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.
We Seek a Better City
The Liberating Power of Christian Hope
Jun 14, 2021
Christian hope is the future-looking faith that freed Moses from Egyptian wealth, kept Jesus on the cross, and filled the persecuted early church with joy.
He Holds It All Together
Seeing and Savoring the Supremacy of Christ
Jun 13, 2021
The fullest and deepest revelation of God is Jesus Christ. He is the Lord of all creation, the agent of all salvation, and the final focus of all true satisfaction.
Let Passing Controversies Pass
When Wise Pastors Choose to Say Less
Jun 6, 2021
How many pastors today have slowly lost the respect of their churches by giving themselves to one silly controversy after another?
Our God Listens
May 20, 2021
In a world of many mouths, and few ears, our God not only speaks. He listens.
Fit for What?
The Spiritual Habit of Physical Exercise
May 16, 2021
God made our bodies to be healthier and happier when they move. Fitness pursues God’s glory, and our joy in him, by making us ready to bless others.
How Old Should ‘Elders’ Be?
The Hebrew Roots of Church Leadership
May 14, 2021
We may call them “elders,” but some church leaders are young men, even in their twenties and thirties. So, what does “elder” really mean?
Behold Your Mother
How Jesus Honored Her at the Cross
May 9, 2021
Jesus honored his mother in life, and even as he died, he spent one of his last breaths to make arrangements for the one who bore and raised him.
What Do Pastors Do with Power?
Owning and Using the Uncomfortable Gift
May 2, 2021
The question is not whether pastors have power, but what kind, how much, and how they use it.
The Word of God Comes Alive in Conflict
Apr 29, 2021
God didn’t only give us his word to get us through life’s trials, but he also gives us trials to make his word come alive.
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