Every Other Hope Will Disappoint
May 29, 2021
Many of us say that our hope is in God, but then spend our days looking elsewhere. What does it mean to hope, really hope, in God?
Do Not Silence Your Mess
Meeting God in Everyday Chaos
Mar 13, 2020
When life gets messy, when troubles mount and you’re tempted to forget God, let your heart cry out to him.
You Are Not the Author of Your Story
Aug 9, 2019
Don’t live merely for your own story — your own dreams, ambitions, and desires. Live for the story that will never end.
Two Verses Held Me Through Suffering
Apr 11, 2019
You may suffer intensely. You may suffer unfairly. You may suffer chronically. But in Christ, you will never suffer alone.
Suffering Revealed How Weak I Was
What I Learned from Kidney Failure
Oct 5, 2018
Suffering is never just a matter of the body, but is always also a matter of the heart. When we suffer, our hearts are under attack.
Debt Is Not a Money Problem
Aug 6, 2018
Getters can become givers. We can climb out of debt. God’s grace opens the door to a whole new relationship with money.
Are There Lies in Your Christmas Tree?
Telling Our Children the True Story
Nov 29, 2017
The Advent season tells a tragic and terrific story about a tree. Not the one decorated in the living room, but the one where our salvation was purchased in full.
You Don’t Need More Parenting Advice
Oct 8, 2016
Before seeking out nuggets of advice for practical issues in raising children, Christian parents must begin with a gospel foundation.
Romantic Love Is a Wonderful Gift — and a Terrible God
Feb 5, 2016
Romance can neither ground nor sustain a good marriage. We need something deeper, and much more steadfast to stand on.
My Child’s Greatest Need
Feb 4, 2016
Awe is an important principle for parenting. We can cast most of our struggles with our children as helping our kids redirect their awe to the proper place.
The Single Aim of All Ministry
Feb 3, 2016
We should never keep our awe in God to ourselves. So how can we—especially ministry leaders—experience a depth of awe that overflows others?
The Spiritual Battle with Weight Loss
Feb 2, 2016
Diets and quick-fix programs for weight loss don’t work because weight loss is actually a spiritually battle that requires us to get our hearts right first.
God’s Glory Must Enchant Us
Feb 1, 2016
God’s astounding glory and majesty should awe us. If we don’t live with a fearful sense of his glory, then we miss one of our greatest paths to intimacy with God.
What Is the Daily Aim of Parenting?
Jun 26, 2015
In the trenches of day-to-day parenting, we need to remember the big picture — namely, that we have the unique opportunity, under God, to shape a form a human soul.
Do I Love Money? One Simple Test
Jun 25, 2015
Money may allow us to buy stuff, but it can never buy contentment. If we try to use money to purchase our happiness, it will fail us every time.
Flee from Delusions of Strength
Jun 23, 2015
God’s grace is sufficient for our every weakness — even the subtle weakness of taking pride in our own “strength.”
The Church’s Role in Sexual Mythology
Jun 22, 2015
Sex isn’t a topic the church should be embarrassed about. In fact, our God-given sexuality offers us an opportunity to display fundamental truths about God and his world.
What Porn-ified Culture Does to Marriage
Jun 19, 2015
When sex becomes all about “my pleasure,” it corrupts a pleasure that God intended to be shared and enjoyed in close, intimate relationship.
What Sex Outside Marriage Says About You
Jun 18, 2015
God has set boundaries for sex not because he wants to deny us some hidden pleasure, but because he wants us to experience the best joy possible.
Life Is One Big Glory War
Jun 16, 2015
Our hearts have a natural drive to seek glory. But unless we find that desire in God, we will never experience the satisfaction we so crave.
Pleasure Is Only Protected by Pleasure
Jun 15, 2015
Unless our pursuit of pleasure has proper boundaries, we’ll always come up short of the lasting joy we’re looking for.
Finding the Doorway to Hope
Nov 11, 2014
Hopelessness is the doorway to hope. You have to give up on yourself before you will be excited about the hope that is yours in Christ Jesus.
Preach the Gospel to Yourself
Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders
Apr 5, 2014
Paul Tripp talks frankly about the vital discipline of preaching the gospel to ourselves.
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