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Weekend A La Carte (February 26)

Good morning! May you know God’s richest blessings in the weekend ahead.

My gratitude goes to Zondervan for sponsoring the blog this week with news of a new book by Sean McGever titled The Good News of Our Limits.

There’s a pretty good little collection of Kindle deals to browse today.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Christian Books for February 2022)

This Dying Young Woman Has a Message for Us

“Meet Brooklyn; she is a young woman living out her final few days at home on hospice care. Though her outer self is wasting away, her inner self is being renewed day by day, and she is a bright and shining light for the rest of us. I encourage you to follow her Facebook page, Brooklyn’s Journey Home, and walk alongside her as she faces head-on, the last enemy death.”

Hard rocks of reality

Andrée Seu Peterson: “Ghent University (Belgium) professor Mattias Desmet describes a phenomenon he calls ‘mass formation psychosis’ that occurs in societies under certain specific conditions, in which ‘the individual disappears, and a collective becomes predominant.’ It doesn’t make a difference whether the individuals are very intelligent or not intelligent … ‘everybody becomes equally stupid.’”

After Disruption

“In our own context in the cosseted West, a pandemic has been a spark to the dry tinder of our casual approach to gathered worship, and our assumed unity in things other than the gospel. Rather than being a moment of superficial schism, we could ask God to use these experiences to bring about a new and fundamental vision of how we can build where we were once divided, dislocated, and locked out of the ways and worship we once enjoyed.”

Sexual Sin Is Not Inevitable

Randy Alcorn reminds us that, despite how it may feel in the moment of temptation, sexual sin is not inevitable.

What’s in Your Mind, Believer?

“Since the time of the Reformation in the sixteenth century, the question has been asked endlessly: ‘What is the role of the law of God in light of the gospel?’” Sinclair Ferguson discusses how and why the Law has been rendered obsolete.

Everyone Needs to Change

Everyone needs to change–there are no exceptions.

Flashback: The Eternal Significance of a Single Little Word

If people will give account for even the careless words they speak, how much more the deliberate?

Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.

—A.W. Tozer

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