Resources on Christian Life

Jun 13

Give Us Our Daily Bread by Andrea Burke

The wallets that remain empty force us to find our joy in things that cannot be valued by Wall Street and Instagram. 

Aug 21, 2017

Getting Bored With the Right Things by Jared C. Wilson

Jesus is sweating blood while the disciples are sawing logs.

Jun 21, 2015

From Rubble to Restoration by Christine Hoover

He longs to transform their spiritual rubble into complete life restoration because this is His way, the way of Jesus. If they would just let Him.

Jul 1

Friendship with Jesus by Charles Spurgeon

I am only asking what he delights to give.

Mar 26, 2017

Freedom is Coming by Charles Spurgeon

The Surety is bound, and justice demands that those for whom he stands a substitute should go their way. In the midst of Egypt's bondage, that voice rings as a word of power, "Let these go their way."

Mar 10, 2016

Freedom From Getting Defensive by Michael Kelley

You know the feeling as well as I do. There is someone who brings something to us – it’s an accusation, it’s a criticism, it’s a rebuke – it’s a whatever. We. Must. Respond. Curious, though, that Jesus did not feel the same need.

Nov 30, 2017

Forget Not the Lord's Benefits by Mike Brooks

More often than not, the ability to rightly frame our suffering is a matter of our forgetfulness over against our ability to remember the Lord and His goodness.

Feb 17, 2017

For Better Conversations by Jim Elliff

Your artful questions and interest make both sides of the conversation possible.

Apr 6, 2016

Followed By The God of Grace by Garrett Kell

It was early in my junior year at Virginia Tech—and I felt like everywhere I turned, God was following me around . . .

Mar 8, 2016

Flee Youthful Passions by Jim Essian

Blowing on the Gospel embers of young Timothy’s heart, the Apostle Paul fans into flame the grace-producing calling on the Ephesus disciple-maker.

Oct 5, 2016

Fix My Eyes by Kristina Shiddell

What does it mean to fix our eyes?

Jan 28, 2016

Figuring Out What Love Really Is by Cole Ryan

Why are we all so sure we know what love is?

Apr 3

Fighting, Taking Flight, and the Invitation to be Known by Scott Sauls

If your trust is anchored in Jesus, you never need to fear his frown. God has no anger left for you.

Apr 7, 2016

Fighting Lust With Lust

A Framework for Purity

How do we fight lust? We fight lust with lust.

Jun 19, 2015

Fighting Legalism In Your Heart by Joel Lindsey

It is helpful for us to examine our own hearts for signs of legalism, signs of places where we are trusting in or protecting our moral self-sufficiency for our identity.

May 27

Feeling Like a Dead Dog by Charles Spurgeon

Dust and ashes though we be, we must and will "magnify the exceeding greatness of his grace."

Apr 8

Fear No Evil by Charles Spurgeon

Fear not; the divine Spirit can give you, in your want, a greater plenty than the rich have in their abundance.

Mar 13

Favor With God by Joshua Jenkins

There is no price we can pay to remove the stain of our sin and guilt. Favor with God is something that is only given.

Jun 24

Favor Beyond Riches by Charles Spurgeon

An ounce of heart's-ease is worth a ton of gold.

Jan 17, 2016

Father Will Hold the Rope by Charles Spurgeon

Timid believers are afraid to begin to work for Jesus.

Jun 9, 2015

Fast Forward by Adam McClendon

The better the ending the less necessary the tension. When I know something will end well, I don’t have to fret as much in the middle.

Dec 20, 2015

False Hope by Chris Thomas

Your only hope—my only hope—is that God himself would deliver us.

Mar 29

Faith for What's Too Much by Bryan Elliff

There are a myriad of things the Lord is calling us to do as a body and a myriad more he is calling you to do as an individual. And most of them are uncomfortable.

Mar 19, 2017

Faith Engages the Omnipotence of God by Charles Spurgeon

If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith.

Oct 8, 2015

Face Your Fear by Darrin Patrick

Fighting fear out of fear doesn’t work.

Sep 10, 2017

Evening Wolves by Charles Spurgeon

May not the furious creature represent our doubts and fears after a day of distraction of mind?

