Ten Reasons to Memorize Big Chunks of the Bible
May 16, 2014
You can memorize big chunks, even books, of the Bible. And you should. Here are ten reasons to commit more than Bible verses to memory, and how to do it.
The Most Repeated Command in the Bible
Nov 21, 2017
The most repeated command in the Bible will probably surprise you: Be happy.
How Can We Give Thanks in All Circumstances?
Nov 22, 2013
How do we give thanks in all circumstances when life seems to be one discouragement and disappointment after another?
Five Marks of a Servant Leader
Mar 28, 2017
Many of the leaders in our churches are not wolves, but imperfect servants striving to be faithful. Here are five qualities to look for in your leaders.
Your Emotions Are a Gauge, Not a Guide
Aug 3, 2012
Your emotions are gauges, not guides. Let them tell you where the attack is being made so you can fight it with the right promises.
Prophecy for Beginners
Ten Frequently Asked Questions
Oct 20, 2018
If you believe that God still gives prophecy in the church today, here are three simple ways to earnestly pursue the gift: Pray. Prepare. Practice.
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.
Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
Morning & Evening Meditations for Holy Week
Mar 14, 2016
A team of pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening, from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
The Centurion: Faith that Made Jesus Marvel
Jun 1, 2010
Jesus, the "founder and perfecter of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2), once marveled at the faith he found in a man. And it's the only instance that the gospels record such a response from Jesus (Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10). Who was…
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.
Lay Aside the Weight of Insecurity
Jan 24, 2017
Bring all your insecurities to Christ and, in exchange, take his light burden of grace.
Lay Aside the Fear of Man
Sep 16, 2016
The fear of man can immobilize us when we should take action and gag us when we should speak. Here are three steps to help you fight in faith.
How to Get Your Mind Back on Track
Mar 21, 2014
Our emotions and thoughts are less like engines and more like train cars: they follow wherever the engine of trust leads them.
Why You Have That Thorn
Apr 13, 2018
Thorns in the flesh are weakening, humbling, and often embarrassing. And they are also God’s tools for killing our pride and keeping us near to him.
How Can We Be Angry and Not Sin?
Feb 26, 2016
There is a kind of anger that comes from our regenerate, Spirit-directed nature, even if it is unavoidably tainted by our indwelling sin.
Why God Gives Us More Than We Can Handle
Apr 4, 2014
God does give us more than we can handle, and for good reason. When we face enemies too strong to handle, he’s teaching us to rely wholly on him.
What to Do When We’re Prayerless
Jan 23, 2015
Are you wrestling with prayerlessness? Here are five ways into more consistent and passionate time alone with God.
We Should Pray for Healing
Oct 9, 2015
The New Testament instructs us to ask God to distribute healing for the glory of Jesus. So we should earnestly desire this gift.
Steward the Gifts God Has Assigned to You
Apr 17, 2015
God hasn’t made a mistake in how he made you or the gifts he’s given you. There is no higher calling for you than to be who God has called you to be.
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.
Relentlessly Call Abortion What It Really Is
Jan 22, 2014
The killing of children can be tolerated, and even championed as a social good, so long as we don’t call it what it is.
Lord, Fill Me with Your Spirit
Jan 31, 2017
Whatever it takes, Lord, fill me with the Holy Spirit and any gifting you would be pleased to give me. Empower me to worship you and win the lost.
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.
John the Baptist's Doubt
Nov 9, 2012
Are you struggling with doubts in the middle of painful circumstances? So did John the Baptist. As he sat in Herod Antipas’s prison waiting likely execution, he was afflicted with doubts about Jesus. “Are you the one who is to…
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