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Seven Blessings for Empty-Handed Believers

Empty-handedness is where the blessing of God begins. People who feel they have something to offer God come to him with their hands full, but as long as our hands are full, we are not in a position to receive. As Thomas Watson says, “If the hand is full of pebbles, it […]
resurrection bodies

What Will Our Resurrection Bodies Be Like?

Our bodies run rife with limitations. We age, get slower, need more rest, and are not able to keep up with our loved ones and the responsibilities of a physical life. We suffer from aches and pains. We can sense darkness around us, and struggle to get even the smallest […]

Tears of Grief and Victory Songs

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57) Graduation ceremonies undo me now. At a graduation party recently, I watched pictures of a little baby grow to be a little girl, and then saw her step out onto the stage, […]
hope in Christ

The Two Sides of Hope in Christ

I was talking with a young girl who is facing what could be the most difficult trial of her life. She expressed her biggest fear is that it will never come to an end, that she won’t get through it. In that moment, I wanted to be able to promise […]
gospel-centered team

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Gospel-Centered Team

Ministry should never be done alone. This is why we have teams. There is something dynamic and energizing about a group of people working together with the gospel at the center. This could be a Bible study, small group, volunteer team, or a prayer group. Paul was a team leader […]

Key Connections (October 12, 2016)

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle (R.D. McClenagan, For The Church) God will give you more than you can handle. Guaranteed. When God Says “No” or “Wait” (Linda Green, True Woman) …while [God] may not immediately give us the answers we’re longing for, He is far from absent when His […]