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Remember

Remember

Jon Bloom
Memorial Day, as Americans have come to know it, began in the years immediately following the Civil War. But until World War II, most people knew it as “Decoration Day.” It was a day to decorate with flowers and flags…
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The End of Books

The End of Books

Jon Bloom and Tony Reinke
Why is reading so important to Christianity? How is the Internet changing the way we read? How can we become better readers? These questions, and other critical topics about literacy, were addressed by Desiring God’s own Tony Reinke in an…
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Escaping the Slavery of Selfish Ambition

Escaping the Slavery of Selfish Ambition

Jon Bloom
Selfish ambition is a sin that always seems to be “crouching at the door” (Genesis 4:7). It contaminates our motives for doing just about anything. It shows up even in the most holy moments, like it did for Jesus’s disciples…
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Ten Reasons to Memorize Big Chunks of the Bible

Ten Reasons to Memorize Big Chunks of the Bible

Jon Bloom
You can memorize big chunks, even books, of the Bible. And you should. But why? Here are ten reasons to commit more than Bible verses to memory, and how to do it.
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When Waiting Doesn’t Work

When Waiting Doesn’t Work

Jon Bloom
Fifty-one years ago this spring, thirty-four-year-old Martin Luther King, Jr. sat in a Birmingham jail cell, technically because he had been “parading without a permit.” But that was a sham. Everyone knew it. He was in jail because he had…
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Don’t Idolize Your Leaders

Don’t Idolize Your Leaders

Jon Bloom
Barak was a hero of early Israel, serving during the pre-monarch period when Deborah judged the nation (Judges 4–5). His great military feat was the complete rout of the Canaanite general, Sisera, and his army. However, in the process he
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When It Seems Like God Did You Wrong

When It Seems Like God Did You Wrong

Jon Bloom
The story of Naomi in Ruth chapter one teaches us that how things *look and how things feel are often not how they are.* The last time Naomi had seen her hometown on the Judean hillside, the barley fields had…
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It Is Finished

It Is Finished

Jon Bloom
The triune God had the Council, Pilate, and Satan where he wanted them. They would have had no authority over the Son at all unless it had been given them from above.
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When Fear Attacks

When Fear Attacks

Jon Bloom
Without exception, regardless of our situation, following Jesus requires all of us to repeatedly exercise courage, because God frequently calls us to face or do things we’re afraid of. In this, Joshua, the son of Nun, is an example for…
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Why God Gives Us More Than We Can Handle

Why God Gives Us More Than We Can Handle

Jon Bloom
The next time someone says that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle, point them to Judges chapter seven. God instructing Gideon to take on over 100,000 enemy soldiers with just 300 fits in the “more than you
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God Wants You to Know How Much He Loves You

God Wants You to Know How Much He Loves You

Jon Bloom
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

The Folly of What Noah Preached

Jon Bloom
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

How to Get Your Mind Back on Track

Jon Bloom
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

Extraordinary Help for Gospel Productivity

Jon Bloom
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

Nine Practical Pointers for Plodders

Jon Bloom
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 Dead Snake Handler and the Dead Poet’s Society

The Dead Snake Handler and the Dead Poet’s Society

Jon Bloom
On February 15, Jamie Coots, pastor of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Middlesboro, Kentucky, and co-star of National Geographic’s reality show Snake Salvation, died from a snakebite to the hand. Christianity Today has the story. It was his ninth…
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The Insanity of Leaning on Our Own Understanding

The Insanity of Leaning on Our Own Understanding

Jon Bloom
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

Why We Shouldn’t Neglect to Meet Together

Jon Bloom
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

What Dead Abel Speaks to Us

Jon Bloom
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

Valentine’s Day Belongs to God

Jon Bloom
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

Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee

Jon Bloom
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

The Merciful Gift of Desperation

Jon Bloom
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

Make the Most of Your Conference

Jon Bloom
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

Don’t Miss the True Bread

Jon Bloom
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

Relentlessly Call Abortion What It Really Is

Jon Bloom
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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