#35: A Corner of the Robe[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 24:1-22.

How Theology Shapes the Prayers of Christians

Turning Meditation into Prayer How Our Theology Shapes Our Prayers from Crossway on Vimeo. How does our theological awareness show up in our prayers? That is a very good question. I think it shows itself in how we address God and it shows itself in what we pray about...

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...

How to Prioritize Reading

Set Reading Priorities Our reading may not be disciplined, efficient, or fruitful until we read with purpose. Before you begin reading a book, determine why you are reading it. We will often neglect what we don’t prioritize. And book reading is often neglected because...

Be Excellent as Christ Is Excellent

Be Grounded in God’s Own Glory and Excellence As Daniel Harrington and James Keenan contend, “From an ethical viewpoint, the end is the quintessential point of departure, since strong ethical systems always start with the end. The goal always defines the agenda being...

The Necessity of the Atonement

We’ve been looking at the atonement in our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. First, we looked at a few theories of the atonement that don’t do justice to the teaching of Scripture. Then, we looked at the biblical teaching of the...

Sexual Sin

Hope for the Sexually Broken Part Five

Over the last several weeks we have looked at how God through Christ sets men free from sexual sin. Sexual sin is a serious threat to the local church. Men are being consumed by this sin on a daily basis. Many of these men feel out of control and helpless. Pornography...

Hope for the Sexually Broken Part Four

We have been exploring how the gospel rescues the sexually broken and restores purity by imputing the purity of Christ Jesus. Last week we examined the difference between genuine repentance and counterfeit repentance. This week we are going to explore how we must...

Fighting Sexual Sin with Joy in the Lord

Joy may not be the first thought you think of when it comes to sexual sin. In my experience with working with those who are addicted to pornography they often experience a lot of guilt and shame, not joy and freedom. When I talk about joy I’m talking about joy in the...
Hide Or Seek: When Men Get Real with God About Sex

Hide Or Seek: When Men Get Real with God About Sex

When it comes to the topic of pornography and/or sexual sin, there are a growing number of helpful resources that address the issue from a variety of angles. What is needed, however, are more books—not less—that address this topic, for the simple fact that this is one...

Hope and Freedom for the Captives

Hope and Freedom for the Captives

Recently a new survey commissioned by a nonprofit organization called Proven Men Ministries and conducted by the Barna Group took a national representative sample of 388 self-identified Christian adult men. The statistics are alarming and paint a picture of the...

Forty powerful reasons to avoid pornography

Forty powerful reasons to avoid pornography

Editor’s Note: The purpose of this series is to help singles think through how to be single in the church, those who are married but don’t have kids to continue to pursue each other and those who are married to excel at parenting by the grace of God. Dr. Brian Cosby...

10 Myths About Lust

10 Myths About Lust

If you embrace these 10 myths about lust, you will find no remedy for your lust. Instead, you will dive into a “black hole” of sin. Embrace the truth; reject these 10 myths about lust: 1. “I lust because I’m human.” No, you lust because you’re a sinner. 2. “I lust...

Overcoming An Addiction To Pornography and Embracing Purity

Overcoming An Addiction To Pornography and Embracing Purity

My sophomore year in high school, I was approached by a number of people who told me that no matter what I wanted, whether it was drugs or pornography, I could have it whenever I wanted.  At this time, I was a youth leader not only at church but also at my high school...

Overcoming Sexual Sin Through the Gospel

Introduction Pornography is an insidious cancer that is spread quickly throughout the world devastating men, women, children and destroying marriages, cities, nations and civilization.  Pornography is a problem, I know all too well since I struggled with it throughout...

The Importance of Dealing With Sin and Growing in Grace

Over the past year or so I’ve written a lot on pornography. One of the reasons for this should be obvious as I believe the Bible teaches that God created sex to be within the confines of the marriage relationship. Whether it is pre-marital sex, homosexuality,...

Men, Integrity and Purity

In this video Dave examines Joseph's interaction with Potiphar's wife and how Christian men are to be men and integrity because of the Gospel.

The Problem of Sexual Sin

In this short video Dave discusses the problem of sexual sin and its effects on marriages and individuals. https://youtu.be/wVrzT4hX2hk