Fasting for Beginners
Aug 26, 2015
Christian fasting sounds so simple, and yet all sorts of complications keep it from happening. Here is a basic guide for more consistent, biblical fasting.
Worship in Spirit and Truth
Jan 5, 2014
The issue is not whether we will worship, but what. Even better, whom and how.
Ten Gospel Verses to Keep Warm
Jul 17, 2013
When you memorize a gospel verse, you have the very point of the whole Bible and all of history hidden in your heart.
Jesus Is Fully Human
Dec 15, 2016
Many Christians are afraid to embrace the truth that Jesus is thoroughly, shockingly human. Are you among them?
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.
Let’s Revise the Popular Phrase “In, But Not Of”
Aug 29, 2012
Let’s revise the popular phrase “in the world, but not of the world.” Christians are not of this world, to be sure, but they are sent into it.
Habits of Grace
Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines
Feb 29, 2016
Though seemingly routine, the everyday “habits of grace” we cultivate give access to the God-designed channels through which his love and power flow.
What Is the Unforgivable Sin?
Hope for Those Feeling Too Far Gone
Feb 23, 2018
It’s one thing to suppose that Jesus is out of his mind, but it’s another thing to attribute the work of God’s Spirit to the devil.
Self-Control and the Power of Christ
Oct 8, 2014
Christian self-control is not finally about bringing our bodily passions under our own control, but under the control of Christ by the power of his Spirit.
Ten Passages for Pastors to Memorize Cold
Jul 10, 2013
These ten passages will prove especially useful for pastors and Christian leaders, but it’s a good list for all Christians as well.
Twelve Gospel Passages to Soak In
Aug 7, 2013
Mere truth cannot save or sustain the soul; only the gospel can. Here are twelve gospel-rich passages to jump-start and drive your worship.
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.
Do You Exercise Like a Nonbeliever?
Nov 3, 2016
Regular human movement has been assumed throughout history, but the innovations of modern life have made a sedentary lifestyle more typical than ever before.
Four Prayers for Bible Reading
Sep 21, 2015
Prayer is a conversation God starts. His voice sounds in the Scriptures and climactically in the person and work of his Son.
Why We Call the Worst Friday ‘Good’
Apr 14, 2017
It was the single most horrible day in the history of the world. No incident has ever been more tragic, and no future event will ever match it.
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.
The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
Oct 28, 2014
The unwelcome intrusions of waiting into our lives are powerful opportunities to welcome God into every moment.
Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week
Mar 14, 2016
A team of pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening, from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
Happily Ever After
Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage
Jan 24, 2017
These short devotionals by John Piper, Francis Chan, and others are designed to shape, challenge, and inspire your own vision of marriage and God.
Resolved: To Read the Bible
Why and How to Journey in the Word
Dec 31, 2014
It is remarkable that we have Bibles we can read personally, whenever we want. For most of church history, that has not been the case.
The True Story of Thanksgiving
Nov 22, 2012
For the Christian, the deepest roots of our thanksgiving go way back before the Pilgrims. Here’s the true story of thanksgiving in four stages.
What Is the Hypostatic Union?
Dec 19, 2007
The simple truth of the hypostatic union is that the eternal God became fully human in one man, Jesus Christ.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Jan 13, 2015
Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful, temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle.
The Secret Benefit of Fasting
May 3, 2018
Christian fasting is abstaining for the sake of some specific Christian purpose, or it is not truly Christian.