Equipping You in GraceFeatured
Marcia Montenegro- How Christians Should Speak to the Dangers of the Enneagram
Marcia Montenegro- How Christians Should Speak to the Dangers of the Enneagram

Marcia Montenegro- How Christians Should Speak to the Dangers of the Enneagram

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Marcia Montenegro discuss what the Enneagram is, why this practice should be concerning to Christians, and how they should speak to it and about it, how the Enneagram opposes a biblical worldview, along with her...

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Discipleship Foundations 101: How to Encourage Spiritual GrowthFeatured
Discipling in Your Sphere of Influence
Discipling in Your Sphere of Influence

Discipling in Your Sphere of Influence

I homeschool my kids, and my oldest was recently learning how to use Venn diagrams to break down information and see how it relates to other things. I started thinking about how I would “Venn diagram” my life and what overlaps, what’s separate, and, maybe, what...

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Owen Strachan- How the Church Should Respond to Wokeness
Owen Strachan- How the Church Should Respond to Wokeness

Owen Strachan- How the Church Should Respond to Wokeness

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Owen Strachan discuss whether or not it’s biblical to view CRT as an analytical tool or not, the signs of a “woke” church and how Christians should respond to it, and address it in their churches and with their...

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Intentionally Creating Discipling Relationships
Intentionally Creating Discipling Relationships

Intentionally Creating Discipling Relationships

The need to disciple others in their walk with Christ is nothing new. Jesus took twelve men with Him and taught them separately from the larger gatherings. Then we see Him choose three of those twelve to get even closer to. However, we’ve seen in recent years an...

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FeaturedServants of Grace Theology Segment
The Difference Between Biblical Literacy and Biblical Illiteracy
The Difference Between Biblical Literacy and Biblical Illiteracy

The Difference Between Biblical Literacy and Biblical Illiteracy

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What is the main difference between biblical literacy and biblical illiteracy?” What you’ll hear in this episode The statistics regarding biblical illiteracy. Defining biblical illiteracy and biblical...

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Christian LivingFeatured
Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World by Gregg R. Allison
Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World by Gregg R. Allison

Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World by Gregg R. Allison

Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World by Gregg R. Allison addresses a crucial matter that impacts everyone. While every systematic theology addresses the issue of embodiment, few tackle this subject with the skill and precision that Dr. Allison does...

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Christian LivingFeatured
The New Creation and the Storyline of Scripture – Frank Thielman (2021)
The New Creation and the Storyline of Scripture – Frank Thielman (2021)

The New Creation and the Storyline of Scripture – Frank Thielman (2021)

The New Creation and the Storyline of Scripture by Frank Thielman is the most recent installment in Crossway’s Short Studies in Biblical Theology. The goal of this series, according to the editors, is “to magnify the Savior and build up his church – magnifying the...

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Garrett Kell- Pure in Heart: Sexual Sin and the Promises of God
Garrett Kell- Pure in Heart: Sexual Sin and the Promises of God

Garrett Kell- Pure in Heart: Sexual Sin and the Promises of God

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Garrett Kell discuss the gospel and pursuing purity, the place of community and pursuing purity, strategies to starve pornography, and accountability, along with his book, Pure in Heart: Sexual Sin and the...

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FeaturedThe Gospel and the Christian Life
Paralyzing Accusations: Satan’s Ploy to Debilitate Believers
Paralyzing Accusations: Satan’s Ploy to Debilitate Believers

Paralyzing Accusations: Satan’s Ploy to Debilitate Believers

Still half-asleep, I stumble to the kitchen to turn on the Keurig. I hear the boys’ bedroom door open, followed by a miniature stampede of pattering feet running in my direction. The two youngest stop and look at me, but I’m not prepared for anything but coffee....

