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A La Carte (August 20)

Grace and serenity to you today, my friends.

Afghanistan, the Pulpit, and the Myth of Improvement

“ If we’re to really remember the world’s tragedies in our ministries, what we need to retrieve isn’t simply what our Christian forebears taught in their ministries. We need to also obtain their sense from the world which set behind their ministries – a sense that this world is volatile, violent, and severe. ”

Weakness May Be Your own Greatest Strength

This is good and helpful: “ It’s simple for us to see our strengths as property. But most of us naturally consider our weak points as liabilities — deficiencies to minimize or cover up. But God, in his providence, gives us our weaknesses just as he gives all of us our strengths. ”

Pain Will Not Have the Last Word

Sarah Walton says, “ No one lives this particular life untouched. We all experience the brokenness and frailty of this world in one way yet another. Whether we face daily disappointments, an aging body, a life-altering illness, mistreatment, broken relationships, or loss, the pain all of us experience becomes woven into the fabric of our lives. It changes us, sometimes departing us with marks or a limp. ”

“I’ll See You in Courtroom! ”

Jesse Johnson digs into the biblical prohibition about suing additional Christians. “ The company had workman’s compensation insurance, but the insurance company was requiring which the injured worker’s personal insurance company file the claim in courtroom in order to compel transaction. The bottom line: in order to get protected, a believer (or his insurance company) would have to sue another believer (or his insurance company). ”

Bethel, Jesus, and Dove Dung

Lionel Windsor shows just how awful some of the teaching is that’ s emerging through Bethel. “ Prior to I read the book, I was hoping to find something positive to be able to say. Anything. But I really could find nothing. In a nutshell, as a believer within the Lord Jesus Christ, I found this book incredibly disturbing (especially one part of it). ”

How Difficult was the Guide of Revelation’s Trip into the Canon?

Despite the uniqueness of the book of Revelation compared to the remaining NT, its approval into the canon had not been particularly tempestuous, because Michael Kruger shows here.

In the Quiet

Melissa shows on the quiet within her home since the kids have returned to school.

Flashback: 2 Gifts You Give Others in Your Sanctification

Your own sanctification is a gift to others. Your continual growth in holiness is not something you emphasize simply for your own benefit or even your own assurance, yet something you pursue for the benefit of others.

God by no means made a soul so small that the whole world will satisfy it. —William Hendriksen