Resources on Christian Life

Mar 16, 2016

What Only God Can Do by David McLemore

The work of the Lord through his church has never looked like a well-oiled machine.

Jul 6, 2016

What Kind of Problem Is It? by Luke Holmes

We would never seek spiritual solutions to physical problems.  So why do seek physical answers to spiritual problems?

Oct 27, 2016

What Job's Friends Did Right by Zach Barnhart

Despite the harsh criticism often given of them, Job's friends show us how to demonstrate the power of the gospel in our listening.

Jul 15, 2015

What Is The Good Life? by Darrin Patrick

No so-called "expert," when surveyed, associated the good life with being poor, mournful, and meek. But if you asked Jesus that very same question, that’s where he’d start.

Jan 28, 2017

What is The Good Life? by Trip Lee

Series: 2017 Ready Conference

Trip Lee preaching on "the good life" at the 2017 Ready Conference at Midwestern Seminary and College.

Dec 8, 2015

What God Celebrates In Us by Christine Hoover

God asks for our faithfulness, but we don't get to choose the shape our faithfulness takes. 

Jul 8, 2015

What Do You Need to Offload? by Staff

If you are a Christian, but bored, maybe you need to lose something

Feb 10, 2016

What Do You Do in Weakness? by David McLemore

What do you do when life feels like this? When weakness is the air you breathe?

Apr 24, 2015

What Do You Do?

Vocation as Mission

What we do helps define who we are. As Christians, we must view our vocations as opportunities for worship and witness in the world. We must “work heartily, as for the Lord.”

Sep 29, 2017

What Do Those Who Practice Legalism Fail to Recognize? by Casey Lewis

We are to see the good things we have not as hindrances to salvation or growth in Christ but as gifts God has given us.

Jun 29, 2016

What Does It Mean to Give Grace to One Another? by Christine Hoover

Grace primarily means that we see one another as new creations in Christ, and we recognize the grace we received at salvation is continuing its work as a change agent in our lives.

Sep 1, 2017

What Does It Mean To Be The Apple Of God's Eye? by Erik Raymond

We are children of God adopted and cherished in Jesus Christ. 

Feb 11, 2016

We Were Made to Marvel by Erik Raymond

We were created to have our hearts drawn after beauty through our senses.

May 11, 2015

We Wait For Jesus; Jesus Waits For Us by Garrett Kell

After we take our places, we wait for the bride to make her entrance. As the congregation stands and the doors open, I look at the bride—but then I always take a peek at the groom.

Jun 10

We Live Unto the Lord by Charles Spurgeon

We are here as the "salt of the earth," to be a blessing to the world.

Jun 13

We Are Not Meant To Be Awesome by Scott Sauls

But what if your name has already been given to you, and your legacy has already been achieved?

Jan 27, 2016

Wealth and Our Daily Bread by Steve Patton

As we let the idea of the Lord's Prayer soak deeper into our hearts, we are confronted sometimes by our individualistic excess.

Jun 27, 2017

Waves of Doubt by Kole Farney

Faith that always looks at self and surroundings, rather than Jesus, has no power over the tsunamis of your life.

Aug 6, 2017

Watchman, What of the Night? by Charles Spurgeon

O Jesus, if thou come not in person to thy waiting Church this day, yet come in Spirit to my sighing heart, and make it sing for joy.

Dec 9, 2015

Was Jesus Anxious to Start His Ministry? by Phil Wade

Did our Lord chafe during these pre-ministry years? Did he long to get started preaching the kingdom?

Feb 22, 2016

Walking Among Giants by Chris Thomas

The problem is not that we hold a few in high esteem, the problem is that we hold too few in high esteem.

Apr 6

Vanity of Vanities by Adam McClendon

If you live in pursuit of the things of this world in an attempt to satisfy the longing of your soul, then you will die empty.

Jun 16, 2017

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 5) by Sam Bierig

When the reality that your true address is on high in heaven with Christ, then you will think, live and talk as such here on earth.

Jun 15, 2017

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 4) by Sam Bierig

For the Christian, Christ’s honor and name are at stake with each and every word that piles out of our mouth.

