How can I continue to trust him if my faith is so weak in the first place?
It's not the strength of the faith that saves, but the strength of the Savior.
Would to God, that we might feel his presence this day and every day.
Limits are gifts that help us remember that our greatest gift is a God who is limitless.
A renewed focus on attentive, undistracted and reverent prayer will greatly help us keep our balance and stay in the saddle.
Why is marriage such a vital crucible for discipleship?
As awkward and abrasive as it might sound to my son’s little ears, I will continue to tell him that I love Jesus more.
Has Jesus become our mascot, our projection? When you look at him, what do you see?
You will find it a holy exercise to read some psalm of David, and, as you meditate upon each verse, to ask yourself, "Can I say this? Have I felt as David felt?"
Though our redemption is instant, our sanctification is a slow and steady process over our entire lifetime. There is no express lane available on this road.
When we add something to the gospel, we are really subtracting from it.
The wicked are "living the dream."
Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love.
We all, at some point, are overwhelmed with burdens that are too heavy for us each to carry alone. Sometimes God acts in our lives without using others to meet our needs, but His normal mode of operation is to use wise believers in the Body of Christ—His church— to help us understand, grow, and grieve.
At its best, my desire to be clever is a blessing given by a creator God who made me in his image. We long to create as a reflection of the image of God that was put in us. But at its worst, my longings for originality show a heart that says, “Did God really say?”
He hated wickedness, so much that he bled to wound it to the heart; he died that it might die; he was buried that he might bury it in his tomb; and he rose that he might forever trample it beneath his feet.
We should be more like the Father who responds to problems with parties.
Throughout history, God has been at work in and through those He chooses to use greatly. In the book of Joshua, the mighty works God performs are but a shadow of a greater Reality yet to come.
The grace of God in Jesus Christ meets all of our needs and satisfies our deepest desires.
Oh, think not, believer, that your sorrows are out of God's plan; they are necessary parts of it.
Jesus is supremely radiant.
Faith does not produce this fruit by-and-by, but now.
A mother's thoughts on miscarriage, God's grace, and a tribute to tiny lives.
Lean into the means of grace that you may lean on Jesus himself.
I am nothing without Christ’s righteousness.
Comparison makes it difficult to truly rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. The gospel renews our minds and frees us up to truly love one another.
What if CNN or Fox News broke a story with the headline, “ISIS Leaders Becomes a Follower of Jesus and Ends Terrorist Activity”? Would we be shocked? Would we doubt the headline?
Years are short to the happy and healthy; but thirty-eight years of disease must have dragged a very weary length along the life of the poor impotent man.
There is no spot that the blood of Christ is unable to cover.
Have Christians oversold the position of “taking a stand?"
Hello, my name is Kristen, and I am a habitual nail-picker.
I suppose this is essentially a modern fulfillment of the biblical principle “your sins will find you out . . ."
Dost thou think, O Christian, that thou canst measure the love of Christ?
In short, these idols are just another version of my worst self.
What things might you engage in to actively acknowledge God as your Creator and yourself as made in his image? What creative things stir your affections for Christ?
“I saw everyone staring at him, but I couldn’t just watch him struggling like that. I was afraid he might hit me, but I thought it would be better for me to risk being hurt than for me to just let him hurt alone.”
Believe this and you will have the key to what upholds the universe.
The marrow of Job's comfort lies in that little word "My."
In affliction you have the opportunity to draw closer to Christ, to His pain, to His cross and thus to His comfort, all by the hand of the loving Father.
Today, April 22, is this year's official start to the traditional Jewish feast of Passover. Here is a sweet devotional reflection on the Passover from The Village Church's Mason King.
Why would a college graduate give up his $25,000 in savings, abandon his car, and change his name to “Alex Supertramp?”
What do you believe "no matter what"?
The truth is, you’ve never met a wronged spouse like Jesus.
One of the purest and most innocent of joys, apart from spiritual things, in which a man can indulge, is a joy in the works of God.
Even the gravest of our earthly sufferings, which may lead to death, result in eternal life with Christ.
I think according to Scripture, we have many reasons why we should be willing, even grateful, to step into relationships in which we are met with differences, criticisms, and even opposition and negativity.
Remembering our profession of faith and what we thought about Jesus should motivate us to continue walking with Him, so that He is the One who is establishing our values, guiding our thinking, and directing our conduct.
The empty tomb is not only for faith for eternal life, though. The empty tomb is also for the work and business of this life.
Paul had the cross for his philosophy, the cross for his tradition, the cross for his gospel, the cross for his glory, and nothing else.
It was early in my junior year at Virginia Tech—and I felt like everywhere I turned, God was following me around . . .