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  • What is a Disciple?

    Today’s blog is sponsored by the D3 Youth Conference, March 8-9, 2024 at Boyce College in Louisville, KY. Some words become so familiar they risk losing their meaning. For Christians, the term “disciple” carries just such a risk. We read about Jesus calling forth disciples in the pages of the Gospels. We recognize the command…

  • Free Small Group Video Studies from Open the Bible

    This week the blog is sponsored by Open the Bible. If you’re looking for small group video resources that are Bible-centered, accessible, and applicable, look no further! Led by Pastor Colin Smith and select teachers, Open the Bible Courses provide small groups the perfect resource to equip the hearts and minds of growing believers. Courses…

  • Your Invite to TMAI’S 2024 International Symposium

    This week’s post is sponsored by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI), a global network of pastoral training centers that specialize in expository preaching. They invite you to sign up for their 2024 International Symposium on March 5th in Los Angeles, California. Our world today is obsessed with what is new, clever, and convenient. Headlines, podcasts,…

  • The Isolation of Disability and the Providence of God

    The Isolation of Disability and the Providence of God

    One of the darkest and most difficult parts of being a special needs family is personal, cultural, and even spiritual isolation. For the person or family affected by disability it is much easier to stay hidden in obscurity than to be judged by the watching world. Isolation not only provides protection from the silent stares…

  • Immanuel and Our Fears

    This sponsored post was provided by Burke Care, and written by Jen Arend , which invites you to schedule care today with a certified biblical counselor. Is there one Christmas theme that strikes you each year without fail? For me, it is “Immanuel, God is with us” (Matthew 1:23).[1] What is it about this name of Jesus that is…

  • Catechisms: A Map to the Christian Faith

    Catechisms: A Map to the Christian Faith

    This week, the blog is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books’ new devotional on the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Glorifying and Enjoying God (written by William Boekestein, Jonathan L. Cruse, and Andrew J. Miller). Enjoy this brief article explaining the history and benefits of studying this precious document. Glorifying and Enjoying God is intended not only to increase knowledge but to…

  • Children's Hunger Fund Giving Tuesday ad 2023

    Why is Charitable Giving Important?

    This week the blog is sponsored by Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF), a nonprofit seeking to “deliver hope to suffering children by equipping local churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry.” Serving in the United States and 31 other countries, CHF seeks to help the local church reach suffering children and families in their communities with both physical help and…

  • Depression at the CoRE

    Depression at the CoRE

    Today’s post is sponsored by BJU Seminary and written by Bruce Meyer, biblical counseling faculty member. BJU Seminary equips Christian leaders through an educational and ministry experience that is biblically shaped, theologically rich, historically significant, and evangelistically robust. What do we do with dark despair? If you know anything about depression, you know that its seems to…

  • Fighting Cancer and Clarifying The Apostle Paul

    This week the blog is sponsored by Clarifying the Bible and Clarifying The Apostle Paul, and is written by Mitch Maher. Praise God with me! In December 2017 my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in 2018 she is doing wonderful—cancer free! In May 2021 I was diagnosed…

  • Free Stuff Fridays (Reformation Heritage Books)

    This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books, who also sponsored the blog this week. The Family Worship Bible Guide aims to provide invaluable help to those who want to do daily, intentional family worship. The guide presents the two or three major practical takeaways from each chapter in the Bible. Click here…

  • Does Your Family Worship Together?

    This sponsored post was povided by Reformation Heritage Books, and written by Dr. Joel Beeke, contributor to the Family Worship Bible Guide, to illustrate the call and benefits of studying the Bible in the home each day. “Lead family worship with a firm, fatherly hand and a soft, penitent heart. Speak with hopeful solemnity. Expect…

  • Where You Abide Reveals What You Love

    This sponsored post was provided by Burke Care, and written by Cameron Woodall , which invites you to schedule care today with a certified biblical counselor. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me – John 15:4 ESV…

  • Behold Wonderous Things

    This sponsored post was provided by Burke Care, and written by Jim Burke, which invites you to schedule care today with a certified biblical counselor. Open my eyes, that I might behold wonderous things out of your law. Psalm 119:18 Today, it is so easy for me to read this verse and conclude, “Oh, Father! You…

  • Announcing The Missionary Conference

    This week the blog is sponsored by The Missionary Conference (October 2024, Jacksonville, FL). Plan to attend it to hear from John Piper, Sinclair Ferguson, Kevin DeYoung, Conrad Mbewe, and many others.  There are many, many Christian conferences, all with varying values. Why another conference? And why put missions front and center? Here are four…

  • The Ten Commandments for Children

    This week the blog is sponsored by Reformed Free Publishing Association. This post is about their brand new picture book, The Ten Commandments for Children, written by Prof. Ron Cammenga and illustrated by Ana Sebastián. Jesus Christ is glorified when we obey Him. That is what Jesus meant when he told his disciples, “If you…

  • How Do You Enjoy Life At Its Very Best?

    This week the blog is sponsored by The Good Book Company, publisher of The Christian Manifesto by Alistair Begg. In the book, Alistair unpacks Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain from Luke 6, encouraging Christians to live a radically different life that upends the world’s values and philosophies. Readers will see that they are called to…

  • Our Obligation to Care for Widows

    Today’s post is sponsored by BJU Seminary and written by Stuart Scott, professor of biblical counseling and ACBC Fellow. BJU Seminary equips Christian leaders through an educational and ministry experience that is biblically shaped, theologically rich, historically significant, and evangelistically robust. God cares how we treat people because He Himself is gracious and kind to…

  • Would Paul Reject Biblical Counseling?

    This sponsored post was provided by Burke Care, and written by Cameron Woodall , which invites you to schedule care today with a certified biblical counselor. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead –…

  • Are You Keeping Track of Your Church’s Culture?

    This week the blog is sponsored by The Gospel Coalition. You’re Not Crazy is a practical guide designed to help weary leaders renew their love for ministry by equipping them to build a gospel-centered culture into every aspect of their churches. They remind us that while we’re quick to assert what the gospel says, we’re…