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Good Shepherd

Forsake Sin by Following the Good Shepherd

Seeing the people, [Jesus] felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36, NASB) Brothers and sisters, the fight against sin feels prolonged and arduous in this life—doesn’t it? We grow in one area, only to meet the next depravity in ourselves […]
resurrection body

Four Things We Know About the Resurrection Body

At the resurrection, the transformation of the body you have now into the body you will have will be instantaneous.  All believers will receive this gift at the same time. What do we know about this new resurrection body? There’s continuity, but also changes. Here are four of them. Four […]
grieving

What Happens to a Believer at Death?

Video Notes: Brother, sister in Christ: There is no condemnation for you in the future because it has already been dealt with by Jesus in the past! “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). We have passed from death to life! Life, […]
cross

The Beauty of the Cross

The two disciples walk slowly. Their journey today is not long, but their hearts are heavy with sorrow and confusion. They were sure that Jesus would be the Messiah, the one to redeem Israel, the one who would bring restoration and peace to the world, so that all nations would […]
small group

Nine Ways to Miss the Point of Small Group

Thursday night. Bibles open. Six men from the local church pray together. One of them reads Psalm 31 and applies it to his brother. A strong sense of God-dependence fills the room. Sunday post-lunch. The church is quiet after a busy morning. Kids play in the next room, while five […]

How Stephen Baldwin’s Thief on the Cross Reached Millions

This article by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra originally appeared at The Gospel Coalition to celebrate the release of the DVD Heaven, How I Got Here: A Night with the Thief on the Cross. John Aiello was worried about his father. Seventy-three years old and suffering from renal cancer, John Aiello Sr. didn’t have much […]