#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...

The Meaning and Purpose of Biblical Inerrancy and Infallibility

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Does it Mean that the Bible Is Infallible? What Is Biblical Infallibility?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of Inerrancy and Infallibility. History and Origin of Infallibility. Infallibility...

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...

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...
Escaping the Riptide of Vanity

Escaping the Riptide of Vanity

John is a 38-year-old Christian man. He ends most days physically and mentally exhausted, having spent almost no time before God in prayer, Bible reading, or quiet reflection. Most nights, he feels guilty about being lazy. The thought occurs to him that, if after...

Canceling Our Debt

Canceling Our Debt

Colossians 2:13-14, “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it...

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

The comical science fiction series The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy tells the story about a group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demanding to learn the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything from the supercomputer, Deep...

Progressive Sanctification: A Divine Co-Op Part 2

Progressive Sanctification: A Divine Co-Op Part 2

One of the many errors which come from ignorance of this struggle and which must be avoided is perfectionism. This misnomer came from John Wesley and John Fletcher and manifests itself in Methodism, Nazarenes, the Salvation Army, and the Holiness Movement. It is a...

How to Survive a World Without Sports: A Guide to Christian Men

How to Survive a World Without Sports: A Guide to Christian Men

Pause what you are doing. Turn off every device that makes noise in your house. Crack a window and listen carefully. Can you hear a faint sound, not unlike the sniffle of a boy hiding in the bathroom after having had his lunch money stolen? This is the whimper of men...

Life, Death, and Resurrection—but First, Suffering

Life, Death, and Resurrection—but First, Suffering

About two weeks days ago, billions of Christians celebrated Easter, albeit virtually. Notwithstanding the rest of what it does, Easter reminds us of that the pattern of Jesus’ life is the pattern for Christians: that life and death—and yes, even resurrection—are...

Progressive Sanctification: A Divine Co-Op Part 1

Progressive Sanctification: A Divine Co-Op Part 1

Progressive Sanctification: A Divine Co-op Who lives your Christian life, you, or God? That may sound like a trick question, but it really is not. It is a question to help the believer reckon clearly and biblically with one of the most pertinent and foundational...

Paradoxical Obedience: To Whom Do We Owe Allegiance?

Paradoxical Obedience: To Whom Do We Owe Allegiance?

The coronavirus pandemic has thrust the followers of Christ on the horns of a dilemma. Scripture clearly calls the people of God to assemble regularly for public worship, which includes the proclamation of God’s word and the administering of the ordinances. The writer...

7 Essential Things to Know about Hope

7 Essential Things to Know about Hope

The Language of Hope We constantly speak in hope language: “I hope my company does well.” “I hope he isn’t mad at me.” “I hope God really does answer prayer.” “I sure hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow.’ “I hope this sickness isn’t something serious.” If you are a human...

For a Good Reason

For a Good Reason

It has become increasingly popular of late—you might even say a bit theologically cool and edgy—to downplay Christian promises as clichés, and to criticize those who claim and proclaim them as escapists, those in denial of the real world of grief and lament. There is...

Treading Upon High Places: Private Prayer and the Christian

Treading Upon High Places: Private Prayer and the Christian

In a lesser well-known allegory, Hinds’ Feet on High Places, author Hannah Hurnard writes of a protagonist named Much Afraid who is born with club feet. She encounters the Good Shepherd and tells him of her desire to dance upon the high places like the deer. He then...

Brokenness Internalized: How to Care for the Traumatized

Brokenness Internalized: How to Care for the Traumatized

“I just don’t know what to do. This virus has made my anxiety go through the roof. I am having more panic attacks and I just can’t shake this worry” Rachel[i] said to me during our session over the phone. As a therapist, the above-referenced quote is one that I have...