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A La Carte (June 5)

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The Pew and the Pulpit – H.B. Charles Jr. has some good thoughts about the pew helping the pulpit.

The Gift of Rest – Here’s a sweet short film you’ll want to watch (get some tissues first).

Questions to Ask Before Joining a Church – “You move to a new area. You get find your new residence and job. You get the kids enrolled in school. Where you settle in a local church often becomes a longer, more drawn-out task. After checking out all the churches you desire to visit, here are four questions to ask yourself as you narrow the search to make a decision.”

Give Them Bread – Jared Wilson offers some sound counsel.

Four Modern Versions That Are Ruining the Bible – There’s food for thought in this article.

The Extraordinary Work of Ordinary Means – I don’t know about you, but I need to hear things like this again and again–to reaffirm the joy of the ordinary.

Ferguson

Knowing God is your single greatest privilege as a Christian.

—Sinclair Ferguson

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