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?
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.
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