The Plague of Lazy Pastors
Real Ministry Requires Hard Work
May 22, 2019
The apostle Paul thought and spoke of Christian ministry as labor. He abhorred laziness in the pastorate. Paul did not see the office of pastor as a nice fit for guys with soft hands who prefer an indoor job…
His Scars Will Never Fade
The Wounds Christ Took to Heaven
May 18, 2019
What should we learn from the scars of Jesus? He can sympathize with our pain. He has loved us to the point of death. He will raise us from the dead.
Do You Have Your Attention?
May 9, 2019
While some advocate for an attention resistance movement, Christians should ask: How will we invest the capacities for attention God has given us?
Knowing God Makes All the Difference
May 3, 2019
We all are prone to live like we do not know God. Christians learn to love, pray, and lead in ways that cannot be explained without him.
God Caffeinated His World
Coffee, Tea, and Soda to the Glory of Christ
Apr 25, 2019
How should we think about caffeine use or avoidance in the pursuit of joy in God? Consider four principles anchored in God’s word.
He Sealed His Fate with a Song
The Most Famous Psalm in Scripture
Apr 16, 2019
Psalm 110 had been one of the most confusing passages in Scripture. On the Tuesday before Jesus died, it became the most famous one.
Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
Apr 7, 2019
Should you stop singing when worship lyrics confess more than you can claim? Listen to the Psalms and learn to sing above your head.
God Makes Us Vulnerable and Invincible
Mar 31, 2019
God has made every one of his children vulnerable to pain and sorrow in this life, but he has also made every one of them invincible.
The Story of Marriage in Seven Verses
Mar 19, 2019
If you had to summarize the story of marriage in seven Bible verses, what seven would you choose?
Am I Sitting Under Healthy Preaching?
Mar 14, 2019
It’s good to train our bodies and watch our diets. And how much more should we test what we’re feeding our souls?
God Still Loves Hard Work
Labor for Christ in a Cursed World
Mar 7, 2019
Your work is cursed. Your life is opposed. Your soul has been targeted. Don’t expect the fulfillment of God’s call on you to come easily.
He Sold All His Pearls for One
Feb 26, 2019
She poured her future on Jesus’s feet, and in doing so, she demonstrated who was supremely precious to her.
Does Drinking Disqualify a Pastor?
Warnings We Cannot Ignore
Feb 19, 2019
We need pastors today who not only know their freedoms in Christ but also stand ready, in love, to forgo their rights at times for the good of others.
Here I Raise My Ebenezer
The Inspiration for ‘Come Thou Fount’
Feb 7, 2019
Mark the faithfulness of God when he rescues you in times of trouble — so that you remember to trust him when trouble comes again.
Let God Blow Away Your Anxiety
Three Big Promises for the Fight
Jan 31, 2019
A great first step in fighting worry about what God hasn’t provided is thanking him for what he has.
God’s Favorite Prayer to Answer
Jan 25, 2019
Does “Hallowed be your name” feel empty after all these years? Let Moses, David, Peter, and Paul help you fill it with fresh fire.
The Strongest Men Are Gentle
Jan 16, 2019
Insecure men flex and threaten. Men who are secure in their strength, and their Lord’s, are eager to let their gentleness be known to all.
The Most Important Voice in 2019
Dec 29, 2018
When we come to the Bible this year, we come to a unique Book. We come to the living words of the living God made alive for us by his living Spirit.
The Best of 2018
18 Articles (and More) to Remember
Dec 27, 2018
At the year’s end, we love celebrating what God did at Desiring God, which added up to far beyond our human efforts.
A Christmas Carol for the Weak
Dec 23, 2018
It may be the strangest Christmas song ever crafted. Modern Christians rarely sing it, even though we often see its lyrics and hear them read aloud.
How to Love Hard People at Christmas
Dec 13, 2018
The key to real generosity at Christmas is knowing that we already have a far greater Possession than anything this world can offer.
God Grew Up in a Forgotten Town
Dec 6, 2018
Jesus gave nearly the entirety of his life and public ministry not grasping for big-city lights, but humbling himself in a backwater.
God Will Answer in Your Crisis
Dec 3, 2018
The men and women we remember most did not live easy and comfortable lives, but faced great moments of crisis with hope in God.
How Do Pastors Pick Their Fights?
Nov 25, 2018
In a world of haters, trolls, and brawlers, we need pastors who know when and how to fight well, in love, for peace.