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Esther Smith- Chronic Pain Walking by Faith

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Esther smith talk about help for family members and friends to walk alongside those with chronic illness, lessons on weakness, friendship and care, and the sufficiency of Christ, and waiting on the Lord, along with...

Faithfulness in a COVID-19 School Year

I think we can all agree that this year has been strange. Covid-19 rushed in with a vengeance and changed life as we knew it. For most of us, nothing is going according to plan, everything feels chaotic and uncertain, and we are having to settle into a new normal that...

Obedience In Suffering

Hebrews 5:8-10, “8 Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. 9 And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 10 being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.” Reformed...

Suffering and Obedience

Hebrews 5:7–8, “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud...

The Meaning Of The Grace, Mercy, And Patience Of God

The Meaning Of The Grace, Mercy, And Patience Of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What are the grace, mercy, and patience of God?" What you’ll hear in this episode The meaning and purpose of the grace of God. The meaning and purpose of the mercy of God. The meaning and purpose of the patience...

Understanding Teen Anxiety and Depression

Understanding Teen Anxiety and Depression

It’s Common Many anxious teens will feel as if they are completely weird, that no one else is like them or understands them. They look around at their peers and can’t imagine anyone else their age feeling like they do. They see the carefully curated social media...

Called By God

Called By God

Hebrews 5:3–4, “3 Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. 4 And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.” At the beginning of an extended section detailing...

The High Priest’s Purpose

The High Priest’s Purpose

Hebrews 5:1–2, “For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness.” Today we find...