Learning the Will of the Lord

Ephesians 5:17, “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Every Christian, at one point or another, has asked this question: “What is God’s will for my life?” The drive to discover the will of the Lord is certainly understandable....

Stop Praying “Be With” Prayers

Time-bound and fallen creature that I naturally am, I often forget the spiritual and eternal element of reality. That’s why the things that fill my prayers are so regularly absent from Paul’s—and why the things that fill his prayers are so regularly absent from mine....

The Importance of Hermeneutics in the Christian Life

On this new segment of the Servants of Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins looks at what hermeneutics means, why it matters, along with redemptive history, and why Jesus' preaching was biblical, through, Christ-centered, gospel-centered, and persuasive. What you’ll hear in...

Paul and Slavery: Union With Christ and One Another

Colossians 3:11 – “Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is call, and in all.” On top of slowly going through books of the Bible verse-by-verse, I’ve been trying to take the time to read entire...

The Gospel According to Job

Job was a righteous man who suffered great destruction. Specifically, God sovereignly allowed Satan to take Job’s wealth, his children, and his physical health. Throughout the book of Job, we see Job and his friends engage in an extended dialogue, trying to process...

Using Time Well

Ephesians 5:15-16, "Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil." Paul begins Ephesians 4 with an appeal to "walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called." He spends...

Exposing the Darkness

Ephesians 5:11-14, “11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes...

Eyes Up

I have a friend (Brittany Salmon, in case you’re wondering) that I get to spend short snippets of time with every few months. We live in different states, but she comes to my city for seminary classes a few times a year. She’s busy during her intensives, but always...

Practical Ways to Preach the Gospel to Yourself

Have you ever heard the phrase, “preach the gospel to yourself?” It’s an oft-repeated phrase that some might qualify as a type of “Christianeze.” You know, those Christian sayings and phrases we hear so often in the church. Yet even many over-used sayings contain...

William Smith– Assurance: Resting in God’s Salvation

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Bill Smith have a wide-ranging conversation on assurance and ministering to those dealing with doubt, guilt, shame, and condemnation, along with his book, Assurance: Resting in God's Salvation (P&R, 2019)....

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Learning the Will of the Lord

Ephesians 5:17, “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Every Christian, at one point or another, has asked this question: “What is God’s will for my life?” The drive to discover the will of the Lord is certainly understandable....

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Using Time Well

Ephesians 5:15-16, "Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil." Paul begins Ephesians 4 with an appeal to "walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called." He spends...

read more

Exposing the Darkness

Ephesians 5:11-14, “11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes...

read more

Eyes Up

I have a friend (Brittany Salmon, in case you’re wondering) that I get to spend short snippets of time with every few months. We live in different states, but she comes to my city for seminary classes a few times a year. She’s busy during her intensives, but always...

read more

Discerning the Lord’s Will

Ephesians 5:10, “and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.” Darkness characterized our existence before we knew Christ. We once engaged gladly in that which manifests evil hearts — sexual immorality, covetousness, deceptiveness, and all other forms of impurity...

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