April 21, 2021
0
0
0

Peter was one of Jesus' closest friends, one of only three that were invited into his innermost circle. In Gethsemane, at his hour of greatest need, Jesus again took Peter aside, poured his heart out to him; he looked to Peter for strength. Three...

READ MORE
April 20, 2021
0
0
0

Faith looks back and draws courage; hope looks ahead and keeps desire alive. And meantime? In the meantime we need one more item for our journey. To appreciate what it may be, we have to step back and ask, what is all this for? The resurrection...

READ MORE
April 19, 2021
0
0
0
The Israelites had to fight to get to the promised land, and they had to fight to get in. Once there, they had to fight to clear it of enemies, and then fight to keep it so. David had to fight to secure his throne, and he too had to fight to...
READ MORE
April 18, 2021
0
0
0
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear...
READ MORE
April 17, 2021
0
0
0

Spiritual warfare often tries to work like a computer virus—it loves to transfer around to as many people as it can, infecting whole households or even churches. You can witness this with great clarity when you are standing outside of it. You...

READ MORE
April 16, 2021
0
0
0

Picture in your mind's eye an image of a great warrior, a renowned champion, returning home from far off lands. His fame has long preceded him, and now the reports of his feats are confirmed by the scars he bears, the...

READ MORE
April 15, 2021
0
0
0
Do not give way to fear. (1 Peter 3:6)
 
The reason we fear to step out is because we know that it might not go well (is that an understatement?). We have a history of wounds screaming at us to...
READ MORE
April 14, 2021
0
0
0

"The spiritual life cannot be made suburban,” said Howard Macey. “It is always frontier and we who live in it must accept and even rejoice that it remains untamed.” The greatest obstacle to realizing our dreams is the false self’s hatred of...

READ MORE
April 13, 2021
0
0
0
Eve is God’s relational specialist given to the world to keep relationship a priority.
 
Men have a way of letting these things slip. They’ll go months without checking in on the health of their relationships....
READ MORE
April 12, 2021
0
0
0
Adventure, with all its requisite danger and wildness, is a deeply spiritual longing written into the soul of man. The masculine heart needs a place where nothing is prefabricated, modular, nonfat, ziplock, franchised, on-line, microwavable....
READ MORE
April 11, 2021
0
0
0
The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.

 

[Sam]   I hate money. But I like to eat. I want a cell phone so people can get in touch with me. I...

READ MORE
April 10, 2021
0
0
0

And he is still doing it. Jesus is alive today and living his life through you. Remember, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2:20). Paul says the whole mystery of the gospel comes down to this...

READ MORE
April 09, 2021
0
0
0
Jesus says that as our Good Shepherd, he is leading us. What an encouraging thought. Jesus is leading you, and he is leading me. He is shepherding us. I can feel something in my heart loosening even now as I consider this. Okay. I don’t have to...
READ MORE
April 08, 2021
0
0
0
Every woman possesses a captivating beauty. Every woman. But for most of us it has been long buried, wounded, and captive. It takes time for it to emerge into wholeness. It needs to be cultivated, restored, set free.
 
How...
READ MORE
April 07, 2021
0
0
0

There are three desires that I have found essential to a woman’s heart, which are not entirely different from a man’s and yet they remain distinctly feminine. Not every woman wants a battle to fight, but every woman yearns to be fought for...

READ MORE
April 06, 2021
0
0
0

Beauty is powerful. It may be the most powerful thing on earth. It is dangerous. Because it matters. Let us try to explain why. First, beauty speaks. Oxford bishop Richard Harries wrote, "It is the beauty of the created order...

READ MORE
April 05, 2021
0
0
0

There is nothing so inspiring to a man as a beautiful woman. She’ll make you want to charge the castle, slay the giant, leap across the parapets. Or maybe, hit a home run.

A man wants to be the hero to the beauty. Young men going off to...

READ MORE
April 04, 2021
0
0
0

Jesus of Nazareth was sentenced to death by a vain puppet of the Roman government acting as district governor of Jerusalem. He was nailed to a cross by a handful of Roman soldiers who happened to be on duty, and left there to die. He died...

READ MORE
April 03, 2021
0
0
0

Dear friends, I hope you see clearly that more of God is our greatest need, our greatest joy, our only rescue. This isn’t optional. He’s the source of the strength and resiliency we need for this hour, the Life that allows us to enjoy everything...

READ MORE
April 02, 2021
0
0
0
Your suffering is neither pointless nor isolated. Somehow, Jesus’ sufferings overflow into our lives; somehow ours are linked to his. This is a great honor. It grants our sorrows an incredible dignity; it invites us to know an intimacy and...
READ MORE

Pages

Popular Daily Readings