Kindle deals for Christian readers
Crossway’s Foundations of Evangelical Theology series is on sale for $4.99 each:
Also on sale:
- Gospel Formed by J.A. Medders—$2.99
- Scripture and Counseling by Bob Kellemen—$5.99
- The Crucified King by Jeremy Treat—$1.99
- Raised? by Jonathan Dodson and Brad Watson—99¢
- Joshua by Robert Hubbard—$5.99
- 1, 2, and 3 John by Karen Jobs—$5.99
- What Your Body Knows About God by Rob Moll—$2.99
- Understanding World Religions in 15 Minutes a Day by Garry Morgan—99¢
- Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad? by Timothy George—$2.99
- The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken—99¢
- The Insanity of Obedience by Nik Ripkin—$2.99
- Practical Prayer by Derek Prime—$2.99
Also, Logos Bible Software users should be sure to get a copy of Mark from R.C. Sproul’s St. Andrew’s Exegetical Commentary series, free while this deal lasts.
Jesse Wisnewski nails it.
This made my wife cry. I suspect the whole documentary will do the same:
If parents decide to give most or all of their estate to God’s Kingdom, they should explain their plans to their children. This will prevent false expectations and free their children from later resentment. It will also alleviate present guilt feelings stemming from what children might imagine they have to gain by their parents’ death. Even though they know they shouldn’t, grown children commonly find themselves thinking about and looking forward to all the money and possessions that will be theirs when their parents die. Some go into debt now because they expect to, so to speak, win the lottery through their parents’ deaths. The sooner these attitudes are defused, the better.
What is deadly to the church is when the external forms of religion are maintained while their substance is discarded. This we call practical atheism. Practical atheism appears when we live as if there were no God. The externals continue, but man becomes the central thrust of devotion as the attention of religious concern shifts away from man’s devotion to God to man’s devotion to man, bypassing God. The “ethic” of Christ continues in a superficial way, having been ripped from its supernatural, transcendent, and divine foundation.
There are too many smooth hands in the church. We have it easy and give up too quick when the fight is upon us. There is resistance without, via the unbelieving world; and there is resistance within, via our sinful hearts. Instead of caving in we must press on. This life of faith is a persevering, believing life. It endures amid adversity to show the object of our hope, that is, God himself. God has not revealed the mountain of his character for us to go forgetting our hope amid the subjectivity of our experiences or the transitory nature of the world. Hope in God!