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Christian LivingFeatured
Recovering the Lost Art of Reading – Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes
Recovering the Lost Art of Reading – Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes

Recovering the Lost Art of Reading – Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes

Reading has fallen on hard times. Technology and all things visual have led to a steady decline of the written page. Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes have something to say about this problem in their book, Recovering the Lost Art of Reading. Reading is a Lost...

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Voddie Baucham- Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe
Voddie Baucham- Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe

Voddie Baucham- Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Voddie Baucham discuss social justice and biblical and theological illiteracy, the dangers of CRT and intersectionality, the dangers of the cult of racism, concerns with Christian’s support of BLM, along with his...

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Discipleship Foundations 101: How to Encourage Spiritual GrowthFeatured
Five Vital Truths about Biblical Discipleship
Five Vital Truths about Biblical Discipleship

Five Vital Truths about Biblical Discipleship

We’ve read it, heard it preached, plastered it on our church walls, and recited it over and over. What is it? The charge of Jesus to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[ the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”...

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FeaturedThe Gospel and the Christian Life
Ten Reasons Why Christianity and New Age Cannot Blend
Ten Reasons Why Christianity and New Age Cannot Blend

Ten Reasons Why Christianity and New Age Cannot Blend

I tried to blend New Age and Christianity for many years. Here are just 10 of the many reasons why Christianity and the new age are opposites that can never be blended: 1. New Age glorifies the self; Christianity glories God. 2. New Age says: “Follow your heart,...

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Andreas Kostenberger– Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology, 2nd ed.
Andreas Kostenberger– Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology, 2nd ed.

Andreas Kostenberger– Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology, 2nd ed.

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Andreas Kostenberger discuss the importance of biblical theology to biblical interpretation, the historical and cultural background to Scripture, along with his book, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation:...

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What If I Don’t Like My Spiritual Gift? Three Lessons From 1 Corinthians 12-13
What If I Don’t Like My Spiritual Gift? Three Lessons From 1 Corinthians 12-13

What If I Don’t Like My Spiritual Gift? Three Lessons From 1 Corinthians 12-13

Have you ever wished that you had different talents or abilities when it comes to serving in the church? We have probably all felt that way every once in a while. It is hard not to view some ministries as more important, more fulfilling, or more spiritual than...

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FeaturedServants of Grace Theology Segment
What Matthew 20:16 Means By The First Shall Be Last
What Matthew 20:16 Means By The First Shall Be Last

What Matthew 20:16 Means By The First Shall Be Last

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What Does It Mean That the "First Shall Be Last?" (Matt. 20:16) What you’ll hear in this episode Matthew 20:16 and the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard. The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard and What...

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Doreen Virtue- The Dangers of Yoga and a Biblical Worldview
Doreen Virtue- The Dangers of Yoga and a Biblical Worldview

Doreen Virtue- The Dangers of Yoga and a Biblical Worldview

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Doreen Virtue discuss the history and dangers of yoga, how Christians should speak to those involved in yoga, the danger yoga presents to children, correcting people with love and patience, and how yoga opposes a...

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Tim Shorey- An ABC Prayer to Jesus: Praise for Hearts Both Young & Old
Tim Shorey- An ABC Prayer to Jesus: Praise for Hearts Both Young & Old

Tim Shorey- An ABC Prayer to Jesus: Praise for Hearts Both Young & Old

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Tim Shorey about the importance of children learning theology and help for parents to teach their children theology and how the local church can come alongside parents to encourage and equip them, and his new...

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FeaturedThe Gospel and the Church
Don’t Believe the Hype: Why Your Church Might Not Be As Great As You Think
Don’t Believe the Hype: Why Your Church Might Not Be As Great As You Think

Don’t Believe the Hype: Why Your Church Might Not Be As Great As You Think

Due to the ubiquitous nature of social media, pastors and church leaders live and minister in a world of carefully crafted sound bites and heaping amounts of hype. While social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook are incredible tools for church leaders to...

