Resource Library

Jan 22

Look Upon Thyself, as You Were and as You are Now by Charles Spurgeon

“Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?” Ezekiel 15:2 These words are for the humbling of God’s people; they are called God’s vine, but what are they by nature more than others? They, by God’s goodness, have become […]

Jan 21

With Me You Shall Be in Safekeeping by David McLemore

There may be a time when you too must run for your life. If so, there is a king who has stooped low, and if you run to him, you shall be in safekeeping.

Jan 21

Matt Smethurst on Kindness as a Virtue by Matt Smethurst

In this video, we asked Matt Smethurst, managing editor of The Gospel Coalition, why kindness is a virtue worth working to cultivate. 

Jan 20

How to Think: A Book Review by Michael Abraham

Thinking is hard work, and Jacobs is a proven guide to help us learn. Give your time, energy, and vulnerability to becoming a better thinker. It will take conscious effort and a settled conviction, but it’s worth it.

Jan 19

Episode 153: FTC Mailbag by Jared C. Wilson and Nathan Rose

This episode of the FTC Podcast is the latest installment in the FTC Mailbag feature. Jared Wilson and Nathan Rose answer listener-submitted questions on pastoring congregants who want to leave, what to do when your pastor is preaching self-help sermons, solid student ministry, pastors pursuing PhD’s, sustaining long-distance ministry friendships, and the Muppets.

Jan 19

The Salt of the Earth by H.B. Charles Jr.

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. – Matthew 5:13 Salt gets bad press. It is tied to hypertension, obesity, heart disease, and other ailments. The […]

Jan 19

The Unrepenting Repenter by Jim Elliff

The believer in Christ is a lifelong repenter.  He begins with repentance and continues in repentance. (Rom. 8:12-13). David sinned giant sins but fell without a stone at the mere finger of the prophet because he was a repenter at heart (2 Sam. 12:7-13). Peter denied Christ three times but suffered three times the remorse […]

Jan 18

Never Underestimate the Value of Ordinary, Brief, Christian Conversations by Caleb Greggsen

The Lord uses more than the scheduled events, the carefully planned sessions, and the lovingly crafted sermons. He’s also ordained ordinary Christian speech as a means to maturity in Christ.

Jan 18

Paul Chitwood on Helpful Questions to Ask Someone Desiring to Go Overseas by Paul Chitwood

Series: Conversations asks Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board, “What are some helpful questions to ask if someone is sensing a call to go overseas?”

Jan 17

Links For the Church (1/17) by Staff

This week’s links include resources on disheartened serving, hard times, comparison, messy relationships, and how to know who you’re preaching to.