The Secret to Peace and Contentment
Mar 18, 2016
The 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, 2016
God 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, 2016
A 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, 2016
The 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, 2016
Why should we desire spiritual gifts and how should we pursue them?
God’s Rehab for Weak, Weary Faith
Feb 29, 2016
God’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, 2016
There 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, 2016
Let 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, 2016
For 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, 2016
There 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, 2016
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.
Why We Pray for Our Meals
Feb 1, 2016
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.
How to Have Intimacy with God
Jan 29, 2016
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.
God Does Not Need You to Be Strong
Jan 22, 2016
Our natural bent is 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, 2016
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.
Our Eyes Are a Parable About Faith
Jan 15, 2016
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.
There Was a Man Sent from God
Jan 11, 2016
Our 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, 2016
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?
Don’t Live Strong, Live Wise
Jan 5, 2016
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.
Auld Lang Syne
In Gratitude of Old Friends
Dec 31, 2015
What makes “Auld Lang Syne” so powerful? It has nothing to do with a New Year and everything to do with an old friend.
Who Would Have Dreamed?
Dec 25, 2015
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.
Christianity and Atheism
Choose Your Strangeness
Dec 21, 2015
It’s true: The Christmas story is humanly strange. But to be fair, atheists also embrace wildly far-fetched, strange beliefs of their own.
Lay Aside the Weight of Slander
Dec 19, 2015
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.
Lay Aside the Weight of Low Self Image
Dec 7, 2015
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.