Servants of Grace Theology Segment

The Significance of Jesus as God Incarnate

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “How as Jesus God Incarnate?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Reason for the Incarnation. The Reason God Put on Flesh. The Centrality of the Cross. The doctrine of the Incarnation demonstrates that God...

En Route to Rome

Romans 15:22-24, “This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you. 23 But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and since I have longed for many years to come to you, 24 I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain,...

What it Means to Blasphemy the Holy Spirit

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Is the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?” What you’ll hear in this episode A Time of Grace and a Time of Decision. Confessing Christ. The Help of The Spirit. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can...
What it Means That The Word of God is Alive

What it Means That The Word of God is Alive

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Does it Mean That the Word of God Is Alive?” What you’ll hear in this episode God’s Living Word. God’s Penetrating Word. God’s All-Sufficient Word. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe...

The Meaning and Purpose of Reverence for God

The Meaning and Purpose of Reverence for God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What does it mean to have reverence for God?” What you’ll hear in this episode The unchanging nature of God. Redemptive history. Why reverence and awe are vital to the Christian. Subscribing, sharing, and your...

Why Christians Sing Praise and Worship Songs

Why Christians Sing Praise and Worship Songs

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Why do Christians sing praise and worship songs?” What you’ll hear in this episode When You Sing, You Obey. When You Sing, You Dig Deep Roots in the Word. When You Sing, You Build up Others. When You Sing, You...

The Matter of Whether All Desire is Inherently Evil Or Not

The Matter of Whether All Desire is Inherently Evil Or Not

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Are Desires inherently evil?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Purpose of Test and Trials. The Purpose of Desire. Desire in Jesus’ Ministry. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to the...

The Matter of Whether Necessary Evil Is Biblical or Not

The Matter of Whether Necessary Evil Is Biblical or Not

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Is a Necessary Evil Biblical?” What you’ll hear in this episode How Scripture Speaks of Evil. Three Helps for Facing Evil and Suffering. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to the Servants...

Why God Forgets Our Sins

Why God Forgets Our Sins

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Does God forget our sins?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Lord Forgives and Forgets Our Sin. The Christian and Assurance. Forgiveness and Assurance. The Apostles Creed and Forgiveness. Micah and...

Reading and Interpreting Revelation Correctly

Reading and Interpreting Revelation Correctly

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “How should we read Revelation?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Content of Revelation. Some Keys to Reading Revelation Rightly. Interpretation Revelation Rightly. Revelation and the End of All History....

The Meaning and Purpose of Principalities and Powers in Scripture

The Meaning and Purpose of Principalities and Powers in Scripture

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Are Principalities and Powers in the Bible?” What you’ll hear in this episode Principalities and Powers in Scripture. What We Can Learn from Matthew 4:1-11. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can...

The Meaning and Purpose of the War in Heaven in Revelation

The Meaning and Purpose of the War in Heaven in Revelation

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Is the War in Heaven in Rev. 12?” What you’ll hear in this episode Overview of Revelation 12 and Who the Characters Are. The Dragon and his identity. Describing the War in Heaven. Subscribing, sharing, and...

Watching and Waiting for the Return of Jesus

Watching and Waiting for the Return of Jesus

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Should We Always Be Watchful for Jesus’ Return?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Return of Jesus a Great Motivation for God’s People. The Importance of the Imminent Return of the Lord Jesus. True Assurance...

Sin and Growing in God’s Grace

Sin and Growing in God’s Grace

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Does God hate me when I sin?” What you’ll hear in this episode The nature of sin. The righteousness of Christ. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to the Servants of Grace Podcast via...

The Beauty of Humility Found in Isaiah 55:8

The Beauty of Humility Found in Isaiah 55:8

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What does it mean that "my thoughts are not your thoughts" (Isaiah 55:8)?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Context of Isaiah 55:8 The Meaning of Isaiah 55:8 How are God's thoughts and ways different. What...

Who the Philistines Were and Why It Matters

Who the Philistines Were and Why It Matters

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Who were the Philistines?” What you’ll hear in this episode The History and Origins of the Philistines. The Philistines in the Bible. Whether the Philistines were Evil or not. The Worship of the Philistines. How...

