On today’s Equipping You in Grace, Dave and Dr. Andreas Kostenberger discuss strategies to read the Gospels, how the Gospels use the Old Testament and how this helps Christians read the Gospel rightly, along with advice for preaching and teaching the Gospels, along with his book, The Jesus of the Gospels: An Introduction (Kregel, 2020)
What you’ll hear in this episode
- What distinguishes the Gospels from other forms of literature in the Bible.
- How the Gospels use the Old Testament and how such an understanding helps Christians to read the Gospels properly.
- Some of the challenges of reading the Gospel of Matthew rightly.
- Some strategies to read the Gospel of John.
- How we should read the Gospel of Mark.
- How Luke’s historical record helps readers understand the intended goal of the Gospel of Luke.
- Two of the biggest challenges to the Gospels today and how Christians should respond to them.
- Advice for Pastors wanting to preach Christ-centered and gospel-focused from the Gospels on the person and work of Jesus.
- Understanding discipleship and the mission of Jesus from the Gospels and how it impacts the life of the Christian.
About the Guest
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021) and The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.