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
Judas Was the Treasurer?
Judas Iscariot “was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it” (John 12:6).
Has it ever struck you as odd that Jesus put a thief in charge of his…Continue Reading
Pastors, Be This Kind of Rare
John Piper from 2001:
It seems to me that we are always falling off the horse on one side or the other in this matter of being tough and tender — wimping out on truth when we ought to be…
John Stott to Pastors: We Cannot Hide What We Are
The late John Stott writes,
The sincerity of a preacher has two aspects: he means what he says when in the pulpit and he practises what he preaches when out of it. In fact, these things belong inevitably together since,…
Missions and Missional: Embracing Both for the Glory of God
“Missions” and “missional” are separate terms that push different, but complementary, theological issues. Here I would like to show how and why we must embrace the biblical connection between both as the people of God.
The missional conversation has been…Continue Reading
Are You Controlled By the Future?
'Take no thought for the morrow,' means 'Do not be guilty of anxious thoughts about the morrow'. It does not mean that you do not take any thought at all, otherwise the farmer would not plough and harrow…
What About When the Hurt Comes from Your Church?
This is a plea to parents of children with disabilities — if you are in a faithful, Bible-saturated church, hang in there with them while they figure things out. Even when they don’t “get it.” Even when they hurt you.…Continue Reading
J. C. Ryle, Holiness, and Bible Density
I am immersed in J. C. Ryle because I plan to give a biographical study of his life and thought at the Desiring God pastors’ conference next January. He was a 19th century, evangelical, Anglican bishop of Liverpool. One thing…Continue Reading