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A La Carte (July 18)

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(Yesterday on the blog: They Call It “The Rock”)

9 Things You Should Know About the Communion Service on the Moon

Joe Carter: “This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people in history to walk on the Moon. But it’s also the anniversary of the a lesser known event—the first celebration of the Lord’s Supper on the Moon. Here’s are nine things you should know about the first communion service on the Moon.”

Faith as Sight

“Faith can have different meanings. We who follow Jesus Christ are called people of faith. This faith is something you either have or don’t have: you put your faith and trust in Jesus, or you don’t. Yet there is more…”

Is Self-Care Wrong for Christian Moms?

“Another mom continued, ‘Is self-care even okay? Is it selfish? I feel like I could literally harm my kids at times. Is it wrong to want to get away and calm down in the moment? Or what about for a longer amount of time, like a day hike by myself, or even a weekend away?’”

Paul Went to the Third Heaven. What in the World Is He Talking About?

Wyatt Graham shares his his views on the “third heaven.”

The Eclipse of God, the Subversion of Truth, and the Assault upon Religious Liberty

“Our concern in this gathering is the assault on religious liberty now experienced within the United States and throughout Western Civilization. The very civilization that paid such an incalculable price through the centuries in order to defend and preserve human rights and human liberty, now grows hostile to the most basic liberty of all. History’s most courageous experiment in self-government, predicated upon unalienable rights, now seeks to alienate the unalienable. The cultural Left in the United States now dares to use the term ‘religious liberty’ only with scare quotes. How did this happen?”

Effects of God’s Power

“We cannot read the Scriptures without at some point coming to terms with the extraordinary display of the awesome power of the God it portrays. And power, by very definition, must have an effect…”

Bearing One Another’s Burdens

John MacArthur: “It is our duty as believers to help bear one another’s burdens. When someone staggers, we help steady the load. If he is straining, we help bear the burden. And if he stumbles, we lift him up. Helping fellow believers carry the weight of their worldly troubles is one of the chief practical duties that ought to consume every Christian.”

Flashback: Sharpen Your Axe!

The more wisdom you accumulate, the better you can make decisions, and the more wisdom you accumulate, the faster you can make decisions. With little wisdom, you are essentially swinging a dull axe at all of life’s “trees.”

Just going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.

—G.K. Chesterton

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