Resources by Topic: Christian Growth

Why Idolatry Is Ridiculous

Why Idolatry Is Ridiculous

Ancient people worshiped animals. It’s easy to recognize the futility of that kind of idolatry. But the truth is all of us are tempted to worship other Gods. Read or Listen →

Choosing Worship Over Whining

Choosing Worship Over Whining

Nancy says you can’t worship and whine at the same time. She's honest about the temptation to whine and how meaningful praising God is during those times. Read or Listen →

Pursuing a Bride

Pursuing a Bride

Over ten years ago, Nancy wrote the book "Lies Women Believe." But for years she’s been hearing, "When is 'Lies Men Believe' coming out?" Read or Listen →

God’s Power on Display

God’s Power on Display

How was the Lord working in your life forty years ago? Nancy is looking back and appreciating God’s faithfulness in forty years of ministry. Read or Listen →

Obeying God’s Call

Obeying God’s Call

A seven-year-old once wrote her parents a letter saying she was called to be a missionary. She’s now speaking to women around the world. Read or Listen →

Resolved to Glorify God

Resolved to Glorify God

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: People make all kinds of resolutions. “Not to eat so much.” “Give up chocolate for a year.” “I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I’m like anti-establishment on New Year’s resolutions.” Nancy: But if our resolutions aren’t centered on God’s glory, then ultimately, they won’t do much good. Jonathan Edwards: Resolved never to do any manner of thing, ...
Whine or Worship

Whine or Worship

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth: Gratitude matters. Few things are more becoming in a child of God than a grateful spirit. And conversely, probably nothing makes a person more unattractive than the absence of gratefulness. I’ve found that in every difficult circumstance, I can respond in one of two ways: I can whine, or I can worship. Whining is a lot easier ...
Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 1

Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 1

It’s the season of malls, commercials, traffic, rehearsals, and parties. Do you ever find yourself just wishing for the gift of silence? Read or Listen →

The Ministry of Angels, Day 1

The Ministry of Angels, Day 1

Pictures and stories of angels are popular in our culture, especially during the Christmas season. How does your mental image of angels measure up to the Bible? Read or Listen →

Ready for Scrutiny

Ready for Scrutiny

The Pharisees of Jesus’ day appeared to be very holy, but Jesus saved His harshest words for them. Does that mean that holiness doesn’t matter? Read or Listen →

Mary Was a Humble Woman

Mary Was a Humble Woman

If you have kids on Christmas break this week, you may know what it’s like to have your plans challenged and your wisdom called into question. Read or Listen →

God Comes First

God Comes First

You probably aren’t tempted to bow down to a god of stone or wood. So how do you apply the Old Testament command to refuse false gods? Read or Listen →

Promoting Peace

Promoting Peace

Everyone experiences conflict, but only a few learn to become peacemakers. Learn how to promote peace as we look at the biblical example of Joshua. Read or Listen →

You Have a Story

You Have a Story

The Bible tells us that after observing a miracle, Joshua set up a memorial made of big, heavy stones. Read or Listen →

Preserving a Memory

Preserving a Memory

Preserving memories is a popular hobby, as evidenced by all the scrapbooking material available in stores today. Read or Listen →

Set Apart to God

Set Apart to God

If you spent much time in church growing up, you’re probably familiar with the term consecration. But do you know what it means? Read or Listen →

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

A man named Thomas struggled with health issues, couldn’t keep a job, and didn’t have regular income. But he wrote a hymn about God’s faithfulness. Read or Listen →

There Is a Fountain

There Is a Fountain

William Cowper was prone to bouts of severe depression and even tried to take his life. Yet the Lord used him to write a hymn we still sing today. Read or Listen →

Come Thou Fount

Come Thou Fount

The writer of one of our most popular hymns struggled to live what he had written. His example serves as a warning to us. Read or Listen →

Like a River Glorious

Like a River Glorious

How can you find perfect peace in a storm? Nancy shows you an example of a woman who was hit with multiple hardships, yet she knew where to find peace. Read or Listen →

