The Distinguishing Mark of Christianity
Jesus is Lord is the distinguishing article of Christianity and marks the essential confession of faith. Jesus proclaimed it to His disciples, His enemies, and His casual inquirers alike - and He refused to tone down its implications.
Forgiveness: The Very Essence of Our Faith
Forgiveness is something all of us want to receive but most of us hesitate to give. Jesus makes it clear, however, that we can’t have it without giving it.
Created for Community
Community is something we all want. How did we get this way? How did this craving, this longing, get hardwired into us? The Bible answers that question by explaining that we are created in the image of God. God created us for community.
How to Develop Your Prayer Life
Prayer is the growth of a soul as we come in contact with God. As the soul grows, the prayer life deepens.
What is Godliness? Paul's First Letter to Timothy
For Paul godliness is no static, stained-glass word. It is active—kinetic obedience that springs from a reverent awe of God.
Our High Priest Keeps Us Going
“Priest” is the only title given to Jesus that has virtually an entire book of the New Testament devoted to explaining it—the letter to the Hebrews.
Our Salvation: A Study In Jonah
The book of Jonah may be studied for many reasons, but a chief reason is for what it teaches about God's sovereignty. Sovereignty is a problem for some Christians in certain areas.
Living by Faith in an Uncertain World
So what does it mean to live by faith in an uncertain world? The life of Abraham can provide some key points to remember.
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Part 2
"Love your neighbor as yourself" is a very radical command. What I mean by "radical" is this: it cuts to the root of our sinfulness and exposes it and, by God's grace, severs it.
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Part 1
Everything else in the Old Testament in some sense depends on these two commandments: the commandment to love God and the commandment to love our neighbor. This is an amazing statement.
From Glory to Glory
Perfection is the goal of God’s sanctifying work in us. He’s not merely making us better than we are; he is conforming us to the image of his Son.
What Is Heaven Like?
Everyone wants to know about heaven and everyone wants to go there. The Bible tells us everything we can know for certain about heaven.
The Secret of Joy: Psalm 126
Psalm 126 shows us not only that “laughter” and God go together but also God and “joy.” This psalm is written to help you discover the secret of joy.
What Does It Mean to "Seek the Lord"?
Seeking the Lord means seeking his presence. But aren't his children always in his presence? Yes and no.
Being a Titus 2 Woman
The whole goal of a Titus 2 woman is to train younger women in Biblical, simple-to-measure, Spirit-empowered, love-based living. Here are the 6 characteristics.
Can We Still Believe in Life after Death? Part III
As we survey this monumental encounter between Jesus and the Sadducees, we are left with two great certainties for our lives.
Can We Still Believe in Life after Death? Part II
In answering the Sadducees, Jesus says that the resurrection is not a continuation of this life but a transformation of all that we have known.
Can We Still Believe in Life After Death?
Is there life after death? That brings us to our text, an encounter that took place two or three days before Jesus was crucified.
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.
Solomon's Song of Love
The Song of Solomon teaches that intimacy within marriage is received with thanksgiving, as all of God’s created gifts should be. Here right love is rightly exalted. Here desire and the fulfillment of that desire are celebrated.