Destinations

August 5, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_There is a free ebook worth nabbing. R. C. Sproul’s Surprised by Suffering: The Role of Pain and Death in The Christian Life is free for Nook and Kindle.

Jared Moore writes about 10 Myths about Lust. Here is a quote:

The only answer for a lustful heart is constant repentance and faith in Christ.  God is more beautiful and more valuable than fulfilling our lustful desires. If you embrace and meditate on His beauty, all sin will appear ugly and detestable.

 

The Van Gogh That Breaks My Heart is an interesting piece attempting to track down Van Gogh’s faith pilgrimage.

In A Fine Line, Aimee Byrd tracks down why preaching is so important. Here is a snippet:

“…throughout our week, we get discouraged as we try to live as we are called. We are tempted and sometimes fall into sin. We are weary in the race that is the Christian life. We forget who we are and what Christ has done. We fall into our default mode of self-righteousness. But “God has ordained the preaching of the Word so that we may be rescued yet again.” We were there because God ordained it. And that makes all the difference.”

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I’m buried this week, so I have little time for blogging. Replant: How a Dying Church Can Grow Again is free for Nook and Kindle today only. Looks interesting.

Destinations

July 22, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Tullian’s book, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free, is free for Nook and Kindle, today ONLY.

Mark Altrogge relates six critical truths about anger. Here is the first one: “Anger is not caused by other people or our circumstances. It comes out of our own hearts.”

How might we encourage a fellow saint struggling with sin. David Murray gives some direction.

How should we understand that pesky 1Tim 2:15 passage about women being saved through childbearing? Bill Mounce enlightens.

Convert, pay tax, or die, Islamic State warns Christians describes the tragic situation in northern Iraq. Ten years ago there were 100,000 believers in Mosul. Today there are 200.

This is cool:

Destinations

July 3, 2014

There are several free ebooks worth grabbing right now. Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God is free for Nook and Kindle.  This seems like it might be a handy resource for anyone who has to speak to children from time to time. Jesus the Evangelist: Learning to Share the Gospel from the Book of John is free for Kindle and Nook. Lion of Babylon, this month’s free audio offering from Christian Audio, is probably worth listening to. 

David Murray writes about 10 Reasons God Stops Us in Our Tracks.

I think about church growth from time to time. Here is an interesting article about the issue.

I Want a Patriotic Church. Don’t hate me for this.

You might have heard that Louis Zamperini has died. We will hear a lot about him this year with Angelina Jolie’s film Unbroken being released on Christmas Day. Here is his testimony at a 1958 Billy Graham Crusade.

Destinations

March 28, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_I hate to mention the issue of homosexuality, but  I think this post is helpful. Kevin DeYoung deals with why this issue isn’t like other areas where Christians might disagree. This issue isn’t like the millennium. As DeYoung writes: “At its root, support for homosexual behavior is not simply a different interpretation of Scripture; it is a rejection of Scripture itself.”

Ever struggle with depression? Here are 8 Causes of Spiritual Depression.

Jen Thron has 5 Hard Things to Pray for your Husband.

I encourage you to read Salvation in a Dementia Ward. Sometimes God takes us to some pretty dark places.

“Found: God’s Will” by John MacArthur is free for Nook and Kindle.

Three Quick Things …

March 21, 2014

First, “How People Change” is free for Nook and Kindle.

Second, Doug Wilson discusses total depravity. If you have questions about what it is, or how it is supported biblically, I encourage you to read this post. It is the deep end of the pool but well worth your time.

Finally, this video reminds me that we have to do more:

Destinations

March 10, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_First, Cold Case Christianity is free for Nook and Kindle. This book is too good to pass up.

Do you ever wonder what to do with Lent? The two links in this post argue for both sides of the issue. If you are curious about the practice, this might be the place to start.

Several Sundays ago, I preached about church membership. As I discussed membership, I also addressed church discipline. This post, thoroughly but briefly, outlines the issue of church membership.

Do you want more of the backstory of what is happening in Ukraine? Here are the Cliffs Notes: