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What Would Your Life Be Like This Week?

As he often did at the end of his letters, Paul left the Thessalonians some rapid-fire bullets of instruction. Any one of these commands would change us. But just think of what your life would be like this week if you simply followed all four of these instructions in...

Running and Winning Your Race

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of...

The Deliberate, Constant Choice of a Composed, Quieted Soul

Life is filled with overwhelming noise. Our old and constant Enemy orchestrates a cacophony of confusion around us. If we are not careful, we will fall right into his trap, and the results are disastrous. The secret of David’s spiritual success was his determined...

Understanding and Embracing God’s Sovereignty

The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all (Psalm 103:19 NASB). It is our lack of understanding of this verse and its massive, overarching truth that causes most of our problems. SOVEREIGNTY MEANS ... ... absolute rule....

The Prophets We Need

In every age, God has needed prophets: His men, called by Him and equipped by Him to speak His words to His people. Jeremiah was such a man. And the reason he successfully did his job (and the way we should do ours), is found in the opening chapter of the book of...

Will This Really Work?

Why should a church set aside special time for spiritual renewal? Certainly the content associated with “revival teaching” can be delivered in a sermon series, or as part of a small group or class curriculum. So, with all the other calendar events vying for attention,...

Steer Your Church Away from Unconscious Pride

The only antidote to unconscious pride is conscious humility. Unconscious pride is my heart’s belief that it doesn’t really have need; that it has the resources, wisdom, and authority to move forward without further reference. Of course, unconscious pride is just as...

Which Way Are You Leading?

Which way are you leading? Toward revival? Toward the Great Commission? Toward multiplication? “Wait, Dan, you don’t understand the structure I’m under. I’m not really in charge—the chairman of the board is, or the lead deacon, or the personnel committee, or …” True,...

Love Means Removing Bitterness

“Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them” (Colossians 3:19 NASB). It is repeated enough in the Bible that we should get the picture: Our main task as husbands is to love our wives. Not to be confused about the nature of that love, Paul adds a...

The Path to True Greatness

Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors. (Isaiah...