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.
It Takes Work to Stay Warm
Dec 3, 2015
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.
Prepare Him Room
Nov 29, 2015
The season of Advent has begun — full of tradition, memory, and legend. And a season so full, often over-full, with the exhausting activity.
Jesus Will Provide the Wine
Nov 23, 2015
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.
The Prize Is Worth the Price
Nov 21, 2015
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.
Don’t Follow Your Heart (New Book)
Nov 18, 2015
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.
You Are Meant to Move Mountains
Nov 13, 2015
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.
God Says “No” for Your Joy
Nov 9, 2015
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.
Your Bible Is a Gold Mine
Nov 6, 2015
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.
Don’t Follow Your Heart
God’s Ways Are Not Your Ways
Nov 6, 2015
This book contains 31 meditations for recalibrating your heart. It is a collection of helps for common heart problems. Because your biggest problems in life are heart problems.
Reformation Day: Jesus Came Knocking
Oct 31, 2015
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.
Is Your World Too Small?
Oct 26, 2015
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.
Don’t Coddle Your Fears
Oct 23, 2015
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.
I Need Thee Every Hour
Oct 13, 2015
The lyrics could hardly be simpler, and yet they capture one of our heart’s most profound longings and can be prayed in the sweetest or most sorrowful moments in life. The prosody of the music could hardly be more perfect. But it is not the skill of the hymn’s construction that makes it so powerful.
We Should Pray for Healing
Oct 9, 2015
The New Testament instructs us to ask God to distribute this gift for the glory of Jesus. Don’t settle for little faith and low expectations. Stir up faith! Earnestly desire this gift.
Praying for a Breakthrough
Oct 2, 2015
Are you praying for a breakthrough? Don’t lose heart. Grow determined. Intense opposition almost always precedes a breakthrough.
A Picture of Prevailing Prayer
Sep 28, 2015
Real prayer begins with real desire, often with real desperation. We cry to God, but he does not seem to respond. God wants us to keep asking and cry out louder.
Unlock God’s Storehouse of Grace
Sep 25, 2015
We must stop looking at our lack: our lack of resources, wisdom, and power, even our lack of faith. Our deficits discourage and defeat. Satan does not want you to look to Jesus and all the abounding grace that he purchased for you.
There Is Hope in Your Struggle for Light
A Parable of Three Trees
Sep 18, 2015
Our struggles, past and present, have profound effects on us for the rest of our lives. They affect how we grow now and in the future. But this isn't always negative. When we're in Christ, we can rest assure that our pain has purpose.
How Long, O Lord?
Sep 11, 2015
God knows our waiting for him can be hard. He knows it can feel to us like he is is taking too long. He gives us permission to ask him, “How long is this going to last?” and reminds us that he has not forgotten us.