The Local Church Is Your Spiritual Gifts Test
It is a good and noble pursuit to ask how God has gifted us to serve his church. We find a call for such assessment in Romans 12. Paul writes that believers are to “think with sober judgment” (v. 3) as they consider how to use their gifts in the body of Christ. However, the […]
The Need for Confession in a “Copy” and “Edit” Age
Confession is much more than an embarrassing admission of failure, as people have often treated it. Quite the contrary, it is a desperate pursuit of restored joy in the Lord. Without confession, such restoration is impossible.
Habits as the Muscle Memory of Our Worship
Spiritual things tend not to happen “cold turkey.” In reality, even the best spiritual habits will feel like a daily crucifixion of our fleshly desires. By God’s grace, however, we have a High Priest who knows our struggle.
Remembering Why We Feast this Christmas
As Christians, we should remember that there is no such thing as mere food or a simple holiday dinner. Our feasting carries a much deeper meaning. When we feast, there is something special—something spiritual—that is happening that we rarely stop to appreciate.
Better Than a Fresh Start: A Brief Biblical Theology of Ezra-Nehemiah
How will God’s people receive a new heart—a heart that is made ready to obey God?
5 Reasons Being Disappointed With Your Pastor Could Be a Good Thing
Disappointment with your pastor, with other believers, or with your church should send you to your knees in prayer, not out the door with a dramatic show of indignation.
Tolkien, Great Reversals, and Hobbit-like Humility
Left without a challenger, pride makes us into self-exalters who forget that we are here to magnify God and not ourselves.