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The Faithfulness of Christ in the Little Things

by Ryan Kron

Sinclair Ferguson writes: “It is a principle in Christ’s kingdom that “one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much” (Luke 16:10). But in that kingdom, the Lord Jesus also practiced what He preached. His whole life illustrated “little-things faithfulness.” The theme merits book-length treatment, and this brief essay is intended simply […]

The Sluggard

by Ryan Kron

Proverbs 26:14 As a door turns on its hinges,    so does a sluggard on his bed. Dan Kunkle writes: “The thing about doors is that they don’t actually go anywhere. People will go in and out of doors. People will get somewhere, but the door itself just swings back and forth—open and shut and open again. Doors […]

THE SMALL CHANGE THAT CAN RADICALLY IMPROVE YOUR CHURCH EXPERIENCE

by Ryan Kron

Whitney Clayton writes: “My dad used to tell me some decisions in life were so important, you only need to make them once. He called them once-and-for-all decisions. Growing up in my family, attending church on Sunday was a once-and-for-all decision made by my mom and dad when they were 19 years old, married for […]

New Covenant Fasting

by Ryan Kron

by Ken Jones “In Matthew 9:14, Jesus is questioned by the disciples of John the Baptist: “Why do we and the Pharisees fast but your disciples do not fast?” It should be noted that although in the Old Testament there are several instances of individual and corporate/public fasting, there was but one fast required by the Mosaic […]

8 WAYS TO HELP DEPRESSED CHRISTIANS

by Ryan Kron

Pastor David Murray writes: “Many of us struggle with what to do when someone we know is depressed. We want to help but fear, confusion, or misunderstanding holds us back. So, let me suggest eight guidelines for helping depressed people. 1. Prepare for it. Eventually, someone in your church or in your family is going […]

Distinguishing Marks of a Quarrelsome Person

by Ryan Kron

JUNE 13, 2019  |  Kevin DeYoung    “Quarrels don’t just happen. People make them happen. Of course, there are honest disagreements and agree-to-disagree propositions, but that’s not what the Bible means by quarreling. Quarrels, at least in Proverbs, are unnecessary arguments, the kind that honorable men stay away from (Prov. 17:14; 20:3). And elders too (1 Tim. 3). These […]

GOD WELCOMES YOUR TEARS AND QUESTIONS

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Adriel Sanchez writes: “This year, the Pew Research Center released new findings that indicated church-goers tend to be happier people. “Regular participation in a religious community clearly is linked with higher levels of happiness and civic engagement ” the study stated.[1] But what about all of the people in church who aren’t happy? Let’s be honest, life isn’t always […]