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Christ’s Demand for Doctrinal Purity and Nonconformity to the World

The Problem of Conformity: Unity without Doctrine I appreciate a genuine spirit of ecumenicalism within believers. But false ecumenicalism, built upon counterfeit truths and a denial of doctrine, is going to damn sinners to hell without ever having delivered to them...

Surviving Religion 101 – Michael J. Kruger

Skepticism is alive and well in America. The university system is one of the hottest beds of skepticism, especially towards historic Christianity. It is common for Christian students to enter the university with a faith that they professed. Somewhere along the way,...

The Difference Between Harsh and Foul Language

In one scenario (and in many others), we see Jesus again confronting the Pharisees. However, in these confrontations Jesus wasn’t flipping any tables but was also not mincing words when it came to how He felt about the Pharisees. Ponder these piercing words Jesus...
Weekly Roundup 6/28/2021-7/3/2021

Weekly Roundup 6/28/2021-7/3/2021

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 7/5/2021-7/10/2021. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Paralytic and his friends

Paralytic and his friends

The Bible is full of instances in which people with disabilities interact with Jesus. One such instance is in Luke 5:17-26. In this passage, Jesus heals a paralyzed man, brought to Him by his friends’ courageous efforts. The passage explains, “And behold, some men...

Weekly Roundup 6/7/2021-6/11/2021

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/7/2021-6/11/2021. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Weekly Roundup 5/24/2021-5/29/2021

Weekly Roundup 5/24/2021-5/29/2021

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 5/24/2021-5/29/2021. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Weekly Roundup 6/7/2021-6/12/2021

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/7/2021-6/12/2021. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Why Good Friday is Good

Why Good Friday is Good

The Reading of Scripture On this Good Friday, we seek to answer one of the most fundamental questions about this day. Jesus will provide the answer to the powerful forces at work beneath the awful scene on Calvary’s Cross. From the Gospel of John, chapter twelve, and...

Weekly Roundup of Links 3/8/2021-3/13/2021

Weekly Roundup of Links 3/8/2021-3/13/2021

This is our weekly roundup of links for 3/8/2021-3/13/2021 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. The top ten most-read articles and media content on our website this past week. Gregg Allison- The Church: An...

Review of Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer

Review of Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer

If you enjoy good biography as much as I do, you will probably appreciate reading Bryan A. Follis’s Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer. This book is an excellent summary of the life and teaching of the highly influential apologist and founder of...

What’s Going On in Our Christian Lives?

What’s Going On in Our Christian Lives?

Sometimes people greet us by asking: “What’s going on?” They mean, what’s been happening in your life? What have you been doing? What events have been important? They want to know what we perceive as being significant, vital, and essential for us? “What’s going on?”...

Weekly Roundup 12/14/2020-12/20/2020

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 12/14/2020-12/20/2020. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

What the Protestant Reformers Teach Us About Prayer

What the Protestant Reformers Teach Us About Prayer

I recently wrote a devotional book, Everyday Prayer with the Reformers (P&R, 2020). It features eighty-five one-page devotions based on a sentence or two from one of the Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I’ve been doing devotional...

Weekly Roundup of Links 11/9/2020-11/14/2020

Weekly Roundup of Links 11/9/2020-11/14/2020

This is our weekly roundup of links for 11/9/2020-11/14/2020 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

Weekly Roundup 11/9/2020-11/14/2020

Weekly Roundup 11/9/2020-11/14/2020

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 11/9/2020-11/14/2020. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Weekly Roundup of Links 8/24/2020-8/29/2020

Weekly Roundup of Links 8/24/2020-8/29/2020

This is our weekly roundup of links for 8/24/2020-8/29/2020 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

The Causes of Immaturity

The Causes of Immaturity

Hebrews 5:11-14, “11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk,...

Hoping Not Coping

Hoping Not Coping

How am I supposed to deal with what I am going through? This question has been asked since probably the existence of sin. Questions are raining down about suffering, sickness, lament, and many more areas in life that seem to be out of control. We live in a fallen...

Christian, Be Like Beloved Gaius

Christian, Be Like Beloved Gaius

I have now been a pastor for almost 20 years. In a year in which a mounting list of issues threaten the peace of society in the West, and the peace of individual churches as well, I have grown to appreciate mature, peace-making Christians. Such men and women, whether...

