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  • Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness by Dan Doriani

    The first four beatitudes all describe the needs of a disciple. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness” is the last in the series (Matt. 5:3–6). Jesus first said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is …Read More

  • No Shortcuts to Growth by R.C. Sproul

    I’m still amazed whenever I see the bumper sticker that reads, “Visualize world peace.” The idea is that if I, and enough other people, create the right mental picture of peace, it will soon come to pass. It’s astounding that …Read More

  • Growing in Maturity by Tom Ascol

    One thing most children have in common is a desire to grow up. They look forward to being big and experiencing life from the perspective of someone who has advanced beyond childhood. Whether that involves going to school or getting …Read More

  • Immaturity by Dan Dumas

    The poet Ogden Nash once said, “You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.” Immaturity plagues us all. We are made clean by the blood of Christ at conversion, but we wait for eternity to be fully …Read More

  • Mature in Christ by Burk Parsons

    One of the greatest joys of pastoral ministry is preaching the Word of God to the people of God every Lord’s Day, morning and evening. However, it is also one of the greatest challenges of pastoral ministry. The challenge is …Read More

  • Maturity in Ministry by Kent Hughes

    When the New Testament addresses spiritual maturity, it uses the common Greek word teleios, which means “perfect” or “complete.” When it is applied to Christian growth, it indicates spiritual maturity in contrast to childlike immaturity as, for example, in this …Read More

  • Practice Makes Perfect by Brian Tallman

    Anyone who has ever achieved at a really high level knows that there is no substitute for practice. Sure, we’ve all heard stories of exceptionally gifted people who are able to master a subject or discipline on their first introduction …Read More

  • A Comprehensive Piety by Joel Beeke

    Piety (pietas) is one of the major themes of John Calvin’s theology. His theology is, as John T. McNeill says, “his piety described at length.” He was determined to confine theology within the limits of piety. For Calvin, theology first …Read More

  • Affluence and Discontentment by Tim Challies

    Even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these,” Jesus said as He recalled the beauty of a common lily (Luke 12:27). And I suspect that even Solomon in all his splendor could not have imagined …Read More

  • Our New Affection by Sinclair Ferguson

    In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine listed “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” At the top was Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” Second on the list (presuming no bias in the choices made by the magazine) came the Rolling …Read More

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