This Day and That Day
The Pressures of Today and the Returning King
Sep 25, 2020
The two days that matter most are the present day and the day of Christ’s return. And how we live this day depends on how eagerly we await that Day.
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.
Holy Is Who You Are
A Missing Weapon in the War Against Sin
Sep 24, 2020
Holiness is not only a goal to strive for. Holiness is an identity to live from, a security to stand on, and a destiny to long for.
Delighting in God Through Diversity
Sep 23, 2020
Ethnic harmony is a response to the cross, where Jesus broke down dividing walls, and it’s also a preparation for heaven, where all peoples will praise him.
Souls Are Our Reward
Running Well to Win the Lost
Sep 22, 2020
The prize at the end of the Christian life — the crown we’ll wear and the wreath we’ll receive — is not only God himself, but all the souls we brought with us.
Our Job Is Not to Be Jesus
Battling Codependency in Ministry
Sep 21, 2020
One of the surest ways to ruin a ministry is to try to be Christ, instead of leading people to him.
In Him We Live and Move
Stewarding a Body in Sedentary Times
Sep 20, 2020
In the modern world, we may exert less energy than ever before to accomplish the same amount of work. But what do we lose as we learn to move as little as possible?
Would a Loving God Wound Me?
Sep 19, 2020
Would a loving God ever hurt me? Ever take away things that I love? Ever be the source of my pain?
What Does the Body Say?
The Voice of God in Human Form
Sep 18, 2020
The bodies God gives us teach us not only what is, but what ought to be. And when we disregard our bodies, we disregard the God who made them.
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.
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.
Fasting for Beginners
Aug 26, 2015
Christian fasting sounds so simple, and yet all sorts of complications keep it from happening. Here is a basic guide for more consistent, biblical fasting.
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.
Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children
Oct 29, 2013
The laziness of Christian parents perplexes me. I hope these nine observations will help rescue some from the folly of laissez-faire parenting.