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A La Carte (November 3)

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Do You Have a Really Good Man?

While I am admittedly biased here, I think Melissa knocks it out…of…the…park…with this one. “If we will only learn to appreciate our really good men for who they are and what they do, then one day, when they leave the last Oreo for us or when they make sure our car registration is up to date or when they wink at us across a crowded room, we’ll remember that real romance is so much more than diamonds and whatever Nicholas Sparks dreams up.”

How the Doctrine of Election Fuelled Jesus’ Work

I like this one. It’s a simple look at how the doctrine of election fuelled the work of Jesus. And if he loved the doctrine, who are we to despise it?

Grace To Mozambique

For a long time now Grace Fellowship Church has supported the work of Dr. Charles Woodrow, a medical missionary to Mozambique. I would encourage you to watch this introduction to the work in Mozambique and their need for more workers.

A Church Transforming Proverb

David Murray: “If there’s one thing that would transform our churches, it’s the application of the simple principle in these two proverbs…” He’s bang on, too.

This Day in 1784. English clergyman Thomas Coke first arrived in New York City 231 years ago today. Under John Welsey’s orders, Coke was the first Methodist bishop to come to the New World. *

That Vital Moment in Every Preacher’s Week

“We want results. And we want them fast. The trouble is we often have to wait. Whether in traffic, at the deli counter, at the pharmacy, at a restaurant, in a conversation, or for a website to load–we have to wait for things.”

Church, Stop Doing so Many Good Things

This is true for individuals as well. “Good activities are often the enemy of strategic activity. There are countless good things that a church can be doing at any given time but there are only a few things that are most strategic at any given time.”

Read Scripture Series: Job

The Bible Project continues their “Read Scripture” series with an 11-minute illustrated summary of the book of Job.


Unbelievers can tolerate Christ only as long as he is stripped of his real identity.

—R.C. Sproul

  • 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…

  • A La Carte Friday 2

    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

  • A La Carte Thursday 1

    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.