Will I Be Single Forever?
Apr 9, 2016
Singleness sometimes comes with long periods of waiting. One key to waiting well is to fix our eyes on the stunning future ahead of us with Jesus.
Parents, You Can’t Build Heaven Here
Oct 28, 2015
Some of us expect our children to be heaven for us. Others expect to build heaven for them. We’re called to parent our children toward eternity.
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.
Do Not Hope in Kings
Nov 7, 2016
Are you wondering how Jesus would respond to this election cycle? Pay close attention to how he acted toward the ruling authorities of his own day.
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.”
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.
Questions to Ask Before We Gossip
Jul 27, 2016
Gossip is one of the most pervasive and destructive sins in the church today, but it’s also one of the hardest to define — and easiest to justify.
Unless God Works, We Work in Vain
How Grace Levels Laziness and Pride
Nov 17, 2016
Some of us are tempted to work as if God does nothing and we do everything. Others act as if he does everything and we do nothing. Grace unlocks a better way.
You Are Welcome Here
What Your Church Says to the World
Apr 11, 2017
You don’t need gorgeous buildings, or state-of-the-art ministries, or phenomenal music to bring glory to God.
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.
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.
What Really Matters in 2017
Jan 1, 2017
Reality is infinitely more precious than appearance. Our desire simply to look good should remind us of the surpassing value of real good.
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.
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.
The Honest Truth About Passive-Aggressiveness
Jul 12, 2016
Passive-aggressiveness pretends to spare us conflict and save us from any personal responsibility.
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.
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.
Millions Will Eat, But Miss the Point
Nov 24, 2016
Millions of Americans will sit down this week before a splendid Thanksgiving dinner, but will not notice God at all or think to give him thanks.
Kindness Changes Everything
Sep 4, 2016
Kindness is no small thing. It yields marvelous fruit both in our lives and the lives of those around us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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