Consistent, Persevering Prayer

Ephesians 6:18, “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” Having covered each component of the armor of God, we understand that we cannot succeed...

Age of Authenticity: Discovering Who We Are Now in Christ Alone

Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” The Age of Authenticity There is a growing and troubling trend in the Christian community. This trend...

Giving Up What I Can’t Keep to Gain What I’ll Never Lose

I became a Christian during my freshman year of college through the ministry of Intervarsity. In the fall of 1991, I arrived on campus, excited and ready to learn. My home for the next stage of my education was a prestigious, small, secular liberal arts university. I...

Robert Cara- The Doctrine of Justification for Christian Life and Ministry

On today’s Equipping You in Grace, Dave Jenkins and Dr. Robert Cara have a wide-ranging discussion on justification from the Bible and church history, and how justification relates to the Christian life and ministry, along with The Doctrine on Which the Church Stands...

This One Thing Will Keep Your Pastor Going Year After Year

A pastor’s visits one week included these two. The first was to a home where all was well. Ryan and Steph were prosperous; the home was pleasant; a good car sat on the driveway; the children were being educated in expensive schools; their manners were good; talent...

Helmet and Sword

Ephesians 6:17, “and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” Paul’s description of the various elements of the armor of God concludes in Ephesians 6:17 with his references to “the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the...

The Shield of Faith

Ephesians 6:16, “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.” When the biblical authors wanted to convey a truth about God to His people, they had two basic choices. On the one hand, they could...

Untangling Emotions – J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith

Most people have experienced the frustration of trying to untangle the laces on a pair of tennis shoes. Frustration only escalates as the knot tightens which leads to a sense of heightened angst. This normal occurrence vividly depicts how many people approach their...

Gospel Readiness

Ephesians 6:15, “As shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.” If anything should stick with us after reading the Old Testament, it is the fact that our Creator is an exceedingly patient God. Israel rebelled time after time, and...

Renewing Your Call To Ministry

We all love to beat up on old Peter. He is unbridled, braggadocios, embarrassingly bold and at times even aggressive, if not downright violent. But he is also a man who was greatly used of God to preach at Pentecost, to lead the church at Jerusalem, to minister to the...

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