Kindle deals for Christian readers
- The Explusive Power of a New Affection by Thomas Chalmers—99¢ (Incidentally, you can also get a terrific audio rendition here. Note: this link will take you to a Paypal page.)
- God, Einstein, and the Bible by Ray Comfort—$2.99
- The Devil in Pew Number Seven by Rebecca Nichols Alonzo—$2.99
- The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach (contributions from Keller, Chapell, Horton, Barrs, & more)—$2.99 (US only)
- How People Change by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp—$2.99
- The Work of Christ by R.C. Sproul—$2.51
- Renewing Your Mind by R.C. Sproul—$3.03
Although not a sale book, but Internet-friend/conference pal Jeff Medders’ first book, Gospel Formed, is coming out in a few days. Be sure to preorder a copy!
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R.C. Sproul Jr:
There is one tell-tale fruit, but it may take a long time for it to happen. And even then you likely won’t see it. But here’s the fruit nonetheless—if the sinner ends up in heaven, you will know they had truly repented. If not, they likely had not. I understand the desire to know the sincerity of another’s repentance. I’ve been in countless pastoral situations wherein it seemed like the answer to that one question—is this person truly repentant—determined the answer to every other question about what should be done. Trouble is, God has not been pleased to give us the means to peer into the souls of others.
So what do we do?
David Murray discusses some interesting data from a recent Pew Research survey.
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s launch of the new Charles Spurgeon Center for Biblical Preaching expands the seminary’s “For the Church” vision by what its president, Jason K. Allen, said will be “an international hub” for Spurgeon studies, biblical preaching, the study of historical theology, pastoral ministry locally and globally “for the church at large.”
Calling the events leading up to the center’s announcement and impending construction a “kairos moment” during the seminary’s annual trustee meeting in Kansas City on Oct. 20-21, Allen expressed his appreciation for Bill and Connie Jenkins of Paoli, Ind., whose generosity enabled Midwestern to move forward with the $2.5 million construction project to house the Spurgeon Library.
For as long as I can remember I have wakened to guilt. It is a pulsating thought with root in no particular sin or crime, just a carried burden that I have done the world, and the Lord, an irreparable wrong. It is not a quiet guilt, but a raging one. It consumes me on some days and on the days when it doesn’t, it reminds me it is coming soon for me again. I remember Augustine’s, “For what am I to myself without You, but a guide to my own downfall?”
Guilt is my roadmap to repentance—even when I’m not sure what it is I’m repenting for.