It Will Be Worth It
Overcoming Obstacles to World Missions
Jan 29, 2023
When it comes to missions, reasons abound to stay rather than to go. But for every apparent obstacle, countless promises say, “It will be worth it.”
Ordinary Elders, Part 2
Governing as Men Who Teach
Jan 20, 2023
Pastors are first and foremost teachers, but they are not only teachers. They feed the sheep and lead the sheep — and they lead by feeding.
Ordinary Elders, Part 1
Working for the Joy of Others
Jan 19, 2023
The pastors we all want are men who want to pastor, who want to see God move in them and through them for the joy of others.
Is Jesus an Egomaniac?
Overcoming a Major Obstacle to Christian Faith
Jan 8, 2023
What do we call an obsessively self-centered person? An egomaniac. Then what should we call God, who demands all our praise? We call him gracious.
The Lord Governs My Good and Is My Good
All of Psalm 16 for a New Year
Dec 29, 2022
When we pray for God to preserve us, we ask that he would be not only our Lord, but our life — not only our God, but our highest and everlasting good.
Prince of What Peace?
How Christmas Overcomes Our Conflicts
Dec 25, 2022
At the root of all conflict is man’s conflict with God. At Christmas, we celebrate that God took the initiative to establish true peace.
How Majestic Is Our Lord?
Dec 18, 2022
When speaking of God, we grope for fresh language to name the greatness of God. Might we learn to reach more often for the word “majesty”?
The Joy of the Puritans
Dec 11, 2022
The Puritans took joy seriously because they read the Bible carefully. They saw that delight in God is at the heart of all true obedience.
Ten Looks at Jesus, Part 2
Dec 5, 2022
“For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ.” How happy might we be if we heeded Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s counsel?
Ten Looks at Jesus, Part 1
Dec 4, 2022
“For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ.” How happy might we be if we heeded Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s famous counsel?
He Delighted to Crush His Son
The Pleasure of God in the Gospel
Dec 1, 2022
The Father not only planned for his Son to die, but was pleased to crush him. And for those in Christ, this can be as comforting as it is astonishing.
The Purposes of God in the Pain of the World
Nov 27, 2022
Before he created the earth, God knew pain would plague this world. And not only knew, but planned. And not only planned — but purposed.
How Can a Holy God Have Pleasure in Sinners?
Nov 20, 2022
You will not be perfect in this life, but you can be pleasing to God. You can become a real ingredient in the divine happiness.
God Made the World for Worship
His Glory in Individuals and Gatherings
Nov 17, 2022
The individual soul’s affection for God is essential to the corporate, eternal reality of the worshiping church.
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