Music is Great, Jesus is Greater by Bob Kauflin

“Music can move us. But only Jesus can save us.” This past May, our youngest child, McKenzie, graduated from Boyce College with a degree in biblical studies, focusing on music and worship. After 4 1/2 years of study, persistence, practice, and dependence on God’s grace, she finally joined the ranks of those who have a […]

When My Cup Overflows by Adam Miller

“If you want to make sure your cup doesn’t run dry, make sure you are personally investing in the ministries that fill your cup. ” Galatians 6:1-10 Have you ever played that game you often see at youth groups, where you fill a cup with water and pass it down a line of kids to […]

Driving Convictions Behind Foreign Missions by John Piper

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” Editor’s Note: As we continue our year long study on the subject of worship, we will consider how our praise to God is tied into our global mission. This article from John Piper describes the vision we have for […]

Worship Is…By Adam Miller

“Worship does not seek comfort and ease. It does not demand for preferences and rights. It looks an awful lot like Christ on a cross, helpless and foolish to those who would judge, but fully devoted to the will of God.” We have spent the entire year discussing the topic of “Worship.” Throughout this study […]

Worship Changes Our Perspective By Adam Miller

“We need to gather with fellow believers and commit to holding one another accountable in directing our hearts and affections toward God and not the things of this world. ” Book Three of the Psalms is unique. Starting with Psalm 73, we see a collection of songs that were written from the perspective of worship […]

Why New England Is The New American Missional Frontier By Jared C. Wilson

“If there is an unreached people group in the United States, it is New Englanders.” Editor’s Note: After reading this article by Jared Wilson, previously posted on his blog at The Gospel Coalition, I was reminded of the challenges we have in serving New England and I was greatly encour- aged to see the call […]

Showing Honor On Mother’s Day (Even When It’s Hard) By Jen Wilkin

“Maybe you know someone aching to be a mother. Maybe you know a mother whose child will never wish her Happy Mother’s Day. Reach out to them with empathy and comfort.”  Mother’s Day is once again upon us, sending children of all ages scurrying to the greeting card aisle to find just the right sentiment […]

A Gospel For Prodigals By Adam Miller

“A deeper understanding and trust in the gospel message can give confidence to how we approach prodigals with the good news of Christ’s love.”  Let me offer a theory I have based on personal experience: mothers are some of the most intense prayer warriors that anyone could ever hope to have. I never need to […]

Daily Readings for Holy Week by Andreas Köstenberger

“Am I living a life that is attractive, and if need be, convicting, so that unbelievers may know that Jesus loves them and came to save them? This is the perennial challenge this Easter, and the rest of the year.” Matthew 21 PALM SUNDAY: JESUS ENTERS JERUSALEM (March 29, AD 33) Matt 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; […]

Worshiping God Every Day By Tim Chester

“The good news is that we can seek God and know God and enjoy God everywhere and every day.” Amos 5 I wonder if you ever feel a disconnect between Sunday morning and Monday morning? On Sunday you join God’s people in praising Him for who He is and what He’s done. Brilliant. But then […]

Praying Through The Sermon On The Mount By Adam Miller

“The Sermon on the Mount is welcoming us into the presence of God and showing us what it truly means to be a part of His Kingdom.” Matthew 5-7 The Lord’s Prayer is a passage of Scripture that just about anyone who self-identifies as a Christian can quote. Go ahead and close your eyes and […]

A Case For Corporate Prayer Meetings (And Practical Tips) By Adam Miller

“Corporate prayer proclaims the gospel. It builds a community of grace, trust, and vulnerability as we confess our needs and weaknesses.” As a pastor’s kid, I was at the Church whenever the doors were opened. That meant Sunday School, Sunday morning, Sunday night, and of course the midweek prayer meeting. I dreaded the prayer meeting. […]