Who Wrote Hebrews?
Exploring a New Testament Mystery
Dec 6, 2021
Of the New Testament’s 27 books, we know who the author was for 26 of them. What can we say about the unnamed, unknown author of Hebrews?
We Were Made for Thanksgiving
A Father’s Gratitude for a National Holiday
Nov 25, 2021
God made us to honor him — and few realities tap so deeply into our purpose and joy as humans as giving him thanks.
Do You Insult Your Savior’s Bride?
What Jesus Thinks of His Church
Nov 16, 2021
In a day when it’s popular to be cynical and broad-brush “the church,” what if we remembered Jesus’s heart for his bride and how he talks about her?
Workers for Your Joy
The Call of Christ to Christian Leaders
Nov 14, 2021
God made us to be led, every one of us. He designed us to thrive, not in autonomy, but under the wisdom and care of worthy leaders.
Kindness in a World Gone Mad
Nov 10, 2021
It’s only human to respond in kind. But Christ calls his church to something more: respond in kindness.
Two Truths About the One Percent
How Important Is Corporate Worship?
Nov 3, 2021
The Sunday gathering may be the most important hour of the week, but it is also only one in 168. We are the church every hour of every day.
A Strange and Holy Calm
Holding Our Peace in an Age of Outbursts
Oct 28, 2021
If God, by all accounts and remembrances, is indeed slow to anger, how can his people not seek to be like him?
Feed His Sheep
Whom Does Christ Call to Preach?
Oct 10, 2021
We cannot well answer the question of whom should preach on Sunday without coming to grips with the nature of preaching in the local church.
The Real Protestant Ethic
How ‘Faith Alone’ Sparks Industry
Oct 1, 2021
Justification by faith alone marks the end of our work to secure God’s favor — and the beginning of our work to secure others’ good.
Teamwork Humbles Pastors
Four Ways Plurality Challenges Pride
Sep 20, 2021
Humility is so critical in Christian leaders that Christ gives each local church a team of pastors to secure it.
Did Jesus Exalt Himself?
Sep 16, 2021
If you want to see what it means to be human, marvel at the self-humbling, God-exalting life of Jesus. We find our humanity in his humility.
‘Christ Must Be Explicit’
How 9/11 Changed Desiring God
Sep 11, 2021
On the twentieth anniversary, many will recount how 9/11 changed our world. But how did the attacks that day affect how we see and speak about God?
Welcoming the Uncomfortable Work of God
Sep 6, 2021
Humility is not something we can just up and do. This concise, accessible study of Scripture’s humble-self language uncovers two surprising lessons about the pursuit of humility in the Christian—both what we cannot do and also what steps we can take.
One Spectacular Person
The ‘Admirable Conjunction’ in Jesus Christ
Sep 1, 2021
Jesus is all the more fascinating and satisfying because he brings together qualities, in one person, that no one else can.
You Have Permission to Slow Down
Start the Day with the Voice of God
Aug 26, 2021
More important than what constant hurry is doing to our work lives, family lives, relationships, and emotional health is what it’s doing to our souls.
Why Our Pastors Share the Pulpit
Aug 15, 2021
If a single primary preacher has been the paradigm in your church, have you considered the potential wisdom of team preaching?
Jesus Rose Early
What Mornings Say About Us
Aug 5, 2021
When we have a great need, or a great opportunity, or a great calling — something compelling to attend to — we rise early to meet it.
What Will We Do with Our Times?
Jul 28, 2021
We do not get to choose what times we live in. But we do get to decide what we will do with the time we’ve been given.
Men Worthy of Admiration
Why Pastors Must Be Respectable
Jul 18, 2021
The church needs ambassadors who faithfully represent the King to his people and the world — pastors who engender trust and respect, not skepticism and suspicion.
Worthy of It All
Heaven’s Praise for the Lamblike Lion
Jul 8, 2021
The Bible contains several stunning visions in which a prophet sees some portion of God himself, but none surpasses the one we find in Revelation 4 and 5.
When Jesus Doesn’t Seem Gentle
Admiring the Toughness of Christ
Jul 2, 2021
We need to know the toughness of Jesus as much as we know his tenderness — and for the sake of really knowing his tenderness.
Glorify God with Your Body
How Exercise Serves the Christian Life
Jun 27, 2021
While some people may be tempted to view the Christian life as mostly sitting, listening, and talking, the New Testament casts a very different vision.
The Best-Known Hymn in History
Why We Keep Singing ‘The Doxology’
Jun 21, 2021
“The Doxology” reminds us that infinite reality can be summarized in a few simple, well-chosen words — words full enough to be sung for centuries.
Jesus’s Warning to His Church
Jun 20, 2021
Jesus’s words to an ancient church tell a cautionary tale for Christians today: we abound in love and service, and never make peace with sin.
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