2 min to read This one verse caught my attention and stuck with me today, much to my comfort and awe. We know God has factored into spiritual life a kind of cause and effect dynamic. We reap what we sow. We ask, He answers. But at the heart of the Christian life is God’s gracious and primary initiative in our lives. It’s true that God responds to us, but it is in no way near the way in which He acts first so that we can respond to Him.
3 min to read Today, I’ve been thinking about a question I have asked and been asked. “Does a Christian need to earn the right to share the gospel with another person.” I hope my answer to this question has improved and deepened over the years. This is a one of those important questions which ought not be simply and quickly answered, because there’s more than meets the eye. I’ll try to answer it clearly.
2 min to read David Powlison has died. Today at 11:00 am, under the care of Hospice, family, and friends, he passed into the ultimate rest of Jesus Christ and His soul-satisfying good news.
< 1 minute Criticism. Some love it, others hate it. Some people develop a critical spirit from which they routinely dish it out. Others struggle to take it, …
< 1 minute Oh, how much time and energy we’ve wasted pretending to be strong! All the while, weakness is the way. The incomparable J.I. Packer wrote a book by this very title. I loved it and I hope you will read it, and be found reading it over and over.
< 1 minute Christians are made for happiness. Don’t take John Piper’s word for it. Listen to these prolific voices.
7 min to read In Acts 16:31-34, three common phases of Gospel ministry emerge from the text. These three phases can be seen throughout the daily ministry of Paul’s life, not to mention throughout the history of the Church. First, the Gospel is proclaimed. Second, the Gospel is believed by God’s elect. Third, the people of God rejoice in Christ and His good news. Let’s consider vs 31-34 more closely so we can become more familiar with this progressive work in and around the good news of Jesus.
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2 min to read A recent Bible study included a discussion around the relationship between commitment and compliance. In essence, we considered the difference between having commitment to Christ and merely complying with His commands and ways. The conversation was clarifying for me, as I considered how often I’m content merely checking spiritual boxes, without much real interaction with or focus on the glory and pleasure of Christ.
< 1 minute These words remind me of Jesus of Nazareth…Yeshua Ha Mashiach…the Savior of the world.