Dad, Why Must I Obey?
Three Answers for Parenting
Dec 6, 2016
Young children are not afraid to ask, “Why?” Fortunately, God has not left parents of young children without good answers.
If Your Right Hand Causes You to Sin
Ten Biblical Reflections on Masturbation
Dec 3, 2016
What does God say about masturbation? Here are ten reasons to resist the temptation with all your might.
Five Ways to Help Our Kids After the Election
Nov 9, 2016
Many adults will not know how to process what transpired last night in America. How much more do children need our help thinking biblically about our government.
The Future of Christian Hedonism
Oct 8, 2016
The Indulge seminar was a part of the 2016 Preview Days of Bethlehem College & Seminary in downtown Minneapolis. Students are equipped for joyful lives of high-impact, helping other people be eternally happy, by learning and sharing that God is…
Ecclesiastes: Finding Joy Amidst Life’s Enigmas
Oct 8, 2016
The Preacher of Ecclesiastes highlights the importance of profound, God-conscious joy and offers a method for sustaining such great joy in the midst of life’s enigmas.
Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go
Sep 20, 2016
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” What does it mean — and how do we do it?
We Are Made for Praise
Mar 23, 2014
At that time I will bring you in, at the time when I gather you together; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes, says…
The Wintry Soul: Four Lessons from Suffering
Mar 20, 2014
Seasons of suffering in life are as sure as March snow flurries in Minnesota. And such climate shifts test trust, materialize maturity, and make us long for spring. In the not so distant past, God let a blizzard of pain…
Looking to Christ in the Loss of a Child
Feb 12, 2014
The loss of a child is painful, deeply painful. Fifteen years ago, my wife and I experienced our first certain miscarriage. I was a new dad, and then, just like that, it was over. The loss was so unexpected. The…
The Old Testament in Ten Minutes
Desiring God 2014 Conference for Pastors
Feb 4, 2014
Does the Old Testament generally scare you away? In ten minutes, Jason DeRouchie summarizes the entire Old Testament narrative for us.
Where Does True Love Come from?
Dec 19, 2013
How is love generated in our lives? The apostle Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 1:5, “The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” Love Overflows from…
When God’s Promise Overcomes Our Problem
Nov 6, 2013
Paul said that the old covenant mediated by Moses bore a “ministry of condemnation” (2 Corinthians 3:9). What does this mean, and would Moses have agreed? The Book of Deuteronomy clarifies three things: 1) Moses’s old covenant plea, 2)…
Five Facts About Loving God
Oct 24, 2013
What is the relationship between loving God and neighbor, and how can both Jesus and Paul say that loving our neighbor fulfills the law (Matthew 7:12; Romans 13:8; Galatians 5:14)? Isn’t love for God an even higher priority? Moses helps…
Love God with Your Everything
Oct 10, 2013
God is supremely powerful, infinitely valuable, and endlessly loving, and therefore he demands total loyalty from you and me.
Psalm 121: What It Means That Yahweh Is Your Guardian
Jan 27, 2012
Psalm 121 is a treasure of promise for the suffering believer, whose “help comes from the Lord ” (verse 2). After personally celebrating Yahweh’s guardianship in verses 1–2, the psalmist turns to give assurance to others in verses 3–8. He…