Why Christians Care About Reading Well
Ephesians 3:1–6, Part 4
May 15, 2021
Reading is essential in the Christian life. But not just any reading will do. We must be good readers because God wrote a book.
How Do I Love Neighbors Who Ignore Me?
May 14, 2021
Jesus commands us to love our neighbors. But how can we love them if they don’t want our help, or if they even actively ignore us?
Reckoning with Personal Failure
May 12, 2021
Christians are new creations in Christ — yet we still feel the familiar pull of the old self. How do we reckon with the persistence of indwelling sin?
Did the Old Testament Hint Gentile Inclusion?
Ephesians 3:1–6, Part 3
May 11, 2021
Were men like the apostle Peter wrong to question the inclusion of the Gentiles in God’s people? Was it hinted in the Old Testament?
Why Have Africans Suffered So Much?
May 10, 2021
Some parts of the world seem to endure far more sorrow than other parts. Does God favor some places and peoples more than others?
The Achievement of Christ Without Which There Would Be No Others
May 9, 2021
Christ has secured innumerable benefits for his people. But without this central, most foundational achievement, all the rest would collapse.
Does “Mystery” Mean Beyond Understanding?
Ephesians 3:1–6, Part 2
May 8, 2021
The great mystery revealed to Paul was that the Gentiles, former enemies of God, would be brought near by the blood of Christ.
Is My Repentance Real If I Keep Committing the Same Sin?
May 7, 2021
Some of us find ourselves confessing the same sins over and over. How do we know our repentance is real if we repeatedly lose the same battles?
How Churches Sabotage the Love of God
May 5, 2021
If we try to make much of the love of God by downplaying the wrath of God, we destroy the love of God.
Why Prison Did Not Discourage Paul
Ephesians 3:1–6, Part 1
May 4, 2021
The apostle Paul so believed in the goodness of God that when he suffered and was imprisoned for Christ, he counted it all as grace.
How Can I Protect My Child from State Indoctrination?
May 3, 2021
The primary responsibility for a child’s education belongs to parents, not to the state. So, what can parents do when the state tries to take control?
Can Joy Come in Sorrow?
Lessons for an Authentic Christian Life
May 2, 2021
How do joy and sorrow mingle in the Christian life? Does joy come only after sorrow passes, or can it come in the very midst of our griefs?
The Nations Are Becoming the Dwelling of God
Ephesians 2:19–22, Part 3
May 1, 2021
Do you hunger to be with God’s people? God is experienced in our gatherings in ways he cannot be experienced alone.
Why Did the First Humans Live for So Long?
Apr 30, 2021
The book of Genesis records life spans in the hundreds of years. Why did the first humans live for so long — and why are our life spans today so short?
How Have You Processed the Sin of Ravi Zacharias?
Apr 29, 2021
How might Christians process the failures of once-beloved figures like Ravi Zacharias? Pastor John draws out lessons from the ministries of fallen leaders.
What’s Stopping You from Coming to Christ?
Apr 28, 2021
Some wait to come to Christ because they feel powerless to live the Christian life. But that power becomes ours only by coming to Christ.
Are New Testament Prophets Foundational to the Church?
Ephesians 2:19–22, Part 2
Apr 27, 2021
Are there still prophets today? And how did the prophets function alongside the apostles in the early church?
What Are Angels Doing Today?
Apr 26, 2021
Angels appear all over Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. But why did God create angels in the first place — and what are they doing today?
Gentiles Are Full Citizens of Israel
Ephesians 2:19–22, Part 1
Apr 24, 2021
What exactly is the relationship between Israel in the old covenant and the church in the new?
How Should We Respond to Christian Conspiracy Theories?
Apr 23, 2021
Conspiracy theories — Christian or otherwise — are nothing new. But how can we talk to friends who find themselves gripped by them?
What ‘No Condemnation’ Does to a Heart
Apr 21, 2021
“No condemnation” means that you are finally free: free to love, free to serve, free to forgive, and even free to die for the good of others.
Access to God Is “in the Spirit”
Ephesians 2:14–18, Part 6
Apr 20, 2021
We lived in fear that we would face the God of wrath in our sin, until Christ came and died so that we might call God, “Father.”
Did Abraham Laugh at God’s Promise?
Apr 19, 2021
Paul looks back to Abraham and celebrates his unwavering faith. But is Abraham’s laughter at God’s promise in Genesis 17 really a faithful response?
How We Take God’s Name in Vain
The Wonder and Warning of the Third Commandment
Apr 18, 2021
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” The third commandment takes us far higher and deeper than four-letter words.