Take Halloween Captive
Oct 31, 2015
Halloween is not a threat. It’s an opportunity. Here are five ways to prepare your heart and home for advancing the gospel on October 31.
Seven Ways to Improve Your Team
Oct 13, 2015
Jesus sent his disciples out two by two, and throughout the New Testament, leadership in the local church is always plural (first the apostles, then the elders/pastors/overseers). Here are seven ways for ministry teams (and especially team leaders) to pursue health and fitness in team dynamics.
The World Needs More One-Woman Men
Sep 29, 2015
The “one-woman man” seems like an endangered species today. It’s increasingly rare to come across married men who are truly faithful to their bride.
Four Prayers for Bible Reading
Sep 21, 2015
Prayer is a conversation God starts. His voice sounds in the Scriptures and climactically in the person and work of his Son.
How Great Is Our God
Sep 13, 2015
May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the LORD!” (Psalm 40:16) Great is an important word. We use it to talk about something of unusually large…
How to Stay Christian on Campus
Sep 7, 2015
They call it “the bubble”: the perception that your campus is quarantined off from the surrounding world. Life is different when you’re safe “in the bubble.” Or is it?
Fasting for Beginners
Aug 26, 2015
Fasting sounds so simple, and yet all sorts of complications keep it from happening. To help you start down the slow path to good fasting, here are six simple pieces of advice.
Community Conquers Culture
Aug 10, 2015
Our final apologetic is not persuasive public rhetoric or shrewdly identifying areas of common concern with society; it is our love for one another. Not only will love and harmony in our congregations help win the lost — they will help keep the found.
Designed for Joy
How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice
Jul 31, 2015
God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. And these roles are integral to God’s timeless good design for humanity.
The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood
Jul 31, 2015
Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in dignity, but distinct in roles. Contrary to popular opinion, these distinctive roles of men and women are not the cultural fads of…
Why Join a Church
Jul 22, 2015
What if you joined the rebellion, and pledged your loyalty and engagement to a Bible-believing, gospel-cherishing local church?
Workers for Your Joy
Why Christ Gave Us Leaders
Jun 25, 2015
What if you knew that your leaders were not in it to stroke their ego, or garner private privilege, or assert their will to power over others, but they actively were laying aside their rights and comforts to self-sacrificially take initiative and expend energy in working for your joy?
Jun 21, 2015
As strong as Satan may seem, as powerful as sin’s pull may be, as enslaving as our shame feels, as dire as our circumstances appear, Jesus is stronger.
Happiness Honors the King
Jun 15, 2015
The happiness of a wife is the glory of her husband. The flourishing of a child is an honor to his parents. The collective joy of a local church is a tribute to her elders (Hebrews 13:17). And our King is most honored in us when we are most happy in him.
The Rock in a World of Sand
Jun 3, 2015
It may be the most overlooked aspect of the gospel. It probably doesn’t sound like especially good news, but just history — the lives of a few ordinary men. Maybe, though, you’ll marvel with me at the wisdom of God…
Conflict Is an Opportunity for Grace
May 20, 2015
We’re quick to believe the lie that if we just avoid the conflict, or at least minimize it, then it will diminish over time and eventually go away. But wisdom speaks a different word.
It’s Not Too Late
Hope for the Fight Against Porn
May 6, 2015
While the issue of online access to porn may be new to this generation, the invitation to repentance from besetting sin is gloriously ancient.
Worship in the Good and Bad
May 3, 2015
We may have ten thousand reasons to praise him in the best times, but this one reason can suffice in the worst times: He is God.
Apr 16, 2015
In these tears we see that God does not stand aloof to the pains of our existence. He has drawn near. He has taken our flesh and blood. We suffer no pain he was unwilling to bear. We have no grief he was unwilling to carry.
The Triumph of Joy
Apr 5, 2015
Easter Sunday announces, in the voice of the risen Christ, “Your sorrow will turn into joy” (John 16:20) and “no one will take your joy from you” (John 16:22).
Your Joy Rests on Jesus’s Righteousness
Mar 19, 2015
Justification is the long j-word that has so much to do with the short j-word that we’re all seeking in our own way — joy.
You Can’t Arrest the Gospel
Mar 11, 2015
For 350 years, the church on American soil has enjoyed relatively little affliction for her fidelity to the Scriptures. The United States, though, is an anomaly in church history. And those days are passing, more quickly than many of us expected.
Generosity Begins at Home
Mar 2, 2015
Money is for making disciples. It’s for external ministry and global missions, but also for the ministry of husbanding and fathering, for communicating the love and care of Christ abroad and at home.
Unrivaled Christ, Unstoppable Gospel, Unreached Peoples, Unending Joy
Mar 1, 2015
Cross captures, for a new generation, the great summons to the unreached and unengaged peoples of the world.