Tim Chester- Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Tim Chester talk about the purpose and nature of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, how Christian’s shared stories give them identity and shape the way they live, along with his new book, Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and...

Monitor Your Motives

Philippians 1:15-18a, “Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict...

Pastor, Don’t Quit—Learn to Lament

When Ministry Wears You Out Years ago, I remember hearing a seasoned pastor say, “Ministry would be a cake-walk if it wasn’t for people.” His tongue-in-cheek statement revealed what people know: pastoral ministry is hard. It isn’t long until the passionate calling...

If Jesus Wept, We Can Too

Quickly after becoming a Christian, I developed my theology of suffering. I had all the answers to the hard questions of life (or so I thought) and thought surely those answers would be all I needed to face any kind of suffering headed my way. With Romans 8:28 written...

The Reason You Are Married

Marriage for God’s Glory The ultimate thing to see in the Bible about marriage is that it exists for God’s glory. Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. Most ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It is designed by God to display his glory in a way...

#34: Faithful In Friendship[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 23:15-29.

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Tim Chester- Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Tim Chester talk about the purpose and nature of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, how Christian’s shared stories give them identity and shape the way they live, along with his new book, Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and...

Monitor Your Motives

Philippians 1:15-18a, “Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict...

Pastor, Don’t Quit—Learn to Lament

When Ministry Wears You Out Years ago, I remember hearing a seasoned pastor say, “Ministry would be a cake-walk if it wasn’t for people.” His tongue-in-cheek statement revealed what people know: pastoral ministry is hard. It isn’t long until the passionate calling...

If Jesus Wept, We Can Too

Quickly after becoming a Christian, I developed my theology of suffering. I had all the answers to...

The Priesthood of Believers: A Lens for Viewing the World

The Priesthood of Believers: A Lens for Viewing the World

January 09, 2020 by: Edward T. Welch We Aspire to Be Close As we live in our identity as a priest—which means that we are near to God—there are a couple of things that emerge as we look out into the world. One is that we notice when children are hurt, they want to...

Satan, Demons, and the Christian

Satan, Demons, and the Christian

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "Are Demons Really Fallen Angels?" What you’ll hear in this episode What the Bible Teaches about Satan. Why Christians do not need to fear false teachers or Satan. The power of the gospel of Christ. Subscribing,...

The Substitutionary Death of Christ

The Substitutionary Death of Christ

Today we’ll continue our study of “Great Doctrines of the Bible” by Martyn Lloyd-Jones by examining chapter 29, “Substitution.” In our last post, we looked at some of the false theories of the atonement. However, while some of these theories had elements of truth in...

5 Things Your Children Need from You

5 Things Your Children Need from You

Lies Children Believe It is important to understand that every child ever born believes two dangerous and destructive lies. If you pay attention, you can see these lies operating in the lives of your children. The power of these lies should be way more important to...

The Gospel Under Guard

The Gospel Under Guard

Philippians 1:12-14, “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers,...

Why All Christians Should Care about Systematic Theology

Why All Christians Should Care about Systematic Theology

What Is Systematic Theology? Biblical theology provides the basis for understanding how texts in one part of the Bible relate to all other texts, according to God’s intention, which is discovered through human authors but ultimately at the canonical level. In the end,...

Five Marks and Attitudes of a Genuine Christian

Five Marks and Attitudes of a Genuine Christian

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13). The letter of 1 John is about assurance. John is concerned that his readers have assurance of the new life that they have in Christ....

Graham Cole– Faithful Theology: An Introduction

Graham Cole– Faithful Theology: An Introduction

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Graham Cole have a wide-ranging conversation about the nature of Scripture, redemptive history, why sound theological foundations matter, and his new book, Faithful Theology: An Introduction (Crossway, 2020). What...

When Suffering Makes Prayer Hard

When Suffering Makes Prayer Hard

I am not a journal-keeper. I have a collection of partially-filled journals where I tried to force myself into the habit but gave up less than halfway through. Though my journaling doesn’t happen on paper, I could fill books with the thoughts and conversations I’ve...

Know and Love

Know and Love

Philippians 1:9-11, “9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that...

How the Psalms Saved My Life

How the Psalms Saved My Life

In Psalm 121, the Psalmist is in a valley and looks up to the hills and in desperation, asks, “From where does my help come?” During my first pastorate, I entered into a season of severe depression. Every day, I woke up to a mind full of fog. Every task I completed...

The Joy of Partaking

The Joy of Partaking

Philippians 1:7-8, “7 It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 8 For God is my witness, how I yearn for you...