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Weekend A La Carte (October 8)

The Lord bless and keep you as you serve him this weekend.

There’s a pretty good list of Kindle deals today.

(Yesterday on the blog: Christian, When Persecution Comes: Embrace It)

The Great Tribulation—When and How Long?

“I am often asked whether or not the ‘tribulation’ is a seven year period which immediately precedes the second coming of Jesus Christ, or is it the entire period of time between Christ’s first and second advent, the so-called ‘great tribulation?’” Kim Riddelbarger answers from an amillennial perspective.

Even When I Hate My Body, God Calls it Good

“I said ‘I hate my body.’ The words came out like venom. And in that moment, I meant each one. It’s not even just the way my body looks. No, it’s the way it feels.”

What does Genesis 6:6 mean when it says that God repented? (Video)

Sinclair Ferguson answers a question about what the Bible means when it says that God repented or relented.

The prayers of God’s people

“Sometimes we wonder why things are happening as they are in the church. Why is the Lord doing this or that among us? We aren’t complaining – we are often grateful – but nonetheless wonder. But then we find out that people have been praying specifically for that thing. That is a real privilege.”

Beware of Pride: A Short Cautionary Tale

Here is a short, cautionary tale about that most persistent of foes.

Something to Ponder

“The book of Psalms tends to become a favourite for people who have faced some challenges in life. Perhaps you have experienced grief over the loss of a loved one, discouragement during a dark season of life, or any other challenges that set the Psalms into vivid colour in our hearts. Once we know of the soul food kept in that storehouse, we tend to find ourselves returning again and again.”

Flashback: What To Expect When Battling Sin

To become a Christian is to accept the lifelong challenge of becoming who you are — of putting sin to death and growing in holiness. Today I want to channel a little John Owen and tell you three things you ought to expect when battling sin.

There is nothing standing in the records of eternity against any soul that believes in the Lord Jesus Christ.

—Charles Spurgeon

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    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.

  • Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    Why Those Who Seem Most Likely to Come, Never Come At All

    It is something we have all observed at one time or another and something we have all wondered about. Why is it that those who seem most likely to come to Christ so often reject him? Why is it that those hear the boldest invitations and who have the greatest opportunities so commonly turn away?…

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    Weekend A La Carte (February 17)

    A La Carte: Think you’re immune to adultery? / One of the most hopeful reminders about sanctification / What do we do with dreams and visions? / Have you ever asked your church elders to visit and pray for you? / The neurodivergent believer / Preaching advice for busy pastors / and more.

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Open the Bible)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Open the Bible. They encourage you to enter to win a series of books from Open the Bible and Pastor Colin Smith! Included in the giveaway are: For All Who Grieve by Pastor Colin Smith. Written with compassion and understanding, yet honestly facing the difficult questions that…

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    From Washington & Jefferson to Trump & Biden

    The United States has produced more than its fair share of fascinating figures. Over the course of its storied history, it has produced a host of figures who have shaped the nation, the continent, and the world. Many of these have been its presidents and politicians, though others have been its inventors, its business leaders,…