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  • A Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving

    Tim Brister
    A Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving This prayer is taken from a collection Puritan prayers and devotions in a book called The Valley of Vision (highly recommended). It is almost always at my side in my personal devotion and study.
  • 7 Thoughts for More Effective Prayer

    Ron Edmondson
    7 Thoughts for More Effective Prayer What do you do when you are backed into a corner and you’re about to face something bigger than your ability to handle?
  • The Unbelievable, Incomprehensible, Mind-Blowing Power Available to Us

    Mark Altrogge
    The Unbelievable, Incomprehensible, Mind-Blowing Power Available to Us Paul prays that the saints would know “what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe."
  • Thankfulness in Difficult Times

    Alan Knox
    Thankfulness in Difficult Times In the midst of struggle, Habakkuk says that he will find joy in God. This is the attitude that I want in my own life.
  • 5 Suggestions for Teaching Children Honesty

    Ron Edmondson
    5 Suggestions for Teaching Children Honesty Raising our children to be honest is an important part of our parenting. With that desire in mind, here are five suggestions to encourage honesty in your children.
  • 3 Crucial Things Single People Need To Know

    Stephen Altrogge
    3 Crucial Things Single People Need To Know After working with a lot of singles over the years, there are certain principles and practices that I would encourage single folks to develop which will serve them for many years into the future. These practices aren’t particularly exciting or thrilling, but I believe they’re extremely valuable.
  • Walk by Faith: A Misused Verse?

    Theologically Driven
    Walk by Faith: A Misused Verse? It is theologically accurate to say and to insist that the Christian must always seek to live by faith. The problem is that this is not what the text says, nor what it means.
  • Someday It Will be Worth It

    Mark Altrogge
    Someday It Will be Worth It No one in heaven will say, “Well, this is rather disappointing. Is this all I get for what I went through?” The sight of Jesus’ face alone will compensate more than a million times for every pain and heartbreak we go through now.
  • 5 Things That Cause Us to Drift Spiritually

    Chris Russell
    5 Things That Cause Us to Drift Spiritually As a pastor for the past couple decades, I have noted several key things that tend to cause Christians to drift away from God. Here are five of them.
  • Sent to Serve

    Philip Nation
    Sent to Serve God’s mission existed prior to the church, as we can see when reading the whole of the Old Testament, and has been assigned as the primary work of the church, as seen in reading the whole of the New Testament.
  • The Hidden Work and Power of God’s Word

    Mark Altrogge
    The Hidden Work and Power of God’s Word Winter is coming. And I hate shoveling snow. But over the months as it lies on the ground and soaks into the earth, it has a hidden work and power. Just like God’s Word in our hearts.
  • The Burning Bush

    Jarrid Wilson
    The Burning Bush All throughout scripture we see people encountering God in the most unfathomable ways, but I believe this is one of those defining moments that truly showcases how mysterious and relentless God is when trying to reach His people.
  • How Can We Know God Preserved Scripture?

    Theologically Driven
    How Can We Know God Preserved Scripture? The purpose of inspiration was to produce Scripture, a written record, a deposit of divine truth for the readers, not the writer. Without preservation the purpose of inspiration would be invalidated.
  • 5 Tips for Maintaining Sanity During This Election Season

    Chris Russell
    5 Tips for Maintaining Sanity During This Election Season In order to keep us from getting hurt in the scuffle, I thought it might be useful to suggest a few tips to help us maintain our sanity during this election season!
  • 7 Commandments of a Great Marriage

    Ron Edmondson
    7 Commandments of a Great Marriage I’ve observed things that work and things that don’t. I think there are some necessary ingredients for a healthy marriage. That’s the point of this post. Want a healthier marriage? Consider these 7 Commandments of Marriage...
  • 5 Benefits of Having a Challenging Teen

    Mark Altrogge
    5 Benefits of Having a Challenging Teen What good can it possibly be to have a difficult child? Or a teen who struggles with sin? Or a child who rebels against you?
  • Prayer and the Mission of God

    Philip Nation
    Prayer and the Mission of God It is critical that we remember that prayer is not a power by which we force God to act according to our will. Rather, by communicating with God, His passions can become our passions.
  • Lust Has the Worst Credit Rating

    Stephen Altrogge
    Lust Has the Worst Credit Rating Lust has the worst credit rating in the universe. It always defaults on its promises. It never delivers as advertised. It always takes more than it gives.
  • Can Women be Deacons?

    The Good Book Blog
    Can Women be Deacons? In what follows, I will present the arguments about 1 Timothy 3:11 (as referring to women Deacons or not) and propose a way this office can be promoted for greater expression of complementarianism in the church.
  • 3 Things Jesus Tells Us about Worry

    Mark Altrogge
    3 Things Jesus Tells Us about Worry Jesus knew the human heart and the temptations presented by the cares of this life. So he gave his disciples some excellent instruction on worry in Matthew 6.