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A La Carte (May 5)

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The Problem With Seeking God’s Will – Matt Papa: I have spent too much of my life, and my prayer life, asking for God to lead me into His “perfect will”. “God lead me”. “Guide me”. “Use me”. “Bless me”. While I know that God is a gracious, condescending God who meets us wherever we are, I something wonder if God has been up there saying…. “Um…yeah. I’m Your Shepherd. That’s what I do.”

Awakening – New Zealand was already on my list of places to see, but even more so after watching this.

Ask Anything – My favorite episodes of Dr. Mohler’s podcasts are the “Ask Anything” weekend edition. This weekend: 1) How should Christians respond to the claim that God made homosexuals the way they are? 2) Should parents teach their children to pray to Jesus or to the Father? 3) For whom did Christ die?

9 Things to Know About Prayer in the Bible – Joe Carter gives us a list.

Sibling Rivalry – “If we’re honest, there are times where we meet a brother or sister in Christ and don’t feel like being a brother or sister in Christ to them.” Very true.

Modern Hymns – Kristen Gilles has a Spotify list of modern hymns you may want to listen to.

Guinness

In our day it’s worse to judge evil than to do evil.

—Os Guinness

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    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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