Appointed and Disappointed
Four Lessons for Passing Leadership
Apr 27, 2023
Every earthly calling you accept will be one you eventually have to release. Have you thought about how to do that well?
Why Do Christians Struggle to Love?
Apr 21, 2023
If God gives the Holy Spirit to those who believe in Jesus, why do we still have such a hard time walking in love?
What Will Make You Resilient?
Learning from a Living Miracle
Mar 19, 2023
Any Christian who lives in a cursed world like ours will need to learn resilience, and God hasn’t left us without staggering examples to follow.
Sit at the Feet of Loss
What Endings Teach the Living
Mar 2, 2023
The wisdom we need in this world often wears black. Painful as they are, all our deaths and endings hold lessons we cannot live wisely without.
Be Still, My Soul
A Hymn for the Hardest Losses
Jan 23, 2023
Some three centuries ago, a hymn appeared that has comforted countless hearts in the deepest pain of grief and loss: “Be Still, My Soul.”
We Call Him ‘Father’
The Privilege of Christian Prayer
Jan 1, 2023
God wants us to relate to him not as mere subjects to a king, nor as mere sheep to a shepherd, but also as children to a loving, generous Father.
Born Between God and Man
Welcoming Our Long-Awaited Priest
Dec 25, 2022
The king Israel wanted was not the king Israel needed. The king they wanted would have exacted justice; the King they received purchased them mercy.
A Time to Say Goodbye
A Father’s Gratitude as Children Leave Home
Dec 11, 2022
What does it feel like to watch children leave the home? One father of five mourns with joy over what was — and gladly receives what is now and will be.
Disorient, Distort, Deceive
Satan’s Core Strategy Against Us
Dec 1, 2022
If you have no battle plan in the war against temptation, you give Satan the advantage. Take time to learn from the only one who never sinned.
Lead Me, O Lord
Ten Prayers for Christian Leaders
Nov 20, 2022
Good leaders are good followers first. They depend on God for wisdom, guidance, courage, and everything else they need.
How Can God Forget My Sins?
What We Remember at the Table
Oct 25, 2022
When we take the Lord’s Supper, we hear God the Father say, “Because my Son has shed his blood for the forgiveness of your sins, I will remember your sins no more.”
Give Me More of God
Why Spiritual Intimacy Can Feel Elusive
Oct 2, 2022
The path to intimacy with God can sound so simple, yet those who follow this path often find intimacy with God more elusive than they expected.
My Flesh Is True Food
The Meaning of an Offensive Image
Sep 19, 2022
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” Few words of Jesus have been more misunderstood and misapplied.
Escape from Every Temptation
Sep 8, 2022
How does Jesus help us in temptation? He gives us all his promises. He delivers us from the fear of death. He always intercedes for us.
What Does Disunity Say?
Three Common Types of Division
Aug 17, 2022
Not all divisions are created equal in the church. Some arise from the flesh. Some enter through differences in maturity. Others are necessary to distinguish the false from the real.
How We Become and Stay One
Jul 17, 2022
As Christians, we can build unity, protect unity, and maintain unity because Christ has already made us one.
Why Is Christian Unity So Hard?
Jul 6, 2022
Unity is often harder in our relationships and churches because we assume it should be easy.
‘In Faithfulness You Have Afflicted Me’
Jun 29, 2022
In his faithfulness, God promises not only that he will deliver us from affliction, but that we will do something good through the affliction.
Some Answered Prayers Hurt
The Hidden and Faithful Love of God
Jun 16, 2022
If God’s answer to your prayers hurts, don’t assume he doesn’t love you. Assume his love is working something good you cannot now see.
Your Darkness Is Not Dark to Him
Jun 8, 2022
The hardest part of many trials is how far away God can feel. But he’s not far at all, and if we trust him, he will, in time, flood our dark nights with light.
How to Watch for Wolves
Three Signs of False Teachers
May 31, 2022
False teachers may look like sheep, talk like sheep, and even act like sheep for a time. But eventually, they will show themselves to be the wolves they are.
When My Mother Became Annie’s Mom
A Tribute to a Woman’s Great Love
May 8, 2022
“A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” For Mother’s Day, Jon Bloom obeys this verse and honors his mother’s beautiful love for the least of these.
Behold the Man Upon the Cross
Apr 15, 2022
Why do Christians call this Friday, of all Fridays, good? Because we would have no good apart from the horrors of the cross.
The Joy of God in Us
Why the Spirit Produces Happiness
Apr 1, 2022
Why is the Holy Spirit so often connected to joy in Scripture? Because he is the Joy at the center of reality.
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