Weekly Roundup of Links 6/22/2020-6/27/2020

Weekly Roundup of Links 6/22/2020-6/27/2020

This is our weekly roundup of links for 6/22/2020-6/27/2020 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/11/2020-5/16/2020

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/11/2020-5/16/2020

This is our weekly roundup of links for 5/11/2020-5/16/2020 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Introduction Recent days have seen significant life-altering events. Events like COVID-19 have a way of grabbing our attention and altering our focus. One example of this I’ve seen among Christians is to linger longer in the Word and prayer, which is a good and...

When Pain is Real and God Seems Silent by J. Ligon Duncan

When Pain is Real and God Seems Silent by J. Ligon Duncan

Pain and suffering are part of the human experience that modern society tries its best to avoid. Most people are afraid of suffering and desire to get through it as quickly as possible when it comes. Yet, pain and suffering will come to all people, even followers of...

When All Seems Hopeless Hope in the Lord

When All Seems Hopeless Hope in the Lord

God is still a God of miracles. Though it may look different than when Jesus walked the earth, we still hear of God’s divine intervention all around us – tumors that miraculously disappear, hardened criminal surrenders their life to Christ and has a powerful ministry...

Weekly Roundup of Links 11/4/2019-11/9/2019

Weekly Roundup of Links 11/4/2019-11/9/2019

This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/28/2019-11/2/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

Weekly Roundup of Links 9/9/2019-9/14/2019

Weekly Roundup of Links 9/9/2019-9/14/2019

This is our weekly roundup of links for 9/2/2019-9/7/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

Weekly Roundup of Links 8/12/2019-8/17/2019

Weekly Roundup of Links 8/12/2019-8/17/2019

This is our weekly roundup of links for 8/12/2019-8/17/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

An Open Letter to the Pastor about Embracing Weakness

An Open Letter to the Pastor about Embracing Weakness

Dear Pastors, I hope this letter finds you prospering in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, my brothers. I write this letter in part to expose some subtle notions that have sprung up of late in churches virtually everywhere the name of Christ is proclaimed....

Weekly Roundup of Links 3/4/2018-3/9/2019

Weekly Roundup of Links 3/4/2018-3/9/2019

This is our weekly roundup of links for 3/4/2018-3/9/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

Avoiding Improper Judgments

Avoiding Improper Judgments

 Matthew 7:1-6 ESV, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your...

Weekly Roundup of Links 1/14/2018-1/19/2019

Weekly Roundup of Links 1/14/2018-1/19/2019

This is our weekly roundup of links for 1/14/2018-1/19/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians by Chris Armstrong

Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians by Chris Armstrong

Like many evangelicals, I was introduced to C.S. Lewis through his Narnian Chronicles as a child, and it was this trust in Lewis that led me to choose his Mere Christianity as my first foray into apologetics. I later explored my faith through his Screwtape Letters and...

How Do I Feed On God’s Word?

How Do I Feed On God’s Word?

Yesterday, I wrote on the importance of feeding on the Word. Today, let me add another reflection on that theme—namely, what it looks like to actually feed on the Word of God. Certainly, if God calls us to live upon every Word that proceeds from his mouth (Matthew...

Ep. 92: Special Announcement from the Kims

In this special episode, the Kims will answer some questions about what we’ve been up to. We’ve gotten your kind messages asking where we are and we wanted to address them here on this episode. Both of us have been very busy serving our local churches, which has led...

Weekly Roundup of Links 10/15/2018-10/20/2018

Weekly Roundup of Links 10/15/2018-10/20/2018

This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/15/2018-10/20/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Articles from Around the Internet: The State of Theology https://thestateoftheology.com/ Our writing team...

Ep. 91: The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer is an incredible gift we’ve been given from the Lord. To enter the very throne room of God and have intimate communion with Him through Holy Spirit driven prayers is a privilege like no other. Today, we take a look at The Lord’s Prayer as a model for an even...

Weekly Roundup of Links 10/1/2018-10/5/2018

Weekly Roundup of Links 10/1/2018-10/5/2018

This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/1/2018-10/5/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Articles from Around the Internet:  Perfectionism and Control a new issue of TableTalk....

Weekly Roundup 8/27/2018-9/1/2018

Weekly Roundup 8/27/2018-9/1/2018

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 8/27/2018-9/1/2018. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Weekly Roundup of Links 7/9/2018-7/14/2018

Weekly Roundup of Links 7/9/2018-7/14/2018

This is our weekly roundup of links for 7/9/2018-7/14/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Articles from Around the Internet: How To Affair-Proof Your Pastor by Jared C. Wilson over at FTC....

