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A La Carte (July 7)

Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of deals on Christian books.

Want to get caught up in your church history? Ligonier will send you Robert Godfrey’s massive video series for a donation of any amount.

Spiritual Growth Comes From Community

Solid advice: “My encouragement to young moms, or busy students, or stressed businessmen and women is this: put yourself in a role that will require you to show up at your local church week after week.”

4 Principles for the Exercise of Christian Liberty

Sinclair Ferguson offers instruct in an important area.

How To Spot a Misleading Graph (Video)

We are easily manipulated.

Rutherford Monument Funding

Here’s an appeal to save a monument to Samuel Rutherford before it collapses. Maybe someone out there is interested in making a donation.

What Is the Purpose of Fasting? (Video)

Donald Whitney provides an excellent answer.

Dashing Little Ones Against the Rock

Paul Carter interacts with a difficult verse: “Sooner or later every honest Bible reader finds herself asking some version of that question. These verses are – beyond a shadow of a doubt – among the very hardest verses of the Bible to accept as Christian Scripture.”

Relationships in Heaven

Randy Alcorn: “One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked about Heaven over the years is about the nature of marriage there. As I share in my book Heaven, there will be one marriage in Heaven, not many. That marriage will be what earthly marriage symbolized and pointed to, the marriage of Christ to His bride. So we will all be married—but to Christ.”

Flashback: Why I Am Not Continuationist

Here I explain why I am not continuationist or, if you prefer, charismatic.

I live in the spirit of prayer; I pray as I walk, when I lie down and when I rise, and the answers are always coming.

—George Muller

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    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…