God Prepares Our Works, Motivates Us, Then Rewards Us. What’s Up with That?
When he saves us, God makes us new creations. The great worker of good makes us his workmanship, and creates us in Christ Jesus, the one who went about doing good. God creates us for good works.
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?
Why We Should Keep Waiting For God
Are you waiting on God for something? Praying and praying yet the answer seems to not be coming? God has a perfect timing.
The Joy of Fear
We tend to think of fear as bad thing. But the fear of the Lord is to delight in God’s awesomeness.
12 Things to Thank God for in the Midst of Affliction
Giving thanks helps us focus on God in our affliction, steers us away from complaining, strengthens our faith, and brings glory to Jesus. There are many things we can give thanks for when we suffer, but here are 12 that I try to remember.
How Much Power Does Satan Really Have?
Satan afflicts believers. Don’t underestimate him. He’s not an imp in red tights with a pitchfork. But don’t give him more credit than he’s due.
A Good Dose of Self-Forgetfulness
This is gospel-humility – counting others more significant than ourselves. Being genuinely interested in and concerned for others. A good dose of self-forgetfulness.
The One Question That Creates Humility and Thankfulness
What do you have that you did not receive? Think about this today. Turn it into thankfulness and humility before your generous King.
12 Things To Do When You’re Criticized
How do we respond to criticism? I haven’t always done well and I’m still learning, but here are a few things I try to think of when others criticize me.
What Does Your Worship Say about God?
If an outsider came into your Sunday meeting and observed you worshiping, what would he conclude you think about God?
How to Fight the Good Fight for Joy
So how do we experience Christ’s joy now? As John Piper says, it’s a fight, part of the good fight of faith. Here are some ways to fight...
We Know Something Nobody Else Knows
We who have trusted in Jesus know something. We know something no one else knows. It is one of the great secrets of life and one of the keys to consistent, deep, abiding joy.
Holiness Is Not an Option
Jesus commands us to practice righteousness. Both in public and in private. To hunger and thirst for true righteousness. To be holy whether anyone is watching or not.
Fretting and Fearful for Our Nation? Here’s Some Good Advice…
Do you fret over the state of this nation? Are you fearful about the way things are going with our government? If so, Psalm 37 has some good instruction for you.
Before You Make That Decision
As the new year begins, many of us face difficult and life-changing decisions. We can be grateful for God’s incredible promise in Psalm 32:8.
God Is Not Man… and Am I Ever Glad
We should scour the Bible for his promises, ask him to fulfill them and thank him that he won’t change his mind or forget to do what he’s promised.
The Kind of People God Loves to Use
In this day of celebrities and even celebrity pastors, it’s good to remind ourselves that God loves to save and work through common ordinary people. That’s one truth the Christmas story teaches us.
The Root of My Anger
We want something and can’t get it, so we fight and quarrel. So here’s a million-dollar question that helps expose that root: What do I want right now that I’m not getting?
How to Avoid the Whirling Dervish Syndrome This Christmas
To avoid the Whirling Dervish Syndrome this Christmas, as hard as it is to do, we must seek to stay our minds on Jesus and trust in him.
Powerful Promises for the Discouraged
I guarantee you Jesus will help you and change you. You may not see drastic changes from day to day, but I promise you that 5 years from now you will say to me you can’t believe how much Jesus has changed you.