Putting on the Whole Armor of God

On today’s Warriors of Grace show continuing season two, Dave discusses union with Christ and the armor of God, why spiritual warfare is vital to spiritual warfare, and why one’s view of sanctification affects how one views spiritual warfare. What you’ll hear in this...

God the Best Portion of the Christian – Jonathan Edwards (1736)

Two hundred years after Calvin published his first edition of The Institutes, Jonathan Edwards preached a sermon about being content in God. The title of the sermon was God the Best Portion of the Christian. Edwards’s text is Psalm 73:25, “Whom have I in heaven but...

The Grounding of Hope

Colossians 1:3-5, “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard...

Christine Chappell- Help! My Teen is Depressed

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Christine Chappell discuss how to walk with a teenager through depression, how the local church can help teenagers who are depressed and minister to them, along with her mini-book, Help! My Teen is Depressed (Shepherd...

To the Saints in Colossae

Colossians 1:1-2, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.” Jesus is the center of Scripture, the one in...

Seeing God’s Gracious Hand in the Hurts Others Do to Us

Genesis 50:20, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” Suffering at the hands of other people is extremely painful. However, even when this occurs, we can know that God’s sovereignty rules over all, and that he working out his will for our...

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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,...

Jesus His Critics and Facing Criticism in a Godly Way

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What does Jesus teach about criticism and how do I handle criticism?” What you’ll hear in this episode How Jesus responded to criticism during His ministry. The means of grace and criticism. Why biblical...

How the Enlightenment Impacted and Changed the Church

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "How Did the Enlightenment Impact/Change the Church?" What you’ll hear in this episode The dangers of higher and lower criticism. The dangers of an evolutionary worldview on the Bible. Why biblical eschatology...
Anti-Intellectualism, Facing Doubt, and the Christian Mind

Anti-Intellectualism, Facing Doubt, and the Christian Mind

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is anti-intellectualism, and how do we face doubt with the Christian mind?" What you’ll hear in this episode Christians and the Intellectual Life. Doubt and the Christian. How to Pursue a Truly Christ-like...

What Epistles in the New Testament Are and How to Read Them

What Epistles in the New Testament Are and How to Read Them

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is an epistle? What are the epistles in the Bible?" What you’ll hear in this episode Why Epistles Were Written on Scrolls. Why the Epistles Are Only Found in the New Testament  Tips on Studying the New...

The Purpose and Meaning of Christian Dogma

The Purpose and Meaning of Christian Dogma

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is Christian Dogma?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Criteria for Christian Dogma. Christian Dogma and a Watching World. The Apostle Paul, Timothy, and Sound Doctrine. The Source of Sound Doctrine. The...

Satan, Demons, and the Christian

Satan, Demons, and the Christian

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "Are Demons Really Fallen Angels?" What you’ll hear in this episode What the Bible Teaches about Satan. Why Christians do not need to fear false teachers or Satan. The power of the gospel of Christ. Subscribing,...

The Importance of Guarding Your Heart in the Christian Life

The Importance of Guarding Your Heart in the Christian Life

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks, "What does guarding your heart mean in the Bible?" What you’ll hear in this episode Guarding the Heart and a Right View of the Word of God. Guarding the Heart and Gratitude for the Grace of God. Guarding the Heart and...

New Year, New Resolutions to Grow in the Grace of God

New Year, New Resolutions to Grow in the Grace of God

On today’s episode, Jim writes in and asks Dave, “In the new year I want to make resolutions that will help me to grow in the grace of God, but I’m not sure how to do so?” What you’ll hear in this episode How the example of Jonathan Edwards making resolutions at the...

Genesis 3:15 and The First Gospel

Genesis 3:15 and The First Gospel

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks Dave, “Is Genesis 3:15 really the Protoevangelium yes or no?” What you’ll hear in this episode The context of Genesis 3. The Meaning of Genesis 3:15. Genesis 3:15 and church history. Genesis 3:15 and the gospel....

The Importance of Jesus the Divine Word

The Importance of Jesus the Divine Word

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks Dave, “Can you help me understand why Jesus is the divine Word?” What you’ll hear in this episode The purpose of Jesus being fully God and fully man. The deity of Jesus. The importance of Jesus being the Word and...

Facing Temptation and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Facing Temptation and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “How does understanding Jesus High Priestly ministry relate to dealing with temptation? What you’ll hear in this episode The Two-Fold Result of Christ’s Death. The Active Help of Jesus in Temptation. Christ Like...

The Christian Grace of Thankfulness

The Christian Grace of Thankfulness

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “What is so important about thankfulness in the Christian life?" What you’ll hear in this episode The New Testament description of the Christian life. The Call to Thankfulness. The nature of true Christian...