Resources on Christian Life

Jul 18, 2018

They Never Saw This Coming by Erik Raymond

Each and every person who names the name of Christ has, by necessity, come to a place when they have seen their sin.

May 2, 2019

The World is Passing Away by Casey Lewis

Knowing the trajectory of the things of this world and their declared and promised end should drive us to place our hope and trust in God and not the world. ​

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 23, 2019

The Way to Greatness by Jared C. Wilson

Jesus commands humility from us but he does not leave the humble man hanging!

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.

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.

Mar 23, 2018

The Value of Commitment by Bethany Mathis

The commitments the Bible illustrates for us are for our good. They are not to shackle us to burdens or to place weight. 

Apr 5, 2017

The Unlikely Saint by Jared Sparks

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

May 10, 2019

The True Story of Who We Are by Russell L. Meek

The truth that sets us free, like the truth that set free the original audience of Genesis, is that the God of the universe created us.

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 17, 2018

The Seeds of the Worst Deeds Are In Your Heart by David McLemore

David’s sin didn’t start with Bathsheba in his bed; it started with Bathsheba in his mind. 

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?

Jan 27

The Romans 8 Driven Life by Jared C. Wilson

How would you live if you realized that nothing you fear could ever have the last word in your life?

Aug 22, 2017

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, 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.”

Apr 26, 2018

The Problem of Superstitious Christianity by Cody Wilbanks

The goal for all pastors, and all Christians really, is the pursuit of knowing and worshiping God as He really is and not as we have merely imagined Him to be.

Jan 17, 2018

The Pride of Holiness by Chad Williams

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

Jan 9, 2019

The Power of Showing Up by Adam Kareus

Just by being there you increase your chances of making an impact and you give yourself the chance to use your gifts.

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 26, 2018

The Other Side of the Promises of God by Mike Leake

The promises of God are not just promises to visit us with favor and blessings.

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. 

Sep 28, 2018

The Only Way You Can Do God's Will by Kristen Wetherell

True purpose is found in communion with our Father who invites us to draw near to his throne of grace with confidence because of Christ’s righteousness.

Dec 20, 2018

The Only Way to Truly Rest by Wesley Lassiter

The God who finished creating the world for his people is the same God who finishes the work of redemption for them.​

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.

Aug 7, 2019

The Millennial Pastor and the Looming Midlife Crisis by Jared Sparks

When a man is not okay with the life God has given him, he often pursues more not for the glory of God and building of His kingdom, but for the glory of self and building of the self-kingdom. 

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 25, 2019

The Many Medicines of the Lord by Cale Fauver

Much of the Christian life does not involve suffering, but is one of mundane, normal days under the good gifts from the Father of the heavenly lights. These days are crucial in our sanctification.​​

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?”

Feb 17, 2019

The Lord Was There by Charles Spurgeon

The saints are God's heritage, and he is in the midst of them, and will protect his own. 

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.

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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.

Apr 19, 2018

The Leader and Abuse of Power by Mike Ayers

In his temptation, Jesus understood that not even a legitimate need should be met in illegitimate ways.