Refresh Your Soul with Humility
Jan 26, 2020
We need to be reminded how untrustworthy our own wisdom is — and how healing and refreshing it is to lean on God for his.
The Strangest Thing Jesus Said
Jan 16, 2020
What was the strangest, most offensive thing Jesus ever said? The words are still every bit as controversial, and wonderful, today.
My Soul Faints for You
Pursuing Joy in Every Prayer
Jan 2, 2020
Prayer is an especially vital and precious means God has given us to grow our joy in him.
When Christ Will Come Again
Why Christmas Keeps Us Waiting
Dec 20, 2019
When we sing “the Savior reigns” at Christmas, we celebrate what is true now, even in tears, in the hope of what will be so joyfully true in the future.
No One Ever Spoke Like This Man
The Unexpected Words of Jesus
Dec 13, 2019
The courage and faith of Jesus to say certain things (and not say others) is remarkable. He simply spoke like no one else.
The Lovely Insufficiency of Gratitude
What Thanksgiving Can’t Do for You
Nov 27, 2019
Give thanks with your whole heart for all you have received from God, and let it encourage your trust in him for all you will need tomorrow.
Read the Bible with Your Heart
Nov 11, 2019
Those who have known God best, and loved him most, have savored God deeply by seeing God clearly in his word.
We Dare Not Ignore the Devil
Nov 3, 2019
We may be prone to ignore the spiritual war all around us. But the devil does not ignore it.
The Faithful Will Look Foolish — for Now
Oct 24, 2019
If people who don’t love Jesus are not confused or offended by our love for him, have we really been faithful to Jesus?
Have Mercy on Those Who Doubt
Oct 19, 2019
When Jesus noticed the doubts of his disciples, he did not crush or condemn them. He showed them mercy.
All Men Seek Happiness
Oct 2, 2019
The question is not whether you seek your happiness above all else, but where you look for that happiness.
‘It Doesn’t Make Sense’
When We’re Blindsided by Suicide
Sep 18, 2019
In the wake of another devastating suicide, Jon Bloom wrestles with the mysteries Christians have to suffer because of sin.
What Makes Any Story Great?
The Secret Hidden in Our Hearts
Sep 13, 2019
We love epic stories for a very simple reason: because we live in one.
The Devil Will Hang on His Own Gallows
Sep 10, 2019
God may let his enemies scheme, and tempt, and mock for now, but don’t be deceived: the devil does lose — and in the most unexpected way.
The Insanity of Trusting Yourself
Aug 23, 2019
God does not merely dislike human wisdom; he is at war with it.
Stay Awake to Spiritual Danger
Aug 1, 2019
Satan is trying to lull you into spiritual sleep with feelings of comfort and safety. Stay awake to the ways he is attacking you again today.
Don’t Give Up Praying for Your Children
Jul 29, 2019
Do not lose heart in praying for your children. Jesus promises good to those who pray, even if the good isn’t apparent for forty years.
When Your Worst Storm Comes
Jul 16, 2019
When your storm comes, making you question everything you thought was true, trust the voice that brought you safe thus far.
Lay Aside Your Misplaced Fear
Jul 11, 2019
Satan preys on misplaced fear. Fight his empty threats with what God has promised you in Christ.
Do You Love Your Country?
Jul 4, 2019
Let the fireworks be a reminder to every Christian that God has called you to love your country — by loving your neighbor as yourself.
The Secret to Breaking Free from Habitual Sin
Jun 29, 2019
Whenever we are caught in a pattern of sin, we are being held captive by a lie about what will make us happy.
How Free Do You Really Want to Be?
Jun 14, 2019
The freest people in the world are the people who are freest from the world. How much, then, do you really want to be free?
Sometimes We Must Settle for Peace
Enduring Complexity in Relational Conflict
Jun 1, 2019
When you come to the end of your ability to understand, judge, or solve a dispute between friends, know that God hasn’t.
Satan Will Sing You to Sleep
Waking Up from Spiritual Indifference
May 25, 2019
We can gauge our spiritual sleepiness by how the eternal states of non-Christians around us shape the way we approach life.