Mar 7

Episode 026: Issues with Video Venues

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson discusses the contemporary church methodology of "video preaching."

Feb 21

Episode 025: Jason K. Allen on 'Being a Christian'

For the Church Podcast

A Resource for the Church from Midwestern Seminary

On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson interviews Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Seminary and College on his new book Being a Christian: How Jesus Redeems All of Life

May 16, 2015

Epaphras' Example for Pastors Like You and Me by Steve Rahn

If I want Colossians 1:3-6 to be happening in our church, what kind of pastor do I have to be? What kind of pastor does God use to accomplish this kind of work?

May 21, 2015

Encourage One Another

Giving Grace With Our Words

God commanded that His people encourage each other because He knew we would need it.

Jun 2, 2017

Embracing the Quiet Life by Chris Thomas

To embrace solitude and quietness is to reflect on an image of our own self.

May 6, 2015

Embrace the Mess by Chris Goeppner

You never know how the Lord may use you to love and encourage the people He has given you the opportunity to serve. 

Jun 3, 2016

Embarrassing Christianity by Ronni Kurtz

Jesus' torn flesh and spilt blood was for the embarrassing—those like you and me.

May 10, 2015

Eight Biblical Responses to Worry by David Roach

Anxiety can feel uncontrollable when finances are tight, when relationships are strained, and when there doesn’t seem to be enough time to fulfill all of life’s obligations. Does the Bible provide any specific strategies for avoiding worry?

Nov 23, 2015

Ego Depletion and Sin Deletion by Cole Deike

The victory over the fight against sin is not at root due to the muscle of self-control.

May 28, 2015

Edwards For Every Day by Mason King

Maturity for Jonathan Edwards, and for us, is greater dependence upon the person and work of Christ. Grace takes a believer and gives them eyes to see themselves in light of who Christ is. And incremental holiness takes time.

Sep 9, 2015

Eating To Make God Happy by Becky Wilson

What do you suppose it might look like to eat or drink to the glory of God?

Sep 30, 2016

Eat, Drink, and Self-Control by Austin Burgard

We often assume that there isn’t necessarily a correlation between nutritious eating, exercise, and spiritual discipline.

Feb 8, 2016

Dude, Prepare for Later Now by Jared C. Wilson

"Just give me the ball. I will run out of gas ten yards in, pull up with a muscle cramp, and collapse with two high ankle sprains."

Oct 12, 2016

Driving from Duty to Delight by Erik Raymond

When the duties are ordained means by God, they are blessings filled with the seeds of your delight. 

Apr 16

Drawing Near To God Through Sanctification by Bethany Mathis

The truth of God’s love is weaved through the Scriptures and culminated at the cross and it is unignorable.

Jan 8, 2016

Do You Trust Yourself Too Much? by Erik Raymond

No matter how well we do in the day to day tasks, if our minds are our ultimate governors then we are nothing more than fools.

Feb 16

Do You Search For Wisdom? by David Appelt

God himself is the true fountain from which we find all wisdom.

Dec 22, 2016

Do You Need to Repent of Book Hoarding? by Jim Elliff

For some time most of these books have been of little use to me except to hold dust and to look good.

Dec 28, 2016

Do You Make Life Decisions with Your Church in Mind? by Joshua Hedger

Do you ask yourself how your job change could affect your church? Do you consider how your moving would impact the work of God through your church in your community? Do you seek insight into how your decision to leave or stay at your local church would affect the advancement of the gospel?

Jun 19, 2015

Do You Have A Dysfunctional Relationship With God? by Erik Raymond

Like a regular relationship, we have to see the warning signs here in our spiritual relationship. If we find ourselves intentionally avoiding or carelessly neglecting communion with God then we are on a troubling trajectory.

Feb 21

Do You Have A Camel In Your Throat? by Bryan Elliff

We take the things that are good for the Christian life, some of which God even requires of us, and give them unhealthy focus. 

Jul 16

Doormat Christians? by Mike Ruel

We think that we are standing up for the truth, but maybe we are just meeting someone’s sin with more sin of our own. 

Jan 16

Doorkeepers to the Kingdom by Jeff Higgins

We will experience Jesus for all eternity. Praise God! But even if we only experienced him for a day, we would be fully satisfied.