The Ebb and Flow of Christian Happiness
Why ‘Great Joy’ Isn’t Normal Yet
Nov 2, 2018
For now, our joy rarely escapes the burden of regular sorrows, some of them great. But joy and sorrow are not equals.
Together Again to Enjoy Him
What Makes Sundays More Satisfying
Oct 28, 2018
Our God is a life-giving fountain, and corporate worship is not just a gathering of fellow believers but fellow enjoyers of him.
How Pastors Win (and Lose) Our Respect
Oct 11, 2018
Good pastors and growing Christians aren’t afraid to ask themselves, Do I live and speak in such a way as to help others take Jesus seriously?
Do You Pray Against Temptation?
Oct 4, 2018
Why did Jesus tell us not only to pray against sin, but also temptation?
Why Do Christians Fast?
What the Bible Really Says
Sep 26, 2018
Christian fasting is not mainly about what we go without, but who we want more of.
Jesus Obeyed His Parents
Sep 20, 2018
We are never too smart, too skilled, too experienced, or too spiritual for God-given submission.
The Glorious Inefficiency of Prayer
Sep 12, 2018
When you feel the temptation not to pray in your home or in your church, remember that God can do more in five seconds than we could have done in five years.
He Will Hold Me Fast
Sep 9, 2018
Whatever work God begins, he will finish. If he has made you his own, he will hold you fast.
When Did You First Enjoy God?
Sep 6, 2018
If God is not enjoyed in real measure, then he is not truly believed, trusted, feared, worshiped, or obeyed.
Does Your Pastor Love God or Money?
Aug 30, 2018
Love of money is not an isolated flaw or foible. It is a penetrating peek into the recesses of a soul’s rebellion against God.
We Believe in the Holy Spirit
Aug 23, 2018
We believe in the Holy Spirit. That reality is more than meets the eye. That God is alive and at work in our world, and in our lives.
What Does a Good Sermon Cost?
The Glad Sacrifice of Christian Preaching
Aug 16, 2018
Every Christian knows what it’s like to hear a sermon, but very few know the personal costs involved in faithfully giving one.
Gather a Day’s Portion
Faithful Realism in Everyday Devotions
Aug 9, 2018
When you open your Bible each day, you don’t have to make up for yesterday, and you don’t need to store up for tomorrow.
Four Questions for Christian Husbands
Aug 2, 2018
Today it may be the word ‘submit’ that turns heads in Ephesians 5:22–33, but that’s not the heart of the matter for Paul.
The Most Scandalous Verdict
How James Prepares Us for Justification by Faith
Jul 26, 2018
This feature article aims to put the grace of justification by faith in fresh light.
God Isn’t Impressed with Your Duty
The Willing and Eager Heart of Christianity
Jul 16, 2018
God loves you too much to be happy with you living from a sense of duty. He will do what it takes to win you to willingness and eagerness.
What Is the Mystery of Marriage?
The Most Beloved (and Misunderstood) Wedding Text
Jul 11, 2018
Marriage is no longer a mystery. God’s great secret is out. The husband has come. He dies so that his bride may live.
Trusting God in Your Darkest Day
Jul 8, 2018
God doesn’t promise to protect you from all harm here and now. He loves you too much to keep you from every pain and trial.
The Doctrines of Graciousness
Five More Points for Young Calvinists
Jul 5, 2018
It is a great shame when good theology has a bad reputation because of poor conduct.
Oh the Deep, Deep Joy of Jesus
What Sustained the Man of Sorrows
Jun 28, 2018
Jesus could not have borne our griefs and carried our sorrows had he not been buoyed by something deeper and more enduring.
You Kept Your Promises to Mom
Six Reasons We Love Faithful Fathers
Jun 16, 2018
Dad, you kept your promises to Mom, and oh what fruit grew in this soil.
When They Hurt You with Words
Jun 13, 2018
Christians lose the battle, and undermine our commission, when we respond in kind to nasty comments.
Not a Hillsong to Die On
100 Billion X and One Big Why
Jun 7, 2018
God means for us to think as we worship on Sunday morning, not just sing along while our thoughts drift elsewhere.
Where Does God Want Me to Work?
May 24, 2018
Desire is an important factor in choosing where to work, but desire alone is not a calling. To find God’s will, we need to consider two more factors.