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A La Carte (May 14)


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

On sale this week at Westminster Books is the excellent God’s Word for You series.

There are a couple of good books to look at in today’s Kindle deals.

The Power of the Word of God (Video)

I enjoyed this brief video of Alistair Begg explaining the power of God’s Word.

Come Home, Weary Wanderer

“As the years roll by, God’s children can slip into patterns of behavior that, mostly unbeknownst to them, lead to a place absent of the heart and mission of God. It’s subtle, like the dripping of a faucet. Little by little, their eyes veer from the path of righteousness and wholehearted devotion to Jesus. The world and its desires distract even the most faithful and committed followers. If you find yourself in a similar season, here are some thoughts to help you course correct.”

The Distinctions God Makes and Man’s Rebellious Attempt to Erase Them

This one is quite interesting—a look at the ways in which God creates distinctions but we, in our rebellion, try to erase them.

6 Questions about the Book of Job

Christopher Ash does a great job answering some good questions about the book of Job.

A Refuge for the Guilty Soul

It’s easy to glance over those Old Testament cities of refuge, but Nick Batzig explains why we shouldn’t. “One of the most wonderful Old Testament types of Jesus and His saving work is found in the account of the cities of refuge mentioned in Numbers 35 and Joshua 20.”

I Thought You Should Know

I remember Latin class well, and what I believe was the first sentence of the first textbook: “In pictura est puella nomine Cornelia.” Anyway, Kristin’s article begins in Latin class and moves from there to church…

Flashback: 8 Items for Christian Parents to Ponder

Why would you long to have children, and assign such value to them, and find so much joy in them, if, in the meantime, you give little thought to their eternal souls?

Occasional conquests of sin do not amount to a mortifying of it.

—John Owen

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 22)

    A La Carte: Motherhood / An open letter to dads about gentle parenting / How do I navigate a painful breakup? / More wonderful than being beautiful / Three reasons to show up to the prayer meeting / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…