Good morning. Grace and peace to you.
Today’s Kindle deals include a long list of good books.
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(Yesterday on the blog: Fourteen Signs That You Might Be Legalistic)
Joe Carter explains an important Supreme Court decision. (See also CBMW)
Randy Alcorn: “Money has social and economic benefits that can be used for the betterment of people. As a plow can be used for honest labor and a sack of grain for feeding a family, so money, which simply represents their value, can be used for good.”
Shane Rosenthal writes about words and stories and other important things.
What does it look like to yearn for oneness with God, and how do we get there? That’s the topic of this article.
“God never leaves his people. If the Holy Spirit has been God’s tangible presence among his people throughout their history, surely the Spirit’s descending on Jesus at his baptism and the pouring out of the Spirit at Pentecost are continuations of the same story. We see this promise coming to fruition in John 14–16.”
This is a good answer to a very common (but misguided) understanding of some Greek words.
…our hearts are so desperately wicked that there’s no area of life in which we won’t express our rebellion against God.
There is a difference between the preaching of someone who is, in disposition, on his knees before you and someone who is on his feet lording it over you.—Sinclair Ferguson