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Sunday A La Carte (September 10)

It is another one of those Sundays in which I gathered so much good material for A La Carte that I thought it was only right to create an extra edition. So here is a Sunday A La Carte.

What Does Luke 9:23 Mean?

“And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’” What did Jesus mean by this? And how do we apply it to our lives?

How I’m Teaching Colossians in Youth Group

This should be a helpful series from Youth Pastor Theologian. Various leaders are going to simply share what they are doing with their youth group at the moment. That’s a great way to get some fresh ideas!

To pursue contentment, don’t believe the lies of our culture

“Christians are called to be content, to be satisfied with what we have at the moment (in places like Phil 4:10-13). That’s an easy thing to say but a difficult thing to do. One of the reasons it is so difficult is that so much in our culture is pushing us to be discontent.”

What Does It Mean to Be a True Friend?

What does it mean to be a true friend? And what does it have to do with pressure washing a driveway? Read on to find out.

3 Things You Should Know about the Song of Solomon

There is so much that could be said about the Song of Solomon that a mere three things seems entirely inadequate. But these are at least three very important and helpful things.

Slow Down and Ordain Elders Carefully

This is very wise counsel: slow down and ordain elders carefully lest you rush and learn to regret it.


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    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…

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    A La Carte: The pursuit of (which) happiness? / Don’t hastily choose elders / The evangelistic nature of awe / What you read builds who you are / Till he was strong / A father’s threads of living faith / Logos deals / and more.

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    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…