The Root Problem with Drunkenness
Ephesians 5:15–21, Part 4
Jan 22, 2022
Drunkenness is anti-living. It wastes time. It wastes wisdom. It wastes our ability to honor the Lord.
I Enjoy Being Alone — Is That Unloving?
Jan 21, 2022
God made some Christians to enjoy spending a lot of time alone. But what makes the difference between a Christian loner and a self-centered loner?
Don’t Let Evil Days Make You Stupid
Ephesians 5:15–21, Part 3
Jan 20, 2022
We live in evil days. Therefore, walk wisely, purchase time, and seek to understand the will of God.
When Life Shrinks to the Size of Our Problems
Jan 19, 2022
The God of the universe cares about every problem you have, no matter how small. And he wants to draw you up into purposes far greater than your problems.
Be Shrewd and Buy Up Time
Ephesians 5:15–21, Part 2
Jan 18, 2022
Do you just let life happen to you, or do you pray, do you plan, do you act, do you consider how you spend your time?
How the Lottery Preys on the Poor
Jan 17, 2022
Pull-tabs and scratch games incentivize risky, destructive behaviors, especially among those who can least afford to play.
How Does Gratitude Serve the Will of God?
Ephesians 5:15–21, Part 1
Jan 15, 2022
Are you a thankful person? When we are truly filled by the Spirit, we increasingly give thanks for everything.
I Have Multiple Disabilities — How Do I Not Waste My Life?
Jan 14, 2022
What might it look like for a Christian with significant disabilities to live a productive, spiritually fruitful, God-glorifying life?
How to Speak to the Spiritually Dead
Ephesians 5:8–14, Part 8
Jan 13, 2022
God uses our voice to do the impossible. He sends us to open the eyes of the spiritually dead through our words.
Should I Become a Preacher?
Jan 12, 2022
Should I become a preacher? Pastor John’s own road to the pastorate shows that God often makes preachers in unexpected ways.
What Kind of Speech Is Shameful?
Ephesians 5:8–14, Part 7
Jan 11, 2022
How do you confront and expose works of darkness without speaking in ways that dishonor Christ?
Prayer Vocalizes Our Abiding in Christ
Jan 10, 2022
Prayer says more than the words it speaks. The act of praying vocalizes a profound reality: God himself abides in us, and we abide in him.
Should I Leave an Inheritance for My Children?
Jan 10, 2022
If Scripture doesn’t obligate parents to leave a financial inheritance to their children, how might Christians decide what to do with their money?
How Do We Expose Works of Darkness?
Ephesians 5:8–14, Part 6
Jan 8, 2022
To expose unfruitful works of darkness means the uncomfortable work of confronting them, rebuking them, and showing them to be wrong.
Why Does God Hide Himself from Christians?
Jan 7, 2022
God will never leave or forsake his children. But for our lasting good, he may sometimes hide his face and allow us to walk through seasons of darkness.
Can Imperfect Christians Please the Lord?
Ephesians 5:8–14, Part 5
Jan 6, 2022
Is it true that we are so sinful that nothing we can do could please the Lord?
Let God’s Word Dwell in You Richly This Year
Jan 5, 2022
When we memorize and meditate on God’s word, we create a deep, transforming connection between the Bible, our minds, and our hearts.
The All-Nourishing Fruit of Light
Ephesians 5:8–14, Part 4
Jan 4, 2022
The lifestyle of those who walk in light is full of fruit and goodness. The lifestyle of those who walk in darkness is barren and full of evil.
What Is an Idol?
Jan 3, 2022
The Bible describes idols as actual objects people worship, but today many use the language of “idolatry” more broadly. So what is an idol?
How Being Becomes Doing
Ephesians 5:8–14, Part 3
Jan 1, 2022
All the effort of holiness flows from the new birth, the new heart. If you reverse the order, you don’t have Christianity; you have legalism.
Is Sanctification the Pursuit of Perfection?
Dec 31, 2021
In our pursuit to be holy as God is holy, how do we move past our failures to obey without feeling condemned in the process?
What Makes Christianity Different as a Religion?
Ephesians 5:8–14, Part 2
Dec 30, 2021
Once we were lost in darkness as children of darkness. But now, we are light in the Lord. Therefore, walk as children of light.
What Desiring God Wants to Be Known For
Dec 29, 2021
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A New Argument for How to Live
Ephesians 5:8–14, Part 1
Dec 28, 2021
How do you think of yourself? If you are in Christ, do you consider that he already calls you “light” in the Lord?
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