Lord, Help Me Know Right from Wrong
Sep 27, 2016
American Christians may be more aware than ever of our need for discernment, but how do we practically grow in discerning God’s will?
Lay Aside the Weight of Thanklessness
Sep 23, 2016
We may think gratitude is a peripheral part of the Christian heart and life, but God says it’s a clear sign of spiritual health or sickness.
Lay Aside the Fear of Man
Sep 16, 2016
What is the fear of man, and why does it have so much power over us? Here are three steps to help you fight for faith.
Lord, Help Me Feel My Need for You
Sep 12, 2016
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase our awareness of our dependence on you in everything so that we will continually abide in you by faith.
Do Not Go Beyond What Is Written
Sep 6, 2016
Church history offers the great reminder that only God’s word can preserve and sustain us.
Lord, Keep Me Desperate
Sep 2, 2016
When are we most prayerful? When we keenly feel our need for God. And we are most vulnerable to sin when we don’t feel that way.
The True Wealth of the Suffering Church
Aug 29, 2016
Too many of us are sick with an ancient disease. The new ‘Insanity of God’ movie helps us begin to recover.
Lord, Enlarge My Love for You
Aug 19, 2016
Joy in God drives the Christian life. Someone who has tasted and seen that the Lord is good has a relentless desire to know and love him more.
Lay Aside the Weight of Moodiness
Aug 12, 2016
Bad moods come and go, making us feel irritable, cynical, or depressed, and often causing us to sin against others. How do we navigate these difficult emotions?
Whatever It Takes, Lord
Aug 9, 2016
It can feel extreme or terrifying to pray, “Whatever it takes, Lord,” but Christians know they can trust God to do whatever needed to give us real joy.
The Cost of Nondiscipleship
Aug 5, 2016
We hear a lot about the cost of discipleship, but there’s an even greater cost in refusing to follow Christ. What we treasure most will decide how we respond to him.
Being Real About Being Real
Jul 29, 2016
Enthusiasm for authenticity is a breath of fresh air, but is our search for authenticity subtly undermining our love for one another?
Lay Aside the Weight of Tomorrow’s Trouble
Jul 25, 2016
Fear for tomorrow kills our faith for today. So, having faith for today often means killing fear for tomorrow.
Satan’s Favorite Weapon Against You
Jul 22, 2016
Ferocious battles with demonic unbelief are part of the normal Christian life. Here are four ways we fight for faith when Satan strikes.
Breaking the Power of Shame
Jul 15, 2016
Here are three biblical portraits of people who tried to hide their shame in the wrong places and all three experienced God’s power to break shame’s hold over them and set them free.
Lay Aside the Weight of Self-Pity
Jul 11, 2016
Jonah reminds me of God’s mercy toward self-pitying sulkers like me and encourages me to lay aside this sinful weight.
The End of Discontentment
Jul 8, 2016
Contentment really exists and its source is the source of all the great fairytales. You just won’t find it in this world’s pleasures. Those pleasures aren’t meant to satisfy; they’re meant to point to satisfaction.
The Home of the Brave
Jul 1, 2016
The day Saul became a citizen in heaven he became homeless on earth. And Saul’s homelessness has proven to be one of the greatest gifts the world has received.
My Friend Was Like Grass
Jun 27, 2016
My friend was like grass. His life was one of unassuming beauty. In the landscape of reality you would not notice him unless you took the time to look carefully.
If We Love God Most, We Will Love Others Best
Jun 24, 2016
The most loving thing we can do for others is love God more than we love them. For if we love God most, we will love others best.
Just One Verse
Jun 13, 2016
The Bible is a strange world. It is much, much larger on the inside than it is on the outside. Indeed, worlds of truth can be found in just one verse.
Born This Way
Jun 10, 2016
How do we respond to a loved one who says, “I am my sexuality, I am beautiful, and I was born this way”?
Humility Is Not Always Nice
Jun 3, 2016
Humble people aren’t always what we think they ought to be. They aren’t always nice or submissive, or even agreeable.
You Don’t Have to Know God’s Will
May 30, 2016
You don’t have to know God’s will if you are confident in God’s word.