Author: Jason Garwood

Hermeneutics, Preaching, and the Problem of Biblical Illiteracy

Hermeneutics: The Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15, ESV) When it comes to understanding the Christian life, knowing and applying the Bible is a non-negotiable: one simply cannot do Christianity without it. Not only is the Bible the foundation of all truth claims, it is immensely practical. It is filled with God’s self-revelation, and it is filled with parameters by which man can live. To use Peter’s language, “His divine...

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Biblical Meditation As Experiential Reading

Hermeneutics: The Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation Perhaps one of the greatest ironies should be assigned to our current situation: we have more access to Scripture and its rich historical truths than ever before, and yet we have in our churches an ever-increasing lethargy when it comes to the exploration of said truths. In other words, we have the Bible in our pockets with information at our fingertips, and yet we lack a desire to experience the Word afresh. Maybe instead of calling it an irony, we could call it a tragedy. The truth is, we have Study...

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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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