Weekly Roundup of Links 7/2/2018-7/7/2018

Weekly Roundup of Links 7/2/2018-7/7/2018

This is our weekly roundup of links for 7/2/2018-7/7/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Articles from Around the Internet: Mark Dever on the Problem with Unhitching the Old Testament From Our Theology...

Biblical Counseling Basics by Jeremy Lelek

Biblical Counseling Basics by Jeremy Lelek

Biblical counseling has been going through something of an identity crisis as of late. What exactly is “Biblical counseling,” what is its relationship to extra-biblical content, how is it best practiced?: Answering these questions requires nuance, careful...

Weekly Roundup 5/28/2018-6/2/2018

Weekly Roundup 5/28/2018-6/2/2018

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 5/28/2018-6/2/2018. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/21/2018-5/26/2018

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/21/2018-5/26/2018

This is our weekly roundup of links for 5/21/2018-5/26/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Articles from Around the Internet: 4 Ways Brothers Can Encourage Their Sisters in Ministry by Melissa Kruger....

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/7/2018-5/12/2018

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/7/2018-5/12/2018

This is our weekly roundup of links for 5/7/2018-5/12/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Articles from Around the Internet:  John Piper and the Power of Vision by Matt Perman over at Challies....

The Simplicity of the Christian Faith

The Simplicity of the Christian Faith

The Christian faith is quite simple. For many Christians, it seems too simple to sum up our faith by saying, “It is all in Christ.” Therefore, we often will seek and strive to make it more complex. As Christians, we must stand guard against the tendency to undo,...

A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time

“What are you doing for Easter?” A fashionably dressed urbane suburbanite was chatting yesterday with a barista at a local coffee shop. The young man behind the counter replied, “Well we’re not sure. We might go to the beach in South Carolina, but then again, we just...

Ep. 74: Christian Liberty | Galatians Bible Study Series No. 7

Christian liberty is one of those grey areas that are uncomfortable for us to talk about. We prefer neatly drawn lines and defined boundaries. While God gives us plenty of clear instructions in Scripture about how to go about our Christian living, there are some areas...

Ep. 72: Are You a Hypocrite? | Galatians Bible Study Series No. 5

Are you a hypocrite? Are you certain of your answer? What is a hypocrite, anyway? In Galatians Chapter 2, Paul shares a confrontation he had with Peter. We can learn much from this encounter about how we handle both giving and receiving correction. Let's uncover our...

Ep. 70: Hijacking Brokenness | Galatians Bible Study Series No. 3

Are you broken? False teachers abound and many have hijacked a very biblical term - brokenness - to mean something God never intended. It is important to know Scripture for yourself so that you can spot a fake. Show Notes 4:00 Importance of knowing Scripture for...

Weekly Roundup 1/8/2018-1/13/2018

Weekly Roundup 1/8/2018-1/13/2018

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 1/8/2018-1/13/2018. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

BONUS EPISODE: Merry Christmas Bloopers and a HUGE Announcement

As we wind down for the Christmas season, we have a fun little gift for you. Our producer collected some of our more embarrassing outtakes to create a bloopers reel for your enjoyment. But, before you laugh at our expense, you must listen to our very exciting, very...

Ep 67: Self-Control | Fruit of the Spirit Series No. 8

The idea of discussing self-control just makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, doesn't it? No? Me either. Nevertheless, it is the final element in the Fruit of the Spirit and that means we not only have the ability to walk in self-control, but we are expected to do...

Ep. 66: Meekness is Not Weakness | Fruit of the Spirit Series No. 7

In the English language, meekness is viewed as a weak attribute. But Scripture has a different assessment of the eighth element of the Fruit of the Spirit. Translated as gentleness in more modern translations, let's look at what Scripture has to say about this often...

Ep. 65: Ya Gotta Have Faith | Fruit of the Spirit Series No. 6

God is faithful to us. Because of His great faithfulness, and only in the power of the Spirit, we can, in turn, be faithful to Him and each other. What is the root of this faithfulness? What examples of faithfulness are we given in Scripture? And how do we remain...

Weekly Roundup 11/13/2017-11/18/2017

Weekly Roundup 11/13/2017-11/18/2017

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 11/13/2017-11/18/2017. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Ep. 64: Kindness and Goodness | Fruit of the Spirit Series No. 5

"Be nice..." How kind are you, really? Can you do good to others on your own? Some of our first memories are probably of our mothers telling us to "be nice" to others. Is niceness the same as kindness? And what is the difference between kindness and goodness? Show...

Ep. 63: Have a Little Patience | Fruit of the Spirit Series No. 4

Be encouraged! You can have patience! As we continue our Fruit of the Spirit Series, we discuss the element of patience. Don't fear! Although this discussion may make you say ouch, we promise it will leave you encouraged to practice more patience in your life as the...

