Fewer doctrines of the Christian faith are more comforting than the sovereignty of God. It humbles you in good seasons, provides hope in hard seasons, and gives joy in all seasons. The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is a constant nourishment for the soul. But how do we define sovereignty? A.W. Pink defines it this way: “The […]Read more "Charles Spurgeon on The Sweet Sovereignty of God"
What idols are plaguing the western church today? Tim Keller sat down with Jefferson Bethke way back when to discuss the idols that are most prominent in western churches. You can watch the full video here, or you can just read below to gather Tim’s thoughts. In Keller’s eyes, here are the three biggest idols […]Read more "Tim Keller on The 3 Biggest Idols In Western Churches Today"
God has a Plan A for your life. And there is no Plan B. I was reminded of what this plan was the other day from the book of Thessalonians. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13, we find a startling verse from Paul: “For this is the will of God, your sanctification . . .” What’s God’s […]Read more "What’s God’s Plan for Your Life?"
John Piper gives ten words of counsel in this fourteen minute video on sexual purity for single Christians. Feel free to watch the video, or you can just read the ten counsels below, to go along with all of the the follow-up points that Piper makes. 1) Do not seek regular sexual gratification through masturbation. […]Read more "Sexual Purity: 10 Words of Counsel For Single Christians"
In God’s providence, I ate dinner with one of John Piper’s Seminary students back in the fall at a Conference. This student knew Piper well. Really well. So when asked to comment on Piper, I’ll never forget what he said. “With Piper, what you see is what you get. He’s a polarizing figure. Some people love him, some people hate him. But […]Read more "What’s John Piper Really Like?"
We can have testimonies that are more or less dramatic, but never one that is boring. When God raises someone from the dead, it is always staggering.Read more "Why No Testimony is Boring"
We all struggle or have struggled with anxiety. We might know why practically, but do we understand why theologically? There are many different theological answers one might give for our anxious behaviors. But in this post, however, I’ll give one reason that I’ve noticed many Christians seem unhealthily preoccupied with: the hidden will of God […]Read more "A Theological Answer To Your Anxiety"
If you are in the process of choosing a church, or know someone who is, some sort of criteria for the decision-making process can be helpful. But there’s no reason to nit-pick until the cows come home. Every church has its flaws. If you find a church that’s perfect and then become a member it […]Read more "4 Questions to Consider When Choosing A Church"
Are your motives behind your ambitions selfish or godly? Are you doing what you’re doing so that Jesus may be made much of, or so that you would be made much of? These can be tough questions. Especially for those of us that are highly ambitious. But we should find comfort in that ambitions for […]Read more "C.S. Lewis and John Stott on Ambition"
“What’s up, fam?” These were the words that Lecrae spoke to me when I introduced myself to him. I remember the day like it was yesterday. But it was 2008. It was the beginning of my sophomore year and I attended a college in a town of about 10,000 people. All my life I had […]Read more "The Day I Met Lecrae"