Resources on Christian Life

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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.”

Jan 17

The Pride of Holiness by Chad Williams

We are not running to Christ-likeness, we are running to Christ. 

Jun 23, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

The Original Jesus Juke by Russell L. Meek

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

Jun 30, 2017

The Order Matters by Luke Holmes

Their works cannot take them out of God's favor because their works didn't put them into God's favor. 

Mar 8, 2016

The One Ring and Pornography by Samuel James

Those who worship idols eventually become like the idols they worship.

Jun 29, 2015

The One Phrase That Will Help You Embrace The Cost of Relationships by Michael Kelley

Relationships are costly endeavors, and if you’re like me, it’s a battle many times to get passed that cost. But there is a phrase you can say to yourself that will help you embrace that cost, and it’s not as complicated as you might think.

Jul 21, 2015

The Need For Need by Chad Francis

If the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, how can we be so unmoved by it?

Sep 17, 2017

The Necessity of Encouragement by Charles Spurgeon

God employs his people to encourage one another.

Nov 25, 2015

The Most Important Word I Learned in Seminary by Jason G. Duesing

Words are something our Creator loves as well. He spoke the world into existence with words, sent his Son as the Word, and the Spirit breathed perfectly all the words we have in the Bible as Scripture. Thus, the Christian life is a life clothed and shaped by words even as some of those words require hard work to gain their full meaning.

Dec 31, 2017

The Most Important Resolution by Charles Spurgeon

O be wise, be wise in time, and ere another year begins, believe in Jesus, who is able to save to the uttermost.

May 9, 2015

The Ministry of Reminder by Nick Jones

If the gospel is an ocean, then a trip to the beach does not suffice.

Apr 22, 2015

The Messy Christian Life by Matt Redmond

When we feel like our lives are a mess and hope seems to be just beyond arm’s length, we know that God has sent Jesus into the mess of this world and then became a mess for us. And it helps us see the need to extend the hope of the gospel to those whose lives seem hopelessly a mess.

Apr 19, 2016

The Lure of The Wild by Zach Crook

Why would a college graduate give up his $25,000 in savings, abandon his car, and change his name to “Alex Supertramp?”

Jul 7, 2016

The Linguistic Alchemy of the Gospel by Cole Deike

Grace, in part, is a linguistic category. It is not only works done for us; it’s also words spoken to us. 

Jul 30, 2014

The Life of Sons and Daughters by Jared C. Wilson

John_Stott"The Christian life is the life of sons and daughters; it is not the life of slaves. It is freedom, not bondage. Of course, we are slaves of God, of Christ, and of one another. We belong to God, to Christ, to one another, and we love to serve those to whom we belong. But this kind of service is freedom.

"What the Christian life is not, is…

Nov 2, 2015

The Lie of the 'Nobody's Perfect' Mentality by Peyton Hill

Though some denominations historically have wrongly understood the call to moral holiness and perfection to mean that sinners can attain perfection on this earth, the pursuit of holiness is no less important.

Jan 23, 2014

The Kryptonite Within by Darrin Patrick

The newest addition to my family is a Patterdale Terrier named Django. With a name like that, it's no surprise that I'm fascinated by Quentin Tarantino's art. He's a master at his craft. His movies are some of the most violent and gritty that have ever been made, but also some of the most provocative.

Tarantino's films show us the genius of how mundane conversation can lead to…

Jul 17, 2015

The Joy of Discipleship by Jared C. Wilson

Discipleship to Christ is very difficult. But it is incomparably joyful.

Apr 22, 2015

The Journey of Generosity by Nick Floyd

While pastors rest in the finished work of Christ, there is a healthy burden we should feel for leading the way for our congregation in obedience to the Word of God. They should be able to look at our lives and we should be able to say the words of Paul, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” 

Apr 26, 2015

The Importance of Memorizing Scripture by Radu Gheorghita

Why memorize the Scriptures? What would be the benefits of this practice that most people would consider obsolete today, in an age in which the digital revolution has all but made it redundant?

Dec 6, 2016

The Identity Beneath Your Identities by Liz Wann

Life transitions remind me that identity is a complex topic and not something that can be reduced to one or two things, like being a wife and mother. There are many layers that make up who we are, but the one most important layer is the foundation.

