#1: The Revelation of Jesus Christ[Sermon]

Join Dave as he opens our Revelation series looking at Revelation 1:1-3.

Daily Bites Of God’s Word on 2 Corinthians 12:9

In part two of Daily Bites of God’s Word Andy discusses 2nd Corinthians 12:9 and helps us understand what this passage means and it's importance.

8 Bible Reading Habits to Establish as a Young Person

Start Now to Form Good Habits There were years when I didn’t read my Bible at all. Sometimes, I would do it on and off, a few days then stop, a few weeks then stop. Other times I would do it legalistically, thinking that I had to read a certain number of verses every...

The Meaning and Purpose of the Blessing of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What does it mean to bless God?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Lord Alone Is Deserving of Worship. Examples of How the Bible Speaks of Blessing. Benediction and Doxology. Blessing Is Linked to Creation,...

Faithful Unto Death

The book of Revelation begins with letters to seven churches in Asia. In many of these letters, we see an encouragement from the Lord to continue to be faithful even through persecution. In fact, Jesus tells the church in Smyrna, “Do not fear what you are about to...

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...

The Gospel

Three Reasons Why Christ’s Ascension Matters to You

The ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven is one of the most important events recorded in the New Testament. But though it occupies an important place in Scripture, it doesn’t get a lot of attention today, even among Christians. My guess is that you probably haven’t...

Justification

INTRODUCTION The issue of justification has had a lasting influence on the Christian understanding of the topic of salvation and its relationship to eternal security. Biblical scholars have developed numerous stances on this theological understanding often resulting...

Being enamored by the gospel

We’ve thus far defined the gospel, talked about its cosmic implications, and last time showed one practical way in which the gospel affects our relationships. I have argued that the gospel is more than just good news—and certainly nothing less—as well as it affecting...
Gospel Series: The Trinity and the Gospel

Gospel Series: The Trinity and the Gospel

Editors note: This is a brand new series on the Gospel designed to help our readers think through what the Gospel is and what it demands. The first post in this series was by Chris Poblete who wrote on the Triune Work of Salvation. The second post in this series was...

Gospel Series: Gospel Service

Gospel Series: Gospel Service

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Matt 20.28 “…serving God as a grateful response to the gospel is the calling of every Christian.” Nate Palmer Gospel service comes in two parts. First, in gospel...

Gospel Series: Confession, Repentance and Forgiveness

Gospel Series: Confession, Repentance and Forgiveness

Introduction Psalm 32 is often classified by scholars as a thanksgiving hymn, one in which worshipers give thanks to God for the joy of having their sins forgiven. Due to the phrase “when I kept silent” found in verse 3, it has been common to connect this Psalm to...

Gospel Series: Reconciliation: A Message of Hope in a broken world

Gospel Series: Reconciliation: A Message of Hope in a broken world

Introduction The result of God’s just wrath being satisfied is reconciliation (katallaso, katallage). We do not reconcile ourselves to God; God reconciles Himself to us and us to Him. Paul especially emphasizes this point in Romans 5. Romans 5:7-11 says, “For one will...

Gospel Series: Justification: The Gospel of Peace

Gospel Series: Justification: The Gospel of Peace

Many evangelical churches truncate the gospel. They focus primarily on the benefits of the gospel for us. They explore the depths of our salvation, but rarely talk about Creation, Fall, or Consummation. Salvation is a crucial act in the gospel story as we explored...

Gospel Series: Easter’s Big “If”

Gospel Series: Easter’s Big “If”

What are we saying when we gather to worship on Easter Sunday? We are actually saying something radical, are we not? We’re saying that an itinerant rabbi who lived 2,000 years ago in a backwater town in the Middle East is actually God. But we’re saying more than that,...

Gospel Series: Jesus Expiate That

Gospel Series: Jesus Expiate That

Jesus Expiate That In our home in Tulsa we had an oubliette in the garage. Oubliette is French for “a place of forgetting”. Whenever something broke, I would stick it in that corner and leave it. Sometimes this would be for weeks, months, or even a year. I loved that...

Gospel Series: Imputation

Gospel Series: Imputation

The impu-what? I hope I didn’t lose you already! You may be thinking, “Seriously? Is this a theology lesson?” I recall in my undergrad studies, literally hating theology—I remember telling my wife how “dumb” it was. Little did I know I would receive a dual Masters,...

Gospel Series: Right-Sizing Our Affections

Gospel Series: Right-Sizing Our Affections

I couldn’t contain my emotion… joy bubbled up and over, each tear singing hallelujah for what God had done - my son Gavin was born! Even now the memory of his birth stirs me deeply. Perhaps you can relate. Each of us experiences a wide range of emotions as we move...

Gospel Series: Christ, Our Substitute

Gospel Series: Christ, Our Substitute

  “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) WHAT IS SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT? The cross of Jesus is where the substitutionary atonement happened. On the cross, Jesus served...

Gospel Series: Christ, Forgiveness, and the Cross

Gospel Series: Christ, Forgiveness, and the Cross

“And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’” (Luke 23:34) Jesus Christ, the God-Man, committed the most scandalously humble act in human history: He made Himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born as a man who was obedient...