Why the Gate of Salvation is Narrow

Why the Gate of Salvation is Narrow

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Why Is the Gate of Salvation Narrow?” What you’ll hear in this episode • Choice in Biblical Thought. • The Narrow Gate, the Hard Road. • Several reasons to take the narrow road. Subscribing, sharing, and your...

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 literacy....

Why It Can Be Hard to Understand Scripture

Why It Can Be Hard to Understand Scripture

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Why can it be hard to understand Scripture?” What you’ll hear in this episode Why the Bible is Hard to Understand. The Need for Biblical Hermeneutics. The Hard Teaching of Scripture and Biblical Interpretation....

What It Means That God is Not Mocked

What It Means That God is Not Mocked

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Does it Mean That God Is Not Mocked?” What you’ll hear in this episode God Cannot Be Mocked. Sowing to the Spirit. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to the Servants of Grace Podcast...

What It Means to Be a God-Fearing Christian

What It Means to Be a God-Fearing Christian

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What Does it Mean to Be a God-Fearing Christian?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Importance of a Right Understanding of God. The Purpose of the Fear of God. Two Types of Biblical Fear. Fearing the Lord and...

The Meaning and Purpose of Sovereign Grace

The Meaning and Purpose of Sovereign Grace

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What is sovereign grace?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of Sovereign Grace. The Grace of God and Humanity. An Example of the Grace of God. The Sovereign Grace of God in the Life of the People of...

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 it...

What It Means that Jesus Took Our Place

What It Means that Jesus Took Our Place

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What does it mean that Jesus took our place?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Sins of the World Were Placed on Jesus. The Death of Jesus Was Judicial. The Death of Jesus and Spiritual Separation from God. The...

How Jesus Viewed Wealth and Poverty

How Jesus Viewed Wealth and Poverty

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “How Did Jesus View Wealth and Poverty?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Way Jesus Viewed Poverty The Way Jesus Viewed Power and Wealth Caring for the Poor in Jesus’ Ministry How Money Can Be a Stumbling Block...

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 the...

Why It Is True Every Perfect Gift Is From God

Why It Is True Every Perfect Gift Is From God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Is It True 'Every Perfect Gift Is from Above?" What you’ll hear in this episode True Faith in Christ and the Purpose of Trials. The Goodness of God and the Gifts of God. The Remedy for Tests. The Means from God....

The Meaning of God As a Consuming Fire

The Meaning of God As a Consuming Fire

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What does it mean that God is a consuming fire?” What you’ll hear in this episode Biblical Examples of the Consuming Fire of the Lord. The Holiness of God and Jesus. Moses and the Glory of God. Why the Consuming...

The Meaning and Purpose of the Day of the Lord

The Meaning and Purpose of the Day of the Lord

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What is the Day of the Lord?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Day of the Lord in Scripture. The Ministry of Malachi and Trusting the Lord. The Prophets, the Day of Visitation, and Jesus. Subscribing, sharing,...

Why It Matters that Jesus is Coming Back

Why It Matters that Jesus is Coming Back

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Is Jesus coming back soon?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of Soon and the Return of Christ. The Return of the Lord Jesus is Imminent. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus. Why the Second Coming means...

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 Spirit...

The Meaning And Purpose Of Divine Justice

The Meaning And Purpose Of Divine Justice

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Do we strive for God's justice or our own?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Doctrine of Sin and the Justice of God. The Image of God and Justice. The Justice of God in Revelation. Partiality and the Justice...

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 and...

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 Inward...

The Inerrancy Of Scripture And Salvation

The Inerrancy Of Scripture And Salvation

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Do I have to believe the Bible is inerrant to be saved?” What you’ll hear in this episode Inerrancy Is a Test for Orthodoxy but Not for Salvation. The Bible’s Teaching about Inerrancy. Everything in Scripture Has...

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 of...

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...

The Meaning And Purpose Of Dunamis In Scripture

The Meaning And Purpose Of Dunamis In Scripture

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What is the meaning of Dunamis in the Bible?" What you’ll hear in this episode Dunamis in Scripture. Acts 1:8 and Dunamis. The Holy Spirit and growing in grace. Every Christian is to serve the Lord. Subscribing,...

