Why is it hard to admit that we need help? As this article explains, we tend to buy into two great lies, that we are autonomous and self-sufficient. The author explains what makes these lies so wrong, and how to pray for the Lord's help.
When faced with challenges in ministry, pastors have a tendency to allow the kingdom of the self encroach upon them. This article describes this problem as one of shifting treasure, and explains how this happens in terms of our identity, maturity, reputation, essentiality, and confidence.
What are the things that blind us to the fact that we are needy? This article offers two issues, namely, self-justification and following the lies of Satan. These become hindrances to seeking God's forgiveness. But since Christ's sacrifice is complete, we can rest in and celebrate his grace for needy people.
For pastors it can be easy to confuse success in ministry with God's endorsement of his life. This article explains the difference, and offers questions to help the pastor reflect on how he views himself and his ministry.
What are reasons we give for being passive? This article discusses two reasons we give for passivity, namely, the magnitude argument ("The problem is too big") and the separation argument ("It is not my problem"). It is only by embracing the proper theology of God that passivity no longer appeals or makes sense.
What does the term "fallen world" actually mean? This article outlines four inescapable realities about this world, ones we will all face somehow.
The article explains four things that are important for us to know in order to attain to a true self-knowledge.
How does location impact the way you follow Christ? This article explains four ways in which it matters.
What is true fellowship? Such fellowship, this article explains, is rooted in a true knowledge of one another. This is what will help shape your life in the way of honesty and humility.
Why is it that waiting is a struggle for us? This article explainsthree heart issues that make waiting a struggle, and lists some examples from Scripture as to the benefit of waiting.
What are words that explain the grace of God? This article mentions and considers six types of grace: forgiveness, acceptance, presence, enablement, freedom, and completion.
How do you know if you are stuck in a relationship? There are ten signs you can use to check your relationship, and six steps you can take to fix your relationship.
Your parenting reveals where your heart is. Which treasure does your parenting reveal, earthly treasure or heavenly treasure?
This article identifies four fundamental things that help believers to have an appropriate perspective on death.
Are you a glory seeker? This article, the second in a two-part series, provides five more signs that we are addicted to our own glory.
How do you face every new day in the ministry, even those days where you awaken with discouragement or even dread? This article offers five reasons why you can experience comfort every morning of your ministry.
This article explains three behaviours produced by sin that reveal we are like toddlers in many ways: rebellion, foolishness, and paralysis.
Do you find reading the Bible and Bible study to be unexciting at times? This article lists seven blessings in studying the Bible.