For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself.
—C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
At age 22, on a short-term ministry trip to Northern Ireland, Alex Steddom collapsed and died a short time later with his sister holding his hand. Shall we conclude that God is either weak or wicked? Can we trust the Bible when it says things like, “I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the LORD, who does all these things” (Isaiah 45:7)?
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
Earlier this summer, Pastor Sam Crabtree reflected on Jesus' command to "Let the little children come..." As you think about planning your Fall, please consider this:
Cheryl L shares her testimony and the life impact of studying the Word of God.
Paul David Tripp authored 52 meditations on the Psalm 27. Here are 10 excerpts.
Why would I pray to be taught again and again and again by the Lord? Because his wisdom is just that deep and vast.
You and I will never understand and celebrate the magnitude of God’s transforming grace until we understand the deep damage that sin does to the human heart. Its effect is so pervasive and so comprehensive that it influences everything we do and everything we say.
62,896 adults were interviewed by Barna over a span of ten years, ending last August. The survey was searching for the “most Bible-minded” cities in America. “Bible-minded” is based upon respondents who report reading the Bible within the past seven days and who agree strongly in the accuracy of the Bible.
Of America’s largest 100 cities, Minneapolis ranks 73rd in the category of “Bible-minded,” with 23% of those polled meeting the profile.
Join us this summer as we listen to the 2014 plenary addresses on the book of Nehemiah, and see God’s sovereign plan to work through his people.
June 17/18 Nehemiah 1–2 (Kathy Keller) Taking Action in Light of God’s Word
Summer is a great time to serve in a relaxed atmosphere, and minister to young children and their mothers.
Greater love has no one than this: that someone lays down his life for his friends.
In June 2014, about 4,000 women from 38 countries gathered at The Gospel Coalition (TGC) Women’s Conference in Orlando. TGC aims to encourage the growth of women in faithfully studying and sharing the Scriptures, in actively loving and serving the church, and in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through all our various callings.