Jun 19, 2016

The Holy Ghost Who Fills by Charles Spurgeon

Would to God, that we might feel his presence this day and every day.

Aug 13, 2015

The High Places by Adam McClendon

All of this makes me wonder:  If a king doing "what is right in the eyes of the Lord" could miss such blatant idolatry . . . couldn’t I? 

Jun 5, 2014

The Heart of the True Father by Jared C. Wilson

There is this really magical thing that happens in homes all over the world. When you first have a child, you want your child to crawl. And then you want your kid to walk. My first child, Audrey, pulled herself to the coffee table. When she got to the coffee table, she began to bounce on her knees, and then she began to coast along. From there she started…

Aug 29, 2015

The Gospel's Antidote for Envy by Staff

Why do you think Abel's sacrifice was accepted and Cain's was not. Did God just like Abel better? Did Abel know the right religious words or jump through the right religious hoops?

May 29, 2014

The Gospel Kind of Christ-Centeredness by Jared C. Wilson

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—- unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance…
- 1 Corinthians 15:1-3

To be gospel-centered is to be Christ-centered. But as it pertains…

Mar 2, 2016

The Gospel for the Inglorious by Chris Thomas

A gospel for the mundane. A gospel for the sorrow. A gospel for the dark hours of early mornings.

Nov 21, 2015

The Gospel for Failures by Joshua Jenkins

God doesn't just embrace us when we succeed and get it right. God doesn't love us more when we do really well at obeying.

Feb 19, 2016

The Gospel for Cynics and Scoffers by Allyson Todd

Far too many of our conversations are about why one church is the best in polity, or how a specific kind of music, preaching style, discipleship model, major, leadership training program, or missions agency is superior to all others.

Apr 22, 2015

The Glorious Freedom of Not Mattering by Michael Kelley

When I feel small, there is the gospel that reminds me that my size and worth is determined by that which was sacrificed for me.

Jun 15, 2016

The Gift of Being Limited by Christine Hoover

Limits are gifts that help us remember that our greatest gift is a God who is limitless.

May 20, 2015

The Fullness of Empty Spaces by Becky Wilson

By God’s design, my family keeps growing and spreading. Certainly aspects of that are incredibly difficult. But when I think of the treasured people in my life that I never would have met had I not moved around as much as I did, and when I anticipate the hope of that happening again, that tastes pretty sweet to me.

Jul 27, 2015

The Fuel That Grows Courage by Darrin Patrick

The fear of man leads to hypocrisy. The fear of God leads to courage.

Jul 8, 2016

The Frustration of Slowing Down by Mason King

Slowing down should frustrate our flesh, but in a different way; it brings quietness of heart amid the noise of life.

Apr 19, 2017

The Former is Not The Forever by Allyson Todd

Why, O Father, must I endure this cycle of repentance in hard-heartedness forever? 

Oct 31, 2014

The Five M's of a Gospel Life by J.A. Medders

What in the world does it mean to be gospel-centered? What does it look like to have a gospel life?

A Gospel Life will have these 5 M's as it's lens that it sees and does everything through. These become a way of thinking, living, responding and reacting to life. You'll find that there is a gospel wakefulness that oozes in everything. Gospel growth can occur by applying…

Apr 25, 2016

The Father Himself Loves You by David McLemore

Believe this and you will have the key to what upholds the universe.

May 4, 2016

The Eternal Importance of Exercising Self-Control by Kristen Wetherell

Hello, my name is Kristen, and I am a habitual nail-picker.

May 10, 2015

The Equation of God's Goodness by Tish Hedger

I don’t want to ultimately hope in motherhood, or comfort, or health, or man’s acclaim, or even my beloved husband. I want to hope in Glory.

Dec 14, 2014

The Dumbest Thing I Ever Said by Erik Raymond

What is the dumbest thing you have ever said? You probably don't want to repeat it. Since, I think it is edifying, I'll reset my moment. I was a new Christian and was talking to my wife one Sunday afternoon when I dropped this gem on her: “Christianity is so easy. I don't see what the big deal is.” But, I wasn't finished “I read my Bible, pray and talk…

Apr 30, 2015

The Difficulty of Receiving by Mason King

Receiving is difficult. Being given something affects us differently than being the giver. Receiving something is harder than earning it, especially for driven people.