Resources on Christian Life

Jul 23, 2017

Don't Side with the World by Charles Spurgeon

Side with the afflicted people of God, and not with the world.

Jan 10, 2017

Don't Pollute the Stream by Mike Leake

If I had a few minutes to sit a new minister down and share a few things I’ve learned, there is one piece of advice that I believe is vital.

Jan 29

Don't Be a Rich Fool by Jared C. Wilson

We must not become earth-rich and God-poor.

Dec 20, 2015

Do Not Be Dismayed When Your Soul is Troubled by Charles Spurgeon

The lesson of wisdom is, be not dismayed by soul-trouble. Count it no strange thing, but a part of ordinary ministerial experience.

Aug 23, 2015

Do Not Be Anxious About the Threats of Man by Staff

Therefore, the demand of Jesus stands, and there is sufficient reason to obey it with joy and courage. Don't be anxious about the ordinary needs of life, and don't fear the threats of man.

Aug 5, 2016

Do I Really Have to Pray for Politicians I Oppose? by Darin Smith

 If we want our prayers to do the most good for the largest number of people, we must include those in our prayers whose decisions create the circumstances in which the purposes of the Gospel prosper.

Feb 9

Doing the Work of the Lord by H.B. Charles, Jr.

Because the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, we must not waste our lives.

Jul 25, 2015

Does The Bible Say Anything About Sleep Habits? by David Roach

Can a lack of sleep indicate a spiritual problem? Does the Bible say anything to guide us in our sleep patterns?

May 30, 2017

Does God Want Mere Obedience? by Mike Leake

God doesn’t just want begrudging obedience. He desires us to have hearts which reflect His.

Jun 29, 2017

Distracted Living Isn't So Bad by Adam McClendon

While distracted driving is bad, distracted living can be great. In fact, it can be liberating.

Jan 22

Disguised Destruction by Katelyn Milligan

Words, even truth, not carefully spoken can damage relationships and cause division among brothers and sisters. 

Nov 8, 2015

Discipleship and You (and Me) by Jason Alligood

Other than in temporary moments of devotional solitude, there was never a time when Jesus was not with his men. After Jesus called his disciples, he had them with him doing ministry.

Jul 15, 2016

Demonically Good Theology by Jared Sparks

It is true. You can say the right thing in the wrong way.

Sep 29, 2015

Dear, Pastor: Rest by Joshua Hedger

Rest requires faith and is the expression of faith.

Nov 9, 2017

Days of Darkness by Joshua Jenkins

Take heart, we have a God on the throne who sends us rain from dark rain clouds to make us grow.

Nov 21, 2015

Darkness Only Seems to Succeed by Joel Littlefield

The darkness that seems to hide the face of grace is actually a defeated darkness. It is inferior to the power of God’s unchanging light and grace. That’s like saying that clouds can smother the Sun.

May 5, 2015

Crucifying Defensiveness by Jared C. Wilson

Crucifying the defensive impulse is so difficult because it essentially means choosing to allow others to misunderstand you, misjudge you, and even malign you.

Apr 24, 2017

Creating a Culture of Hospitality by Bryan Elliff

 It is not about your house or your meal; it is about the Christ-centered fellowship that takes place at your house over your meal.

Aug 25, 2015

Cough Drop Christianity by Jeremy Wilson

We may want to believe that we can do anything if we just believe in ourselves, but we are saved by faith in Christ, not faith in ourselves.

May 21, 2017

Corn in Egypt by Charles Spurgeon

Believer, though all things are apparently against thee, rest assured that God has made a reservation on thy behalf.

Dec 1, 2015

Contentment Isn't Natural, But It Can Be Learned by Michael Kelley

It was a crisis of faith, born under the lights of Friday night Texas football.

Jul 10, 2015

Consider Where Sin is Leading You by Garrett Kell

See yourself taking down those smiling pictures from the wall and taping up the moving boxes, unsure if you’ll ever open them again. Do you see it? Sin doesn’t tell you about those days, does it?

Sep 25, 2016

Conscience Accuses Us No Longer by Charles Spurgeon

Judgment now decides for the sinner instead of against him.

Jun 2, 2015

Confronting The Sins We Tolerate by Casey Lewis

We overlook “respectable sins” not only because they are pervasive, but also because they don't seem as bad as others that get more press. But when we turn a blind eye to these "ordinary" sins, they begin to fester. 

