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Weekend A La Carte (9/21)

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You may notice a few changes around the site today; it has been a long time coming, but I’ve finally completely overhauled the look and feel of the site. I’ll explain more about that soon. But for now, here is some weekend reading.

Rabbi Philip Berg – This is a fascinating obit. “Rabbi Philip Berg, who has died aged 84, led the modern Kabbalah movement, an esoteric strain of ancient Jewish mysticism that became a pop culture phenomenon embraced by scores of A-list celebrities — most notably Madonna — but derided by critics as Hollywood’s new ‘non-religion’ and even ‘the McDonald’s of spirituality’.”

The Gospel for Family and Friends – Here are five brief tips on sharing the gospel in the most intimidating mission field of all–family and friends.

The Female Holocaust – WORLD shines a light on a horrifying practice. ” Indian parents killed an estimated 6 million girls in the last decade, but U.S. lawmakers can’t agree on what to do about it.”

Ordinary Daily Devotions – Here are six benefits of ordinary daily devotions.

Zobrist’s Leadership – I love to see the good guys in the news, and Ben Zobrist is one of them. Last night’s game was an example of how valuable he is to the team! (And stay tuned next year for his biography…)

That Their Faith Would Not Fail – From Lore Ferguson: “I woke this morning with words of prayer on my mouth. Not prayers for me or prayers for my friends, but prayers for my pastors. I go to a large church with many pastors and their job is difficult. They shepherd, lead, teach, preach, train, study, repent, and live very publicly.”

Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.

—John Stott

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    We Who Are So Ordinary

    A couple of years ago I listened to an interview with a critic of Christianity. He was a person who claimed to love Christ, yet who seemed to have little use for Christ’s church and little good to say about Christ’s people. There was one critique that especially stood out to me

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    What Is the Best Thing In Life?

    Any time we consider the spiritual disciplines, or means of grace, it is crucial that we remember not only the great purpose of these habits but also the great blessing they represent. We were made to know God and to be known by God. We were made in the image of God to have a…

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    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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