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A La Carte (June 13)


Good morning my friends. Grace and peace to you.

Today’s Kindle deals include a selection from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: On Helping Your Wife Become Like Christ by Identifying Her Every Fault)

Who Are the 144,000?

Tom Schreiner provides his interpretation of the 144,000 of Revelation 7.

When the Story Doesn’t Have a Happy Ending

Amy tells of a time when a missionary story didn’t have a happy ending and how it played out in her ministry.

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The Christian Life is a Waiting Life

“Christianity rests on promises from God to his people. Therefore, waiting is an essential part of life for those who follow Jesus.” It is, indeed.

Tyranny Follows Where Truth Fades

“In 2007, 14-year-old Yeonmi Park crossed a frozen river and three mountains in a desperate attempt to leave North Korea. Eventually, after suffering dreadful abuse in China, she made it safely to South Korea. In 2014, she received the opportunity to study in America, where she would be able to pursue an education in the ‘land of the free.’” Sharon James writes about one of Francis Schaeffer’s insights.

The Journey of the Seed

This is a neat description of what it takes for a seed to become a berry, and what it takes for the gospel to do its work.

A Very Nuanced Take on Everything

This is a clever article. I need to think a little bit more about a few of the pairings.

Flashback: How to Avoid the Worst Form of Failure

Do you want to succeed at life’s greater things? Then direct your life toward glorifying God by loving others.

If our souls are resting in Christ, if our hearts be filled with a tranquil gladness, work will be easy, duties pleasant, sorrow bearable, endurance possible.

—A.W. Pink

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

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    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

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    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.