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A La Carte (March 16)

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May the Lord bless you and keep you today.

Today’s Kindle deals include a commentary on Revelation.

This week Westminster Books is offering a steep discount on an excellent new series of books.

Is Every Sin the Same in God’s Eyes?

Kevin DeYoung answers a common question. “The Bible simply doesn’t make sense—not the Mosaic law, not the exile, not church discipline, not the frequent warnings of judgment for certain transgressions—if all sins are equally vile in God’s eyes. In fact, life doesn’t make sense if every sin is the same.”

Fear Is the Wrong Motivator Against Doctrinal Drift

Trevin Wax explains why fear isn’t the best motivator to protect against doctrinal drift.

10 Hymns To Sing Through 2022

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Two Hundred People Left Our Small Church

“About 200 people have left our small church. The number probably sits closer to 350 when counting their children. But they didn’t leave the way you might expect—no church split or splinter. They left slowly, with neither fanfare nor fireworks. Some, if not most, left without a goodbye. And they left not over seven weeks or seven months, but over the course of seven years.”

What Were the Attributes of Jesus that Drew Sinners To Him?

Sinclair Ferguson answers in video form.

A Bit of Earth

This is a nice bit of writing from Glenna Marshall.

God’s dealings in our discomfort

“Nobody wants to be uncomfortable. There is nothing to be gained by being uncomfortable for its own sake. The same is true for its related value, self-sufficiency. There is nothing wrong with being self-sufficient of itself. The Lord may well have blessed you with all sorts of things that mean you are relatively comfortable and able to support yourself. There is nothing wrong with this of itself.”

Flashback: Why Some People Aren’t Christians

As Christians we are to call all people to turn to Christ and be saved, and God will hold those accountable who do not. So why don’t they?

The shorter our life, the longer our heaven.

—De Witt Talmage

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    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

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    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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