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Navigating Trials in the New America

Navigating Trials in the New America

John Piper and David Mathis
The church in America is slowly awakening from the distortion of 350 years of dominance and prosperity. We hope this new book will help prepare you for what’s to come.
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Think It Not Strange

Think It Not Strange

John Piper, Bob Blincoe, Tim Cain, D. Glenn, Tim Keesee, David Mathis, Joe Rigney, Brian Tabb, Dieudonne Tamfu, and Steve Timmis
For 350 years, the church on American soil has enjoyed relatively little affliction for her fidelity to the Scriptures. This nation, though, is an anomaly in church history. And those days seem to be passing, more quickly than many of…
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The Eternity Before Christmas

The Eternity Before Christmas

David Mathis
As a materialistic society marks its most material time of the year, the preexistence of Christ reminds us of his priority and preciousness above all created things.
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What Child Is This?

What Child Is This?

David Mathis
The light and joy of Christmas are hollow at best, even horrifying, if we miss the link between the manger and the cross.
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Take Halloween Captive

Take Halloween Captive

David Mathis
Halloween is not a threat. It’s an opportunity. We betray the fullness of Christ’s power when we cower before the demonic façade of Halloween. Here are five ways to prepare your heart and home for advancing the gospel this Halloween, dressed with the invincible power of God and his word.
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Seven Ways to Improve Your Team

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.
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The World Needs More One-Woman Men

The World Needs More One-Woman Men

David Mathis
The “one-woman man” seems like an endangered species today. In our over-sexualized and confused society, it’s increasingly rare to come across married men who are truly faithful to their bride.
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Four Prayers for Bible Reading

Four Prayers for Bible Reading

David Mathis
Prayer is a conversation, but not one we start. God speaks first. His voice sounds in the Scriptures and climactically in the person and work of his Son.
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How Great Is Our God

How Great Is Our God

David Mathis
May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the LORD!” (Psalm 40:16) Great is an important word. We use it to talk about something of unusually large…
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How to Stay Christian on Campus

How to Stay Christian on Campus

David Mathis
They call it “the bubble.” It’s the perception that your campus, however big or small, college or seminary, is cozily quarantined off from the surrounding world. Life is different when you’re safe “in the bubble.” Or is it?
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Fasting for Beginners

Fasting for Beginners

David Mathis
Fasting sounds so simple, and yet the world, our flesh, and the devil conspire to introduce all sorts of complications that keep it from happening. In view of helping you start down the slow path to good fasting, here are six simple pieces of advice.
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Community Conquers Culture

Community Conquers Culture

David Mathis
Our final apologetic is not persuasive public rhetoric or shrewdly identifying areas of common concern with society; it is our love for one another. Not only will love and harmony in our congregations help win the lost — they will help keep the found.
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Good

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
This book now appears in print under the title Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice. Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in
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Designed for Joy

Designed for Joy

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
It’s one of the most important — and controversial — topics of our time. God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. These distinctive roles are not the vestiges of a bygone…
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Why Join a Church

Why Join a Church

David Mathis
What if you joined the rebellion, and pledged your loyalty and engagement to a Bible-believing, gospel-cherishing local church?
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Workers for Your Joy

Workers for Your Joy

David Mathis
What if you knew that your leaders were not in it to stroke their ego, or garner private privilege, or assert their will to power over others, but they actively were laying aside their rights and comforts to self-sacrificially take initiative and expend energy in working for your joy?
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Stronger

Stronger

David Mathis
As strong as Satan may seem, as powerful as sin’s pull may be, as enslaving as our shame feels, as dire as our circumstances appear, Jesus is stronger.
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Happiness Honors the King

Happiness Honors the King

David Mathis
The happiness of a wife is the glory of her husband. The flourishing of a child is an honor to his parents. The collective joy of a local church is a tribute to her elders (Hebrews 13:17). And our King is most honored in us when we are most happy in him.
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The Rock in a World of Sand

The Rock in a World of Sand

David Mathis
It may be the most overlooked aspect of the gospel. It probably doesn’t sound like especially good news, but just history — the lives of a few ordinary men. Maybe, though, you’ll marvel with me at the wisdom of God…
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Conflict Is an Opportunity for Grace

Conflict Is an Opportunity for Grace

David Mathis
We’re quick to believe the lie that if we just avoid the conflict, or at least minimize it, then it will diminish over time and eventually go away. But wisdom speaks a different word.
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It’s Not Too Late

It’s Not Too Late

David Mathis
While the issue of online access to porn may be new to this generation, the invitation to repentance from besetting sin is gloriously ancient. And perhaps no biblical text is more relevant than this one.
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10,000 Reasons

10,000 Reasons

David Mathis
We may have ten thousand reasons to praise him in the best times, but this one reason can suffice in the worst times: He is God.
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Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept

David Mathis
In these tears we see that God does not stand aloof to the pains of our existence. He has drawn near. He has taken our flesh and blood. We suffer no pain he was unwilling to bear. We have no grief he was unwilling to carry.
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The Triumph of Joy

The Triumph of Joy

David Mathis
Easter Sunday announces, in the voice of the risen Christ, “Your sorrow will turn into joy” (John 16:20) and “no one will take your joy from you” (John 16:22). Easter says that the one who has conquered death has now made it the servant of our joy.
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Your Joy Rests on Jesus’s Righteousness

Your Joy Rests on Jesus’s Righteousness

David Mathis
Justification is the long j-word that has so much to do with the short j-word that we’re all seeking in our own way — joy.
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