We need to pay much closer attention to what we know to be true so we can live accordingly and not be in a complacent drift.
The best news of all is that Christ fighting for us. In fact, he already fought for us. And he won.
The healing of the deaf and the mute is just the beginning.
May we soon reach the city of the great King!
Don’t let the whisperer's harmless appearance, smooth talk, and flattering words fool you; he’s capable of much destruction.
Jonah, David, and Paul saw the value of sometimes putting their worst foot forward as a way to show a watching world how long, high, wide and deep is the love of God.
The world is a barren wilderness without love. You really do need each other.
God has not left us wondering about His character. He has not left us without the validation of who He is and what He is like.
I know the reasons we don’t live transparently with each other.
The believer can in the spirit of true resignation pray, "Send me what thou wilt, my God."
The good news the Lord Jesus Christ is God’s response to the bad news of eternal punishment for personal sin.
Their souls also yearn for what is most glorious, and it is our privilege and solemn duty faithfully to display that glory as it is revealed in God’s Word.
We are limited in our ability, but Jesus makes sure we know our limitations are not a liability to Him.
What's the difference between the moralist and the Christian?
Here is comfort for the tried and afflicted soul.
Once we were grafted in, there was not, is not, and can never be any possibility that we do anything but remain in Him.
The Lord has preserved the integrity of the Gospel over many years.
God revealed himself wonderfully in history through the ugly and violent picture of the cross.
When they dropped their nets, the disciples broke with the past and fully embraced the future with Jesus.
I’m not talking about having a bad day. I’m talking more about having a bad life.
Only knowing I am nothing can I see that He upholds my spirit when I fall—preserving me to the end
Passing all human union is that mystical cleaving unto the Church, for which Christ left his Father, and became one flesh with her.
God’s love for the world and desire to provide salvation is why God became man.
The progress I’ve made in Augustine is minimal, but I would like to offer my current thoughts on reading this intellectual giant.
Scene by scene, God is crafting our lives into stories that reflect his beauty and bend it toward others.
What if we all opened our heart to the kindness of Jesus Christ? Maybe he could transform your city into a modern-day Geneva.
Each and every person who names the name of Christ has, by necessity, come to a place when they have seen their sin.
Beloved, you have a Wonderful Counselor. Heed his instruction about what is better.
The Lord provides the strength needed for the obedience he requires.
The idea that the holy God of the universe, the only one who has the absolute right to condemn us and dismiss us, declares his approval over us because of Jesus’ taking our sin and shame is so wonderful, so hope-giving, so steadying.
God loves to see the hearts of his people glowing towards himself.
Let’s face it: being nominal is a breeze, but standing strong as a true believer can be very costly.
Our faith will be tried faith, and if it be of the true kind, it will bear continued trial without yielding.
When we live in the way in which we have been made to live, we will find satisfaction, meaning, and joy.
Sometimes, the ‘No’ we hear as an answer to prayer tells us more than any ‘Yes’ could have.
One day, Christian, “getting out of your comfort zone” will no longer be required. It won’t even be a possibility!
Over time, our increasing conformity to the image of Christ makes us more human in all the ways we are meant to be human, not less.
Exercise thy right, O believer, and live up to thy privilege.
I am only asking what he delights to give.
For elder and younger brother types alike, the Father in heaven extends a generous and affectionate ‘welcome home.’
We are in desperate need of Christian wisdom, but not barbaric untamed and undignified rhetoric. It's doing us no good.
He is working all things for our good while we are being conformed to the image of his Son.
He makes the Samaritan the hero. Why?
Having my fears become my reality hasn’t changed my belief in this truth. Now, more than ever, I affirm that, despite our fears, we can trust and obey God.
An ounce of heart's-ease is worth a ton of gold.
This is what you preach, seek to understand, adore, and center your life on – the gospel.
No matter what you are going through you have to know that you can keep going because God keeps his word.
Is there a certain test - designed by you, administered by you, and graded by you - that one must pass to be included in God’s kingdom?
We insist we have “good news” for the world. But not for a moment can we think the news is good because it has somehow done away with notions of an angry, wrathful God.
Discipleship to Christ is very difficult. But it is incomparably joyful.