Dec 22, 2015

Confrontation, Speaking the Truth in Love, and Unity by Tish Hedger

The enemy delights in hijacking relational complications for his purpose of disunity.

Mar 9, 2017

Confrontational Love by Adam McClendon

A community that lives with love enough to both provide and receive gentle rebukes from one another makes for an incredible family.

Jan 29

Confidence in the Fight for Holiness by Cody Wilbanks

You are undersized in the fight, but the Holy Spirit that indwells you is anything but. 

Sep 3, 2013

Confession Connects Us to Christ by Joe Thorn

The deep and regular confession of sin is one of the paths we walk to experience close communion with Jesus Christ. Its absence is certain to lead to a weakening faith, and a lack humility, joy, and zeal. Yet I have found some Christians who are uncomfortable with a push toward the ongoing confession of one's sins as if it's guilt-driven religion. But, the confession of our sins is not…

Jun 28, 2017

Complete Not in Ourselves, But in Christ by Ian Conrey

God allows us to continue to struggle with our sins so that we are complete not in ourselves, but in Christ.

Feb 1, 2017

Community Requires Vulnerability by Christine Hoover

Community isn’t something that comes to us; it’s something that we go toward.

Feb 7

Comfort Is a Deadly Compass by Erik Raymond

What we need is a trust in God that can endure seasons of discomfort by denying ourselves.

Sep 29, 2015

Cleverness and Wisdom by Steve Bezner

"So much content; so little wisdom."

Oct 4, 2016

Christ, Our Credential by Joshua Jenkins

For Paul, having Christ as his credential was something that could not be improved upon by any other accomplishment. For Paul and for us - Christ is enough.

May 11, 2016

Christ is Our Only Righteousness by Jason Alligood

I am nothing without Christ’s righteousness.

Nov 12, 2015

Christians Should Be The Best Conversationalists by Jim Elliff

Good conversation went fugitive with the invasion of electronic media. Yet you long for it, and so do those in your circle of acquaintances. Believers in Christ ought to be excellent at it. Even our non-believing friends ought to leave us saying, “That was the best conversation I’ve had for months.”

Feb 14, 2017

Christians and the Realm of Desperation by Michael Kelley

If we are to follow Jesus, then we must have a growing understanding that the Christian does not operate in the realm of desperation.

Nov 17, 2016

Christian Conversation by Jake Wright

Since we have been saved by and testify to the Gospel of Christ, we should speak in such as way as to represent Him well in our conversations.

Jan 17

Chick-fil-A in Samaria by Tyler Jordan

Following Jesus will often lead us directly toward what we do not understand.

Aug 28, 2017

Cheerios, Transience, Sticky Fingers, and Righteousness by Lianna Davis

It’s easier to disengage altogether in the places we could engage well.

Nov 2, 2017

Chasing Contentment by Jonathon Woodyard

The gospel is a message to every discontented heart that says the pathway to contentment is open to all who would come to Jesus in faith.

Jan 24, 2016

Charles Spurgeon's Gospel Wakefulness by Charles Spurgeon

There and then the cloud was gone, the darkness had rolled away, and that moment I saw the sun.

Apr 30, 2015

Cause Culture and Identity Thieves by Jeremy Wilson

The beauty of identifying with Christ is that He doesn’t need defending.

Jul 12, 2015

Casting Upon a Caring Savior by Drew Griffin

God cares for His people from beginning to end, throughout all circumstances.  We do not rely on an unsympathetic God, or one who is distant or emotionally uninvolved.

Sep 21, 2017

Career Idolators (And What to Do About Our Jealousy) by Sean Nolan

When we accept that God’s kingdom comes through hands other than our own, we’ve begun to relinquish control of our own kingdom as it’s eclipsed by his.

Aug 11, 2016

Captive to Comparison by Lexy Sauve

More often than not, the burden of comparison leaves us shattered beneath its weight. In Christ, we have the opportunitiy to exchange false remedies for the healing balm of the gospel.

Nov 4, 2015

Can You Be A Sold-Out Christian in the Suburbs? by Owen Strachan

Whether you live in the country, the ‘burbs, or a global city, you have the opportunity to honor the Lord and taste the enthralling power of his gospel.