- Jon Bloom offers “Seven Ways to Pray for Your Heart.”
- David Murray reminds us, “All things for good.” Sin too?
All sin is evil. No sin is worth it. It’s always better that we not sin. However, sin is also part of the “all things” that God works together for the good of His people (Rom. 8:28). Consider 12 “goods” that can result from sin that is repented of and forgiven.
- Are you confused by the Puritans? Curious about how to define them? Are all Puritans the same? Justin Taylor distinguishes “Different Types of American and English Puritans.”
- Many believers (most? all?) struggle at various times with assurance of their salvation. Basing his comments on Thomas Brooks’ Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices, Tim Challies offers “8 Ways Satan Convinces You To Question Your Salvation.”
- Is it okay to tell scary stories to children? Or will they make them fearful? Justin Taylor, quoting from Alasdair MacIntyre, G. K. Chesterton, and C. S. Lewis tells “What Happens When You Deprive Children of Scary Stories.”
- You likely don’t know the story of Margaret Magdalen Jasper, but hers is the story of “Dying Well: One Woman’s Extraordinary Story.”
- You may make annual goals. You might even have a five-year plan. But how about 50-year goals? Nancy Leigh DeMoss tells how she made these life-long goals through “My Dad’s Impromptu Challenge.”
- Ed Welch offers a way out “When You Are Planning to Sin Again.”
- Tim Challies asks, “What’s In ‘The Look?'”
The look is more than merely resting the eyes on an intriguing sight: it is an evaluation. This is what distinguishes the lustful look from the loving look, what distinguishes the look from simply viewing the world around us—the eyes linger and as they linger, they evaluate. In a second they take in the sight and they pass judgment based on this question: “Is she worthy of me? Is he worthy of me?”
- Do you know “What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Qur’an”?
- Here is something to help your understanding of how NT writers thought about the OT: “The New Testament’s Favorite Old Testament Stories.” Of interest:
— 88 Story References
— From 16 Books of the New Testament
— Primary Places: Acts 7 and Hebrews 11
— 31 Main Characters
— Character with Most References: Moses (21) — About 1/3 are references to the Exodus.