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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

  • We All Have To Do With God

    We All Have To Do With God

    Every one of us must deal with God. Every one of us must, at some time, face God. Every one of us must be prepared to give an account to God. For, as Scripture says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

    A La Carte: Wherever he leads, he’ll go / Britain’s loneliest sheep / Helping your teen with porn / How do the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ? / Exposing the good in digital distractions / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Coram Deo Pastors Conference)

    This week the blog and this giveaway are sponsored by the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. Dear brother pastor, In a spirit of prayerful expectation, I want to invite you to the Coram Deo Pastors Conference. This new event is hosted by Clearly Reformed (a new ministry I help to lead) and Christ Covenant Church (where…

  • The Kindness of God

    God’s Goodness in a Cruel World

    There is much to love and appreciate about our God, much for which we ought to give him praise and thanks. One of the attributes we may consider too seldom is his goodness, and as an aspect or component of his goodness, his kindness. And that is the subject of

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    A La Carte (February 23)

    A La Carte: Order, preparation, and the Spirit’s leading / Desecration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral / Why did God stigmatize the disabled? / Who would I be if I was happy? / 7 parenting errors that can influence adult children to leave the faith / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.