Be Still, My Soul

Be Still, My Soul

When’s the last time you slowed down and just were still before the Lord? Nancy shows you why you need those seasons of being still to calm your heart. Read or Listen →

A Happy Surrender

A Happy Surrender

If you walk with the Lord for any length of time, you’ll go through dry seasons. What do you do when you don’t feel like being close to the Lord? Read or Listen →

Means of Grace

Means of Grace

What comes to mind when you hear “spiritual disciplines"? Nancy calls practices like Bible reading, prayer, and fasting “means of grace.” Read or Listen →

Preparing for Worship

Preparing for Worship

Do you prepare for worship? Keith Getty, who is a hymn writer and worship leader, joins Nancy and explain preparing your heart and mind for worship. Read or Listen →

A Servant's Reward

A Servant's Reward

Believers long to hear the words, "Well done good and faithful servant." Learn why the things you do today could affect your likelihood of hearing this. Read or Listen →

Why Should You Sing?

Why Should You Sing?

Do circumstances or emotions ever make it hard for you to open your mouth and sing? Gain some perspective on singing joyfully. Read or Listen →

Singing with a Whole Heart

Singing with a Whole Heart

Why do you sing in church? Out of habit or obligation? Nancy wonders what singing would be like if everyone were singing with their whole heart. Read or Listen →

God-Centered Worship

God-Centered Worship

After crossing the Red Sea, the Children of Israel witnessed the destruction of their enemies. Then they sang, worshiping God. Read or Listen →

Giving to God First

Giving to God First

Mark DeMoss says the best time to read the Bible and pray is early in the morning. He says waiting until later in the day leaves room for more distractions. Read or Listen →

Returning to Your Love

Returning to Your Love

Almost all of us would be quick to say, "I’m busy!" The danger in busyness is it threatens the most important relationship we have. Read or Listen →

Repairing a Slow Leak

Repairing a Slow Leak

Busy people face certain types of temptation. Nancy shares openly about the temptations she faces, even while doing worthwhile things for God. Read or Listen →

Sing With Me

Sing With Me

Your testimony of God’s faithfulness in your life needs to be shared with others. In that sense, you’re setting it to music so that others can hear it. Read or Listen →

Leaping Over High Places

Leaping Over High Places

Are you guilty of procrastination? Maybe you’ve been putting off making that phone call or writing that letter. Nancy encourages you to do it. Read or Listen →

Blessed Be The Name

Blessed Be The Name

Blessed be the name of the Lord. That isn’t just a song lyric. It’s a statement of faith delivered by a biblical character undergoing incredible suffering. Read or Listen →

Revive Your Work

Revive Your Work

Do your prayers to God ever resemble a grocery list where you ask God for one thing after another? Learn what your prayers should really look like. Read or Listen →

New Power for a New Year

New Power for a New Year

Almost everyone tries to develop new habits and make improvements at the beginning of a new year. But by the time March rolls around, most are forgotten. Read or Listen →

You Have a Fresh Start

You Have a Fresh Start

If you knew your days were numbered, what would you say to those you love before it was too late? One of the apostles was in that situation. Read or Listen →

Wisdom Illustrated

Wisdom Illustrated

We all know in our heads that it’s wise to follow God’s ways. But sometimes that can be easy to say and hard to do. Read or Listen →

Where to Find Wisdom

Where to Find Wisdom

Wisdom, as God defines it, has a lot less to do with the kind of degree you have from school and a lot more to do with what’s most important. Read or Listen →

A Humble Beginning

A Humble Beginning

You’ll often encounter two opposing ideas about wisdom—the world’s and God’s. But the world’s definition is far different than God’s definition. Read or Listen →

True Wisdom

True Wisdom

The Proverbs is a book of Hebrew poetry, and, as such, it’s chock-full of comparisons and contrasts. Read or Listen →

