Resources by Darin Smith

Darin Smith is the senior pastor of Tower View Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He has a B.A. in Communication from William Jewell College, a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Divinity in Puritan Studies from The North American Reformed Seminary. Darin is the author of The Daily Message Devotional: 365 Devotions to Bring You Closer to Christ and has been published and featured since 1999 on numerous Christian websites, blogs, and podcasts. He is married to Natalie, and they have two children.

Aug 25, 2016

The Sufficiency of Scripture & Practical Bible Doctrine by Darin Smith

What we believe about the authority and sufficiency of Scripture is important. Either the Bible is right or it is wrong; it is either an ordinary book or a divinely-inspired text.

Jun 19, 2019

Sleep Well for God is Awake by Darin Smith

Seven theological and practical reminders to help you sleep like someone whose God is actually alive.

Nov 16, 2016

Power of the Gospel by Darin Smith

Where is the power of the church today?

Jan 16, 2016

How Great is Your God? by Darin Smith

When we consider the height and transcendence of God, the questions that present themselves are: Can we even know this God?  Can He desire to know us? 

Aug 8, 2017

God's Plan for Marriage and How Culture Has Missed the Mark by Darin Smith

Husbands and wives, do you feel like failures in marriage? The Gospel is for failures like us - man and woman alike.

Aug 5, 2016

Do I Really Have to Pray for Politicians I Oppose? by Darin Smith

 If we want our prayers to do the most good for the largest number of people, we must include those in our prayers whose decisions create the circumstances in which the purposes of the Gospel prosper.

Nov 22, 2015

7 Reasons to Give Generously by Darin Smith

Money is part of our discipleship.  How baptized are our pocketbooks?

Jan 28, 2016

7 Markers of Real Christian Ministry by Darin Smith

We see what real Christian ministry should look like in 2 Corinthians 2:12-5:10.

May 20, 2016

6 Prayers of a Spiritual Fire-Caretaker by Darin Smith

You must become one of the fire-caretaker if you want to stay warm with God.

Sep 14, 2017

6 Marks of Gospel-Centered Unity by Darin Smith

Gospel-centered unity acknowledges that the church belongs to God, not men, and reflects the churches submission to God’s authority.

Oct 18, 2015

5 Reasons to Join a Local Church by Darin Smith

I’ve got a personal relationship with Jesus. I spend daily, personal, and private time with the triune God in prayer, petition, study, worship, confession, etc. So why do I need to join a local church?

Aug 10, 2015

5 Lessons I've Re-Learned About Prayer by Darin Smith

You and I can no more attempt to live this thing called the Christian life without prayer than we can live each second and day without breath. And yet the weakest prayers yield the most grace.

Oct 26, 2016

5 Building Blocks of Forgiveness

A Reflection on Philemon 1:1-7

Unforgiveness is not an obedience issue—it's a belief issue.

Dec 2, 2015

4 Unpopular Ways Your Church May Grow by Darin Smith

The first Christians made their choices and priorities, and we are making ours.

Dec 21, 2015

4 Reasons Why Getting Conversion Right is Important by Darin Smith

Our greatest need before conversion is the Gospel. Our greatest need after conversion is the Gospel.

Nov 14, 2015

4 Gospel-Shaped Praises of Thanks to God by Darin Smith

What should you put on that master list for life? Only one thing is necessary: to praise God for who He is and for what he has done for us in Christ.

Aug 2, 2018

3 Ways to Help Revitalize a Church by Darin Smith

Three thoughts on leading gospel-enriched change in any local church.

Sep 1, 2017

3 Characteristics of the Church by Darin Smith

Are you helping your church grow in holiness, unity, and love by your cherishing of the entire Body, instead of your individual preferences?