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.
Why Is Humility So Attractive?
May 27, 2016
There is something about humility that resonates deeply in our psyches, far deeper than evolutionary explanations go.
Child-Like Humility Produces Peace
May 20, 2016
David gives us a model for what it looks like to humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand: great humility typically looks like a small child.
God Is Our Source of Satisfaction
May 16, 2016
Our souls are meant to enjoy God supremely and all else in him. This truth will give every pleasure we enjoy fully forever the substance of its exquisite sweetness.
Come, All Who Are Weary
May 13, 2016
Our burdens are not simple and are not relieved by simplistic platitudes. But Christ’s simple promise can relieve our complex burdens.
The Wisdom of God in the Frustration of Man
May 6, 2016
Sometimes it takes a good 4,000 years or so to appreciate just how wise God is. With thousands of years of retrospect, we know more than ever that the wisest thing we can do is to trust God’s promises and purposes.
The Most Powerful Apologetic Tool in the World
May 2, 2016
The Bible itself is the greatest apologetic device that exists in the world. More people come to know and love Jesus Christ simply by reading the Bible than anything else.
Die to Your Flesh and Live
Apr 29, 2016
Fighting your flesh is a daily struggle. What do we prayerfully watch for to escape power of our weak flesh?
Like Any Prince
Apr 22, 2016
Those of us whose youth was woven with Prince’s music may feel a rip in our hearts and a fresh call to sober reflection.
How to Kill Sinful Anger
Apr 15, 2016
All sinful anger is hard to fight. It’s a selfish, hot-blooded passion our flesh enjoys indulging. But I find it particularly difficult to fight the sinful anger that I feel I have a right to feel.
How to Resist Temptation’s Mirage Moment
Apr 8, 2016
Sin only occurs when we believe that the destructive lie can actually grant happiness. One key to resisting temptation is learning to recognize what I call the “mirage moment.”
Jesus Helps Our Unbelief
Moving from Doubt to Delight
Apr 4, 2016
God has important things to teach us about our doubts — and what kind of “seeing” really brings us joy.
Enjoy a Good Laugh, Like God
Apr 1, 2016
We will not cry for sorrow in glory, but we will laugh for joy. April Fools’ Day gives us an opportunity to taste heaven, and play Satan for the fool that he is.