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A La Carte (June 28)

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Good morning. May grace and peace be with you today.

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Comfort Facing Death

“Do you ever think about your own death? Poets may come up with flowery words and philosophers may make scholarly statements that ring hollow when there is no connection with the Word of God. But in Psalm 139 God gives us the comfort we need when facing the end of our lives…”

Communication’s Two Catastrophic Cousins

“Joseph Stowell calls them ‘catastrophic cousins,’ and it wouldn’t be difficult to make the case from mere observation that they destroy more relationships and cause more church splits than any spiritual disease: slander and gossip. Oh, how the sons and daughters of Adam love gossip…”

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The Myth of Bedroom Privacy

It’s funny how we can take certain things for granted and then inadvertently read them back into our understanding of history. This article presents an example: bedroom privacy. “Private bedrooms are a historically recent invention. Covid-19 made them public again.”

Equipping the Saints

“Church was never intended to be the spiritual equivalent of a spectator sport. Yet, somehow, this is how it has come to be treated, not only by many Christians; but by their pastors as well.”

God Doesn’t Compromise

Erik Raymond reminds us of some key gospel truths. “In a world of misfits and disorder, we need an administration of justice. At the same time, we crave expressions of just mercy.”

Survival of the Show-Offs

“When you see a peacock strutting his stuff for a peahen, you may be surprised that a drab brown bird is the object of his affection. There are obvious differences between the appearances of male and female peafowl. Many other animals also exhibit radically different traits between genders, a phenomenon known as sexual dimorphism. Secular theory claims sexual dimorphism is a result of evolutionary forces that drove males and females down separate paths for reproductive success, but is there a biblical explanation for why male and female animals aren’t always identical?”

Flashback: Why You Won’t Make It Without Armor

“Who goes naked and unarmed into battle, where so many kinds of weapons are ready to take away his life?”

We shall need to watch against temptation so long as we are in this wilderness of sin. Only in heaven are we out of gunshot of the devil.

—Charles Spurgeon

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