How Do I Let Go of Anger over Past Wrongs?
Feb 12, 2020
How do we lay down our anger, our bitterness, our grudges against those who have wronged us and gotten away with it?
What Kind of Rest Does Jesus Give?
Matthew 11:25–30, Part 6
Feb 11, 2020
Sin’s burden breaks the soul’s back. Jesus’s burden strengthens the soul and leads to rest.
Would God Be Just as Glorified If We Were His Slaves?
Feb 10, 2020
God gets maximum glory from his people, not when we work for him out of begrudging duty, but when we run to him out of sheer delight.
The Sweetest Invitation in the New Testament
Matthew 11:25–30, Part 5
Feb 8, 2020
Christ invites you to lay down self-sufficiency and come find rest for your soul in him, a rest that can never be taken.
How Do I Find a Good Church?
Feb 7, 2020
If you live near a number of gospel-preaching churches, how do you decide which body is best for you to join? Pastor John suggests nine steps.
How Do I Grow in Wisdom?
Feb 5, 2020
How do I become a sage who overflows with godly wisdom? Pastor John recommends a path too few of us choose to tread.
We Cannot See Jesus Without God
Matthew 11:25–30, Part 4
Feb 4, 2020
Thousands saw Jesus, but did not see him. Millions read the Bible and do not worship Jesus. Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Should My Husband Pray with Me More?
Feb 3, 2020
We all need private, regular communion with God. But the Bible presents a vision for prayer that reaches well beyond our personal quiet times.
Only God Can Reveal God
Matthew 11:25–30, Part 3
Feb 1, 2020
The pride of man is eternally humbled by the simple fact that unless God reveals himself to us, we could never have repented or believed.
Should We Call Female Leaders ‘Pastors’?
Jan 31, 2020
The New Testament doesn’t apply the term “pastor” to any leader in the church, but only to qualified men who oversee and teach the flock.
Who Is Yahweh?
Jan 29, 2020
The God of our Bibles is more glorious than we can even begin to imagine. And it all begins with this fact: God absolutely and simply is.
God Must Give Spiritual Sight
Matthew 11:25–30, Part 2
Jan 28, 2020
If God does not reveal himself to us, even the wisest, the strongest, the richest will not find him.
Is John Piper Popular Because He Makes Christianity Look Intelligent?
Jan 27, 2020
What happens when a preacher saturates himself with the Scriptures, walks into a pulpit, and overflows with a God-entranced vision of all things?
God Hides Salvation from the Proud
Matthew 11:25–30, Part 1
Jan 25, 2020
God has hidden works from some that if performed would have caused them to repent. Why?
Did My Dad Die Because I Lacked Faith?
Jan 24, 2020
James tells us that we have not because we ask not. But do we still lack sometimes because we don’t ask with enough faith?
Ruthless Nations Will Fear the Lord
The Coming Triumph of World Missions
Jan 24, 2020
No matter how much darkness covers the nations, God’s promise remains: strong peoples will glorify him. Cities of ruthless nations will fear him.
Is Something Evil Only If It Harms Others?
Jan 22, 2020
Evil goes beyond the harm we commit against other humans. Evil is preferring anything above God, even if we harm no one in the process.
Will Hell Be Worse for Some?
Matthew 11:20–24, Part 2
Jan 21, 2020
Some cities, Jesus says, are worse than Sodom. How they responded to him increased their judgment.
What Is the State of Race Relations in the Church?
Jan 20, 2020
Our perceptions of race relations in the church are of some importance. God’s vision for where race relations are heading is of infinite importance.
Serious Joy, Cultural Conflict, and Christian Humility
Thoughts on Christian Education
Jan 19, 2020
True Christian education fills our hearts and minds with a joy so serious and strong that our society loses its power to control where we stand and what we say.
Miracles Are Meant to Drive Repentance
Matthew 11:20–24, Part 1
Jan 18, 2020
Even healing can be dangerous, if we do not reckon with the purpose of our healing: repentance.
Is a Similar Sense of Calling Required for Marriage?
Jan 17, 2020
Most fundamentally, marriage is not a convenient matchup of vocations, but a covenant that displays the love Jesus has for his church.
How Should I Parent My Non-Christian Teen?
Jan 15, 2020
Should parents require non-Christian teens to attend church with them? And if so, how do they avoid creating hypocrites of their kids?
Why Does It Matter That Their Names Are in the Book of Life?
Philippians 4:2–3, Part 4
Jan 14, 2020
The frustrations and grievances we carry against other Christians would feel different if we could see their names written in the book of life.