God Caffeinated His World
Coffee, Tea, and Soda to the Glory of Christ
Apr 25, 2019
How should we think about caffeine use or avoidance in the pursuit of joy in God? Consider four principles anchored in God’s word.
When Jesus Haunts Your Halloween
Oct 28, 2013
Jesus came to conquer fear, to truly haunt whatever haunts us. We have no need to fear this night. This is our night now.
Take a Break from the Chaos
Dec 5, 2014
You need a break from the chaos, from the noise and the crowds, more than you may think at first. You need silence and solitude, as spiritual disciplines.
Embrace the Blessing of Rebuke
Aug 27, 2014
Only in Jesus can we find our identity not in being without fault, but in being shown love by God when we’re still sinners and chock-full of faults (Romans 5:8). With such a Savior to steady our feet, we can embrace rebuke for the blessing that it is.
The Power and Privilege of God’s Children
Jan 7, 2015
Prayer is, in many ways, the measure of who we are spiritually. How we pray “is as important a question as we can ever face.”
Come What May
Finding Patience and Joy in a Slow Calamity
Mar 27, 2020
God has prepared us, through an almost forgotten prophet, for a slow-moving calamity like the coronavirus pandemic.
How to Read the Bible Better
Nov 18, 2019
Whatever your stage of life, experience, and proficiency, consider six basic principles for how to read God’s Book better.
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.
God Works in Those Who Wait
Jul 28, 2016
God gives us at least five specific situations in which he empowers us to wait well. Consider these as prompts for prayer and opportunities to grow.
The Precious Power of the Blood
Five Benefits Christ Purchased for You
Jun 27, 2019
Christians of all stripes affirm there is power in the blood of Jesus. But have you ever paused to ask how? How does it work, and what does it do for us?
Make the Most of Holy Week
Mar 21, 2016
Marking Holy Week is not an obligation, but an opportunity. It is a chance for us to walk with Jesus through the most important week in the history of the world.
Retake Your Heart
Five Reasons for Fresh Courage
Jun 4, 2019
Our hearts respond to words from God the way plants respond to sunlight. When your trials are heavy, and your heart is weak, put it in the light of his voice.
The Seven-Year Itch and the Joy of Lifelong Marriage
Jun 25, 2014
Christians need to display and promote the joy of maintaining lifelong marriages.
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?
Seven Costs of Disciple-Making
Feb 9, 2017
We live in a day in which everything in life seems to be going in a direction other than life-on-life disciple-making.
The First Requirement for Christian Leaders
Feb 23, 2020
Men who are above reproach are not only innocent of wrongdoing. They also avoid, so far as it depends on them, any suspicion of wrongdoing.
How to Restore Your Spiritual Sanity
A Prayer for Those Feeling Fragile
Sep 4, 2019
God does not expect you to ignore the pain, suffering, and confusion in life, and just praise him anyway. He wants you to find peace and joy through praise.
The Secret of Aslan
Oct 10, 2014
More than fifty years after his death, the brilliance of C.S. Lewis is still captivating new audiences with the glory of Aslan — because Lewis, in all his brilliance, is channeling the glory, not creating it.
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.
Never Blame God
How His Sovereignty Relates to Our Suffering
Jun 1, 2017
Anger with God is never righteous anger. Our blaming him always betrays some fault in us, never in him.
Do You Sleep Less Than Jesus?
Nov 9, 2017
Sleep is not only a divine gift to be received and appreciated, but also a good to be sacrificed, when necessary, in the cause of love.
The Reformation: Trick or Treat?
Oct 31, 2013
It’s no accident that October 31 is both Halloween and the day remembered for the start of the Reformation.
Growth Is Not the Goal
Why We Need Habits of Grace
Mar 1, 2016
The repeated focus in our spiritual exercises must be on Jesus, and not our effort. He is the greatest grace on these paths, not our own improvement.
Why Jesus Was Not a Woman
Oct 11, 2020
When God took on flesh, he came as a man rather than a woman. And that is both humbling and good news for both men and women alike.
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