How Jesus Secures Your Highest Joy
Oct 16, 2019
At the cross, Jesus not only removed God’s righteous wrath and secured for us new hearts; he also revealed to us new glory, and became our greatest treasure.
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.
‘Calvinists’ Before Calvin?
Predestination in the History of the Church
Oct 15, 2019
The Reformers did not develop the doctrines of grace; they discovered them — in the Bible first, but also throughout church history.
‘This Word Must Be Preached’
John Piper’s Call to the Pastorate
Oct 14, 2019
On the fortieth anniversary of John Piper’s call to be a pastor, Justin Taylor tells the story of a sleepless night, a journal, and a word burning to be spoken.
Born to Rule Himself
Recovering a Lost Dream for Men
Oct 13, 2019
What kind of men does the world need in every generation? Men who rule themselves, lead others, and bow before a mighty God.
Do You Wish to Be Pure?
Finding Hope in the Fight Against Lust
Oct 12, 2019
No matter how many times you’ve given yourself over to lust, there is a Liberator who can set you free — if you truly wish to be free.
The Only Joy We Never Lose
Why Happiness Is Not Optional
Oct 11, 2019
“Rejoice always.” Who among us feels all of the sobering weight and soaring promise in these two words from God?
The Wonder of All We Have in Christ
Five Contrasts at the Heart of Hebrews
Oct 10, 2019
God gave Christians the Old Testament to help us pay all the more attention to — and feel greater appreciation and wonder for — what we now have in Jesus.
We Cannot Hide What Makes Us Happy
Oct 9, 2019
When God commands our praise, he is inviting us to enjoy the supremely enjoyable, to love the supremely lovable, to glorify the supremely glorious.
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.