Getting the Glory of Christ Before Our Eyes
What I finally came to as I walked and prayed for you is the old, old story of getting the gospel clear in your own hearts and minds, making it clear to others, and doing it with only…
The Preeminence of Jesus Is for Everyday Life
I recently spent a whole day tucked away at a local library. It was a golden spot. Quiet. Secluded. I sat beneath a shower of grace: an open Bible, a hungry soul, a copy of Owen’s The Glory of Christ…Continue Reading
Jesus "Saw a Man" — Do We?
The man born blind had gifts.
This is an underlying lesson in John 9 that we tend to forget in the midst of Jesus amazingly giving him physical and spiritual sight.
The disciples saw him and asked about what caused…Continue Reading
The Call to Ministry and the Leadership Moment
If I’m going to watch a movie, it’s got to have a hero in it. And not a superhero with a cape. I like the guy who is just going along minding his business when circumstances thrust him into some…Continue Reading
Put Strong Pillars Under Your Case for the Unbelieving Poor
I only bring this up because I want the church to care more not less about the suffering that comes from poverty. Christians care about all suffering, especially eternal suffering. And “all suffering” includes the miseries of unbelievers who live…Continue Reading
Do You Feel Spiritually Dull?
Sometimes when my heart has been hard, dead, slothful, blind, and senseless, which indeed are sad frames for a poor Christian to be in, yet at such a time, when I have been in such a case, then… Continue Reading
A 30-Year-Old Dream I Have Outlived By One Year
Spiritual Warfare and Prayer
Why does God keep Satan around? One reason is so that we'll experience the joy of "participating in the triumph."
Listen to Pastor John talk about the connection between spiritual warfare and prayer in this 22-minute devotional from a missions…Continue Reading
Most of the Unreached Peoples in the World Are Illiterate
Over 70 percent of the world’s population consists of people who are oral learners — people who cannot or do not read. Most of the world’s unreached and unengaged people groups are preliterate. They are primarily oral learners who cannot…Continue Reading