Resources by Topic: Christian Growth

Esther’s Story

Esther’s Story

No matter how dark your circumstances, you can know this: Nothing that happens to you—no matter how wicked or painful—is a surprise to God. Read or Listen →

Grow Up and Step Up

Grow Up and Step Up

As you get older, are you becoming more like the Savior you love? Catch a vision for how your life can give God even more glory as you near later seasons. 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 →

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, ...
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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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? Continue Reading …

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.” Continue Reading …

Should I Be Fasting?

If your motivation for fasting is to impress others, to make them see you as super spiritual or extra holy, go ahead and have the cheeseburger, sista, ‘cause that is not what fasting is really about. Continue Reading …

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 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 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 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 

Jesus Adored

A lot of us equate “worship” with “singing.” But the gospel of John tells us about a woman who worshipped Jesus through an extravagant gift valued at one year’s worth of income. Bob Bakke will help you discover what this generous worshipper has to teach us today.

Bob Bakke A lot of us equate “worship” with “singing.” But the gospel of John tells us about a woman who worshipped Jesus through an extravagant gift. Continue Reading 

Life in the Spirit

We naturally gravitate to five-step plans or self-help advice to bring about change in our own lives. But Kelly Needham reminds us that lasting transformation comes not as we follow a to-do list, but as we walk with a Person.

Kelly Needham Kelly Needham reminds us that lasting transformation comes not as we follow a to-do list, but as we walk with a Person. Continue Reading 

The Personal Devotional Life

"Personal Devotions." Does that phrase fill you with guilt? Do you feel like your devotions are never long enough, meaningful enough to meet some kind of standard? Damaris Carbaugh will help you see past systems and formulas and fall in love with devotions by falling in love with a Person. Learn how to become a woman who loves the Word ...

Dámaris Carbaugh Damaris Carbaugh will help you see past systems and formulas and fall in love with devotions by falling in love with a Person. Continue Reading