Some Trust in Numbers
How Counting Can Ruin a Ministry
Jan 14, 2021
In our measurable, countable, quantifiable world, it is all too easy to put our trust in numbers, rather than in the promises of a faithful God.
Lord, Make Us Diligent and Desperate
A Prayer for the Pursuit of Holiness
Dec 31, 2020
As you resolve to grow and change this year, remember that good intentions without diligence will fail. And so will diligence without God.
The Untamed Spirit of Christmas
Dec 21, 2020
Christmas reminds us that the Holy Spirit is a world-invading, wonder-working, devil-spurning, sin-slaying, death-destroying Spirit.
Plan to Be Interrupted
Slow Love in a Busy World
Dec 6, 2020
In moments of interruption, we do well to step back, catch our breath, pray, and remember all the good that God sends through interruptions.
The Curse Between Us
Why Racial Healing Begins at Calvary
Nov 28, 2020
The cross of Jesus Christ is not only sufficient for addressing ethnic animosity in the church — it is the only thing that can.
God Is More Than ‘God’
Why He Loves to Be Called Father
Nov 21, 2020
If you are a Christian, you have more than a God and Lord. Through Jesus, you have a Father.
A Friend in the Fire
How John Newton Loved William Cowper Through Depression
Nov 5, 2020
For 27 years, William Cowper wrestled with darkness, depression, and suicidal temptations. And for 27 years, his friend John Newton stood by his side.
Grace Is Not a Thing
Why Spiritual Renewal Begins with a Him
Oct 25, 2020
For all the differences between legalists and antinomians, they both try to acquire the grace of God while avoiding the God of grace.
Seize the Day’s Interruptions
Oct 15, 2020
Are you too busy to be like Jesus? Do you have time for the quiet and inconvenient interruptions God has planned for you?
Calvinism in One Point
The Often-Forgotten Story of TULIP
Oct 7, 2020
Many might defend, and even die for, the truths contained in the acronym TULIP. But few know where this flower actually first sprouted.
Holy Is Who You Are
A Missing Weapon in the War Against Sin
Sep 24, 2020
Holiness is not only a goal to strive for. Holiness is an identity to live from, a security to stand on, and a destiny to long for.
Denying Yourself Is Loving Yourself
Sep 17, 2020
What happens when Christians deny themselves? We find ourselves, we defy the devil, we join heaven’s side, and we destroy our sorrow.
Remember Who You Were Without Christ
Sep 4, 2020
When we forget who we once were apart from Christ, we too easily forget who we now are in Christ.
The Quiet Power of Ordinary Devotions
Aug 30, 2020
Reading through the Bible may feel ordinary most days, but the effects over a lifetime will be anything but ordinary.
The Proverbs 31 Warfare
How Home Unleashes a Woman
Aug 25, 2020
Many have heard of the Proverbs 31 woman. But what about the Proverbs 31 warrior?
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.