Tag Archives: Desiring God Ministries

The Power and Privilege of God’s Children | Desiring God

Now is the time to take a fresh look at your private prayer life, and dream about a tweak or two you could make in the coming days. Typically the best way to grow and make headway is not a … Continue reading

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Are Deeds a Better Sign of Love Than Words? | Desiring God

The same apostle who said, “Let us not love in word or tongue, but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18), also recorded Jesus saying, “These things I speak . . . that they may have my joy fulfilled … Continue reading

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Three Facts for Your Fret | Desiring God

We tend to fret. It is a fact about creatures that we are derivative beings who can’t ultimately control the world around us. We have questions about whether we should do this or that, and about what might happen if … Continue reading

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The Glorious, Radical, Ordinary Christian Life | Desiring God

Christians are supposed to have an impact on the world in which we live. Like the followers of Jesus in Acts 17:6–7, present-day followers of Jesus should be turning the world upside down. However, when we think about turning the … Continue reading

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Our Obligation to the Unreached | Desiring God

Well over one hundred years ago, a single missionary named Lottie Moon, serving in China, began writing letters challenging the church back here to send and support more workers to go there. After her death on the field, her challenge … Continue reading

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When Grandma and Grandpa Don’t Celebrate Like We Do | Desiring God

Your Christmases may have been hang-loose back in the B.C. years — before children. You were thankful for Jesus, but you didn’t give much thought to how the event was observed. Now you have young children who soak up everything. … Continue reading

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The Church on the Fringes | Desiring God

The church is a community of Christians living as the on-the-ground expression of the supremacy of Jesus by advancing his gospel in distance and depth. As the on-the-ground expression, and since gospel advance happens in distance, the local nature of … Continue reading

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Feasting on Thanksgiving | Desiring God

In a week, most of us in the United States will gather as family and friends around a table and share in the lavish feast we call Thanksgiving. The tradition of setting aside a day to give thanks extends back … Continue reading

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Where Hazy Repentance Goes to Die | Desiring God

If a cloud of ambiguity hovers around our understanding of repentance, it might have to do with how we understand faith. We’re reminded of Luther’s introductory words, unfolding into 94 other theses nailed to the door at Wittenberg: “When our … Continue reading

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Learning How to Boast | Desiring God

 An individual’s worth and consequently his respect in the community was dependent on the status he was able to project. . . . It was a time when everyone yearned for an admiring public. The pursuit of the upward mobility … Continue reading

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