A ministry sabbatical is not a glorified vacation, but a time for spiritual reflection, renewal, training, or contribution.
All men face similar sexual temptations, but the Christian man is to think actual thoughts—clear, articulate, intentional thoughts. The Christian man doesn't just feel things in his mind; he says things to his mind.
After months of feeling like my role in our church was nothing more than drudgery, this little book destroyed what had been dragging me down: a wish-dream.
Hellfire and brimstone preaching will not suffice, but neither will a mushy Christianity.
If you want to have your breath taken away by grace, wonder the New Testament in search for what happens to wicked men and women who are “in, with, through, and by” Christ.
Salvation by Christ's work is a gift of grace received through faith. This salvation is total (Romans 8:30) and we see its totality in John 6.
You know the feeling. It’s the one when you find yourself surrounded by people who work more interesting jobs, take more interesting vacations, and live generally more interesting lives. Suddenly, you find yourself shrinking into yourself, very conscious of your normality in light of what’s surrounding you.
To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.
God cares for His people from beginning to end, throughout all circumstances. We do not rely on an unsympathetic God, or one who is distant or emotionally uninvolved.
Is it possible to be at the same time repentant and also to boldly ask for relief from sin’s consequences? Or does God’s grace for our sin stop only at the point of forgiveness? Are we on our own after that?