How to Restore Your Spiritual Sanity
A Prayer for Those Feeling Fragile
Sep 4, 2019
God does not expect you to ignore the pain, suffering, and confusion in life, and just praise him anyway. He wants you to find peace and joy through praise.
Not One of God’s Words Will Fail
Aug 19, 2019
Not one word of God’s has ever failed. Some come to pass overnight; others over generations and centuries. Every word is just as certain as God is God.
Everything He Says He Does
The Personal and Specific Sovereignty of God
Jul 31, 2019
When it feels like God couldn’t possibly work what you’re going through for good, remember everything he says he does.
God Will Give You the Energy
Working Hard in Another’s Strength
Jul 25, 2019
You are not bound by the energy levels you were born with. Jesus loves to make a practice of working his own divine-human energy into the bodies of his people.
Pride Disqualifies a Pastor
Why Humility Is Vital for Ministry
Jul 18, 2019
Unchecked pride is a grave danger in any soul — and especially in those called to teach and lead the church.
Improve Your Baptism
Immersion as a Means of Grace
Jul 1, 2019
God means for the memory of your baptism to fortify your soul in the moment of temptation and bolster your sense of assurance.
The Precious Power of the Blood
Five Benefits Christ Purchased for You
Jun 27, 2019
Christians of all stripes affirm there is power in the blood of Jesus. But have you ever paused to ask how? How does it work, and what does it do for us?
Moved by All Our Sorrows
The Tender Compassion of Christ
Jun 18, 2019
When God himself walked among us, he did not erupt with anger at every turn, though he could have. Instead, he showed a heart abounding with compassion.
Immersed in a New Covenant
Why We Baptize Believers
Jun 13, 2019
Believer-baptists love to begin with the plain reading of New Testament texts, but God has given us more to say about how we put our whole Bibles together.
Retake Your Heart
Five Reasons for Fresh Courage
Jun 4, 2019
Our hearts respond to words from God the way plants respond to sunlight. When your trials are heavy, and your heart is weak, put it in the light of his voice.
What Does the Bible Say About Baptism?
Six Texts We Cannot Ignore
May 27, 2019
What are the Bible’s most important texts on baptism? Here are six that believer-baptists and infant-baptists alike must not ignore.
The Plague of Lazy Pastors
Real Ministry Requires Hard Work
May 22, 2019
Preaching exposes a man, for better or for worse. Over time, we see whether he is willing to do the work God’s word requires.
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.