Beyond Sunday: Death for the Rebels
When we were without strength and were powerless to save ourselves (in God's own chosen time), Christ died for the ungodly - for the rebels.
His Last Friday Was His Best
Even while dying on the cross, Jesus performed an 11th-hour miracle. He transformed the heart of a hardened criminal.
It is fashionable in some circles these days to lampoon the historic Christian doctrine of substitutionary atonement as divine child abuse. But to do so is a tragic mistake.
What Makes the Gospel Good News?
The gospel is necessary in order to change the heart from its natural pursuit and slavery to sin toward the pursuit of things pertaining to Christ. The gospel is good news. But what is the good news?
Beyond Sunday: Dying to Multiply
As the germ of life in the grain of wheat can only pass into other grains by departing from the original grain and leaving it dead, so the life which was in Christ Jesus...
Why Do We Sing So Many Songs about the Cross?
Why so many songs about the blood of Jesus? Why so many songs about salvation? There are plenty of other topics we could sing about. Why so many songs about what Jesus did on Calvary?
A Forever Kind of Love
If God loves us, we assume it must mean that we are not all that bad. Not only is this view false in every way, it destroys a deep appreciation for the amazing beauty of God’s love — that He loved the unlovely, and died for the unloving.
He Is Risen! Take off the Grave Clothes!
We need to remember this today: Since Jesus has power over death, is there anything in your life that He can’t handle?
How Were Old Testament Saints Saved?
Many people falsely assume that only New Testament believers are saved by grace whereas Old Testament believers were saved by their obedience to the law.
John: A Gospel for the World
John is organized around carefully crafted narrative strands that highlight both the signs and teachings of Jesus. This gives John’s Gospel a sense of depth as the reader is presented with a rich, multi-layered, and cosmic display of the identity, works, words, and mission of Jesus.
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.
Jehoiada: Exerting Godly Influence
Jehoiada faced the challenge that almost all of us face. That is, how do we exert influence when we have so little power?
Your Bible: A Living Treasure, Part 3
The Bible must be assimilated - taken into your mind, understood, and provided as nourishment for your soul and spirit.
7 Ways to Cultivate Joy
Want more joy in your day? Cultivate it! Joy springs from viewing the day's events from eternity's perspective.
The Gospel: Far More Than a Key to the Front Door
The gospel isn’t only for unbelievers to receive forgiveness of sins, but for every believer every day of our lives. It’s our meat and drink, our oxygen.
Beyond Sunday: Entering the Kingdom
They have omitted the one thing needful, a faithful obedience.
Asa: Strength in God
Every ruler, at the end of his days, was summed up with a single phrase, and God was the sole measuring stick of the worth of that ruler's leadership.
Your Bible: A Living Treasure, Part 2
With the Bible, you are to take it into your mind, to thoroughly comprehend it, to use it as nourishment for your mind and heart.
Why Worrying is a Failure to Grasp the Gospel
The root cause of worry is not misplaced priorities. It's misplaced faith. It's a failure to grasp the gospel of a God worthy of our trust.
Young and Mighty
The real question is, will you follow the calling God has given you, or will you give up because of the opinions that surround you?