Ep. 62: Peace! | Fruit of the Spirit Series No. 3

Let there be peace on earth...Is this even possible? What is peace? And how does one attain this seemingly elusive state of being? Can the world truly know peace? And what is the answer to our anxieties? As we continue our Fruit of the Spirit series, join us as...

Weekly Roundup Links 10/16/2017-10/21/2017

Weekly Roundup Links 10/16/2017-10/21/2017

This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/16/2017-10/21/2017 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Your Church Can Be A Gospel Culture: Words by Dr. Ray Ortlund: If a church’s leaders will hold themselves to...

Ep. 60: Let’s Talk About Love | Fruit of the Spirit Series No. 1

This episode begins our 9-part series on the Fruit of the Spirit. What is the Fruit of the Spirit? Does every believer have this fruit or is it something we must work at? The first element of the Fruit is love. What kind of love is it and how do we practically apply...

Ep. 59: Instagram Theology or True Religion?

We love a good Christian-ese quote to share on social media, don't we? But are these quotes what we're using to build our knowledge of theology? What does the Bible have to say about many of the quotes that we regularly share? Does our Instagram Theology reflect the...

Ep 58: Watering Your Spiritually Dry and Weary Soul

Does your time with the Lord taste like dry toast? Seasons of spiritual dryness are difficult to face. We have some very practical solutions to help you work through this time in your life. Take courage! There is hope!

Ep. 57: Taking Thoughts Captive

What's your thought life like? Do you wonder what it means, practically, to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ? How do we replace the lies we are believing or the sinful thoughts we are fighting with the truth of God's Word?

Ep 56: Nate Pickowicz – Why We’re Protestant

Nate Pickowicz joins us to discuss his new book "Why We're Protestant." How do you discern true vs. false Christianity? In the days of the Protestant Reformation, the core tenets of the faith were strenuously examined. In the end, the Reformers maintained that at the...

Ep. 55: When Seeking Counsel Becomes Gossip

There's wisdom and humility in seeking godly counsel from those who are wiser than us. But what is appropriate to share and what isn't? When seeking counsel in confidence, when do we cross the line into gossip? And how do we counsel those who are just venting or...

Ep. 54: Marci Ferrell on Loving Our Husbands

Marci Ferrell of Thankful Homemaker joins us to discuss how to love our husbands better. As wives, we tend to be good at sacrificial love, but how are we doing at the tender, affectionate phileo kind of love in our marriages? How can you bring honor to the Gospel as a...

Ep. 53: Jess Pickowicz on Superstitions We Believe

Jess Pickowicz joins us for her very first podcast interview and she's just as awesome as you had hoped. We talk about everything from superstitions and MC Hammer pants to syncretism and sneezing. Listen all the way to the end for a special treat from Jess. (Did you...

Ep 49: Biblical Mentorship with Ellen Castillo

Ellen Castillo is the founder of Word of Hope Ministries and biblicalmentor.com and a certified biblical counselor with IABC. We talked with Ellen about her passion for generational ministry in the pattern of the whole context of Titus Chapter 2. Listen as we discuss...

Ep. 48: Encouraging Your Pastor’s Wife (and Other Women) Well

Encouragement is of vital importance to those serving in church leadership. Pastor's wives are often given many demands for their service, yet sadly overlooked as those who need to be ministered to. Biblically, what does it mean to encourage others? How can we better...

Ep. 47: Butter is Far Superior to Margarine

Butter is better than margarine, despite what recent reports from the AHA have stated. Likewise, godly sorrow is greater than worldly sorrow. We discuss the grace-gift of repentance on today's episode.

Ep. 46: Pray Like You Mean It

Christians have direct access to the One True God through prayer. What constitutes an effective prayer life? This question has left many believers confused and often frustrated because they feel like they aren't getting it right. What makes prayer so important? What...

Ep. 45: The First Pancake

Do you throw out the first pancake to get the griddle heat just right? Unlike that first pancake, you might want to hang on to this episode on a woman's identity in Christ rather than her roles. At the very least, see if you can tell the Kims apart.

Ep. 44: The Upset Applecart

Change is never easy. We have some exciting changes happening at Women's Hope. God is sovereign over all things, including the plans we've made. How we respond to these changes reveals much about our hearts.