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David Steele– Spineless: Restoring Courage and Conviction to the People of God
David Steele– Spineless: Restoring Courage and Conviction to the People of God

David Steele– Spineless: Restoring Courage and Conviction to the People of God

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and David Steele discuss the fear of God and standing against the fear of man, biblical boldness and practical steps towards it, Christians convictions and Scripture, along with his new book, Spineless: Restoring...

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FeaturedServants of Grace Theology Segment
The Meaning and Purpose of the Doctrine of Preservation
The Meaning and Purpose of the Doctrine of Preservation

The Meaning and Purpose of the Doctrine of Preservation

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Is the Doctrine of Preservation Biblical?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Scribes and the Accuracy of Scripture. How God Has Preserved His Word. The Word of God and Mankind. The Historical Importance of...

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Christian LivingFeatured
The Attributes of God: An Introduction – Gerald Bray
The Attributes of God: An Introduction – Gerald Bray

The Attributes of God: An Introduction – Gerald Bray

Gerald Bray offers the latest installment in the Short Studies in Systematic Theology Series by Crossway Books. The series is designed to introduce readers to a specific theological subject and equip the next generation of Christian leaders. The great strength of...

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Equipping You in GraceFeatured
Gregg Allison- Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World
Gregg Allison- Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World

Gregg Allison- Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Dr. Gregg Allison discuss our approach to discipleship and human embodiment, how Christians should respond to issues related to gender, along with his book, Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World...

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FeaturedThe Gospel and the Christian Life
Becoming the Archetype: An Exercise in Understanding Progressive Sanctification through the Sanctifying of Pagan and Secular Myth
Becoming the Archetype: An Exercise in Understanding Progressive Sanctification through the Sanctifying of Pagan and Secular Myth

Becoming the Archetype: An Exercise in Understanding Progressive Sanctification through the Sanctifying of Pagan and Secular Myth

When we look to Jesus and behold Him in all His glory with spiritual eyes of faith, we see and learn who God truly is. This is because, as Paul, in Colossians 1:15, says, "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation." As the incarnate Logos,...

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FeaturedWomen's Hope Podcast
Teaching What is Good – Displaying God’s Kindness
Teaching What is Good – Displaying God’s Kindness

Teaching What is Good – Displaying God’s Kindness

In this episode on Titus 2:5, Shelbi and Kimberly show from Scripture how God’s own mercy motivates us to do the hard work of biblical kindness. They also look at examples from the Old and New Testaments for practical guidance on what this looks like in everyday...

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FeaturedTitus
Am I Holding Fast to the Faithful Word as I Was Taught Like Titus Did?
Am I Holding Fast to the Faithful Word as I Was Taught Like Titus Did?

Am I Holding Fast to the Faithful Word as I Was Taught Like Titus Did?

If Paul’s letter to Titus, his close companion and friend, were an essay written for a professor instead of a letter to a friend, the two sentences that make up verses 5-9 of chapter 1 would act as the thesis statement. Let’s take a look: 5 For this reason I left...

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FeaturedFighting Biblical Illiteracy Through Study and Discipleship
Context: The Tour Guide to God’s Word
Context: The Tour Guide to God’s Word

Context: The Tour Guide to God’s Word

Kicking off this series on Fighting Biblical Illiteracy Through Study and Discipleship, Sarah Jenkins wrote about the fluff that permeates so much published material targeting Christian women. She urges women to abandon books, blogs, and podcasts light on Scripture...

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Tobby Smith- Wolfology: A Look at Heresies Old and New
Tobby Smith- Wolfology: A Look at Heresies Old and New

Tobby Smith- Wolfology: A Look at Heresies Old and New

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Dave and Tobby Smith discuss why and how Christians should respond to heresy, some ways to engage Mormons with the gospel, the markers of progressive Christianity, why Christians should be concerned about Bethel, along with his...

