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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...

Called By God

Hebrews 5:3–4, “3 Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he...

Singing the Song of Heaven Together

Singing the Song of Heaven Together

In a recurring dream (or maybe it’s a nightmare?), I find myself back in college during exams week. The registrar’s office has informed me that I am still enrolled in a course I thought I had dropped, and that there’s nothing to be done except take the final exam. The...

Mustard Seeds, Fig Trees, and the Sovereignty of God

Mustard Seeds, Fig Trees, and the Sovereignty of God

In Matthew 17, we learn that the disciples had attempted to cast out a demon but were unsuccessful. They then came to him privately, whether out of shame or discretion, and asked Jesus why they were unable to cast out the demon (v19). Jesus, instead of offering...

Draw Near With Confidence

Draw Near With Confidence

Hebrews 4:16, “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” The author of Hebrews makes an airtight case for the superiority of Christ as our great High Priest. Jesus’ ascension into...

Bennett W. Rogers- Simplicity in Preaching

Bennett W. Rogers- Simplicity in Preaching

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Ben Rogers talk about J.C. Ryle crucified style of preaching, what simplicity in preparing and delivering sermons look like, and what it looks like to preach in a direct style, along with his book, Simplicity in...

Sometimes We Don’t Get a “Why”

Sometimes We Don’t Get a “Why”

Oftentimes when we are suffering, we search for a “why.” Why are we, or someone we love, suffering? Why would God allow this, even direct it to happen, when He can see how much I’m hurting? These are all questions I have asked in my own life, and I’m sure some of you...

Sympathetic to Weakness

Sympathetic to Weakness

Hebrews 4:15, “15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Yesterday we saw how Christ’s ascension makes Him a greater High Priest than the high priests...