I Need Thee Every Hour

Jon Bloom
I Need Thee Every Hour
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

Seven Ways to Improve Your Team

David Mathis
Seven Ways to Improve Your Team
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
Reignite Your Prayer Life
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

We Should Pray for Healing

Jon Bloom
We Should Pray for Healing
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

Home Alone

Marshall Segal
Home Alone
The same device that connects us with people all over the world alienates us from those just across the room. At least two lies keep us so close to them: The world needs me, and I need the world. The truth frees us to love those closest to us, the ones who often need us most. Continue Reading

Broken But Grateful

Phillip Holmes
Broken But Grateful
The dazed driver attempted to start the engine, and Aaron ran for cover, fearing that the truck would explode. He ran towards what he thought was a median, but because he was unfamiliar with the area, and it was dark, he instead jumped in a ravine. His life would never be the same. Continue Reading