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Weekend A La Carte (May 8)

Good morning. Might God grant you his richest benefits as you serve and worship him this weekend.

Today’ s Kindle deals include a few classics for now, and I’ ll check for more in the morning.

(Yesterday on the blog: Gospel-Driven Ministry)

Preparing for the particular Stewardship of Persecution

I’ ve been thinking of this, too. “ Since becoming a pastor I’ ve already been convinced that one associated with my most important responsibilities it to preach and pray in a way that prepares people to suffer for the glory of God. Suffering – which is a wide plus broad biblical classification – is a stewardship given to Christians as well as the church which must be stewarded well. ”

Is certainly My Repentance Actual If I Keep Committing the Same Sin?

John Piper answers: “ Let me start with a clarification of how to actually pose the question in language that I think is perhaps more consistent with the way the New Testament speaks than the way Doug set it up. Doug uses the word repent to cause the question that he offers. He says, ‘ Does true repentance mean that we never request God’s forgiveness for the same sin twice? How can I say that I have repented if I commit the same types of sin over and over? ’ I would suggest that individuals not use the phrase repent for the method we respond to day-to-day sinning as Christian believers. That may surprise individuals, but let me try to explain. ”

What to Do Whenever you Sin

And here’ t a slightly various take on sin and repentance, this one through Randy Alcorn.

Seeking the Silver Lining

“ Has been there any bright side at all to the activities of the past calendar year? Medically speaking, indeed, ” according to Charles Horton, M. Deb.

Supersonic Planes are Returning (Video)

I’ ll think it when I see it. But perhaps the time is finally right.

A Cold Take on Deconversion (from Josh Harris’s Brother)

Here are some interesting highlights from a conversation with Josh Harris’ t brother Alex.

Flashback: 5 Questions To Inquire of a Book Before you decide to Read It

All of this is designed to help you filter the particular few books you may read from the thousands you could read.

I believe the primary reason all of us misinterpret the Scriptures is not because the Ay Spirit has failed to perform His work, yet because we have failed to do ours. —R. D. Sproul