Worship According to the Gospel

November 24, 2020

Not all worship is the same, as the story of Cain and Abel makes clear, and the worship God accepts is the worship He prescribes. Are you engaged in self-styled worship or spirit-styled worship?…

Making Your House a Home

November 17, 2020

You don't need to be a builder to know the difference between a house and a home: a house is built with materials; a home is built with love. Which one are you building?…

Hope for the Downcast Soul

November 10, 2020

Difficult circumstances can lead to spiritual depression, but God can help you replace negativity with a bright outlook that's based on His truth.…

The Beginning of a Divine Friendship

November 3, 2020

We shouldn't just gather information about God but come to know Him in a personal way. Abraham provided a model of how to do that as God's friend.…

Knowing God's Will for Your Life

October 27, 2020

How can we know God's will for our lives? What kind of guidance can we expect? A notable example from Paul's life furnishes an excellent template for exploring these questions.…

The Unifying Work of the Trinity

October 20, 2020

Scripture reveals one God in three distinct persons. What impact should that have on us and the relationships in our lives?…

You Matter to God

October 13, 2020

Some people believe in a god who isn't very big and can't do very much. He smiles a lot but is weak and helpless to act. So what's your view of God? Does it match the Bible's description of Him?…

Your God Is with You

October 6, 2020

God's omnipresence means He is everywhere present—He is inescapable. As believers, that truth ought to bring us great comfort.…

God Is Speaking to You

September 29, 2020

In this age of communication, we can talk a lot and forget to listen well—especially to God. So how does God communicate? How does His message get out to the world? And more importantly, who's listening?…

Living on Earth, Moving Toward Heaven

September 22, 2020

How do we strike a balance between living as both citizens of earth and citizens of heaven? Paul modeled this for us in Philippians 1.…

Your Life for God's Glory

September 15, 2020

As believers, we're to be consecrated to the Lord: dedicated wholly to His purpose and glory. A number of examples in Scripture show us what this looks like.…

How to Treat a Broken Heart

September 8, 2020

Brokenhearted people need hope. Thankfully, Jesus gave us an example of how to rekindle hope in the lives of those who are experiencing sorrow and grief.…

The Pursuit of Happiness

September 1, 2020

Happiness isn't found by direct pursuit; it's a by-product of pursuing God and His holiness. Psalm 1 gives us several identifying markers of the truly happy, or blessed, person.…

Your Father in Heaven

August 25, 2020

The first four words of the Lord's Prayer tell us a lot about our heavenly Father and how we ought to relate to Him.…

What Would Jesus Do?

August 18, 2020

The popular phrase isn't "What would Jesus think?" but "What would Jesus do?" In Philippians 2, the apostle Paul described how Jesus humbly left heaven and came to earth, giving us an example to follow.…

The One Who Knows You

August 11, 2020

God knows everything about us, and He still loves us and is invested in the details of our lives. This truth is something David marveled over in Psalm 139.…

Are Your Words Life-Giving?

August 4, 2020

We have hundreds of opportunities every day to make sure the words we say are truthful and loving. How can we make the most of those opportunities?…

Ruling Your Tongue

July 28, 2020

It's so easy to sin with our tongues—with the words we say. James warned us of this human tendency and expounded on why it's such a big deal.…

Cultivating Gratitude in Your Heart

July 21, 2020

Being grateful doesn't come naturally to us; it has to be cultivated. One way we can do that is by following David's pattern of giving thanks in Psalm 103.…

When Life Spins Out of Control

July 14, 2020

If you think you have things under control, think again. God is the one who's ultimately in control, as we see in the story of Jesus' arrest in Gethsemane.…