What does the prayer we say to God say to us about times of trouble?
The safest place for our faith while hurting is in the hands of our faithful Creator.
Now more than ever, the church needs models of faithfulness.
The world desperately needs faithful leaders that steadily live the gospel out before a watching world.
What may seem like a setback or a delay is actually His perfecting preparation.
By connecting lament with our theology, we change how we define steadfastness in trial.
Do we only recognize that this virus has taken comfort from us? Or do we also look to Jesus and see that He has given us a great gift?
All alone with our selves, being babysat by our anxieties, we might see just how helpless and frail we really are. And we might see just how loved.
When a friend is caught in addiction or destructive behavior, the loving thing to do is to help them out of it through intervention.
Our hope awaits an eternal consummation, but we minister with buoyancy and confidence even now.
What if God used this time to bond us closer together than ever in his Spirit, the true foundation of our unity?
Someday, Jesus the Redeemer will return to redeem everything. Fully. Completely. Eternally.
I treat God like a teenager does a parent, recognizing his presence but longing for him to leave me alone, for crying out loud.
Know that when you love your wife like Jesus loves her, the foundation of your marriage is strengthened, Satan is defeated again, and Christ is lifted up for more to see.
Paul is asking us to push the boundaries of our hearts when we pray.
It is hardly God’s great purpose to make you feel like you’re something special.
For evangelicals, the enduring relevance of Patrick of Ireland lies in a sacrificial heart motivated by the Great Commission and burdened for the lost.
The gospel helps us see that our lives are not about us.
We tend to think that only the most perceivably gifted people are the ones who pleasingly serve God.
FTC.co asks Jared C. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College and Author in Residence at MBTS, "How should we think about the sins of our heroes from church history?"
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.
Jesus was most concerned about the toll their ministry efforts had on them.
How is grace different from permissiveness?
When his dog was suffering a particularly noisome barking fit, Martin supposedly preached this gospel implication to him, exhorting the pooch this way: “Never mind, little Hans . . . Thou too, in the Resurrection, shalt have a little golden tail.”
Peter’s darkest episode exposed his prideful heart, but it also led him to the humblest of repentance.
I deceived myself and thought I had the right to question God, to turn my back and scoff at Him, the Creator of everything.
God is not calling perfect people to be His ambassadors in this world.
The first thing to know is that your father isn’t like us.
It is not as if God looked through time, saw you would be an asset to the organization and so chose you.
He still loves to forgive, redeem, restore, and transform.
Within me is the longing for beauty, and the repulsion of non-beauty. I am convinced that I have the normal longings of all of us. We are made for beauty.
Jesus knew the Bible, and he used David's words to foretell the kind of battle he came to fight and the kind of victory he came to win.
Because God put Jesus away on the cross, he will never put us away.
Jude’s letter is emphatic that Jesus Christ is our only Savior, a teaching all the more pronounced through Jude’s litany of the sorrowfully condemned.
FTC.co asks Trillia Newbell, Director of Community Outreach for the ERLC, "What does the gospel say about body image?"
These are just three symptoms of my ailment. I have to stay aware of them, because when I am not consciously and intentionally directing my gaze to the glory of Christ, I can very easily get swept up in the winds of political discourse.
FTC.co asks Michael Kelley, Director of Discipleship at Lifeway Christian Resources, "Why don't more Christians pray for their daily bread?"
The road to apostasy is paved with indifference to the glory of Christ.
How would you live if you realized that nothing you fear could ever have the last word in your life?
Not knowing your spouse, never doing anything together, reading Bavinck by candlelight while she cleans up the kitchen, and feeling like her roommate is bad.
Envy is a feeling of bitterness that God has given something good to somebody else.
These were ordinary women. Much like us, they probably didn’t feel like they had particularly extraordinary lives.
A poem in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
We should see orthodoxy as beautiful because it is bigger than us. It came before us and will be there after we’re gone.
Tell me that God’s love doesn’t demand the willingness to lose everything and, in fact, does take quite a lot.
The testimony of the Bible from beginning to end says that laziness is wicked. But we don’t often look at it that way.
Left without a challenger, pride makes us into self-exalters who forget that we are here to magnify God and not ourselves.
FTC.co asks Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Seminary and Spurgeon College, "Why should pastors consider reading biographies?"
He doesn’t need our help. And he doesn’t need our permission.
These were not token women. They were essential participants in the fulfillment of God’s promises to Abraham and David.