Why Christians Should Think More About Heaven

This sponsored post was written by Owen Strachan, author of the just-released devotional Always in God’s Hands: Day by Day in the Company of Jonathan Edwards, and provided by Tyndale. You’ve no doubt heard the saying, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good.” I get the meaning here. We all know absentminded folks. If you’re the type of person who thinks deeply about life but goes out the door in mismatched socks, you might need to become …

Christ’s Call to Reform the Church

This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers who are promoting John MacArthur’s book Christ’s Call to Reform the Church: Timeless Demands from The Lord to His People. In the book of Revelation, Jesus wrote seven letters to cities in Asia Minor. He didn’t write them to city hall; He wrote them to the church. The church today—and particularly the church in America— needs to understand that God has not called His people out of the world simply to wage …

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God Does Give You More than You Can Handle

This week the blog is sponsored by Tyndale, and the post is written by Jason Hague, author of Aching Joy.  I am richly blessed in the community department. Not everyone is so lucky. Like others who are in the throes of crisis, autism parents often seek comfort from friends, but all too often, they get inspirational platitudes instead. Those platitudes aren’t malicious, of course. Just unhelpful. Here’s the most common example: “God never gives you anything you can’t handle.” This …

2018 Reformed Gift Guide – Find the Best Unique Gifts

This sponsored post was prepared by Missional Wear The time has come to begin making your list and checking it twice. My friends at Missional Wear have been hard at work creating unique theology-inspired goods to make your shopping a breeze. The 2018 Reformed Gift Guide is a curated roadmap to gifting success this holiday season! Here are some of the best ideas that made the top of this year’s list… Bistro Mugs Insulated Tumblers T-shirts Ladies & Raglans Sweatshirts …

Christmas is all about love. But how…and why?

This week the blog is sponsored by The Good Book Company and this post is written by Sinclair B Ferguson. It’s almost Christmas time again and, to borrow the words of John Paul Young’s song, “Love is in the air”.  (“Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh” was how the chorus eloquently ended, if I remember rightly.) Love is “in the air” every Christmas. It features in the songs we hear as we shop for presents and in the commercials we see …

Is this the Best Book Ever?

This week the blog is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books and this post is written by Joel R. Beeke. When people ask me who my favorite Puritan writer is, I admit that my answer has not always been the same over the course of my life. It is often influenced by who I am reading at the time. However, if you managed to corner me and force an answer, today I would say Anthony Burgess (1600-1663), who I believe to …

2 Reasons Why Coveting Is a Serious Sin

This sponsored post is adapted from The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them by Kevin DeYoung. Taking Sin Seriously What makes coveting such a serious sin? First, we covet when we want for ourselves what belongs to someone else. Coveting is more than thinking, “It’d be great to have a nice house,” or “I’d like to have a better job.” Coveting longs for someone else’s stuff to be your stuff. Coveting says, …

The Most Epic Tale of All Time

This sponsored post is adapted from the ESV Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God and provided by Crossway. The Most Enthralling Story Ever Written It is no exaggeration to say that the Bible is the most sweeping and engrossing and enthralling epic ever written. It spans the entire history of humanity, from Adam’s first breath in the garden of Eden to the final song of the redeemed in eternity. It tells of kings crowned …

Paul Tripp’s Story of Hope in the Midst of Suffering

This sponsored post is adapted from the Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense by Paul David Tripp. When Hardship Comes to Stay It was a surprise visit by an unwelcome visitor like it is for so many sufferers. I didn’t know that day that Mr. Hardship would knock on my door, barge his way in, and take residence in the most intimate rooms of my life. And I didn’t have any idea how his presence would fundamentally change so …

Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?

This sponsored post is adapted from volume 12 (Hebrews–Revelation) of the brand-new ESV Expository Commentary—a series designed to strengthen the global church with a widely accessible, theologically sound, and pastorally wise resource for understanding and applying the overarching storyline of the Bible.   A Difficult Passage 4 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the goodness …