A La Carte (December 30) – Tim Challies

There are many fascinating Kindle offers immediately. Many are Christian, however I additionally added an entire checklist of historic works as effectively.

(Yesterday on the weblog: A Prayer Earlier than Listening to Sunday’s Sermon)

Trusting God with Our Unknown Future

Vance Christie has a pleasant little biographical sketch of hymnwriter Philip Bliss. “This Sunday, December 29, marks the 143rd anniversary of the premature demise of Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876), a well-liked nineteenth century hymnwriter. Circumstances surrounding Bliss’s demise present a profound lesson regarding trusting God with our unknown future. Might all of us be inspired and enabled to try this with all of the unknowns of the New 12 months to return.”

The Actual Rip-off of ‘Influencer’

Seth Godin writes briefly and compellingly about influencers. “Part of the scam is that the pyramid scheme of attention will somehow pay off for a lot of people. It won’t. It can’t. The math doesn’t hold up. Someone is going to win a lottery, but it probably won’t be us.”

Your Ministry Will Take a Lifetime

Ray Ortlund: “This article is for every young man who feels that his glory is taking too long to become obvious. This is for every young man in ministry who feels restless and eager and ambitious (with godly ambition) for more opportunities to make his mark for Christ. Yes, you have mixed motives. Who doesn’t? But your desire to cut a wide swath of gospel harvest is of God.”

Faith and Residing Preparations Across the World

You may learn this text, or simply take a look at the charts and graphs. Both approach, it has a lot of fascinating issues to say and present in regards to the methods totally different folks reside.

Need to Raise 200 Kilos with out Breaking a Sweat?

You ponder whether a brand new know-how like this can develop into frequent or whether or not we’ll by no means hear about it once more.

Wayne Grudem’s Third Purpose Divorce is Justified

Ariel Gonzalez Bovat gives some fascinating context to Wayne Grudem’s latest change with regards to divorce.

How This Deserted Mining City in Greenland Helped Win World Conflict II

I discovered this one fascinating. “Founded in 1854, the town of Ivittuut (formerly Ivigtut) once held the world’s largest reserve of naturally occurring cryolite.”

Flashback: Power = Good, Weak spot = Dangerous

Contemplate how God can and can work in you within the yr forward if solely you can be weak. Make this the yr the place you’ll rejoice in weak spot so you possibly can depend on God’s power.

The gospel shouldn’t be a technique to get folks to heaven; it’s a technique to get folks to God. It’s a approach of overcoming each impediment to eternal pleasure in God. If we don’t need God above all issues, we’ve got not been transformed by the gospel. —John Piper

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