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.
A Little Theology of Dinosaurs
Aug 25, 2022
If dinosaurs could preach, what might they say? Trust the God of wisdom. Fear the God of power. Praise the God of wonders.
Slow to Anger
The Beauty of God’s Perfect Patience
Aug 8, 2022
The patience of God is not like our shallow, short-lived patience. It is deep and long, wide and high. And in the perfection of his patience, we find great hope.
A Rest Sweeter Than Sleep
Nighttime Prayer for a Troubled Conscience
Jul 31, 2022
Even the most faithful Christians end some days deeply wishing we had walked more worthy of our God. How do we find rest when our conscience keeps us awake?
We Need More Holy Fools
How God Awakened Me to Eternity
Jul 21, 2022
This world needs more people willing to look foolish in the eyes of the world so that more in the world might be saved.
Of Mountains and Molehills
How Much Should Doctrine Divide Us?
Jul 8, 2022
All biblical doctrine is important, but not all biblical doctrine is equally important. So how do we discern which doctrines should divide us?
God Makes War with Words
Why Teaching Will Win the World
Jun 17, 2022
Satan knows the power of words — he’s been undoing souls with them from the beginning. And wherever Christ is faithfully taught, the devil is undone by them.
Jesus Shall Reign
The Remarkable Story of the First Missionary Hymn
Jun 5, 2022
On Pentecost 1862, some five thousand men and women, many of them former cannibals, gathered in the South Pacific to sing the hymn “Jesus Shall Reign.”
Do Not Despise the Day of Small Groups
Four Marks of Daring Community
May 28, 2022
Small groups may feel unremarkable, but again and again, God has struck revival with small matches. Here are four marks of the small but daring community.
The Beast I Become
How to Bring Bitterness to God
May 15, 2022
Sometimes, God seems to be answering a longtime prayer or fulfilling a deep desire — until it all crumbles before our face. How do we receive such painful turns from the hand of God?
The Word of God Is Worth the Work
May 5, 2022
If you want more joy, more warmth, more life from your devotions, don’t bypass the hard, necessary work of thinking.
How to Entertain the Holy Spirit
Apr 27, 2022
How do we show hospitality to the Holy Spirit? We hear his voice, heed his motions, hate his enemies, and receive his grace.
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