Our perspective on constant temptations can color the way we see ourselves. But we can learn to view our path toward holiness in light of God's mercy. Imagine a panicked family member waking you in the night. You must follow them immediately. … [Continue reading] about Perspective: See the struggle for holiness through a gospel lens
Our failure to conquer persistent sins is one of Satan's favorite targets. But as usual, God's grace has this one covered. "This again?" The human ability to remain in destructive behavior is mind boggling. Think of the billions of dollars … [Continue reading] about Failure: Learn how to overcome persistent sin
You're at church on a Sunday morning. People around you raise their hands as they sing from their hearts. You see expressions of heartfelt joy on their faces. And you long to experience these feelings with them. But it's just not there. You talk … [Continue reading] about What do I do when my feelings don’t match my faith?
Look into the heart and soul of a Christian. You'll see how God has uniquely equipped the spiritual warrior for a lifelong battle against sin. A computer. A car. An appliance. Examine an object's structure and makeup, and you'll learn what it … [Continue reading] about Six qualities of a spiritual warrior
In every other article before this one, we've found a way to reword the "remedies" Thomas Brooks offers to counteract Satan's devices. In this article, we're going to concentrate on Brooks' definitions and explanations of true grace instead. We … [Continue reading] about What is true grace?
The reality of suffering is no stranger to the Scriptures. Listen to the word of Asaph, an ancient worship leader, in a song he wrote for his people to sing together. You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I consider the … [Continue reading] about Suffering: Why does a loving God allow it?
Satan wants us to think that if we do not have the most fully developed, fully assured faith in Christ and in his forgiveness of our sins, we don't really have it at all. He wants us to believe there are no degrees of faith, no growth, no … [Continue reading] about Faith: an inconceivable reality
The sight must have been unforgettable. The blind, the lame, and paralyzed, gathered in one place, each awaiting an opportunity to be healed. So many desperate outcasts wanting simply to be made normal. So many souls believing desperately a dip in a … [Continue reading] about Do you want to be healed?
Satan can lure Christians into a critical error: looking to the fruit of our justification rather than its root for our assurance. Learn about the root vs. fruit difference and why it matters. This post details the final device Thomas Brooks … [Continue reading] about Root vs. fruit: How to understand the difference