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FeaturedThe Gospel and the Christian Life
Gender Revolution and the Woman’s Role in Ministry
Gender Revolution and the Woman’s Role in Ministry

Gender Revolution and the Woman’s Role in Ministry

One of the most significant changes in human history has occurred in the past 40-50 years-the gender revolution or the blending of gender distinctions. In the words of historian William Manchester, “The erasure of distinction between the sexes is not only the most...

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FeaturedPersonal and Corporate Bible Reading
Psalm 119:18 – Open My Eyes: A Prayer for Bible Reading
Psalm 119:18 – Open My Eyes: A Prayer for Bible Reading

Psalm 119:18 – Open My Eyes: A Prayer for Bible Reading

It is easy for us to approach the Bible with a distracted mind in an age of endless distractions. We read God’s Word, but our soul is not engaged. We see the words on the page with our eyes, but nothing is driven into our dull heart. Nothing thrills our soul...

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Carolyn Lacey– Extraordinary Hospitality for Ordinary People
Carolyn Lacey– Extraordinary Hospitality for Ordinary People

Carolyn Lacey– Extraordinary Hospitality for Ordinary People

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Carolyn Lacey discuss why Christians should care about hospitality, how to get started with hospitality in and out of the church, along with her book, Extraordinary Hospitality for Ordinary People (The Good Book,...

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Megan Hill- Partners in the Gospel- 50 Meditations for Pastors’ and Elders’ Wives
Megan Hill- Partners in the Gospel- 50 Meditations for Pastors’ and Elders’ Wives

Megan Hill- Partners in the Gospel- 50 Meditations for Pastors’ and Elders’ Wives

On today’s Equipping you in Grace show, Dave and Megan Hill discuss building friendship in marriage, prioritizing spiritual growth, navigating conflict in marriage, and the church, along with her new book, Partners in the Gospel- 50 Meditations for Pastors’ and...

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FeaturedFighting Biblical Illiteracy Through Study and Discipleship
Biblical Illiteracy: A Foe to Your Suffering
Biblical Illiteracy: A Foe to Your Suffering

Biblical Illiteracy: A Foe to Your Suffering

Once a week, I stand before a host of international students, teaching them the English language as best as I can. Pre-Covid, forty-eight nations were represented, but that number has decreased quite a bit. The handful that still come are diligent and eager to...

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FeaturedServants of Grace Theology Segment
Why the Holy Spirit Speaks and Operates through Scripture
Why the Holy Spirit Speaks and Operates through Scripture

Why the Holy Spirit Speaks and Operates through Scripture

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Does the Holy Spirit Speak Through the Bible?" What you’ll hear in this episode Holy Spirit Speaks Through the Bible. Scripture: The Holy Spirit’s Primary Means. The Holy Spirit and the Christian. The Holy...

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FeaturedPersonal and Corporate Bible Reading
Choosing the Public Scripture Readings: Three Approaches
Choosing the Public Scripture Readings: Three Approaches

Choosing the Public Scripture Readings: Three Approaches

A few years ago, I visited a local Anglican church. As a Baptist, we tout ourselves as people of the Book; we are fiercely committed to Scripture. But as I observed this Anglican worship service, I realized that in one service, more Scripture was read aloud than I...

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Scott Mehl– Loving Messy People- The Messy Art of Helping One Another Become More Like Jesus
Scott Mehl– Loving Messy People- The Messy Art of Helping One Another Become More Like Jesus

Scott Mehl– Loving Messy People- The Messy Art of Helping One Another Become More Like Jesus

On today’s Equipping you in Grace show, Dave and Scott Mehl discuss personal Christlikeness and cultivating it in local churches, biblical counseling, and caring for one another, along with his book, Loving Messy People- The Messy Art of Helping One Another Become...

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Biblical Illiteracy: A Plague Upon the ChurchFeatured
Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Dangers of a Life Lived Apart from the Bible’s Influence
Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Dangers of a Life Lived Apart from the Bible’s Influence

Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Dangers of a Life Lived Apart from the Bible’s Influence

A life characterized by an immersion in the Bible, and a thoughtful understanding of its more than 31,000 verses, offers weighty benefits. In the 23rd chapter of the Old Testament book that bears his name, Job declared that he treasured the words of God’s mouth...

