Skip to content ↓

A La Carte (November 2)

wednesday

The Lord be with you and bless you today.

There is once again a very significant list of Kindle deals. We are spoiled.

Logos users, you’ll want to look at this long list of commentaries for only $7.99 each. And, of course, you can look at the free and nearly-free books of the month.

I’m very thankful for Benjamin Vrbicek’s review of Seasons of Sorrow: “Well Done, Good and Faithful Dad.” And by way of reminder, if you have read and enjoyed the book, it would mean a lot if you’d leave a review or star-rating at Amazon.

Satan Hates Him

“Some years ago, I wrote about a blind spot in contemporary theology. In our church, we have just enjoyed a series about the Holy Spirit. In preaching this series, my mind has returned to this apparent blind spot. Yes, we know that Satan hates Jesus, marriage, and evangelism. But perhaps we should also consider his hatred for the Holy Spirit.”

A Christian audiobook narrator

I appreciated this brief tribute to a man whose voice I’ve heard more than just about any other–the voice of David Heath, who read the ESV. There’s a free audiobook to download at the end.

Reformed Theology eBook Bundle

What is Reformed theology, and how does it affect our lives as Christians? This week, you can request four ebooks by R.C. Sproul for a donation of any amount in support of Ligonier Ministries’ gospel outreach. Together, these ebooks present you with a faith that is centered on God’s grace, based in His inerrant Word, and committed to the saving work of His Son, Jesus Christ. (Sponsored Link)

Sometimes, We Need to Read Graciously: 3 Pieces of Counsel for the Christian Reader

“Having been recipients of God’s grace, we sometimes need to show more grace as Christians. Perhaps I should rephrase that comment to say as a recipient of God’s grace, I need to show more grace. Without a doubt, I am not near as gracious as I ought to be.” This leads to a helpful discussion about reading graciously.

New patterns

Susan recounts the days of moving into a new country and establishing new patterns.

Hymn of the Day

If you enjoy hymns, you might want to make this site a daily visit. It shares a hymn, its story, and a recording each day.

Flashback: How To Lead and How To Follow

Each of us is called to lead and to follow in a distinctly Christian way. According to Jesus’s Golden Rule, that must look something like this: Lead in the way you’d want to be led; follow in the way you’d want to be followed.

Sin is a boring routine, not a fresh excitement. The fast lane becomes an old rut. Evil never lends itself to originality.

—Dale Ralph Davis

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (July 11)

    A La Carte: The Disney princess whose heart isn’t worth following / Words of mercy and grace when we disagree / Ten reasons why the Bible is the greatest of great books / Why balance is bad for pastors / The earliest record of Jesus’s childhood / and more.

  • Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    Cognitive Decline and Common Faults

    When visiting a far-off church, I met a man who, with sadness, told me about his father’s final sermon. A lifelong pastor and preacher, his father had withdrawn from full-time ministry several years prior, but still preached from time to time. On this Sunday he took to the pulpit, read his text, and gave his…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (July 10)

    A La Carte: How the GOP became pro-choice / Forgive, and be forgiven / 10 non-cringy faith-based movies / The practice of arranged marriages / Do I share the gospel now? / How to show Mormon missionaries that the Bible contradicts their gospel / and more.

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (July 9)

    A La Carte: A prayer for my children’s walk with Christ / What really happened and Nicea / The secular creed / The Bible is not boring / It’s okay to fail / How can I read my Bible correctly? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Together We Pray 2024

    This week the blog is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International. They invite you to join them for an important week of prayer beginning July 22. Our Lord’s Final Command The final command our Lord Jesus gave to all who would follow Him was the command known as the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19–20). The Great…

  • The Three Greatest Enemies of Marriage

    The Three Greatest Enemies of Marriage

    Marriage brings us many joys. But since it exists in this world and not some other, it also brings its share of sorrows. It is like everything else in that way—there are times we marvel at its beauties and times we lament its difficulties. A divine gift that was meant to be only good is…