America Was Never Home
How Christian Exiles Love a Nation Like Ours
Aug 5, 2020
This world is not our home, yet God has placed us here for a purpose. We are both strangers and citizens, exiles and ambassadors.
Let Your Dream Church Die
How Discontentment Destroys Community
Aug 2, 2020
When discontentment with our church begins to rise, it may mean God is leading us elsewhere. But often he’s just calling us to rise up and be the church.
Faithfulness in Forgotten Places
Why Small Obedience Matters to God
Jul 27, 2020
When our work escapes the notice of every human eye, it does not escape God’s. He is eager to catch the smallest tasks that we perform in faith.
The World Needs More Faithful Men
Jul 16, 2020
Faithfulness grows slowly, often imperceptibly. Faithfulness requires hard work, over a long time. Faithfulness will often be taken for granted.
Pray to See the Church as God Does
Jul 5, 2020
Fellow Christians can be stranger than we ever imagined, yet more precious than we often believe. They are our family.
Against Every Accusation
What to Say When Satan Whispers
Jun 25, 2020
Satan may know more about your sin than you do, but he can only accuse you. If you are in Christ, he cannot condemn you.
The War Means You Are Real
Four Ways to Fight Indwelling Sin
Jun 18, 2020
The greatest threat to our souls is not behind us, beside us, or in front of us. The greatest threat to our souls lies within.
Every Sin Hides a Lie
Three Ways Temptation Betrays Us
Jun 4, 2020
Satan’s master design in temptation is to lessen the guilt of sin, hide the danger of sin, and embellish the pleasure of sin.
Let the First Voice Be His
Why Wisdom Meets God in the Morning
Jun 1, 2020
The morning, more than any other time of day, invites us to give God our firstfruits, roll away our burdens, hear his teaching, and enjoy his love.
The Maker of the Mountains Is with You
May 24, 2020
When we feel small, vulnerable, and afflicted, God comes to us — not only as our strong Redeemer and merciful Savior, but as our faithful Creator.
‘Obedience Will Make You Miserable’
The Tired Lie Satan Loves to Tell
May 8, 2020
Only a lie could convince our first parents that they served a stingy God. And only a similar lie can do the same today.
After the Virus Has Passed
Ordinary Life in Light of Eternity
Apr 30, 2020
Numbering our days will lead many ordinary people to take some radical steps. It also will lead us to take all sorts of ordinary actions radically.
Fortified by Fire
How Suffering Makes Us Strong
Apr 23, 2020
God means for the strength you build through suffering today to carry you to the day when you will never suffer again.
What the Son Cried as He Died
Apr 10, 2020
Three words hold our highest praise, our best defense, our sweetest song: “It is finished.”
Father, Son, and Controversy
The Great Theological Earthquake of 1054
Mar 23, 2020
In 1054, a theological controversy erupted that left the Christian world divided in two. And it focused on a single Latin word: filioque.
Holiness Is Never Far from Home
Fighting Sin and Satan with a Family
Mar 10, 2020
Nothing is more dangerous to Satan and all his demons than an average Christian home filled with godliness.
Four Lies That Keep Us from Prayer
Feb 28, 2020
Maybe the next step you need to take in your prayer life is to abandon one of these four common deceptions.
Freedom Is to Be Like Him
Feb 18, 2020
The freest people in the world are not focused on doing what they want, but on serving where they’re needed.
Not All Sins Are the Same
Why Hell Will Be Worse for Some
Feb 10, 2020
Not all sins are the same, and hell will be worse for some — but probably not for the sinners you would expect.
Don’t Ever Stop Praying
The Refreshing Privilege of Unceasing Prayer
Jan 17, 2020
How can we learn to pray without ceasing? Embrace discipline. Carry God’s word with you. Focus on him who hears you. Believe that you were made to pray.
How to Recognize the Holy Spirit
Nine Tests for Spiritual Fruit
Jan 9, 2020
How can we recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit? Here are nine practical tests of how much of a home he has made in our hearts.
God Behind Me, God Before Me
Looking Backward and Forward by Faith
Dec 28, 2019
As we sit on the edge of a new year, do not let regret for your past, or worry over your future, overshadow the power of your God.
Wherever He Is, We Are Welcome
Heaven’s Great High Priest
Dec 15, 2019
Because of the unique and long-anticipated priestly role and work of Jesus, repentant sinners can approach the throne of God with boldness.
Why Jesus Can Sympathize with You
Dec 6, 2019
When we miss the full and true humanity of Christ, we miss a precious part of our Savior. We miss the one who can sympathize with every one of us.