What Makes Women the ‘Weaker Vessel’?
Apr 16, 2021
The differences between male and female are not obstacles to overcome or facts to ignore. They are distinct glories that God calls “very good.”
The Problem with Asking, ‘What’s Wrong with It?’
Apr 14, 2021
If we want to follow Jesus, we will need to give up more than just sins. We will also need to give up everything that dulls our hearts for him.
How to Undermine Ethnic Harmony
Ephesians 2:14–18, Part 4
Apr 13, 2021
The fundamental problem in our societies is not strife between man and man but strife between God and man.
Hope for Children from Dysfunctional Families
Apr 12, 2021
How can children who come from dysfunctional or abusive families begin to embrace the perfect fatherhood of God?
How Does an Abolished Law Create Unity?
Ephesians 2:14–18, Part 3
Apr 10, 2021
The reason that Jew and Gentile are now one new man in Christ is because the law has been abolished. What does that mean?
How Does Chronic Pain Glorify God?
Apr 9, 2021
Why might God allow his children to endure years, or even decades, of unremitting suffering? How does such chronic pain bring him glory?
Escape the World’s Infatuation with Sex
Apr 7, 2021
The deepest cure for lust never comes from strategies or accountability. The deepest cure comes from seeing the soul-staggering grandeur of God.
Jew and Gentile: One New Person
Ephesians 2:14–18, Part 2
Apr 6, 2021
The people of Christ cannot simply give up and walk away from each other in conflict, because we are a part of the same body.
How Will Heaven Change Our Joy?
Apr 5, 2021
Joy isn’t just a nice byproduct of the Christian life, but an essential part of it. From propitiation to glorification, joy animates our life in Christ.
What Kind of Hostility Did Christ Remove?
Ephesians 2:14–18, Part 1
Apr 3, 2021
In ripping down the barrier between God and his people, the cross also tore down the barrier between us as people.
How Does Easter Change Us?
Apr 2, 2021
Christ’s resurrection secures our future hope that we too will rise one day. In the meantime, it also grants us spiritual power for everyday life.
What You Need More Than Self-Confidence
Mar 31, 2021
Everything good in the Christian life grows in the soil of rich, deep, and happy humility.
The Glorious Reversal of Nearness to God
Ephesians 2:11–13, Part 8
Mar 30, 2021
All who do not have Christ do not have God. And those who do not have Christ and God do not have hope. So, do you have Christ?
What Didn’t Christ Accomplish?
Mar 29, 2021
The cross of Christ accomplished everything we need to glorify God by being eternally happy in him. But is there anything the cross didn’t accomplish?
How Do Old Testament Promises Become Ours?
Ephesians 2:11–13, Part 7
Mar 27, 2021
If we are not Jews, is it right to say that we share in the covenant promises of the Old Testament?
How Can I Serve the Dying?
Mar 26, 2021
When you have the privilege of caring for dying people, how can you minister to their souls in addition to meeting their physical needs?
What Is the Gospel For?
Mar 24, 2021
Forgiveness, justification, adoption, and eternal life are all a means to something even greater: enjoying God himself.
‘He Gave Himself for Me’
Preaching Definite Atonement to the Glory of God
Mar 23, 2021
The cross of Christ has universal implications. But the deepest glory of the cross is its precious, definite, invincible power to save God’s elect.
Do You Have to Belong to Israel to Be Saved?
Ephesians 2:11–13, Part 6
Mar 23, 2021
Do you have to become an Israelite to enjoy the promises of God? The answer, far from being straightforward, might surprise you.
How Can I Fight Sin Without Losing Sight of Christ?
Mar 22, 2021
Christians rest on Jesus not only for justification, but also for sanctification. Both are blood bought. Both are certain.
Brought Near from Five Dreadful Distances
Ephesians 2:11–13, Part 5
Mar 20, 2021
Gentiles were born apart from Christ, apart from God’s people, apart from God’s promises, apart from hope, and apart from God.
I Feel Called to Missions — Should I Date Someone Who Doesn’t?
Mar 19, 2021
If I feel called to missions, should I be open to dating a Christian who doesn’t share the same calling?
Finding Hope in God’s Unfolding Plan
Mar 17, 2021
God determines the direction of history down to the smallest detail. But what is his ultimate goal in all his providence?
Why Is Circumcision Such a Big Deal?
Ephesians 2:11–13, Part 4
Mar 16, 2021
Why is circumcision, of all the different things that could have been, the sign of the covenant between God and Israel?