Author: Mark Roberts

Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.

Retirement in the Bible? Some New Thoughts and Encouragements

If you Google on “retirement” and “Bible,” you’ll find some folks who say “There is no retirement in the Bible.” Alongside this claim they’ll…

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Workday Prayers: Sharing Your Faith at Work

Our workplace is, for many of us, the place where we interact most often with people who are not Christians.

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Be Rich Toward God

Jesus tells us to be on guard against greed. Real life does not consist of the abundance of possessions.

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The Holy Spirit Will Teach You

Jesus promised to his first disciples that when they were put on trial for following him, the Holy Spirit would teach them what to say.

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Knowing How Much God Loves You

The same God who cares even about each sparrow knows and loves us more than we’ll ever fully understand.

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God Knows You and Values You

In the first century A.D., sparrows were a dime a dozen. Yet, according to Jesus, God knows and values sparrows.

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Workday Prayers: O Lord, Do Not Delay!

God’s timing can be puzzling, even frustrating.

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Woe to Whom?

Whether we’re pastors, seminary professors, parents, or members of a small group, we have the responsibility of personally knowing God and faithfully helping others to know God in truth.

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Where Should You Focus?

Jesus said it was fine to care about religious rituals, but not if that meant neglecting things like God’s love and justice.

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True Purity

Sometimes we get so obsessed with how others see us that we fail to pay attention to our hearts.

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Eyes Like Superman

According to Jesus, our “eyes” allow the light of God’s truth to enter our souls. And our “eyes,” through our words and actions, can shine the light of God into the world.

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Workday Prayers:
When You Feel Overwhelmed at Work

Psalm 69 teaches us to pray honestly and desperately when we’re feeling overwhelmed.

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True Blessedness

If we want to be blessed, we need to hear and do God’s word.

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The Finger of God

Wherever God is at work – both in obvious miracles and in daily blessings and empowerments – God is ruling.

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God Gives Good Gifts

When we ask God for things in prayer, God does not give us that which will hurt us.

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