Fruit from the Root

Kevin DeYoung

READ : John 15:1-11 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. (v. 8 ESV) Talk is cheap. Anyone can say he is a Christian. In fact, Jesus tells us that on the last day many will say “Lord, Lord” who never really knew him. We must do more than say we are Jesus’ disciples. We must bear fruit like we are Jesus’ disciples. The Bible is very clear about …

In Jesus' Name

Kevin DeYoung

READ : John 14:12-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (v. 13 ESV) It didn’t take long for my children to learn how to finish my prayers. Whether by the bedside or at the dinner table, all I had to say was “in Jesus’ name . . .” and by the time they were two they could add “Amen!” Most Christians conclude their prayers “in Jesus’ name,” …

Conspicuous Christlikeness

Kevin DeYoung

READ : Matthew 5:14-16 “. . . let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (v. 16 ESV) The world is dark, so if Christians are the light of the world (v. 14) we are going to stand out. We must live noticeably good lives so that God will be glorified by what we do in his name. Our piety needs both “right-wing” and …

The Weight of Glory

Kevin DeYoung

READ : Revelation 14:6-7 And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory . . .” (v. 7 ESV) Starting tomorrow, we’ll look at fifteen specific examples of how we can glorify God in all of life. But first we need to ask more generally, what do “glory” and “glorify” mean? Kabod is the Hebrew word for glory; it literally means “weight.” The glory of God is the weight of all that God is, the fullness …

To God Be the Glory

Kevin DeYoung

READ : Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. (v. 14 ESV) “What is the chief end of man?” asks the Westminster Shorter Catechism. The well-known answer? “To glorify God and enjoy him forever.” And God’s chief end is the same: to glorify God. On Ascension Day, we remember that the Easter story ends not with the empty tomb but with the exaltation of …

Josiah and His Successors

Kevin DeYoung

READ : a:1:{i:0;a:1:{i:1;s:25:”2 Chronicles 34–36″;}} And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. (Eph. 6:18 NIV) The last days of the kingdom of Judah were filled with glorious triumphs (under Josiah) and ignominious defeats (under everyone else). These days can show us how to pray. 1.Pray for godly leaders, like Josiah, who can lead and influence in a positive way for a long time. Much good can be accomplished by doing the right …