I Need Thee Every Hour

Jon Bloom
The lyrics could hardly be simpler, and yet they capture one of our heart’s most profound longings and can be prayed in the sweetest or most sorrowful moments in life. The prosody of the music could hardly be more perfect. But it is not the skill of the hymn’s construction that makes it so powerful. Continue Reading

Put Away Ignorant Passions

John Piper
All of us have remaining sin still inside of us making war against our souls. In this lab, John Piper looks at strategies for bringing our hearts and lives further and further into conformity to God and his word. We need to see the relationship between what we know, what we feel, and how we live. Continue Reading

Seven Ways to Improve Your Team

David Mathis
Jesus sent his disciples out two by two, and throughout the New Testament, leadership in the local church is always plural (first the apostles, then the elders/pastors/overseers). Here are seven ways for ministry teams (and especially team leaders) to pursue health and fitness in team dynamics. Continue Reading

Reignite Your Prayer Life

Don Whitney
How’s your prayer life? Hardly any question can cause more chin-dropping, foot-shuffling embarrassment for Christians than asking about their prayer life. Why do so many followers of Jesus suffer with such unsatisfying prayer lives and consider themselves hopelessly second-rate Christians for it? Continue Reading

The Word Awakens Joy and Worship

John Piper
Peter begins his letter not merely with statements of truth, but with worship. He rejoices over the realities he has seen about who God is and what he has done. In twenty minutes, John Piper walks through these first verses to understand the role of the Bible in our new birth and daily worship. Continue Reading

We Should Pray for Healing

Jon Bloom
Should we pray for healing? Yes! The New Testament instructs us to ask God to distribute this gift for the glory of Jesus. Pray for the sick. God will only answer these prayers with good! Don’t settle for little faith and low expectations. Stir up faith! Earnestly desire this gift. Continue Reading