Posts with the category “christian-life”

Living Daily in Christ's Finished Work
by Ben Sansburn on October 5th, 2022
Only a fraction of the present body of professing Christians are solidly appropriating the justifying work of Christ in their lives.  Read More
The Ministry of Listening
by Ben Sansburn on March 17th, 2022
Throughout our series in 1 John, I've been returning to one of the most profound books on Christian community - Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Life Together. Bonhoeffer's insights into healthy community and our human tendencies that fracture community are incredibly helpful. Loving our brothers and sisters well isn't always easy, but it is worth it! I wanted to share a convicting and challenging passage from Bonhoeffer on how we press into one another through the 'ministry of listening.'  Read More
Stewarding Your Treasure
by Ben Sansburn on January 27th, 2022
There’s a legendary story about a village in Southern India that was being terrorized by a troop of small monkeys.  Read More
Stewarding Your Talents
by Ben Sansburn on January 20th, 2022
In my teenage years, I don’t think anything that brought on more anxiety than a basketball team tryout.  Read More
Stewarding Your Time
by Ben Sansburn on January 12th, 2022
In the spring of 2020 we expanded our backyard vegetable garden. It was our big "COVID-quarantine" project. (Apparently it was everyone else's too).  Read More
Jesus and the Christian
by Lead Editor on April 2nd, 2020
Seven times in 11 verses Paul mentions Jesus Christ. This means something for the church of Philippi. And if you are a Christian, this means something for you too. What can we learn from these references that is basic to the Christian life?  Read More
A "Stay-at-Home" Encouragement for Dads
by Lead Editor on March 25th, 2020
There are multiple layers to the impact COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having on every one of our lives. Staying at home - from our jobs, from our activities, even from gathering as the church - is something none of us have ever experienced before. But beyond the very real anxieties over how long this will last and who will be affected, this moment offers an incredible opportunity for families to press into each other and worship Jesus together.   Read More
The Healing of the Nations
by Lead Editor on January 10th, 2020
The Gospel of Matthew is filled with stories of Jesus’ miracles, each of which is intended to teach us something important about both His identity and His purpose (which are really one in the same thing) – but these little details are often easy to miss or overlook in favor of the miracle itself.  Read More
Amy Carmichael: "Amma" to the Motherless
by Lead Editor on January 9th, 2020
Amy Beatrice Carmichael was born December 16, 1867. She was born in the small village of Millisle in County Down, Ireland. Amy was the oldest of what would eventually become seven children in the religious, middle-class Carmichael family.  Read More
The Lamp of the Body
by Lead Editor on December 12th, 2019
Jesus, in other words, is calling us to a “singular” vision in order to be filled with the Kingdom’s light. He is calling us to focus our sights, to look only at one thing – and, thankfully, that one thing is perfectly summarized at the close of this chapter: “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things will be added to you”.   Read More
God Loves a Tattle-Tale
by Lead Editor on November 11th, 2019
What if we loved God every day in such a way that we weren’t willing to let our sin or our failures keep us from saying, “I love you, daddy?”   Read More
Making the Most of Our Time
by Lead Editor on September 26th, 2019
Do you ever look around at your friends and think, “Wow, that person gets more done in a day than I get done in a week?”  Read More