We are uniquely focussed on defining what is essential in society at present. This is an important decision for preserving life and health. But take a step backward and consider things from the widest possible perspective. What is truly and absolutely essential?
In a time when the world is being instructed to take shelter we need to be focussed on the only place of safety from the greatest possible threat.
Almost all churches have become empty overnight. Public worship has ceased. It is still more bewildering and heart rending when we understand the significance of this unprecedented event.
If the most dangerous form of deception is self-deception, then we must know the most dangerous way of deceiving ourselves. There are all kinds of ways we may overestimate our good qualities or be blind to reality. Scripture warns about deceiving ourselves in...
What are some practical biblical steps we can all take to increase loving fellowship in our congregations? Here is an outline of a book that can help us in this.
Can you really have contentment in the midst of panic and alarm about the spread of the Coronavirus? Jeremiah Burroughs shows how this is possible.
Is spiritual abuse a helpful category? Spiritual harm in Church life is certainly real. But prevention is better than cure. The means of preventing it are in the very words that Scripture uses to exhort ministers and elders.
Having nothing, yet possessing everything makes no sense whatsoever in our materialist culture. But it makes very good sense spiritually. It should be what we desire for ourselves.
It’s one thing to say “I have behaved foolishly”. It’s another to truly acknowledge and confess the guilt of what we have done. Yet God’s offers of peace are for even those who have committed the greatest folly.
Spiritual depression has spiritual causes and is in relation to spiritual things. The soul is in extreme heaviness and lacks comfort and peace. What can cause this and how can we address it?
We often hear that doctrine divides but Christ unites. The clear testimony of Christ’s own ministry tells us far otherwise. But this is not a purely negative observation, it tells us much about Christ Himself and truth.
Sharing our faith with our children involves more than we might think. It involves not just what we say but how we say it within the whole context of raising a child.
Some people know, believe and have sought the mercy of forgiveness but from time to time they may wonder: am I forgiven? We can only depend on the grace and promises of God but there are also evidences of forgiveness that can help us.
In the midst of a generation of radical change we ask, what is the Church’s future? David Dickson shows us where we can find solid and even unshakeable assurance that the Church will both endure and be established.
Resolutions may abound at the beginning of a new year but we need the whole of our lives to be governed by a spirit of believing resolution. Here is how we can obtain this spirit for ourselves.
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