Confront Disappointment with a Promise
Apr 28, 2019
When you are feeling hopeless, don’t wallow in self-pity or settle for Netflix. Turn to Christ in faith, and God will empower you through his Spirit.
Read the Bible More This Year
Four Great Motivations from God
Dec 31, 2018
When you read the Bible this year, expect God to show you his glory, convict you of sin, and assure you of his love.
His Wife Went Home Too Soon
How God Comforted Hudson Taylor
Oct 14, 2018
Hudson Taylor’s wife died after twelve short years of marriage. But God’s love in her absence more than made up for the loss and grief.
God Called Me to the Middle East — in a Dream
Mar 12, 2018
God still communicates to his people through dreams, and he very well might want to use dreams to lead you.
Why Does Your Small Group Meet?
Sep 4, 2017
Without a vision, small groups perish. Or go on aimlessly.
Six Steps to Shield Yourself from Satan
Sep 29, 2016
Satan is sending his fiery arrows at Christians all the time. The Bible prepares us to see them, and defend ourselves against them.
When You Don’t Feel Like Worshiping
Aug 24, 2014
There you are at church, and worship begins, but you are not feeling it. No awe of God. No love for him. Nothing. What should you do?
Five Benefits of Asking God to Hurry
Jan 19, 2014
There’s something I’ve been praying about. The church where I serve as pastor needs a part-time worship leader. Our present leader has served us well, but his schedule is changing and he plans to step down. So, of course, I’ve…
What to Do When Faith Dies
Jan 7, 2014
Too often we lack works. Maybe we are not praying, not forgiving someone, not crucifying selfishness to care for others, or not sharing the gospel. We know this is a serious problem, because James said that “faith by itself, if…
Do It for the Reward
Sep 8, 2013
Christians often talk about working for God, going on a missions trip for God, doing the ministry for God. It’s good to talk that way. It’s biblical. For example, we are promised that through Christ we will…
God’s Gracious Path to Costly Obedience
Jun 21, 2013
Imagine Abraham, living a life of security in Ur of the Chaldeans, but knowing that God had called him to leave it all for a land he did not know. That would have been costly. And Abraham is not alone…
Five Promises for Your Bible Reading and Prayer
Jan 14, 2013
Here are five promises to carry you through Bible reading and prayer at the beginning of another year.
God’s Promise for the Disappointed
Dec 12, 2012
Have you been waiting for healing, for a job, for a baby, or for a spouse? Here are eight steps forward for those feeling disappointed by God.