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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Does Love Cover a Multitude of Sins?

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Does Love Cover a Multitude of Sins? Serious and repetitive sin is lethal to any relationship. We would not be loving the destructive person if we kept quiet and colluded with his self-deception or enabled his sin to flourish without any attempt to speak truth into his life.
  • 10 Reasons David is Called “A Man After God’s Own Heart”

    Ron Edmondson
    10 Reasons David is Called “A Man After God’s Own Heart” The following words describe the heart of David as seen in his own writings...
  • The NT Canon was Not Decided at Nicea—Nor Any Other Church Council

    Michael J. Kruger
    The NT Canon was Not Decided at Nicea—Nor Any Other Church Council For whatever set of reasons, there is a widespread belief out there (internet, popular books) that the New Testament canon was decided at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD—under the conspiratorial influence of Constantine.
  • An Early Easter Sermon

    Inside BST
    An Early Easter Sermon The early church had no lack of excitement for the resurrection of Christ, as revealed in a sermon from Leo the Great (d. 461). We'll show you what we mean.
  • Is Allah a God of Love?

    Theologically Driven
    Is Allah a God of Love? It is common today to hear people talk about a God of love, often connected with the idea that all religions teach about a God of love. But is that true?
  • Faith Is War

    Mark Altrogge
    Faith Is War It’s a fight. A battle. Faith is hard. It’s a fight to trust God when you can’t see him. It’s a fight to believe God is in control when all around us screams life has derailed.
  • So Busy That I MUST Pray

    Stephen Altrogge
    So Busy That I MUST Pray Sometimes prayer can feel like a waste of time. Surely I’m not the only one who feels like this. But then I read quotes like the this one by Martin Luther.
  • He Laid Hold of Their Feet

    Tim Brister
    He Laid Hold of Their Feet Those of us who represent the King must always remember that we look most like Jesus, not when we are looking down on others from a platform, but when we are looking up at them from a basin.
  • Depression and the Ministry

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Depression and the Ministry Pastor Bill and his wife Lisa had a growing church and a good marriage, but something was wrong. For over six months Bill felt tired much of the time.
  • The Date of Easter

    Theologically Driven
    The Date of Easter People are often surprised when they discover that a series of significant and sometimes very bitter controversies have taken place over how to calculate the date of Easter.
  • What Do You Want People to Say at Your Funeral?

    Mark Altrogge
    What Do You Want People to Say at Your Funeral? I’ve recently done two funerals. It’s had me thinking about a question someone said we should ask ourselves: What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?
  • How to Keep People from Sucking the Life Out of You

    Chris Russell
    How to Keep People from Sucking the Life Out of You Some people seem to become “human ticks” around us. It feels like they want to suck the life right out of us. They put us down. They discourage us. They look for ways to trip us and cause us to stumble.
  • You Are Not Your Labels

    Stephen Altrogge
    You Are Not Your Labels We assume that what has been always will be. We willingly adopt the labels that come with the struggles: angry, anorexic, loser, trash, failure, addict.