Weekend A La Carte (January 27)

Weekend A La Carte (January 27)

My gratitude goes to Boyce College for sponsoring the blog this week to tell you (and the young people in your life) about the upcoming D3 Youth Conference. At the conference, “your student will learn what it means to be a disciple, and in turn, understand their role in making disciples of others.”

As you’ve come to excpect, the Kindle deals continue today.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Christian Books for January 2024)

This is an important subject. “Domestic abuse (DA) is likely the most complex and difficult problem most counselors will ever face. Perhaps one reason for this is that these issues can be extremely counterintuitive. Abusive people are often charming, confident, and convincing, while their victims can present as unstable, angry, and confused.”

“Why do our best efforts falter so quickly? Why do so many of us just give up? Why can’t we consistently keep the virtuous promises we make to ourselves? Because there’s a flaw that keeps us from pressing on to do what we know is good for us. That’s why.” Jonathan Noyes explains.

Sandra Peoples is hopeful for the future of disability ministry and so am I!

Ed Welch offers help to those who have a loved one struggling with narcissism.

I suppose this is a reminder that we never actually miss a crucial opportunity when we understand the providence of God.

Writing for TGC Africa, Graham Heslop explains the importance of that often-overlooked element of a worship service, the call to worship. “In redirecting our gaze to God and his grace, the call to worship is an exhortation against being overly attentive to ourselves. It lowers the priority of my feelings.”

He saves people through the good news of the gospel and he tells you and me to speak out that news. He calls us to be fishers of men, to catch people alive.

There is nothing more foolish than an act of wickedness; there is no wisdom equal to that of obeying God.

—Albert Barnes

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