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How Great Is Our God

David Mathis
How Great Is Our God

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

David Mathis
How to Stay Christian on Campus
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

David Mathis
Fasting for Beginners
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

David Mathis
Community Conquers Culture
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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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
Designed for Joy

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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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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Why Join a Church

David Mathis
Why Join a Church
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

David Mathis
Workers for Your Joy
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

David Mathis
Stronger
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

David Mathis
Happiness Honors the King
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

David Mathis
The Rock in a World of Sand

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

David Mathis
Conflict Is an Opportunity for Grace
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

David Mathis
It’s Not Too Late
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

David Mathis
10,000 Reasons
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

David Mathis
Jesus Wept
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

David Mathis
The Triumph of Joy
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

David Mathis
Your Joy Rests on Jesus’s Righteousness
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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You Can’t Arrest the Gospel

David Mathis
You Can’t Arrest the Gospel
For 350 years, the church on American soil has enjoyed relatively little affliction for her fidelity to the Scriptures. The United States, though, is an anomaly in church history. And those days are passing, more quickly than many of us expected.
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Generosity Begins at Home

David Mathis
Generosity Begins at Home
Money is for making disciples. It’s for external ministry and global missions, but also for the ministry of husbanding and fathering, for communicating the love and care of Christ abroad and at home.
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Beautiful Feet

David Mathis
Beautiful Feet
You are invited to participate in the greatest mission imaginable. Beautiful are the feet that embark on this journey. Will you follow the nail-scarred feet of a Savior who promises to be with us as we go?
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Cross

John Piper and David Mathis
Cross
Cross captures, for a new generation, the great summons to the unreached and unengaged peoples of the world. Contributions from John Piper, David Platt, Matt Chandler, Thabiti Anyabwile, Kevin DeYoung, D. A. Carson, and more.
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How to Fight Dragon-Sickness

David Mathis
How to Fight Dragon-Sickness
Greed is good desire gone wrong. It is an excessive love, an inordinate desire, for wealth and possessions, for money and the things money can buy — and even for self-esteem, security, status, and power.
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Communing with Christ on a Crazy Day

David Mathis
Communing with Christ on a Crazy Day

We’ve all been there. Maybe even today is one of those days for you.

The crazy day. At least spiritually speaking.

Hopefully you have your regular routine and go-to “habits of grace,” your own when and where and hows for…

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Five Tips for Bible Memory

David Mathis
Five Tips for Bible Memory

Memorizing the Scriptures not only molds our minds, but leads us to learn our Lord’s voice. As we listen over and over to the voice of the Shepherd, we accustom ourselves to his timbre and intonation. The more we…

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Back to the Heart of Worship

David Mathis
Back to the Heart of Worship
The heart of worship is our heart, delighting in Jesus and expressing praise to him for the true things the Scriptures teach us about who he is and what he has done for us. Worship is, then, “all about” Jesus, not us.
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