A La Carte (May 15)

A La Carte (May 15)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you.

Today’s Kindle deals include a nice selection, most of which are published by Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: Mothers Have Wondrous Healing Lips)

5 Misconceptions about Heaven and Hell (and 5 Truths)

There is so much misunderstanding about heaven and hell. This article offers some clarity by addressing a few common misunderstandings.

If There’s No Purgatory, Will We Be Pure Enough for Heaven?

And speaking of heaven and hell, how that purgatory? Without that place of purification, could we ever be pure enough to enter heaven?

How to Read the Prophets

“The Prophets are difficult to understand. In part, that is because God revealed Himself to them in dreams and visions. Only with Moses did God speak face to face (Num. 12:6–8). The Major Prophets include Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. The Minor Prophets include Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Here are several tips that will help you read and understand the Prophetic Books.” They are helpful tips!

Why Is the SBC Membership Declining?

“The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) released its annual statistics about membership, attendance, baptism, and other matters this week. The data paints a portrait of the largest Protestant denomination in the United States undergoing a significant decline in a relatively short period of time.” Ryan Burge explains what’s going on.

To the Soon-To-Be Pastor

This article offers wisdom to those pastors who may just be graduating and heading into their first position. But, of course, the wisdom goes farther than that.

Wise Women Build Homes: Motherhood’s Lasting Influence

Here’s one for the moms.

Flashback: Two Lives Blending Into One Life

…their two lives should blend in one life with no thought, no desire, no feeling, no joy or sorrow, no pleasure or pain, unshared.

Our sins are many, but His mercies are more: our sins are great, but His righteousness is greater: we are weak, but He is power. —John Newton

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