Even Believers Need to Be Warned
How Hell Motivates Holiness
Feb 18, 2024
When Paul mentioned hell, he warned not only the lost, but believers. Why might that be, and should we be warning one another in the church today?
When This Season Ends
How to Let Good Things Go
Feb 2, 2024
Many of us try to make the best parts of this life last forever. But God made our best seasons short to prepare us for a better season that will never end.
What Makes a Woman Beautiful?
A Guide for Young Men
Jan 24, 2024
Men of the world may chase physical beauty no matter where it leads — to bed, to idols, to ruin. But beauty without discretion is a gold ring in a pig’s snout.
Why We Prioritize Spiritual Needs
Jan 7, 2024
If the apostle Paul joined our prayer circles, we might be surprised how different his prayers seem. We often focus on circumstances, but he takes aim at the heart.
Plan Like a Christian
Five Principles for a New Year
Dec 31, 2023
If you want to plan in a way that honors God, plan like a mortal. Plan like a child. Plan like a worshiper. Plan like a dreamer. Plan like a sub-planner.
Your Best Days Are Ahead
Confronting the Lies of Nostalgia
Dec 23, 2023
Past joys now gone can rob us of present happiness. But the wise of heart will thank God for what was, aching for what is still yet to come.
The Curious History of Christmas
Dec 6, 2023
The history of Christmas is darker and more unruly than you might think, but we still have more reasons than ever to celebrate the coming of our King.
Give Thanks Against Temptation
The Spiritual Power of Gratitude
Nov 23, 2023
Christians are an unusual people who don’t wait until after the fact to thank God. No, we thank him every step of the way.
Single Men with Many Sons
How to Be a Spiritual Father
Nov 11, 2023
What might happen in the church if even single men increasingly thought of themselves as spiritual fathers for younger men?
The Spiritual Discipline of Sky
How the Heavens Shape a Heart
Nov 1, 2023
When was the last time you stopped, looked up, and stared at the sky? A song of glory resounds. A heaven of wonders awaits.
Counseling for Normal Christians
Oct 18, 2023
How can normal Christians grow in counseling others? Learn from the Wonderful Counselor. Listen — really listen — to others. And then pray, discern, and respond.
How to Love a Sister in Christ
A Guide for Single Men
Oct 11, 2023
How does a godly young man relate to his sisters in Christ? By diligently cultivating purity, clarity, courage, and community.
Stepping Through Darkness
Obedience on the Hardest Days
Sep 30, 2023
When it seems like night may never end, keep obeying your Lord in the darkness, and dare to believe that he will bring the dawn.
Get Behind Me, Sluggard
Four Lessons Against Laziness
Sep 13, 2023
The sluggard can find a home in any soul, however hardworking. Have you found weapons for putting your laziness to death?
‘Just Not Feeling It’
How Routine Awakens Devotion
Sep 2, 2023
The next time “not feeling like it” tempts you to keep your Bible closed or pass a morning without prayer, remember all the good God can bring through routine.
Rediscovering the Joy of Writing
Six Lessons for a Lifelong Habit
Aug 30, 2023
Maybe you used to write but fell out of the habit. Maybe you’ve never written much of anything outside of school. Either way, you might consider what a pen might do for your joy in God.
Loud and Quiet Women
The Portrait God Finds Beautiful
Aug 16, 2023
More than once, the Bible encourages quietness in women. What kind of quietness pleases God, and what kind of loudness defies him?
The Godliness of a Good Night’s Sleep
Aug 6, 2023
On occasion, God may call us to renounce sleep for the sake of something greater. But on most nights, he welcomes us to embrace the godliness of a good night’s sleep.
The Pro-Child Life
Three Ways We Love the Littlest
Jul 29, 2023
If we want to oppose the anti-child forces in this world, we will need more than a pro-life position, a high view of motherhood, and a robust Sunday school program.
Live for Days You Will Not See
The Beauty of Christian Legacy
Jul 20, 2023
Live for yourself, and your life will mean little to those beyond you. But spend your life on others, and it will grow a harvest in due time.
A Lost Weapon in the Fight for Purity
Jul 8, 2023
Many in the battle against lust try to shut off the imagination, but what if God means for you to win the battle through imagination?
No One Who Abides in Him Keeps on Sinning
Jun 24, 2023
The born again are not perfect, but they are new — irrevocably, eternally, mightily new. And new people can’t keep peace with old sins.
Good Leaders Fail Well
How Mistakes Become a Staircase
Jun 7, 2023
As men step into leadership, many expect the burdens of responsibility, decision-making, and initiative. Fewer are prepared for just how often they may fail.
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.
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