#11: Where Satan Dwells[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our Revelation series looking at Revelation 2:12-17.

Daily Bites Of God’s Word on 2 Timothy 1:7

On this new Daily Bites of God’s Word, Andy discusses 2 Timothy 1:7 and helps us understand what this verse means and it’s importance.

Flattery is Not Encouragement

Lurking in the shadow of every good gift from God is a twisted perversion that seeks to imitate and destroy. These destructive copycats disguise themselves as good but are actually out to cause chaos and confusion. God creates healthy friendships as a gift, but sin...

Cross-Minded Conduct and Conversation

As Paul wraps up his teaching portion of the letter to the Colossians, he shifts from the topic of how union in Christ is manifested in the personal lives of believers and in their relationships within the body to their public walk before an unbelieving and watching...

Theological Triage – 3rd Level Issues, Part 1

On this new By His Grace show, Andy and Dave discuss what third-order doctrines are, how important they are to study, and some guidance on how to exercise wisdom and discernment on third-order issues. What You Will Hear on This Episode What third-order doctrines are...

King James Onlyism Rhetoric 101: Understanding Proper Categories

On this new By His Grace show, Andy opens a series on King James Onlyism discussing understanding proper categories.

The Gospel and the Christian Life

Flattery is Not Encouragement

Lurking in the shadow of every good gift from God is a twisted perversion that seeks to imitate and destroy. These destructive copycats disguise themselves as good but are actually out to cause chaos and confusion. God creates healthy friendships as a gift, but sin...

Cross-Minded Conduct and Conversation

As Paul wraps up his teaching portion of the letter to the Colossians, he shifts from the topic of how union in Christ is manifested in the personal lives of believers and in their relationships within the body to their public walk before an unbelieving and watching...

Reviving the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Once there was a day when the nib of a pen would intersect with a piece of paper, revealing the contemplations of a thoughtful person. The end result would yield a letter that would inspire a willing recipient and breathe fresh courage into a human soul. Less than 200...
Suffering Well in Community

Suffering Well in Community

I am most definitely not a fisherman. I subscribe to the old saying, “There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.” So, maybe I am not the one to use a fishing illustration to begin. However, there is something that even I have picked...

A Long Line of Grace

A Long Line of Grace

The Book of Genealogy When the time has come for you to begin reading the Gospel according to Matthew, we come across this opening line: “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1). And then what is the next...

The Power of the Pen: Reflecting on the Word with a Pen

The Power of the Pen: Reflecting on the Word with a Pen

The pen carries more than ink; it contains eyes to see depths beyond our mind’s typical field of vision. Every morning, I sneak quietly down the stairs into the calm of an empty kitchen and open up the backdoor blinds to see the dim light of a new morning. I do not...

What Is Sanctification? A Gift of the Grace of God

What Is Sanctification? A Gift of the Grace of God

God’s gift of salvation is something worth marveling at our whole lives. What an amazing moment it is when we grasp even a bit of how much God loves us and all he has done to reconcile us to himself. We have been given the chance to believe in Christ as a gift by...

Sighs and Tears: Imitating the Emotional Life of Jesus

Sighs and Tears: Imitating the Emotional Life of Jesus

I came to Mark 7:12 in my Bible reading today. There we are told that when enemies of Jesus came to argue with him, “he sighed deeply in his spirit.” That is worth noting. Jesus sighed deeply in his spirit; the sigh of grief and weariness; the sigh of sadness and...

Where Is Your Mind?: Setting Your Mind on the Word

Where Is Your Mind?: Setting Your Mind on the Word

Colossians 3:2, “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” I crumble a piece of paper in my hand and throw it toward the trash can several feet away. I almost never name the shot on the first (or second or third) try. Usually, I’m too...

The World Does Not Know You: Encouragement for Estrangement

The World Does Not Know You: Encouragement for Estrangement

Not Fitting In? John Piper once stated in a sermon that for years, Christians once had the “home field advantage” in America.  Meaning, that for a season to be a Christian in America was beneficial; it was a good thing in America.  It meant you were trustworthy, kind,...

Four Traps to Avoid When You Suffer

Four Traps to Avoid When You Suffer

4 Traps to Avoid When You Suffer from Crossway on Vimeo. The 2 Kinds of Doubt As I thought about my own experience, I wanted to organize my thoughts and experience for others in these two categories of traps that every sufferer faces and the comfort that is offered to...

Discovering Gratitude During COVID-19

Discovering Gratitude During COVID-19

Are you feeling down these days because of everything you are being denied? Are you feeling like you can’t face one more day of changing regulations and stay at home orders? Are you drowning in the sea of self-pity because you are stuck at home, an essential worker,...

Progressive Sanctification: A Divine Co-Op Part 3

Progressive Sanctification: A Divine Co-Op Part 3

Perhaps one of Luther’s most famous phrases gives insight into the Reformed view of sanctification.[i] The Latin phrase speaks to the issue of not perfectly practicing what God has declared us to be in position; it was simul justus et peccator. That little phrase...