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Habits of Grace
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Ask Your Child to Forgive You

Ask Your Child to Forgive You

David Mathis
The question is not whether we parents sin against our children, but whether we will own up to it and genuinely apologize.
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No Normal Sundays

No Normal Sundays

David Mathis
What do we miss when we miss corporate worship? Not only the riches of family, but the God of grace himself.
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How to Take the Bible to Heart

How to Take the Bible to Heart

David Mathis
Bible study may engage the mind, but meditation touches the heart.
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Good Parents Connect, Not Just Correct

Good Parents Connect, Not Just Correct

David Mathis
Christian childrearing is not mainly about disciplining the devil out of our children, but joining with God by nourishing his creative and redemptive good at work in them.
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We Are Not Entitled to the World’s Respect

We Are Not Entitled to the World’s Respect

David Mathis
As Christians, only by the grace of God, we have no excuse to let any words fly — in speech, tweets, or Facebook comments — that are ungracious.
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When in Doubt, Don’t Quit

When in Doubt, Don’t Quit

David Mathis
Every work worth doing in a fallen and sin-sick world, where the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, will encounter difficulties.
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No Pow’r of Hell, No Scheme of Man

No Pow’r of Hell, No Scheme of Man

David Mathis
It would not be good news if God were unrighteous, and if he were not angry with genocidal dictators and the pimps of child prostitution.
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Parenting Is First About My Sin

Parenting Is First About My Sin

David Mathis
The single greatest lesson I’m learning as a father is that parenting is first about my sin and need for growth, not first and foremost about my children’s.
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Bible Intake Is Not a Hot Dog Eating Contest

Bible Intake Is Not a Hot Dog Eating Contest

David Mathis
Our frantic souls desperately need to slow down, linger, and have unhurried time enjoying the rich fare of God’s self-revelation to us.
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Why We Worship on Repeat

Why We Worship on Repeat

David Mathis
God made us to meditate, to think deeply on his truth, not just be informed. Our hearts simply don’t move as quickly as our eyes and our mouths.
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Habits of Grace (Study Guide)

Habits of Grace (Study Guide)

David Mathis
This study guide is designed to help you connect more deeply in the three crucial power sources for the Christian life: hearing God’s voice (in the Bible), having his ear (in prayer), and belonging to his body (in the fellowship of the church).
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Leave Lent Behind — And Fast

Leave Lent Behind — And Fast

David Mathis
What if the new depth of joy you tasted during Lent wasn’t special, but was actually just normal Christianity?
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Make the Most of Holy Week

Make the Most of Holy Week

David Mathis
Marking Holy Week is not an obligation, but an opportunity. It is a chance for us to walk with Jesus through the most important week in the history of the world.
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The Strange and Wonderful Ride

The Strange and Wonderful Ride

David Mathis
The king of the world rides in manifest humility, on the back of a donkey, like no other ruler in the first century, or twenty-first century, would dare stoop to do.
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Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy

Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy

John Piper, Jon Bloom, Johnathon Bowers, Andreas Köstenberger, Donald Macleod, David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, and Justin Taylor
A team of eleven pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
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Your Single Most Important Habit

Your Single Most Important Habit

David Mathis
Settle it now. Corporate worship is too important to revisit each weekend and wrestle, “Will I go this weekend, or sit this one out?” Neglecting to meet together will sow and nourish seeds of unbelief in your soul.
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Growth Is Not the Goal

Growth Is Not the Goal

David Mathis
The repeated focus in our spiritual exercises must be on Jesus, and not our effort. He is the greatest grace on these paths, not our own improvement.
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Habits of Grace

Habits of Grace

David Mathis
Though seemingly normal and routine, the everyday “habits of grace” we cultivate give us access to the God-designed channels through which his love and power flow.
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Freedom of Expression in a Photoshop World

Freedom of Expression in a Photoshop World

David Mathis
Public speech, social media, and personal conversations have become opportunities to compensate for what we know is lacking deep down.
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The Greatest Joy Is Still to Come

The Greatest Joy Is Still to Come

David Mathis
God promises us fullness of joy, but not in this life. As good as it is to experience tastes of that joy now, the greatest joy is still to come.
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Lean in on Sunday Morning

Lean in on Sunday Morning

David Mathis
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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Joy Is Not Optional

Joy Is Not Optional

David Mathis
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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All the Poor and Powerless

All the Poor and Powerless

David Mathis
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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Seven Ways to Pray for Your Leaders

Seven Ways to Pray for Your Leaders

David Mathis
Consider James 3:17 as a guide for praying for what our leaders would be.
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Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday

David Mathis
No matter how depleted your tank, how distracted your mind, or how disquieted your heart, God may be pleased to turn it all around in corporate worship.
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