Effective ministry in and through the church is advanced when everyone humbly uses their God-given gifts to serve one another.
Discerning God's will doesn't have to by a mystery. He has provided a way for us to discern his good, acceptable, and perfect will.
The gospel challenges us to think differently about why we worship and how we worship.
We can and should expect fruitful gospel ministry in 2017, but it can't be taken for granted. We must do our part.
Based on the words of the apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5, the Lord has us here because he has given us a job to do. He has called us to be his ambassadors.
We can worship God fully when we understand who he truly is and the extent of what he has done for us.
By spending just a little less on gifts we free up our resources to love as Jesus loves by giving to those who truly need our help.
The most powerful, memorable gift you can give to someone is not material, but relational.
The humility of Advent should change the way we think about how to spend the resources God has entrusted to us.
We can bless God for the many blessings he has lavished upon us in Christ.
Sound theology must always lead us to passionate doxology.
Life is not as bad as it seems because God has a people he's chosen to save and a plan he's accomplishing in and through their lives.
Why do so many people live and die without ever coming to know Jesus as Savior and Lord.
Paul draws his final conclusions about why the people of Israel hardened their hearts toward Christ while the Gentiles received the gospel eagerly.
Paul explains Israel's rejection of Jesus in light of God's sovereignty. Salvation is by God's sovereign grace, not man's free choice.
Paul shows us that the heart behind biblical evangelism is love for God and love for lost people.
The world may not value weakness, but from God's perspective we can see that when we are weak, we are truly strong.
No matter how we fail or what troubles come our way, nothing can separate us from the sovereign, loving, and saving purposes of God.
Believing that God will work all things together for the good for his people doesn't require a leap of faith. Rather, it's upheld by the reality of God's sovereignty in salvation.
Believing that God will work all things together for the good of his people doesn't require a leap of faith. Rather, it's upheld by the reality of God's sovereignty in salvation.
God works all things for our good and his glory.
When we just don't know what to pray, the Holy Spirit helps our weakness by interceding for us according to the will of God.
There's a lot going on in our word today that can be both frightening and enraging. How can Christians live in a Christ-honoring way when the world seems so chaotic and out of control?
Have you ever felt like something is just not worth your time, energy, resources, and investment? May things are just not worth it, but God promises that the work we do for the Lord will never be in vain. It's totally worth it!
Understanding our adoption as God's children is key to living a fruitful life in the Spirit.
You must be killing sin, or it will be killing you.