Resources on Christian Life

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Jun 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?’

Aug 29

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 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.

Apr 28, 2015

Three Lessons from Spurgeon on the Christian Life by Christian George

The lessons that Charles Spurgeon offered his friends in the Hôtel Beau Rivage on the coast of the French Riviera in 1891 are as applicable to our own day as they were to those living in the late-Victorian era.

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.

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

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.

Aug 31, 2016

The Wall is Broken Down by Joel Littlefield

The first step to our nation's renewal is going to be the repentance of every individual man, woman and child who names the name of Jesus. 

Apr 22, 2015

The Vital Importance of Spiritual Friendship by Darrin Patrick

Most people tend to have foes and fans but very few people have friends. Too few people enjoy true relationships with other people.

Apr 5

The Unlikely Saint by Jared Sparks

One enters into eternal peace and joy. The other? “Depart from me. I never knew you.”

Dec 29, 2015

The Subtle Pride of Self-Condemnation by Michael Kelley

While self-condemnation might come off as holy in our churchified contexts, the truth is that self-condemnation is more than a bad character trait; it’s sin in and of itself.

May 19, 2015

The Sin We Don't Speak Of by Courtney Reissig

We all have that sin. The one we thought was long conquered, long forgotten, and long paid for by Christ's precious blood. Then one day it emerges, reminding us that we are not yet perfected, and riddling us with guilt.

May 8, 2015

The Seductive Song of Self-Pity by Michael Kelley

I feel her scratch my itching ears with her words, saying just what I wish I heard from the people around me. And here’s what she sounds like . . .

Jan 14, 2016

The Secret to Disciple-Making by Phil Wade

How do you inspire fellow believers to take up the call to make disciples?

Aug 22

The Right Kind of Shame by Mathew Gilbert

There is a kind of shame that is both redeeming and sanctifying and it may bring us to gospel heights otherwise unknown.

Dec 31, 2015

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards by Staff

Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God . . .

Jan 2

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards by Jared C. Wilson

I wonder how the resolutions of us donut-eaters might stack up to these from Jonathan Edwards.

Apr 3

There Once Was A Farmer by Chris Thomas

His pleasure was rooted in the harvest he hoped for.

Nov 6, 2016

There is Power in the Blood by Charles Spurgeon

Blood, always precious, is priceless when it streams from Immanuel's side.

Nov 15

There is No "Just" in the Body of Christ by Michael Kelley

I have a sneaking suspicion that people like this, the ones that serve quietly and without fanfare, but with great faithfulness, are the true heroes in the kingdom of heaven.

Feb 6, 2016

The Quest for Gospel Holiness by Staff

“Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing and realizing of the gospel in our souls.”

Jun 23

The Power of Company by Adam Kareus

The power of God flows through the Christian community and it also flows through our lives as we live alongside non-believers.

May 11

The Particular Importance of Not Being Particularly Important by Bryan Elliff

Give it up. Allow yourself to be nobody. Have a seat at the end of the table and you might just find Jesus sitting there too.

Sep 12

The Painful Paradox of Christian Friendship by Ronni Kurtz

If God is calling you to experience the painful paradox of Christian friendship, know this brothers and sisters, he is good.

Apr 20

The Original Jesus Juke by Russell L. Meek

Our righteouness goes beyond legalism when we obey the true intent of the law.