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Free Stuff Fridays

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Focus Publications and they are offering an excellent prize package. There will be five winners and each will win a stack of books. Those books fall into three categories:

God Redeeming His BrideDiscipline in the Church

First up we have a book that has created a bit of stir, God Redeeming His Bride: A Handbook of Church Discipline by Robert Cheong. Many of us find church discipline very difficult, our culture detests it, but our culture is also very quick to spot when the church seems to turn a blind idea to Christians who don’t lead lives consistent with what they profess. This book comes from the authors’ years of experience and also interviews with over 30 pastors from a wide range of geographical and ecclesiastical backgrounds. It results in a book that is very practical – including sample letters to members who fall but also a strong Biblical basis that will make it an indispensable guide to church leaders and members alike.

The Life of God in the Soul of the ChurchFellowship in the Church

Fellowship in church is more than just being friends or a good neighbour to fellow members. It needs to be Christ centred and from the Gospel in order for us to grow together spiritually. This is the message from The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship by Thabiti Anyabwile, and it is as relevant today, in this world that yearns for real community but doesn’t know where to find it, as it has ever been.

Growing in HolinessDoctrine in the Church

We also have four new titles from the popular Christians Pocket Guide series. Baptism by Robert Letham, Christology by Mark Jones, Justification by Guy Waters and Sanctification by J. V. Fesko are the topics covered. These fantastic little books give you the basics on deep and critical subjects within the Church. They do so in a brief, easy to read format but remain remarkably profound, with the intention of igniting a desire to dig deeper on a subject that catches your interest. Getting these doctrines right will transform individuals and strengthen our churches and these books will be a perfect starting point in that effort.

Giveaway Rules: As soon as the winners have been chosen, all names and addresses will be immediately and permanently erased. Winners will be notified by email. The giveaway closes Saturday at noon.

  • Leadership

    We Need Qualified Leadership

    A few days ago I happened upon the page of an especially mega-sized megachurch. The church is about to undergo a leadership transition from an older man to a younger one and a page on the site lays out the process through which this new pastor was chosen. I read with a morbid kind of…

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    A La Carte (June 21)

    A La Carte: Making tea and holding hands for the sake of the gospel / When Christian groups subvert religious liberty of Christians / How busy should I be? / 5 ways people worship themselves / A backwards birth into heaven / A new systematic theology / and more.

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    A La Carte (June 20)

    A La Carte: How to support the caregivers in your church / What we gain in following Jesus / The way we feel is not necessarily the way it is / The power and danger of habit / The man who introduced American Evangelicals to C.S. Lewis / and more.

  • Do Not Envy the Wicked

    Do You Envy the Wicked?

    It takes a long time for sinful instincts to become pure, for tendencies toward what is evil to be transformed into tendencies toward what is good, lovely, and pleasing to God. The man who quits drugs will still react when he catches a whiff and the woman who gave up alcoholism will still struggle when…

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    A La Carte (June 19)

    A La Carte: The golden rule for hard conversations / Seven reasons you shouldn’t ignore beauty / The early church on entertainment / The uselessness of prayer / A thousand wheels of providence / Impossible, hard, and easy / and more.

  • Our Salvation Through Christ

    This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and this post is adapted from The Kindness of God by Nate Pickowicz (© 2024). Published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Just like the Old Testament, the New Testament teaches that this wonderful salvation is extended to us as a kindness. Paul opens his letter…