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Growing Our Longing for and Delight in God’s Word
Growing Our Longing for and Delight in God’s Word

Growing Our Longing for and Delight in God’s Word

What got you out of bed this morning? A blaring alarm clock, an enthusiastic dog, or a crying baby? Maybe you were excited to be one day closer to the weekend or your next vacation. If I’m honest, my love of coffee lures me from my bed most mornings. Sometimes I...

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Interview on Biblical Illiteracy – with Dave Jenkins
Interview on Biblical Illiteracy – with Dave Jenkins

Interview on Biblical Illiteracy – with Dave Jenkins

Sarah: Hello, Dave. Thanks for doing this interview for Theology for Life! We’re excited about the new book you’ve just had published—The Word Explored. As I already know, but our readers may not yet, this book is about the problem of biblical illiteracy. This is a...

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Ellen Mary Dykas– Toxic Relationships Taking Refuge in Christ
Ellen Mary Dykas– Toxic Relationships Taking Refuge in Christ

Ellen Mary Dykas– Toxic Relationships Taking Refuge in Christ

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Ellen Mary Dykas discuss what it means to have misplaced hope in relationships, union with Christ, and pursuing relational health, along with her new devotional, Toxic Relationships Taking Refuge in Christ (P&R,...

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FeaturedFighting Biblical Illiteracy Through Study and Discipleship
Navigating Distractions in Bible Study
Navigating Distractions in Bible Study

Navigating Distractions in Bible Study

My children are experts at distractions. It’s easy to tell when their minds are wandering. Spelling words become doodles.  Piano scale practice sounds like banging.  I have to tap their shoulder before they hear me. Distractions are unavoidable in life, no matter...

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FeaturedServants of Grace Theology Segment
Why The Scripture Is Sufficient For Every Christian
Why The Scripture Is Sufficient For Every Christian

Why The Scripture Is Sufficient For Every Christian

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Why is the Scripture sufficient for every Christian?” What you’ll hear in this episode The purpose of the sufficiency of Scripture. How the sufficiency of Scripture is under attack today. The character of God...

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FeaturedPersonal and Corporate Bible Reading
Growing Men through the Public Reading of Scripture
Growing Men through the Public Reading of Scripture

Growing Men through the Public Reading of Scripture

Introduction One thing I remember about the church as a kid was the older men. There was the man who gave all the kids sticks of Juicy Fruit before we went into the service. There was the man who sang loudly (and well!) They all seemed bigger-than-life with...

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FeaturedFighting Biblical Illiteracy Through Study and Discipleship
Building a Life of Biblical Meditation
Building a Life of Biblical Meditation

Building a Life of Biblical Meditation

Your eyes pass over the final words of the chapter, concluding today’s Bible reading. You make a mark on your Bible reading plan, or perhaps your own mental checklist, and prepare for the next task that begs your attention. It feels good to check off lists, right?...

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FeaturedThe Gospel and the Christian Life
Resolving Crucifixion Day: Which Day of the Week Was Jesus Crucified?
Resolving Crucifixion Day: Which Day of the Week Was Jesus Crucified?

Resolving Crucifixion Day: Which Day of the Week Was Jesus Crucified?

Problem: When they see how many things take place in such a short amount of time, many people question whether or not a Friday crucifixion is plausible. Then, to complicate matters, people come to the Bible thinking in terms of what they are used to, like...

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FeaturedServants of Grace Theology Segment
Why Some People Do Not Come To The Lord Until Later In Life
Why Some People Do Not Come To The Lord Until Later In Life

Why Some People Do Not Come To The Lord Until Later In Life

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Why do some people not turn to God until later in life?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Parable of the Vineyard and the Age of People. The Outward and Inward Call of the Holy Spirit. Responding to the...

