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The Kindle bargains continue to roll on with some newer ones and some classics.

Westminster Books has a collection of Easter sources on sale. There is material for people, households, and bulk distribution.

Vain Generosity

Dave Hare reflects on a tragic scenario. &#8220The truth is, providing to the poor is practically generally impractical. Attempt as you may well, you can’t manage other people, you can not make them use the revenue the way that you want them to. You can not make the medicine function, or the surgery to take, and even when it does, you can not make folks remain alive. But Proverbs 19:17 reminds us, &#8216Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.&#8217

three Motives Christians Can not Commit the Unforgivable Sin

&#8220Some folks are incredibly significantly concerned about this unforgivable sin. But I do not believe Christians can commit this horrible sin for a quantity of causes.&#8221 I, also, have come across folks who are concerned about this and have attempted to comfort them in significantly the exact same way.

Shallow Calls to Shallow

I&#8217ve observed quite a few authors—even Evangelical ones—praise Thomas Merton. This write-up reveals some significant details about the man and the &#8220pattern constructed into his &#8216apostolate&#8217 as the with-it monk. He pretended to adore the monastic neighborhood he believed complete of &#8216half-wits,&#8217 whom he wanted practically nothing extra to do with, as element of the quest for a &#8216higher solitude&#8217 he utilised to enhance his audience of fans and the well-known. He wanted the finest of each worlds, as a holy preacher and a covert sinner.&#8221

7 Threats From a False Teacher

Costi Hinn: &#8220False teachers and abusive leaders want to keep their energy. Consequently, they use a series of threats to hold folks quiet and in line. Get out of line? You may well hear 1 of the seven statements I’ve listed beneath.&#8221

When Our Voices Fail

&#8220I sat on a plane contemplating the sudden turn of events, determined to get as quite a few texts out as achievable ahead of getting to place my telephone on airplane mode. My heart and thoughts have been a jumble of be concerned, worry, and prospective anticipated tasks. One particular minute all points had been carrying on as generally&#8211and the subsequent minute I faced the actual possibility that each of my parents may well be gone, just like that. I was struck at how really hard it was for me to believe, significantly significantly less create, something that seemed like a sensible sentence.&#8221

Transgender Activism’s Spotlight Moment

I positive hope transgenderism is about to have its Spotlight moment! &#8220By means of methodical investigation, the Spotlight group at the Globe uncovered the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in the United States in the early 2000s, pushing their way fearlessly by way of secrecy, energy and collusion to place the figurative spotlight on the evil going on. Nicely here’s hoping the investigation by The Occasions of London into the abuse of young folks for the sake of this Sexular Age, focuses an equally potent beam of light on the increasingly risky and desperate planet of transgender activism in the UK.&#8221 (Right here&#8217s a hyperlink to the news write-up. Also look at Transgender Tide in Planet.)

Communion, Membership and the Reality of Fellowship

This is a strong defense of close (not open and not closed) communion. &#8220If we have an understanding of communion rightly, it is a communal meal. It is not anything we do on our personal but corporately as a physique. It signifies that I am not merely there to examine myself alone but am to examine myself in relation to the wider physique. Likewise, the physique is affirming with each other that these who consume the supper are in ideal standing with 1 an additional.&#8221

Flashback: What Produced Paul Washer’s “Shocking Message” So Extremely Shocking?

Washer’s passion didn’t come from anger or vengeance, but from adore. He wanted to challenge them, he wanted to challenge their worldliness, he wanted to challenge their dead faith. He wanted to bring them face to face with the holiness of God and the reality of sin.

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Prayer is the spiritual leech which sucks the poison of sin out of the soul. —Thomas Watson

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