Silent Killer Kennedy Cooper

When you’re six years old, the world is your oyster and your imagination is taller than you are. Nothing bad could ever happen because the toxic realities of life far surpasses our level of comprehension at such a young age. I always found comfort in the security of my parents’ arms. Whether that ...more

How to Become Grateful in a Week Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

MONDAY GRUMPY? Gratitude is learning to recognize and express appreciation for the benefits we have received from God and from others. Be on the lookout for blessings, making each day a treasure hunt. Be intentional about thanking God and others for the blessings that come your way. Overall, how ...more

Resist the Devil: What Satan Can and Cannot Do John Piper

Prayer is not mainly a peace-time activity in the New Testament. It is surrounded by a sense of urgency and alertness and warning. It is a war-time instrument. It's made for battle. And the point this morning is this: We need to know the designs of Satan and how to focus our prayer successfully ...more

5 Ways to Resolve Family Holiday Tension Russell Moore

Are you really excited about the holidays, or are you dreading them? Many people dread "family time." Russell Moore writes: "We tend to idealize holidays, but human depravity doesn’t go into hibernation between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. One thing that will hit most Christians, sooner or ...more

Are You a "High-Maintenance" Person? Don McMinn

"Jesus didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion." Phil. 2:8 MSG She’s the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral. High-maintenance people wear me out. I’ve ...more

Why Evil and Tragedy Will Not Last Forever Max Lucado

Mass shootings. Violence. Hate. Max Lucado writes, "We seem to lurch from tragedy to tragedy, shooting to shooting, bombing to bombing. The kids didn’t deserve such a death. Their parents don’t deserve such grief. And we received an all too common reminder: life isn’t fair. When did you learn ...more

What Does the Bible Say about Giving Thanks? John MacArthur

Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:12–14) Paul’s prayer is a ...more

3 Ways to Be Thankful in Everything Craig Lounsbrough

Being thankful is a nice idea and something that we're supposed to do. There's something right and proper and good about it. But sometimes in the rush of life we don't feel we have time to be thankful, or that our situation isn't really something to be thankful about. Life sometimes is more about ...more

3 Answers to Lies about Rejection Deb Waterbury

Rejection is a difficult thing to reason with. Truly, when we are rejected once, it hurts, and it often takes some time to get past the pain of that rejection. But when those rejections start to pile up, one on top of the other, well, that’s a whole new ball game, isn’t it?  Feeling rejected by ...more

Are We Hijacking Repentance? Thabiti Anyabwile

 I’d like to list a few ways the biblical idea of repentance can indeed be stolen. Unhitch Method One way to hijack something would be to unhitch the word from the meaning the way a hijacker might disconnect the cab of an 18-wheeler from the cargo carrying trailer behind. In this approach, ...more