Do Not Fear the Hard Things of Marriage

Elizabeth Wann
Do Not Fear the Hard Things of Marriage
A Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep; we have such a shepherd and with him we will not fear the hard things of marriage.
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The Consequences of Forgiven Sin

John Piper
The Consequences of Forgiven Sin
We must not equate God’s forgiveness of our sin with the absence of painful impact. David’s life is a vivid illustration of this important truth.
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Lean in on Sunday Morning

David Mathis
Lean in on Sunday Morning
Our engagement in corporate worship is a barometer for the health of our souls. Do you give effort to silencing your inner critic, and enflaming your inner worshiper?
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A Social Media Heart Check

Kim Cash Tate
A Social Media Heart Check
The world of social media can upset our intentions to love God and man. Wisdom would have us check our hearts regularly by keeping key questions in mind.
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Prayers for Christ’s Increase and Our Decrease

Jon Bloom
Prayers for Christ’s Increase and Our Decrease
We should not only desire this increasing joy, but also specifically ask God for it and be willing to endure whatever it takes to produce it.
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From Slum to Shining Sea

Bonnie McKernan
From Slum to Shining Sea
What we often seek as the object of our pleasure or worth could never satisfy our souls.
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More Tough Skin and Tender Hearts

Phillip Holmes
More Tough Skin and Tender Hearts
Over the years I’ve learned that the conversation is complicated and how we view the world and ourselves can radically shape how we engage one another.
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You Are the Hands of Jesus

Trillia Newbell
You Are the Hands of Jesus
God is worthy of all of our awe, and it is good to fear the Lord. But have you ever given much thought to how intimate God’s love and care is for people?
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Joy Is Not Optional

David Mathis
Joy Is Not Optional
It is good news that joy is not optional in the Christian life, because the final weight falls not on our weak backs, but on the almighty shoulders of God himself.
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Take Action Against Adultery

Josh Squires
Take Action Against Adultery
Don’t be deceived. Putting a ring on your finger does little to restrain the rebellion that is in your heart.
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Seven Substitutes for True Joy

Marshall Segal
Seven Substitutes for True Joy

His wife was gone.

Sure, last night looked like a lot of nights recently. She’d walked out many times before, but this was different. The abandonment, the adultery, and the deception had mounted a massive assault on their marriage and…

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Why We Pray for Our Meals

Jon Bloom
Why We Pray for Our Meals
Praying before we eat a meal is a beautiful thing — or should be a beautiful thing. It is gloriously appropriate to give thanks and praise to God from whom all blessings flow.
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Ten Biblical Truths on the Obedience of Children

John Piper
Ten Biblical Truths on the Obedience of Children
Most of us parent by intuition and tradition. That’s not all bad. Parenting is an art, not a science. But our human intuitions and traditions should be shaped by God’s revelation.
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All the Poor and Powerless

David Mathis
All the Poor and Powerless
Christianity is not for the self-sufficient, the rich, or the strong. Jesus didn’t come to comfort the well-to-do, but to call the unrighteous, weak, and poor in spirit.
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When the Detour Becomes Your New Road

Vaneetha Rendall
When the Detour Becomes Your New Road
When my plans go awry, I want to believe that I have taken a temporary detour. But what if my new sufferings and pain are now my new normal?
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How to Have Intimacy with God

Jon Bloom
How to Have Intimacy with God
We look for intimacy with God in all the wrong places. Here’s a better way to pursue deep and rich intimacy with the God of the Bible.
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Theology That Comforts the Weary Soul

Christina Fox
Theology That Comforts the Weary Soul
The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is an important one to study and learn during the calm seasons of life.
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The New Tolerance Must Crumble, Says Don Carson

Tony Reinke
The New Tolerance Must Crumble, Says Don Carson
The story of Kim Davis is worth pulling from the heap and revisiting as an opportunity for believers to think through complex issues of Christian faithfulness in a declining culture.
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Faith or Christ?

D. A. Carson
Faith or Christ?
Is it the intensity or clarity of our faith that silences the Accuser? Or do we turn elsewhere for our argument and plea? Three-minute clip from Don Carson.
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Seven Ways to Pray for Your Leaders

David Mathis
Seven Ways to Pray for Your Leaders
Consider James 3:17 as a guide for praying for what our leaders would be.
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Private Prayer Walk

Jordan Monson
Private Prayer Walk
For two thousand years, the most private and undistracted place was behind the closed door. Now, the noise has relocated indoors.
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Defy the Impossible in Front of You

Marshall Segal
Defy the Impossible in Front of You
What challenge, obstacle, or crisis are you confronted with right now? Reading the Bible is often about redefining the impossible in our lives again.
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Do You Rejoice When You Suffer?

John Piper
Do You Rejoice When You Suffer?
You don’t need the Bible or the Holy Spirit to persuade human beings to protect themselves. But it is a miracle to rejoice in suffering.
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The Danger of Theological Pride

Stacy Reaoch
The Danger of Theological Pride
Theological pride lurks behind many of the strong convictions we have. Convictions are a good thing, assuming we’re conveying them to others in a loving manner.
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Rethinking Our Relaxing

Tony Reinke
Rethinking Our Relaxing
How should Christians plan for and enjoy rest and relaxation? We interviewed one author to dig into what the Sabbath means for us today.
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