Putting on the Whole Armor of God

On today’s Warriors of Grace show continuing season two, Dave discusses union with Christ and the armor of God, why spiritual warfare is vital to spiritual warfare, and why one’s view of sanctification affects how one views spiritual warfare. What you’ll hear in this...

God the Best Portion of the Christian – Jonathan Edwards (1736)

Two hundred years after Calvin published his first edition of The Institutes, Jonathan Edwards preached a sermon about being content in God. The title of the sermon was God the Best Portion of the Christian. Edwards’s text is Psalm 73:25, “Whom have I in heaven but...

The Grounding of Hope

Colossians 1:3-5, “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard...

Christine Chappell- Help! My Teen is Depressed

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Christine Chappell discuss how to walk with a teenager through depression, how the local church can help teenagers who are depressed and minister to them, along with her mini-book, Help! My Teen is Depressed (Shepherd...

To the Saints in Colossae

Colossians 1:1-2, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.” Jesus is the center of Scripture, the one in...

Seeing God’s Gracious Hand in the Hurts Others Do to Us

Genesis 50:20, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” Suffering at the hands of other people is extremely painful. However, even when this occurs, we can know that God’s sovereignty rules over all, and that he working out his will for our...

The Gospel and the Christian Life

God the Best Portion of the Christian – Jonathan Edwards (1736)

Two hundred years after Calvin published his first edition of The Institutes, Jonathan Edwards preached a sermon about being content in God. The title of the sermon was God the Best Portion of the Christian. Edwards’s text is Psalm 73:25, “Whom have I in heaven but...

The Grounding of Hope

Colossians 1:3-5, “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard...

To the Saints in Colossae

Colossians 1:1-2, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.” Jesus is the center of Scripture, the one in...

Faithful Unto Death

The book of Revelation begins with letters to seven churches in Asia. In many of these letters, we...

Practice Hospitality, Especially during COVID-19

Practice Hospitality, Especially during COVID-19

Important Truths to Remember Recently, after COVID-19 was declared a rapidly spreading pandemic ravaging every nation on earth, the President declared the US in a state of emergency, public schools shut down interminably, colleges abruptly released their students for...

World War II, C.S. Lewis, and the Coronavirus

World War II, C.S. Lewis, and the Coronavirus

This week we have seen the growth of the Covid-19 virus in the EU and elsewhere. It seems like universities in the US are canceling classes for the remainder of the spring and are having students finish classes on-line. Italy’s government closed universities last...

Five Reasons You Should Preach through Philippians

Five Reasons You Should Preach through Philippians

It’s difficult to exaggerate the value of affirming the Spirit’s work in a person through the gospel. This kind of biblical encouragement goes a long way toward moving fellow believers forward as they grow in Christlikeness. If done right, biblical exposition should...

The Course of a Conflict

The Course of a Conflict

John Piper is fond of saying, “Books don’t change people, paragraphs do — sometimes sentences.” What he means is this: “One sentence or paragraph may lodge itself so powerfully in our mind that its effect is enormous when all else is forgotten.” I believe he is right....

Being in Christ

Being in Christ

Philippians 4:21–23, "21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. 22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit." Having thanked the Philippians for...

Encouragements to Not Waste the Coronavirus

Encouragements to Not Waste the Coronavirus

RECONNECT: Focus on relationships in your home. The opportunity to spend more time together with your spouse and kids or roommates can be a gift. REACH OUT: FaceTime and call relatives, neighbors, and friends, especially those living alone. Youth group and Young Life...

Supply and Demand in God’s Economy

Supply and Demand in God’s Economy

Philippians 4:18-20, “I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches...

Discipling Our Children in Their Suffering

Discipling Our Children in Their Suffering

It started out with mild inconveniences. Curious sudden rashes, red eyes, and loss of appetite. But it quickly escalated into something we couldn’t put our finger on. Our daughter was experiencing new, painful symptoms on a daily basis, and the doctors could not put...

Partnership in Ministry

Partnership in Ministry

Philippians 4:14-17, "Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Even in Thessalonica...

Lacking Assurance of Salvation? Join a Church

Lacking Assurance of Salvation? Join a Church

Why Do We Need Church? I want people to see something of the urgency of the need for a healthy local church in a Christian’s life and to begin sharing the passion for the church that characterizes both Christ and his followers. I want people to see that, for the sake...

Strength in Christ

Strength in Christ

Philippians 4:13, “ I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Stoicism was one of the major philosophical systems that confronted Christians in the ancient world. Followers of Stoic principles believed that there was little they could do about the...