Worship Like a Hedonist
Jun 22, 2014
Let me encourage you to take a very hedonistic approach to worship this weekend, and to every corporate worship gathering. We Christians don’t believe that human pleasure in itself is the highest good, but we should believe that finding our…
Bring the Bible Home to Your Heart
Jun 18, 2014
We all want to be “doers of the word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22). Who wants to feel the failure or share in the shame of being pegged like one “who looks intently at his natural face in a…
The Secret in Every Circumstance
Jun 17, 2014
Don’t be fooled by the popular locker room read on Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” — score a touchdown, hit a homerun, climb a mountain, run a marathon, win the game with a…
Sharpen Your Affections with Fasting
Jun 4, 2014
If we see fasting as a means of grace to strengthen and sharpen Godward affections, we’re holding a powerful new tool for enriching our joy in Jesus.
Read, Reflect, Write (Repeat)
Jun 3, 2014
You are a writer. Even if it’s just email. Even if it’s hardly anything of significance. Even if you’d never self-identify as a “writer,” or ever consider trying to make a living at something you’re so bad at. But if…
The Peril and Potential of Youth Athletics
May 31, 2014
Remember, it’s only a game. That’s an important prompt in youth athletics — not just for the kids, but even more so for coaches bent on winning and parents pressing to live vicariously through their children. Against the backdrop of…
Five Benefits of Corporate Worship
May 25, 2014
Worshiping Jesus together may be the single most important thing we do. It plays an indispensable role in rekindling and sustaining our spiritual fire.
Life’s Deepest Pains for Your Greatest Pleasure
May 20, 2014
This is your verse. If you believe in the God of the Bible, and you love him, all the bounty of one of his greatest promises is yours. God’s staggering pledge of Romans 8:28 is that “all things” — not…
Kindle the Fire in Corporate Worship
May 19, 2014
You were made for more than private devotions. As nice as it can be to tuck ourselves away in some nook and cranny, all by our lonesome, and read the Scriptures we want to read, pray the prayers we prefer…
Sing a New Song
May 4, 2014
I’m unaware of any command in the Bible to sing old songs. It’s not disobedient to sing old songs; it simply isn’t something God needs to remind us to do.
Wash in the Waters Again
May 1, 2014
Visible words. That was the Reformers’ term for baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In complement to the spoken words of gospel preaching, these twin rhythms of the gathered church are dramatizations of the grace of God. These “visible words”…
Jesus’s Closest Companion
Apr 26, 2014
The Holy Spirit. There is “something wonderfully mysterious” about him, says pastor and theologian Sinclair Ferguson. He is the third person of the Trinity, the “self-effacing” member. He works ever in tandem with God’s word — incarnate, spoken, and written…
Grow in Grace at the Table
Apr 23, 2014
The Lord’s Supper is an extraordinary meal. To be sure, it is simply an ordinary means of God’s grace to his church, but as eating and drinking go, it can be an unusually powerful experience. Along with baptism, the…
Apr 16, 2014
Wednesday of Holy Week. The day when key pieces come together in the plot of the greatest sin in all of history — the murder of the Son of God.
Putting Golf in Its Place
Apr 10, 2014
“The heavens declare the glory of God,” says Psalm 19:1, and the best of links do the same, if you have eyes to see it.
Preach the Gospel to Yourself
Apr 5, 2014
What captures your idle thoughts? What fear seeps into your spare moments? Don’t concede. In this twelve-minute video, Paul Tripp explains how to fight back with the gospel.
Six Lessons in Good Listening
Apr 3, 2014
Listening is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do, and one of the hardest and most important. Here are six lessons to help you listen well.
Warm Yourself at the Fires of Meditation
Mar 26, 2014
We were made to meditate. One reason our hearts are so cold is because we don’t intentionally take time to warm our hearts at the fire of Bible-saturated, Christ-exalting meditation.
‘Divergent’ Lesson in Human Depravity
Mar 22, 2014
It’s rare to find a major motion picture that paints humanity, as a whole, to be this bad. Not only was it human evil that nearly destroyed the world in some great war, but now it is human depravity that…
Remember Saint Patrick
Mar 17, 2014
Deep beneath modern celebrations is Patrick’s mission of pioneering the gospel among the unreached, despite the frowning face of the church establishment.
God Is with You in Depression
Mar 15, 2014
Depression is often illusive. But you don’t need to understand depression in order to walk with God through it or be his instrument of sustaining grace for others.
Learn to Fly in the Fellowship
Mar 12, 2014
It’s a shame the word “fellowship” has fallen on hard times in some circles, and is dying the death of domestication and triviality. It is an electric reality in the New Testament, an indispensable ingredient in the Christian faith, and…
Right Thinking Is for Deep Feeling
Mar 11, 2014
Doctrine is for the sake of delight. Christian theology does not exist for its own sake, but for our desiring and enjoying Christ. Simply put, the mind is meant to serve the heart. Thinking serves feeling. God gave us the…
Enjoy the Gift of Having God’s Ear
Mar 5, 2014
He is “the God of all grace” (1 Peter 5:10). Not only did he choose us before the world began, and give his Son to save us, and cause us to be born again, but he also sustains the whole…