Assurance for the Unassured
Finding Hope in the Names of God
May 28, 2023
Those who often deal with doubts over their own salvation may find deeper assurance from a surprising source: God’s infinite commitment to his name.
Wise Women Build Homes
Motherhood’s Lasting Influence
May 14, 2023
As an imperfect but God-fearing woman builds her house, she becomes for her children Wisdom’s first face, first voice, first touch.
Love the Place You Want to Leave
May 5, 2023
If today you woke up in a place you don’t like, dare to believe that God has purposes for you here, however much you may want to leave.
Sleep Beneath His Promises
Learning Rest from the Psalms
Apr 28, 2023
How did the psalmists fall asleep on the most unlikely nights? They laid every care and sorrow before the Lord who is our shield, shepherd, comfort, and life.
The Art of One-Anothering
How the Church Loves Like Christ
Apr 16, 2023
To love another well, we need to put on Christ himself. We need to have his mind, offer his welcome, speak his words, show his love, and give his grace.
How Grace Reforms Our Effort
Apr 2, 2023
When the apostle Paul lost his legalism, he did not lose his discipline — not even a little. So what did he know about discipline that we may not?
What God Can Make from a Shattered Life
Mar 20, 2023
In the midst of suffering, it can be hard to imagine how all this heartache could possibly end in glory. That’s why God didn’t leave us to our imaginations.
The Shadow We Cannot Shake
What to Do When Darkness Remains
Mar 12, 2023
“Up and be doing.” It’s not the only wise counsel to give to someone walking through doubt or spiritual darkness, but it might be the counsel some need to hear most.
Four Marks of Faithful Teaching
Feb 23, 2023
In Paul’s final meeting with a group of pastors, he gives them four marks of faithful teaching — the kind of teaching God uses to win the world.
Faith in the Wilderness of Waiting
Feb 9, 2023
The gnawing ache of hopes unmet and prayers unanswered tries our faith. But God is with us in our waiting. None who trust in him to the end will be disappointed.
Every Marriage Needs a Mission
Three Steps for Husbands
Feb 3, 2023
How can a husband lead his marriage into God-glorifying mission? He might begin by taking three modest steps: dream, draw, and do.
The Spiritual Power of Staying Put
Why Christians Are Slow to Leave
Jan 19, 2023
In one sense, it’s never been easier to move — to find a new job, a new home, a new church. In another sense, it’s never been better to stay.
Do the Will You Know
The First Step for Further Guidance
Jan 10, 2023
How can you walk in God’s will for your life? Do the will you already know. Discern the will you don’t.
Sin Is Never Inevitable
How to Escape Overwhelming Temptation
Jan 2, 2023
Do you want to overcome temptation? Remember how others have fallen. Be prepared for escape to be hard. And trust that God won’t flee.
Mercies at Midnight
Seeking God Through Sleeplessness
Dec 19, 2022
God “gives to his beloved sleep,” Solomon says. So how do we respond when, despite our prayers and best efforts, God takes from his beloved sleep?
A Rest for Any Restlessness
Dec 7, 2022
If you wrestle with restlessness, you’re not strange. You’re human. And your restlessness can lead you to the rest you long to enjoy.
How to Keep Praying
Four Lessons from the Master
Nov 25, 2022
Before you close your eyes to pray, take a moment to remember what prayer really is. Let Jesus reawaken you to the wonder of having God’s ear.
A Modest Proposal for a Digital World
Nov 17, 2022
As we seek to resist the gravitational pull our phones exert, we might find help from an ancient Israelite practice: Sabbath.
Am I Ready for Ministry?
Three Tests for a Man’s Aspiration
Nov 6, 2022
How can a man discern if he genuinely aspires to pastoral ministry? He can begin by asking where his aspiration comes from, where it aims, and what shape it takes.
The Five Not-Points of Calvinism
Oct 31, 2022
To grasp both the offense and the comfort of Calvinism, we would do well to consider what the five points do not mean, what TULIP never taught us.
To the Uttermost
How Jesus Keeps Us Day by Day
Oct 9, 2022
Three words are enough to silence the objections, calm the fears, and resurrect the hopes of Christ’s believing people: to the uttermost.
Doubt: A Personal History
Sep 25, 2022
One of the more disorienting parts of facing doubt is that so few talk about their own struggles with doubt. Part of overcoming temptation is realizing you’re not alone.
Better to Have a Burden
Sep 12, 2022
Don’t assume that the burdens you’re bearing in this season are somewhere outside God’s good plans for you. Assume they’re one of God’s plans for you. Because they are.
Why Bread and Wine?
Enjoying the Meal Above All Meals
Sep 1, 2022
If you want to taste more of Jesus’s love in the Lord’s Supper, take a closer look at the meaning of the bread and the wine.
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