How do you adorn the gospel with creative elements in worship without hindering it?
Can we settle for a God who is less than a perfect being? We cannot. To do so is to rob God of his infinite nature and unbounded perfection.
We’re not always wise enough to know which way of dispensing the benefits of the atonement is best.
Jesus invites all of us to come to Him just as we are. But that means we come to Him just as He is: Lord.
On this episode of the For The Church Podcast, Jared Wilson talks with author Kristen Wetherell about her new book Fight Your Fears and how the gospel helps us in the daily battle to stand firm.
In a world erupting with grief, fear, and wrath, sometimes prayerful silence is the best revolution.
We are called to minister grace and truth. We need to shepherd pilgrims on their way to the New Jerusalem. How can we do this well in the next 10 years?
For the follower of Christ, our understanding of “home” and the decisions we make based on that understanding are crucial and complex.
This is an essential qualification for admission into God’s school: you must recognize you have a lot to learn.
It is not “virtue” for the children of God to speak only of their past failures.
Philip Melanchthon’s life, gifts, writings, and relationships provide a worthy example for modern-day ministers who find themselves “in the shadows” of the ministry of another.
It's not the strength of the faith that saves, but the strength of the Savior.
How will God’s people receive a new heart—a heart that is made ready to obey God?
The funny thing about being in unfamiliar territory is that sometimes the directions don’t make sense until you can look back and see where you were.
The exchange between Jesus and Mary at Cana takes us right into the substance of the gospel.
Monday. What to do with these Mondays of ours?
In a world of various pains, fleeting pleasures, and endless vanities, the human heart longs for lasting beauty.
There are two paths for people to take in the midst of trials. They can take the path of self-reliance or the path of trusting in God.
There are many tasks to accomplish and there are many resources out there to accomplish them, but the most important task is to set your heart unto the Lord in this time.
FTC.co asks Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Seminary and Spurgeon College, "What encourages you about the rising generation of pastors and students today?"
This is the path that looks like insanity to the world. Bearing the sins of one another in daily life, and even if we cannot maintain a relationship any longer, still loving and forgiving those who hurt us.
It’s leaning on the finished work of Christ that finally undoes our desires for fulfillment apart from him.
The Author of the Bible intended to write this Book in order to be known and loved.
Why would you and I do that? Why would we turn the cheek this way, go two miles with the guy demanding one?
Unlike my mothering, God’s faithfulness is holy and perfect.
Something has been done for you that you could not do for yourself through his dying and rising again on your behalf.
The sins and evils here, the mysterious woods—I know this all must end with His glory and finally serve it.
The church as a bride isn’t just a random, pleasant metaphor in Scripture. It’s of profound theological importance.
Slower mornings allow us to linger around the table, open the Bible, and explore the scriptures as a family.
Easter has become the ultimate game-changer for the human experience.
When your sin puts you in the depths of despair, and you have no way out on your own, there is a God above who rules and reigns and forgives and saves.
Sometimes we’re infatuated with this life—our homes, cars, entertainment. A pandemic can fracture that.
God is my refuge on one hand, and the darkness is my companion on the other.
The Old Testament encourages an unusually bold witness in evangelism in many ways.
One of the most well-known truths in Matthew is that he describes it as the “kingdom of heaven” rather than kingdom of God.
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.