Life

Should Christians Pray for God to Judge their Enemies?

One of the treasures of worship in the Christian church is the Psalter: one hundred and fifty inspired songs, many of them written by David.

Bible

How Even You Can Have a Pure Heart

Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” But how can anyone keep a pure heart? It seems impossible to do, but with God all things are possible.

Life

4 Truths for Christians Who May Be Struggling with Suicide

I know it’s really hard to do when you’re in complete despair about how things are going now. But don’t manage your expectations based on what circumstances you’re going through right now, but rather on the promise of what will happen when Jesus returns. Set your hope on that.—Michael Horton

Family

5 Tips for Helping Your Teens Study the Bible

As a parent, you want your teen to have the best education they possibly can.

Life

Help! I Can’t Get Control over My Tongue

How many of our regrets are the words that slipped from our mouths: mounting anger that ruptured into a torrent of destructive ugliness, icy sarcasm that cut deeply into raw and unappreciated sensitivities, relentless criticizing that crushed the other until the tears flowed?

Life

Anxiety and Depression, My Strange Friends

I am one of those ministers who has endured a handful of seasons of anxiety and depression. Most of the time, thankfully, the affliction has been more low-grade than intense. On one occasion, though, it pretty much flattened me physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. 

Gospel

Ashes to Ashes, And Yet

Have you ever had the feeling that time is speeding up and life is racing ahead whether you’re ready or not?

Spiritual Growth

What You Need to Understand about Taking Up Your Cross

Well, the most important thing here as elsewhere is to distinguish the law from the gospel. The law commands, but the gospel gives.

Spiritual Growth

Help! I’m a Spiritual Fake

Very few people I know are deluded enough to say they never sin. We all know better. We betray even our own sense of right and wrong often enough to leave us convinced we have a problem.

Life

How to Make Sense of Suffering in the Christian Life

Why do so many Christians suffer; and why do so many wicked people prosper? Why do the wicked appear blessed with riches and an easy life? Why are so many Christians in the world living below the poverty line?