Blog Entries on Christian Life

May 6, 2015

When We Don't Respond Like Jesus by Jeremy Rose

Too many of us look for the out so we can step away from the need, rather than looking for any way in to show the tenderness of Jesus and the love of God.

Apr 19, 2019

When Trials Become Joy by Kath Thomas

Despite my despair and self-pity when trials come my way, He lovingly draws me to Himself and reminds me there is so much more.

May 11, 2015

When To Stop Chasing Your Dream by Michael Kelley

Coming face to face with the reality that maybe it’s actually not going to happen for you.

Apr 24, 2015

When the Truth of God Enters a Soul by Staff

"If any Christians are in earnest and full of love to God and man, they are those who know what Grace has done for them."

Sep 27, 2018

When the Spirit Comes Down by David McLemore

When God gets involved, it doesn’t mean everything will be safe. It just means everything will matter.

Apr 4, 2016

When There is No Good News by David McLemore

The person who is always partying knows not the reality of this broken world.

Apr 9, 2018

When the Real You Suddenly Shows Up

Biblical Thoughts on Moral Failure

The problem and the promise for those who fail morally is that Jesus will only deal with us on the playing field of reality.

Aug 8, 2019

When the Perfect Comes by Thor Madsen

When the perfect comes, the partial, half-measures of today will pass away, and no one will miss them.​

Feb 1, 2018

When the Money Runs Out

Lessons from John Stam on God's Provision

Six lessons missionary John Stam learned while trusting God provide for all his needs.

Jun 5, 2019

When Self-Preservation Becomes Our God by Benjamin Vrbicek

The problem is when self-preservation becomes an ultimate thing, when safety becomes a god. 

May 19, 2015

When Self-Awareness Matures Into Self-Forgetfulness by Michael Kelley

By God’s grace, hopefully we are moving in the direction where we know ourselves more and yet think of ourselves less.

Oct 16, 2016

When People Let You Down by Charles Spurgeon

There are times in our spiritual experience when human counsel or sympathy, or religious ordinances, fail to comfort or help us. Why does our gracious God permit this?

Feb 12

When Intimacy With God Is Absent by Scott Sauls

Because God put Jesus away on the cross, he will never put us away.

Feb 23, 2018

When I Am Afraid In The Airport by Steve Burchett

Our brothers and sisters in Christ are God’s gifts to steady us, to laugh with us, to remind us of the mission we are on together for Christ’s fame.

May 20, 2016

When Honor Becomes Toxic by Dave Harvey

We all fall prey to stalking honor. But is there a bright side?

Jul 6, 2015

When Gospel Motivation is Gone by Logan Gentry

While it would be nice for all of us to get a sabbatical to sort through everything, we all still have responsibilities, jobs, families, and friends that we can’t block out for an extended season until we are motivated by the gospel again. In these things, we must learn dependence in our weakness and watch the truth of scripture come to real life around us.

Jul 19, 2019

When God Swallows Your Sin by David McLemore

Jesus went willingly into the weakness of flesh, to make himself like us so he could save us.

Mar 22, 2017

When God Gives You "X" But You Asked For "Y" by Sean Nolan

God exposed my misplaced allegiance by closing doors that, if opened, would’ve led down a path of continual self-destruction and false worship.

Sep 20, 2016

When God Feels Far Away by Kristen Wetherell

Truths about God far transcend our fleeting emotions and distressing circumstances. So we choose to rehearse these truths when God seems far away, to praise Him even when we cannot feel Him.

Feb 15, 2019

When Fighting Anxiety Seems Unbearable by Jonathan Hayashi

He may not change your circumstances, but he will give peace in the midst of hardship as he promised.

Feb 21, 2016

When Faith Produces Fear by Charles Spurgeon

Those who have faith in God should show it by a holy fear.

Oct 3, 2019

When Failure Leads to Worship by David McLemore

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.

Aug 14, 2018

When Christ's Call is Urgent by David McLemore

The best news of all is that Christ fighting for us. In fact, he already fought for us. And he won.

Feb 28

When Christians Fail by David Prince

Peter’s darkest episode exposed his prideful heart, but it also led him to the humblest of repentance.

