The Joy of Fearing God

What Kind of Relationship Can You Have with Someone You Fear?For most of us, fear is something we try to avoid. And fearing God hardly sounds like an occasion for joy. But Jerry...

True Community The Biblical Practice of Koinonia

Fellowship among believers is more than just talking over coffee after church service. Biblical fellowship in New Testament times-or koinonia-had rich and varied meanings,...

Who Am I? Identity in Christ

Best-selling author Jerry Brides (The Pursuit of Holiness, The Discipline of Grace, The Bookends of the Christian Life, and many other books) asks perhaps the most fundamental...

The Blessing of Humility Walk Within Your Calling

We all admire humility when we see it. But how do we practice it? How does humility?the foundational virtue of the normal Christian life?become a normal part of our everyday...

The Transforming Power of the Gospel

The apostle Paul writes that we are to be transformed, but for many Christians, figuring out how to approach spiritual transformation can be elusive. Bestselling author Jerry...

Respectable Sins Confronting the Sins We Tolerate

As Christians, we believe that all sins are considered equal in God's eyes. Yet while evangelicals continue to decry the Big Ones--such as abortion, adultery, and violence--we...