Why The Bible Is Called The Holy Bible

Why The Bible Is Called The Holy Bible

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “Why is the Bible called the Holy Bible? What you’ll hear in this episode Holiness and the Word of God. The Nature of Scripture. When Scripture Speaks God Speaks. Scripture Testifies Christ. Subscribing, sharing,...

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...

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....

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 of...

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...

The Meaning And Purpose Of Job

The Meaning And Purpose Of Job

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What is the story of Job?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Real Purpose of Job. Job: A Commentary on Human Suffering. Job Serves as a Critique of the Problem of Evil. Suffering Get People’s Attention....

The Meaning And Purpose Of Theology

The Meaning And Purpose Of Theology

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What is theology?” What you’ll hear in this episode God Has Revealed Himself, So People Will Know Him. Theology Helps Christians Mature in Christ. Theological Maturity and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus....

Some Signs Of Genuine Saving Faith

Some Signs Of Genuine Saving Faith

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What are some of the signs of genuine saving faith?” What you’ll hear in this episode Saving Faith and the Apostle John. Tests of Genuine Saving Faith in Jesus. Genuine Saving Faith and the Christian. The...

Grace, Prayer, And Perseverance In The Christian Life

Grace, Prayer, And Perseverance In The Christian Life

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Does it Mean That Jesus Learned Obedience by the Things He Suffered (Hebrews 5:8)?” What you’ll hear in this episode Hebrews 5:8 is a Vivid Picture of the Life of Jesus. Jesus Learned from His Suffering....

In Christ Alone There Is Hope For The Discouraged

In Christ Alone There Is Hope For The Discouraged

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “How do I find hope in Christ alone when I’m so discouraged?” What you’ll hear in this episode How to handle difficult times in our lives with the help of God’s grace. The importance of preaching the gospel to...

Why God Doesn’t Help Those Who Help Themselves

Why God Doesn’t Help Those Who Help Themselves

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Does God help those who help themselves?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Origin and History of the Term God helps those who help themselves. Why God Helps the Helpless. The Problem with God Helps Those Who...

Foreknowledge, Foreordination, And The Freedom Of Man

Foreknowledge, Foreordination, And The Freedom Of Man

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “If God knew that Adam and Eve would sin, then why did He create them?” What you’ll hear in this episode How Biblical History Can be Divided. Why The Lord Was Not Surprised by the Fall. The Wrath and Mercy of God...

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Pastoral Epistles

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Pastoral Epistles

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What are the pastoral epistles?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Purpose of the Pastoral Epistles. Issues Raised in Each Pastoral Epistle. Why We Need the Pastoral Epistles Today. The Pastoral Epistles and...

Testing The Spirits With The Word Of God

Testing The Spirits With The Word Of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Are unclean spirits demons?” What you’ll hear in this episode Evil Spirits in the Bible. The Lord Jesus and Evil Spirits. Why Evil Spirits at not neutral. Why Christians should Test the Spirits with the Word of...

Joy And Help For The Anxious In Christ Alone

Joy And Help For The Anxious In Christ Alone

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “How can those who struggle with anxiety find joy in the Lord?” What you’ll hear in this episode Philippians 4, anxiety, contentment, and sufficiency in Christ. The ministry of the Holy Spirit towards the...

How To Know If You Are Among The Elect Of God

How To Know If You Are Among The Elect Of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “How can I know if I am one of the elect?” What you’ll hear in this episode Our standing in relationship to God. The nature of true perseverance in the Christian Life. Christians are wedded to Christ....

Satan, Our Thoughts, And The Omniscience Of God

Satan, Our Thoughts, And The Omniscience Of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Can Satan Be Everywhere at One Time?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Lord knows what we will say before we say it, even while the thought is formulating in our brains. Jesus, God-Incarnate, exhibited the...

Why Jesus’ Desire To Give God The Cup Did Not Diminish His Love

Why Jesus’ Desire To Give God The Cup Did Not Diminish His Love

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Did Jesus' Desire to Give God the Cup Diminish His Love on the Cross?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of the Cup of Suffering. Why Jesus’ prayer to “remove this cup from me” (Luke 22:42) contains...