Weekly Roundup 4/17/2017-4/22/2017

Weekly Roundup 4/17/2017-4/22/2017

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/17/2017-4/22/2017. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Jesus as the Bread of Life as Explicated in the Gospel of John

Jesus as the Bread of Life as Explicated in the Gospel of John

INTRODUCTION The bread of life discourse, outlined in John 6, immediately followed the feeding of the five thousand. In typical Johannine methodology, numerous Old Testament comparisons, in particular that of Moses and Christ, are presented as evidentiary proof to the...

Ep 42: Aimee Byrd No Little Women

Aimee Byrd has written a must-read book discussing how to strengthen women in the church. This book is a lightning rod. Listen as we chat with Aimee about the trouble with women's ministries, why well-intentioned women are falling for poor- even false - theology, and...

Good & Angry (David Powlison)

Good & Angry (David Powlison)

Which angry person are you? The Domestic Gunslinger? The Volcano? The Iceberg? Maybe you don’t think you’re an angry person at all like I did before reading this book. Or maybe, you think your anger is always and on every occasion sinful. This book is for you. All of...

Ep 40: Theology Jerks

Two recovering "Theology Jerks" talk with a friend who's not-so-jerky about what makes us act like jerks and how to mortify this sinful behavior. Knowledge alone does not make one grow in sanctification. We must apply what we have learned and love others well.

Ep 37: The Food Ain’t the Problem with Carole Holliday

Carole Holliday unpacks how to effectively attack your weight problems & gives practical, real-life wisdom for daily living & practice. Having lost over 120 pounds, she presents her own personal testimony as well as a path to truly free living.

Ep 36: Mean Girls! How Anger Manifests Itself in Each of Us

Do you know women that are just plain mean? How about you? Have you ever considered yourself angry? Are you sure? Do you roll your eyes, huff under your breath, or give the silent treatment? Anger can be both subtle and loud. How do we mortify this sin?

Shaped by the Gospel (Center Church) – Tim Keller

Shaped by the Gospel (Center Church) – Tim Keller

A few years ago, Tim Keller released one of the most significant works on church planting and development to hit the shelves this century. Center Church is a massive examination of what it looks like to do gospel-centered ministry in your community. It received...

Ep 34: Serving the Abused Wife

How can a church best serve the abused women within its local body? How can we as women support, encourage, and protect our sisters who are suffering? We know we should do something, but what? We answer these questions on today's episode.

Ep 30: I’m Divorced. Now What?

How should a Christian live after a divorce? How can the church minister well to believers affected by the damage and destruction of divorce? We discuss how to live faithfully going forward.

The Mission of God and the Local Church

The Mission of God and the Local Church

Just as every organization and church has a foundational set of beliefs about how the members ought to interact with each other, so also they have beliefs about how to interact with those outside themselves. A local church needs to have a shared understanding as to...

Ep 28: How Not to Ruin Your Children

Christian parents want nothing more than to train their children in righteousness. However, many of us are secretly sure we are doing it all wrong and ruining our children. How do we leave our children as an offering to the Lord as Hannah did with Samuel?

Ep 27: Loving the Difficult Person

Has the Lord ever given you the gift of a "sandpaper saint"? We've all both been difficult and dealt with others who challenge us. Listen as we discuss how the Lord uses difficult relationships to sanctify us.

Ep 26: Dr. Greg Harris Helps us Make an Announcement

On today's podcast, our founder, Dr. Harris stops in to talk about ministry, suffering, and helps us make an exciting announcement for the women's ministry. Don't miss this one for a rare opportunity to get to know Dr. Harris a little better!

Ep 25: Bible Journaling – Devotion or Distraction?

On today's episode Brett Marlowe, pastor of Green Hill Baptist Church, joins us to share his thoughts on the current Bible journaling trend. Is it simply a new way to study our Bibles or is it a distraction from the enemy? Are there redemptive ways to enjoy Bible...

Ep 24: #AllSoulsMatter (Laurel Davis)

On today's episode, Laurel Davis stops in to talk with us about the current racial climate in our nation. Our discussion springboards from Laurel's article #AllSoulsMatter: 7 Reasons Why My Faith, Not My Race, Comes First. We discuss Christian unity and the Great Hope...

Ep 23: Worried and Anxious Hearts

What hope can we find in Scripture to quiet our anxious hearts? On today's podcast, we discuss turning our thoughts from worrisome to worshipful.

Recommended Books on Pornography and Purity

This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been considering the topics of pornography, purity, and sex-trafficking. We are living in a time when many people are either struggling with pornography, or they are engaged in some way—either in the porn or sex trafficking...

