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.
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.
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.
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.
Trading One Dramatic Resolution for 10,000 Little Ones
Dec 29, 2013
I’ve told the story many times of talking impatiently with my wife one Sunday morning and having my nine-year-old son interject, “Daddy, is this the way a Christian man should be talking to his wife?” Rather sarcastically I said, “What…
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.
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?
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.
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.
Five "Benefits" of Unforgiveness (Then the Better Way)
Jul 6, 2011
Why don’t people just forgive? That is a very good question. If forgiveness is easier and more beneficial, why isn’t it more popular? The sad reality is that there is short-term, relationally destructive power in refusing to forgive. Holding onto…
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.
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.
God's Wisdom, Your Relationships
Jun 1, 2011
God’s Word really does open up to us the mysteries of the universe. It really does make us wiser than we could ever be without it. And yet, having said all this, it's sad that we don’t take more advantage…
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.
Spiritual Muscle Development
Jan 26, 2011
So, what happens inside of you when you are asked to wait? Is waiting, for you, a time of stengthening or weakening? Have you ever stopped to consider why God asks you to wait? Let me point you to one…
You're Fooling Yourself
Nov 17, 2010
There's loads of knowledge to be found, but wisdom is a rare commodity. Why? Because wisdom is one of sin's first casualties. It's hard to admit, but true none the less: sin reduces all of us to fools. And the…
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?
Broken Bone Hymns
Oct 6, 2010
It’s a bit of a strange word picture, the kind that causes you to wonder and to feel just a bit uncomfortable. But it says volumes about what you need and about what it is that God is doing. If…
A Bitter Harvest?
Dec 15, 2010
The Bible is very clear about three things: God's way is always the best way (Psalm 119:160). God's way will not always seem the best way to you (Proverb 14:12). What you plant, you will harvest (Galatians 6:7ff). In every…
Love Warns, Love Rebukes
Oct 20, 2010
I really wasn't very thankful and I should have been. My mom was very consistent and persistent in doing two things with me again and again; warning and rebuke. Again and again, as I was getting ready to leave…
The Three Ways of Grace (Part 1)
Sep 14, 2011
Grace enters your life in three powerful forms. These aspects of God’s grace really do have the power to undo you and rebuild you once again. I will look at one in this post and the other two in a…
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