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Discipleship

Messy lives don’t appear on Facebook

Only a life fully exposed to God’s Word and soaking in the community of Christ can bring to light the mess our social media feeds seek to avoid, and properly develop our growth in Christlikeness.

What the Bible Says About Leading Difficult People

Annoyance is not an attribute someone can possess; it’s a response we have.

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.

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.

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 ways doctrine impacts every day of my life (and why the church needs it)

Theology is more practical than we often realize.

6 things every Christian needs to know about sanctification

Sanctification is part recognizing that our redemption has been accomplished by Christ, and part realizing that our redemption is being applied by the Spirit.

Why your personality shapes everything you do in ministry

As we rise with him, even our personalities are redeemed and regenerated and renewed and reformatted.

Why every pastor needs to become a better listener

The profile of a good listener is the opposite of the proverbial fool: patient, energetic, focused.

Does my church have to choose between Sunday school and small groups?

The church should be a place where training and growth occur so that Christians flourish.

31 questions to ask for a more Christ-centered 2018

Use these questions as a tool to craft more intentional New Year’s resolutions.

3 reasons to not skip the “boring” parts of the Bible

There are no unimportant words in Scripture. So let us delight in them and preach them all.

Take up your cross, put down your phone, and follow me

5 tips to follow Jesus in a hyper-distracted world

How can I know that my child is saved?

While we are not God and cannot see the heart, certain evidence can help us discern the legitimacy of a child or teenager’s profession of faith.