Ministry Belongs to the Members
How God Uses Ordinary Saints
Jul 7, 2020
Part of a pastor’s ministry is to equip the saints for ministry. Real, meaningful gospel work belongs to every member of the church.
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.
Humble Yourself and Fast
God’s Unpleasant Gift for Lancing Pride
Jul 6, 2020
Fasting is a temporary and occasional measure for seeking God in some special way — and, in doing so, humbling ourselves before him.
Pray to See the Church as God Does
Jul 5, 2020
Fellow Christians can be stranger than we ever imagined, yet more precious than we often believe. They are our family.
Let Your Heart Take Courage
Jul 4, 2020
If we consider all the things we could be afraid of, we can quickly see why “don’t be afraid” is the most repeated command in all of Scripture.
Does Science Really Disprove God?
Open Letter to an Atheist Loved One
Jul 3, 2020
Some talk about the supposed conflict between science and religion. But what about the conflict between science and atheism?
Lies Christians Believe About Themselves
Jul 2, 2020
If you belong to Christ, your heart is not deceitful above all things. And you are not desperately sick. By his wounds, you are healed and made new.
Prayer Will Win the Nations
Three Ways to Pray for Missionaries
Jul 2, 2020
Missionaries need us to support them financially and send them strategically. But more than anything, they need us to pray for them faithfully.
You’re Not Alone in the Cave
Jul 1, 2020
Mental illness can leave its victims feeling isolated in a cave. But as dark and empty as this cave may feel, no Christian is alone there.
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
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.
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.