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Some helpful articles I’ve bookmarked: Monday is Reformation Day — the 499th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther posted his theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Here are 10 things you should know about the Reformation. Andy Naselli and J. D. Crowley wrote an excellent book on the conscience. Now […]

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It’s hard to trust God

I sympathize with those who find it difficult to trust God in adversity. I have been there often enough myself to know something of the distress, the despair, and the darkness that fills our souls when we wonder if God truly cares about our plight. I have spent a good portion of my adult life […]

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Sermons from Jerry Bridges

I haven’t listened to these yet, but the titles would indicate that these sermons by Jerry Bridges would be worth hearing: Train yourself for godliness Learning to preach the gospel to yourself every day An explanation of “union with Christ” for the new believer Counsel for stuck-in-the-mud Christians Five life truths learned from over six […]

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Grab bag

Some helpful articles I’ve recently read: Some Thanksgiving leftovers: Mark Talbot explains why even suffering is something for which we can praise God. Jerry Bridges reminds us that, “Paul said we’re to come to God “with thanksgiving.” We should thank Him for His past faithfulness in delivering us from troubles. We should thank Him for […]

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Kindle book deals

Author: R.C. Sproul Publisher: David C. Cook Price: FREE (Nov 12-13) DOWNLOAD KINDLE E-BOOK       Author: Jerry Bridges Publisher: NavPress Price: FREE (Nov 12-18) DOWNLOAD KINDLE E-BOOK         Additionally, Cruciform books has several of their ebooks on sale for $3.99.  Check out: The Organized Heart (Staci Eastin) “But God” (Casey […]

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Book blurbs

In the interest of “something is better than nothing,” here are a few blurbs and comments on some books I’ve recently completed reading: Title: Bringing the Gospel Home:  Witnessing to Family Members, Close Friends, and Others Who Know You Well Author: Randy Newman Publisher:  Crossway, 2011, 216 pp., $14.99 Recommendation (4-star scale):  Summary: Newman not […]

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Self-righteous or Christ-righteous?

Jerry Bridges and Bob Benvington (The Bookends of the Christian Life) ask some insightful questions to help determine if one is living out of self-righteousness or Christ-righteousness. When you analyze your Christian walk: 1) Do you tend to live by a list of dos and don’ts? 2) Is it difficult for you to respect those […]

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Pleasing God

Martin Luther: Now, we are sure that Christ pleases God, that he is holy and so on. Inasmuch, then, as Christ pleases God and we are in him, we also please God and are holy. Although sin still remains in us, and although we daily fall and offend, grace is more abundant and stronger than […]

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What I wrote on 9/11/01

I wasn’t blogging in 2001.  But I was writing an email devotional, and this is what I wrote the day after 9/11/01. “Enemy-occupied territory — that is what this world is.” So said C. S. Lewis nearly 50 years ago in Mere Christianity. Those words are haunting in their poignancy this morning, for as we […]

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An acceptable sin

Pride is an acceptable sin. It is not acceptable to God, of course, but both in culture and church, pride in its various forms is often not only accepted, but lauded. In another day, one might have written a book and then waited for others to write reviews of it.  Today, it apparently has become […]

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Free Bridges audio book

Every month Christian Audio makes available a free audio book and this month’s selection is a classic — Jerry Bridges’ The Pursuit of Holiness.  Download it for free at Christianaudio.  Just follow the instructions on the page.

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Grab bag

A few sites worth reading in-between bites of leftover turkey sandwiches or trips to the store(s): If you are doing some internet shopping this weekend, check out the collection of deals for Christian books and resources amassed by Tim Challies. Desiring God has a 3-part series of questions and answers with writer Jerry Bridges. Dave […]

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