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

Remaining Faithful When God Doesn’t Rescue You

What If God Doesn't Rescue me

Have you ever needed God to rescue you from a difficult or painful situation? It’s hard to trust God when things keep going wrong in life, especially when you feel beat down and powerless to change your circumstances. Whether it’s your health, relationships, finances or some other situation, God wants you to have faith in his promises when things seem … Read More

I Lost My Husband, Is God Still Good?

Is God Still Good?

Death is something everyone experiences in their lives. The pain and sorrow that death brings are never easy to cope with. We are shaken when someone we know passes away, and this is only amplified when we are close to the person. How can we trust that God is still good even when he takes away the person we are … 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

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


When we lose life as we know it here in the shadows of holiness, we will find greater and more abundant life than we could ever have imagined.