Don’t Downplay Your SufferingReagan Rose | December 4, 2018
Like a doctor slapping a smiley face sticker over a cancerous tumor, all some Christians know to do in the face of calamity is to pave it over with platitudes. But Lamentations teaches us, “Don’t downplay your suffering.” Minimizing suffering is more than just unhelpful to the pained, it’s also unappreciative of God’s plan. And by staying in a state of denial we deny ourselves and others true comfort and a unique opportunity to glorify God.
Top 10 Articles of 2018TMS Staff | December 1, 2018
Here is a recap of our readers’s top ten favorite articles of the year!
Grace and Peace and Thanks to YouElliot Kang | November 27, 2018
What other word can we have for you but “partner”? It is not just your giving, but your example, that encourages us to be faithful to the work that God has entrusted to us. You are part of our TMS family. You train men for gospel ministry.
The Theology of ThanksgivingRich Gregory | November 20, 2018
As with many holidays, Thanksgiving is deeply rooted in Christian theology and practice. In the hearts and homes of the redeemed, the focus of Thanksgiving must not be on traditions or limited to a single day in late November. For us, giving thanks is to be a deeply spiritual exercise that naturally flows from a transformed heart.
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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.