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A La Carte (July 26)

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John Piper has a new book out and Westminster Books is already offering it at a good discount. This book describes the Christian life by looking at every imperative Jesus provided.

There is a pretty good collection of Kindle deals today.

Is It Fair for God to Judge Those Whom He Predestined?

“Is it fair that Jacob could be chosen over Esau before either was born (Rom. 9:11)? Is it fair that human works are not taken into account by God when he decides whom to save (Rom. 9:11)? Is it fair that people who suppose they have eternal salvation because of their ethnicity will face a rude awakening at the final judgment when they discover that God is not partial (Rom. 2:11) and adopts as his children all who come to him by grace alone through faith alone?”

Intergenerational Friendships In Church

This article explains the importance of friendships that span the generations.

What is Theology?

Since God is the object of our knowledge, the source of our wisdom, and the fountain of our everlasting happiness, what greater endeavor could the Christian ever pursue than theology? Join Matthew Barrett for free to study the foundational elements of Christian Theology through For The Church Institute at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College. (Sponsored Link)

Christ Victorious (Lyric Video)

Here’s a nice new hymn from Kenwood Music.

Arranged In The Body With Purpose

“It’s one thing to understand that we are the body of Christ, and that we are each like different parts of that body. … But it’s another thing to know that, not only am I a part of the body of Christ, but I am a purposeful part of the body of Christ.”

The Basics — Jesus Our Prophet, Priest, and King

Kim Riddlebarger continues his series on the basics with a look at Christ’s three-fold office.

5 Questions to Ask When Missionaries Seek Support

Questions like these can be helpful as you consider building a support relationship with a missionary.

Flashback: God Created Family To Carry Out His Will

God created family to carry out his will—to fill the earth with people and to bring it under his dominion.

The purpose of confessing our sins is not to render us miserable by simply reminding us what great sinners we are. It is to remind us of what a great Savior we have.

—Iain Duguid

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.