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A La Carte (March 15)

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The God of love and peace be with you today.

Over at you’ll find a Bible clearance sale with lots of good deals on ESVs and other translations. Meanwhile, at 10ofThose you’ll find great deals on case quantities of the kind of resources you’d want to distribute widely. Then at Westminster Books you’ll find deals on a church history series for teens as well as the new Ask Pastor John. And, of course, at Amazon the Kindle deals continue as well.

Why Are Christian Workers So Often Workaholics?

That’s a good question with a solid answer behind it. “We know that we serve a master who gave up everything for us, and we can easily feel that nothing we do is ever enough to please him in return. Deep down we think that he is hard to please. We try to justify ourselves to him by repaying him for his grace. The very fact that the Lord instituted the Sabbath as a principle ought to be a reminder to us that he does not demand that we work all the hours he sends.”

Through the Valley of Miscarriage

Tanner Swanson offers comfort to those passing through the valley of miscarriage.

How Then Shall We Live?

“I often see in my own heart a sense of entitlement to an easy and comfortable life; and when hard times come, I can so quickly start to resent God. Why is this? It is caused by wrong expectations.”

God Never Needs Updating

“‘It needs an update,’ my husband says. He wasn’t talking about me, which is a good thing. For us both. Phones, computers, thermostats, security systems, clocks, TV’s, GPS systems. I mean really? Have you noticed how many things need updating? ‘They aren’t talking,’ he sighs, with a kind of long extended tire-flattening sound.”

Things Unseen (Video)

In case you haven’t heard, Ligonier is now offering a brief daily audio devotional from Sinclair Ferguson (“Things Unseen”). You can listen to them all at YouTube and elsewhere.

One Downside of Listening to Online Preaching

“While I would commend making a habit of listening to sermons, I want to highlight one downside of listening to online preaching.” This is probably worth thinking about.

Flashback: How To Ruin a Perfectly Good Friendship

We speak to God through praise and prayer and God speaks to us through Scripture and Spirit. It’s a wondrous and beautiful privilege we enjoy.

If heaven is ready for Christ’s redeemed people—then surely they should be making ready for heaven.

—Theodore Cuyler

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    The Hands and Feet of the Bible

    The Bible has life and the Bible brings life because it has been spoken by God. The Bible’s life, its voice, its feet, and hands are the life, voice, feet, and hands of God extended toward his people. For that reason among others it is always worthy of our time, our attention, and our dedication.

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    This week Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. For the Church Institute is a free online platform from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary designed to provide free and accessible theological training to equip, encourage, and edify local churches. Courses may be taken as a self-paced individual or as a group within your…

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    A Field Guide on Gender and Sexuality

    God’s design for gender and sexuality is fixed and unchanging. The way he created us is the way he means for us to live. The instruction he provides in the Bible is all we need to understand his purpose and live it out in a way that honors and pleases him. The wisdom he provides…

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    A La Carte (July 18)

    A La Carte: Does Christian sex need rescuing? / 15 resolves for interpersonal conflicts / How senior pastors can help associate pastors / it’s okay to be okay / Don’t be proud of what you had no say in / How sweet! / Kindle deals / and more.