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Weekend A La Carte (5/18)

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Explore the World – Here’s a fascinating way to pass a few minutes. Using Google Map’s street view, you get dropped somewhere in the world and have to try to guess where you are.

Embarrassing Moments in Ministry – I haven’t been in ministry long enough to have a collection of embarrassing moments like these. Here’s hoping I avoid the worst of them!

Too Important to Outsource – There are many things in life we can outsource, but some are just too important and we have to do them ourselves. This article talks about the importance of parents discipling their own children.

Prepare Children for Times of Doubt – In a similar vein, C Michael Patton writes about how to prepare your children for times of doubt.

The Course of Christian History – Gospel Coalition asked four church historians this question: “After AD 70, what day most changed the course of Christian history?”

Working on a Sermon Saturday Night – There is some wise counsel for pastors in this article. “Many of the pastors that I interact with are frustrated that they are working on their sermons well into the weekend. If this is you consider applying the following principles to help you recapture your Saturdays.” Now, to go work on my sermon a bit…

The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it.

—John Owen

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    A La Carte: God doesn’t owe me kindness / Jordan Peterson’s “We Who Wrestle with God” tour / Does your church have an evangelist? / Putting Jesus first in a world of pleasures / Send help. My husband believes in me / and more.

  • Unite in Prayer with Persecuted Believers

    This week the blog is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. “Can I have a Bible?” The guard studied Qasem. “If you paint the walls of every cell in this prison, I’ll get you a Bible.” “Where is the paint?” And so Qasem, enduring what would ultimately be a three-year sentence for running house churches throughout…

  • Tell Me

    Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

    If you have spent any time at all on YouTube, you have probably seen videos of people hearing for the first time or people seeing color for the first time—videos of people who, through the miracles of modern science, have senses restored that had either been missing altogether or that had become dull through illness…

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    A La Carte (February 26)

    A La Carte: How not to apply the Bible / 30 people in the New Testament confirmed / Taylor Swift and Christianity / But I did everything right / 10 reasons the Old Testament matters to Christians / Kindle deals / and more.

  • 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.