Resources on Christian Life

Jun 18, 2017

Your Heart, Christ's Garden by Charles Spurgeon

The Lord grant the sweet showers of his grace to water his garden this day.

May 7, 2015

You'll Play How You Practice by Mike Leake

When our work and ministry is laid bare before the Lord we want it to withstand the fire.

Sep 8, 2015

You Have Not Been Overlooked by Jeff Lawrence

In Acts, the disciples set the criteria for who would be chosen, and they land on two possible candidates: Joseph and Matthias. They cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias. This, of course, had to be a downer to Joseph.

Dec 7, 2017

You Don't Even Have A Bucket, Jesus by Mike Leake

Maybe he’s not the fool; maybe it’s me. Maybe it’s my eyesight. Is it possible that I’m conversing with the One who can draw water without a bucket?

Aug 29, 2016

You Could've Been Something by Andrea Burke

“I heard your CD today,” she tells me. “You have a great voice. You could’ve been something!” I could’ve been something, yes, and by God’s grace I didn’t.

Feb 16, 2016

You Can't Relocate Away from Sin by Jared Bumpers

One of the most frustrating aspects of counseling students is the response of many parents. As I try to dig down to the heart issues, many parents want to rush to "relocate" their kids. The parents often think the solution is relocation: a new school, a "ranch" for extended counseling, or an extended trip to stay with family.

Mar 18

You Are Loved Like Jesus by Charles Spurgeon

As the Father loves the Son, in the same manner Jesus loves his people.

Oct 2, 2016

You Are Greatly Beloved by Charles Spurgeon

Child of God, do you hesitate to appropriate this title?

Feb 25

Yield by Charles Spurgeon

You will find in the long run that it is far harder to shun the work and will of God than to at once yield yourself to it.

Aug 27, 2015

Words of Unnatural Comfort in the Midst of Unrelenting Conflict by Miles Morrison

So according to Jesus things are going to continue to get worse but that shouldn’t be cause for concern for us.

Apr 24, 2015

Will God Provide For Your Needs? by Garrett Kell

When we are tempted to doubt the Father's faithfulness, we have no further to look than His provision of Christ.

Nov 4, 2015

Wielding the Sword of God Without Being Trite by Sean Nolan

Effective ministry is not simply saying, “Take this Bible verse and call me in the morning."

Sep 1, 2016

Why Should We Work to Learn Contentment? by Casey Lewis

For most people, contentment doesn't come naturally. It's necessary for Christ-followers to put in the work of learning to be content with what God has given us, trusting that what He has allowed is what is best for us.

Oct 31, 2017

Why Me, Cruel World? by Adam McClendon

How dare we question the faithfulness, the grace, the mercy, and the love of God because he has not orchestrated circumstances to attend to our every desire?

Nov 14, 2017

Why I Welcome Persecution by Jason Alligood

The church flourishing in spite of persecution is not the stuff of American church culture; it's the stuff of the New Testatment and we should not be surprised by it.

May 31

Why is Loneliness a Thing? by Scott Sauls

According to the Bible, we experience loneliness not because there is something wrong with us, but because there is something right with us.

Jun 18, 2015

Why Foolishness is Better Than Self-Esteem by David Prince

The question we must all answer is, are we willing to be thought a fool for the sake of Jesus?

Nov 8, 2015

Why Do We Not See Him? by Charles Spurgeon

To a great extent in spiritual things we get what we expect of the Lord.

Sep 8, 2017

Why Do We Continue to Struggle with Legalism? by Casey Lewis

We want a 12 step program that takes us from sinner to saint with black and white rules to get there.

Jul 20, 2015

Who Pours Into You? by Christine Hoover

I wonder if, in all our talk of discipleship and mentoring and "pouring into", we've created for ourselves a culture of entitlement.

Oct 15, 2017

Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? by Charles Spurgeon

But what will his second advent be? What sinner can endure to think of it?

Feb 13

White as Snow, Though My Sins Were as Scarlet! by Tim Counts

The reason your scarlet sins can be made white as snow is because Jesus' scarlet blood covers them.

Nov 26, 2017

Where is the Might of a Christian? by Charles Spurgeon

What we do thus will be well done, and will not fail in its effect.

