Do you want to live and speak more boldly for Jesus Christ? I do. How badly do we want it? Do we want it enough to ask, seek, and knock until God answers us and to take […]
“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name […]
Regardless of what we may believe, the Christian life is a threefold battle. First, we battle against the flesh and its sinful desires that wage war against our new nature and against the Spirit […]
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple (Psalm 19:7b, ESV). God speaks to us through all He has created and all He has written. Psalm 19:7 is a prompt to consider the faithfulness of […]
I looked across the table at my boyfriend and replayed his words in my mind. “I just don’t enjoy spending time with you.” I never knew a heart could break so suddenly, so rudely — […]
Trauma is a certain kind of suffering — the kind that overwhelms one’s ability to cope. A whole class of wounds that cripple. A wound that buries itself deep in our consciousness. A tragedy too heavy for […]
In the new year, you will make and keep lots of different appointments. We all have appointments in our lives that we would never miss. It could be the doctor. It could be for our […]
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your […]
We know that God is very wise in the things he says, even if they can be very difficult to understand (2 Peter 3:16). But I think it’s the things God doesn’t say that cause […]
Since the fall of man, people have had trouble staying focused, but we live today in an age of unprecedented distraction. Since you’re already reading this on some electronic device, I don’t need to elaborate. […]
What’s the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning? For most of us, the first and most natural things that flood our minds when the alarm goes off do not […]
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence (Psalm 139:7, ESV)? To hear us justify it in our own heads, it sounds like all we’re doing is innocently trying to […]
As believers of Jesus Christ, we are called to serve not self serve or be served.
Love flourishes and grows in relational soil rich with trust. As long as sufficient trust is present in a relationship, love is likely to be healthy and resilient. But if trust erodes, love withers. Too much erosion and it dies.
We all have dreams of one kind or another. And in America, pursuing our dreams is a nearly sacred cultural value, a moral obligation even. But the Bible teaches us to be wary of our dreams.
Wisdom may be as basic a human need as air, water, or shelter.
Christians are not to judge other Christians. And Christians are to judge other Christians. That’s what the Bible teaches. In fact, the apostle Paul says both things in the same letter just a few paragraphs apart.
God has told us amazing things about our future, because he wants us to be amazed. He has told us hopeful things, because he wants us to feel hope — really feelhope. Hope without a […]
Being saved by grace may be easy to stomach when we’re first converted. That first time God opens our eyes to the gospel, we’re often already painfully aware of the brokenness inside of us, with varying levels of shame and regret over our past.
Why do we fear others’ disapproval so much? We all experience this fear, and most of us don’t want to admit how serious its tyranny can be.