The Gospel and the Christian Life

The Deity of the Holy Spirit

Today we’ll continue our study of “Great Doctrines of the Bible” by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by looking at chapter 2 (vol. II), “The Deity of the Holy Spirit.” In the previous chapter, MLJ argued for the personality of the Holy Spirit. Next, he will demonstrate the...

Harden Not Your Hearts

Hebrews 3:7–10, "7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,     on the day of testing in the wilderness, 9 where your fathers put me to the test     and saw my works for forty years....

Christians and Special Needs: Why Christians Should Focus on Special Needs Ministry

Last summer, I had the privilege of hearing Joni Eareckson Tada speak on the topic of disabilities. Joni has been a quadriplegic in a wheelchair for most of her life, and she started a ministry called Joni and Friends to minister to others dealing with disabilities...

The Faithful Son

The book of Hebrews can be summed up in just one word: greater. As in, Jesus is greater. He’s...

Beyond Death

Beyond Death

Six-year-old Katie is sleeping soundly in her room. At once, an unfamiliar thud echoes from the basement. Katie shoots up, clutching her blanket and teddy bear as her eyes strain to adjust to the blackness. Fear gripping her senses, her quivering voice musters the...

Walking the way to justice

Walking the way to justice

How many of us have felt caught between radical positions on justice issues? This summer, doubtless quite a few. Whether at work, church, or at the screen of social media screeds, God’s people are being bombarded with words and actions that provoke and shock us, all...

The Person of the Holy Spirit

The Person of the Holy Spirit

There is great confusion today regarding the person of the Holy Spirit. Things done under the guise of the Spirit are oftentimes mere sensationalism and emotional manipulation. On the other hand, there is often such a reaction to these extremes that many believers end...

Entrusting Yourself to a Sovereign God

Entrusting Yourself to a Sovereign God

In a prayer meeting, a fellow church member asked for prayer for a man dying of lung cancer. He asked that we pray for the man’s healing of cancer, which was a fairly routine request as far as prayer meetings go. After the prayer meeting, I discovered that the man who...

Practical Faithfulness in the Throes of Motherhood

Practical Faithfulness in the Throes of Motherhood

Full Hands How can you hold on to the spiritual disciplines that feed your faithfulness when your hands are more than full? How do you freely confess your failure to treasure Christ while not giving yourself a free pass to disconnect from him? What steps can you...