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Weekend A La Carte (July 16)

May you know the Lord’s blessings this weekend!

(Yesterday on the blog: From Everlasting to Everlasting)

After the fire

“Our family was driving through the Var region of southern France recently, and we passed through an area that had been burned in a forest fire just last summer. The scars of that destruction were still clearly visible, but what was astonishing was the amount of green already bursting forth, the unstoppable life pushing through and undoing all the hard work of the forces of darkness.” There’s a lesson to be learned here.

Isn’t one enough?

This is encouraging. “Sometimes you just know the Lord is at work. That’s not to say he’s not at work when you don’t sense it. He’s always at work, after all. But sometimes, while he’s at work, he is at work in ways that are particularly noticeable.”

Desperate and Dependent

You may appreciate these pointers for prayer. “I can’t go to the store and purchase wisdom, character, integrity, honesty, diligence, perseverance, or salvation for my children or grandchildren, but I can ask God to give it. And so I ask.”

How Do You Know If You Love Jesus?

This article draws upon a good source to consider how you can be confident that you truly love the Lord.

What is the beatific vision?

You’ve probably heard the term “the beatific vision.” In this short video, Sinclair Ferguson explains what it is.

The Light of the World: How Jesus is Reaching International Students

This is an encouraging story about how the Lord is reaching international students.

Flashback: Behavior Both Odd and Ugly

I see the world through my own sin and project my sin upon others. I see my sin in them, even where it doesn’t exist. I unfairly and sinfully accuse them of my sin.

What then is holiness? Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing and living out of the gospel in our souls.

—John Owen

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