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.
When the Dawn Seems to Die
How Jesus Keeps Us from Falling Away
Apr 14, 2022
When hope flees, and faith feels weak, and the dawn seems to die, what will keep us from falling away? Jesus prays for us.
Live Closer to Home
How Proximity Shapes Responsibility
Mar 18, 2022
The best place to live today is the place you already are. And the best people to give your attention to are those already near you.
The Power of a Praying Mother
Mar 9, 2022
Many of the greatest victories and advances God has worked in history have been answers to a mother’s persistent prayers.
Pastors Are Only Matchmakers
The Humble Heart of Faithful Ministry
Mar 2, 2022
In their heart of hearts, all Christians ask their pastors, “Would you show me Jesus?” And in their heart of hearts, all faithful pastors say, “Gladly.”
Am I Real?
A Basic Guide to Christian Assurance
Feb 20, 2022
How can you know your faith is real? The enemies of Christian assurance are great. But for all who are in Christ, the God of assurance is greater.
The Other Side of the Race Debate
Four Ways to Disagree Christianly
Jan 17, 2022
Improving our conversations will not heal all our divisions, but it may soften prejudices, nurture understanding, and lead us toward a less fragile unity.
How to Guard a Precious Gift
Jan 4, 2022
If you’ve not thought much about how you spend your attention, you’re likely spending it poorly. Here are four lessons for stewarding your attention in a new year.
The Most Wonderful Books on Earth
Gospel Reading for a New Year
Dec 30, 2021
Whatever your goals are for Bible reading next year, resolve, God helping you, to catch as much of Jesus as you can.
A Son Worthy to Be King
Dec 12, 2021
Many expected the coming Christ to be the Son of David. No one expected that he also would be David’s Lord.
Someone Is Listening to Your Suffering
Dec 3, 2021
Why can Christians always sing, even in the hardest days? Because our God always reigns, because our God will deliver, and because someone is listening.
There Is a Name
Our Exclusive and Precious Christ
Nov 21, 2021
While so many get offended that Jesus claims to have the only name that saves, Christians stop and wonder that there’s any name at all.
How God Reshapes Our Appetites
Nov 8, 2021
Some indulge their appetites, some deny their appetites, and some learn to follow Jesus in directing their appetites.
The Reformation of English
How Tyndale’s Bible Transformed Our Language
Oct 31, 2021
Not only did William Tyndale bring the word of God into English, but he brought English into the form we know and use today.
You Are and Will Be Justified
The Future Promise of a Finished Work
Oct 21, 2021
If you are in Christ, you are and always will be justified. But one day God will unveil that justification for all to see.
The Sluggard in Me
Four Lies That Lead to Lazy
Oct 4, 2021
A life of laziness usually does not grow overnight, but through day after day of little excuses, trivial indulgences, small defeats.
True Christianity Is a Fight
Sep 26, 2021
Do not be surprised when your flesh wages war against your love for Jesus. The war is normal. The war is good. The war means you are real.
Judge Others as You Want to Be Judged
Sep 9, 2021
“Judge not.” Few words of Jesus are more familiar, even to non-Christians. And when understood, few are more devastating.
Let There Be Rest
Recovering Healthy Weekly Rhythms
Aug 29, 2021
God rested after creating the world — but not because he needed it. Some of us refuse to imitate his example — even though we do need it.
When My Heart Is Cold
Bible Meditation for Beginners
Aug 12, 2021
If you have tried meditating on the Bible, but struggled to make progress, here are some simple steps to make the most of your time in God’s word.
Live Where You Live
Practicing a Lifestyle of Presence
Aug 3, 2021
Once, in a world without cars or screens, people had no choice but to live where they lived. Today, many choose to live anywhere else.
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