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A La Carte (June 12)

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The Child Preachers of Brazil – The New York Times has a long article on Brazil’s child preachers: “The youngest evangelists in the country’s Pentecostal churches try to balance the demands of their youth with those of their faith.”

The Secret Key – You’ve heard it all before: “Typically, as the story goes, the author/preacher struggled for years in living for Christ. He or she was an earnest, devoted follower of Jesus, but never seemed to make much progress in Christlikeness.” But then he/she found the secret key

No Compromise Radio – I was recently a guest on Mike Abendroth’s No Compromise Radio. You can listen to our conversation here if you’re interested.

12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Airports – I spend a fair bit of time in airports, so I’m glad to know these things (even if most of them are pretty obvious).

Dinosaur Infographic – The Good Book Company has created an infographic to show how dinosaurs might fit into different understandings of the world’s origins.

Aftershock – The National Post has a sad update from Nepal in the wake of that devastating earthquake.

The Main Point – Here’s one take on tersely stating the main point of each of the Bible’s 66 books.

Blake

Where others see but the dawn coming over the hill, I see the soul of God shouting for joy.

—William Blake

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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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    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • 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…