Jun 14, 2017

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 3) by Sam Bierig

Until the heart is transformed, we are no more than broken people breaking people—the wounded inflicting more wounds on the already wounded.

Jun 13, 2017

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 2) by Sam Bierig

Jesus is saying that on judgment day, your words will be like a traceable cookie crumb trail leading to an unarguable conclusion - you’re either dead in sin or alive in Christ.

Jun 12, 2017

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 1) by Sam Bierig

God has entrusted each of us with an almost immeasurable quantity of words, a gargantuan gift to be stewarded and wielded for His glory. 

Jun 7, 2017

Update to Pilgrim's Progress by Luke Holmes

I'm afraid if I go further down the path, the next spot won't be as comfortable.

Nov 9, 2015

Unlocking the Cage Stage by Zach Barnhart

Ever since I got hyper on Piper towards the end of my high school years, I've found myself growing into a deeper understanding of the doctrines of grace, to the point that now most of my mornings and evenings are happily spent reading men like Charles Spurgeon (see what I did there?).

Mar 3, 2016

Unforced Delight by Jonathan Evans

No one obligates you to do what you delight in. You do it freely, without external compulsion or obligation. So it is to be with God’s people and God’s word.

Aug 25, 2013

Two Keys to Better Recreation by Joe Thorn

Today is my first day back from two weeks of vacation. The time off was great, and because the vacation was a real success I'm eager to get back to the regular life God has called me to. This is the real end (goal) of all our recreation: to fit us to do what God has called us to. Richard Baxter says it well:

No doubt but…

Jul 16, 2017

Try This When You Are Sad by Charles Spurgeon

A large-hearted Christian has other springs from which to supply himself with comfort beside those which lie within.

Sep 9, 2015

Trusting God Like Jesus Did by Joel Lindsey

Given the variety of difficult circumstances in our lives, recalling and trusting the promises of God can feel nearly impossible. Thankfully, our gracious God provides a model for trust through his gracious Son.

Sep 18, 2015

Trust God For How Long? by Daniel Ross

Unfortunately, we live in the very present world and waiting is hard. Joining David,
we cry out with the familiar refrain of ‘how long?’

Jul 4

True Liberty by Charles Spurgeon

Exercise thy right, O believer, and live up to thy privilege.

Aug 29, 2017

True Freedom by David McLemore

We need the Holy Spirit to awaken us to God and to real freedom—the freedom found in God himself.

Oct 23, 2016

To Whom Shall We Go? by Charles Spurgeon

 He appeals to you this morning--"Have I been a wilderness unto you?" Has not Jesus proved himself all-sufficient?

Jan 7

To Live is Christ by Charles Spurgeon

He professes to live for Christ; how can he live for another object without committing a spiritual adultery?

Jan 17, 2016

To Go to Heaven is Better Than the Most Pleasant Accommodations Here by Staff

These are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops; but God is the ocean.

May 10

Time to Cut the Emotional Umbilical Cord by Scott Sauls

God have mercy on us if we consider any possession to be so precious that we would prefer it over Him.

May 14

Thou Shalt Not Put Your Friends to the Test

Personal Holiness as a Grace to Others

An upright life is a grace to others.

Mar 11

Thou Shalt Be Called 'Sought Out' by Charles Spurgeon

The surpassing grace of God is seen very clearly in that we were not only sought, but sought out.

Apr 29

Thou Art My Hope in the Day of Evil by Charles Spurgeon

The day of evil reveals to us the value of our glorious hope.

Jan 20, 2016

This Is How I Know The Gospel Is True by Becky Wilson

This is something that I never could have orchestrated on my own.

Jan 21

Thirsty and Ready to Die by Charles Spurgeon

You must expect to feel weakest when you are enjoying your greatest triumph.

Aug 7, 2016

They Would Sooner Lose Mother or Father Than Part With Christ by Charles Spurgeon

Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection than they dare to give to any other being.

Sep 12, 2015

The Way to Joy is to Die Before You Die by Staff

To take up the cross is to take up joy—painful joy, but real joy.

Sep 5, 2017

The Walls That Law Built by Chris Thomas

Don’t despise the walls that law built, they serve a significant purpose. The prison was built in order for us to open our eyes and long for freedom.