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Weekend A La Carte (May 6)

I’m so thankful to Children’s Hunger Fund for once again sponsoring the blog to tell you about some of their remarkable programs. “Our mission,” they want you to know, “is to deliver hope to suffering children by equipping local churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry.”

You will find a few new Kindle deals.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Toxic War on Masculinity)

Gain Is Godliness, or Godliness Is Gain?

“What do you need right now? What would make you genuinely, blissfully, permanently happy if you just had it right now? Ultimately, the answers to that question fall into one of just two categories: either ‘gain is godliness’ or ‘godliness is gain.’” Justin explains the difference.

Jesus Will Return to Put the World Right

He will, indeed. And what a day that will be.

FAQ: Will We Ever See God the Father?

This question is asked quite often, I find.

The Origin of Satan

Where did Satan come from, anyway?

Gratitude Multiplies When We Return It to God

“God gives us hundreds of reasons to be grateful every hour—and if you think I’m exaggerating, ask Him to make you aware of His gracious provisions surrounding you. Developing the habit and discipline of gratitude results in greater praise to God and greater happiness for ourselves.”

Pastors, Brace Yourselves for Another Election Year

With another election looming in the not-too-distant future, Trevin counsels pastors to avoid two extreme reactions.

Flashback: Is Your Church Christian or Christianish?

There is nothing in all the world as precious as a truly Christian church. There is nothing in all the world as dangerous as one that is merely Christianish. Choose your church well.

When our lives are united to Christ through faith, we have the assurance that our best days are always ahead of us and never behind us.

—Scott Sauls

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    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

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    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

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    A La Carte (February 20)

    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.

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    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.