The Greatest Example of Irony in the Bible

The Greatest Example of Irony in the Bible from Crossway on Vimeo. When Weakness Is Strength Retributive and restorative irony ultimately finds its zenith of expression at the cross. So for example, the devil is doing all he can to destroy Jesus and he thinks finally...

Boasting in the Cross

Galatians 6:13-14, “13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has...

Christopher Ash– Remaking a Broken World The Heart of the Bible Story

On today’s Equipping you in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Christopher Ash talk about the theme of scattering and gathering in the Bible, and the importance of biblical theology to the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Remaking a Broken World The Heart...

Paul’s ALL CAPS Declaration

Galatians 6:11-12, “See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.” The...

5 Myths about Hospitality

Myth #1: Only people with the “gift” of hospitality are expected to practice it. Hospitality is not a gift unto itself, but a means through which other spiritual gifts are displayed: mercy, serving, giving and evangelizing. The dynamic teaching on hospitality found in...

How the Spirit and the Word Prepare You for the Lord’s Supper

“Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of...

Leadership

Spiritual Warfare in the Life of a Man

Do you really believe in the spiritual realm? Do you believe there is a battle raging for the souls of men? It is hard to imagine that this is true if we are living in relative comfort and ease. But no matter our earthly situation, we need to think and live like...

Seven Ways to Care for Your Wife

In that extremely complex and, at times, hard to understand a section of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, we come across the comparison between the married and the unmarried (1 Cor. 7). In short, the Apostle insists that marriage is good (and the norm)...

A Charge to be Missional Men

Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us a charge to make disciples of all nations and to teach them to observe the whole counsel of God (Matthew 28:18-20). This charge, better known as the Great Commission has become nothing short of the Great Omission in the lives of many men...
Loving Our Wives in Word and Deed

Loving Our Wives in Word and Deed

Early in my marriage to Sarah my wife now of nine years, I didn’t always use my words to her in a godly way. Looking back at the first years of marriage, I can now see clearly that it was all of God’s grace that we stayed together. God was at work in my life, I had a...

Using Our Words to Build up One Another to the Glory of God

Using Our Words to Build up One Another to the Glory of God

All of our lives are lived before the face of our all-knowing and all-seeing God. One day He will hold us accountable for every word that we’ve spoken, ever thought we’ve had, and every deed we’ve ever done. As men, we are called to love our wives. In the Great...

10 Principles for Christian Husbands & Fathers

10 Principles for Christian Husbands & Fathers

Most Christian men in theologically conservative circles embrace the biblical truth that they are to lead their families in Christ. Though most embrace this reality and are convinced of its necessity, it is equally true that most of us are not quite sure how to do...

Coming of Age: Embracing A Biblical Manhood

Coming of Age: Embracing A Biblical Manhood

Manhood is a growth stage every male faces when he is maturing from child-like behavior to manlike behavior. Throughout history, the manhood stage has meant different things for different cultures. The Jewish tradition holds a Bar Mitzvah when a Jewish boy turns...

The Importance of Praying With Your Spouse

The Importance of Praying With Your Spouse

This article is a part of the new 30:1 Marriage Devotional series. If there were one topic in all of this devotional series to write about, this one would perhaps be one of the top three. Hands down, as it’s enmeshed in all of the topics. There is no more of a time...

Older Men Speaking into Younger Men’s Lives

Older Men Speaking into Younger Men’s Lives

Young Christian men need older, seasoned, godly men in their lives. In the past year, I’ve been meeting regularly with an older, godly, seasoned man from my church. In addition to this, I’m in regular communication with one of the pastors because of my role in the...