You Cannot Out-Dream God’s Plans for You
Jul 21, 2016In front of the mountain of purpose and happiness God has hidden for us in his glory, every other dream and ambition pale by comparison.
The Playschool Tragedy for Twentysomethings
Jul 11, 2016The tragedy’s that twentysomethings are living for next to nothing, and everyone else wants to be in their twenties.
When Our Hearts Revert to Self-Reliance
Jun 30, 2016Somewhere deep inside of our hearts, we all love a gospel that relies on us. We love to pick up where God leaves off. But God never leaves off.
Nine Prayers for the Not-Yet-Married
Jun 20, 2016If you don’t know how to surrender your desires and difficulties in singleness to God, here are nine prayers for the not-yet-married life.
Why Are So Many Christians Bored with the Bible?
Jun 9, 2016Many Christians love the idea of the Bible, but not really the Bible itself. We love having one close by, but don’t make time to open it on an average day.
Pro-Life from Womb to Tomb
Jun 1, 2016The Christian cause for life should begin at conception, celebrate every birth, provide love and care through childhood, and advocate even through death.
May 22, 2016When the road is difficult and the enemies intimidating, God stands by ready to help, protect, and satisfy us. He gives us his manual, and then moves in with us.
Isn’t She Beautiful?
The Role of Physical Attraction in Dating
May 19, 2016What role, if any, should physical attraction play in Christian dating? Do we need to be physically attracted to someone to pursue them for marriage?
Say Hard Things
May 9, 2016Some people hate to say the hard thing, and others love to a little too much. Paul models several principles for what to do when we love someone enough to rebuke them.
Prayer for Beginners
Apr 27, 2016We know we need to pray, but we know we don’t pray enough. And we’re not always sure we’re even doing it right when we do pray. Here are seven helps for your prayer life.
A Gutsy Prayer for Grown Men
Apr 21, 2016Jesus's short prayer is simple enough for children to commit to memory, but we need to remember that he was teaching twelve grown men who would all die for their faith.
Pride Doesn’t Always Parade
Apr 6, 2016Pride knows what God thinks, what he loves, what he says, and decides it knows better than him. And pride in any form, however small or seemingly harmless, is dangerous.
Four Warnings for Your Twenties
Mar 30, 2016The temptations and struggles facing twentysomethings today are surprisingly not all that different from 3,000 years ago. Here are four warnings from Moses to prove it.
What Would Judas Do?
Mar 23, 2016Wednesday plants the suicidal seed of Holy Week: betrayal. Before there could be a Garden, there had to be a seed — the promised Savior sold for just thirty pieces of silver.
Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week
Mar 14, 2016A team of eleven pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
The Insanity of ‘Self-Care’
Mar 14, 2016The self-care movement strives to address the stresses of everyday life, but it’s mostly medication by distraction. The gospel offers better news to the exhausted and anxious.
Good Marriages Say No to Good Things
Mar 2, 2016Marriage, like any ministry, takes time, attention, and intentionality. To love our families well, we will sometimes have to say no even to good opportunities to serve others.
What Would You Say If Your Wife Was Ripped Away?
Feb 19, 2016Last week, coach Monty Williams was told his wife had died in a terrible car accident. On Thursday, he recited Romans 8:28 and declared God’s goodness toward him and his family.
Love the Life You Never Wanted
Feb 16, 2016We tend to define our life based on our perception of our progress. In reality, life is never defined by our performance or circumstances.
Seven Substitutes for True Joy
Feb 2, 2016His wife was gone. Sure, last night looked like a lot of nights recently. She’d walked out many times before, but this was different. The abandonment, the adultery, and the deception had mounted a massive assault on their marriage and…
Defy the Impossible in Front of You
Jan 26, 2016What challenge, obstacle, or crisis are you confronted with right now? Reading the Bible is often about redefining the impossible in our lives again.
Five Pieces of ‘Out-Dated’ Dating Advice
Jan 16, 2016Looking for fresh advice while you pursue marriage? You might be surprised to find five principles relevant for today buried in the first pages of the Bible.
The First Noël
Dec 24, 2015The joy Jesus brings is a joy for the whole world. To prepare for Christmas, listen to Shane & Shane sing The First Noël and read a meditation written for the carol.
Be a Yoda, Not a Grinch
Dec 17, 2015In the next few days, Star Wars and Christmas return. It gives us an opportunity to ask how these two fictional characters might help us live and serve like Jesus.
What Comes After Thanksgiving?
Nov 25, 2015Many Thanksgiving celebrations will express genuine gratitude and yet be offensive to God. Appreciation without affection and devotion makes God a tool or a machine to produce the things we really love. Instead, see your gratitude to God through to greater faith in him and greater love for him.