Kindle deals for Christian readers
Lots more available for the Kindle (which you can also use in an app on your preferred device) this week:
- Pursuing Peace by Robert D. Jones—$3.99
- Real Peace by Andy Farmer—$3.99
- Bringing the Gospel Home by Randy Newman—$3.99
- Unpacking Forgiveness by Chris Brauns—$3.99
- The Greener Grass Conspiracy by Stephen Altrogge—$3.99
- Who Made God? by Ravi Zacharias and Norman Geisler—$2.99
- The Rage Against God by Peter Hitchens—$2.99
- Know the Creeds and Councils by Justin Holcomb—$3.99
- Pray for the Flock by Brian Croft and Ryan Fullerton—$3.99
- Comfort the Grieving by Paul Tautges—$3.99
- Uncensored by Brian Cosby—$2.99
Finally, NIV Application Commentary series is on sale for $4.99 or less each:
- Leviticus, Numbers
- Judges and Ruth
- 1& 2 Kings
- 1 & 2 Chronicles
- Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs
- Jeremiah, Lamentations
- Joel, Obadiah, Malachi
- Hosea, Amos, Micah
- Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
- Haggai, Zechariah
- 1 Corinthians
- Colossians & Philemon
- 1 & 2 Thessalonians
- 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus
- 1 Peter
- 2 Peter & Jude
- 1, 2, &3 John
Ed Stetzer shares some new data from LifeWay Research.
Wayne Martindale on C.S. Lewis:
The Church has long felt comfortable with C. S. Lewis. He is quoted regularly from the pulpit and in Christian books and periodicals, not to mention the massive popularity of his own works. But Lewis was not always comfortable with the Church. He was repelled by much that he saw, both in the Church as the local congregation of worshipers and the Church as the universal body of all believers.
If there’s one thing that would transform our churches, it’s the application of the simple principle in these two proverbs:
He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him (Proverbs 18:13).
The first one to plead his cause seems right, until his neighbor comes and examines him (Proverbs 18:17).
I love the church. I enjoy serving, worshipping, and being with God’s people week-in and week-out, through the ups and downs, amid the highs and lows. There’s nothing like it. But something struck me the other day: In over 10 years of church-going, I can only ever remember hearing one or two sermons on singleness.
How many have you heard?
There’s a real sense in which we pass on our emotional disposition to others as we lead them. Pastors, do you intentionally evoke and shape the emotions of the people you lead in response to God? As Peter Leithart has argued, when we pour our excited souls out to others, our enthusiasm often dwells in them. This is the dispositional aspect of pastoral leadership, and it has specific implications for how you lead on Sunday morning.
Here are four suggestions for how to rightly shape Sunday morning.