Help! I Need More of God

Expectation vs. Reality Some people expect the pastor’s wife to have the most ideal and perfect relationship with God. After all, she lives with the pastor, sleeps next to him, has ready access to help for ...

4 Misconceptions About Contentment

Wandering in Unbelief One of our greatest struggles with contentment is that we often have an incorrect picture of what it means to be content. It’s helpful to understand what something is not in ...

Why Mourning Can Be Good for Us

Grieve for Sin It’s good to mourn, it’s healthy to be sad, and it’s appropriate to groan. Something is wrong with us, something is missing in our hearts and our understanding of life, if we are able to look...

How Discipleship Yields Restoration

Transformation by the Spirit The Acts of the Apostles is basically an account of how the Holy Spirit, the powerful and personal presence of God, transforms the earliest followers of Jesus into the restored ...

4 Questions about the Attributes of God

Q: What are God’s attributes and why have I never heard of them before? A: The attributes of God are the characteristics that describe what he is like. The word is used by theologians but is not often heard...

Why Study the Books of 1–3 John

John’s Last DaysThe Apostle John probably settled in Ephesus at the end of his life. He likely spent his final years among the Christians there, ministering to the new generation of Jesus’s disciples. As the l...

5 Questions about the Psalms

Q. What is the purpose of the psalms?A: The covenant name YHWH is used nearly seven hundred times in the Psalms! The Psalms are LORD-centered monotheistic songs. That is, they praise the one true Creator, the ...

How the Psalms Teach Us to Sing

Oh sing to the LORD a new song;sing to the LORD, all the earth!Sing to the LORD, bless his name;tell of his salvation from day to day.Declare his glory among the nations,his marvelous works among all the peopl...