preacher to declare to all men that God loves them—the preacher must love them too if he would make them believe in the divine love for them.

—J.R. Miller

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    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…