Rest in the Prince of Peace
Feb 19, 2016
Let us not forfeit this peace and bear needless pain. Let us carry everything to God in prayer and trust him fully to provide everything we need.
The Mosque on the Mount
Feb 15, 2016
For the past 13 centuries the Al Aqsa Mosque has occupied the temple’s former site. It is not a sign of God’s endorsement on Islam. Rather, the mosque is an unwitting guardian of the new covenant reality.
Will You Wrestle with God?
Feb 13, 2016
There are times when God only releases his blessings on us after a season of prolonged and even painful wrestling with him.
Prayers for Christ’s Increase and Our Decrease
Feb 5, 2016
We should not only desire this increasing joy, but also specifically ask God for it and be willing to endure whatever it takes to produce it.
Why We Pray for Our Meals
Feb 1, 2016
Praying before we eat a meal is a beautiful thing — or should be a beautiful thing. It is gloriously appropriate to give thanks and praise to God from whom all blessings flow.
How to Have Intimacy with God
Jan 29, 2016
We look for intimacy with God in all the wrong places. Here’s a better way to pursue deep and rich intimacy with the God of the Bible.
God Does Not Need You to Be Strong
Jan 22, 2016
Our natural bent is to find our strength for today in ourselves, and not in God. God gives us weaknesses so that we have no choice but to lean on him.
Jan 19, 2016
In your affliction, cry out to God for help. He hears. And when the time is right, God will answer you. For God sees you — and he knows.
Our Eyes Are a Parable About Faith
Jan 15, 2016
Our perceptions are not our primary source of truth; they were never designed to be. They require the help of another source in order for us to accurately understand what’s truly real.
There Was a Man Sent from God
Jan 11, 2016
Our faith is not a private matter. It is a public window through which God wants to reveal Jesus to others.
Jesus Offers Escape from Hypocrisy
Jan 9, 2016
The Christians in Sardis had the reputation of being alive, but they were not. Their reputation was a phantom of a former real greatness. Is this true of you?
Don’t Live Strong, Live Wise
Jan 5, 2016
This prayer of Moses will help you keep life in perspective. It will help you remember what is transient and what is eternal. It will help you live wisely.
Auld Lang Syne
In Gratitude of Old Friends
Dec 31, 2015
What makes “Auld Lang Syne” so powerful? It has nothing to do with a New Year and everything to do with an old friend.
Who Would Have Dreamed?
Dec 25, 2015
This story is not of merely human origin. There is nothing like it in any other human religion or mythology: the Incarnation for the sake of atoning substitution for the sake of our redemption.
Christianity and Atheism
Choose Your Strangeness
Dec 21, 2015
It’s true: The Christmas story is humanly strange. But to be fair, atheists also embrace wildly far-fetched, strange beliefs of their own.
Lay Aside the Weight of Slander
Dec 19, 2015
Slander is one of the adversary’s chief strategies to divide believers and derail the mission of the church. Be on our guard and lay slander aside.
Lay Aside the Weight of Low Self Image
Dec 7, 2015
If we find that we struggle with a low self-image, we need to look carefully at it, because it may not be low at all.
It Takes Work to Stay Warm
Dec 3, 2015
The key to surviving the spiritual polar climate we live in is fire. We’ve got to stay warm. If we don’t, it can result in injury or even death.
Prepare Him Room
Nov 29, 2015
The season of Advent has begun — full of tradition, memory, and legend. And a season so full, often over-full, with exhausting activities.
Jesus Will Provide the Wine
Nov 23, 2015
When you fail in wisdom or fail to meet the righteous requirement of God’s law, or fail to love the Lord with all your heart, you need not fear. Jesus is able to make all grace about to you so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times you may abound in every good work.
The Prize Is Worth the Price
Nov 21, 2015
The pursuit of an Olympic gold medal is all-consuming. Athletes must structure their entire life around the training required for that elite level of competition because this pursuit can only be achieved with a ruthlessly narrow focus and rigorous discipline. The same is true for Christians.
Don’t Follow Your Heart (New Book)
Nov 18, 2015
Jon Bloom’s ‘Don’t Follow Your Heart’ will help you heal, as well as avoid spiritual heart disease, by identifying and resisting your heart’s errant predilections and directing it to do all God’s will — to follow Jesus.
You Are Meant to Move Mountains
Nov 13, 2015
Not every unanswered prayer for healing, provision, conversion, etc., is a result of little faith. But we must not let ourselves off the hook too quickly when we don’t see prayers answered or when our ministry efforts fail.
God Says “No” for Your Joy
Nov 9, 2015
The only time God gives us restrictions or prohibitions is for our joy. He never says “no” to us unless “no” will make us ultimately happier.