If I fail to behold the glory of the dawn, how much more have do I fail to behold the glory of the Son?
The wisdom of God is more than just right thinking; it’s the glories of his righteousness and the wonders of his love.
The wicked are "living the dream."
We need a category for revival in all of our churches. Without it, we may miss out on the great blessing that God offers. Without it, we may spend our lives toiling for the wrong things, and we may shortchange the future generations.
In the Christian gospel, we have not only a God who answers our questions, but also a God who enters our pain. The fact that Jesus entered our world to live as a man of sorrows proves he’s trustworthy.
We can have meaningful church membership because what Jesus died for, he will also give life to. Jesus died for the church. He will give life to it.
Approval flows from heaven and floods this earth in Christ. Let’s advance the tide in our day.
When we refuse to listen to all of God’s word and substitute other, more palatable messages in its place, we set ourselves on a path to sin big-time.
To read the Bible is a risky thing. We cannot read it, put it down, and claim ignorance.
When God gets involved, it doesn’t mean everything will be safe. It just means everything will matter.
The person who is always partying knows not the reality of this broken world.
Jesus has the authority to fix everything in the deepest part of your being and no one can stop him.
When we don’t feel productive, the work we should look to and be comforted by is the work done by Jesus.
Jesus went willingly into the weakness of flesh, to make himself like us so he could save us.
The abundance of God comes in part in this life, but in fullness only later.
Yes, we fail, but God is good and worthy to be worshiped. He accepts us by the blood of Christ. We can draw near to him right now.
The best news of all is that Christ fighting for us. In fact, he already fought for us. And he won.
It’s not that God doesn’t want good things for us; he certainly does. But what God defines as good is himself. Everything else just gets in the way.
The work of the Lord through his church has never looked like a well-oiled machine.
What do you do when life feels like this? When weakness is the air you breathe?
Life defines the Christian experience.
What if we all opened our heart to the kindness of Jesus Christ? Maybe he could transform your city into a modern-day Geneva.
He took on skin to veil his radiance and live the life we should have lived to die the death we don’t want to die and save us from our sins.
He entered human flesh to show us that he is better in every situation, at every turning point, in every crisis.
We need the Holy Spirit to awaken us to God and to real freedom—the freedom found in God himself.
David’s sin didn’t start with Bathsheba in his bed; it started with Bathsheba in his mind.
Christ upholds all things such that not one molecule fails to do it’s appointed task. Not one ant goes off course. Not one leaf withers and falls out of place. He upholds all things well.
Jesus is not the poster boy for old-time religion. He’s not the Bible Belt co-pilot. He’s not the post-modern homeboy. Jesus is the covenant-making God filling up the old in himself and pouring out the newness we long for.
Here’s Christ’s kingdom offer: all our striving and trying for all his finished and accomplished.
Are you sick enough for the Good Doctor, Jesus? If so, rejoice! The kingdom of God is at hand, and it’s coming for you!
Jesus doesn’t lord his inheritance over you. He serves you with it, giving you a portion along with him.
What God has filled up in the gospel, let no man empty with the law.
Believe this and you will have the key to what upholds the universe.
At the end of it all, he makes his final offer: all of your sin and unloveliness for all my kingdom of righteousness and unending, unyielding, unashamed, outrageously faithful love. Does that sound good?
Four things we enjoy as receipients of God's grace to us through Christ.
Humility comes between Pride and Vanity and breaks the bond between the two.
We need strong words from one another because the glory of Jesus is too wonderful to miss out on.
You are not at your workplace by accident but by divine providence.
He came to serve, but he is not a butler; He’s the Lord God Almighty who is in the heavens and does whatever he pleases.
Your sin can’t kick you out of God’s love because your righteousness never put you in it.
We’re all looking for a place where the Father comes running, wraps his arms around us with a tearful smile, and throws a party. We’re all looking for home.
A fictitious first-person narrative imagining what it was like for the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Whatever else we do as Christian leaders must stem from seeing Jesus first.
If Christ hasn’t experienced the bitter taste of sin, how does he know the sweetness he must apply?
I can’t reroute my kids' sins to me. I can’t undo the pain they’ve already felt. I can’t remove the stain with which they were born. But Jesus can.
For many, “joy” and “reading plan” don’t jive. How many of us have set out January 1 with Genesis 1 only to fail somewhere around Leviticus 10?
What we say to new people (and how we say it) will either give credence to our message about Jesus or take it away.
Real friends are candid and give counsel, but their love keeps it from being reckless. Real friends are careful with one another. They don’t want to push you away; they want to bring you nearer to themselves and to Jesus.
Trust that your pastor is following Jesus closely enough that you can trust him.
Is there a certain test - designed by you, administered by you, and graded by you - that one must pass to be included in God’s kingdom?