Plans for 2021 and Beyond
Jun 18, 2021
After a year unlike any other, Pastor John looks ahead to new books and renewed ambitions to spread Christian Hedonism farther across the globe.
How Not to Correct a Fellow Christian
Jun 16, 2021
How can Christians challenge and correct one another in a way that honors Christ and acknowledges our common neediness before him?
How Does Affliction Become a Glory?
Ephesians 3:7–13, Part 9
Jun 15, 2021
When a man of God goes to be with the Lord, he is not to be pitied. We can rejoice for him as a man who made it home.
The Disabled Wife and the Proverbs 31 Woman
Jun 14, 2021
God expects faithfulness of all his people. But faithfulness for one Christian may look far different than faithfulness for another Christian.
Confident Access to God in Christ
Ephesians 3:7–13, Part 8
Jun 12, 2021
How do we increase our joy in the access we have to our holy God? Through increasing our faith in the crucified Christ.
Are Our Enemies Spiritual, Human, or Both?
Jun 11, 2021
Paul tells us that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood. But Paul himself had many human enemies. So, are our enemies spiritual, human, or both?
To Be Loved Infinitely
Jun 9, 2021
The essence of God’s love is not that he makes much of us, but that he frees us, at great cost to himself, to enjoy making much of him forever.
Even Demons Are Part of God’s Plan
Ephesians 3:7–13, Part 7
Jun 8, 2021
Nothing that transpired in history as part of God’s saving plan was decided within history. Whatever happens now was planned long ago.
How Do I Serve Dying Unbelievers?
Jun 7, 2021
Many medical professionals regularly find themselves around people only hours or minutes from hell. How would love call us to act in those moments?
The Church Puts Demons to Shame
Ephesians 3:7–13, Part 6
Jun 5, 2021
As the church preaches the gospel, demons are forced to watch and relive the glory of God’s triumph over evil.
Should Christian Jurors Show Mercy to the Guilty?
Jun 4, 2021
Christians display the character of God through both mercy and justice. But how do we know when to show mercy and when to give justice?
Why Do You Want to Be Loved by God?
Jun 2, 2021
Almost everyone wants to be loved by God. But our reasons for wanting God’s love may reveal whether we truly know him or not.
What Does the Word ‘Church’ Mean?
Ephesians 3:7–13, Part 5
Jun 1, 2021
We use the word “church” over and over in the Christian life, but what exactly does the word really mean?
Is It Sinful to Pray for a Larger Income?
May 31, 2021
When God restored Job’s fortunes, he also doubled his wealth. Should Christians pray for God to do the same for us today?
A Plan No Mere Man Can Accomplish
Ephesians 3:7–13, Part 4
May 29, 2021
Preaching, reading, thinking, praying can only get us so far. God must open eyes, awaken souls, enlighten minds, and answer prayer.
A Better Promise for Serial Daters
May 28, 2021
Serial dating, if left unconquered, often turns into serial marriage. So, what hope does Jesus offer to those addicted to the pleasures of a new relationship?
Flee to Christ in Fear
May 26, 2021
God commands us both to fear him and to flee to him for refuge. How can we possibly do one without contradicting the other?
What Are the Unsearchable Riches of Christ?
Ephesians 3:7–13, Part 3
May 25, 2021
That the riches of Christ are unsearchable means that heaven will never become boring — that joy in God will never end.
Where Is Providence in the Vanity of Ecclesiastes?
May 24, 2021
The book of Ecclesiastes tells us that “all is vanity.” But if God providentially guides all things, then doesn’t he give meaning to everything in this world?
The Chief of Sinners Made a Minister
Ephesians 3:7–13, Part 2
May 22, 2021
We need grace to be saved, and to be kept saved. We need power to be made alive, and continual power to be kept alive.
What Is a Baptist?
May 21, 2021
As with other Protestants, many Baptists trace their lineage to the Reformation. But what makes Baptists unique among the heirs of the Reformation?
The Key to Killing Lust
May 19, 2021
Strategies are important in our battle against lust. But nothing arrests our souls with the urgency of purity like the supremacy of Jesus Christ.
Gospel Ministry Before Angels and Demons
Ephesians 3:7–13, Part 1
May 18, 2021
The wonder of the cosmos is how wicked men can boldly approach the throne of the Holy One.
What Does the Bible Say About Purgatory?
May 17, 2021
What is purgatory, and why have thoughtful Christians like C.S. Lewis believed in it? Does this belief in afterlife cleansing find support in Scripture?
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