How to Buy Gold When You're Broke
Jan 2, 1983The essence of lukewarmness is the statement, "I need nothing." The lukewarm are spiritually self-satisfied.
Always Pray and Do Not Lose Heart
Jan 9, 1983Jesus makes it clear that eternal life hangs on whether we are ready when he comes.
When Not to Believe an Angel
Feb 6, 1983There is one, and only one, gospel. It is therefore astonishing — and tragic — to turn away from it and lose both God and his grace.
This Is Not Man's Gospel
Feb 13, 1983To try to explain the change from Paul's pre-conversion persecution to his post-conversion passion for the gospel merely by the work of men is to grasp at a straw.
That the Truth of the Gospel Be Preserved for You
Feb 20, 1983Very few people today stand up and praise the unity and coherence of truth.
I Do Not Nullify the Grace of God
Mar 6, 1983The transgression against God is to presume that you can climb your way up a ladder of morality into his favor.
Can You Begin by the Spirit and Be Completed by the Flesh?
Mar 13, 1983The essential mark of a Christian is not how far you have progressed in sanctification, but on what you are relying to get there.
Those Who Have Faith Are the Sons of Abraham
Mar 20, 1983The central concern of your life is to ensure that you are a child of Abraham.
The Donkey, the Stallion, and the Strategy of the Hills
Mar 27, 1983Though arrogance and rage assail, conspiracy will not prevail.
You Who Would Destroy the Temple and Build It in Three Days
Apr 1, 1983It is a supreme irony that the people at the cross should look on the dying Savior and mock him with their own misunderstanding of this saying.
Worship the Risen Christ
Apr 3, 1983If your life is flat, empty, without exhilaration, without significance, without a single and fulfilling orientation, it is because you do not see the risen Christ for who he really is.
Christ Redeemed Us from the Curse of the Law
Apr 10, 1983When Christ experienced the curse of the law on the cross it was not his own but ours.
The Law Does Not Annul the Promise
Apr 17, 1983It would be terribly wrong to say that the Mosaic law was opposed in its teaching to the Abrahamic covenant.
If You Are Christ's, You Are Heirs of the Promise
May 1, 1983When you entrust yourself to Christ you honor him, and he would be denying himself to turn you away.
Don't Go Back from Sonship to Slavery
May 8, 1983If Satan can't get you to disobey God's commands, then he'll try to make you obey them with the wrong spirit.
O, That Christ Would Be Formed in You!
May 15, 1983We are freed from the burden of the law when we are given the power to fulfill it from within. And that happens when Christ is formed in us.
Hagar and Slavery Vs. Sarah and Freedom
May 22, 1983For Paul, the experience of freedom is not icing on the cake of Christianity. Freedom in Christ is Christianity.
Saving Faith Produces Love
Jun 5, 1983Being a loving person is absolutely essential to being saved, because the faith which saves by its very essence works through love.
Freed to Love
Jun 12, 1983Freedom flows forth in love just as surely as a bubbling spring flows forth in a mountain stream.
Walk by the Spirit!
Aug 7, 1983People who bear the fruit of the Spirit know they are worthy only of condemnation. They know that the only pay they can earn is the wrath of God.
The Law of Christ
Bearing Each Other's Burdens
Aug 14, 1983If we really care about a person's ultimate welfare, we will confront them with their sin as well as comfort them in their trouble.
Do Not Grow Weary in Well-Doing
Aug 21, 1983When you get your paycheck, do you look to the Spirit for how to use this money for God's kingdom?
Why God Wills Work
Sep 4, 1983There are at least four reasons for why God has given work to mankind.
The Happiness of God: Foundation for Christian Hedonism
Sep 11, 1983God enjoys eternal happiness in himself, and he delights in satisfying his people with the overflow of that abundant joy.
Conversion to Christ: The Making of a Christian Hedonist
Sep 18, 1983You are converted to Christ when Jesus becomes for you a treasure chest of holy joy.
Love: the Labor of Christian Hedonism
Oct 2, 1983If you abandon the pursuit of full and lasting pleasure, you cannot love people or please God.
Money: Currency for Christian Hedonism
Oct 9, 1983What you do with it—or desire to do with it—can make or break your happiness forever.
Marriage: a Matrix of Christian Hedonism
Oct 16, 1983Marriage is a mystery — it contains and conceals a meaning far greater than what we see on the outside.
Prayer: the Power of Christian Hedonism
Oct 23, 1983Prayer is the open admission that without Christ we can do nothing.
Missions: The Battle Cry of Christian Hedonism
Nov 13, 1983The challenge is great. God is greater. The rewards are a hundred times better than anything the world can offer.
Proud People Don’t Say Thanks
Nov 20, 1983The human heart hates the truth that creation teaches because it is too humbling.
God’s Covenant with Abraham
Dec 4, 1983We need a solid insight into the meaning of Christ's coming that will keep us sober in a world intoxicated by the love of things.
God's Covenant Through Moses
Dec 11, 1983What was freely given under Moses was purchased by Christ.
God's Covenant with David
Dec 18, 1983When God makes a covenant he reveals his own job description and signs it.