The Reformed Gift Guide — Top Gift Ideas for 2020!

This sponsored post was prepared by Missional Wear This has been a year unlike any other, which means that getting your Christmas list checked off early is even more important that ever! My friends at Missional Wear have all of the best gift ideas here in one place, so you’re sure to find something for everyone, from your parents to your pastor to your best friends, including the most unique and one-of-a-kind thoughtful gifts! Top Gifts For The Season The …

Discipling Teenagers In Your Home and Church: Three Paradigm Shifts

This week the blog is sponsored by Rooted Ministry. Youth ministers and parents face a unique challenge: we’re dealing with human beings made in the image of God who are going through an incredibly tough and awkward transition from childhood to adulthood. Many youth ministry paradigms err by oversimplifying this complex transitional period, reducing student ministry down to an amped-up children’s ministry or a watered-down adult ministry experience. Consequently, the experts tell us, somewhere between 70%-80% of all youth ministry …

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Peanut Butter Armpits and a Lost Generation

This week the blog is sponsored by Road Trip to Truth, a new youth group curriculum that features Nathan Busenitz, Mike Riccardi, Shai Linne, and others. Use promo code Tim to get 15% off! Go ahead, I dare you: Go to the YouTube machine and search for “peanut butter youth groups.” Or maybe don’t, because you will find multiple videos of (supposed) adults playing gross-out games with youth groups that involve one student putting peanut butter in his armpits while …

12 Classics from John MacArthur

This week the blog is sponsored by Thomas Nelson so they can tell you about an amazing sale on resources from John MacArthur. Known for his faithfulness to scripture, John MacArthur has become one of the leading Bible expositors of our time. He has written handfuls of books to help readers gain clarity and understanding of the Bible and grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We’ve compiled a list of twelve classics that would be great additions to your …

Learning from the Puritans on Being Salt in our World

This week the blog is sponsored by RHB Publications, and adapted from Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theology. The church should stand against worldly infiltration and not look like spiritualized culture. How do we live out our Lord’s command in Matthew 5? Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of …

Help and Hope for Couples and Families

This week the blog is sponsored by Baker Books, who on September 15, 2020, released a new two-book equipping series by Dr. Bob Kellemen. Gospel-Centered Marriage Counseling: An Equipping Guide for Pastors and Counselors Gospel-Centered Family Counseling: An Equipping Guide for Pastors and Counselors Dr. Kellemen, a pastor, professor, counselor, and author of over 20 books, had several specific audiences in mind as he penned each book. First, as I crafted these two books, I pictured pastors. The typical pastor …

Doctrine According To Godliness: Bite-sized Readings On The Doctrines Of The Christian Faith

This week the blog is sponsored by Reformed Free Publishing who invites you to check out their new book Doctrine According to Godliness. Doctrine is important. That was the case at the time of the Reformation, and it’s also the case today. As Christians, we need to have a real understanding of the Scriptures’ teachings on justification by faith alone, the means of grace, and who and what the church is, just to name a few important doctrines. But books …

Paul, Timothy, and Podcasts

This sponsored post invites you to enjoy lively discussions with the most respected teachers from Westminster’s new MinistryNetwork. Paul and Timothy enjoyed a special relationship. In 2 Timothy 1:4, Paul writes: “As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy.” Paul didn’t just teach Timothy. He embraced his young spiritual son with care, honesty, and vulnerability. Timothy knew what made Paul, Paul. That’s true mentorship—a gift that many people in ministry lack. We look up …

Get a Free Audiobook Every Month!

This week the blog is sponsored by ONE Audiobooks who is offering access to a free audiobook, every month, no strings attached. Click here to get this month’s audiobook Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter by J.I. Packer and Michael S. Lundy. This timely resource was endorsed by Sinclair B. Ferguson with the following words, “Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life is simultaneously a manual for pastors and counselors, a resource for study groups, and …

Your Last Chance To Join Over 100,000 Believers Worldwide!

Today is the last day to register for Sing! Global – an immersive digital conference connecting pastors, leaders, and churches around the world to deepen worship. (Use coupon code CHALLIES to get 20% off. Sing! Global is sponsoring the blog this week.) What does it look like for our lives, families, and churches to be rooted in the Word of God? That is the question that motivates Sing! Global 2020, a digital conference event from Getty Music. Pastors, musicians, leaders, …