He Restores

He Restores

There are few things heavier than guilt. If you feel weighed down by your past, find out how to let those burdens go. Read or Listen →

Treasure in Heaven

Treasure in Heaven

Listen to a bestselling author who chooses to make minimum wage. He’ll help you think about some ways you can invest in eternity. Read or Listen →

The Joy of Giving

The Joy of Giving

Tough times help you figure out where your treasure is. As Randy Alcorn talks about treasure in heaven, learn how you can make an investment in eternity. Read or Listen →

A Posture of Praise

A Posture of Praise

Sometimes people kneel to pray, stand to worship, or even lie face down in humility before God. Does posture matter when we offer praise? Read or Listen →

Praising Through Tears

Praising Through Tears

If you were to watch your child grow more and more rebellious and ultimately get arrested for murder, do you think you’d be able to praise God? Read or Listen →

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

Are you keeping your relationship with the Lord healthy? Listen today as Nancy talks about those things that can destroy our intimacy with Christ. Read or Listen →

Tethering

When I am not proactive about my relationship with God, I “drift” into my own way. …

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Trust and Obey

I look back and see that much of the blessings I'm experiencing today are the fruit of a foundation that my dad laid in my life by teaching me the ways of God. …

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Fanny Crosby: Her Story, Her Song

Fanny followed God’s lead, humbly stewarded her God-given talents, and walked through each open door of opportunity with joy in her heart. Her life is an example of walking by faith and not by sight. …

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Now More Than Ever

How should we respond to the world around us? Now more than ever, the lost world needs loving, holy, truth-speaking Christians with gospel fire in their souls. …

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A New Way of Thinking

It's a no-brainer that what we think about determines our actions. What happens if I think about chocolate all day . . . (which isn't hard to do)? …

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Anytime, Anywhere

Worship isn't something we do only on Sundays during a moving praise and worship music set. Worship happens 24/7 as we turn our hearts to Him anytime, anywhere! …

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Have Mercy!

I decided to ask the Lord who I was not being merciful to. The answer came into my heart in a single beat. "Your husband." Come again, Lord? …

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How to Change

If only spiritual transformation were that easy. Just read a book, see a counselor, attend a conference . . . and, presto, out comes a mature, godly Christian. …

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Jesus Talks Worship

No longer is worship limited to a particular place or time; God is seeking those who would worship Him in spirit—worship can happen anytime and anyplace! …

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Love Is a Choice

At my son’s wedding, I found myself reminding him of the words my mother spoke to me at my wedding, and many times since:  “Always remember that love is a choice.” …

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Loving Toads

The Lord’s been teaching me a lot about dealing with “toads” (difficult people) from the life of Moses--a man who was surrounded by them! …

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No Greater Love

True love is not an emotion, although it carries with it the wonder and delight of pleasurable emotions. True love is not something we "fall in" and "out of." …

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The Fast That God Requires

In Isaiah 58, God brings an accusation against His people. They fast, they "go to church," they pray, but their hearts beat for their own glory and gain. You, too, can go through the motions of what you think God requires, but does your obedience flow out of a heart changed by the gospel? If so, what can you do ...

Lauren Chandler Lauren Chandler You can go through the motions of what you think God requires, but does your obedience flow out of a heart changed by the gospel?  Continue Reading →

Session 1 Drama: Deceived

When you’re racked with guilt and shame over your sin, it taints your view of God, yourself, and others. But in Jesus there is forgiveness and freedom from bondage.

Acts of Renewal Acts of Renewal When you’re racked with guilt and shame over your sin, it taints your view of God, yourself, and others. But in Jesus there is forgiveness.  Continue Reading →

Session 5 Drama: Seek Peace and Pursue It

The world has a lot of ideas about what peace is and where to find it. But how well do these ideologies hold up to God’s Word?

Acts of Renewal Acts of Renewal The world has a lot of ideas about what peace is and where to find it. But how well do these ideologies hold up to God’s Word?  Continue Reading →