Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, The Cost of Discipleship, is widely considered a classic on the subject of faithful Christian living. The author’s reputation as one who stood according to his principles against monstrous evil, to the point of death, adds … [Continue reading] about The cost of discipleship
We continue through Satan's first device against Christian devotion with Thomas Brooks’ final four remedies. This second half illustrates how the promise of better things in Christ, based on God's eternal promises to us, can help us look beyond … [Continue reading] about Four ways Jesus promised us better things
Thomas Brooks provides eight remedies to counter Satan’s schemes that use the allure of wealth to distract Christians. We deal with the first four here. Chapter 2 of Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices focused on the schemes our enemy crafts … [Continue reading] about Four ways wealth can wreck your Christian life
Thomas Brooks helps us recognize when negative influence of wicked people and ungodly friends is too great for us to bear may draw us into sin. This conclusion to chapter 2 of Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices is the briefest description … [Continue reading] about Four strategies for avoiding negative influences
Bad doctrine doesn't come from outside the church, but from within. “I would love to hear more artists who sing to God and fewer who include a father murdering a son in that endeavor.” “If you can’t think of anything to sing to God other than … [Continue reading] about How to avoid the dead end of bad doctrine
Comparison, minimizing, and rationalizing are coping techniques for unspiritual people. They are not the weapons of spiritual warfare. Take up the full armor. Stop seeing the greater sins of others as your justification. In his chapter … [Continue reading] about How shall I compare me?
Keep your eyes on the prize. That's how Thomas Brooks tells us to fight against Satan when he tempts us to focus on the hardships and suffering that life in Christ often bring. “By presenting to the soul the crosses, losses, reproaches, sorrows, and … [Continue reading] about Seven ways to keep your eyes on the prize