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The La Carte (January 26)

Good morning! The grace from the Lord Jesus be along with you today…

Today’ s Kindle deals include a kind of hodgepodge!

(Yesterday on the weblog: Shedding Tears Over Heartaches That May Never Come)

Rejoice Consistently

I have been considering First Thessalonians 5: 16–18 a fair bit lately: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all conditions. ” In this article, H. N. Charles Jr. calls these words “the standing purchases of the gospel” since “ these exhortations apply to all Christians in every place every situation. ”

What Are We Willing To Pray?

Our prayers are both spoken, and unspoken, and these times more privately than corporately. While perhaps spoken within secret, our prayers reveal what we will ask for, or even offer to the Lord. If we look back on our plea life these last couple of months, what has it been such as? ”

Before Homeschooling, Let’s Believe Like Christians

We’ re probably not the only ones who have been considering academic choices through this pandemic. In this article, Rebecca VanDoodewaard provides counsel for prospective home schoolers. “ Homeschooling is not just a good educational choice. It is a life-style that effects every person in the household. It adjustments a family’s relationships, focal points, schedule—and, yes, there will be publications and papers everywhere. In order Christians, we need to have matters clear in our minds just before we try and make them workout practically. ”

Why Does It Seem Like the particular Smartest People Are the Ones Who seem to Reject Christianity?

Michael Kruger answers the question in this brief video.

When Fear Is definitely Sinful

Within this one Mike Reeves differentiates between two types of panic. “ The first type of anxiety about God is condemned by Scripture. I have been tempted to call it ‘ wrong panic, ’ but there is a sense in which it is quite right for unbelievers to be afraid of God. The particular holy God is awful to those who are far from him. Instead, I am calling this ‘ sinful fear, ’ since it is a fear of The almighty that flows from sin. ”

Two Warnings for Christians (Video)

“ You will find troubles facing Christians in the world and in the chapel. Greg Koukl of Remain to Reason shares exactly what form these troubles take, and why Christians need to be alert and equipped with the truth. ”

How Salvation is Ultimately Regarding God

“ Salvation is for us , of course—God doesn’t need it—but it isn’t really mainly about us. It really is mainly about God. How so? ” Jared Wilson explains.

Flashback: Do Children Have a Economic Obligation Toward Their Parents?

There are financial obligations that extend from mother and father to children and, afterwards, from children to parents. Plus, like all obligations, this is made joyful, not troublesome, by the gospel.

It is not he that will reads most, but he or she that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Alfredia. —Thomas Brooks