Refresh the Hearts of Those You Love
Jul 5, 2019
We simply cannot see even a fraction of what our sin does to those we love, or of all that God does for others when we choose to obey.
You’ve (Still) Got a Friend in Me
The Charming Gravity of ‘Toy Story 4’
Jun 26, 2019
Watching Buzz, Woody, and the other toys touches something in us that Pixar didn’t put there. God made us to love and be loved. He made us for friendship.
The God of False Starts
What He Does While We Wait
Jun 5, 2019
Christ will far more than make up for any disappointments or trials we endure to have him. He is and will be worth all of our waiting.
If We Could See Sunday from Heaven
May 19, 2019
What we experience together in worship, however familiar or mundane it may feel in the moment, may be the closest to heaven we come in this life.
The Light We Never Saw by Day
May 8, 2019
Sometimes, God turns out the lights to show us something we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. We needed to be blinded by darkness to learn how to see.
Love Not Sleep
May 2, 2019
It takes wisdom to know when to get some sleep, and when, in love for God and others, to forgo the gift for a greater good.
He Was Forsaken by the Father
The Horror of Good Friday
Apr 19, 2019
He had been born to climb this vile tree. On Good Friday, we remember what love cost the crucified Son of God.
The Wild and Precious Gift of Poetry
Learning How to Dance with God
Apr 4, 2019
Most give up on poetry before even trying. The few that have made the effort know what a wild and precious gift it is, especially for enjoying God.
Let Obedience Fall from Heaven
Mar 27, 2019
Obedience to God is a fuller, sweeter pleasure than any sin, and one we often all too willingly forfeit in the moment.
All We Feared Now Gives Way
Mar 13, 2019
Fear only melts away in the face of something stronger than our fears: in the face of our fear-conquering King.
Have Sex Like You Know God
Mar 8, 2019
To know God — his sovereign power, his surprising mercy, his sacrificial love, his satisfying friendship — is to hold the keys to sexual purity.
How Not to Be Desperate
Feb 27, 2019
When we find ourselves in darkness, we will either light a torch of our own making or we will listen for the light of his voice.
The Dating Games
An Online War Against True Love
Feb 14, 2019
Websites and apps have made dating accessible, alluring, and destructive. If you’re looking for a spouse online, are you awake to the dangers?
Beg to Be Rebuked
Six Habits for Better Accountability
Jan 30, 2019
If we could see all that God does through loving correction, we would not avoid it or withhold it like we do. We would beg to be rebuked.
Date Differently This Year
Four Resolutions for Better Relationships
Jan 10, 2019
Lay down your excuses. Take up your cross. Welcome what it will cost you today to pursue love in light of eternity. Date differently this year.
God So Loved the World, He Sent You
Dec 19, 2018
Christmas not only brings us tidings of comfort but also commissions us afresh to share our tidings with the world.
Know Who You Are Not
Dec 12, 2018
Misplaced identity plagues people in general, and far too many Christians. We need to be reminded who we are in Christ — and who we are not.
The Discipline That God Despises
Dec 5, 2018
The danger of ungodly discipline is spending so much of ourselves running in the wrong direction, only to find that we are farther from God.
The Sweetest Words for the Deepest Wounds
Nov 8, 2018
God doesn’t only give us his word to carry us through our trials. He gives us trials to open our eyes to the wonder of his word.
Do It Again, God
Nov 4, 2018
One day, God will give us everything — and everything else will pale compared to having him. And every wall we ever faced will seem small.
The Lionhearted Listener
The Habit That Set Luther on Fire
Oct 31, 2018
Martin Luther stood fast because he listened well. It was the pages of Scripture, not the abuses of Rome, that kindled the fire inside him.
The Joy We Know Only in Suffering
Oct 18, 2018
God will look magnificent in the desert of our suffering when our joy in him rises while everything around us crumbles.
When God Does Not Draw Near
Oct 10, 2018
If we seek God’s help in our trials, no one and nothing will be able to harm us. If we run elsewhere, no one and nothing will be able to save us.
Do You Refuse to Be Blessed?
Sep 25, 2018
If we knew Christ more each day, we would still never get to the bottom of him, even after a hundred thousand years with him in heaven.