The Cup Consumed for Us
Apr 7, 2014
Matthew shows us an odd exchange between Jesus and his disciples. In Matthew 20:20–28, the mother of James and John, in typical motherly fashion, asks Jesus whether her nice, upstanding sons can sit beside Jesus in his kingdom. James and…
We Complain Because We Forget
Mar 23, 2015
Grumbling and complaining are symptoms of spiritual amnesia, a disease that will kill us unless we make every effort to remember God’s grace to us.
Three Ways to Remember God’s Grace
Apr 23, 2015
If we see our world, our lives, and our circumstances through the lens of Jesus’s cross, everything will come into focus. And that clarity of sight will awaken joy in us. It is looking through this lens that we find a deep sense of what it means to be loved by a good and kind heavenly Father.
God Will Use Even You
Jun 29, 2015
I didn’t attend an Ivy League school. I was not a cum laude graduate. I’m not a founder, innovator, CEO, or visionary of any company. I sit on no boards. I am the trustee of nothing more than my personal…
Give Your Weakness to God
Oct 8, 2015
“How are you doing?” It’s a pet peeve of mine — that I’m also guilty of — when those words are used as a greeting rather than as a question. It’s easy to say, “How are you doing?” without actually…
Reject the World’s Whitewashed Words for Evil
Oct 12, 2015
Part of the cause for life today is identifying and exposing the world’s whitewashed words for evil. The abortions taking place are not merely routine medical procedures, but in fact the systematic killing of children. We have to reject softer, more digestible terms, and call evil what it really is.
Four Reasons We Don’t Share the Gospel
Jun 11, 2016
Why don’t we share the gospel more than we do? Here are four things that keep us from speaking about our faith, and four ways we can grow together in our evangelism.
Count the Cost in the New America
Eight Ways to Engage with Hope
Jul 30, 2016
Trends in our day may discourage us, and opposition to our faith may rise, but Christians are called to engage — and do so with hope.
Don’t Keep the Gospel to Yourself
Oct 24, 2016
When God saved you, he put you on mission to see others saved. If you haven’t shared the gospel recently, here are three important questions to ask.
God Shines Most in Our Messiness
Feb 25, 2017
God often does his clearest work in and through us as we serve each other, especially in our messiness.
A Better Reason to Share Your Faith
Mar 6, 2018
We will not share the gospel consistently if we’re not convinced it’s important for our spiritual growth and intimacy with Jesus.
God Works Through the Weak
Mar 24, 2019
Don’t wait until you feel strong to venture something great for God. Admit your weakness, step out in faith, and expect God to be your strength.
Hostility, Fragility, and Hope
Lessons from Pastoring Through Racial Tensions
Jan 20, 2020
Few things today are as divisive, hostile, fragile, challenging, and complex as race relations are in America, but we, of all people, are not without hope.
Weakness Is No Excuse for Sin
Jun 23, 2020
If you go to war with your sin, expect to be exhausted, discouraged, and weak. And expect God to give you everything you need.
Delighting in God Through Diversity
Sep 23, 2020
Ethnic harmony is a response to the cross, where Jesus broke down dividing walls, and it’s also a preparation for heaven, where all peoples will praise him.
Anxious About Nothing
How the Promises of God Calm Our Fears
Jan 26, 2021
Fear and anxiety are common, and increasing, threats to faith. How do we identify and fight our particular battles with worry?
Anti-Porn Is Not Enough
Jun 10, 2021
The key to overcoming pornography is not just to avoid pornography, but to discover that God and his will for you are far better.
From Chore to Treasure
How Joy Transformed My Christianity
Nov 27, 2021
If Christianity feels like a chore — all duty and no joy — you may not have experienced the life Jesus really bought for you at the cross.
Mercy at the Bottom
How Jonah Leads Us to Our Knees
Mar 16, 2022
If you think you have run too far or sinned too much to come to God in prayer, you may need to kneel a little longer with Jonah.
The Paradox of Christ for a Polarized World
Jun 22, 2022
The love of Jesus undoes us all in one way or another. And if we will humble ourselves before him, the same Jesus will heal us and bind us together.
The Embattled Pastor
How to Navigate Conflict and Criticism
Nov 19, 2022
Unresolved conflict produces some of the heaviest seasons of church life. And the ones who often carry that weight the most are pastors.
Good Leaders Are Easy to Follow
How Shepherds Shape the Sheep
Feb 2, 2023
Leaders can lead in a way that makes obedience and submission easy and happy, or difficult and frustrating.
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