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A La Carte (March 13)

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Logos users, it’s time to vote in round 4 of March Matchups. Commentaries that have already been eliminated are on sale now with deeper discounts to come for the winning set.

This week Westminster Books is offering a deal on Ask Pastor John, a book based on John Piper’s popular podcast. Some other Piper books are also discounted.

Today’s Kindle deals include a few notable books.

The Message of Jesus Is Jesus: How ‘God and Country’ Misses the Point

Trevin Wax: “The Christian message isn’t ‘do unto others.’ The Christian message is Christ. The central teaching of Jesus isn’t ‘love your neighbor.’ The central teaching of Jesus is about Jesus. The essence of Christianity isn’t showing compassion to your critics or loving your enemies. The essence of Christianity is Jesus Christ, and the center of his message is the kingdom of God he inaugurated as the Son of God, the Messiah of Israel, and the King of the world.”

When My Rights Make Me Wrong

Dave Harvey offers a kind of call to humility—to even be willing to renounce our rights to our ministry.

How Does the Holy Spirit Help Me Pray? (Video)

The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit helps us pray, but what does that actually mean? Michael Reeves answers here.

An Insubstantial Book for a Weighty Problem

I always appreciate a thoughtful engagement with a book and that’s what Matthew Loftus offers in his review of a new title from Abigail Shrier. “Shrier’s most important argument regards iatrogenesis, the concept that a therapeutic intervention can cause unintended harm. Sometimes that harm outweighs the benefit that the intervention was meant to bring about.” Yet there is much to critique as well.

Repent Boldly. It’s a Super Power.

Wyatt Graham tells you to make sure you’re making use of a “super power” God gives us.

Are You Weary in Ministry?

Every now and again we need to be reminded that God deliberately created us weak and finite, not omnipotent and infinite.

Flashback: Living Selflessly with Your Wife

I have often pondered one of the strange paradoxes of the married life—that the person I love the most is the person I will sin against the most. 

That’s the scandal of grace. It means that if you’ve been working hard to be right with God, then you’ve been wasting your time because God welcomes everyone – righteous and unrighteous alike.

—Tim Chester

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