The wallets that remain empty force us to find our joy in things that cannot be valued by Wall Street and Instagram.
Jesus is sweating blood while the disciples are sawing logs.
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.
I am only asking what he delights to give.
The gospel is itself a feast.
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."
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.
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.
Your artful questions and interest make both sides of the conversation possible.
It was early in my junior year at Virginia Tech—and I felt like everywhere I turned, God was following me around . . .
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.
What does it mean to fix our eyes?
Why are we all so sure we know what love is?
If your trust is anchored in Jesus, you never need to fear his frown. God has no anger left for you.
How do we fight lust? We fight lust with lust.
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.
Dust and ashes though we be, we must and will "magnify the exceeding greatness of his grace."
Fear not; the divine Spirit can give you, in your want, a greater plenty than the rich have in their abundance.
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.
An ounce of heart's-ease is worth a ton of gold.
Timid believers are afraid to begin to work for Jesus.
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.
Your only hope—my only hope—is that God himself would deliver us.
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.
If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith.
Fighting fear out of fear doesn’t work.
May not the furious creature represent our doubts and fears after a day of distraction of mind?
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared C. Wilson discusses the contemporary church methodology of "video preaching."
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
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?
God commanded that His people encourage each other because He knew we would need it.
To embrace solitude and quietness is to reflect on an image of our own self.
You never know how the Lord may use you to love and encourage the people He has given you the opportunity to serve.
Jesus' torn flesh and spilt blood was for the embarrassing—those like you and me.
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?
The victory over the fight against sin is not at root due to the muscle of self-control.
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.
What do you suppose it might look like to eat or drink to the glory of God?
We often assume that there isn’t necessarily a correlation between nutritious eating, exercise, and spiritual discipline.
"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."
When the duties are ordained means by God, they are blessings filled with the seeds of your delight.
The truth of God’s love is weaved through the Scriptures and culminated at the cross and it is unignorable.
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.
God himself is the true fountain from which we find all wisdom.
For some time most of these books have been of little use to me except to hold dust and to look good.
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?
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.
We take the things that are good for the Christian life, some of which God even requires of us, and give them unhealthy focus.
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.
We will experience Jesus for all eternity. Praise God! But even if we only experienced him for a day, we would be fully satisfied.