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Weekend A La Carte (February 10)

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I am very thankful to ChurchSocial for sponsoring the blog this week. ChurchSocial gives congregations a safe place to communicate, share information, and manage membership online. We use it at my church and are grateful for it!

Today’s Kindle deals (and yesterday’s) include a number of interesting titles.

Westminster Books is offering a deal on a new book titled EveryPsalm.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Tallest Trees and the Strongest Winds)

After the Snow Melts

Be sure to read Trevin Wax’s beautiful reflection on melting snow and the dawn of spring.

Worse Than Any Affliction: Why I Refuse to Grumble

There are few sins more odious than grumbling. In this article, Joni Eareckson Tada tells why she refuses to give in to the temptation.

Your Body Is Not the Temple, But THE Body Is

Writing for 9Marks, Nicholas Piotrowski and Ryan Johnson clarify a familiar passage. “It’s common to hear Christians speak of their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. The implication is that we should treat our physical bodies with appropriate reverence.” But the context seems to indicate Paul is speaking of something more corporate than individual.

You Don’t Have to Give Your Child a Smartphone

I don’t necessarily align with the specific measures at the end of the article, but I think the main points are important: You don’t have to give your child a smartphone; and if you do, you need to help them use it well.

I am Confident

I appreciate Cheryl explaining some of what she is confident in.

Wisdom Will Laugh at Your Expense

In Proverbs, Wisdom says “I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you.” But aren’t we supposed to refrain from mocking someone else’s downfall?

Flashback: What I Would Have To Deny To Deny Hell

What would I have to deny in order to deny hell? If I am ever to come to the point of denying the existence of hell, what will be the doctrinal cost of getting there?

When a man truly sees himself, he knows nobody can say anything about him that is too bad. You need not worry about what men may say or do; you know you deserve it all and more.

—Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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    Weekend A La Carte (May 25)

    A La Carte: Don’t regret your past—redeem it / Parents, are you raising angry partisans? / You’re gonna lose everything / My husband and I keep fighting over the same thing / What are the “all things” I can do in Christ? / How are we handling generational differences? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Moody Publishers)

    This giveaway is sponsored by Moody Publishers. Attention all Bible scholars, believers in the power of faith, and lovers of the Word! Learn about God’s divine mercy and compassion with our exclusive Bible Study Giveaway. Win the ultimate bible study library including Overflowing Mercies by author and Bible teacher Craig Allen Cooper. This giveaway also…

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    A La Carte (May 24)

    A La Carte: To sit in the threat of loss / The world cannot be gender blind / The missing years / Too much times / Finding freedom in God’s providence / The weighted vest of pastoral ministry / A micro course for pastors / and more.

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    A La Carte (May 23)

    A La Carte: How a wife entrusts her husband to God / Everyone has their own facts now / A better way to look at missions / The secret of contentment / Hospitality—a command for our joy / Are you barely hanging on? / and more.

  • Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Redeeming Sex in Marriage

    Surely few things in this world are more mysterious than sex. Surely few things give such clear evidence that there must be more to them than the sum of their parts. On the one level, sex is a simple biological function that exists to populate the earth with human beings. On the other level, it…