The gospel is itself a feast.
Numbers 13-14 in story form.
Our God sees ahead, and because of that, we can live in the present. Our God provides.
"I thank you God that I'm not like those religious people."
Our business is neither to ask nor answer foolish questions, but to avoid them altogether.
Rejoice in such a way that the world takes notice and stands in admiration of and experiences longing for the joy your possess.
I have a sneaking suspicion that people like this, the ones that serve quietly and without fanfare, but with great faithfulness, are the true heroes in the kingdom of heaven.
The church flourishing in spite of persecution is not the stuff of American church culture; it's the stuff of the New Testatment and we should not be surprised by it.
Walking in the light may sting a little, but it is far preferable to life in the dark. And on top of that, it is the only way to healing.
The reason that the doctrine of glorification matters is that this doctrine forms the foundation of the comfort, peace, and hope that God gives us to continue living in this difficult place.
Faith untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith.
Take heart, we have a God on the throne who sends us rain from dark rain clouds to make us grow.
If we are going to weep with those who weep, it means we have to make the intentional effort to involve ourselves deeply with those who weep.
God gives us these moments of beauty-noticing—slowing down and unplugging from a digital, deadline world—to wake us up to the mystery and the beauty inherent in all of life.
The book of Psalms shows us not only how to do to right theology, but also how good theology should lead us to worship and right living before the Lord.
Calling Peter a "rock" is like when we nickname a fat guy "Slim."
We shine forth God's characteristics to the world.
High thoughts of Christ will enable us to act consistently with our relations towards him and increase our love.
The type of love we have in the gospel is total acceptance in light of full disclosure.
The gospel is a message to every discontented heart that says the pathway to contentment is open to all who would come to Jesus in faith.
If we aren’t extremely careful, we can forget that when we discard God’s definition of success, we endanger ourselves and our people.
Often, arguments against the biblical sexual ethic are based on a very poor grasp of Scripture and a shoddy handling of the texts in question.
How dare we question the faithfulness, the grace, the mercy, and the love of God because he has not orchestrated circumstances to attend to our every desire?
To a great extent in spiritual things we get what we expect of the Lord.
When we hold the good news of Jesus Christ in our hands, we should never bore someone with our words.
Were it not for God, we would be falling from grace every waking second.
There is a unique power behind the gospel when it comes from the lips of my love.
Surely the generosity of the promise will at once break your heart, and you will return, and seek your injured Father's face.
He who lives in light of the five solas will experience a more fulfilled and fruitful Christian life.
Singing truths about your Lord Jesus Christ puts you in a vulnerable position.
A simple word from the Lord this morning has penetrated the depths of my heart: Pride will kill me.
What’s it like to hear the whole world sing your praise? Only God knows. But be awed by the fact that He does.
It is good to remember what the cross accomplishes.
Believers, persistence is not just for the secular leadership books, nor is it for the men and women with pressed suits and shiny shoes.
But what will his second advent be? What sinner can endure to think of it?
To be truly known one must cultivate the immediate family within a local church
The gospel is greater than our inability. Grace covers our shortcomings. Jesus achieved for the underachievers.
In every area of life that faithfulness really matters to us Jesus is our greatest example.
Jesus did not die so you could be cool. Jesus died so you could escape the torments of hell and sing his praises in the new heavens and new earth for all eternity.
This is the remedy for discouragement in ministry. Looking beyond the rubble and remembering the Lord who is great and awesome!
But with Christ we can do all things.
Jesus Christ turns back the timetable to bring life to the dying.
Come to Him - especially if you don’t feel joyful - and ask for joy from the Healer, the Care-giver, and the only One who can turn your sorrow into joy.
God has spoken in understandable ways about the end times to give us hope and joy.
Although we know the destination and the way, the Lord often inserts trials that seemingly get us off track.
Are we embracing sins because we have established ourselves as having supreme authority over all?
Grace in all its forms he freely renders to his people.
When we are with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, we get a small taste of what it is like to be home.
Making yourself the hero all the time is like playing dress-up.
The most incredible thing you could ever see is just around the corner.