Humility Was His Secret Strength
Charles Simeon (1759–1836)
Nov 13, 2019
Charles Simeon endured opposition, and stayed patient in suffering, by focusing on two objects: the depth of his sin, and the height of God’s grace.
Joy changes everything, because God is most glorified in us when are most satisfied in him.
The Sovereignty of God
God does all that he pleases, and nothing can derail his ultimate purposes, including the human will.
Prayer to God includes our praises, confessions, thanksgivings, and requests. Because of Christ, he is listening.
Not only has God revealed himself by speaking, but he put it in a book for us to access whenever we desire.
Jesus saves sinners. At the heart of the Christian faith is the glory of God in the rescue of the ungodly.
Pain is not only a threat in this life, but a promise. But no hardship is bigger, deeper, or lasts longer than God.
All We Do Is Succeed
The Story of John Bunyan’s ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’
Nov 12, 2019
During John Bunyan’s twelve years in jail, he wrote a book that would become, for two centuries, the best-selling book written in the English language.
Read the Bible with Your Heart
Nov 11, 2019
Those who have known God best, and loved him most, have savored God deeply by seeing God clearly in his word.
I Was a Misunderstood Muslim
Common Misconceptions About Islam
Nov 10, 2019
News about terrorist attacks may teach us about some Muslims, but not about most Muslims — and probably not about the Muslims down the street.
Not Wired for This World
Making a Home for Special Needs
Nov 9, 2019
God has special concern for those who wander in strange lands. Our children with special needs, navigating a foreign land, are no exception.
Love Is the Overflow of Joy in God
Why I Love the Apostle Paul
Nov 8, 2019
The deepest love is never merely an act of the will. It is the overflowing impulse of a heart that is happy in God.
We Are Soul Surgeons
Why I Would Never Skip Seminary
Nov 7, 2019
If you are serious about your joy in God and feel called by God to pastor his people, please consider seminary.
Manage Your Household Well
The Tragedy of Distracted Dads and Pastors
Nov 7, 2019
Managing a household well is not static. It’s ever changing, and changing in such a way that it demands more, not less, from the husband and father.
Why Homosexuality Is Not Like Other Sins
Apr 21, 2014
Homosexual acts are not the only sins prohibited in the Bible, but right now they are different from the rest.
What Grieving People Wish You Knew at Christmas
Dec 21, 2016
For those who’ve recently lost someone they love, the holidays can seem more like something to survive than to enjoy.
When the Not-Yet Married Meet
Dating to Display Jesus
Jun 6, 2013
The great prize in dating is not Christ-centered intimacy, but Christ-centered clarity. And seven other principles for Christian dating.
So-Called Same-Sex Marriage
Lamenting the New Calamity
Jun 26, 2015
On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. But God would have us weep for our sins, not institutionalize them.
Fasting for Beginners
Aug 26, 2015
Fasting sounds so simple, and yet all sorts of complications keep it from happening. To help you start down the slow path to good fasting, here are six simple pieces of advice.
It’s Not You, It’s God
Nine Lessons for Breakups
Sep 12, 2013
Breakups in the church are painful. Here are lessons for loving others in the heartbreak.