The Gospel in All Caps
Glorified Scars in the Body of Christ
Jun 5, 2022
We boast on Sunday because Christ died on Friday. No cross, no favor with God. No crucifixion, no resurrection. We live because he died.
How Did Jesus ‘Make Disciples’?
Jun 2, 2022
He didn’t just give the Great Commission; he lived the Great Commission. What might we learn from Jesus’s own life about what it means to “make disciples”?
The Happiest Family of All
How Father and Son Glorify Each Other
May 22, 2022
An astounding and holy contest runs through the pages of Scripture, as the Father and Son seek to “outdo one another in showing honor.”
What Is ‘Freedom in Christ’?
May 15, 2022
What is freedom in Christ? Freedom from trying to earn God’s acceptance, and freedom to know and enjoy God forever.
Five Proverbs for Men in Crisis
May 11, 2022
A midlife crisis, disorienting as it may be, is not only a trial to be endured, but an opportunity for Christian maturity. New cracks in our soul may allow our theology to sink deeper than ever before.
We Stand for Truth Himself
May 2, 2022
Christians stand for truth, but not in the way the world might. Truth, for us, is unavoidably and irreducibly personal.
Stewarding the Body as Christian Hedonists
Apr 24, 2022
Why would Christians exercise? Working and pushing these bodies, as God designed them, serves our learning, our joy, and our love.
The Son Must Rise
What Made Easter Inevitable
Apr 17, 2022
Jesus did not merely rise from the dead — he had to rise from the dead. His resurrection was not optional. Do you know why?
Behind the Times
Survival in a Day of Suffocating News
Apr 17, 2022
What if, with some intentionality, the news could become a source of refreshment rather than a continual distraction and discouragement?
Did Jesus Need the Spirit?
Pondering the Power of the God-Man
Apr 8, 2022
Jesus’s miracles certainly show that he is God — but the New Testament’s answer as to how he performed those miracles is not quite as simple.
Roses Grow on Briers
Unsentimental Love in a Sentimental World
Apr 3, 2022
When you think about the love of God, how much has your imagination been shaped by the sentimental age in which you live?
How to Pray Like Jabez
Mar 30, 2022
Twenty years ago, ‘The Prayer of Jabez’ became one of the bestselling Christian books of all time. What made it so popular, and how might we learn from Jabez today, without throwing away Scripture?
How to Meet with God for a Lifetime
Mar 20, 2022
How do we meet with God in his word for a lifetime? Every morning, seek to gather a day’s portion.
After Two Whole Years
Have We Humbled Ourselves Yet?
Mar 15, 2022
The question isn’t whether God’s humbling hand descended over these last two years, but have we acknowledged it, and humbled ourselves before him?
Talking Back to God
How His Promises Provoke Our Prayers
Mar 6, 2022
God means for prayer to be more dynamic and relational than an employee petitioning his boss for a raise, or a slave requesting some provision from his master.
The Humbled Win the World
Mar 6, 2022
Before we step out to attempt big, ambitious things for Jesus, we need to prepare ourselves to receive and embrace the humbling that will inevitably come.
The Sin-Defying Power of Words
Feb 18, 2022
Temptation thrives, and grows, when unacknowledged and unaddressed. But with the help of the Spirit, and through the power of words, we can say “No!” and drive it away with God’s better promises.
We Wish to See Jesus
Feb 9, 2022
“Sir, we wish to see Jesus” would be a happy refrain to echo at all key junctures of the everyday Christian life.
The Countless Treasures of the Life, Death, and Triumph of Jesus
Feb 3, 2022
Thirty short reflections that help you to meditate on Jesus’s life, sacrificial death, and spectacular resurrection.
Can I Be Holy Without Happiness?
Feb 1, 2022
True holiness in the world begins with true happiness in God. And anyone truly happy in him will, inevitably and increasingly, become like him.
‘Your Will Be Done’
The Glory of Christ’s Human Choices
Jan 23, 2022
As man, Jesus had a mind like us, emotions like us, and made decisions like us. Which makes his choice to embrace the divine will, and the cross, all the more glorious.
Why I Read Aloud to My Children
Jan 14, 2022
If you’re looking for a way to gather the kids, turn off the screens, and enjoy God’s gifts together, consider developing the age-old practice of reading aloud.
Who Really Has Your Ear?
The Re-Forming Power of Words
Jan 6, 2022
Anytime we listen to others — on TV, on YouTube, on a podcast — we let their voices shape and direct us. Whose voices will shape and direct you this year?
Show Us Your Glory
Prayer That Sparks Reformation
Jan 3, 2022
Moses made an audacious request. God answered — but only in part. And what he revealed at Sinai pales in comparison to Calvary.
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