The Meaning And Purpose Of Christian Interpretation

The Meaning And Purpose Of Christian Interpretation

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Why Are There So Many Christian Interpretations?” What you’ll hear in this episode The purpose of the illumination of the Holy Spirit in interpreting Scripture rightly. 2 Timothy 2:15 and proper biblical...

What It Means To Pursue The Will Of God As A Student

What It Means To Pursue The Will Of God As A Student

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What does it mean to pursue the will of God as a student?" What you’ll hear in this episode Decision making for the Christian is to be done through a biblical worldview and for the glory of God. The difference...

What Idolatry Is And Why It Matters

What Idolatry Is And Why It Matters

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Idolatry Is And Why It Matters?” What you’ll hear in this episode Why idolatry is serious business in the eyes of the Lord. Why the Lord demands our allegiance but expects His people to keep themselves from...

What It Means That God Is The King Of Glory

What It Means That God Is The King Of Glory

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Does it Mean That God Is the King of Glory?” What you’ll hear in this episode The King of Glory and the Shekinah Glory. Psalm 24 and the Ark of the Covenant. Jesus the King of Glory. James and the Glory of...

Free Will And The Sovereignty Of God In The Life Of Judas

Free Will And The Sovereignty Of God In The Life Of Judas

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Did Judas Have Free Will?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Wicked Betrayal of Judas and the devotion of Mary. The Repentance of Peter and Judas’ Betrayal. The Jewish Leaders and Jesus’ Death. Judas and the...

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Altar In Christianity

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Altar In Christianity

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Is the Altar in Christianity Meaning and History? What you’ll hear in this episode Examples of Altar in the Scriptures. The Day of Atonement and the Altar. The Function of Altars in the Bible. Incense and...

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Signs Of The Times

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Signs Of The Times

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Are the Sign of the Times?” What you’ll hear in this episode Why seeking signs for sign’s sake is wrong. Jesus and Jonah. The desire for signs, then and now. Signs, salvation, and Jesus. Subscribing,...

What Transgression Means And How To Avoid It

What Transgression Means And How To Avoid It

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What does transgression mean in the Bible?” What you’ll hear in this episode The meaning of sin and trespass. The meaning of sin and transgression. The meaning of sin and iniquity. Examples of Transgression from...

The Meaning And Purpose Of Revelation

The Meaning And Purpose Of Revelation

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What is Revelation all about? What you’ll hear in this episode The Content of Revelation. Some Keys to Reading Revelation Rightly. Revelation and the End of All History. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback...

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Righteousness Of God

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Righteousness Of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What is the righteousness of God? What you’ll hear in this episode Why the righteousness of God means that He always acts in accordance with what is right because He is the final standard of what is right. Why...

The Meaning Of The Grace, Mercy, And Patience Of God

The Meaning Of The Grace, Mercy, And Patience Of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What are the grace, mercy, and patience of God?" What you’ll hear in this episode The meaning and purpose of the grace of God. The meaning and purpose of the mercy of God. The meaning and purpose of the patience...

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Communicable Attributes Of God

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Communicable Attributes Of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What are the communicable attributes of God? What you’ll hear in this episode What the communicable attributes of God are and why they are important. The holiness of God. The love of God. The goodness of God....

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Incommunicable Attributes Of God

The Meaning And Purpose Of The Incommunicable Attributes Of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What are the incommunicable attributes of God? What you’ll hear in this episode What the communicable and incommunicable attributes of God are and the difference between the two. The simplicity of God. The...

What The Book Of Enoch Is And Should It Be In The Bible

What The Book Of Enoch Is And Should It Be In The Bible

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Is the Book of Enoch and Should it Be in the Bible?” What you’ll hear in this episode Overview of the Book of Enoch. The Question of Jude 14 and Titus 1:12. The Early Church and the Bible. Athanasius and...

The Meaning And Purpose Of Money In The Christian Life

The Meaning And Purpose Of Money In The Christian Life

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Does the Bible Say About Money?" What you’ll hear in this episode Christians Will Be Accountable for How They Use Money. Understanding Wrong Motives About Money. Money Cannot Ultimately Satisfy. Wise...

How Frequently Should The Lord’s Supper Be Observed

How Frequently Should The Lord’s Supper Be Observed

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “How Often Should the Lord's Supper/Communion Be Observed?” What you’ll hear in this episode Background of the Passover Feast. The Purpose of the Lord’s Supper. Jesus Gives Himself to His People in the Lord’s...

