Listen Before You Speak: An Essential Attitude for PrayerBrad Klassen | October 2, 2018
Hearing the Word of God as He has delivered it in Scripture is the starting place for your life of prayer—whether you are new disciple of Jesus Christ or a seasoned prayer warrior. If you find yourself struggling in prayer, it can ultimately be traced to your struggle in the study and understanding of Scripture.
Relearning the Discipline of Self-Control in a Society of Instant Gratification, Part 3Ace Davis | September 27, 2018
Just as the walls are the greatest defense for a city, self-control is our defense as believers. But we must also remember that we are only able to practice self-control as we surrender control of our lives over to Jesus Christ and live in victory over sin as He enables us to practice self-control.
Relearning the Discipline of Self-Control in a Society of Instant Gratification, Part 2Ace Davis | September 26, 2018
There are three main areas of our lives we need to practice self-control over: our thoughts, emotions, and body. Athletes go through rigorous training for a trophy—a perishable prize. But as Christians, we are promised an imperishable crown that will never fade away. We must have self-control as we await our crown that we might be used by God for His glory.
Relearning the Discipline of Self-Control in a Society of Instant Gratification, Part 1Ace Davis | September 25, 2018
When we fail to practice self-control, we are like the city of Jericho—open to attacks of the enemy and waiting for destruction. As believers, we face temptation on a daily basis. Self-control is the wall of defense against the sinful desires that wage war against our soul.
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Thus Sayeth the Pastor: the Nature and Limits of Pastoral AuthorityAustin T. Duncan | May 8, 2018
In many churches today, pastoral authority has been abused and has overreached its God-given boundaries. To be a blessing to the church, leaders need a functional understanding of pastoral authority.
How to Listen to an Expository SermonReagan Rose | February 14, 2018
The reason we are inattentive listeners is that while many preachers spend years honing the craft of sermon preparation, even attending years of post-graduate schooling, the average congregant has never been taught how to listen to an expository sermon.
7 Reasons Your Church Should Take Eschatology SeriouslyMichael J. Vlach | January 9, 2018
It is concerning that some churches don’t take eschatology seriously. Not only should we be interested in prophetic events to come, we are also looking for our Savior, with whom we will spend eternity.
Did Jesus become a Sinner on the Cross?Nathan Busenitz | July 27, 2016
Did Jesus become the literal embodiment of sin, or take on a sin nature, or become a sinner when He died at Calvary? The heart of the question centers on Paul’s statement in 2 Corinthians 5:21: “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Slaves of ChristMichael Riccardi | June 25, 2015
At its core, the essence of the Christians can be described as slaves of Christ. The picture is not someone whose will is constantly frustrated over and against the whims of his master, but of someone whose will is lovingly and happily conformed to the Master’s will.