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  • 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 Mark Ross

    The apostle Paul writes in Colossians 1:28, “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” This verse presents us with a summary statement of the Apostle Paul’s ministry, as …Read More

  • In Praise of Heavy Providences by Mike Pohlman

    Today, I’m struck anew with how contrary to the world is the Christian life. I’m thinking specifically about how the world will almost without fail define the best way forward in life as the way of ease. That is, the …Read More

  • Why Study Church History? by Jon Payne

    If church history does not get your blood pumping, you had better check your spiritual pulse. The sixteenth century alone provides a treasure of soul-stirring narratives. Think of Martin Luther’s bold and daring stand for the gospel against the destructive …Read More

  • The Mortification of Addictions by Jeremy Pierre

    I used to serve as the deacon of grounds at our church, and weeds were my worst enemies. Weeds are the bullies of the domestic plant world. They steal the precious resources needed for growth from your grass and flowers, …Read More

  • Legalism Defined by Nicholas Batzig

    If you want to demean someone in the church, you simply have to use the “L-word” when speaking to or about that person. The number of times one believer has called another believer a legalist is inestimable. Name-calling often ensues …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

  • A Renewed Mind, a Transformed Life by Chris Larson

    Most would have expected to see John 3:16 at the top, but there was Romans 12:2 leading an annual list of the most bookmarked, highlighted, and shared Bible verses. Since smartphones have become ubiquitous, it is now possible for software …Read More

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