What The Apocryphal Books Are And Do They Belong In The Bible

What The Apocryphal Books Are And Do They Belong In The Bible

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Are the Apocryphal Books and do they belong in the Bible?” What you’ll hear in this episode Athanasius and the canon of Scripture. The meaning of the word Canon. Why the Apocrypha was rejected by Jesus and...

What Prayer Is And Why We Pray

What Prayer Is And Why We Pray

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What is Prayer? Why Do We Pray?” What you’ll hear in this episode Why every Christian should have consistent times of prayer. Why every Christian should focus on quality over quantity in their prayer lives. The...

Why God Refers To Himself As the God of Abraham, Isaac, And Jacob

Why God Refers To Himself As the God of Abraham, Isaac, And Jacob

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Why does God refer to Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Purpose of the Abrahamic Covenant and Its Fulfillment. The Calling and Ministry of Moses. The...

The Meaning and Purpose of Biblical Inerrancy and Infallibility

The Meaning and Purpose of Biblical Inerrancy and Infallibility

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What Does it Mean that the Bible Is Infallible? What Is Biblical Infallibility?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of Inerrancy and Infallibility. History and Origin of Infallibility. Infallibility...

The Meaning and Purpose of Verbal Plenary Inspiration

The Meaning and Purpose of Verbal Plenary Inspiration

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What is Verbal Plenary Inspiration?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of Theopneustos and Verbal Plenary Inspiration. The Old Testament and the Inspiration of Scripture. The New Testament and...

Why God Speaks Through His Word

Why God Speaks Through His Word

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Does God Still Speak to Us Today?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Word of God, Conviction, and Humility. The Word of God and the Reception of the Lord. The Word of God and Growing in the Grace of God. The...

The Meaning and Significance of Walls in New Jerusalem

The Meaning and Significance of Walls in New Jerusalem

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What Is the Purpose of the Walls of New Jerusalem in Revelation?" What you’ll hear in this episode A Magnificent Picture of New Jerusalem for Finite Minds. The New Jerusalem and the Blood of Jesus. The Unsaved...

The Meaning And Purpose Of Eschatology

The Meaning And Purpose Of Eschatology

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is Eschatology?" What you’ll hear in this episode Eschatology is the study of what Scripture teaches about the end times. What the already/not yet of the Kingdom of God is and why it matters. Six Ways...

The Meaning And Purpose Of Archangels

The Meaning And Purpose Of Archangels

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What Are Archangels?" What you’ll hear in this episode Archangels in the Scripture. The Significance of Archangels in Scripture. Understanding the Use of Imagery in Revelation. Why all the resources of the Lord...

What The Bible Teaches About The Antichrist and Why It Matters

What The Bible Teaches About The Antichrist and Why It Matters

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "Who Is the Antichrist and What Does the Bible Say about Him?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Difference Between the Antichrist and Antichrists. Why the Antichrist is a Christological Rebel. Standing Fast...

The Purpose of Peter’s Denial and Restoration

The Purpose of Peter’s Denial and Restoration

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "Why Did Peter Deny Jesus after Everything?" What you’ll hear in this episode Why Weakness and Fear Led Peter to Deny Jesus. The Story Behind Peter’s Denials. Peter’s Denials and Christ’s Testimony. Peter’s...

The Meaning and Significance of John 19:30

The Meaning and Significance of John 19:30

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is the Meaning and Significance of John 19:30 - It Is Finished?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of “It Is Finished.” The Crucifixion of Jesus - His Last Words on the Cross. The Seven Last...

The Meaning and Purpose of the Love of God

The Meaning and Purpose of the Love of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is God’s love?” What you’ll hear in this episode God's Love and the Christian’s Faith. God's Love: His Discipline. God's Love: Jealousy. The Love of God and the Christian’s Security. Subscribing, sharing,...

The Meaning and Purpose of the Blessing of God

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

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

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...

Fighting Doubt as Virtue with Scripture

Fighting Doubt as Virtue with Scripture

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "How do I fight doubt as virtue with the word of God? What you’ll hear in this episode Why Unbelief feeds the anti-intellectual movement, Why asking good questions of the biblical text is a matter of loving God....

