Emblems of the Infinite King by J. Ryan Lister

From time to time, I enjoy a good children’s book. There’s something about taking a break from my usual theologically robust reading schedule and immersing myself into a book designed to inspire and educate kids. J. Ryan Lister’s book is targeted to pre-teens and...

The Yoke that Gives Us Freedom

Galatians 5:1, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Freedom is certainly a relevant word in our time. It evokes images of armed soldiers fighting with valor and a flag. Or perhaps of people marching...

Get Ready for Preaching through the Incarnation and the Second Coming

The glory of “God with us” shines brightest when lit beneath the things most seemingly God-abandoned. That is why I love Advent. Advent has the power to turn over the inconceivable to discover the unimaginable. I especially love preaching Advent. No literary work...

Living Next Door to Urkel

My family, along with our missional community, has been devoted to being good neighbors in this overlooked neighborhood for the past three years. We’ve walked the streets, played with children on the playground, welcomed people to eat meals with us in the park, served...

Fighting Pastoral Covetousness with Contentment in Christ

There’s something in us that discounts our current circumstances: our lives, our location, our role, our life. We look at others and want more. It’s sin, of course, a direct violation of the tenth word: You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet...

Cast Out the Slave Master

Galatians 4:28-31, “28 Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. 29 But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 But what does the Scripture say? “Cast out the...

Thomas Kidd- America’s Religious History: Faith, Politics, and the Shaping of a Nation

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Dr. Thomas Kidd talk about the Great Awakening, global and domestic missions, and how evolution is affecting young people and what the church can do about it, along with his new book, America’s Religious...

Typology Versus Allegory

Galatians 4:25–27, "Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. 27 For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear;...

What the Sufficiency of Scripture is and Why it Matters for the Christian

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “What is the sufficiency of Scripture and why does it matter for the Christian life?" What you’ll hear in this episode What the sufficiency of Scripture is. The Importance of the Sufficiency of Scripture. A...

Listening to the Law

Galatians 4:21–24, “21 Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and one by a free woman. 23 But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, while the son...

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