My Heart's Desire: That They Might Be Saved
Jan 5, 1986It is fitting for those who believe in the sovereignty of God to feel a deep sorrow and for the lost and a deep longing for their conversion.
My Prayer to God Is That They Might Be Saved
Jan 12, 1986Paul does not pray for ineffectual influences, but for effectual influences. And that is how we should pray too.
I Will Sing of Thy Might and Mercy
Jan 19, 1986Authenticity and depth in worship characterize those who suffer with Christ by bearing the burdens of others.
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit Who Mourn
Feb 2, 1986Blessed are those who feel keenly their helplessness and their unworthiness and their emptiness and are driven by them to the grace of God.
Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
Feb 16, 1986The hunger of your life that cannot be satisfied by anything in this world is the constant beckoning of God to remember that you were made for him.
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
Mar 2, 1986It is not enough to clean up our act on the outside. Jesus is concerned about our heart.
Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Mar 9, 1986God is a peace-loving God, and a peacemaking God. God's children have the character of their Father.
Blessed Are the Persecuted
Mar 16, 1986To the degree that you believe what Jesus sees in heaven, to that degree you will be able to rejoice and be glad in suffering.
Christ: The Lion and the Lamb
Mar 23, 1986You were made to admire Jesus Christ the Lion and the Lamb.
What Is Hope?
Apr 6, 1986Biblical hope not only desires something good for the future; it expects it to happen.
Why Hope? Grace!
Apr 13, 1986From beginning to end our salvation—our election, our calling, our faith, our sanctification, and our glorification—is a work of divine grace.
Why Hope? Gospel!
Apr 20, 1986The gospel is the good news that there is hope for sinners, the worst of sinners.
How Can I Keep on Hoping? The Scriptures!
May 4, 1986The strength to endure comes from the hope before us. And the hope before us comes from the Scriptures.
Holy Women Who Hoped in God
May 11, 1986The daughters of Sarah fight the anxiety that rises in their hearts. They wage war on fear, and they defeat it with the promises of God.
Our Hope: The Appearing of Jesus Christ
May 18, 1986The blessed hope of all who believe is the appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Do you eagerly await the coming of Christ?
Our Hope: Righteousness
Jun 1, 1986The presence of a struggle with sin in this life is not a sign that we are lost. Perfection is not the test of spiritual life in this age.
Revival and Fasting
Jun 6, 1986There was a Presbyterian minister in Albany, New York, who died in 1876. He had been the pastor of the Presbyterian church in Albany for 40 years. His name was William Sprague (1795-1876). His life spanned the time of the…
Educating for Hope
Jun 8, 1986A wise son makes a glad father, says the Lord, and it is the Word of God that makes a son wise.
Fathers Who Give Hope
Jun 15, 1986Dads, father your children in a way that shows what kind of father God is.
The Fruit of Hope: Joy
Jul 6, 1986Without Christian hope my life and your life cannot yield Christian joy or love or boldness or endurance.
The Fruit of Hope: Love
Jul 13, 1986Heavenly-mindedness is what frees our hands to do the works of love.
The Fruit of Hope: Boldness
Jul 20, 1986A great hope produces great boldness.
Escape from Futility
Sep 7, 1986Escape from futility! Live a different way. Walk a different path.
Strengthen Each Other's Hands in God
Sep 14, 1986God has ordained that we be related to other believers in such a way that we can help each other fight the fight of faith successfully day in and day out until the end.
Put on the New Person
Sep 21, 1986When Paul says, put off the old person and put on the new person, he is not talking about an optional elective. This is the core curriculum in the school of Christ.
Don't Steal, Work and Give!
Oct 5, 1986You can live to HAVE, either legally or illegally. Or you can become a Christian and live to give.
Make Your Mouth a Means of Grace
Oct 12, 1986Four kinds of rotten language, and a whole new way to think about words.
Be Kind to One Another
Oct 19, 1986Christian kindness is not merely an external change of manners; it is an internal change of heart.
Let All the Peoples Praise Thee
Nov 9, 1986God's purpose is to be known and praised and enjoyed and feared among all the nations of the earth.
Urgency and Gratitude
Nov 23, 1986How are we supposed to understand and live out the paradoxes of Scripture?
Preparing to Receive Christ: Willing to Do the Will of God
Dec 7, 1986The great obstacle to recognizing the truth of Christ is not deficient resources but deep rebellion against God.
Preparing to Receive Christ: Hearing Moses and the Prophets
Dec 14, 1986The use of money can make or break your eternal destiny.
Preparing to Receive Christ: Looking for the Consolation of Israel
Dec 21, 1986God prepares a person to receive Christ by stirring up a longing for consolation and redemption that can come only from Christ.