Ep 22: Jen Wilkin None Like Him

We often try to fashion God into our own image. Or we are determined to be our own god. On today's podcast Jen Wilkin returns to discuss her new book, None Like Him - 10 Ways God is Different From Us (And Why That's a Good Thing) Kimberly Cummings has also provided us...

Ep 21: Betsy Childs Howard Seasons of Waiting

On today's podcast, Betsy Childs Howard stops in to discuss her new book, Seasons of Waiting. Betsy challenges us to fine tune our focus and our hearts in how we wait upon the Lord. Our own Kimberly Cummings has provided a useful book review as well.

The Greatest Misunderstanding About Evangelical Calvinism

The Greatest Misunderstanding About Evangelical Calvinism

John 10:16, 25–27, "And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. . . . Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s...

Ep 20: God’s Gift of Cancer

In 2009, Felecia Stephens faced her biggest fear in life - being diagnosed with cancer. Then, in 2014, the cancer metastasized and she faced her fears once again. Listen as Felecia shares with us how God used cancer in her life as a gift of suffering. You will be...

Ep 19: Mary Jo Sharp Gospel Centered Conversations

Author and Christian apologist Mary Jo Sharp joins us today to discuss having more confident Gospel-centered conversations. If you find yourself intimidated to share your faith in today's culture, Mary Jo will encourage and challenge you.

Ep 18: Please Forgive Me, I Know Not What I Do

Does God expect us to forgive everyone? What does the Bible teach us about harboring unforgiveness toward someone? Is it really possible to forgive even for the deep hurts? On today's podcast, we discuss why God expects His people to be the most forgiving people on...

Living in the Light Money, Sex, and Power

Living in the Light Money, Sex, and Power

What is supreme in our life? What takes first place in the priorities of our life? The answer to that question will reveal where we place our hope and determine what or who we worship. In truth, the place of preeminence is reserved for Christ alone, yet because of the...

Ep 16: Ellen Dykas Relational Idolatry and Sexual Sin

Are your relationships strained due to sexual sin in the life of a loved one or in your own life? Author and Biblical counselor Ellen Dykas stops in to talk with us about how to overcome these issues both personally and in ministering to the women around us.

Honor Your Father and Mother

Honor Your Father and Mother

No more of parental rules,” declares Calvin (from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes) as he and Hobbes strut north to be masters of their fate in the frozen Yukon. “Good riddance to those grown-up ghouls!” Life will be grand, so Calvin thinks, because there he won’t...

Ep 14: Lisa La George Content in All Circumstances

Dr. Lisa LaGeorge of The Master's College stopped in to talk with us about contentment on today's podcast. Lisa shares her love of cross-cultural ministry and students, and her joyful contentment with singleness as God's current plan for her life. Listen as Lisa...

Weekly Roundup 4/25/2016-4/30/2016

Weekly Roundup 4/25/2016-4/30/2016

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/25/2016-4/30/2016. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Ep 13: Gloria Furman Missional Motherhood

"Read Jesus' introductions to the seven churches in Revelation, and then go be a mother." ~ Gloria Furman Mother is a verb, too. Listen as we talk with Gloria Furman about her upcoming book "Missional Motherhood." Kimberly Cummings has also provided a supporting...

Weekly Roundup 4/18/2016-4/23/2016

Weekly Roundup 4/18/2016-4/23/2016

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/18/2016-4/23/2016. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Five Points by John Piper

Five Points by John Piper

Mark Dever, the pastor of Capital Hill Baptist Church, recently articulated 12 sources God has used to reinvigorate Reformed theology among a younger generation in our day. Among them he named John Piper. Piper, said Dever, is probably “the single most potent factor...

Ep 11: Jen Wilkin Women of the Word

Jen Wilkin is an Author, Speaker, Teacher, and regular contributor for The Gospel Coalition. In her book Women of the Word, she shares her passion for teaching women to love the Lord with their minds as well as their hearts. This podcast will leave you excited to dig...

Ep 10: BJ Lawson Raising Missions Minded Children

On today's episode, Author, Speaker, and Missionary BJ Lawson of Hope and Help International stopped in to talk with us about raising our kids with a missional mindset. Listen in as she shares with us how living a gospel-centered life is more than just a kindness...

Ep 8: Hope After Abortion

Today on the Women's Hope Podcast, we discuss offering hope to those affected by abortion. Are you looking for some hope after a past abortion or would you like to learn how to offer hope to others? Hope is found in Christ. Kimberly Cummings supports the podcast...

Ep 7: Is There Such Thing as “Good Grief?”

