Author: Jason Garwood

Limited Atonement

Romans 8:30 states, “And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified [by Christ’s atoning blood], and those whom he justified he also glorified.” A central component to the gospel announcement is the death of Jesus Christ. The design of the gospel is meant to provoke—and grant—repentance and faith to sinners who cannot save themselves. The very first words out of the mouth of our Lord in the Gospel of Mark were, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15,...

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Godly Shepherds

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through 1 Peter in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. David Dunham opened our series by looking at 1 Peter 1:1-2. Dave looked at 1 Peter 1:3-9.  Dave looked at 1 Peter 1:10-12. Dave looked at 1 Peter 1:13-21. Dave wrote on 1 Peter 1:22-2:3. Zach wrote on 1 Peter 2:4-10. Dave wrote...

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Reigning with Christ on Daily Mission

To say that the heart of the gospel is Christ crucified would not be wrong (1 Cor. 1:23; Gal 6:14). To say that the heart of the gospel is the resurrection of Christ would not be wrong either, for by it our justification comes (Rom. 4:25; cf. 1 Tim. 3:16). To say that the heart of the gospel is the ascension of Christ would not be wrong, but you may receive a funny stare from a confused onlooker. The reason, of course, is that the ascension of Christ is an often overlooked element of the universally huge, wonderfully true,...

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I Thirst

At the crossroads of history, Jesus hung nailed to a cross. The loss of blood from the beating alone would have killed most men, but this was no ordinary man. This was the Son of God and His death was ordained in covenant with His Father. The crowds gathered around the Place of the Skull to see their King lifted high. Above our Lord was a sign that read, “King of the Jews.” Pilate unknowingly proclaimed the greatest truth to a watching world. The Messiah was raised up like the bronze serpent in the wilderness and though it did...

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Theft and the Law of God

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through Ten Commandments in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. David Dunham opened the series by looking at Exodus 20:1-3. Dave Jenkins looked at the second commandment in Exodus 20:4-6. Mike looked at Exodus 20:7 David  Dunham looked at Exodus 20:8-11. Matt Adams wrote on Exodus 20:12. Dave wrote on Exodus 20:13. Dave...

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