How Jesus Knew the Word
His Secret to Scripture Memory
Feb 29, 2024
How did Jesus know Scripture so well? The same way we can today: through patient, prayerful meditation on the word of God.
Only One Life
Christ’s Invincible Gospel and Global Mission
Feb 25, 2024
God is sovereign, and he has purposed his gospel to spread to the ends of the earth. Those who give themselves to that purpose are invincible, even through suffering.
How Jesus Met with God
The Pace and Patterns of a Perfect Life
Feb 17, 2024
Jesus had a full and fruitful ministry, but unlike us, he never seemed hurried or frantic. What can we learn by observing his holy habits during his earthly life?
His Voice in Yours
How Christ Wins the World
Jan 21, 2024
God will have worshipers from every nation on earth. He will win them, and do so through us. We have only to tell them.
How to Please a Happy God
Six Glimpses of the Christian Life
Jan 14, 2024
What does it look like to walk in a way that is pleasing to God — to live so that God delights in the aroma of our lives?
Gain What You Cannot Lose
The Joy of World Mission with Jesus
Jan 7, 2024
When Christ calls us to the mission field with him, he calls us to deny shallow pleasures, die to ourselves, and enjoy greater and greater delight in him.
One Countercultural Calling
Good and Happy Pastors, Part 3
Dec 27, 2023
Of the fifteen elder qualifications, “one-woman man” and “not quarrelsome” may be the two most at odds with our promiscuous, petty age.
Two Main Tasks in Ministry
Good and Happy Pastors, Part 2
Dec 20, 2023
Scripture says elders should be “able to teach” and “sober-minded” — but why? The two correspond to a pastor’s most important tasks: feeding and leading.
Two Ways to Deal with Jesus
Learning Worship from the Wise Men
Dec 19, 2023
Matthew’s Christmas story shows two ways to deal with Jesus: try to get rid of him like Herod, or fall down and worship him like the wise men.
Three Contrasts in a Leader’s Heart
Good and Happy Pastors, Part 1
Dec 13, 2023
What does Christ call church leaders to be and do? Like him, they labor heartily and happily, not for selfish gain, but for their people’s joy.
Christmas Was and Christmas Is
The Whole Story of Advent
Dec 10, 2023
How do you need God’s help this Advent? What need seems most pressing? Press into the message of Christmas, and you’ll find hope and help in time of need.
If God Speaks
One Voice That Changes Everything
Dec 6, 2023
To read the Bible is to read the very words of God. Do we grasp the significance, the reality-shaking impact, of this seemingly simple truth?
Jesus Came to Save
Ten Great Realities of Christmas
Dec 3, 2023
The birth of John the Baptist was great, but the birth of Jesus Christ was infinitely greater. John prepared for salvation, but Jesus purchased it.
Man of War and Grace
The Greatest of Israel’s Kings
Nov 25, 2023
Some may not think of David, the shepherd king, as particularly masculine, but Scripture paints him in a far more manly and glorious light.
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