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Weekend A La Carte (3/9)

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Seven Things to Pray For Your Children – Jon Bloom offers seven helpful, specific things to pray for your children. “Some years back a good friend shared with me seven Scripture texts that he and his wife prayed for their two daughters from the time they were infants. The girls are now grown. And it’s beautiful to see how God has (and still is) answering the faithful, specific prayers of faith-filled parents in the lives of these young, godly women.”

On Sermon Conclusions – H.B. Charles Jr. offers seven tips for crafting a powerful conclusion for a sermon.

The Professor and the Bikini Model – “A world-renowned physicist meets a gorgeous model online. They plan their perfect life together. But first, she asks, would he be so kind as to deliver a special package to her?” It’s an interesting article, and an interesting glimpse into the mind, if you want to read something a little bit longer.

Battling Sinful Sarcasm – “A friend recently introduced me as her ‘sarcastic friend.’ She said it was my sarcasm that convinced her we’d hit it off. Isn’t that how Jesus said we would be known? You know, by our sarcasm?” Ouch.

Marilynne Robinson – “The author of Gilead and When I Was a Child I Read Books says that after Housekeeping, her greatest fear was writing a fraudulent book simply to escape the embarrassments of having written only one novel.”

Eerdmans – Eerdmans is having an inventory-reduction sale. There are some good books there at significant discounts.

Rewards in Heaven – Are rewards in heaven based on our efforts or on God’s grace? C. Michael Patton answers.

Seeing is not believing. Seeing is seeing. Believing is being confident without seeing.

—G. Campbell Morgan

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