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Articles by Jon Bloom

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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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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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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God Does Not Need You to Be Strong

Jon Bloom
God Does Not Need You to Be Strong
Our natural bent will be to find our strength for today in ourselves, and not in God. God gives us weaknesses so that we have no choice but to lean on him.
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God Knows

Jon Bloom
God Knows
In your affliction, cry out to God for help. He hears. And when the time is right, God will answer you. For God sees you — and he knows.
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Our Eyes Are a Parable About Faith

Jon Bloom
Our Eyes Are a Parable About Faith
Our perceptions are not our primary source of truth; they were never designed to be. They require the help of another source in order for us to accurately understand what’s truly real.
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There Was a Man Sent from God

Jon Bloom
There Was a Man Sent from God
Our faith is not a private matter. It is a public window through which God wants to reveal Jesus to others.
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Jesus Offers Escape from Hypocrisy

Jon Bloom
Jesus Offers Escape from Hypocrisy
The Christians in Sardis had the reputation of being alive, but they were not. Their reputation was a phantom of a former real greatness. Is this true of you?
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Don’t Live Strong, Live Wise

Jon Bloom
Don’t Live Strong, Live Wise
This prayer of Moses will help you keep life in perspective. It will help you remember what is transient and what is eternal. It will help you live wisely.
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Auld Lang Syne

Jon Bloom
Auld Lang Syne
What makes “Auld Lang Syne” so powerful? It has nothing to do with a New Year and everything to do with an old friend.
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Who Would Have Dreamed?

Jon Bloom
Who Would Have Dreamed?
This story is not of merely human origin. There is nothing like it in any other human religion or mythology: the Incarnation for the sake of atoning substitution for the sake of our redemption.
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Christianity and Atheism

Jon Bloom
Christianity and Atheism
It’s true: The Christmas story is humanly strange. But to be fair, atheists also embrace wildly far-fetched, strange beliefs of their own.
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Lay Aside the Weight of Slander

Jon Bloom
Lay Aside the Weight of Slander
Slander is one of the adversary’s chief strategies to divide believers and derail the mission of the church. Be on our guard and lay slander aside.
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Lay Aside the Weight of Low Self Image

Jon Bloom
Lay Aside the Weight of Low Self Image
If we find that we struggle with a low self-image, we need to look carefully at it, because it may not be low at all.
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It Takes Work to Stay Warm

Jon Bloom
It Takes Work to Stay Warm
The key to surviving the spiritual polar climate we live in is fire. We’ve got to stay warm. If we don’t, it can result in injury or even death.
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Prepare Him Room

Jon Bloom
Prepare Him Room
The season of Advent has begun — so full of tradition, so full of memory, so full of legend. And a season so full, often over-full, with the exhausting activity.
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Jesus Will Provide the Wine

Jon Bloom
Jesus Will Provide the Wine
When you fail in wisdom or fail to meet the righteous requirement of God’s law, or fail to love the Lord with all your heart, you need not fear. Jesus is able to make all grace about to you so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times you may abound in every good work.
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The Prize Is Worth the Price

Jon Bloom
The Prize Is Worth the Price
The pursuit of an Olympic gold medal is all-consuming. Athletes must structure their entire life around the training required for that elite level of competition because this pursuit can only be achieved with a ruthlessly narrow focus and rigorous discipline. The same is true for Christians.
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Don’t Follow Your Heart (New Book)

Jon Bloom
Don’t Follow Your Heart (New Book)
Jon Bloom’s ‘Don’t Follow Your Heart’ will help you heal, as well as avoid spiritual heart disease, by identifying and resisting your heart’s errant predilections and directing it to do all God’s will — to follow Jesus.
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You Are Meant to Move Mountains

Jon Bloom
You Are Meant to Move Mountains
Not every unanswered prayer for healing, provision, conversion, etc., is a result of little faith. But we must not let ourselves off the hook too quickly when we don’t see prayers answered or when our ministry efforts fail.
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God Says “No” for Your Joy

Jon Bloom
God Says “No” for Your Joy
The only time God gives us restrictions or prohibitions is for our joy. He never says “no” to us unless “no” will make us ultimately happier.
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Your Bible Is a Gold Mine

Jon Bloom
Your Bible Is a Gold Mine
The wonderful thing about the Bible is that we often find treasure in unexpected places. God loves to lace and layer revelatory riches in what at first seems like a fairly straightforward historical narrative.
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Reformation Day: Jesus Came Knocking

Jon Bloom
Reformation Day: Jesus Came Knocking
If Jesus is knocking on our door, let us welcome him in fully that we may eat with him and he with us. Accepting his unsurpassed invitation to joy through repentance and reformation may be the greatest way to celebrate Reformation Day.
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Is Your World Too Small?

Jon Bloom
Is Your World Too Small?
We live in a small world at high speed. And this way of living tends to produce spiritual barrenness rather than richness. That’s why G.K. Chesterton, ahead of his time, was sounding a warning more than a century ago. He said to get your microscopes back out.
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Don’t Coddle Your Fears

Jon Bloom
Don’t Coddle Your Fears
We obey what we fear. Some fears are instinctual but others are conditioned. Most fears are expressions of things we believe. And what we believe governs our behaviors.
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