Finding Joy in the Dark
The Bold Prayer of Psalm 70
Apr 25, 2022
God knows how vague and elusive joy can feel in the midst of trials, so he wrote psalms that model how to seek joy when darkness falls.
What Keeps Couples Apart?
How to Pursue Marital Intimacy
Nov 26, 2021
If you want to deepen your marital intimacy, then cultivate a deeper desire for intimacy, pray for intimacy, and pursue intimacy with Jesus at the center.
Loneliness Limits Ministry
Why Pastors Need Good Friends
Jul 15, 2021
When the pastor has good friends, he will be uplifted, his ministry will be strengthened, and the church will be blessed.
Will I Ever Change?
Fresh Hope for the Spiritually Stuck
Apr 16, 2021
Anyone who has battled sin has been tempted to ask, Will I ever change? If you are in Christ, you are not as stuck as you feel.
The Lost We Love the Most
Evangelism to Friends and Family
Jan 30, 2021
Often the hardest lost people to pursue are the ones we have known and loved the longest.
The Real Problem of Prayer
Sep 13, 2020
A genuine prayer life begins not with new techniques or resolves, but with a fresh awareness of what prayer really is, and how Jesus makes it possible.
Sin Never Keeps Its Promises
May 30, 2020
In order to expose the false promises of sin, God offered an unforgettable illustration: a prophet who walked barefoot and naked for three whole years.
Date Your Kids
Connecting Deeply with Our Children
Mar 14, 2020
Taking our kids on dates can help us show our delight in them, pursue deep conversation with them, and keep learning about how God made them.
Give Us God
My Open Letter to Pastors
Jan 12, 2020
What churches and pastors need more than anything else is a great big vision of a great big God.
For Discouraged Pastors in Forgotten Places
Nov 20, 2019
Jesus knew firsthand the beauties and challenges of ministering in a small town, and he loved yours enough to send you there.
Love Them More, Need Them Less
How to Serve One Another Better
Aug 7, 2019
One insight may unlock deeper reservoirs for your ministry to others: to truly love people well, we must need their love less.
Two Words for Kids from God
Mar 7, 2019
If you want your children to know that God has spoken directly to them in his word, read them this short article sometime today.
Unless You Stop Loving Sin
The Heart of Repentance
Feb 24, 2019
“Repent” means more than “stop sinning, and start behaving.” It means “stop loving sin, and start loving God.”
Parents, Obey God and Require Obedience
Jan 24, 2019
If our children do not learn how to obey, they cannot be Christians. Parents, if you love your son or daughter, obey God and require obedience.
When Shame Keeps You Away
Jan 13, 2019
Whatever is keeping you from a closer relationship with God, bring it to Jesus and let him deal with it.
Seven Strategies for Fighting Envy
Jul 1, 2018
Envy questions God’s plans, choices, and goodness. Envy is rebellion. Here are seven effective ways to fight it.
The Dangerous ‘Well Done’
Three Risks in Receiving Affirmation
Apr 14, 2018
It is sometimes good, and often dangerous, to be praised by other people. In the end, only one “well done” will matter.
To the Next Generation of Church Leaders
Three Reasons to Think Bigger Than Big
Mar 3, 2018
If you think your life would be wasted in a small church, in a small town, your God is not big enough yet.
The Secret Small Churches Know Best
Jan 21, 2018
Small churches may not have the best musicians, children’s ministry, or website. But they have a unique gift from God.
Meal Above All Meals
Five Reasons We Enjoy Eating with Jesus
Oct 22, 2017
Has the Lord’s Supper become humdrum for you, something you do mindlessly, something you’ve simply done for years?
Sunday Morning Is Not About Me
The Joy of Self-Forgetfulness
Sep 17, 2017
As we look away from ourselves in worship, to gaze upon God, we will find the gift and treasure of Psalm 33 — true, lasting joy.
To Faithful Pastors in Forgotten Places
Aug 27, 2017
If you are a faithful pastor in a forgotten town, you really can change and reshape the world.
Put God Back in the Golden Rule
Jul 23, 2017
Jesus’s Golden Rule cannot be domesticated and downsized to the equivalent of an insurance aphorism or a fortune-cookie slogan.
How to Lose the Things You Love
Jul 5, 2017
The best way to enjoy food, sex, music, money, influence, entertainment is to enjoy them less than God. Put the gift before God and you’ll lose both.
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