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By Nancy Guthrie This week I went to the graveside service for a young woman who struggled with lots of hard things in this life. As I gave her mother a hug, she whispered in my ear, “She’s safe. I know she’s safe.” This mom has had...

Article by David Mathis  Executive Editor, desiringGod.org Of the fifteen distinct elder qualifications in 1 Timothy 3:1–7, one in particular may be the least understood of them all: “An overseer must be . . . respectable” (1 Timothy 3:2). What does it mean for a pastor to be “respectable”? And...

I am right in the middle of preaching a series on Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide - The Struggle Is Real.  In 30 years of ministry, without question, this series has created the most interest of any I have ever done.  Depression runs deep and affects...

By Dan Steel We didn’t know what we were doing. But our plans, as we saw them, were coming together. It was the summer of 2006. We scooped up our growing family and all our belongings into the back of a van. We’d accepted the call to...

Jared Wilson After speaking at a conference once, I spoke with a young man who had suffered from a mental disability all his life. But what he lacked in intellectual capability he did not in theological insight. He said to me that sometimes he asks God...

by Kevin De Young It was one of the things I loved most about my previous church. And it’s one of the things I’m already seeing that I will love about my current church: They love the most basic sermons the best. I don’t mean “basic” as in...

By Kevin DeYoung Graduation season is upon us. And that means in addition to much pomp and circumstance, many young people are thinking about what’s next. They are asking the question (and probably will for years to come): what is my calling? As the Just Do Something guy, it will...

What do Abraham Lincoln, J. K. Rowling, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Colonel Sanders, Elvis Presley, Jack London, Fredrick Douglass, Winston Churchill, and William Wilberforce have in common? They were all failures. They all missed their goals and experienced tremendous setbacks. Multiple times. In some cases, for the...

Scott Slayton   My first job was working for a large retail store. I don’t recall if it was store policy or not, but we often heard the phrase, “The customer is always right.” No matter what we did, we needed to ensure our customers had a...

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15 I'm teaching through the book of 1 John at the church where I pastor. www.gracepointedenton.com   A few weeks ago...