A ministry position in a local church is not the only possible work you can do to the glory of God.
Yarnell is able to paint a picture of the Holy Spirit with many shades and hues, with colors drawn from a spectrum of biblical genres located at various points within redemptive history.
The only kind of soil in which church discipline can properly grow is communal love.
There is no chapter in this book that does not look to Christ as the ultimate fulfillment of the Ten Commandments.
There is a right kind of worship war, a kind that every Christian -- and particularly, those who are leaders in the church -- should be engaging in on a daily basis.
Could you imagine how hopeless of a doctrine union with Christ would be if he remained in the tomb?
Theological study, communion with God, and godly living comprehend one another.
We couldn’t reach up on the top shelf to get God, so God places himself on the bottom shelf—right within our reach—in the person of Jesus Christ, the carpenter from Nazareth.
If Luther was right that "all of life is repentance," then a non-repenter is a non-believer.
This may come as news to you, and if so, I am sorry that it has taken this long for someone to tell you, but you are not the center of the universe.
The pastor is saved by the same gospel message he proclaims to his flock, but the nature of his calling invites a stricter judgement.
Many single Christian men in our churches bemoan the fact that they desire to be married, but can’t seem to find a wife. Perhaps the problem is that their “market” is too narrowly defined.
Central to our gospel presentation is the solution to the problem of sin, and if this sin is central to our hearer’s identity, we haven’t actually presented the gospel until we’ve brought it to bear rigt there.
What if I go there to show the love of Jesus; to show some grace? After all, didn’t Jesus hang out with sinners?
If you are not content with a Christianity characterized by minimal devotion to God, Nehemiah is your book.
God will vindicate his holiness by pouring out wrath on the injustice that disregards it.
When we are focusing on the grandeur of God’s actual glory, we are freed from superficial stimulation of our emotions. This is actually how we safeguard authenticity in our worship.
God shows his love for us not by affirming our brokenness, but by receiving us while still in such a state, and then slapping an expiration date on it.
It’s entirely possible to be absolutely unwavering on convictional truth matters and still give people the expectation to receive love and compassion from you.
True wisdom—biblical wisdom—is not limited to the intellect.
The impulse that says, "Men should not be there," should be laid to rest. Abortion is a problem for men.
God wants us to experience our messy community when we come together in worship. He is honored by it.
It is amazing to me that my helplessness before God mirrors the helpless of my two week-old son.
His standards are the robes of Christ’s righteousness—they literally cannot be higher.
All the “humble brags” on social media have a green shade if you look closely enough.
We will be crushed under the weight of ministry if we forget that Christ's church is Christ's.
You can try as hard as you may, clawing at the mud and gravel and tree roots with a free hand—as long as the other hand clutches onto that sin, the ditch is your home.
Contextualization, at its best, is simply faithful communication. At its worst, contextualization is the Christian’s code word for “I can do whatever I want.”