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Weekend A La Carte (February 24)

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My gratitude goes to Coram Deo Pastor’s Conference for sponsoring the blog this week. It is coming up soon and will feature the preaching of Kevin DeYoung, John Piper, Carl Trueman, H.B. Charles Jr., and others. You can’t go wrong with a lineup like that!

Today’s Kindle deals include some newer books and some older ones.

(Yesterday on the blog: God’s Goodness in a Cruel World)

Wherever He Leads, He’ll Go

Glenna Marshall reflects on youthful promises of obedience. “I liked the idea of promising obedience, of telling the Lord that nothing in this world would be dearer to me than obeying Him. In young, untried faith, I nearly invited him to test me, telling him in a long, journaled prayer that wherever he led, I would most certainly go. I banked on my obedience. I would be stalwart, no matter what came.” But she didn’t know what would come.

Britain’s Loneliest Sheep

“A high-profile new resident arrived in Dumfries and Galloway recently – a ewe once known as ‘Britain’s Loneliest Sheep’. Fiona, as she has been named, was rescued after being stranded for more than two years at the foot of cliffs in the Scottish Highlands. Fiona’s plight hit the headlines after a kayaker photographed her still trapped at the foot of a steep cliff at the Cromarty Firth, two years after a previous sighting.”

Helping Your Teen With Porn

This newsletter from CCEF has some great resources for helping teens with porn. Don’t miss this video featuring Todd Stryd.

How Do the Arminian and Calvinist Views of Election Differ?

Andy Naselli explains clearly and helpfully how the Arminian and Calvinist views of election differ from one another. (You can either read or watch what he says.)

Exposing the Good in Digital Distractions

“Digital distractions all begin with intentional choice. Once you start checking your phone a few times an hour, intentionally, for the sake of some good thing, you begin to check it unintentionally, regardless of its value.” Yet not all distractions are sinful.

From Being a Self-Saboteur to a Sentinel

Writing for Club 31 Women, Kelly Tarr says “We can be our own worst enemies. We are often the saboteur of our own lives and it ends up affecting the ones we love, too.”

Flashback: When Grumbling Meets Gossip

Rather than following biblical guidance and speaking directly to a person who has offended us, we speak to anyone or everyone else. This invariably erodes relationships in the church and foments disunity.

The sovereignty of God is the one impregnable rock to which the suffering human heart must cling.

—Jerry Bridges

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