When you are overwhelmed by Sisyphean conflicts, I encourage you remember this sentence to remains faithful: this world causes despair, but God is sovereign, and I bear Jesus’s name. Continue reading Faithfulness amid the Absurd
I have been reading through the Gospel of John, and I have been reflecting on two stories that particularly highlight the glory of Jesus. And I’d like to share them with you also. Continue reading The Glory of Jesus Displayed in Us
We treat the minutes of our day much like we treat the dollars in our pocket, considering how we might spend what we mistake to be ours. Continue reading How Does the Bible Talk about Time?
As someone who knew Jesus personally, John offers his introduction. Here are three snapshots of how John describes his friend and Savior. Continue reading What John 1 Taught Me about Who Jesus Is
Faithfulness is often a target for our modern culture. Being in the same place for a long time apparently means you lack initiative, aspiration, or innovation. Some people assume that being in the same relationship with the same person for your whole life is just plain wrong. And many distrust anyone who is too committed to one worldview. But from the outset of the Bible, … Continue reading Behold the Faithfulness of Our Savior
Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “Goodness is the only investment which never fails.” This is a pretty sentiment, and it is true. However, it is only true if one’s understanding of goodness is rooted in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Continue reading The Story of Goodness
Being in Christ is essential to fruitful self-control, for here is the truth: Only the one who is in Christ can control their self toward freedom. Continue reading Self-Control In Christ Alone Brings Freedom
“Moderation in all things” is at best an incomplete picture of the Christian life and at worst a contradiction of how God has called us to live. Let me start by discussing the example Jesus Christ provides for us, and then offer a few applications. Continue reading Is Moderation the Best Policy for the Christian Life?
These men were David’s servants, and they were faithful to him. And their story can teach us about the root of faithful service and the reward it brings. Continue reading The Root and Reward of Faithful Service
The New Testament offers these (at least) three overviews of the whole of salvation (idea originally from Sinclair B. Ferguson’s The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction). Read these and reflect on how they reveal God’s glory. Continue reading 3 Concise Overviews of Salvation from Scripture