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Author: Dave Jenkins

Pulpit Aflame Edited by Joel R. Beeke and Dustin W. Benge

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to read dozens and dozens of preaching books. Whenever a new preaching book comes out, I try to read it. One reason for this is I want to improve my craft of preaching and teaching the Word of God. A new book Pulpit Aflame edited by Joel R. Beeke and Dustin W. Benge on preaching has come out that seeks to honor the life and ministry of Dr. Steve Lawson, a man the Lord has used mightily in our generation. Summary Pulpit Aflame has contributions from many of the greatest preachers of...

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#37: Grant Castleberry–CBMW, Complementarianism, and Ministry[Podcast]

Welcome to the thirty-seventh episode of Equipping You in Grace. Today, Dave Jenkins interviews Grant Castleberry about his work as the Executive Director of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and Pastor of Evangelism at Buck Run Baptist Church. In addition, he shares his thoughts on complementarian theology and ministry. What you’ll hear in this episode: A few of the biggest challenges facing the Church in 2016. What complementarian theology is all about. How Christians should talk to one another about theological issues and speak the truth in love to one another. A few of the biggest areas of...

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Weekly Roundup 7/18/2016-7/23/2016

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 7/18/2016-7/23/2016. 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 7/18/2016- Betsy Howard– Seasons of Waiting Walking by Faith When Dreams Are Delayed 5 Ways to Listen to the Preaching of God’s Word by Jason Garwood Tuesday 7/19/2016- Dealing With Garbage Mouth Syndrome by Mike Boling A Commentary on the Psalms Volume 3 (90-150) by Allen P. Ross reviewed by...

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Spiritual Warfare and the Power of Scripture

In Matthew 4, Jesus is confronted by Satan in the desert. In this story, we learn how Jesus used Scripture in spiritual warfare against Satan. Today, I want us to look at Matthew 4:1-11. This temptation is an attempt by Satan to subvert God’s plan for human redemption by causing Jesus to fall into sin and disobedience and thus disqualify Him as the sinless Savior. Matthew 4:1 says that “Jesus was led up by the Spirit.” The Holy Spirit guided Jesus in His earthly life, providing a pattern for His followers to be empowered and led by the Holy...

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Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C.S. Lewis

Writing articles and speaking to people has been a big part of my life since my teenage years. Ever since that time, I’ve loved writing Christian articles, speaking to God’s people, and ministering to them through the written word and through preaching and teaching. This is why when I saw John Piper’s Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C.S. Lewis, I knew I needed to read it. Words and ideas matter. As Christians, we are to use our words in a manner that builds up others...

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