Select Page

Month: June 2012

Book Review The Henry Morris Study Bible

I’ve been reading the Bible since I learned to read as a young child, but started studying the Bible when I was thirteen years old. As I became more involved in ministry in high school I quickly realized even with growing up in church that there was a whole lot I didn’t know (I still know this today even after going to seminary and being a Christian for a long time that there are things I don’t know). Study Bible’s for me have been helpful but can also be dangerous when one doesn’t read the actual text of Scripture before reading the notes that accompany study Bible’s. Henry Morris was considered in the twentieth century to have set the terms of debate about evolution by one Pulitzer Prize winning academician. Dr. Morris was the founder and leader of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) and died in 2006. The Henry Morris Study Bible is full of annotations to help explain the Bible’s most difficult passages, resolve its alleged contradictions, points out the evidence of its divine origin, confirm its historical accuracy, note its remarkable anticipations of modern science, demonstrate its fulfilled prophecies and in general remove any doubt about the inerrancy, authority and its ability to withstand the attacks of the secular world. The Henry Morris Study Bible will be helpful to new or seasoned believers to learn from...

Read More

Jesus on Trial

http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org/mediafolder/Jesusontrial.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSThis is sermon #96 in the Luke series. In this sermon from Luke 23:1-25 Dave preaches on the suffering of Jesus and how Jesus responded to...

Read More

Book Review Union with Christ In Scripture, History, and Theology

Union with Christ is one of the most neglected doctrines in Christianity today and also one of the one of the Gospel’s greatest mysteries.  In his helpful book Union with Christ in Scripture, History, and Theology, Dr. Robert Letham notes that “Union with Christ is right at the center of the Christian doctrine of salvation” (1). Calvin agrees with this comment and notes that, “For we await salvation rom him not because he appears to us afar off, but because he makes us, ingrafted into his body, participants not only in all his benefits but also in himself.”[i] The Westminster Larger Catechism describes our entire salvation as union and communion with Christ in grace and glory. Dr. John Murray considered that “nothing is more central of basic than union and communion with Christ,”[ii]for it “is the central truth of the whole doctrine of salvation.”[iii] In the words of Dr. Lane Tipton, “there are no benefits of the gospel apart from union with Christ.”[iv] Union With Christ covers topics such as creation, incarnation, Pentecost, union with Christ and representation, union with Christ and transformation and union with Christ in death and resurrection. Since the entirety of the Christian’s relationship with God can be summed up in union with Christ this review could be quite long to examine everything Dr. Letham teaches in this book, but in an effort to remain focused I am only...

Read More

The Father Wound

Father’s Day on June 17, 2012 marked six and a half years since I’ve seen my father. The last time I saw my father was in his physical therapy office. That day I waited four hours to talk to my father and all I remember was that the conversation didn’t end well.  The sad thing about this meeting was around Father’s Day my junior year in 1999 my father and I were reconciled as the Holy Spirit convicted me of my sin while reading the Word of God the day before. The next day, after getting convicted of anger, bitterness and resentment, my father and I went on a walk and I told him that I forgave him for all the hurt and pain he had caused me. While I truthfully don’t give much thought about my father these days, this past Father’s Day was particular hard on me as I started thinking and then dwelling on memories I had of my father. Normally I enjoy watching golf tournaments after church on Sunday (and throughout the week) but I found it so hard to watch the US Open that my wife told me to turn off the TV and had to give me a hug. The reason this was hard is my father and I spent considerable time together playing and talking about golf. Before I left for church, I had...

Read More

Weekly Roundup 6/17-6/23/2012

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/18–6/23/2012. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday 6/18- Book Review Gospel Centered Discipleship by Pastor Jonathan Dodson Reviewed by Dave Jenkins http://servantsofgrace.org/2012/06/18/book-review-gospel-centered-discipleship-2/ Tuesday 6/19- Video Post: Men, Integrity and Purity by Dave Jenkins http://servantsofgrace.org/2012/06/19/men-integrity-and-purity/ Wed 6/20- 5 Ways to Deal with difficult people by Dave Jenkins http://servantsofgrace.org/2012/06/20/5-reasons-we-need-difficult-people/ Thursday 6/21- Who is a murder? by Dave Jenkins http://servantsofgrace.org/2012/06/21/who-is-a-murderer/ Friday 6/22- Book Review Solid Ground the Inerrant Word of God  in an errant world edited by Gabriel N E Fluhrer Reviewed by Dave Jenkins http://servantsofgrace.org/2012/06/22/book-review-solid-ground-the-inerrant-word-of-god-in-an-errant-world/ Friday 6/22- Sermon Jesus, the Son of God by Dave Jenkins http://servantsofgrace.org/2012/06/22/jesus-the-son-of-god/ Saturday 6/23- Book Review: Mapping Modern Theology by Kelly Kapic and Bruce McCormick Reviewed by Craig...

Read More