• Wisdom for the Asking by

    It is common knowledge that in today’s world of consumerism nothing is free. When we see something that looks like a good deal, we tend to think that it’s too good to be true. If a person gives …

  • Confession, Forgiveness, & Cleansing by

    Our understanding of how serious a problem is determines the kind of solution we will seek. For instance, a person who is experiencing an illness will often delay a visit to the doctor until he is convinced that he cannot …

  • Children Are a Heritage by

    A biblical vision of parenting and childrearing is urgently needed in today’s world. Common assumptions about children tend to be unbalanced. Some people have naïve and unrealistic expectations about children, while others view them as unwanted burdens. Sadly …

  • Mountains Cast Into the Sea by

    As part of God’s curse in Genesis 3, life in a fallen world is fraught with hardship. As a result, Christians experience things like hunger, disease, and sorrow. In addition to these natural obstacles and difficulties, Jesus also warned …

  • He Has Overcome the World by

    The Bible uses the term “world” in several different ways. For instance, “world” often refers to the people who inhabit the world, such as in John 3:16. It can also refer, as in Acts 17:34, to the physical …

  • All Scripture is Profitable by

    In the West, Christians have greater access to the Bible today than at any other time in history. Most believers in the United States own several printed copies of the Bible and also have the ability to read it on …

  • Don’t Be a Spiritual Baby by

    Children often tease one another by calling each other babies. No child, or adult for that matter, wants to be labeled as a baby. As insulting as that may be to us, the author of Hebrews chose that very word …

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: By Grace Alone by

    In this optional session, Sinclair Ferguson poses probing questions for today’s believer: “If I am not amazed by God’s grace, can I really be living in it? Can I really be tasting, and savoring, and delighting in it …

  • Twenty-Five Years of Desiring God by

    Celebrating the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, Desiring God was published twenty-five years ago to explain how delight is our duty. In this lecture, Dr. John Piper expands on the …

  • Pleasing God by

    Scripture calls us to be holy as God is holy and exhorts us to strive for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. There are pitfalls, however, as we strive to mortify the flesh: we can easily …

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: Believing God by

    In this optional session, R.C. Sproul Jr. challenges Christians to take a second glance at the promises of God in the Bible in order to see anew the grandeur of what God has committed Himself to do for His …

  • Don’t Waste Your Life by

    Many people, even Christians, go through their lives devoted to trivial things, living for comfort and pleasure. There is no passion for God. In this lecture, Dr. John Piper exhorts all of us to not waste our lives on such …

  • Christ, Kingdom, & Culture by

    Jesus Christ has been seated at the right hand of God the Father, and His kingdom has already been inaugurated although not yet consummated. How does our understanding of this biblical truth impact the church’s relationship and interaction with …

  • Questions and Answers #2 by , , ,

    The Word of God makes it clear that consistent and progressive spiritual growth is to be the goal of every Christian. As we practice the spiritual disciplines described in the Word of God, the Holy Spirit moves us to submit …

  • Why Do Christians Still Sin? by

    All Christians struggle with continuing sin in their lives, and many wonder why. If God answers prayers that are according to His will, and if God’s will is that we do not sin, why doesn’t God grant our …