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A La Carte (November 25)

Happy Thanksgiving to any or all my American friends and family. You enjoy your holiday and we’ lmost all take care of the internet today.

Today’ s Kindle deals include a nice small selection of titles.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Alfredia Books fo Nov 2021)

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and Leanness of Soul

“ When we neglect God and ingratitude sets in, we have grown spiritually sick. At that point, it does not matter how much we have; it will never fulfill us, and the more we get, the greater dissatisfied we become. If God great great mercy are not able to fill our hearts with thanksgiving, absolutely nothing will. ”

Handling Our own Differences Redemptively, Not really Destructively

Scotty Smith: “ Trying to wrap my head and heart across the divisiveness that has notable so much public talk lately, I spent some valuable time pondering three messy relational scenarios described within the New Testament. Each situation highlights the way you, who are perfectly cherished by Jesus, don’t easily handle our own differences very well. ”

The Glimpse Into the Long term of God’s Children

This one is well worth reading. “ I’d argue that using our imagination in this way is probably one of the main reasons why God gave us an imagination. If Heaven is real, why wouldn’t we all use our thoughts, within the bounds of what God offers revealed to us, in order to stir up our hearts in this way? ”

How Much Does A Good Deed Weigh?

These are good and important questions. “ How much does a good deed weigh over the scales of ideal justice? How many great actions does it take to balance against a bad one? What about poor attitudes? If I perform a good deed along with mixed motives, does it still count as good, or have I ruined it with my divided heart that hides so much selfishness and pride and envy right together with whatever good I’m trying to do? ”

Training Confession

“ Before I actually became a member at my church here in Kansas City, I did not know anything about confession. Don’t get me wrong, I knew that believers are supposed to concede more than once: there is confession initially at salvation, and then consistently throughout the life of sanctification. ”

Confessing the Trust: The Place of Confessions in Church Living

Through confession to confessions– here’ s one particular one why confessions of faith possess a place in the corporate praise service.

Flashback: 4 Common Critics and Constructive Ways to Respond to All of them

In his book The Heart of the Preacher , Rick Reed lists four common experts and offers appropriate and constructive ways to react to each of them.

One of the effects of the gospel going deeper straight into our souls is it frees our fingertips to loosen their own grasp on our items. —David Mathis