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.
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.
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.
The Honest Truth About Passive-Aggressiveness
Jul 12, 2016
Passive-aggressiveness pretends to spare us conflict and save us from any personal responsibility.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are You a Superstitious Calvinist?
Jul 21, 2015
John Calvin uses a surprising term to describe our neglect of the doctrine of God’s providence in the course of our everyday lives. He calls it superstition. Superstitious people wrongly attribute supernatural power to things that do not actually possess…
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To Us a Child Is Born
Dec 25, 2016
To a people waiting in darkness, enslaved to sin, in need of rescue, a child is born.
Jesus Between the Criminals
Apr 18, 2014
Crucifixion in the ancient world was intended to take as long as possible. No vital organs were damaged, so it took two or three days to die, often from shock or asphyxiation, as muscles used for breathing grew weak. Luke…
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.
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.
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.
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?
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