How to Kill Sinful Anger
Apr 15, 2016All sinful anger is hard to fight. It’s a selfish, hot-blooded passion our flesh enjoys indulging. But I find it particularly difficult to fight the sinful anger that I feel I have a right to feel.
How to Resist Temptation’s Mirage Moment
Apr 8, 2016Sin only occurs when we believe that the destructive lie can actually grant happiness. One key to resisting temptation is learning to recognize what I call the “mirage moment.”
Jesus Helps Our Unbelief
Moving from Doubt to Delight
Apr 4, 2016God has important things to teach us about our doubts — and what kind of “seeing” really brings us joy.
Enjoy a Good Laugh, Like God
Apr 1, 2016We will not cry for sorrow in glory, but we will laugh for joy. April Fools’ Day gives us an opportunity to taste heaven, and play Satan for the fool that he is.
Come to the Light and Really Live
Mar 28, 2016We men love to think of ourselves as light-seekers, brave souls on the noble quest for the naked truth. Our noble quest is put to the test when the Truth seeks us out. It turns out that we do not seek true light.
God Rested on the Seventh Day
Mar 26, 2016No one yet understood that this Sabbath was far higher than any that had been kept since God’s ancient day of holy rest. And no one yet understood that this Passover was far holier than even the first Passover.
The Secret to Peace and Contentment
Mar 18, 2016The secret to Christian peace and contentment is not a gnostic secret. This secret is hidden in plain sight throughout the Scripture and is available to anyone who is willing to believe it.
It’s Not a Talent Show
Mar 14, 2016God does not apportion talents equally to his servants. He gives more to some and less to others. Each apportionment has its unique temptations. Jesus delivered a warning to less talented servants.
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.
How to Recognize a Foolish Leader
Mar 11, 2016The right kind of leader, under the wise governing checks and balances constructed in the American constitution, will help guide our nation through the very precarious days that lie ahead of us.
Why We Must Earnestly Desire Spiritual Gifts
Mar 4, 2016Why should we desire spiritual gifts and how should we pursue them?
God’s Rehab for Weak, Weary Faith
Feb 29, 2016God’s plan to rehabilitate our faith can seem painful rather than pleasant. That’s the nature of rehab. It’s hard, and it can hurt. But the hardness and hurt are healing.
How Can We Be Angry and Not Sin?
Feb 26, 2016There is a kind of anger that comes from our regenerate, Spirit-directed nature, even if it is unavoidably tainted by our indwelling sin.
Rest in the Prince of Peace
Feb 19, 2016Let us not forfeit this peace and bear needless pain. Let us carry everything to God in prayer and trust him fully to provide everything we need.
The Mosque on the Mount
Feb 15, 2016For the past 13 centuries the Al Aqsa Mosque has occupied the temple’s former site. It is not a sign of God’s endorsement on Islam. Rather, the mosque is an unwitting guardian of the new covenant reality.
Will You Wrestle with God?
Feb 13, 2016There are times when God only releases his blessings on us after a season of prolonged and even painful wrestling with him.
Prayers for Christ’s Increase and Our Decrease
Feb 5, 2016We 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.
Why We Pray for Our Meals
Feb 1, 2016Praying 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.
How to Have Intimacy with God
Jan 29, 2016We 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.
God Does Not Need You to Be Strong
Jan 22, 2016Our 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.
Jan 19, 2016In 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.
Our Eyes Are a Parable About Faith
Jan 15, 2016Our 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.
There Was a Man Sent from God
Jan 11, 2016Our faith is not a private matter. It is a public window through which God wants to reveal Jesus to others.
Jesus Offers Escape from Hypocrisy
Jan 9, 2016The 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?