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Look and Live: Behold the Soul-Thrilling, Sin-Destroying Glory of Christ | Matt Papa | $2.99
Decision Making and the Will of God: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View | Garry Friesen | $1.99
Six Things a Godly Dad Does | Scott Slayton
Our oldest daughter just celebrated her eleventh birthday, so I have now been a parent for over a quarter of my life. There have been sins, mistakes, wins and growth as we seek to raise our four children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. I have ransacked the Bible, read books, watched other godly men, and asked them lots of questions as I have sought to discover the answer to the question, “what does a godly dad do?”
Leadership in the Church | Doctrine and Devotion
Joe and Jimmy talk about the realities and responsibilities of church leadership. Very helpful for anyone considering a call to ministry.
The 3 Minor Prophets Who Wrecked Me | Trevin Wax
In my time as editor, however, I’ve grown to love the Minor Prophets, all sandwiched together at the end of the Old Testament. There are three in particular who, I would say, have “wrecked me” – in a good way, in a powerful way in which I felt the refreshing shower of God’s grace.
Do You Pray Like a Non-Believer? | John Piper
It is possible that nominal Christians learn the language of true, Christ-exalting, God-centered, sin-confessing, Spirit-dependent, promise-trusting, holiness-pursuing prayer. But I have found that it is rare for those with little love to Christ to pray as though they love him and his kingdom.
Learning to Do Less So Parents in Your Church Can Do More | Timothy Paul Jones
When it comes to our children, we might ask a similar question: What does it profit your child to gain a baseball scholarship and yet never experience consistent prayer and devotional times with his parents? What will it profit my child to succeed as a ballet dancer and yet never know the rhythms of a home where we are willing to release any dream at any moment if we become too busy to disciple one another? What will it profit the children all around us in our churches to be accepted into the finest colleges and yet never leverage their lives for the sake of proclaiming the gospel to the nations? What will it profit pastors to lead the largest churches with the greatest discipleship programs if they don’t disciple their own households?
With Love, Your Single Daughter | Rachel Dinkledine
At first I thought of writing you a letter of apology–an apology for not fulfilling your dreams, for not giving you a son-in-law, and for leaving you grandchildless. However, an apology implies I have the ability to change the story. And, at this moment, I don’t. So instead, I want to say “thank you.”