When a Loved One Goes Home to Jesus
Jan 3, 2017
When a believing loved one dies, we always grieve with hope. We may have lost them for now, but they have gained everything.
Why Jesus Needed the Holy Spirit
Mar 12, 2019
Christ performed his miracles through the power of the Holy Spirit, not immediately by his own divine power.
What If I Don’t Want to Pray?
Dec 12, 2016
We’ve all experienced it: the prayer rut. What should you do when you don’t want to pray? Here are three ways to help you enjoy, not dread, your prayer time.
Six Common Errors About Jesus
Dec 16, 2020
We know God to the degree that we know Jesus. And much of our knowledge of Jesus concerns his humanity, his divinity, and how the two come together.
God Thinks More of Your Obedience Than You Do
Jul 24, 2016
Our loving Father accepts less — a lot less — than perfection from us. Think small beginnings.
Pray to Receive Your Reward
Five Lessons from Jesus’s Prayer Life
Jan 27, 2019
If you want to grow and thrive in prayer, spend more time looking at and imitating the remarkable prayer life of Jesus.
Do Some Christians Pray with More Power?
Sep 10, 2016
What effect does holiness have on our prayers? God’s answer should inspire fresh resolve for righteousness before him.
Christ’s Glory Makes Knowing God Possible
Sep 12, 2015
When we discuss God’s glory there are basically two ways we can speak. First, God’s essential glory: the sum of his attributes makes him the “God of glory” (Acts 7:2). His glory is the “sparkling of the deity.” God’s life…
Remember the Body
The Pastor and His Exercise
Jun 20, 2019
Pastors, hear Paul when he says that physical activity is of some value. We must not confine ourselves to our books and forget our bodies.
The Blessed and Blessing God
How We Experience Divine Happiness
Mar 31, 2020
God’s blessedness is his eternal, unchanging happiness in himself. Our blessedness is coming to share in his joy.
God Invites You into His Happiness
May 1, 2016
We are only as happy, or miserable, as the one we serve. God sent his Son to make us like himself — blessed, happy, content, fulfilled, joyful.
Gold, Frankincense, and Bliss
What Wise Men Want Most
Dec 23, 2019
We do not know much about the magi who visited Jesus in Bethlehem, but their surprising joy is an invitation (and a warning) to us all.
No One Loved Himself Like Jesus
Jan 2, 2021
No human has ever truly loved himself as well as Jesus. The solution to the problem of self-love is the self-love of Jesus.
The Only Certain Hope on Earth
Jun 4, 2021
We know that Christian hope is different from the world’s, but what exactly makes it any different?
God Was Placed in a Womb
Why Abortion Is So Grievous
May 18, 2016
Abortion is so wrong because it robs God of his highest prerogative in this world: a creature made in the image of Christ who worships God by the Spirit.
The Most Unlikely Believer in the Bible
Oct 20, 2016
Who is the most unlikely person to believe in your life? You might think differently about them after reading about this man.
Why God Must Let His People into Heaven
Jun 30, 2016
All Christians desire to be in heaven, but often we’re unsure why we can have confidence of entering heaven.
The One-Man Revelation of God
Why We Worship ‘the Word’
Dec 1, 2021
Why does John begin with Jesus as “the Word”? What does he mean when he gives him that title?
Fit for Office
How Some Exercise Extends Ministry
Aug 29, 2023
Pastors have great reasons to commit to some regular exercise. Not only will it likely extend the duration of your ministry, but it will give you the energy you need to serve well today.
The Existence and Attributes of God
A Reader’s Guide to a Christian Classic
May 6, 2023
In the seventeenth century, Puritan Stephen Charnock opened up a big world with an even bigger God in a series of messages that became a Christian classic.
Does Jesus Still Sympathize with Sinners?
The Compassion of the Risen Christ
Dec 21, 2022
The risen Christ still feels deep compassion for his tempted and tried people, but he sympathizes without suffering; he is moved without misery.
Does God Actually Get Angry?
Why He Reveals Himself in Human Terms
Aug 23, 2022
Is God eternally unchangeable in his being, or does he, like humans, have the capacity to change? Can God really experience distress or learn something new?
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