The Path to Short-Lived Greatness
Mar 16, 2018
Greatness is misplaced and short-lived when we value our own personal benefit and reputation more than the real good of other people.
You Must Fight Hard for Peace
Mar 13, 2018
Being at peace with others is hard work, like all aspects of the good fight of faith. It’s spiritual warfare, and it won’t come without a battle.
How Do I Know If I Really Love Jesus?
Feb 28, 2018
Our faith-empowered obedience in public and private places is the God-designed evidence of our love for Jesus. We know what love is by what love does.
The Best Way to Find God’s Will for Your Gifts
Feb 24, 2018
Thousands of years before there were tests for profiling our personalities, finding our strengths, or identifying our spiritual gifts, there was the local church.
Know What Not to Say
Feb 16, 2018
“Every careless word.” That should stop us in our tracks. It should set us trembling, considering how many words we speak.
Lord, Set Me Free from Fear
Feb 12, 2018
Whatever it takes, Lord, set us free from unbelieving fear by opening our eyes to reality. Do not allow us to remain silent or inactive.
God Wants More for You Than You Do
Feb 9, 2018
We were never meant to fulfill our resolves on our own, because the transformation we need most requires a wisdom and power far beyond ours.
Holiness Will Make You Unbelievably Happy
Feb 2, 2018
If you want to be happier than you’ve ever been before, ask God to make you holier than you’ve ever been before.
The Best Leaders Are Often Least Noticed
Robert Chapman (1803–1902)
Jan 30, 2018
He tried his best not to be remembered, but God intervened on our behalf. Learn to love more like this almost-forgotten leader.
God Is More Precious in the Valley
Jan 26, 2018
We typically experience the preciousness of God more in seasons of privation than in seasons of prosperity.
Forgive Us Our What?
Three Ways We Say the Lord’s Prayer
Jan 19, 2018
Jesus prayed five short lines that millions of us have memorized, so why do we recite the Lord’s Prayer differently?
Lord, Revive My First Love
Jan 16, 2018
We need to invite Jesus to search our souls. We need the diagnosis and treatment of the Great Physician. We need him to revive our first love.
What the Devil Doesn’t Want You to Know
Jan 12, 2018
The devil wants you to hear drudgery and boredom and bondage in God’s commands. God wants you to hear love and life and joy.
Be True to Yourself
Jan 5, 2018
If you are true to yourself and your self is not anchored in Christ, your self will destroy you.
He Will Restore Your Soul
Jan 2, 2018
We may feel forsaken by God at times. Jesus was forsaken by God, so that we would never be forsaken by God.
How (Not) to Read Next Year
Dec 30, 2017
You will have to neglect reading far more than you will ever be able to read. So, resolve this year to increase your skill in how not to read.
Into the Darkness He Came
Dec 22, 2017
Come away from the clutter of Christmas. And come to a simple manger, brutal cross, and empty tomb. Come, let us adore him.
You Are Not Obligated to Give Gifts This Year
Dec 19, 2017
The Christmas economy in America is driven far more by fear, obligation, and personal preference than by love. But God has shown us a more excellent way to give.
Leave Your Secret Sin Behind Today
Dec 16, 2017
God can turn a day of reckoning into a day of amnesty. But he’s calling today. Come out of the dungeon.
We Do Not Know What God Is Doing
Dec 8, 2017
However people imagined the Messiah coming, no one imagined it to look like it did. No one knew what God was doing.
You Were Born for Friendship
The Advent of True and Deeper Intimacy
Dec 5, 2017
Each of us is designed for deep, experienced, intimate friendship with God. It’s what we all long for most in the core of our being.
What Should We Wear to Church?
Dec 2, 2017
God says almost nothing about how we should dress when we come together to worship him. Almost.
How to Find Joy in Your Work
Nov 29, 2017
Whatever God gives your hands to do today, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the creative, vigorous, joy-producing work of the Lord.
The Most Repeated Command in the Bible
Nov 21, 2017
The most repeated command in the Bible will probably surprise you: Be happy.