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A La Carte (November 17)


Good morning. May the Lord bless you and keep you today.

Grace Fellowship Church is now accepting applications for our Winter 2022 Pastoral Internship. This is a 12-week, full-time intensive program that runs from February to May. Please apply if you meet the criteria!

On sale this week at Westminster Books is Paul Tripp’s new book on doctrine.

Today’s Kindle deals include a list of titles from Crossway. The theme seems to be relationships.

In Our Rejection of the Prosperity Gospel, Are We Missing God’s Provision?

Jared Wilson wonders whether, in our fervor to condemn the prosperity gospel, we’ve perhaps gone just a bit too far and condemned God’s provision.

Ottomans and Incarnation

Here’s a neat account about taking one of those opportunities God provides.

Missional Wear: Early Black Friday Deals!

Worldwide shipping delays and supply chain challenges make it more important than ever to get your Christmas shopping done early. Check out some of the best deals of the year while they last! (Sponsored Link)

Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry

There’s a new issue of the 9Marks Journal read for reading via download or in your browser. This issue deals with sound doctrine.

The Voices Behind Us

Andrea says “we all have voices behind us – their hot breath of condemnation against our necks. Many times we hear our own words joining theirs, bearing down on us in the night.”

The Destroyer of All Darkness

“Jesus came into this dark and fallen world as the new creation and to bring about a re-creation of all those for whom He died. He is ‘the Destroyer of the darkness,’” says Nick Batzig.

Church is Back, But Where Are The People?

“In a day when we can personalize and customize all our interactions, at least those of a digital nature, the church forces us into relationships that don’t fit social media algorithms. The church, the embodied gathering, doesn’t reconfigure to our likes and shares and news preferences. We need this kind of community or we may end up lost down some worm hole on the Internet.”

Flashback: 3 Parenting Myths We Are All Tempted To Believe

As Christian parents raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, we can be tempted to believe some dangerous myths about what we are doing and how we are to go about it.

That place and position is most healthful for us in which we are kept most humble—most taught our own sinfulness, drawn most to the Bible and prayer, led most to live by faith and not by sight.

—J.C. Ryle

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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  • 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: 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.