Kindle deals for Christian readers
B&H has a big sale going on:
- Faithful Preaching by Tony Merida—$2.99
- Text-Driven Preaching by David Allen—$2.99
- Doctrine That Dances by Robert Smith—$2.99
- Christian Bioethics by C. Ben Mitchell—99¢
- Isaiah 40-66 (New American Commentary) by Gary V. Smith—$2.99
- The Formation of Christian Doctrine by Malcolm B. Yarnell III—$2.99
- Shaping a Christian Worldview by David S. Dockery—$2.99
- Lukan Authorship of Hebrews by David Allen
- Everlasting Dominion by Eugene Merrill—$2.99
- Acts in Prayer by E.W. Price—99¢
- Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement by Andy Naselli—99¢
- Colossians & Philemon by Murray Harris—99¢
- Developing a Biblical Worldview: Seeing Things God’s Way by C. Fred Smith—99¢
- Breaking the Discipleship Code by David Putman—$2.99
- Engaging Exposition by Daniel Akin—$2.99
- The Empowered Leader by Calvin Miller—$2.99
- Charts for a Theology of Evangelism by Thomas P. Johnston—$2.99
Today’s also the last day to get these books from TGC and Crossway (edited by D.A. Carson) on sale for $2.99 each:
- God’s Love Compels Us (with Kathleen B. Nielson)
- Here Is Our God: God’s Revelation of Himself in Scripture (with Kathleen B. Nielson)
- The Scriptures Testify about Me
- His Mission: Jesus in the Gospel of Luke
Most people know me as a New Testament scholar. To keep my reading of Scripture balanced, however, I do most of my devotions from the Old Testament. Indeed, I have encountered God especially deeply in prophetic books such as Hosea and Jeremiah, where God laments over his people who have wandered far from him. God intended for his people to have an intimate relationship with him, a covenant relationship that the Bible compares with marriage.
If you’ve wanted to be married and aren’t, you might read Genesis 24 (as strange as it may seem today) with at least a little bit of curiosity and even longing — it just seems so simple and clean. After dating off and on for fourteen years, I know I did.
Think about it any longer, though, and you’ll probably dismiss their story as ancient and out-dated, as irrelevant for twenty-first-century Christians.
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Contrary to some assumptions, the Lord’s Table is not for everyone. It is a blessed sacrament, like baptism, given to the church as a sign of God’s faithfulness to His promises and an assurance in the heart of the one to whom the promises are given. With this in mind, we should understand that there are at least two groups of people who should be discouraged from partaking at the Lord’s Table, namely, the unconverted and the unrepentant.
It is my conviction that gospel wakefulness erupts from the intersection of beholding the glory of God in Christ in the midst of profound brokenness (see 1 Thess. 1:6, for example), and so it is my conviction that regular gospel enjoyment precludes the appropriation of comfort as a Christian’s chief virtue. Rest is good. Sabbath is commanded. But a life and ministry of comfort is dangerous to our souls. If you’re a pastor in particular, God bless you in times of great success and peace, but keep a close watch on your life and doctrine, because while we need not have martyr complexes and be thankless in our times of victory and relative ease, we ought not become numbed by those times into being ill-prepared for the trouble Jesus promised. We have not been called to avoid difficulty and conflict, but to trust Jesus within them.