Author: Joey Tomlinson

Spiritual Warfare: How Christians Should Think of Satan and His Demons

E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | DownloadSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSSpiritual warfare, particularly in the area of demonology is quite neglected in many reformed churches. This is a problem because it creates a vacuum for those whose position on demons and spiritual warfare is influenced more by unchecked testimonials and Hollywood than by the careful instruction of the Apostles documented in God’s Word. C.S. Lewis said it best: “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their...

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What Matthew Henry Can Teach Us about Prayer

E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | DownloadSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSIn all of the time I have been a Christian and in all of the time I have served in my ministry at the local Church I have never heard anyone say the following sentence: “I am satisfied with my prayer life.” For many in the local Church their prayer life is discouraging because they “tend to say the same old things about the same old things.”[i] My hope is that this brief article can be a starting point for...

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Three Ways to Use Your Writing in Seminary for the Local Church

Last time I had the opportunity to write in this series, “Dear Seminarian”, I wrote about how important it is for the seminarian to serve the local church and love the local church. One of the ways I believe a seminarian can do this is by writing. A lot. The beauty is that you are already writing a lot. As you write, think of how what you’re writing can serve the Lord and His church body. The local church can benefit from your studies and your conclusions. Why not turn that exegetical paper on Hebrews 6 into a 4-week Sunday School series? This...

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Love the Church, Serve the Church

I was excited when Dave Jenkins, the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries informed the contributor team that he wanted to shift the focus of Servants of Grace toward the seminarian for a season in order to produce articles that were full of God-centered advice for those training and aspiring to be in full-time ministry. I immediately knew what I wanted to write about and was excited to have the opportunity to do so. Over the course of my ministry and life, I have constantly been attached to the seminary. I’m grateful to God for providing that opportunity...

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Hope for the Sexually Broken Part Five

Over the last several weeks we have looked at how God through Christ sets men free from sexual sin. Sexual sin is a serious threat to the local church. Men are being consumed by this sin on a daily basis. Many of these men feel out of control and helpless. Pornography and sexual sin devour men’s souls each and every day. God has given us a tremendous opportunity to administer the gospel for His glory and the love of our neighbor. It is of the utmost importance to find these brothers and make sure they understand the saving power of the gospel. Jesus Christ...

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