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.
A banquet of Christ awaits us. Let’s not starve, but enjoy the feast!
The Bible is preoccupied with the Messiah and we must be as well.
We take the things that are good for the Christian life, some of which God even requires of us, and give them unhealthy focus.
If salvation is by faith alone, then every person we come in contact with is within a single moment of faith of being made a child of God.
Whatever else we do as Christian leaders must stem from seeing Jesus first.
Death and dying are never easy, but both in physical death and spiritual death we have the hope of God’s promises to come.
We have been cleansed once for all, but our feet still need to be washed from the defilement of our daily walk as children of God.
He died to live, and to live so that other dead people could come alive.
God himself is the true fountain from which we find all wisdom.
Sometimes God answers age-old questions while engaging in magnificent acts, the purpose for which is anything but answering said questions.
The reason your scarlet sins can be made white as snow is because Jesus' scarlet blood covers them.
Three tactical steps to do battle against this pernicious sin.
O quicken us that we may return to our first love, and do our first works!
When our plans go awry it can be easy to spiral into complaining and self-pity.
Because the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, we must not waste our lives.
Your feeble efforts can add nothing to the finished work of Christ. When Jesus cried “It is finished!” he meant it.
This is joy uplifts all that I do so that I can now find joy in the most mundane task or everyday circumstance.
What we need is a trust in God that can endure seasons of discomfort by denying ourselves.
If Christ hasn’t experienced the bitter taste of sin, how does he know the sweetness he must apply?
When I’m fearful of a broken and hostile world, the presence of a King who dwells among His people emboldens my faltering hopes.
Does not this make thee love Jesus?
We must realize that a proper appreciation of one’s guilt before God is a gift that can lead us to the truth, and without which we are lost.
Six lessons missionary John Stam learned while trusting God provide for all his needs.
How can I know God is pleased with me? The crushing answer: be perfect. The good news: Jesus has given the answer for us.
Missionaries feel their inadequacies daily and need reminded that the Lord they serve is omnipotent.
We must not become earth-rich and God-poor.
In God's sight, you are "complete in him."
It is not enough just to be spiritually needy; we must recognize it, also.
The ones we stand in the midst of on a Sunday morning are the flesh and blood set around us as a perpetual help in remembering the flesh torn and the blood shed for us.
You must expect to feel weakest when you are enjoying your greatest triumph.
You are not who you were and, therefore, you don’t belong where you used to. You are different, so walk that way.
The only way God could speak a word of welcoming mercy to sinners like me and you is to speak a word of judgment to Christ in our place.
We will experience Jesus for all eternity. Praise God! But even if we only experienced him for a day, we would be fully satisfied.
However great the trouble I’ve been through in the past, I know God will compensate me much more greatly in the future, which gives me tremendous joy in the present.
Our extremities are the Lord's opportunities.
In his self-sacrifice, Jesus shows us the greatest expression of great love by laying down not only his life, but his reputation also.
The more I dig into the Word, the more I see with glaring clarity that the Bible is like a collection of big neon signs pointing to the cross.
The truly humble person will take the low position and will not be shocked, dismayed, or depressed if he stays there.
"Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war?" Yes. We do.
Where we may run amok is forgetting that our confession and receiving of forgiveness should be effecting something significant in us.
He professes to live for Christ; how can he live for another object without committing a spiritual adultery?
The irony of growing on our faith is that we have to be childlike to mature.
To be in the covenant of grace is to be secure in the love of God; it is to be tied to Christ - unchanging, unfading, never failing.
I was the kid who always kept his nose clean, had his act together, and tried to do the right thing. Why wasn’t I prospering?
I have a God who cares about me, and who loves me enough to orchestrate everything so that my soul is fed the right thing for the day I need it.
A grace that turns inward is no grace at all.
O be wise, be wise in time, and ere another year begins, believe in Jesus, who is able to save to the uttermost.
Why in the world would we tell the One who owns the place that He’s welcome there?
God has a perfect track record of caring for his in-between people and carrying them to the finish line.