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A La Carte (March 17)


We are once again being spoiled with Kindle deals, and there are lots of them to look over.

Westminster Books has a free download for you: Read Slow. It’s 15 chapters from favorite books “that help us slow down and understand ourselves and our God in the midst of scary and uncertain times.”

(Yesterday on the blog: One Way To Make the Most of Being Housebound with Your Family)

What Is the Millennial Reign of Christ in Revelation 20? Amil, Premil or Postmil? (Video)

Here’s Tom Schreiner on the millennial reign of Christ.

The Humbling of Civilization: Praying for the Mercy of God

I’d say at least 80% of the articles that came my way yesterday were about the virus. Here’s one my Dr. Mohler. (Also see the video Why Fighting the Coronavirus Depends on You, A Pastor’s Update from Italy on the Coronavirus, and Should Churches Submit to Government Demands to Shut Down Services?)

Lacking Assurance of Salvation? Join a Church

You don’t join a church in order to be saved, but you may want to join the church to help you in making certain that you are saved. In joining a church, we are asking our brothers and sisters to hold us accountable to live according to what we speak with our mouths. (SPONSORED LINK)

Why Should You Pray Before Eating a Meal?

While it may not be prescribed in the Bible, it’s still wise for a number of reasons.

How Can We Solve the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis? (Video)

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the increasing resistance to antibiotics. This little video describes the problem and possible solutions.

St. Patrick and the Work of Ministry

Andrew Roycroft shares some lessons from the life of St. Patrick.

Help! My Teen Struggles with Self-Image

“From its beginning, the self-esteem movement has been crushing. And the movement hasn’t dissipated over the last generation or two, it has only intensified. It is more demanding than ever with the omnipresence of social media. Kids today are not only taught to believe in themselves, as we were, but now the fruits or failures of their efforts are on display for all the world to see. Their value is now also derived from how they look, how they image themselves online.”

Fighting Fear and Anxiety

Keith Mathison: “The world is fearful and anxious, but it is fearful and anxious about the wrong things. The world is fearful about the economy. The world is fearful about retirement accounts. The world is fearful about natural disasters and man-made disasters. The world is fearful of terrorism, and the world is fearful of diseases like the coronavirus. The world, however, is not fearful of God.”

Flashback: The Character of the Christian: Mature and Humble

Do you seek the credit and the glory of man, or are you happy to be unknown and unappreciated? Many Christians want to be thought of as servants, but not treated as servants. Is that you?

Good works and Christian virtue flow out of sanctification; they are not sanctification itself.

—Harold Senkbeil

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    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…