Sell Yourself Short
The Rare Joy of Christian Humility
May 26, 2020
The outworking of genuine humility before God will include owning our proneness to overestimate ourselves.
You Were Happy to Be Mom
Six Reasons to Arise and Bless Her
May 10, 2020
Mother’s Day invites us to remember not only the virtues that mothers share with fathers, but also those particular glories that belong especially to mom.
Find a Purpose as Big as God’s
Learning from the Life of Christ
May 6, 2020
How might Jesus’s singular purpose in all he did shed fresh light on one of the most important questions we can ask: Why did God make me?
None of Your Pain Will Be Wasted
Apr 27, 2020
When the world whispers that your suffering is meaningless, rehearse these tastes of the glory to come — glory of which we know only the half.
The Selfless Pace of Christian Love
Apr 26, 2020
Keeping in step with the Spirit doesn’t mean your life will be an all-out sprint. In fact, sometimes we love God and others best once we’ve learned to slow down.
Focus on a Few Good Men
How God Does the Magic in Disciplemaking
Apr 19, 2020
Making disciples is hard work, but God doesn’t leave it to us to labor on our own. He gives the growth, and he does the surprising magic in our modest efforts.
Labor Like You’re Loved
How Grace Unleashes Effort
Apr 15, 2020
Those who work most energetically do so not to earn God’s favor, but because they have already received God’s favor as a gift of grace.
Corona Cannot Prevail Against Her
Apr 2, 2020
Wherever else human heads may be turning, the angelic and demonic hosts are watching the church. God is channeling his work in the world in and through his church.
Prayer Is for the Humbled
How God Meets Us in Desperation
Apr 2, 2020
The prayerful are humble, and the humble delight to pray. If humility had a sound, it would be the voice of prayer.
Feel His Pleasure
Exercise, Endorphins, and Enjoying God
Mar 29, 2020
Exercise not only improves physical health, but also impacts spiritual vitality. We love God and neighbor better when our bodies are able and ready to serve.
Come What May
Finding Patience and Joy in a Slow Calamity
Mar 27, 2020
God has prepared us, through an almost forgotten prophet, for a slow-moving calamity like the coronavirus pandemic.
Humility Begins with Listening
How to Welcome the Words of God
Mar 24, 2020
The differences between those who humble themselves before God and those who resist his will and ways are rooted in how they respond to his voice.
A Little Theology of Exercise
Mar 22, 2020
Physical exercise can be one of the best supplements to our spiritual habits of grace — to build discipline, self-control, and even increase our joy in Jesus.
Humbled by the Hand of God
How to Receive Hard Mercies
Mar 18, 2020
Humility begins with God and glorifies God, but how it glorifies him turns on how we respond when he takes his humbling initiative.
Will We Keep Singing?
Trusting God in Troubling Times
Mar 15, 2020
In the most trying of times, only a sovereign God can enable us to live with patience and joy.
No God but One
Baal, Yahweh, Amazon, and Me
Mar 5, 2020
Secularists may pretend we have come so far from the folly of ancient polytheists, but the two have more in common than we may think.
The First Requirement for Christian Leaders
Feb 23, 2020
Men who are above reproach are not only innocent of wrongdoing. They also avoid, so far as it depends on them, any suspicion of wrongdoing.
How Do I Humble Myself?
Feb 19, 2020
When trials come and God humbles us, will we bow up with pride, or will we bow down in humility?
‘I Shall Not Be Shaken’
How God Removes Our Greatest Fears
Feb 9, 2020
If you are in Christ, God is your reliable Savior, your sovereign Lord, and your greatest Treasure. No matter what comes, you will not be shaken.
Hell Will Not Unsettle Heaven
The Horror of Judgment and Promise of Joy
Feb 3, 2020
What if our shyness about the wrath of God actually erodes our joy, rather than preserving it?
What Winter Can Do to a Soul
Jan 29, 2020
The coming of winter can serve as a fresh call to arms, to renew our everyday vigilance about the sort of spiritual habits we want to have in place all year.
Meditate to Move Mountains
How God’s Words Lead to Our Prayers
Jan 23, 2020
Pagans may pretend to “dial up” God in prayer, but Christians start by listening to his voice. What has he said to us about himself, his world, his people, his Son? First we hear him out, then we respond in prayer.
The Name That Opens Heaven
Why God Will Hear Our Prayers
Jan 10, 2020
We pray in Jesus’s name because he is our brother and fellow human, our fellow sufferer, our substitute, and our pioneer into the presence of God.
Seize the Morning
New Habits for a New Year
Dec 30, 2019
A thousand potential distractions compete for our attention in the first moments of each day. And almost all of them can wait until we first hear from God.