10 Unforgettable Lessons on Fatherhood
May 16, 2015
Kids need more from their dads than a good education and a comfortable life. They need deep, unforgettable lessons about what matters most.
Rejoice in the Wife of Your Youth
Letter to a Would-Be Adulterer
Sep 11, 2017
Your marriage can tell a powerful story to future generations of God’s faithfulness — or lie about how real, powerful, and reliable he really is.
Your Ministry Will Take a Lifetime
My Counsel for Younger Men
Dec 27, 2019
Men, if God has not called you to more for now, it may be because you’re not ready yet.
Stop Loving Your Spouse Too Much
Jun 15, 2019
Every marriage is either Christian or idolatrous. And two married Christians can be idolatrous, without even realizing it.
Make It Easy for Your Kids to Love God
Proverbs for a Happy Home
Apr 18, 2018
Only God can give our children a love for him, but parents can make it as hard as possible for our kids to resist the happiness we have in him.
God Calms Our Sexual Insanity
The Seventh Commandment for Today
Apr 28, 2021
The solution to our sexual brokenness is not to give in to our brokenness, but to find healing and purpose in Jesus.
Still Not Professionals
Ten Pleas for Today’s Pastors
Dec 27, 2013
In this collection of writings, nine veteran pastors challenge and encourage the next generation of church leaders.
The Surprising Ministry of Encouragement
Dec 8, 2020
Encouragement is one of the most prominent ministries in the New Testament, and sadly may be one of the most neglected in the church today.
Do Not Trust Your Anger
Oct 14, 2020
You cannot truly follow Christ without feeling anger over sin and injustice. And you cannot truly follow Christ and unleash every angry impulse.
The Holiness from Below
A Warning Against Self-Righteousness
Feb 21, 2022
Holiness withers when we make it, not Christ, our primary focus. But holiness thrives when we are captured most, and most often, by him.
Ministry Is Never Just a Job
Advice for Young Pastors
May 4, 2020
Of all men, pastors need soldiers in arms, allies who stand with them, brothers born for the day of adversity.
Going Soft Against Wrath
May 28, 2013
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. What is the wise response to an angry person who says something cruel, false or demanding? Proverbs 15:1 helps us in those awkward moments at home, at…
God Can Redeem Your Family History
Aug 17, 2021
If your family history was harder than most, you may be more prepared than most to love a family well.
Sunday Soccer and Small Christianity
Oct 5, 2016
The early Christians were caught up into something gloriously all-encompassing. Real Christianity is massive. But is that our Christianity?
God Will Renew Your Joy in Ministry
Three Lessons from Decades of Weakness
Oct 18, 2018
How can we who lead find joy and renewal and energy along the way? God has consistently strengthened this pastor in at least three ways.
Ask Pastor John
The Secret to Marriage (Word to Husbands)
Mar 24, 2015
The secret of lasting marriages is the biblical call to "rejoice in the wife of your youth." Remembering the spouse you feel in love with produces thankfulness for who God gave you.
The Time for Peace Is Now
Aug 10, 2016
When we avoid peace with one another, we betray the very gospel that has bought our peace with God.
The Healer of Bruised Reeds
How Jesus Changes the World
Dec 15, 2021
The world wins people through aggression and intimidation. Jesus wins the world through humility and gentleness.
The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way
Three Sentences That Shaped My Ministry
Oct 25, 2021
Ministry is hard for a thousand reasons. And it’s worth it for at least one big reason: the glory of God in and through the salvation of sinners.
Holy Power for Imperfect Preachers
Jun 9, 2021
Pastors who love people with the heart of God are men of God serving in the power of God.
For Low Moments in Ministry
Why Pastors Need Revival
Feb 10, 2021
Every pastor experiences dry seasons. In God’s wisdom and mercy, those dry seasons often become gardens of surprising growth.
Brothers, Build a Gospel Culture
Nov 14, 2012
Gospel doctrine creates a gospel culture. The doctrines of grace create a culture of grace, a social environment of acceptance and hope and freedom and joy. Jesus himself touches us through his truths to create a new kind of community…
Who Helps You Enjoy God?
Christian Hedonists in Honest Community
Apr 5, 2022
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. And God is more glorified in us together than in any of us alone.
Pastoring with Your Life
Exemplary Conduct in Little Moments
Jun 5, 2023
Good pastors are far more than their words in the pulpit. Their lives, in public and private, confirm and commend the truth that they teach.
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