Today on the Women's Hope Podcast, Kristin Leture, a dear friend of Kim's, stops in to discuss how God used grief in her life to bring her closer to Him. Suzanne Evans also shares an article looking at grief Biblically through the examples of Naomi and Ruth.

Ep 6: The Truth About Good Sex

What is good sex? Today on the Women's Hope Podcast, Brandi, Kimberly, and Kim discuss the goodness and beauty of the Lord's gift of sex to married couples. We also discuss our culture's impact on our thoughts about sex and how to regain a right view of this very...

Ep 5: Hope for Christ Centered Priorities

We're discussing Christ centered priorities today on the Women's Hope Podcast. What should we give our time to? When should we say "no" and when should we say "yes"? Abigail Larsen supports our discussion with her article containing practical steps to making biblical...

Ep 4: Hope for the Lonely

Loneliness affects all of us at one time or another. On today's Women's Hope Podcast, Kim, Kimberly, and Brandi discuss how the lonely can find hope in the Lord.

Ep 3: Hope for Depression

We're talking about depression today on the Women's Hope podcast. What is it, Biblically speaking? What triggers our depression? And how can we apply the truth of the gospel to our depressed state? Kim Wine also shares an article challenging us to ditch the church...

Why Bother With Church? (Sam Allberry)

Much has been written about ecclesiology over the past few years. We’ve seen the rise of ministries like 9Marks, who have committed themselves to helping build healthy churches. But methodology inside of church is only part of the battle; the reality is, many are...

Ep 2: Hope for a Holy Marriage

In this episode the girls at the Women's Hope podcast talk about dealing with a husband who is living in sin. They take a biblical and practical look, as well as lay out some sound principles, for dealing with this awkward and often difficult situation.

Ep 1: Meaningless Chatter or Godly Conversations?

Hosts: Kim Wine | Kimberly Cummings | Brandi Huerta The Glory Books ladies launch their pilot episode of the Women's Hope podcast where they hope to provide deep, enriching truths from God's Word on women's issues. In this episode they focus on the importance of Godly...

Weekly Roundup 1/2/2016-1/7/2016

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 1/2/2016-1/7/2016. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Get To Know Associate Editor Jason Garwood

Dave: Tell us a bit about yourself, your family, and your ministry at church. Jason: I am husband to Mary, my lovely wife of 9 years; I have three children (7, 3, and 2); and I am Lead Pastor of Colwood Church in Caro, MI. My family and I enjoy waterparks,...

Rest

One of the most frequent questions I receive when I attend conferences and meet with people is, “How do you produce so much content?” My typical response is that I discipline myself to the task of content creation. While I enjoy content creation I’ve learned that I...

Book Review – China’s Reforming Churches

The importance of missions cannot be understated. As born-again believers, our supreme desire is to glorify God in everything we say, think, and do, and when we realize there are myriads of people in this world who are currently not doing either of those things then...

Book Review – Worshipping with Calvin by Terry L. Johnson

Have you taken the time lately to stop and think deeply about why your church structures the worship service the way they do? The truth is the way we worship is a visible proclamation of how we view God and His Word.  Or, as Terry L. Johnson in his book, Worshipping...

The Work and Person of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John

The Work and Person of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John

The Synoptic Gospels have little to say when considering the person and work of the Holy Spirit. In the Fourth Gospel, the Evangelist spends three chapters (John 14-16) teaching on the Holy Spirit’s role in the life of the believer. The Gospel of John may be...

Weekly Roundup 3/17/2014-3/22/2014

Weekly Roundup 3/17/2014-3/22/2014

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 3/17/2014-3/22/2014. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Weekly Roundup 3/10/2014-3/15/2014

Weekly Roundup 3/10/2014-3/15/2014

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 3/10/2014-3/15/2014. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

Weekly Roundup 3/3/2014-3/8/2014

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 3/3/2014-3/8/2014. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday...

What is Christian Maturity?[Sermon]

Join Dr. Brian Cosby as he unpacks the twin pillars of Christian maturity: knowledge and love.  So that we don't become rudderless boats tossed to and fro by the wind, he outlines 13 "winds" from our culture affecting the church today.

The Genealogy of Jesus[Sermon]

Genealogies of oftentimes overlooked when studying Scripture.  But they are as much God's Word as Psalm 23 or Romans 8.  Join Dr. Brian Cosby as he explains the importance of biblical genealogies and how they cry out for a Savior.

Feeling like the Walking Dead?

