Author: Jason Garwood

The Omniscience of God

They are everywhere. Do you see them? You can’t miss these things. The pages of Scripture shout from the mountaintops about them. What are they? Verses about the omniscience of God. We’ll begin with three: Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. (Isaiah 40:28) He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. (Psalms...

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Fighting for Joy with Christ’s Righteousness

What people in the church need to hear more today than anything else is doctrinal teaching. This is not, however, the ordinary theological lecture we might suppose, but rather the theological exaltation of God that reveals the depths of the wisdom of God. We do not need the moralistic therapy that comes from the lips of many preachers, seeking to help you “cope” with the “mistakes and issues” of your life. “Just stay positive,” the preacher says, “You’ll be fine. Just take it easy and do better next time.” This is not the gospel, and this is not helpful. There...

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#39: Dave Jenkins– Past, Present, and Future of Servants of Grace at 16 Years[Podcast]

Welcome to the thirty-ninth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Jason Garwood interviews interviews Dave Jenkins about the past, present, and future of Servants of Grace Ministries as SOG turns 16. What you’ll hear in this episode: How SOG got started. What the early years of SOG looked like. What Dave learned from past mistakes. How SOG is growing. What projects Dave is working on. Some things Dave is learning about the Christian life and ministry. Content coming from Servants of Grace and Theology for Life. Goals Dave has for Servants of Grace for the next few...

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5 Ways to Listen to the Preaching of God’s Word

In part 1 of my advice on how to listen to a sermon, I said that listening to a sermon begins on the drive home Sunday afternoon and continues throughout the week. The Sunday sermon is a sacred part of our worship, but it’s not the only part of our worship. Worship is the act of ascribing value to God because He is infinitely worthy to receive it (Psalm 29:2). That happens in whatever we do what is good, righteous, holy and pure (1 Cor. 10:31; cf. Phil. 4:8-9). You can worship with your work, play, and your rest....

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Three Ways to Prepare to Listen to a Sermon

Yesterday I wrote about four things to look for when listening to a sermon. My aim was to get at the heart of what we should want from a sermon. This is difficult because some (it would seem) don’t even know why there should be a sermon let alone the what of one. From a personal perspective, I shared a few things (though not exhaustive) about what I’m looking for because it would seem that this is what Scripture wants to achieve with the proclamation of God’s Word (2 Timothy 4:2). Having established the what part (Preaching is God’s means to display His...

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