Sep 15, 2015

Where Are All The Godly Men? by Jason K. Allen

It seems as though the designation “man of God” has gone the way of the bus ministry and the youth choir—a largely passé referent to a bygone era of church life.

Feb 18

When You've Sinned by Charles Spurgeon

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.

Jun 12, 2017

When You've Got a Bramble for a King by Jared C. Wilson

“Come, get under my shade,” the bramble calls. “I will take care of you.”

Feb 9

When Your New Year's Resolutions Have Flown Out the Window by Stacy Reaoch

When our plans go awry it can be easy to spiral into complaining and self-pity.

May 29, 2015

When Your Heart Isn't In It by Joe Thorn

Sometimes we don't went to do what we are created for. And in that moment we make a common mistake. We think since our heart isn't in it we shouldn't do it.

Mar 27, 2017

When You Feel Forgotten, Abandoned, and Unloved by Jared C. Wilson

This does not make pain painless, of course, but it doesn’t make it purposeless either.

Apr 23, 2015

When You Didn't Bring the Bread by Mike Leake

In these moments our humanity lies bare. Our greatest fears are realized—we are exposed for the weak and woefully inadequate people we are. We failed to meet even the lowest expectations. Things that are so seemingly obvious nobody should mess them up.

May 6, 2015

When We Don't Respond Like Jesus by Jeremy Rose

Too many of us look for the out so we can step away from the need, rather than looking for any way in to show the tenderness of Jesus and the love of God.

May 11, 2015

When To Stop Chasing Your Dream by Michael Kelley

Coming face to face with the reality that maybe it’s actually not going to happen for you.

Apr 24, 2015

When the Truth of God Enters a Soul by Staff

"If any Christians are in earnest and full of love to God and man, they are those who know what Grace has done for them."

Apr 4, 2016

When There is No Good News by David McLemore

The person who is always partying knows not the reality of this broken world.

Apr 9

When the Real You Suddenly Shows Up

Biblical Thoughts on Moral Failure

The problem and the promise for those who fail morally is that Jesus will only deal with us on the playing field of reality.

Feb 1

When the Money Runs Out

Lessons from John Stam on God's Provision

Six lessons missionary John Stam learned while trusting God provide for all his needs.

May 19, 2015

When Self-Awareness Matures Into Self-Forgetfulness by Michael Kelley

By God’s grace, hopefully we are moving in the direction where we know ourselves more and yet think of ourselves less.

Oct 16, 2016

When People Let You Down by Charles Spurgeon

There are times in our spiritual experience when human counsel or sympathy, or religious ordinances, fail to comfort or help us. Why does our gracious God permit this?

Feb 23

When I Am Afraid In The Airport by Steve Burchett

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.

May 20, 2016

When Honor Becomes Toxic by Dave Harvey

We all fall prey to stalking honor. But is there a bright side?

Jul 6, 2015

When Gospel Motivation is Gone by Logan Gentry

While it would be nice for all of us to get a sabbatical to sort through everything, we all still have responsibilities, jobs, families, and friends that we can’t block out for an extended season until we are motivated by the gospel again. In these things, we must learn dependence in our weakness and watch the truth of scripture come to real life around us.

Mar 22, 2017

When God Gives You "X" But You Asked For "Y" by Sean Nolan

God exposed my misplaced allegiance by closing doors that, if opened, would’ve led down a path of continual self-destruction and false worship.

Sep 20, 2016

When God Feels Far Away by Kristen Wetherell

Truths about God far transcend our fleeting emotions and distressing circumstances. So we choose to rehearse these truths when God seems far away, to praise Him even when we cannot feel Him.

Feb 21, 2016

When Faith Produces Fear by Charles Spurgeon

Those who have faith in God should show it by a holy fear.

Nov 19, 2017

What to Do with Dumb Questions by Charles Spurgeon

Our business is neither to ask nor answer foolish questions, but to avoid them altogether.

Sep 5, 2017

What To Do When You're Stuck in Doubt by Michael Kelley

Don’t stop showing up, Christian. In fact, if you are doubting today, it’s the best time to show up again.

Dec 5, 2017

What Should We Believe? by David McLemore

It’s not that God doesn’t want good things for us; he certainly does. But what God defines as good is himself. Everything else just gets in the way.