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Christian LivingFeatured
The Plurality Principle: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team by Dave Harvey
The Plurality Principle: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team by Dave Harvey

The Plurality Principle: How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team by Dave Harvey

“The quality of your elder plurality determines the health of your church.” This is the premise that undergirds Dave Harvey’s new offering, The Plurality Principle. The subtitle, How to Build and Maintain a Thriving Church Leadership Team, nicely summarizes this...

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Leland Ryken- Recovering the Lost Art of Reading: A Question for the True, the Good, and the Beautiful
Leland Ryken- Recovering the Lost Art of Reading: A Question for the True, the Good, and the Beautiful

Leland Ryken- Recovering the Lost Art of Reading: A Question for the True, the Good, and the Beautiful

On today’s Equipping you in Grace episode, Dave and Dr. Leland Ryken discuss the impact not reading has on our spiritual lives, and the impact technology has on our reading, how to become better readers, along with his book, Recovering the Lost Art of Reading: A...

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FeaturedThe Gospel and the Ministry
An Open Letter to Faithful Expositors Who are Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ
An Open Letter to Faithful Expositors Who are Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ

An Open Letter to Faithful Expositors Who are Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ

Colossians 1:24, “I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church”- Can you feel the apostle Paul’s heartbeat here? He was at that time imprisoned (Acts...

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Matthew Barrett- Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son and Spirit
Matthew Barrett- Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son and Spirit

Matthew Barrett- Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son and Spirit

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave interviews Matthew Barrett on how our understanding of the Trinity impacts our understanding of the gospel, church history, and the Church’s teaching on the Trinity, along with his book, Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated...

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ColossiansFeatured
Steadfast in Prayer, Watchful, and Thankful for the Grace of God in Christ
Steadfast in Prayer, Watchful, and Thankful for the Grace of God in Christ

Steadfast in Prayer, Watchful, and Thankful for the Grace of God in Christ

Colossians 4:2-4, “2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make...

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FeaturedServants of Grace Theology Segment
The Four Features Of The Sufficiency Of Scripture
The Four Features Of The Sufficiency Of Scripture

The Four Features Of The Sufficiency Of Scripture

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What are the features of the sufficiency of Scripture?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Four Features of the Sufficiency of Scripture. The Sufficiency of Scripture and the Christian Life. The Sufficiency...

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FeaturedThe Gospel and the Christian Life
What Church History Can Teach Us about the State of the Church Today
What Church History Can Teach Us about the State of the Church Today

What Church History Can Teach Us about the State of the Church Today

Each year Ligonier in conjunction with Lifeway Research puts out an excellent study on the State of Theology in Christianity. One aspect of the 2020 survey focused on the deity of Jesus. On the State of Theology website, they rightly note that, “Historically,...

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FeaturedWomen's Hope Podcast
An Interview With The Wife of Imprisoned Alberta Pastor James Coates
An Interview With The Wife of Imprisoned Alberta Pastor James Coates

An Interview With The Wife of Imprisoned Alberta Pastor James Coates

In this episode, Kimberly has a conversation with special guest Erin Coates. Erin is the wife of James Coates, who is a TMS alumnus and a pastor at GraceLife Church in Alberta, and who is currently jailed for defying health department restrictions. Erin discusses...

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Dave Jenkins- The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It
Dave Jenkins- The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It

Dave Jenkins- The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Ray Rhodes interviews Dave about personal and corporate Bible reading, the problem of biblical illiteracy, practical guidance on reading the Bible, along with his new book, The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical...

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ColossiansFeatured
Dead and Buried with Christ Who Defeats and Triumphs over the Powers of Darkness
Dead and Buried with Christ Who Defeats and Triumphs over the Powers of Darkness

Dead and Buried with Christ Who Defeats and Triumphs over the Powers of Darkness

Colossians 2:11-15, “11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in...

