If God Speaks
One Voice That Changes Everything
Dec 6, 2023
To read the Bible is to read the very words of God. Do we grasp the significance, the reality-shaking impact, of this seemingly simple truth?
Before You Quit the Ministry
Learning to Count Like Jesus
Dec 3, 2023
Good pastors are not naive: ministry comes with many costs. Even so, Christ has not called us to an impossible, joyless task. The cross proves otherwise.
Take a Chance This Advent
The Season of Waiting Begins
Dec 2, 2023
Many miss the opportunity of Advent. Others commit to more than they can sustain. The wise develop a modest, Christ-exalting plan to make the most of the season.
2023 Godward Life Panel
Nov 29, 2023
What do we learn from David’s unusual friendship with Jonathan? What about from his repentance after Bathsheba? Conference speakers address questions about the great (and complicated) king.
He Did Not Revile in Return
Following Jesus in an Age of Anger
Nov 26, 2023
In Christ, we do not sin in response to sin. When insulted, we endure. When reviled, we bless. When slandered, we pray, forgive, and follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Man of War and Grace
The Greatest of Israel’s Kings
Nov 25, 2023
Some may not think of David, the shepherd king, as particularly masculine, but Scripture paints him in a far more manly and glorious light.
Bring Order to the Chaos
The Calming Force of Good Pastors
Nov 19, 2023
Good pastors don’t just work hard to preach to their people; they help them through conflicts with a calm force that brings order to the chaos of life.
Jesus Is Better Than Working for Jesus
Nov 4, 2023
What joy could be greater than seeing the lost saved, the saints sanctified, and the kingdom of darkness destroyed? The joy of having your own name written in heaven.
Real Protestants Keep Reforming
Oct 31, 2023
The Reformation began in 1517, but you will search in vain for an end date. The work continues as each generation, standing upon the shoulders of others, comes to drink for themselves at the headwaters of God’s own word.
The Use and Abuse of Scripture
How Christian Preachers Wield the Word
Oct 4, 2023
Christ calls his preachers to “use Scripture.” It is the pastor’s tool belt, his staff, his weapon, his wand, his scalpel for the most delicate and exacting of surgeries.
The Leader You Long to Follow
Oct 4, 2023
From principals to presidents, leadership failures fill the news. We long for someone in power to lead with wisdom and fairness. Praise God, the ideal king has come.
His Majesty Lifts the Lowly
The Attractive Force of God’s Mercy
Sep 23, 2023
Our God is majestic, both in his greatness and might, and his grace and mercy. In silence we wonder, What is man that you would care for us? Who are we that your Son would die for us?
Attack at Dawn
The Spiritual War Against Ordinary Devotions
Sep 16, 2023
Satan knows the devastating power of our early morning devotions. He will do whatever he can to disrupt them. But we need not be ignorant of his schemes.
Habits of Grit
Athletics, Grace, and the Christian Work Ethic
Sep 3, 2023
The Christian work life is founded squarely on Christ’s finished work and aimed at his eternal glory.
Greet with a Holy Kiss?
Applying an Uncomfortable Command
Aug 26, 2023
The call to “greet one another with a holy kiss” may strike us as odd and outdated. But what lessons might God have for us in this uncomfortable command?
The God We Can Kiss
Aug 20, 2023
Biblical kissing may seem foreign and uncomfortable today. But press through the discomfort, and the kiss is a stunning window into the glory of Christ.
Fasting, Feasting, and Our Daily Bread
Following the Diet of Jesus
Aug 2, 2023
God made us to fast, and to feast. But on most days, he made us to enjoy a modest portion of daily bread, received with thanksgiving and self-control.
Toward a Theology of the Kiss
Jul 26, 2023
It says something profound about our God that his people, in ancient Israel and the early church, are a kissing people.
Why We Sing About the Blood
Jul 22, 2023
Why do Christians sing about blood? Because of what happened at the cross, the otherwise morbid topic becomes one of glory, thanks, and praise.
Did Jesus Pursue His Own Glory?
The God-Centeredness of the God-Man
Jul 11, 2023
We might assume the God-centeredness of God would lead to the Christ-centeredness of Christ, but the Gospels present a more complex and wonderful picture.
Gentleness Made Him Great
Learning from the Strongest of Men
Jul 1, 2023
The world has its own visions of manly strength. In Scripture, what sets godly strength apart is its added ability to be gentle.
What Does God Sound Like?
Hearing the Voice of Majesty
Jun 21, 2023
The people of God perceive his majesty not only with the eye, but by the ear — in the greatness, power, and surprising glory of his roaring, thunderous words and his still, small voice.
When Was I Born Again?
How ‘Regeneration’ Blossoms in Reformed Theology
Jun 4, 2023
You must be born again, says Jesus, to receive his saving grace, but how does ‘regeneration’ relate to predestination, justification, and the rest of salvation?
Hamilton: An American Prodigal
Jun 3, 2023
Neither biographers nor Broadway can ignore Alexander Hamilton’s late-flowering Christian faith. He, like the prodigal son, finally came home after his journey into the far country.
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