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Episode 143– Stephen Wellum—Christ from Beginning to End How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ

Welcome to the 143rd episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Dr. Stephen Wellum about his book with Trent Hunt, Christ from Beginning to End How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ (Zondervan, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode Why it’s important that Christians see the Bible as a puzzle, not a mosaic. The importance of learning to read the Bible in its close, continuing, and complete or canonical context. Wellum’s thoughts on the resurgence of biblical theology in the past decade. How understanding the storyline of the...

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Lessons from Paul and His Friends

Colossians 4:7-18, “7 Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. 8 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, 9 and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here. 10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him), 11 and Jesus...

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Why Study the Book of Judges?

Crisis in Israel The book of Judges describes a period in the life of the nation of Israel between the prophetic leadership of Moses and Joshua and the establishment of the monarchy and kingship in Israel. The nature of this time period is described on four different occasions in the book, “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judg. 17:6; cf. 18:1; 19:1; 21:25). This brief summary statement teaches us two important facts about the period of the judges in Israel: (1) there was a crisis of leadership;...

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New Calvinism: New Reformation or Theological Fad? – Josh Buice, Ed.

“Calvinism is back,” writes David Van Biema, in a Time Magazine article, entitled ‘The New Calvinism.’ The featured article, which was written in 2009 was included in a list of “Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” That’s quite a claim for a secular magazine to make, yet the article tapped into a trend that has been and continues to shake up the evangelical world. The New Calvinism, edited by Josh Buice attempts to evaluate the so-called ‘new Calvinism’ and sets out to determine whether we are on the brink of a new reformation or if this popular doctrinal...

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Gracious Speech

Colossians 4:5-6, “5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” Mahatma Gandhi was the leader who secured India’s independence from the British in the twentieth century. He was once asked why he would not convert to Christianity, even though he professed admiration for Jesus. His answer was, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Perhaps you find it easy to ignore Gandhi’s words quoted above...

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