Kindle deals for Christian readers
- A God-Sized Vision by Collin Hansen and John Woodbridge—$1.99 (today only)
- Glorious Ruin by Tullian Tchividjian—$1.99
- Nothing Is Impossible with God by Rose Marie Miller—$1.99
- A Church in the House by Matthew Henry—99¢
- Identity by Eric Geiger—$2.99
- A Household Gospel by Mathew Sims—$2.99
- The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel—99¢
- Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart by J.D. Greaar—99¢
- Untamable God by Stephen Altrogge—$2.99
Today is also $5 Friday at Ligonier, where you’ll find a number of great resources for sale, including:
- When Worlds Collide by R.C. Sproul (ePub)
- The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts by Douglas Bond (Hardcover)
- John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology by Burk Parsons (ePub)
- A Survey of Church History, Part 1 A.D. 100-600 Teaching Series by W. Robert Godfrey (DVD)
I have numbered the dreams that have slipped from my palms over the years and a home was the one that died the slowest death, particularly the dream of a husband in a home. To paint the walls, to settle in, to build something as permanent as anything on earth can be: this is the work of a home.
Erik Raymond shares from Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Life in Christ.
What the stories we consume say about us
This conversation between Dan Darling and Mike Cosper is worth watching:
When one examines the character qualifications for pastors in the New Testament, especially in the Pastoral Epistles, it becomes clear that there is a standard for spiritual and moral maturity (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9). In short, pastoral character is vital for faithful ministry. Don Carson has said on many occasions that what is most remarkable about the qualifications for a pastor is that they are so unremarkable. In other words, the quality of character called for in pastors can be found mandated for all Christians in other parts of God’s word.
Many believers have written off the church. I recently talked with a man who told me he reads his Bible and prays every morning but wants nothing to do with a church. “They’re a bunch of hypocrites,” he seethed when I asked him why he so loathes the church. Maybe he’d had some bad experiences, but not every church is full of hypocrites. We’re weak and messy and fail often, but Jesus hasn’t given up on his people. He’s building his church, and he will be successful.