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Jesus Will Not Leave You Alone

Jon Bloom
Jesus Will Not Leave You Alone

You and Jesus share a desire for your comfort. But you and Jesus do not always agree on what kind of comfort is best for you.

In fact, right now you might be feeling that if Jesus really cared so…

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Don’t Follow Your Heart

Jon Bloom
Don’t Follow Your Heart

“Follow your heart” is a creed embraced by billions of people. It’s a statement of faith in one of the great pop cultural myths of the Western world; a gospel proclaimed in many of our stories, movies, and songs.

Essentially…

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Can We Really Be Free from Excessive Fears?

Jon Bloom
Can We Really Be Free from Excessive Fears?

Fear is such a powerful force in our experience.

Fear is designed by God and has a wonderful, protective benefit for us when it functions as God designed it. Instinctual fears are tremendous mercies, protecting us from danger before we…

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The Great Achievers Are the Great Believers

Jon Bloom
The Great Achievers Are the Great Believers

Most people want their lives to count for something. Something deep inside them wants to make some kind of difference in the world, to leave a mark, a lasting legacy. It is a longing for significance to do something “great.”

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Why Things Often Don’t Make Sense

Jon Bloom
Why Things Often Don’t Make Sense

We humans have an irrepressible need to make sense of the world and our experience in it.

Meaninglessness Is an Illusion

Darwinian naturalists believe that we adapted this need for meaning in order to secure food and pass along our…

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When Your Faith for Fishing Is Small

Jon Bloom
When Your Faith for Fishing Is Small

How is your faith for evangelism? Too frequently mine is too small. I hate that sin of unbelief and having just spent a few days with some joyful, bold, fruitful evangelists, I am freshly encouraged to fight it.

A reluctance…

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God’s Glory in Your Extraordinary Story

Jon Bloom
God’s Glory in Your Extraordinary Story
You only need to stop long enough to think. There is so much divine glory to see in your truly extraordinary story.
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The Hopelessness and Hope of the Greatest Commandments

Jon Bloom
The Hopelessness and Hope of the Greatest Commandments

There are no commandments in the Bible more devastating than the two that Jesus said are the greatest:

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and

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What Is Your Doing Saying?

Jon Bloom
What Is Your Doing Saying?

Your actions speak. Your works are words. The question is what are they saying?

Actions Speak

The old adage, “actions speak louder than words,” is true because, as another adage says, “words are cheap.” So, when it comes to our…

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Tell Them About Me

Jon Bloom
Tell Them About Me
Into this horrible, humanly impossible famine God sends preachers — preachers in pulpits, on street corners, at the family table, in living rooms and hospitals and Bible studies and prisons.
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A Book About Sin to Make You Happy

Jon Bloom
A Book About Sin to Make You Happy
This book is all about our pursuit of happiness and freedom. It doesn’t just give us dismal descriptions and analyses of the various pathologies of our sin disease.
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The God-man or a Madman?

Jon Bloom
The God-man or a Madman?
In John chapter 5, Jesus throws down the gauntlet. First, he healed a man who had been disabled for 38 years. On the Sabbath (verse 9). On purpose...
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But God

Jon Bloom
But God
These two words, “but God,” tell us that we have been saved only by God’s grace. Dead children of wrath do not become living, loving children of God but for God.
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What to Do When We’re Prayerless

Jon Bloom
What to Do When We’re Prayerless
Prayerlessness is not fundamentally a discipline problem. At root it’s a faith problem. Prayer is the native language of faith. John Calvin called prayer the “chief exercise of faith.”
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How Involved Is God in the Details of Your Life?

Jon Bloom
How Involved Is God in the Details of Your Life?
Joseph had a unique role to play in redemptive history. But God’s intricate involvement in Joseph’s life is not unique to yours...
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Love Covers

Jon Bloom
Love Covers
Some cover-ups are lies and some cover-ups are love. It depends on who’s doing the covering...
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God Is at Work in Your Unremarkable Days

Jon Bloom
God Is at Work in Your Unremarkable Days
This Book enlightens and confounds, humbles and encourages me. It has more wisdom in it than can possibly be mined in a lifetime. It speaks to me in the things that it explicitly says, and also in what it doesn’t say...
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Ask Whatever You Wish

Jon Bloom
Ask Whatever You Wish
This promise that Jesus made to us is so sweeping in its scope and seems beyond the experience of many of us that it can strike us as unbelievable...
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Seven Resolutions to Pursue Love in 2015

Jon Bloom
Seven Resolutions to Pursue Love in 2015
Among the Devil’s chief strategies is destroying relationships of love between Christians by eroding their trust in one another. It is highly effective and highly destructive...
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When God Gives You an Overcrowded Christmas

Jon Bloom
When God Gives You an Overcrowded Christmas
For many, the last few days before Christmas are rarely peaceful. This is especially true for parents and pastors...
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Did Tolkien Waste His Life?

Jon Bloom
Did Tolkien Waste His Life?

There were imaginative flickers of Middle-earth in the precocious child, Ronald Tolkien. Enchanting English landscapes, a language invented with a young cousin for kicks, an awakening love of mythology, especially of the northern and Germanic variety, and a local doctor…

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The Reward of God’s Rebuke

Jon Bloom
The Reward of God’s Rebuke
What might Zechariah and Elizabeth have talked about after their friends left the naming ceremony where Zechariah had miraculously regained his speech?
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Enjoy Jesus’s Favorite Meal

Jon Bloom
Enjoy Jesus’s Favorite Meal
Jesus often has harvests for us where we least expect them. Be careful not to assume that the real harvest is up the road and where you are is merely a rest stop or a frustrating, delaying detour.
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Be an Advent Gift of Encouragement

Jon Bloom
Be an Advent Gift of Encouragement
Giving the gift of encouragement is not easy. It will likely add to our seasonal stress because it is spiritual warfare. If we’re going to encourage anyone else, we have to fight Satan and our own sin to do it.
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How to Fight Lukewarmness

Jon Bloom
How to Fight Lukewarmness
Lukewarmness is the dying of conviction. And conviction often dies the slow death of a thousand compromises. 
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