Author: Dave Jenkins

Episode 112- Jared C. Wilson– The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together

Welcome to the 112h episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Jared C. Wilson about his book The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together (Baker, 2017). What you’ll hear in this episode: How to tune into the gospel every day. How the Gospel is good news for losers. What it means to stare at the glory of God until we see it. Why spilling your guts to Jesus is so important to growing in friendship with Jesus. Why the real church can’t be instagrammmable. The nine irrefutable laws of followership....

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Interview with Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton on Hope When It Hurts

The Sovereignty of God: How Suffering and Justice Meet Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton are the authors of Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering (www.TheGoodBook.com). T4L: You each have been diagnosed with Lyme disease and continue to suffer the effects after many years. Pain and suffering is deeply personal, but is there kinship among Lyme sufferers? Sarah and Kristen: Definitely! While we wouldn’t wish Lyme disease on anyone, there’s so much comfort in realizing you’re not alone. Many people who suffer with this awful disease go years without a diagnosis,...

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The Problem of Evil in the Book of Job

The Sovereignty of God: How Suffering and Justice Meet   The Lord is sovereign, powerful, and good. Evil exists and creatures bear moral responsibility for it. In making sense of the undeniable presence of sin, along with injustice and suffering it causes, many people deny one or more of these essential truths. People postulate that God is not truly in charge of the world and rendered finite by sin. They also may think that He is somehow limited in His ability to effect change in the world, or perhaps He is both good and evil (a strange mixture of...

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Putting to Death the Fear of Man in the Glory of God in Christ

The Sovereignty of God: How Suffering and Justice Meet John 12:35-43, “So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, so that the word spoken by...

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ISIS: Loving Our Neighbors and the Judgment of God

The Sovereignty of God: How Suffering and Justice Meet Few issues are as volatile right now as the problem of ISIS. Former President Obama, during his Presidency, stated multiple times that Islam is a “religion of peace”. While some denominations of Islam may seek to have peace, the statement that Islam is itself unequivocally a religion of peace is a historical inaccuracy. Mohammed was a mass-murderer who slayed, not only his own people, but also anyone who got in his path that did not conform to his ideology. The pure form of Islam isn’t peaceful; it’s always been violent. Any religion...

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