Weekend A La Carte (December 30)

Weekend A La Carte (December 30)

You’ve got just a couple of days left to save 80% on a giant list of great commentaries from some of the most important series. There’s also a giant list of other books from Eerdmans that will go off sale on December 31. I also added a substantial list of standard Kindle deals both today and yesterday.

My gratitude goes to TMAI for sponsoring the blog this week. TMAI is one of those organizations I’ve seen in action all over the world! They are asking you to help them make an impact in 2024 and beyond.

Sarah tells about the New Year’s resolution she is adopting next year. She also encourages you to consider the same one.

Keith Mathison: “Rather than hate that lost person because he or she is doing what any biblically informed Christian should expect a totally depraved sinner to do, namely sin, we should pray for them. Show them the compassion and love of Christ. Tell them that life is not meaningless. Tell them that with Christ, there is light at the end of the tunnel, eternal light. We cannot simply assume that a lost person is a lost cause.”

I found this a really helpful video on getting over anxiety triggers. Kudos to CCEF for creating excellent video content like this.

Stephie shares what she calls a “psalm of collective lament.” Consider it an adaptation of several biblical laments.

Kevin explains that “as one year ends and a new one begins, I can’t help but ask two questions to myself, ‘Will Jesus Christ return in 2024?’”

John Piper has counsel for those whose Bible reading feels a mite flat.

Here is a great promise about the extent of God’s forgiveness. God blots out our transgressions so he can forget our sins. He deliberately erases from his accounts every record of what we have done wrong.

Prayer delights God’s ear; it melts his heart; and opens his hand. God cannot deny a praying soul.

—Thomas Watson

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