#29: To Kill David[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 19:1-24.

Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals: Why We Need Our Past to Have a Future – Gavin Ortlund

Interest among evangelicals in the Protestant Reformation has been on the rise for several years. With the recent quatercentenary commemoration of the Reformation, interest continues to blaze hotter than ever. Gavin Ortlund, himself a student of the Reformation,...

The Connection Between The Incarnation and The High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks Dave, “What is the connection between the Incarnation and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus?" What you’ll hear in this episode Anselm of Canterbury on the Incarnation Hebrews 2:17-18 and the Incarnation. The...

What Happened on the Cross?

Sin has separated man from God, and the only way of reconciliation is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. His life, death, and resurrection have made it possible for sinful humanity to be restored to God. But, why is the cross necessary? What happened on the cross...

Bearing the Marks of Jesus

Galatians 6:17–18, “From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.” Far from a dispassionate treatise on justification, Paul’s epistle to the Galatians is...

What Advent Is All About

The Coming of Christ Even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45) Christmas is about the coming of Christ into the world. It’s about the Son of God, who existed eternally with the Father as “the...

Sermon On the Mount

Christ, Our Solid Foundation

Matthew 7:24-29, “24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been...

The Necessity of Faith-Filled Obedience

Matthew 7:24-27, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on...

Word and Deed

“I never knew you. Depart from me” I can’t imagine more fearful words coming out of the mouth of Jesus. To believe that you are on good terms with God only to find out at the judgment day that your faith was all pretense? It is a horrifying thought to think these...

A Narrow Gate; a Hard Way

Matthew 7:12-14, “12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this...

The Goodness of Our Father

Matthew 7:7-11, “7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will...

Don’t Be Anxious

Don’t Be Anxious

Matt. 6:25-34, “25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither...

The Telling Tale of Your Wealth

The Telling Tale of Your Wealth

Today, I would ask you to consider the question: Where are you spending yourself for that which does not profit? A close examination of where you expend the most energy, time and resources will reveal quickly what you prize the most. For some of us, this can be such a...

When You Fast

When You Fast

Matthew 6:16-18, “16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,...

Forgiveness and the Child of God

Forgiveness and the Child of God

Matthew 6:14-15, “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” God’s gifts to His children require something of them. As...

Prayer and Temptation

Prayer and Temptation

Matthew 6:13 “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” In verse 12 Jesus taught His disciples to ask for forgiveness when they have broken their relationship with the Father. Because God forgives us, we are to be forgiving toward others. Being...

Forgiven by Christ to Forgive Others

Forgiven by Christ to Forgive Others

Matthew 6:12,  “and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Jesus’ main idea in His teaching on prayer is that prayer is about God. Prayer is God-centered because it is communion with Him, it is one way His children develop and strengthen their...

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

Matthew 6:11 “Give us this day our daily bread.” Up to this point, we have learned from Jesus’ teaching on prayer that it must be God-centered. We pray to our Father is reigning in Heaven. We are to honor the name, the character of our great Father in prayer. Our...

Pray Like This: The Kingdom Come

Pray Like This: The Kingdom Come

Matthew 6:10, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” In Matthew 6:9 Jesus taught His disciples that prayer is God-centered. Prayer is offered to our Father who reigns from heaven, and we come to our Father to honor Him. Jesus continues...

Pray Like This: Hallowed Be Your Name

Pray Like This: Hallowed Be Your Name

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. The Lord’s prayer is part of Jesus’ extended teaching on prayer to His disciples. They are not to be like the hypocrites who pray to be seen by others but should pray in quiet (6:5-6). He urges His...

Prayer and Intimacy with God

Prayer and Intimacy with God

Perhaps more than anything, our prayer life reveals the true state of our relationship with God. Because this is so, Jesus wants everyone who follows him to understand the nature of prayer and to practice it in such a way that it glorifies God and nourishes their...