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God Wants You to Know How Much He Loves You

Jon Bloom
God Wants You to Know How Much He Loves You

The greatest love you can know is when someone lays down his life for you (John 15:13). Especially when you were an enemy when he laid his life down for you (Romans 5:10).

And that’s when Jesus laid his life…

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The Folly of What Noah Preached

Jon Bloom
The Folly of What Noah Preached

Paul wrote, “the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). In Noah, we have an Old Testament illustration of this.

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How to Get Your Mind Back on Track

Jon Bloom
How to Get Your Mind Back on Track

How are you feeling? What’s on your mind?

These are very important questions, not just polite conversation starters. They’re questions we should ask ourselves (and others) frequently because they tell us what direction our train is heading.

Our Train of

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Extraordinary Help for Gospel Productivity

Jon Bloom
Extraordinary Help for Gospel Productivity

Does God care about how productive we are? He does. Deeply. Consider:

  • Our fruitfulness reflects on Jesus: “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples” (John 15:8).

  • We are to…

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Nine Practical Pointers for Plodders

Jon Bloom
Nine Practical Pointers for Plodders

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:14)

Today is going to be a challenge.

You will not make perfect plans. You will not work your plans perfectly…

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The Insanity of Leaning on Our Own Understanding

Jon Bloom
The Insanity of Leaning on Our Own Understanding

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5–6)

When the Bible tells us in this verse not to…

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Why We Shouldn’t Neglect to Meet Together

Jon Bloom
Why We Shouldn’t Neglect to Meet Together

Have you ever thought of this simply stunning statement by God as a reason why we are to gather together in corporate worship?

It is not good that the man should be alone. (Genesis 2:18)

What’s so incredible about this…

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What Dead Abel Speaks to Us

Jon Bloom
What Dead Abel Speaks to Us

The story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4 tells much more about Cain than Abel. In fact, not one word is recorded from living Abel. But the author of Hebrews says that, “through [Abel’s] faith, though he died, he

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Valentine’s Day Belongs to God

Jon Bloom
Valentine’s Day Belongs to God
What should Christians make of today’s Valentine’s Day? As much as purely possible! Valentine was a saint, and Eros is not Cupid’s domain. It is God’s.
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Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee

Jon Bloom
Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee

In my observation and experience, the most loved verse from Robert Robinson’s hymn, “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” is this one:

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter…

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The Merciful Gift of Desperation

Jon Bloom
The Merciful Gift of Desperation

Do not underestimate the power of desperation to do good for your soul.

A couple of years ago I listened to a sermon by a friend who leads a missionary team that has planted itself into one of the least…

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Make the Most of Your Conference

Jon Bloom
Make the Most of Your Conference

This afternoon Desiring God kicks off the 27th annual Conference for Pastors in Minneapolis.

Yes, in Minneapolis. In February. Early February. More than 1,500 brave souls from all over the States and numerous other nations will travel to the capital…

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Don’t Miss the True Bread

Jon Bloom
Don’t Miss the True Bread

One of the strangest things Jesus ever said is recorded in chapter six of John’s Gospel, where Jesus stated that his followers must eat his flesh and drink his blood.

These words are disturbing. Almost everyone, including his most loyal…

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Relentlessly Call Abortion What It Really Is

Jon Bloom
Relentlessly Call Abortion What It Really Is

Abortion is rarely talked about.

I’m not talking about the word “abortion.” We hear this word a lot it in the public square. But we rarely hear about it. Abortion almost always refers to something else. We hear that…

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Read This If You Want to Burn

Jon Bloom
Read This If You Want to Burn

Some things you read are invigorating and expansive for your imagination. Some things you read give you penetrating insight into dealing with complex issues. Some things you read hit the sweet spot of your interests and you’re lost in them…

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The Weakness of the World’s Strongest Man

Jon Bloom
The Weakness of the World’s Strongest Man
Why did the author of Hebrews include Samson in his heroes of the faith? His story is a painful reminder that faithful obedience is better than impressive giftedness, that faith must work through love.
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Come, Look Through This Telescope

Jon Bloom
Come, Look Through This Telescope

He gave . . . teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of

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Love Is Not a Verb

Jon Bloom
Love Is Not a Verb

Two weeks ago, I encouraged us all to make a 2014 resolve to “pursue love” (1 Corinthians 13:5). Based on the following statements by Jesus, I would say that love is the most important thing to pursue this year.

[The…

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22 Million Reasons to Pray with Us

Jon Bloom
22 Million Reasons to Pray with Us

Do you ever think about the Internet as an answer to centuries of saints’ prayers that “the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored” (2 Thessalonians 3:1)?

We must not take this marvel for granted. In reading…

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Jesus Must Increase: A Prayer for the New Year

Jon Bloom
Jesus Must Increase: A Prayer for the New Year

“Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:30)

If the prayer below captures in some way the deep longings of your heart, I invite you to join me in making it…

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Your Most Courageous Resolution

Jon Bloom

Pursue love. (1 Corinthians 14:1)

Resolutions are good things. They’re biblical: “may [God] fulfill every resolve for good” (2 Thessalonians 1:11). And I think developing New Year’s resolutions is a very good idea. A year is a defined timeframe long…

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The Greatest Blessing Mary Received

Jon Bloom

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (Luke 1:42)

Mary was unique in human history. It is absolutely true. She was “blessed among women” (Luke 1:42), and among men as well. She received the…

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When a Sword Pierces Your Soul

Jon Bloom

Simeon had a painful message for Mary. But she discovered that for those who trust God, he uses soul-piercing events to unleash more grace, salvation, and joy into the world than we could have ever imagined.

It was mid-morning when…

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Making Christmas Melancholy Point Hopeward

Jon Bloom

Each year Christmas night finds members of my family feeling melancholic. After weeks of anticipation, the Christmas celebrations have flashed by us and are suddenly gone. And we sit in the messy aftermath watching the taillights and music of another…

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