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  • The Gospel According to the Minor Prophets

    Matthew Harmon
    The Gospel According to the Minor Prophets This past Sunday we came to the end of my class on the Minor Prophets. In an effort to try to summarize what we covered in the previous twelve weeks, I focused on two key concepts and four key themes.
  • The Inward Reality of Worship

    Founders Ministries Blog
    The Inward Reality of Worship If you have ever experienced the glory of God and the joy of communing with Him in worship, you know that nothing else will ever satisfy your soul like God. We can never be satisfied with anything else. And we want this joy, not just for ourselves, but for others.
  • Church is for Messy People

    Stephen Altrogge
    Church is for Messy People I distinctly remember one Sunday when a man said to me something like, “When I look around, I see all these people who have their lives together. Meanwhile, my life is a mess.” Church should be a place where messy people feel comfortable.
  • Did Early Christians Believe Jesus Would Return in Their Lifetime?

    Michael J. Kruger
    Did Early Christians Believe Jesus Would Return in Their Lifetime? If Christians thought the world would end in their own lifetime, then, it is argued, they would not have been interested in composing new scriptural books. Thus, the idea of a canon must be a later ecclesiastical development.
  • What to Do When You’re Engulfed by Darkness

    Mark Altrogge
    What to Do When You’re Engulfed by Darkness When we’re in the darkness of affliction, our temptation is to circle the wagons and turn inward. We’re tempted to self-pity and self-focus. To withdraw. We don’t feel like being around others. But God tells us to do the opposite.
  • Martyrium of Apostle Philip Found

    Associates for Biblical Research
    Martyrium of Apostle Philip Found Hierapolis was founded in the 3rd century BC and by 133 BC was under the control of the Roman Empire, and it has long had a connection with the apostle Philip. A recent discovery may show why.
  • The Dangers of Prosperity

    Matthew Harmon
    The Dangers of Prosperity We often think of the unique challenges and opportunities that facing lack/need presents. But less frequently recognized are the dangers that abundance/prosperity brings. There are at least four that come to mind.
  • Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling These 10 questions from the Bible will help get to the heart of a marriage.
  • Three Reasons Why the Lottery is a Bad Bet

    Theologically Driven
    Three Reasons Why the Lottery is a Bad Bet There are many reasons why people should not play the lottery and several more why it should be viewed as poor public policy. Here are three reasons why Christians should not spend their money on the lottery:
  • Are All Sins Equal?

    Craig Blomberg
    Are All Sins Equal? One person commits adultery, but probably all of us lust. So how can we criticize the adulterer or engage in church discipline with them?
  • Scattered Saints: The Church Spreads

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Scattered Saints: The Church Spreads Building on the two previous posts regarding leadership development for church planting and revitalization in the book of Acts, this post will consider leadership development with the scattered saints.
  • Relationships: Something Bigger

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Relationships: Something Bigger We were surprised. We simply didn't see it coming. We thought things were going well. We thought we'd built a good relationship.
  • 6 Marks of a Maturing Church

    Philip Nation
    6 Marks of a Maturing Church In Acts 9:31, a description is made of how the church was beginning to mature and minister in a hostile culture. I find that there are six marks in this single verse.
  • When Your Faith Dwindles

    Ron Edmondson
    When Your Faith Dwindles You and I, if we are honest, know that our faith often dwindles. We often try to take on the storms with our own abilities.
  • 5 Terrific Ways to Ruin Your Life (from Proverbs)

    Chris Russell
    5 Terrific Ways to Ruin Your Life (from Proverbs) The Book of Proverbs gives us some amazing wisdom for life. Along with that, Solomon also exposes some common ways that people end up messing up their lives. There are many listed in this great book, but allow me to highlight five of them.
  • Fix Your Eyes

    Jarrid Wilson
    Fix Your Eyes Over the last few weeks I’ve begun studying a passage of scripture that has really transformed the way I live my everyday life.
  • Lessons Learned as a Biblical Counselor

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Lessons Learned as a Biblical Counselor My faith in God as a loving Father and ruling King has been multiplied one hundred times over as I have had the privilege of seeing Him rescue, restore, and redeem His children from some of the most catastrophic circumstances you could ever imagine.
  • Specks and Beams

    Theologically Driven
    Specks and Beams The reason that our Lord points out the hypocrisy of the judges in Matthew 7 is because they are not genuinely concerned about sin or about helping other people. If they were concerned about sin, they would deal with their own first.
  • Thermopylae and the Book of Esther

    Associates for Biblical Research
    Thermopylae and the Book of Esther The Battle of Thermopylae is one of the most heroic battles in the annals of military history. What can this event show us about the book of Esther?
  • God’s Shovel Is Bigger than Mine

    Mark Altrogge
    God’s Shovel Is Bigger than Mine When we give generously, we reflect God’s own lavish nature. God so loved the world he GAVE – his only begotten SON for our salvation. And Jesus emptied himself and became poor to make us rich.