God Isn’t Impressed with Your Duty
The Willing and Eager Heart of Christianity
Jul 16, 2018
God loves you too much to be happy with you living from a sense of duty. He will do what it takes to win you to willingness and eagerness.
What Is the Mystery of Marriage?
The Most Beloved (and Misunderstood) Wedding Text
Jul 11, 2018
Marriage is no longer a mystery. God’s great secret is out. The husband has come. He dies so that his bride may live.
Trusting God in Your Darkest Day
Jul 8, 2018
God doesn’t promise to protect you from all harm here and now. He loves you too much to keep you from every pain and trial.
The Doctrines of Graciousness
Five More Points for Young Calvinists
Jul 5, 2018
It is a great shame when good theology has a bad reputation because of poor conduct.
Oh the Deep, Deep Joy of Jesus
What Sustained the Man of Sorrows
Jun 28, 2018
Jesus could not have borne our griefs and carried our sorrows had he not been buoyed by something deeper and more enduring.
You Kept Your Promises to Mom
Six Reasons We Love Faithful Fathers
Jun 16, 2018
Dad, you kept your promises to Mom, and oh what fruit grew in this soil.
When They Hurt You with Words
Jun 13, 2018
Christians lose the battle, and undermine our commission, when we respond in kind to nasty comments.
Not a Hillsong to Die On
100 Billion X and One Big Why
Jun 7, 2018
God means for us to think as we worship on Sunday morning, not just sing along while our thoughts drift elsewhere.
Where Does God Want Me to Work?
May 24, 2018
Desire is an important factor in choosing where to work, but desire alone is not a calling. To find God’s will, we need to consider two more factors.
God Made You a Hedonist
Do You Suppress Your Desire for Happiness?
May 16, 2018
Joy is not optional in the Christian life. It is essential. Because God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.
The Secret Benefit of Fasting
May 3, 2018
Christian fasting is abstaining for the sake of some specific Christian purpose, or it is not truly Christian.
God Wants to Win You from Within
Apr 19, 2018
When Jesus bids us, “Follow me,” he doesn’t call us to die to real joy, but to find it. He seeks to win us from within, and change us from the inside out.
The Hour Had Come
Maundy Thursday in the Garden of Agony
Mar 29, 2018
In Gethsemane, Jesus faced the death to self that came before the death at Calvary.
Water, Milk, and Wine
Three Promises for the Thirsty
Mar 22, 2018
Water will keep us alive. Milk will make us strong. Wine will give us joy. Each is just a sip of what God offers, free of charge, in Christ.
My Little Daughter
A Father’s Glimpse into the Heart of God
Mar 15, 2018
Jesus cared for an old woman with the compassion, affection, and protection that a dad has for his daughter — and showed us his Father’s tender care for each one of us.
Jesus Is More Than Your Savior
Mar 7, 2018
Our salvation doesn’t show God’s commitment to his work as much as his commitment to his child.
What Is the Unforgivable Sin?
Hope for Those Feeling Too Far Gone
Feb 23, 2018
It’s one thing to suppose that Jesus is out of his mind, but it’s another thing to attribute the work of God’s Spirit to the devil.
Lord, Tell Me All I Have in You
Feb 18, 2018
If you want to prepare your heart for worship, listen to this recording of “God of Ages Past” by Shane & Shane, and read a short meditation written for the song.
The Laying on of Hands
A Precious (and Misunderstood) Means of Grace Today
Feb 8, 2018
What does the Bible teach about “the laying on of hands,” and how should this ancient ritual function, or not, in the church today?
Pray Shorter Prayers
Jan 25, 2018
When was the last time, if ever, you heard a public prayer as simple, unpretentious, and to the point as Jesus’s model prayer?
God Laughs Out Loud to Quiet Our Fears
Jan 11, 2018
God laughs out loud for our sake — to strike terror in the hearts of his foes, and to fill his children with the confidence and comfort we will never be defeated.
Marry the Bible This Year
Dec 28, 2017
The more resolutions we try to bite off at the same time, the less likely we are to make real and lasting progress on any of them.
The Arrival of Great Joy
Dec 24, 2017
Plain old joy undersells the glory of Christmas. Christ’s coming is not simply an occasion for joy, but great joy.
Words Are the Greatest Gifts
Dec 14, 2017
Presents may get the publicity at Christmas, but words are the greatest vessels for sharing real joy.