The world around us claims to offer unlimited tangible pleasures, but our experience assures us that these pleasures are fleeting. Even those who follow so-called religious paths, still often find themselves empty and without joy. Ultimately, nothing short of an intimate, personal relationship with Christ can fill the believer’s soul with gladness.Continue reading …
Topics: Monthly Resources
Even as a prisoner, the Apostle Paul remained confident about his direction and purpose in life: “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” When pride and jealousy fostered division among the Philippian Christians, then, Paul redirected their focus to Jesus, the supreme example of sacrificial love. Passionate that all should share in God’s grace, he also provided principles to guide the Church in all generations as we set our sights on Him.Continue reading …
There is a war raging around us—in society, in our churches, and in our homes. It is not merely a battle over cultural issues like marriage, race, or the sexual revolution. Rather, it is a spiritual battle for the truth.
Is God real? Does He speak? And if so, how would we know?Continue reading …
Topics: Monthly Resources
A Debtor to Mercy Alone
By: Augustus M. Toplady
A debtor to mercy alone, of covenant mercy I sing;
Nor fear, with Thy righteousness on, my person and off’ring to bring.
The terrors of law and of God with me can have nothing to do;
My Savior’s obedience and blood hide all my transgressions from view.
Topics: Hymns and Worship
Everyone experiences disappointment or sadness to some degree. In Psalm 13, David demonstrated what it means to trust God in tough times. Feeling forgotten, forsaken, sorrowful, and subdued, David cried out for God’s consideration and illumination. As he prayed, his perspective changed, and he was able to rejoice—even though his circumstances remained the same. Alistair Begg teaches that when we face difficult times, we must resist self-pity, trusting that God knows what’s best for us and can use even our hard experiences for good.Continue reading …
Topics: Weekly Sermons
Few passages from Scripture are as widely read—or as frequently misunderstood—as Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Over the centuries, believers and unbelievers alike have been stirred by Christ’s lessons on the Law of Love, the Golden Rule, forgiving one’s enemies, and bearing good fruit. But is the Sermon on the Mount really just a collection of inspiring moral teaching? Or does it offer us something even greater?Continue reading …
Topics: Ministry Updates