Kindle deals for Christian readers
Today’s the last day to take advantage of this week’s pastoral resource deals from Crossway:
- Church Planter by Darrin Patrick—$3.99
- The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor by John Piper & D. A. Carson—$2.99
- 12 Challenges Churches Face by Mark Dever—$3.99
- Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp—$4.99
- The Pastor’s Justification by Jared C Wilson—$1.99
- Am I Called? by Dave Harvey—$2.99
- Expositional Preaching by David Helm—$3.99
- Sensing Jesus by Zack Eswine—$3.99
Everyone in your community is buzzing about a local reproduction of a classic movie. Every conversation seems to be about this big event, it clearly has captured the heart of your people. What should a pastor do? Do you plod along preaching through your series on the Gospel of Mark or do you take a break and do a topical sermon related to this new movie that has everyone buzzing?
Nick Batzig offers a short, but powerful, devotional.
Almost everyone has flown on a plane before. So you’ve all sat through those opening instructions from the flight attendants about what to do in the event of an emergency. They say the same thing on every flight, every day, on every airline. And every day, on every flight, on every airline, almost no one pays attention to the message. I’ve flown several times in the past couple months and I can’t recall seeing anyone looking at the flight attendants or giving one second of thought to what they were talking about. No one pays attention to these instructions.
This puts me in a difficult predicament. You see, I really do love you. I don’t mean that in a, “We are the world,” kind of way. I mean I really love you, as a person. Please ignore what people like Pat Robinson, Phil Robertson, and the political pundits on Fox News say. I’m a Christian, and one of the things that is supposed to define me as a Christian is true love for other people. Yes, I know, there are times when I do a terrible job of loving others. I get angry in traffic, cuss people out in my head (not out loud – what would other Christians think?), and have a hard time getting along with certain people. But I’m changing, ever so slowly.
This is good and helpful stuff from Joe Carter.