What's the Difference Between Flattering Your Child or Encouraging Him? Kevin Leman

We live in a time where parents feel they have to praise everything kids do; no matter what. Whether they make a good effort, a poor effort, a mediocre effort; they get praised. It’s the mentality that everybody on the team gets a trophy. “Everybody’s a winner,” nobody loses. We live in society ...more

Hell to Pay: A Fresh Look at Christ's Sacrifice Julie Barrier

I had the most remarkable encounter with God today. I was meditating upon Jesus on the cross, and, after decades of being a Christian, God revealed to me an aspect of Jesus’ suffering that I never understood or even considered. What was it truly like for Jesus to experience “hell” on the cross?  ...more

Rest and Reassurance Lysa TerKeurst

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” — Matthew 11:28 We all have those times we wish the voice of God would audibly speak so loudly there’s no way we could miss it: “This is the direction I want you to go.” Then we’d know whether to stay the course or head in ...more

Why the Cross is Foolish John MacArthur

Why do we call people without Christ "lost?" Dr. John MacArthur teaches us why the cross is foolishness to the unbeliever: "Unregenerate sinners are completely lost. Unaided and unilluminated, in his natural condition and without the gospel, the sinner will never find a way to God. In fact, he ...more

Holy Week and the Insomnia of Jesus Russell Moore

When the disciples screamed in the face of a storm, Jesus slept (Mk. 4:37-38). When Jesus screamed in the face of a cross, the disciples slept (Mk. 14:37,41). Why could Jesus sleep so peacefully through a life-threatening sea-storm, and yet is awake all night in the olive garden before his arrest, ...more

5 "C's" of Successful Parenting Drew Anderson

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them…” Psalm 127:3-5a I am a father of three children. They’re not too old, and they’re not too ...more

9 Keys to Experience Heaven Now Don McMinn

What is the most powerful way to worship here on earth? A good pattern for earthly worship is heavenly worship. If we study Revelation's description of heaven, we can truly give God the glory He deserves. Christ taught us in the Lords Prayer to pray for "...your will be done on earth as it is in ...more

Grandparent's Guide: The Art of Asking Questions Deborah Haddix

One of the most powerful tools any grandparent can utilize is that of asking questions. This simple act reaps so many benefits. Asking questions of your grandchildren shows your interest in them and draws them into conversation. Your questions can help you learn more about your grandchild’s ...more

Have a New Teenager by Friday: Be Purposeful Kevin Leman

How your teenager will respond has everything to do with respect-your kid’s respect for you, and your respect for your kid. Respect begins from the earliest of stages and builds up over your years of relationship together. The battles between will-what I call developmental carnality-usually start ...more

Who Are the Seven Spirits in Revelation? Eli Lyzorkin-Eyzenberg

In Revelation 1:4-5a we read: John to the seven assemblies located are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus the Messiah, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of ...more