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  • The Uniqueness of Sex

    Craig Blomberg
    The Uniqueness of Sex The Bible hasn't changed, nor has God's Spirit, which enables humans to obey Scripture. So why are we giving up (or giving in) so ridiculously easily and prematurely in this area?
  • A Salvation Bought With Blood, Sweat, and Tears

    Stephen Altrogge
    A Salvation Bought With Blood, Sweat, and Tears Jesus fought for our salvation with loud cries and tears. Cries of desperation, discouragement, exhaustion, and numbness. Tears of grief, betrayal, and heartache.
  • Mapping out the Bible

    Inside BST
    Mapping out the Bible For most of us, place names mentioned in the Bible don't have much meaning. We've never been to these locales, and we may not even be sure where they are. But it doesn't have to be that way.
  • How to Fight the Good Fight for Joy

    Mark Altrogge
    How to Fight the Good Fight for Joy So how do we experience Christ’s joy now? As John Piper says, it’s a fight, part of the good fight of faith. Here are some ways to fight...
  • Mending Offenses

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Mending Offenses It is impossible to live in a fallen world populated with fallen people in yet unconverted flesh and not hurt others or be hurt by them, and as believers we can do one of two things in response.
  • No Stone Left Unturned: Solving a Minor Mystery

    The Good Book Blog
    No Stone Left Unturned: Solving a Minor Mystery Recently, while reading through the minor prophet Haggai in the LXX (the Greek Old Testament), I noticed a phrase that looked familiar.
  • The Oldest Trick in the Book

    Michael J. Kruger
    The Oldest Trick in the Book The Puritan Thomas Brooks reminds us that there is also an “oldest trick in the book” when it comes to Satan’s devices against us. What is this first device?
  • Learning to be Content with the Fences of Life

    Ron Edmondson
    Learning to be Content with the Fences of Life I often find myself testing the boundaries - the fences God has placed me in life - only to find out what God had for me was best.
  • At the End of the Second Century, the Muratorian Fragment Lists 22 of Our 27 NT Books

    Michael J. Kruger
    At the End of the Second Century, the Muratorian Fragment Lists 22 of Our 27 NT Books This series is designed to introduce lay Christians to the basic facts of how the New Testament canon developed. One of the key data points in any discussion of canon is something called the Muratorian fragment.
  • When God Says “No” ... Pray

    When God Says “No” ... Pray David heard the Lord's "no" and quietly accepted it without resentment. That's awfully hard to do.
  • The Incredible, Unfathomable, Steadfast Love of God

    Stephen Altrogge
    The Incredible, Unfathomable, Steadfast Love of God My love for the Lord and others is so fickle. Some days I’m hot, some days I’m cold, some days I’m thankful, some days I grumble. But incredibly, God’s love is steadfast.
  • When God Changes Our Plans

    The Good Book Blog
    When God Changes Our Plans To say the least, I don’t deal with a “change in plans” well, especially when I am on vacation. Changes for me equal stress, hassles, and more work.
  • Following Jesus' Training Model

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Following Jesus' Training Model In this post we will look at three areas of priority in Jesus’ training model that serves as a model for pastoral mentors: relationships, proclamation, and focus.
  • The Best Time to Plant a Tree

    Dr. Ray Pritchard
    The Best Time to Plant a Tree Maybe this is the year you want to plow some new ground spiritually.
  • Don’t Be An Internet Arsonist

    Stephen Altrogge
    Don’t Be An Internet Arsonist God takes our digital words just as seriously as our vocalized words. Do we take our digital words seriously?
  • Nobody Will Remember Me, and That’s a Good Thing

    Stephen Altrogge
    Nobody Will Remember Me, and That’s a Good Thing Only a few people will remember me. I want to make sure I leave behind the right memories, and I want to live my life in light of those people who will remember me.
  • Jesus Makes Sense of My Complicated Relationship with the Psalms

    Stephen Altrogge
    Jesus Makes Sense of My Complicated Relationship with the Psalms The Psalms are so personal, so intimate, so passionate, so full of emotion and intensity. But there are certain things which make my relationship with the Psalms… complicated.
  • Powerful Promises for the Discouraged

    Mark Altrogge
    Powerful Promises for the Discouraged I guarantee you Jesus will help you and change you. You may not see drastic changes from day to day, but I promise you that 5 years from now you will say to me you can’t believe how much Jesus has changed you.
  • It Won't Wear Out

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    It Won't Wear Out We are all quite accustomed to living in a world where things simply do not last. But, if you are one of God's children, there is something in your life that will not wear out.
  • The Unexpected Perks of Being Thrown Into the Fire

    Stephen Altrogge
    The Unexpected Perks of Being Thrown Into the Fire Humanly speaking, this is crazy talk. Count it all joy whenever I meet a trial? James sounds like some sort of sadistic masochist who loves pain. But James sees things from God’s perspective.