Paul Tautges- Ministering to and Walking Alongside the Hurting

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Dave and Paul talk about how to walk alongside those who are hurting and grieving, the importance of praying the Psalms, along with his book, A Small Book for the Hurting Heart Meditations on Loss, Grief, and Healing (New Growth...

From Darkness to the Light of God’s Grace

Colossians 1:13-14, “13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Most, if not of us, like a good rescue story. It makes for a great television show,...

#2: A Revelation Character Sketch[Sermon]

Join Dave as he opens our Revelation series looking at Revelation 1:4-5.

A Life of Gratitude

Colossians 1:11-12, "11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light." The Christian life is a...

Daily Bites Of God’s Word On 1 Corinthians 15:10

In part third of Daily Bites of God’s Word Andy discusses 1 Corinthians 15:10 and helps us understand what this passage means and it’s importance.

The Meaning and Purpose of the Love of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is God’s love?” What you’ll hear in this episode God's Love and the Christian’s Faith. God's Love: His Discipline. God's Love: Jealousy. The Love of God and the Christian’s Security. Subscribing, sharing,...

The Gospel and the Ministry

How the Psalms Saved My Life

In Psalm 121, the Psalmist is in a valley and looks up to the hills and in desperation, asks, “From where does my help come?” During my first pastorate, I entered into a season of severe depression. Every day, I woke up to a mind full of fog. Every task I completed...

Depression and Lament

“By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our lyres.”  (Psalm 137:1, 2) Depression is a complex condition that no single formula can heal—and we should not pretend that any can. I have too much...

When the Pastor’s Wife Needs Prayer

Christmas Eve found me sitting behind a table with a sign on the front, offering prayer to those who wanted someone to pray with them or for them. As the quiet, instrumental Christmas carols played in the background, my heart cried out, “What if I am the one who needs...
Dear Pastor Watch Your Life and Doctrine

Dear Pastor Watch Your Life and Doctrine

As a young pastor, I’ve always been drawn to Paul’s words in 2 Timothy 4:6-8 as he comes to the end of both his ministry and life: For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have...

Who Pastors You, Pastor?

Who Pastors You, Pastor?

The longer I pastor (almost 20 years now), the more I appreciate pastors. The long and often unscheduled hours, the heart-labor of counseling and visitation, the prayerful sermon prep that you hope will change lives forever each Sunday. No experienced pastor is too...

What Makes Charles Spurgeon Relevant Today?

What Makes Charles Spurgeon Relevant Today?

What Makes Charles Spurgeon Relevant Today from Crossway on Vimeo. Look to Christ The touchstone of Spurgeon’s life and ministry was undoubtedly looking to Christ. He was converted as a teenager when he walked into a chapel as a very poor preacher was preaching on...

Renewing Your Call To Ministry

Renewing Your Call To Ministry

We all love to beat up on old Peter. He is unbridled, braggadocios, embarrassingly bold and at times even aggressive, if not downright violent. But he is also a man who was greatly used of God to preach at Pentecost, to lead the church at Jerusalem, to minister to the...

The Importance of Preaching the Theology of Suffering

The Importance of Preaching the Theology of Suffering

Learning Obedience by Suffering One of the most mysterious statements about Christ in the Bible appears in Hebrews 5:8: “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” The Holy Spirit had just asserted that Christ, though tempted as...

Two Things Pastors Can Learn from Spurgeon’s Preaching

Two Things Pastors Can Learn from Spurgeon’s Preaching

2 Things Pastors Can Learn from Spurgeon's Preaching from Crossway on Vimeo. Preaching Christ Spurgeon was very concerned that his preaching address the needs of the people where they were at. He was actually highly wary of having sermon series, saying most preachers...

Pastor: Expound, Apply, Repeat

Pastor: Expound, Apply, Repeat

Both/And The role of application in a reformed preacher’s sermon is critical today particularly because this is the area where reformed preachers, many times, can fall short. In fact, there are some reformed preachers today who say I shouldn’t do the application...

Find Healing for Church Hurt

Find Healing for Church Hurt

Driving home after Wednesday night church, I turned off the main highway onto the familiar tree-lined road that twisted and turned as it led to our subdivision. From the passenger seat, my fourteen-year-old daughter asked, “Mom, have you ever questioned why God chose...

Participating in the Life of the Church as a Pastor’s Wife

Participating in the Life of the Church as a Pastor’s Wife

I’m from the South. I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but I grew up with the very idea of a pastor’s wife being freighted with expectations and assumptions. When my husband was in seminary in the South-- before we were married--I went to a “how to be a...

Why Your Sermons Should Address Believers and Unbelievers

Why Your Sermons Should Address Believers and Unbelievers

Why Your Sermons Should Address Both Unbelievers and Believers from Crossway on Vimeo. Trinitarian Transformation All biblical preaching should accomplish several things. Number one: it should speak to the believer in such a way that it urges him to be conformed to...

Five Ways that Susie Spurgeon Encouraged Her Husband

Five Ways that Susie Spurgeon Encouraged Her Husband

Faithful pastors are busy. However, occasionally God uniquely gifts a man for extraordinary work in ministry. That man cannot be fully imitated, but he can be learned from. Charles Spurgeon was such a man. Spurgeon authored 135 books, 63 volumes of sermons, and was...