What Is Your Doing Saying?
Feb 13, 2015
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…
Tell Them About Me
Feb 9, 2015
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.
A Book About Sin to Make You Happy
Feb 2, 2015
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.
The God-man or a Madman?
Jan 30, 2015
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...
Jan 26, 2015
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.
What to Do When We’re Prayerless
Jan 23, 2015
Are you wrestling with prayerlessness? Here are five ways into more consistent and passionate time alone with God.
How Involved Is God in the Details of Your Life?
Jan 16, 2015
God gives us a close-up of Joseph’s life is to show us how active he is in ours, how he never leaves us or forsakes us in the good and the bad.
Jan 12, 2015
Some cover-ups are lies and some cover-ups are love. It depends on who’s doing the covering...
God Is at Work in Your Unremarkable Days
Jan 9, 2015
Today might go unnoticed by others, and you may not remember it. But God does not waste a single day, even the most unremarkable of them.
Ask Whatever You Wish
Jan 5, 2015
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...
Seven Resolutions to Pursue Love in 2015
Dec 29, 2014
Among the Devil’s chief strategies is destroying relationships of love between Christians by eroding their trust in one another.
When God Gives You an Overcrowded Christmas
Dec 22, 2014
For many, the last few days before Christmas are rarely peaceful. This is especially true for parents and pastors...
Did Tolkien Waste His Life?
Dec 19, 2014
J.R.R. Tolkien was born 125 years ago today on January 3, 1892. Looking through his fictional stories has led many further and deeper into reality.
The Reward of God’s Rebuke
Dec 15, 2014
What might Zechariah and Elizabeth have talked about after their friends left the naming ceremony where Zechariah had miraculously regained his speech?
Enjoy Jesus’s Favorite Meal
Dec 8, 2014
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.
Be an Advent Gift of Encouragement
Dec 1, 2014
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.
How to Fight Lukewarmness
Nov 27, 2014
Lukewarmness is the dying of conviction. And conviction often dies the slow death of a thousand compromises.
Help to Increase Your Thanksgiving Appetite
Nov 24, 2014
Jon Blooms recommends a list of resources from Desiring God to help you cultivate true gratitude this Thanksgiving...
Feasting on Thanksgiving
Nov 20, 2014
In a week, most of us in the United States will gather as family and friends around a table and share in the lavish feast we call Thanksgiving...
Beware the Mirror
Nov 18, 2014
All of us sinners are Narcissistic to some degree. But the enchanting power that mirrors have over most of us is different from Narcissus. When we look into a mirror most of us are not captivated by our beauty, we are condemned by our defects.
Lay Aside the Weight of “I’ll Never Change”
Nov 14, 2014
We all must come to terms with the way we are. The first is to cultivate contentment with who God designed us to be. The second is to lay aside the burdensome weight of the fatalistic resignation that we’ll never be any different than what we are.
Advent: The Dawning of Indestructible Joy
Nov 10, 2014
There’s nothing wrong with a little aesthetic, nostalgic Christmas romance. God made us sentimental beings to increase our enjoyment of and gratitude for his many past graces...
God Is Merciful Not to Tell Us Everything
Nov 7, 2014
When God chooses not to tell us everything, he shows us more mercy than we realize. God tells us everything we need to know exactly when we need to know.
Food for Thought
Nov 3, 2014
Here are a few November book recommendations (or maybe some Christmas gift ideas) to feed your brain. None are new, but all are important and nourishing.