How To Respond When Your Family Doesn’t Get Along

How To Respond When Your Family Doesn't Get Along

Nobody has ever grown up in a perfect family. Sometimes I listen to the stories of families in conflict and I can’t help but wonder, “How did things get like this?” I’ve realized that sometimes the person telling me the story is just as baffled as I am. How Did Things Get Like This? For instance, a young couple sits … Read More

When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Cutting It As a Mother

Mother’s Day is upon us, and for most of us, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the strengths and blessings of motherhood and a mother’s love. But if we can be honest, Mother’s Day is not a day of celebration for everyone. For many, it triggers the painful reality that you can’t pick up the phone to say, “I love … Read More

Is Everyone A Child Of God?


Is EVERYONE a child of God? It’s a paradoxical question because it’s true in one sense yet false in another. It’s true that God is our father by virtue of the fact he is our creator. It’s false in the sense that our sin separates us from him. Our sin puts us in a place where we’re not God’s children; … Read More

Why Do Christians Call God ‘Father’?

God calls himself our “Father.” That makes some of us smile. But not all of us. I’m acutely aware that when you think of the word father, you may not be thinking of going out in the backyard and playing catch. You’re also probably not thinking of someone who took you out for root beer floats on a warm summer … Read More

God’s Ultimate Victory Over Your Worst Circumstances

By Kyle Idleman Have you ever felt defeated by your circumstances? What is it that transforms defeat into the ultimate victory? I’ve got to be honest. As a pastor, my job is to help people understand their fundamental need for God. We are unable to navigate through this life on our own. So I help people recognize their need to … Read More

Renee’s Story: God’s Grace is Greater Than My Weakness

Renee's Story by City On a Hill - Christian Bible Study Resources

Is grace greater than your weakness? As Christians, we think we believe in God’s grace. We think we understand that it covers our sins, doubt, and failures. We want to accept that His Grace is greater than our limitations, too. But then daily life happens, and we forget about grace. We try to do things on our own. We think … Read More

3 Reasons We Get a New Beginning As a Child of God

CHILD of GOD by City On a Hill Christian Bible Study Resources

By Kyle Idleman When my daughter Morgan was little I used to tell her, “If I could line up all the little girls in the world, I would choose you.” As she grew up I would always pray with her before bed. When Morgan was seven, she started praying every night, “God, if I could line up all the dads … Read More


By Kyle Idleman   DO IT YOURSELF CULTURE We are living in a DIY culture. DIY, as you probably know, stands for Do It Yourself. We see our DIY orientation most with the self-help movement. Countless speakers and authors seek to convince us that, “I’m ok!” and “You’re ok!” and “I’m the answer to my problems!” and “You can be … Read More


By Kyle Idleman   You’ve seen the plot line, in movies or TV shows, probably multiple times. It goes like this… Mom and Dad are going on a trip. The parents are hitting the road for a little vacation, or to visit family, and they’ll be gone for a few days. They decide to leave the kids on their own. … Read More


By Kyle Idleman I remember the night, years ago, when I was putting my five-year-old daughter to bed. We finished saying prayers then, as I was leaving, she called out, “Hey, Dad.” I stopped, “Yes, honey?” She asked, “Where did God come from?” I thought about it for a minute. I wanted to give her something she could feel good … Read More