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FeaturedServants of Grace Theology Segment
The Difference In Meaning Between Jesus Christ And Christ Jesus
The Difference In Meaning Between Jesus Christ And Christ Jesus

The Difference In Meaning Between Jesus Christ And Christ Jesus

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Is there a difference in meaning between Jesus Christ and Christ Jesus?" What you’ll hear in this episode Philippians 2:5-11 and the Early Usage of Christ and Jesus. The Bible’s Usage of Jesus and Christ in the...

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FeaturedThe Gospel and the Christian Life
Of Biblical Proportions: Habits of Thought We Need in Troubled Times
Of Biblical Proportions: Habits of Thought We Need in Troubled Times

Of Biblical Proportions: Habits of Thought We Need in Troubled Times

I was looking at a child’s drawing the other day, amused that the dog in the picture was as big as the house, the people’s ears as big as their hands. One sign of an immature artist is a lack of proportion.  A sure sense of proportion is needed for biblical wisdom....

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Spurgeon and Calvinism: Recovering Our Evangelistic Fervor
Spurgeon and Calvinism: Recovering Our Evangelistic Fervor

Spurgeon and Calvinism: Recovering Our Evangelistic Fervor

To be an effective evangelist, you must be sound a theologian. For many, the word “Calvinism” has the connotation of dead and dry orthodoxy. Calvinism, however, is evangelistic by nature and demands evangelistic practice within the life of the church. In the...

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More Thinking and Less Amusement in Worship Music
More Thinking and Less Amusement in Worship Music

More Thinking and Less Amusement in Worship Music

Many Musical Expressions Food is wonderous. I resonate with author and speaker Paul David Tripp when he says, “For me, I love how much of the glory of God is edible!” I agree with every word of Tripp’s good confession. Bread, fruit, ice cream, chocolate, and beef-...

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FeaturedWomen's Hope Podcast
Yours, Till Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon – Interview with Ray Rhodes
Yours, Till Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon – Interview with Ray Rhodes

Yours, Till Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon – Interview with Ray Rhodes

Special guest Ray Rhodes Jr. joins Shelbi and Kimberly to talk about his new book, “Yours, Till Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon.” He shares the story of how, in laughing and suffering together, the Spurgeons lived a compelling life of...

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Christopher Ash- The Heart of Anger: How the Bible Transforms Anger in Our Understanding and Experience
Christopher Ash- The Heart of Anger: How the Bible Transforms Anger in Our Understanding and Experience

Christopher Ash- The Heart of Anger: How the Bible Transforms Anger in Our Understanding and Experience

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show Dave and Christopher Ash discuss righteous and unrighteous anger, some first steps in defusing anger, discovering joy in the peace of Christ, along with his book, The Heart of Anger: How the Bible Transforms Anger in Our...

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Six Questions to Ask When You Read Your Bible
Six Questions to Ask When You Read Your Bible

Six Questions to Ask When You Read Your Bible

I became an English teacher because I loved books and wanted other people to love them as well. However, I must admit that I probably killed the joy of reading for several of my students because I expected them to “study” the books like I did. I wanted notes in the...

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The Meaning And Purpose Of Inductive Bible Study
The Meaning And Purpose Of Inductive Bible Study

The Meaning And Purpose Of Inductive Bible Study

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What is inductive Bible study? What you’ll hear in this episode The Basics of the Inductive Method. Learning to Observe the Biblical Text. Learning to Interpret the Biblical Text. Learning to Apply the Biblical...

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Her March Isn’t Over: Supporting Single Moms Who Choose Life
Her March Isn’t Over: Supporting Single Moms Who Choose Life

Her March Isn’t Over: Supporting Single Moms Who Choose Life

Her March Isn't Over: Supporting Single Moms Who Choose Life Another January has come to an end, and another March for Life is in the books. This year was unlike any other in the past due to social distancing, but the goal was the same, and the passion has not...

