Blog

110 of 290 items

12 PRINCIPLES FOR DISAGREEING WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS

by Ryan Kron

Andrew Naselli & J. D. Crowley write: “1. Welcome those who disagree with you (Rom. 14:1–2). Concerning any area of disagreement on third-level matters [i.e., disputable issues that shouldn’t cause disunity in the church family], a church will have two groups: (1) those who are “weak in faith” (14:1) on that issue and (2) those “who […]

WHAT TO SAY WHEN SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS GRIEVING

by Ryan Kron

Nancy Guthrie writes: “People are really trying to do the best they can. Here’s what happens with people. So, they hear about whatever your situation is: maybe it’s your divorce, maybe it’s a terminal diagnosis, maybe it’s a death of someone. They start—their brains work like a computer. It’s on a search for a match. […]

5 OF THE WORST THINGS YOU CAN SAY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE GRIEVING 

by Ryan Kron

1. “How Are You?” Nancy Guthrie writes: “Well, that seems kind but what people need to understand is when you’re going through grief and someone says, “How are you?” it feels like a burden, like you have to give a report and that what they really want to hear is, “I’m better than I was […]

The Praying Life

by Ryan Kron

“What a multitude of prayers we have put up from the very first moment we learned to pray. Our very first prayer was a prayer for ourselves. We asked God that He would have mercy on us and blot out our sin. He heard us. But when He had blotted out our sins, we had […]

Do We Have Free Will?

by Ryan Kron

Reformed Pastor Wes Bredenhof writes: “There is an assumption amongst some Reformed people that free will is a completely unbiblical concept.  This may be owing to the fact that often we only hear about free will in the context of Arminianism.  The Arminians, we’re told, believed in free will and so denied God his full […]

Are Some Sins Worse Than Others?

by Ryan Kron

Nick Batzig writes: “One of my close friends was telling me about a recent interaction he had at a Reformed seminary with a student who was preparing to go into college ministry. In the course of their conversation, my friend and this seminarian entered in on the subject of sexual sin. This young man insisted […]

Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices

by Ryan Kron

By Thomas Brooks, (1608 – 1680) TEN SPECIAL HELPS AND RULES AGAINST SATAN’S DEVICES “If Satan has such a world of devices and stratagems to ensnare and undo the souls of men; then, instead of wondering that so few are saved, sit down and wonder that any are saved, that any escape the snares of […]

Are You Addicted To Your Phone? (Take a Quiz to Find Out)

by Ryan Kron

Tim Challies writes: “Compulsive [kəm-ˈpəl-siv] adjective: “resulting from or relating to an irresistible urge, especially one that is against one’s conscious wishes.” I’ve recently been thinking about compulsion, especially as it relates to one of the most incredible devices ever made: the smartphone. A little bit of self-analysis shows that the way I use my smartphone […]

Dear Weak Sinner: Come to the Table!

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Shane Lems writes: “I’m so thankful that we don’t have to be superhero Christians to share in the Lord’s Supper.  We don’t have to have a strong, bullet-proof faith, nor do we need to reach a certain level of sanctification to partake in the table of the Lord.  As long as we’re repentant of […]