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  • Future Joy by Kim Riddlebarger

    When writing to Christians in the city of Thessalonica, the Apostle Paul instructs them, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:16–18). These …Read More

  • Superficial Joy vs. True Joy by Joe Holland

    Banking is boring. Or, at least, that is what most people think—that is, unless you’re the son of a banker, which I am. You see, every once in a while, my dad would bring me to work with him and …Read More

  • The Church Triumphant by Robert VanDoodewaard

    It can be hard for us to think of the church as victorious. As we survey the landscape, we see churches slipping into lawlessness and even anti-Christian teachings. In our personal lives, some of our deepest wounds may be from …Read More

  • The Goodness of God by Eric Alexander

    Many years ago, my wife and I were on our summer holiday. At church on Sunday morning, we met a friend whom we had known as a student. He was a bachelor, and we took him to lunch. As we …Read More

  • Bearing and Enduring by R.C. Sproul

    Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor. 13:7). I want to focus on the bearing and enduring aspects of love. Those aren’t the same thing, but there is a close link between …Read More

  • The Soft Prosperity Gospel by Erik Raymond

    What do you think of when you read the words prosperity gospel? Odds are that your stomach turns a bit as you think about the preachers on television who speak to very large crowds and appeal to even more people …Read More

  • Suffering Financially before the World by David Briones

    Financial suffering is a reality in the lives of many Christians today. Many of us are familiar with the vulnerable moments of financial crisis. Will I be able to get a job this month? Will I have enough money to …Read More

  • Awakening Today by Tim Keesee

    Spiritual awakenings are not just a thing of the past, when giants walked the earth—giants such as Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, John Wesley, or Charles Spurgeon. History matters, but we can’t live and believe as if our best days—and really …Read More

  • The Violent Take It by Force by David Briones

    Jesus said, “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matt. 11:12). Two questions have left readers scratching their heads: first, what is meant by …Read More

  • When Towers Fall by David Strain

    God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” So wrote C.S. Lewis in his book The Problem of Pain. …Read More

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