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Review of Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer
Review of Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer

Review of Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer

If you enjoy good biography as much as I do, you will probably appreciate reading Bryan A. Follis’s Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer. This book is an excellent summary of the life and teaching of the highly influential apologist and founder of...

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Stephen Wellum- The Person of Christ: An Introduction
Stephen Wellum- The Person of Christ: An Introduction

Stephen Wellum- The Person of Christ: An Introduction

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Dr. Stephen Wellum discuss how the storyline of the Bible helps us know Jesus, how Christians should respond to attacks on Jesus, and how church history can help us do so, along with his book, The Person of Christ:...

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How to Learn How to Make Your Spouse Feel Loved
How to Learn How to Make Your Spouse Feel Loved

How to Learn How to Make Your Spouse Feel Loved

Perhaps at church, you’ve seen a couple and wondered, “What makes their Christian marriage distinct?” Maybe you’ve noticed that they communicate well together or they complement one another well, or they seem to do all of those things and are better together? Over...

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Relationship Between Theological Precision And The Love Of God
Relationship Between Theological Precision And The Love Of God

Relationship Between Theological Precision And The Love Of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What is the relationship between theological precision and the love of God?” What you’ll hear in this episode Theological Precision and the Christian. Seeing People Through the Eyes of the Chief Shepherd....

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Pray for Us
Pray for Us

Pray for Us

Pray for Us (Hebrews 13:18-19) Hebrews 13:18-19, “Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner.” A Prayer Request In...

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Ray Rhodes– Yours, Till Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon
Ray Rhodes– Yours, Till Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon

Ray Rhodes– Yours, Till Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show Dave and Ray Rhodes discuss the marriage of Charles and Susie Spurgeon, how they grew in friendship, how they handled conflict, and what they can teach couples about communicating with one another, along with Yours, Till...

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FeaturedFighting Biblical Illiteracy Through Study and Discipleship
Digging in the Word and Throwing Out Fluff
Digging in the Word and Throwing Out Fluff

Digging in the Word and Throwing Out Fluff

Do you ever get tired of reading emotionally manipulative “fluff” as a “Daily Devotional” or “biblical encouragement” for women? Does it ever bother you that the theology presented in such work is often weak and/or approaching borderline (if not outright) heresy?...

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Dark Hour, Bright Promises: Praying The Promises of God
Dark Hour, Bright Promises: Praying The Promises of God

Dark Hour, Bright Promises: Praying The Promises of God

Have you been discouraged as of late? For most of us, this past year has been overwhelming. If we are being quite honest, this past year has taken its toll on many of us. Is there any encouragement in the Word of God for us today? When all around us seems so dark...

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Why Being In The Presence Of God Is Special Since He Is Omnipresent
Why Being In The Presence Of God Is Special Since He Is Omnipresent

Why Being In The Presence Of God Is Special Since He Is Omnipresent

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Why is being in the presence of God special if He is omnipresent?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Character of God and the Presence of God. The Omnipresence and the Manifest Presence of God. An Awareness...

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Reformed Systematic Theology Volume 2: Man and Christ by Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley
Reformed Systematic Theology Volume 2: Man and Christ by Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley

Reformed Systematic Theology Volume 2: Man and Christ by Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley

Introduction I am a huge fan of systematic theology. There is nothing that so informs my mind with God’s truth, warms my heart with God’s love, and motivates me to serve God as studying His Word set forth in systematic theology. For this reason, I am so...

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The Meaning Of Those Who Were Raised To Life At Jesus’ Death
The Meaning Of Those Who Were Raised To Life At Jesus’ Death

The Meaning Of Those Who Were Raised To Life At Jesus’ Death

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What is the meaning of those who were raised to life at Jesus’ death?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Importance of the Resurrection. The Gospel of Matthew and the Resurrection. Matthew’s Theological and...

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Be Content
Be Content

Be Content

Hebrews 13:5–6, “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Over the centuries,...

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