Nov 15, 2018

When a Father Wound Defines You by Scott Sauls

When you’ve wrestled with God and prevailed with a blessing, it has a way of breaking the spell of insecurity and fear.

Nov 19, 2017

What to Do with Dumb Questions by Charles Spurgeon

Our business is neither to ask nor answer foolish questions, but to avoid them altogether.

Sep 5, 2017

What To Do When You're Stuck in Doubt by Michael Kelley

Don’t stop showing up, Christian. In fact, if you are doubting today, it’s the best time to show up again.

Dec 5, 2017

What Should We Believe? by David McLemore

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.

Mar 16, 2016

What Only God Can Do by David McLemore

The work of the Lord through his church has never looked like a well-oiled machine.

Oct 11, 2018

What "One Another" Means For Our Mission by Jared Musgrove

The ministry of love outside of Sunday morning gatherings creates the credibility that not only arrests, but keeps the attention of those inside the church and outside it.

Jul 6, 2016

What Kind of Problem Is It? by Luke Holmes

We would never seek spiritual solutions to physical problems.  So why do seek physical answers to spiritual problems?

Nov 7, 2019

What Kind of Older Man Will I Be? by Steve Burchett

I’ve been told that becoming an older man guarantees more aches and pains. I hope it also means more hopeful discipling, and more earnest prayer. May the Lord help me.

Oct 27, 2016

What Job's Friends Did Right by Zach Barnhart

Despite the harsh criticism often given of them, Job's friends show us how to demonstrate the power of the gospel in our listening.

Nov 29, 2018

What It Means to Love Christ by Jim Elliff

You cannot love Christ as an attachment to life, either in an intentional part-time way or a part-hearted way.

Oct 9, 2019

What It Means to Be a Christian by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The essence of Christianity is the believer’s union with Christ. 

Jul 15, 2015

What Is The Good Life? by Darrin Patrick

No so-called "expert," when surveyed, associated the good life with being poor, mournful, and meek. But if you asked Jesus that very same question, that’s where he’d start.

Jul 10, 2019

What Happy People Do Differently by Katie McCoy

Living in the present, with a forgiven past, and secured future, will definitely lead to a happier life.

Jul 17, 2018

What God Says is Better by Cale Fauver

Beloved, you have a Wonderful Counselor. Heed his instruction about what is better.

Dec 8, 2015

What God Celebrates In Us by Christine Hoover

God asks for our faithfulness, but we don't get to choose the shape our faithfulness takes. 

Jul 8, 2015

What Do You Need to Offload? by Staff

If you are a Christian, but bored, maybe you need to lose something

Feb 10, 2016

What Do You Do in Weakness? by David McLemore

What do you do when life feels like this? When weakness is the air you breathe?

Apr 24, 2015

What Do You Do?

Vocation as Mission

What we do helps define who we are. As Christians, we must view our vocations as opportunities for worship and witness in the world. We must “work heartily, as for the Lord.”

Sep 29, 2017

What Do Those Who Practice Legalism Fail to Recognize? by Casey Lewis

We are to see the good things we have not as hindrances to salvation or growth in Christ but as gifts God has given us.

Jun 29, 2016

What Does It Mean to Give Grace to One Another? by Christine Hoover

Grace primarily means that we see one another as new creations in Christ, and we recognize the grace we received at salvation is continuing its work as a change agent in our lives.

Sep 1, 2017

What Does It Mean To Be The Apple Of God's Eye? by Erik Raymond

We are children of God adopted and cherished in Jesus Christ. 

Jan 6

What a Zombie Ant and Sin Have in Common by Andrea Burke

Sin doesn’t make you more real. Sin makes you more dead.

Aug 28, 2019

What A Bloomless Tree Taught Me about Trusting God by Katie McCoy

We may not always understand why the Father prunes the way He does.

Feb 11, 2016

We Were Made to Marvel by Erik Raymond

We were created to have our hearts drawn after beauty through our senses.

May 11, 2015

We Wait For Jesus; Jesus Waits For Us by Garrett Kell

After we take our places, we wait for the bride to make her entrance. As the congregation stands and the doors open, I look at the bride—but then I always take a peek at the groom.