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A La Carte (March 30)

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May the Lord be with you and bless you today.

Westminster Books has a deal on a new systematic theology.

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of noteworthy titles.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Gap Between Our Greatest Grief and Our Greatest Joy)

What Are Atheism and Secularism?

Ligonier has a helpful and quite extensive introduction to the twin philosophical worldviews of atheism and secularism.

Gospel Mourning

“Jesus said, ‘Blessed are those that mourn.’ It is in this gospel mourning God comes to his people. The Spirit gives comfort as we mourn for sin and the effects of sin on a hurting world. We look to the Christ which came down in search of all those who would mourn by faith.”

3 Reasons I’m Glad That God is Sovereign Over Tragedy

Jacob offers three reasons that he is grateful that God is sovereign over even tragedies.

Overlooked Details of the Red Sea Crossing

The crossing of the Red Sea is one of the Bible’s most familiar stories. “So if we were asked to recount this story, we could probably list many of the highlights without consulting Scripture. However, because the episode is so famous, and depictions of the event are so numerous, we will inevitably miss some details. The story is perhaps too familiar.” Indeed.

17 Dates Along the Old Testament Storyline

Mitch has been sharing some really interesting writing about the Old Testament. Here he shares a series of dates that help explain the OT storyline.

Can Satan Put Thoughts into Our Heads?

He sure can, as John Piper explains here.

Flashback: Her Weakness Is Her Strength

It is to the weakest that we owe the greatest honor, to the frailest that we owe the greatest allegiance, to the ones most likely to be overlooked that we owe the greatest attention.

Do you want to make your Christianity attractive and beautiful to others? Then acquire the grace of patience now, before you experience illness. Then, if you become ill, your illness will be for the glory of God.

—J.C. Ryle

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • We All Have To Do With God

    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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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    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…