Hell Should Unsettle Christians
Embracing the Most Emotionally Difficult Doctrine
Feb 3, 2024
Eternal conscious punishment may be the most emotionally difficult doctrine to affirm in our day. How do we handle the existential angst that hell creates?
Start the Day Happy in God
The Lost Art of Bible Meditation
Jan 27, 2024
Getting our hearts happy in God can be hard work, but our Lord loves to meet us and warm us as we put away excuses and train our souls for true delight.
Put God’s Word to Work
Four Ways Pastors Use the Bible
Jan 16, 2024
Teaching is the pastors’ first and greatest calling, but it’s not the only way we put God’s word to work. Paul gives us four ways to use Scripture in Christian ministry.
His Voice First
A New Year’s Resolve and Prayer
Jan 1, 2024
Resolved: to put the voice of Jesus first in 2024 — first in preference, first in practice, and first in priority.
God Unveils His Majesty
The Quiet Surprise of Christmas Day
Dec 25, 2023
Majesty himself came at Christmas — but with no majesty that humans yet could see. But the one who came without splendor would soon come into unsurpassed majesty as the risen and reigning Messiah.
Take a Chance This Advent
The Season of Waiting Begins
Dec 2, 2023
Many miss the opportunity of Advent. Others commit to more than they can sustain. The wise develop a modest, Christ-exalting plan to make the most of the season.
He Did Not Revile in Return
Following Jesus in an Age of Anger
Nov 26, 2023
In Christ, we do not sin in response to sin. When insulted, we endure. When reviled, we bless. When slandered, we pray, forgive, and follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Bring Order to the Chaos
The Calming Force of Good Pastors
Nov 19, 2023
Good pastors don’t just work hard to preach to their people; they help them through conflicts with a calm force that brings order to the chaos of life.
Jesus Is Better Than Working for Jesus
Nov 4, 2023
What joy could be greater than seeing the lost saved, the saints sanctified, and the kingdom of darkness destroyed? The joy of having your own name written in heaven.
Real Protestants Keep Reforming
Oct 31, 2023
The Reformation began in 1517, but you will search in vain for an end date. The work continues as each generation, standing upon the shoulders of others, comes to drink for themselves at the headwaters of God’s own word.
The Use and Abuse of Scripture
How Christian Preachers Wield the Word
Oct 4, 2023
Christ calls his preachers to “use Scripture.” It is the pastor’s tool belt, his staff, his weapon, his wand, his scalpel for the most delicate and exacting of surgeries.
His Majesty Lifts the Lowly
The Attractive Force of God’s Mercy
Sep 23, 2023
Our God is majestic, both in his greatness and might, and his grace and mercy. In silence we wonder, What is man that you would care for us? Who are we that your Son would die for us?
Attack at Dawn
The Spiritual War Against Ordinary Devotions
Sep 16, 2023
Satan knows the devastating power of our early morning devotions. He will do whatever he can to disrupt them. But we need not be ignorant of his schemes.
Habits of Grit
Athletics, Grace, and the Christian Work Ethic
Sep 3, 2023
The Christian work life is founded squarely on Christ’s finished work and aimed at his eternal glory.
Greet with a Holy Kiss?
Applying an Uncomfortable Command
Aug 26, 2023
The call to “greet one another with a holy kiss” may strike us as odd and outdated. But what lessons might God have for us in this uncomfortable command?
The God We Can Kiss
Aug 20, 2023
Biblical kissing may seem foreign and uncomfortable today. But press through the discomfort, and the kiss is a stunning window into the glory of Christ.
Fasting, Feasting, and Our Daily Bread
Following the Diet of Jesus
Aug 2, 2023
God made us to fast, and to feast. But on most days, he made us to enjoy a modest portion of daily bread, received with thanksgiving and self-control.
Toward a Theology of the Kiss
Jul 26, 2023
It says something profound about our God that his people, in ancient Israel and the early church, are a kissing people.
Did Jesus Pursue His Own Glory?
The God-Centeredness of the God-Man
Jul 11, 2023
We might assume the God-centeredness of God would lead to the Christ-centeredness of Christ, but the Gospels present a more complex and wonderful picture.
Gentleness Made Him Great
Learning from the Strongest of Men
Jul 1, 2023
The world has its own visions of manly strength. In Scripture, what sets godly strength apart is its added ability to be gentle.
What Does God Sound Like?
Hearing the Voice of Majesty
Jun 21, 2023
The people of God perceive his majesty not only with the eye, but by the ear — in the greatness, power, and surprising glory of his roaring, thunderous words and his still, small voice.
When Was I Born Again?
How ‘Regeneration’ Blossoms in Reformed Theology
Jun 4, 2023
You must be born again, says Jesus, to receive his saving grace, but how does ‘regeneration’ relate to predestination, justification, and the rest of salvation?
Train Them Up in Jesus
The One-Verse Vision for Dads
May 25, 2023
What does it mean to raise children in the “discipline and instruction” of the Lord? These two concepts represent indispensable facets of faithful Christian fatherhood.
Slow to Chide, Swift to Bless
Vision for Earthly Fathers
May 15, 2023
As sinful as we are, our heavenly Father is “slow to chide, and swift to bless.” How much more should earthly fathers aspire to be the same with our children?
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