Election, Reprobation, and the Christian

Election, Reprobation, and the Christian

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What exactly is a reprobate mind?" What you’ll hear in this episode Bible Verses with "Reprobate." Three Important Points about Election and Reprobation. Romans 1:28 and the Reprobate Mind. Christians and the...

Biblical History, Creation, and The Existence of God

Biblical History, Creation, and The Existence of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "Does God exist?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Bible’s teaching about the character of God. Miracles Are Not Always Reliable for Producing Faith. Miracles Are Not a Cure for Unbelief. God has revealed...

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...

The Meaning and Importance of the Omnipotence of God

The Meaning and Importance of the Omnipotence of God

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “What does it mean that God is omnipotent?" What you’ll hear in this episode How the Bible Speaks About Omnipotence Omnipotence and Creation Omnipotence, Government, and Leadership Omnipotence and the Character...

The Importance of Encouragement in the Christian Life

The Importance of Encouragement in the Christian Life

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “Can you please help me to learn about the importance of encouragement and confronting Satan's lies in my Christian life?" What you’ll hear in this episode The importance of praying and encouraging one another...

Gospel Hope for Those with an Absentee Father

Gospel Hope for Those with an Absentee Father

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “How can I understand the idea of God the Father?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Fatherhood of God in Scripture. Personal Story of Forgiveness and Healing. Gospel Hope for Those with an Absentee Father....

Cultivating Godly Character While Waiting on the Lord

Cultivating Godly Character While Waiting on the Lord

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “How can I cultivate godly character while waiting on the Lord?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Bible’s teaching on waiting on God. Focusing on the Lord in all of life. Challenges are opportunities to grow...

The Power of the Holy Spirit

The Power of the Holy Spirit

On today's episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “Who Is the Holy Spirit? What is the Holy Spirit's Power?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Holy Spirit is a divine Person. The Holy Spirit and the Trinity. The work of the Holy Spirit. The Power of the Holy...

The Meaning of Romans 8:28 and It’s Impact on the Christian Life

The Meaning of Romans 8:28 and It’s Impact on the Christian Life

On today's episode, Sam writes in today and asks, “What Is the Meaning of Romans 8:28? Does God Really Work All Things for Good?” What you’ll hear in this episode Context around Romans 8:28. What the prescriptive and descriptive will of God. Why History Belongs to God...

The Difference Between God’s Manifest Presence and His Omnipresence

The Difference Between God’s Manifest Presence and His Omnipresence

On today's episode, Patrick writes in today and asks, “Can you please explain what the difference between God’s manifest presence and omnipresence is?” What you’ll hear in this episode Why the God of the Bible cannot be contained by space. The Creator’s everywhere...

Anxiety, Encouragement, and the Local Church

Anxiety, Encouragement, and the Local Church

On today's episode, Gary writes in today and asks, "Dave, I struggle with anxiety. Can you please help me understand why I should reach out and share with others in my local church about my anxiety?" What you’ll hear in this episode Proverbs 12:25 and Hebrews 3:13 and...

Being a Christian To Those Facing Grief and Loneliness

Being a Christian To Those Facing Grief and Loneliness

On today's episode, Steven writes in today and asks, "Dave I have several friends who are struggling with loneliness and grieving over the loss of family members. Can you please help me to learn to walk with these friends? What you’ll hear in this episode Being a...

The Importance of Biblical Interpretation in the Christian Life

The Importance of Biblical Interpretation in the Christian Life

On today's episode, Sam writes in and wants to know, "Dave can you please help me understand the basics of biblical interpretation?" What you’ll hear in this episode What the Gospel of Luke teaches about the person and work of the Lord Jesus. Luke 24 and redemptive...

The Grace of God and Prayer

The Grace of God and Prayer

On today's episode, James writes in and asks, "Dave, I've been struggling in my prayer life. Can you please help me understand the relationship between the grace of God and prayer? What you’ll hear in this episode Charles Spurgeon on the implications on how Christians...

Some Keys to Sermon Listening and Note-Taking During Sermons

Some Keys to Sermon Listening and Note-Taking During Sermons

On today's episode, Sean writes in and asks, "Dave can you please help me learn some keys to sermon listening and note-taking during the sermon? What you’ll hear in this episode Why you should open your Bible and keep it open as your pastor preaches. How to learn to...

