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8 reasons you need the Puritans more than you think

The Puritans can teach us how to suffer, serve, and lead with faithfulness.

Should a pastor use Greek and Hebrew in his sermon?

5 steps to using Greek and Hebrew in your sermons (without boring your church)

How to pursue self-control (without being a legalist)

To have self-control is to fight temptation and put sin to death. Not just one day, every day. Not just one hour, every hour.

Dealing with disappointment to the glory of God

Disappointment is a gauge of how a person perceives his life—what he believes about it and wants from it.

3 ways to misread the Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount may be the most well-known and most misunderstood sermon in all of history.

Ten Bible books that you can read in less than 90 minutes

Even the most distraction-prone reader can (probably) muster up the patience to sit for 30 minutes. Reading longer books is harder, but brings greater rewards.

Your church can reach the nations without leaving the neighborhood

International mission work, by God’s providence, is no longer just international.

Jesus calls you to hate your family. Here’s why

Our Savior to calls us to love him supremely—even if it costs our lives. No matter what, it’s worth it.

Were Jesus’s parables really supposed to confuse people?

Parables simultaneously reveal and conceal the truth about Christ.

4 reasons every Christian needs time in silence

Embrace silence as that peaceful, healing balm for your noisy, restless soul.

My secret for reading half of the Bible in just 30 minutes

Half of the Bible’s 66 books could be read in thirty minutes or less.

How an ordination council reminded me of a pastor’s purpose

Pastoral ministry is primarily about shepherding and caring for people.

I’m a veteran. Here’s what I wish my pastor didn’t do on Memorial Day

Older veterans likely see standing for Memorial Day as paying tribute to those left behind, but many of us experience guilt for stealing from those we love.

3 ways the gospel changes apologetics

We defend the gospel with gospel-changed hearts.

The problem with Bible reading plans (and what to do about it)

Many Bible reading plans split up the text and flow of most of the books of the Bible. Yes, one still reads the Bible, but it is a very unnatural reading.

Is there anything worse than sin? Jesus says so

For those who have led little ones astray—who have caused others to renounce the gospel—their punishment will be more intense in some way.

4 reminders from Galatians every pastor needs today

We are not in ministry to share our own spiritual insights or to coach others with practical tips for living. We are called to preach Christ and him crucified.

Are you called to ministry?

God does calls ministers, and presents these servants as gifts to the Church.