Do you ever feel like you’re just a zombie going through life? All brain activity gone, just wandering aimlessly around from one place to the next? Feeling worn down and tired—the bags under your eyes making you look like something undead? Well, there’s hope…while...

The Insanity of Depravity

Having a Christian worldview is critical if a person is to accurately assess the things around us. Only the right paradigm, once centered in biblical truth will result in the right perspective. Accordingly, only the vantage point revealed in Psalm 14 will correctly...

What’s On Our Book Table at Church?

I've been asked what's on our book table at church (which is currently being updated!) so I thought this might be helpful for others as well.  Together, these books cost about $300 (1 copy each).  Note: I am the pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA), so this...

Amy Carmichael: Liberator of Child Slaves

Amy Carmichael understood the Great Commission and lived it out. At a young age, she answered God’s call to the mission field and set sail to India, where she would spend the 50 years serving the church—the rest of her life. While in India, Carmichael founded the...

Suffering, Sacrifice, and the death of Jim Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot (left) and Jim Elliot (right) You might be familiar with Jim Elliot’s most famous quote: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Elliot is the most known out of five men who were killed on this day, January 8,...

Dave Jenkins – The Do’s And Dont’s of Book Reviews

Today rather briefly, I wanted to give a few reasons on the Do’s and Do not’s of book reviews. The first reason I do book reviews is that I love to read and regularly read well over one hundred books a year. Ever since I learned to read, I loved reading books of all...

Author Interview – Mike Leake: Author of Torn to Heal

Today, I’m pleased to welcome Mike Leake, Associate Pastor at FBC Jasper in Jasper, Indiana and the author of Torn to Heal God’s Good Purposes in Suffering to our book review blog here at Servants of Grace. Dave: Mike, “Why did you write Torn to Heal?” Mike: Part of...

Get To Know the Contributors: Vicki Tiede

This is a brand new series we are starting called "Get To Know" the contributors on Servants of Grace. The basic idea, as you will see is for you our readers, to get to know a little bit about the people who write here on Servants of Grace.  Today, we have...

Get To Know the Contributors: Dr. Brian Cosby

This is a brand new series we are starting called "Get To Know" the contributors on Servants of Grace. The basic idea, as you will see is for you our readers, to get to know a little bit about the people who write here on Servants of Grace.  First up, today we have...

Eight Signs of Jesus in the Book of John

The miracle of water turning into wine in John 2:1-11 occurred at a wedding in Cana where they had run out of wine which was symbolic for joy. Jesus mother Mary came to Jesus asking Him to help out as the wedding ceremony to the poor was the highlight of their lives....

The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

Introduction Through the work of the Holy Spirit- Jesus alone can open or close one's eyes to the Christ-Centric nature of His Word. This paper will examine Luke 24:13-35. Historical-Cultural Context of the Gospel of Luke The author of the Gospel of Luke-Acts is Luke....

The Work and Person of the Holy Spirit in John

Introduction             The Synoptic Gospels have little to say when considering the person and work of the Holy Spirit. In the Fourth Gospel, the Evangelist spends three chapters (John 14-16) teaching on the Holy Spirit’s role in the life of the believer. The Gospel...

Servanthood As Worship: A Torn Curtain

This sermon "Servanthood As Worship: A Torn Curtain" is based on Nate's book Servanthood as Worship: The Privilege of Life in a Local Church. In this sermon, Nate preaches on how Christians are free to serve not as duty but as worship unto Christ through the grace and...

The Gospel of John and new believers

Every week I am going to take a question and answer it. If you have a question or questions feel free to submit it here: https://servantsofgrace.org/contact/ and it will be answered either on the website or privately. This week's question is, "Why do many people tell...

The Power and Love of God

Synthesis and Outline of Psalm 62. Summary: God’s people sing Psalm 62 to foster confidence in the care of God, especially as they are faced with people who use power and wealth to oppress them. The temptation in such a case is either to despair or else to seek...

Who are the Contributors?

Chief Director Jesus its all about Him and for Him in order to spread His fame and glory to the nations. Dave Jenkins Dave Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Director of Servants of Grace. He also serves as the Executive Editor of Theology for Life, an online...

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What is Servants of Grace

Introduction Servants of Grace exists to be a resource to the local and global Church by equipping God’s people through the preaching of God’s Word, spiritual growth, and training future leaders. Resource to the Local Church Servants of Grace Ministries does not seek...

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The Gospel Servants of Grace Ministries believes, confesses and seeks to implement the Gospel into every sphere and every message that is shared on this website, as it is the means the Lord uses to justify, regenerate, sanctify, secure and glorify a people for His own...

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