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Weekend A La Carte (9/28)

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Dear Discouraged Moms – Dear moms, I have heard you are struggling to fight the funk that has found its way to your doorstep, into your home, and has met you lying in your bed paralyzed by the thought of facing the day. I am so sorry that you are feeling this way. All too often, I can relate.”

Hours of Sermon Prep – “There are various opinions on how long it should take someone to prepare their sermon for Sunday. There are minimalists, maximalists, and everything in between. No matter where you are on the spectrum, it should comfort you to know that well known preachers span the entire spectrum. So how long do well known preachers take to prepare a sermon? Here’s what I found.”

The Unquenchable Flame – This reader-friendly introduction to the Reformation from Michael Reeves is on sale for $2.99.

Distracted Shepherds – “Over the past decade people and pastors alike have been wowed by an endless stream of ‘time saving’ devices. Have you ever noticed that every ‘time saving’ device you add to your life seems to leave you with less time? It is one more thing to manage, one more thing to distract.” Why, yes I have…

Pray for Your Son – Do you have a son? Do you want to pray for him better? Mike Leake wants you to join him in 31 days of prayer for your son.

Jesus’ SCARS – It’s always interesting to learn how other people discipline themselves to spend time with the Lord day-by-day. Bob Bevington lets us into his world and a method he has found very helpful.

The Octopuses Are Telling of God’s Glory – This is incredible.

Our sense of humor is a gift from God which should be controlled as well as cultivated.

—Oswald Sanders

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    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

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    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…