Blog Category: Christian Living

Stubborn Love: Reflecting the Gospel by Keeping Your Marriage Covenant

Tim Counts | August 28, 2018

Jesus will never leave His bride. Yet, He does more than provide a supreme example of stubborn love for His bride. Part of the good news of the gospel is that believers are given the power to act righteously. Because of Christ’s death and resurrection, we can lean into Jesus today to give us the strength to follow Him in giving His kind of covenant love to our spouse.

When Leaders Fail to Discipline Their Children

Reagan Rose | August 14, 2018

One of the saddest and most damaging ways a leader can fail is when they fail in the raising of their own children. In 2 Samuel, we see how David failed in acting with justice when it was his own children who needed to be punished. There are principles here for all parents and any affected by the destructive consequences of a leader winking at their child’s sin.

Promises for Pessimists

Reagan Rose | June 19, 2018

Christians ought to have the most positive outlook on life. Not because we are blissfully unaware of the pains of life, but because we have a hope grounded in the promises of God. It is by the promises of God, that Christians alone have the sure-rooted optimism that enables them to face the deepest disappointment and the most profound pain with genuine joy.

Our Only Boast: a 3-Part Plan to Brag in Christ

Anthony Kidd | May 29, 2018

My aim is to challenge you to make the finished work of Jesus on the cross your only boast. I have a three-part-plan, taken from Galatians 6:14, to ensure that Christ will be the only thing you brag about.

The Wretched Art of Loveless Discernment

Reagan Rose | May 22, 2018

We must wield discernment like a surgeon’s scalpel. As we contend for right doctrine, we must take care to adorn it with right attitudes and behavior. We must discern with precision, humility, and sorrow. Not to temper the truth, but rather that we might bolster the truth with love.

The Cure for Spiritual Amnesia

Reagan Rose | April 24, 2018

There is always more we can learn from the living Word—even from passages we have studied for years. And we should certainly approach familiar passages with a heart eager to learn more. But there is another posture we should also cultivate as we approach well-known texts: a readiness to be reminded.

What Does it Mean to be Part of God’s Kingdom?

Bryan Murphy | April 17, 2018

During Jesus’ earthly ministry, He dealt with many people who believed they were part of the kingdom. In response, Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount and showed those who are in the kingdom of heaven recognize their sin, see God’s perfection, have a pure heart, and conduct themselves with a proper fear of God.

The Model and Power of Christian Unity

Dan Jarms | February 27, 2018

The model and power of Christian unity is found in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The principal we must follow is to not consider our advantages, position, or gifts as something for our glory but as assets to serve others.

How to Listen to an Expository Sermon

Reagan 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.

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