Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week
Mar 14, 2016A 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.
Should We Pray for God to Punish Our Enemies?
Jul 27, 2015The American church faces opposition that could very well increase in the days to come. As we think of how to respond, we would do well to take up one of the resources God has given us for our joyful resilience.
Mutiny Against the Messiah
Apr 1, 2015Spy Wednesday is the name that has come down to us in tradition. Judas offered the chief priests the solution they had been waiting for: he would betray his master. But not without something in return.
America’s Most Tolerated Sin
Eight Lessons on Gluttony
Feb 18, 2015Gluttony is perhaps the most tolerated sin in American Christianity. I say this, not as someone who is immune from the attractions of the buffet line, but as someone who needs all the help he can get.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Feb 3, 2015These short messages are from the Desiring God 2015 Conference for Pastors, in partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary. Eleven other sessions are also available. You Can Say No to Porn: A Pleasure Greater Than Lust (John Piper) America’s…
The Seven Deadly Sins
Jan 13, 2015Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure. Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate…
Sin Is Worse Than Hell
Oct 23, 2014What if eternal torment is actually a fitting response to our sin? What if, instead of seeing hell as an overreaction to our misdeeds, we looked at it instead as God’s commentary on the gravity of our rebellion?
OCD and the Death of the Christian
Jul 31, 2014For better or worse, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has tumbled into popular culture as a label for our uptight and detail-minded acquaintances. Many of us know someone who is OCD about his schedule or his budget or keeping his silverware neatly…
Don’t Be a Wedding Crasher
Mar 31, 2014In Matthew 22:1–14, Jesus tells a parable about a wedding feast. Unlike most wedding feasts, however, this one involves a king and his son, some ornery invitees, cold-blooded murder, the destruction of cities, and a ragtag group of afterthought guests. …
Why We Don't Walk Around Naked
Jul 31, 2012Have you ever stopped and wondered why we wear clothes? If you think about it, it’s an odd custom. Before exposing ourselves to the public, we choose to hang colored material from our shoulders and hips and then cinch everything…
Psalm 2 and World Evangelization
Jan 13, 2012I’d like us to consider Psalm 2 from three perspectives. First, we’ll examine the message of the psalm. Second, we’ll look at how the New Testament uses it. Finally, we’ll ask how this psalm speaks to the task of world…
Seven Things the Bible Says About Evil
Oct 18, 2011How can we reconcile God's sweeping control over creation with the existence of such horrors as cancer, famine, genocide, sexual abuse, tsunamis, and terrorism? Voltaire sums up the issue nicely in his "Poem on the Lisbon Disaster," written after the…