The whole Bible is a love story. It begins with God, and God is love. Before anything else existed, love flowed between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus says to the Father, “You loved me before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24). I still remember when...
Confessing Our Sins Together (Ryan Griffith, Desiring God)
For Christians, confession of sin, ultimately, is application of the gospel. Authentic confession of sin is a mingling of humble contrition before God, faith-filled appropriation of the grace of reconciliation, and heartfelt gratitude for the satisfaction that has been accomplished in the cross of Christ.
We Hold Precious Words Close (Erik Raymond, The Gospel Coalition)
To those whose heart is far from God, it is my prayer that the illustration and consideration of the preciousness of God’s Word would encourage you.
The Cumulative Effect of Our Little Choices (Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspective Ministries)
Sinful actions don’t come out of nowhere—they’re the cumulative product of little moral compromises made over time, which ultimately result in ungodly behavior. On the other hand, it’s equally true that godly actions are the cumulative product of small, habitual, and Christ-honoring choices for righteousness.
Keep Praying, Keep Believing (Brad Wetherell, Unlocking the Bible)
The fears, doubts, and struggles of life abound, so we get discouraged in prayer and lose heart. For a lot of us, prayer can also become a point of shame in our Christian lives. We know that we should pray more, that our prayer lives aren’t as vibrant as they could be.
Gospel Motivations For Gospel Ministry (Nicholas Batzig, Feeding on Christ)
When our work is driven by envy of our neighbor, greed, arrogance, discouragement and bitterness will inevitably take the driver’s seat of our hearts. So what should motivate the minister of the Gospel…in the midst of a world in which envy drives most things around him? The Scriptures are full of instruction on this matter.