Humble Yourself — Like God
The Power of Christ’s Lowliness
Oct 21, 2020
“He humbled himself.” There is an eternity worth of praise in those three words — but only if we know what humility really means.
Why Jesus Was Not a Woman
Oct 11, 2020
When God took on flesh, he came as a man rather than a woman. And that is both humbling and good news for both men and women alike.
How Does TULIP Make You Feel?
A Missing Thread in Reformed Theology
Oct 5, 2020
Any theology that forfeits happiness is a counterfeit. Come immerse yourself in the God who is big enough to be utterly committed to your happiness in him.
Our Afflictions Are So Many
A Strange Promise for the Strangest of Years
Oct 4, 2020
Taste and see, especially in bad times, that the Lord is good. Trust him against all odds. Lean on him, rest in him, even when there seems to be no way out.
The Christmas We Didn’t Expect
Daily Devotions for Advent
Oct 1, 2020
These Advent reflections help us to lift our eyes to the wonder of the incarnation and worship the One who came to save us and make our futures certain.
He Lives That Death May Die
The Many Crowns of Christ
Sep 30, 2020
We will never exhaust the power and glory of Christ — not in this life, and not in eternity.
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?
Joy Comes Through the Mourning
Why Sorrow Must Give Way to Gladness
Sep 13, 2020
In Christ, sorrow never has the last say. God works gladness in our grief and turns our momentary mourning into dancing.
Images of the Invisible God
The Weight and Wonder of Being Human
Sep 2, 2020
“In the image of God.” Is any phrase in the Bible so often invoked and yet so widely misunderstood?
Lord, Teach Us to Work
Learning from the Labors of Christ
Aug 27, 2020
We cannot imitate Christ in every work he accomplished, but we do copy what we can — and worship him for the ways we cannot.
Does the World Choose the Church’s Leaders?
The Most Surprising Qualification for Pastors
Aug 16, 2020
It may be the most surprising of the qualifications for the teaching office in the church. Do outsiders really have a say about who leads in the church?
Time Alone for God
The Ageless Habits of Jesus Christ
Aug 6, 2020
We know more about the everyday habits of Jesus than we often realize. And you may be surprised how timeless and relevant they are today.
Who Governs the Local Church?
A Case for Elder-Led Congregational Rule
Jul 30, 2020
With Jesus not physically present on earth, and with his apostles now in heaven, who governs the local church today — the pastors or the people?
Justice Is Coming
The Glory of Christ as Judge of the World
Jul 18, 2020
In Christ, we know that full and final Justice is coming. Just as Grace incarnate came in him, so also Justice will come with his return.
None Can Stay His Hand
The Certain Triumph of the Gospel
Jul 12, 2020
The absolute sovereignty of God isn’t just a doctrine to affirm, but a balm for the infirmed. From the book of Daniel, to the church today, God’s rule and reign gives bright hope in the darkest of times.
When Every Other Word Fails
Jul 11, 2020
When we get a real glimpse of God, and find ourselves unable to put what we are feeling into words, we have three words from God that never fail.
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.
God Tells the Time
Ancient Dreams for Humbling Days
Jul 5, 2020
Real hope in chaotic times isn’t a daydream, but a surefire promise from the Ancient of Days, who now governs every moment through the Son of Man.
Why Did Satan Target Eve?
How Man and Woman Fell Out of Order
Jun 26, 2020
Women should not teach men in the church? Adam was not deceived? How do we make sense of one of the most controversial verses in the Bible?
You Are Not That Special
The Glory of Ordinary Christianity
Jun 16, 2020
No Christian, no matter how Christlike, is an exception to the ordinary means and patterns of the Christian life. None of us is that special.
The Pastor We All Want
What Sets Good Shepherds Apart
Jun 9, 2020
Churches know deep down that happy pastors, not groaning elders, make for happy churches. Pastors who enjoy the work are a benefit to their people.
Sell Yourself Short
The Rare Joy of Christian Humility
May 26, 2020
The outworking of genuine humility before God will include owning our proneness to overestimate ourselves.
You Were Happy to Be Mom
Six Reasons to Arise and Bless Her
May 10, 2020
Mother’s Day invites us to remember not only the virtues that mothers share with fathers, but also those particular glories that belong especially to mom.
Find a Purpose as Big as God’s
Learning from the Life of Christ
May 6, 2020
How might Jesus’s singular purpose in all he did shed fresh light on one of the most important questions we can ask: Why did God make me?