To Souls Who Fall Asleep
Six Ways to Stay Awake to God
Mar 7, 2021
Sober-mindedness comes from regularly meditating on ultimate, all-important realities, and prayerfully striving to align our lives with them.
Pray Because God Is Sovereign
Feb 25, 2021
If God is sovereign, why should we pray? For at least six great, soul-satisfying reasons.
Undone by Indecision
How the Fear of Man Paralyzes Us
Feb 14, 2021
Do you fear man more than God? Fear made Pilate vulnerable to manipulation, which impeded him, then paralyzed him, and finally undid him.
The Grace of Good Rebuke
How to Love with Hard Words
Feb 3, 2021
If we want to rebuke well, we need to know the goal, heart, tone, and vital ally God has given to us.
How Does Providence Make You Feel?
Jan 25, 2021
The providence of God is ignored by many and despised by some. But for others, it becomes a well of endless peace and wonder.
More Than Sexual Purity
Five Ambitions for Christian Men
Jan 17, 2021
Men are capable of so much more in Christ than Bible reading and self-control.
Any Sin Can Be Forgiven
What We Still and Will Believe
Jan 7, 2021
“I believe in the forgiveness of sins.” Those words may have become stale or even cliché for some, but they represent the beauty and scandal of our confession.
More Bad News May Come
Steadiness in a Year of Suffering
Dec 29, 2020
If we want a steady heart in an unsteady world, among unsteady people, during unsteady days, we need to be upheld by God.
People-Pleasing That Pleases God
Dec 20, 2020
Not all people-pleasing concedes to the desires and demands of others. The godly also strive to please, but with very different motives.
The Forgotten Giver of Christmas
Dec 5, 2020
Advent reminds us that we have a Savior, a Redeemer, a Brother and King, but also that we have an almighty Father of infinite wisdom and relentless love.
Will We Still Thank God?
Gratitude in a Year of Grumbling
Nov 26, 2020
How many of us feel more discouraged, more tired, more isolated, and more prone to grumble than ever? We need Thanksgiving.
A Vast and Vibrant Loveliness
Why God Will Never Be Boring
Nov 22, 2020
We will never imagine that God is greater than he actually is. The greatness of God is unsearchable, immeasurable, always better than we imagine.
But Have You Prayed?
Nov 17, 2020
Some things will not change, things we desperately want to change, unless we humble ourselves, kneel, and plead with our Father in heaven.
The Good American
What Samaria Says About Racial Hostility
Nov 12, 2020
The history of black-white hostility in America may leave us with little optimism about healing. But Jesus can bind up wounds as deep as ours. He already has.
Lord, Give Us Discerning Love
A Prayer for Divisive Days
Nov 4, 2020
This year has presented more complex challenges than any in recent history. And it has uncovered two dangerous and rival impulses within us.
Temptation Is No Simple Enemy
Oct 26, 2020
Some temptations seduce us. Some shame us. Some simply try to wear us down.
He Died to Have Her
The Stubborn Love of Definite Atonement
Oct 16, 2020
Did Jesus die for all people everywhere, or only for those who believe?
Forgiveness Is Spiritual Warfare
Oct 1, 2020
Forgiveness is not just a response to the cross, a witness to the world, and a means of unity. Forgiveness is also an act of spiritual warfare.
If You Could See What You Will Be
Sep 28, 2020
When you see the glory of God in the new heavens and new earth, you will not only see it. You will share it. You will become glorious with his glory.
Souls Are Our Reward
Running Well to Win the Lost
Sep 22, 2020
The prize at the end of the Christian life — the crown we’ll wear and the wreath we’ll receive — is not only God himself, but all the souls we brought with us.
A Famous and Forgotten Romance
Six Lessons for Marriage and Ministry
Sep 10, 2020
Not every marriage in Scripture is worth imitating. But some marriages deserve our careful study, including the union of one famous and forgotten couple.
The Still More Glorious Day
Sep 6, 2020
The greatest days of your life happened long before you were born. And the greatest day of all is still to come.
The Bitter Fruit of Fearing Man
How to Recognize a Subtle Sin
Sep 1, 2020
The fear of man can be a subtle sin, often hiding beneath a mask of love. But over time, it leaves us dry, insecure, anxious, and isolated.
The Path Between Lukewarm and Worn Out
Aug 29, 2020
The path between licentiousness and legalism is the path of holiness and humility, effort and dependence, filled and fueled with grace.