Matt Moore

CP Guest Columnist

Treacherous Happiness

I know a lot of godless but sorta-kinda-spiritual people who are very happy with their lives. Many of them, especially those in my neck of the woods (the South), even consider themselves "blessed and highly favored."

How to Find Peace

Conscious fixation on our sovereign, gracious, and loving Lord is the only effective remedy for a troubled heart.

Why Sinners Find Happiness

I know a lot of godless but sorta-kinda-spiritual people who are very happy with their lives. Many of them, especially those in my neck of the woods (the South), even consider themselves "blessed and highly favored."

What Is Sovereign Grace?

The Bible teaches that God holds each human being personally accountable for his or her moral choices. He requires that his image-bearing creatures love, trust, and obey him. When we fail to do these things, we alone are responsible.

God Will Fight for You

Faith is passive in the sense that it simply believes God and trusts in him. However, as we see in Hebrews 11, true belief and trust always give way to active obedience. Faith fights. It conquers. It overcomes (1 John 5:4)!

Spiritual Maturity Is Not Stale

I fear, though, that a twisted view of spiritual maturity has infiltrated the church. Our society tends to equate maturity with conservativeness or sophistication.

Do You Grieve Sin in a Godly Way?

Many of us are painfully familiar with the sorrow that follows sinful acts. Whenever the cheap thrill of a transgression wears off, our souls swell with regret, frustration, and maybe even despair. But this is a good response, isn't it? Only regenerate hearts respond negatively to sin, right?

Once Saved, Always Saved?

Someone recently asked me if I believe in "once saved, always saved." It's difficult to answer this question with a simple yes or no.

Everything Really Is Going to Be Okay

Jon Bloom, co-founder of Desiring God, wrote the following sentence in one of his articles last November: "There's only one solution to anxiety: the assurance everything is going to be okay."

Lord, Deliver Me From Weak Faith

In his short but powerful book All of Grace, Charles Spurgeon wrote that weak faith, as long as it is true faith, saves a person no less effectively than strong faith: "A trembling hand may receive a golden gift."

Do You Hear Jesus' Voice?

My friend Ben recently told me he fears he may not be saved. When I asked him to share with me the reason for his lack of assurance, I expected him to divulge that he was being mastered by some secret, besetting sin or that he was growing doubtful about the truthfulness of the Scriptures.