Pastoring in Hard Places—Why We Must Run Toward Difficult Places

This week the blog is sponsored by Acts29 and is written by Matthew Spandler-Davison the vice president for global outreach for Acts 29 and manages Acts 29’s Church in Hard Places initiative. He is also a church planter and pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church in Bardstown, Kentucky. Charles Spurgeon, the known Baptist preacher in Victorian England once said, “One night alone in prayer might make us new men, changed from poverty of soul to spiritual wealth, from trembling to triumphing.” …

Disciple Your Children in Their Emotions

Today’s post is written by Christina Fox and sponsored by Christian Focus. Christina’s new book, God Hears Your Heart follows on from Tell God How You Feel (2021) and encourages children to bring all their feelings to God. Learn more and get both books here. “Mommy, I’m scared!” When he was young, my son would seek me out during every thunderstorm. He’d arrive at my side, a favorite blanket wrapped around his head, his body trembling in fear. It didn’t help that we lived in Florida …

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Introducing the Good Faith Debates by The Gospel Coalition

This week the blog is sponsored by  The Gospel Coalition and written by Collin Hansen. Are you feeling pressure to understand and engage with an ever-growing array of confusing and polarizing issues? Perhaps you’ve witnessed bitter arguments tearing your family, friends, or churches apart. You’re not alone. I feel it too. Every week I hear from confused and concerned Christians. They want less heat and more light. They want to stay focused on the gospel. They want to put their …

The New Grace and Truth Study Bible: A Q&A with Dr. Mohler

Few resources are more helpful to Christians than a good study Bible. We have just seen the release of the new Grace and Truth Study Bible which is edited by Dr. Albert Mohler and now available in both English and Spanish. In this sponsored interview, I asked him a few questions about it. We have a good number of study Bibles available to us. What was the benefit in creating a new one? I have been dependent upon study Bibles …

Have You Believed The False Gospel of Productivity?

Today’s post is written by Sean McGever and is sponsored by Zondervan. Sean is the author of The Good News of Our Limits. You may believe in a false gospel and not even know it. Worse yet, this message may have come from your favorite Christian books, sermons, and Bible studies. False gospels are nothing new; they are as old as the good news itself. I wonder, have you believed in the false gospel of omni-productivity? Purveyors of this news sell …

Q&A with Michael Horton on Recovering Our Sanity

This Q&A with Michael Horton comes from Zondervan Reflective. Learn more about Horton’s new book at RecoveringOurSanity.com. What prompted you to write Recovering Our Sanity?  Michael Horton: The replication of America’s “civil war” in the body of Christ. It’s one thing to be hated by the world because of the gospel; it’s another thing for Christians to hate each other because of politics. But then it seemed like, with the last couple of years, a lot of other fears presented …

I Just Don’t Believe the Bible

This week the blog is sponsored by Boyce College and this post is written by Timothy Paul Jones who is inviting you to attend the Renown Youth Conference 2022. “I still want to believe in Jesus,” she said to me. “I just don’t believe the Bible.” I was wrapping up a series that focused on how God’s Word should shape our sexuality with the students in our church. When I asked the group of students if they had any questions, …

Knowing Theology Based on the Bible Is Important for Your Faith

This week the blog is sponsored by Zondervan Academic, and is adapted from the preface to Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem. Knowing and understanding basic Christian beliefs is important for every Christian. People who don’t know what the Bible teaches will have no ability to distinguish truth from error, and they will be like “children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine” (Eph. 4:14). But Christians who have a solid foundation will be …

Your Free Devotional from Trained Pastors Around the World

This week the blog is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI). As you come into God’s presence each day, may you be reminded that He’s at work among the nations. To help you with that, Declaring His Glory Among the Nations is yours to enjoy for free from The Master’s Academy International—a global training ministry that began at the request of local pastors around the world. Request your free copy today. Available to U.S. address only. The Origins of …

ShareWord Global – A new name and mission for The Gideons in Canada

This week the blog is sponsored by ShareWord Global. What do most people think of when they hear ‘The Gideons’? If you were to ask around, the answer would likely have something to do with Bible distribution, with the most common forms being Bibles in hotel nightstands or in the hands of Grade 5 students. But the thing is, the Gideons have never just been about Bible distribution – in hotel nightstands, or otherwise. If you trace back to the …