All Saints Day - November 1
All Saints Day serves as an annual reminder that every follower of Christ belongs to something very big and... ancient.
90 Percent of All Lepers
Good lepers are those who are healed and never forget the disease they once had. They remember how good clean feels. Bad lepers, on the other hand, are those who are healed and go on acting as if they never had the disease. This Thanksgiving sermon encourages us to model our lives after the leper who returned to give thanks.
The Risks and Rewards of Mentioning Those Parts of the Old Testament
What's it like to preach on the morally problematic passages of the Old Testament in connection with modern, Christian faith?
Don't Follow Your Heart
"Follow your heart” has become the slang way of saying listen to your intuition. And while that may work well for choosing a career that fits your skills, passions, and personality, it doesn’t work so well for your motives.
When We All Get to Heaven?
Heaven is the expectation of Christians that life does not end with physical death but, for the redeemed, continues eternally in the presence of Christ.
Facing Today with the Book of Hebrews
When we read the book of Hebrews, we encounter a community of Christians living in a time of trial, struggling to understand God in the midst of suffering. Their story is our story.
"Soul" Searching in Deuteronomy 6:5: A Hebrew Word Study without Hebrew
How well does the English translation "soul" in this verse convey the meaning of the underlying Hebrew word?
Praying to Our Father
The next time you attend a prayer meeting, pay close attention to the manner in which individuals address God.
Figuring out the "Firstborn" in Colossians 1:18
Andrew Perrin, using a verse from Colossians as an example, shows us four easy steps for working with the original text of your Bible.
Where to Look When You're in Trouble
The gospel is not a command to hang onto Jesus. Rather, it’s a promise that no matter how weak your faith may be in seasons of spiritual depression, God is always holding on to you.
False Start? Controversy Over Adam & Eve
The denial of an historical Adam and Eve as the first parents of all humanity and the solitary first human pair severs the link between Adam and Christ which is so crucial to the Gospel.
Three Steps to Shrink Spiritually
Yes, shrink. Because that's what you need to do. What shrinks our "me-centered" spiritual aspirations and gets our feet back on solid ground again?
Are Women Really "Saved Through Childbearing?"
The phrase sounds extremely sexist and abrasive, even non-sensical to the modern ear. But there is truth and freedom here if we are willing to go looking for it.
Does it matter if we're cremated or buried?
Paul's Lost Letters
There's been a lot of recent discussion about how we got the New Testament. What's if it's not all Dan Brown-style fiction?
Is the Sabbath Still Required for Christians?
Jesus does not clearly abolish the Sabbath, nor does he violate its stipulations. But if the Sabbath is a holdover from the Mosaic covenant, are Christians bound to observe it?
Nine Ways to Know That the Gospel of Christ Is True
A compelling list shared by John Piper explaining how we can be sure Jesus was who He claimed to be.
Eight Summarizing Words on the Gospel
The gospel is not a narrow set of facts or mere formula to gain entrance to heaven. It is a broad category that holds much of the Bible together---taking people from alienation from God all the way through conversion and discipleship to the new heaven and earth.
God for Us ~ Romans 8:31-39
We may feel at times that God has departed from us. How do we counter such feelings? Apart from God's sovereign grace, how can we be safe for all eternity?
The Value of Learning History: A Lesson From Jude
The little letter of Jude teaches us something about the value of learning history. This is not the main point of the letter. But it is striking.