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Author: Dave Jenkins

The Old Cursed Cross

Gal. 3:13, “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree.” Imagine the scene: An entire nation gathers on the sides of two mountains to worship. Half the people stand on one mountainside, half on the other. They worship responsively, alternating their praise. First one group cries out to God, and then the other, with every man, woman, and child shouting in unison. This was the scene when the people of God crossed the Jordan River and entered the Promised Land....

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Father Abraham Has Many Sons

Gal. 3:7–8, “Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” Some of the simplest Bible songs for children contain some of the soundest theology. Consider the chorus taken from Galatians 3: Father Abraham had many sons, And many sons had Father Abraham; And I am one of them, and so are you, So let’s all praise the Lord! The So let’s all praise the Lord—turning into...

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By Faith Alone

Galatians 3:1-2, “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith?” How can God accept me? Only if I trust in Jesus Christ. This is the biblical doctrine of justification by faith that Paul taught the Galatians. I cannot be saved by anything I do; I can be saved only by what Jesus did when he died on the cross and rose from the dead. There is...

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Dying to Live

Gal. 2:19-20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” What Paul said in Galatians 2:16 bears repeating: “We know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ.” This is the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone in Christ alone. As John Calvin (1509–1564) said, “we are justified in no other way...

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Episode 58- Four Ways to Respond When a Ministry Leader is Removed From Ministry

Welcome to the fifty-eighth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks about four ways to respond when a ministry leader is removed from ministry. What you’ll hear in this episode: How to Pray for the Ministry Leaders and their families. How to befriend Ministry Leaders and come alongside them in the work of life and ministry. How to take your own sin seriously and repent of your own sin. How to commit yourself afresh to the Grace of God and the work of the Local Church. How to continue to grow to be a gracious,...

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