Kindle deals for Christian readers
These deals from Zondervan and Thomas Nelson could end any time (99¢ each):
- Yawning at Tigers by Drew Dick
- The Dude’s Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick
- Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men by Stephen Mansfield
- Adventures in Churchland by Dan Kimball
- Strange Fire by John MacArthur
- Jesus on Every Page by David Murray
- Risky Gospel by Owen Strachan
- Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke
- Death by Living by N.D. Wilson
- The Adam Quest by Tim Stafford
- Couples of the Bible by Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth
Here are a few new deals from Crossway:
- His Loving Law, Our Lasting Legacy by Jani Ortlund—99¢
- Marriage and Family by Andreas Kostenberger—99¢
- A Family Guide to Narnia by Christin Ditchfield—$1.99
- Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham—$1.99
Finally, today’s the last day to get these five books from Cruciform Press for 99¢:
- Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World
- Broken Vows by John Greco
- Innocent Blood by John Ensor
- But God by Casey Lute
- Servanthood as Worship by Nate Palmer
You think that, following such an ordinary introduction, his list of accomplishments would soon follow to make up for a bland beginning. And yet, it seems to be all the more paradoxical. The Apostle John says John the Baptist “was not the light.” This was confirmed through the testimony of John the Baptist who, at every point, told people who he was not. “I am not the Christ.” “I am not Elijah.” “I am not the Prophet.” Finally, when asked to explain who he was, John could only describe himself as a voice in the wilderness. And when his followers pressed him to be more aggressive and increase his influence, John could only respond by saying, “I must decrease.”
So there you have it. The man who Jesus said was without comparison (Jesus excluded of course). His life did not end with him on a throne but in prison. He did not have a crown on his head but ended with his head on platter. How could it really be true what Jesus said about John the Baptist? Is there really none greater?
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o what it is it that makes the last different from all the other workers? They went into the job blind – totally relying on the landowner’s generosity. He didn’t even promise to pay them anything.
Then why did they go to work for someone without having any type of agreement? Trust. They trusted the landowner to do right by them.
After the workers put their trust in the landowner, how did he treat them? Grace. They didn’t deserve the denarius. They barely deserved any pay, yet the landowner was compassionate to them. Their trust found grace. Their reliance was met with undeserved favor.
There are many ways to leave a church honorably. You could die in the pulpit. You might gracefully retire so a younger man can fill your shoes. Perhaps you feel called to another ministry, and your current elders support you in that endeavor. But there are some ways no pastor wants to be ejected from his ministry.
I can’t shake the heaviness. It’s been there for weeks, months, a year. A funeral shroud. “Where, oh death, is your sting?” Oh, it’s here. All here.
I’ve been thinking of Mary in the garden these days, weeping by the tomb, the empty tomb. Standing by the evidence that her Lord had risen and she didn’t even recognize the man who asked, “Why are you crying? And whom do you seek?”
But he knew.