What Is the Will of God and How Do We Know It?
Aug 22, 2004
God wills all things. But that does not mean he wants all things in the same way.
How to Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit
Apr 29, 1984
Christianity is not merely an array of glorious ideas. It is the life-changing experience of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.
The Renewed Mind and How to Have It
Aug 15, 2004
Any effort to renew our minds must follow the Holy Spirit’s initiatives and enabling. The renewal of our minds is first and decisively his work — not ours.
Why Did God Create the World?
Sep 22, 2012
God created and sustains everything in this universe to display his glorious grace in Jesus.
The War Within
Flesh Versus Spirit
Jun 19, 1983
A Christian is not a person who experiences zero bad desires. A Christian is a person who is at war with every distorted desire by the power of the Spirit.
Present Your Bodies As a Living Sacrifice to God
Jun 13, 2004
God gave us bodies to make his glory more visible. The aim of showing mercy is showing God.
What Is Hope?
Apr 6, 1986
Our hope in God isn’t just a wish or a dream, but a sure confidence that what God says will happen will happen.
‘Vengeance Is Mine, I Will Repay’
Feb 27, 2005
God’s wrath is more horrifying than we can ever imagine, but he will pardon any who take refuge in the shelter Jesus provides.
What Is Baptism and How Important Is It?
Jul 20, 2008
Baptism: Immersion or sprinkling? Infants or adults? Does it matter?
‘I Am Who I Am’
Sep 16, 1984
Contained in the name Yahweh is the first and most important truth about God: he exists.
A Broken and Contrite Heart God Will Not Despise
Jun 8, 2008
Brokenhearted joy colors the entire Christian life. We might struggle along, but in the end, we have ultimate victory in Jesus.
In the Beginning Was the Word
Sep 21, 2008
Whatever else you may enjoy about Jesus, John’s Gospel wants you to know and treasure Jesus in his infinite majesty.
God's Covenant Through Moses
Dec 11, 1983
What was freely given under Moses was purchased by Christ.
Job: The Revelation of God in Suffering
Jul 28, 1985
It is presumptuous to assume you can counsel God about how to run a more just world.
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
Mar 2, 1986
It is not enough to clean up our act on the outside. Jesus is concerned about our heart. Because from the heart are all the issues of life.
Beyond Forgiveness: Blasphemy Against the Spirit
Apr 1, 1984
None of us knows when our toying with sin will pass over into irrevocable hardness of heart. Very few people feel how serious sin is.
God Is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him
Oct 13, 2012
God’s design to pursue his own glory turns out to be love. And our duty to pursue God’s glory turns out to be a quest for joy.
Let Us Walk by the Spirit
Mar 1, 1981
From the moment you awake, till your head hits the pillow again, the Spirit waits to walk with you.
How to Seek the Holy Spirit
Jan 15, 2018
Without the work of the Holy Spirit, we are helpless. Seek him, and he will rest upon you — especially in your hour of greatest need.
Do Not Love the World
Mar 10, 1985
God offers an ever-flowing river of delight to anyone who will drink deeply of his goodness.
Staying Married Is Not About Staying in Love
Jan 28, 2007
Marriage is about keeping a covenant — just like Jesus does with his bride, the church.
Test the Spirits to See Whether They Are of God
May 5, 1985
Hearing the gospel with openness and confessing Christ with loyalty is the work and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Open My Eyes That I May See
Jan 4, 1998
Prayer opens our eyes to behold wonders in God’s word, and to be changed by an extraordinary sight of his glory.
Christ’s Power Is Made Perfect in Weakness
Jul 14, 1991
Our culture wants power to escape weakness in leisure, but Christianity offers power to endure weakness in love.
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