Resources on Christian Life

May 23, 2019

The Language of Forgiveness by Steve Bezner

My problem? I tend to think God forgives like I do. 

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…

Apr 18, 2019

The Kingdom of God is Radically New by David McLemore

Jesus is not the poster boy for old-time religion. He’s not the Bible Belt co-pilot. He’s not the post-modern homeboy. Jesus is the covenant-making God filling up the old in himself and pouring out the newness we long for.

May 2, 2019

The Kingdom of God is for You by David McLemore

Here’s Christ’s kingdom offer: all our striving and trying for all his finished and accomplished.

Jun 12, 2018

The Key to Eternal Life by Mathew Gilbert

What is the key to unlock the deep mysteries of eternal life? A humble recognition that we don’t have it all together.

Oct 28, 2018

The Joy of Election by Charles Spurgeon

 Come, my soul, exult before the God of grace and leap for joy of heart.

Jun 18, 2018

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.” 

Jan 30, 2019

The Irony of Holding a Grudge by K.V. Paxton

Holding a grudge never ever results in what we think it will. 

Jun 20, 2019

The Indispensable Value of Christ-Centered Courage by David Prince

You get the story wrong if you don’t see Jesus as the center and the goal. But when you get it right, you understand, as Stephen did, that suffering makes sense.

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?

Apr 25, 2018

The Illusion of Control by Matt Sliger

What if the autonomy you seemingly operate under really casts something of an illusion?

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.

Mar 29, 2018

The Ice Returns Every Morning by Erik Raymond

Living in a fallen world means living in perpetual winter, at least in the morning. With each frosty morning, we must grab our tools and get to work.

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…

Jan 6, 2019

The Hand of the Lord by Charles Spurgeon

"Now the hand of the Lord was upon me in the evening."

Jun 29, 2018

The Gospel vs. Moral Autonomy by Scott Sauls

For elder and younger brother types alike, the Father in heaven extends a generous and affectionate ‘welcome home.’

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?

Apr 30, 2018

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

Jesus is our moral example, of course, but the power for enduring, joyful obedience comes not from trying to be like him, but in first believing that he has become like us . . .

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.

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.

Feb 6

The Gospel and Your Time by Jason K. Allen

The Bible itself describes our lives as vapors that vanish quickly. We must recognize today that we are not promised tomorrow.

Dec 26, 2018

The Gospel and My Grandpa by Logan Bennett

To my grandpa, the gospel was the good news of rest. 

Aug 6, 2019

The Gospel According to Essential Oils by Andrea Burke

I am not against you, friend. I’m against the golden calf that I’ve seen built in your midst.

Oct 11, 2019

The Gospel According to David and Bathsheba by Davis Lacey

I am transformed from a person who balks at King David’s selfishness and short-sightedness into a person who bawls alongside of him. 

Apr 5, 2019

The God Who Heals by Kristen Wetherell

Does Jesus want to heal you? In this lifetime, it’s possible he does. 

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.

Nov 6, 2019

The Fruit of the Spirit by H.B. Charles, Jr.

The flesh may counterfeit Spirit-fruit. But it cannot produce genuine fruit. 

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…

May 23, 2018

The Fearsome God, Our Friend by Allyson Todd

Jesus was trampled by the wrath of God on our behalf. 

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.

Dec 13, 2018

The Error of Prosperity Theology by Jared Sparks

Our resurrection is coming! Every physical blessing in the heavenly places belongs to us. It is coming for us, but not yet.​

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.

Jul 31, 2019

The Enduring Witness of a Normal Life by Russell L. Meek

Mimi is a good reminder, to me at least, to curb my ambition and instead simply, faithfully seek Christ.

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…

May 30, 2018

The Doubt Within by Adam Kareus

When we go to ourselves for our confidence or encouragement we will end up finding more doubt.

May 1, 2019

The Disconnect by Adam Kareus

The disconnect happens when we forget who we are in Christ and choose to live in our old ways of self-reliance, self-determination, and self-rule.

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.

Jun 6, 2017

The Devil and the Dunk Tank by Joel Littlefield

The Word tells us to be sober - to have a clear mind going in - so that when the taunting from the enemy comes, we will be ready.

Mar 6, 2019

The Department of Redundancy Department by Sean Nolan

As flawed humans, we don’t always reflect this patient willingness to repeat ourselves.