The Importance of Bible Reading in the Christian Life

The Importance of Bible Reading in the Christian Life

On today’s episode Fred writes in and asks, “Dave I want to get off to a good start in the New Year on my Bible reading can you please help me understand the importance of the Bible reading for the Christian life? What you’ll hear in this episode The Bible is the...

Encouraging a Depressed and Discouraged Friend

Encouraging a Depressed and Discouraged Friend

On today’s episode, Alex writes in and asks, “I have a friend who is really struggling with depression and discouragement. Can you please help me to encourage him and even myself when I get discouraged and depressed?” What you’ll hear in this episode Facing...

Real Help and Hope for Porn Strugglers

Real Help and Hope for Porn Strugglers

On today’s episode, Tyler asks, "I have a friend who is really struggling with an addiction to pornography. Can you please help me to help him and others who need real help and hope from pornography with the gospel?" What you’ll hear in this episode Bible prayer Local...

The Importance of a Biblical Sexual Ethic to a Christian Worldview

The Importance of a Biblical Sexual Ethic to a Christian Worldview

On today’s episode, Sam asks us, "What is a ‘biblical sexual ethic?” What you’ll hear in this episode Creator-creature distinction. Providing the right diagnosis and the right remedy in the gospel. Sound doctrine and biblical ethics. 1 Timothy 1:8-11 and a biblical...

The Dangers of Gossip and the Hope of the Gospel

The Dangers of Gossip and the Hope of the Gospel

On today’s episode, Cindy asks us, "Can you please help us understand the dangers of gossip please? What you’ll hear in this episode True religion and the tongue. The inconsistency of the tongue and the consistency of God. The gospel and the transformation of the...

Advice to a Struggling Christian on Assurance

Advice to a Struggling Christian on Assurance

On today’s episode, Evan asks us, "What are a few things that you would say to someone who struggles with assurance?” What you’ll hear in this episode 1 John and the evidence of salvation. Hebrews, the sufficiency of Christ, and assurance. The nature of assurance and...

The Place of Discernment and Sound Doctrine in the Christian Life

The Place of Discernment and Sound Doctrine in the Christian Life

On the eleventh episode of the Ask us Anything Podcast, Joey asks, “What is the place of discernment and sound doctrine in the Christian Life?” What you’ll hear in this episode The importance of biblical discernment for the Christian life. The Christian’s attitude in...

The Importance of the Old Testament to the Christian Life

The Importance of the Old Testament to the Christian Life

On the tenth episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Matt's question, "Why does reading the Old Testament matter to the Christian? What you’ll hear in this episode Learning to read the Old Testament. The promises of God and the Old Testament. The...

Precision and Theological Language

Precision and Theological Language

On the ninth episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Andy's question, “Does it matter that we use precise language when explaining theology?” What you’ll hear in this episode: Theological precision matters because people matter. Theological...

Episode 8- The Importance of Sound Doctrine to the Christian Life

Episode 8- The Importance of Sound Doctrine to the Christian Life

On the eighth episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Joanne two questions,“Why does sound doctrine matter? What does sound doctrine entail?” What you’ll hear in this episode: The meaning of doctrine. The importance of doctrine. Doctrine the fuel...

Episode 6- Loving God and Asking Good Questions

Episode 6- Loving God and Asking Good Questions

On the sixth episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Sam's question, "Dave, I'm seeking to grow in my knowledge and understanding of the gospel each day. I'm wondering though if you can help me with this question, I know I am to love the Lord with...

Episode 5- The Why and How of Daily Bible Reading

Episode 5- The Why and How of Daily Bible Reading

On the fifth episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Joe's question, "I'm struggling with reading my Bible daily. Why should I read it daily it seems like such a chore. Can you help me to know how to begin a daily habit of reading Scripture? I...

Episode 1- How Do I Minister to Hurting People?

Episode 1- How Do I Minister to Hurting People?

On the first episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers the question, "How Do I Minister To Hurting People? What you’ll hear in this episode: Asking good questions of those who are hurting. Learn good listening skills. How to ask clarifying...