Andreas Kostenberger- The Jesus of the Gospels: An Introduction

On today’s Equipping You in Grace, Dave and Dr. Andreas Kostenberger discuss strategies to read the Gospels, how the Gospels use the Old Testament and how this helps Christians read the Gospel rightly, along with advice for preaching and teaching the Gospels, along...

Suffering Well in Community

I am most definitely not a fisherman. I subscribe to the old saying, “There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.” So, maybe I am not the one to use a fishing illustration to begin. However, there is something that even I have picked...

Manual Transmission: the Importance of Having Multiple Gears of Motivation

Few things are more important for spiritual growth than motivation. Unfortunately, many Christians are idealists when it comes to spiritual drive. They think and act as if there is only one sanctioned motive for obedience. The underlying logic of their spirituality is...

The Love and Peace of Christ

Colossians 3:14-15, “14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” Continuing his discussion of what the new...

#9: Rekindling the First Love[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our Revelation series looking at Revelation 2:1–7.

Daily Bites Of God’s Word On The True Nature Of Dying To Self

On this new Daily Bites of God’s Word, Andy discusses the true nature of dying to self, and helps us understand what this means and it’s the importance to the Christian life.

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The Love and Peace of Christ

Colossians 3:14-15, “14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” Continuing his discussion of what the new...

#9: Rekindling the First Love[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our Revelation series looking at Revelation 2:1–7.

Daily Bites Of God’s Word On The True Nature Of Dying To Self

On this new Daily Bites of God’s Word, Andy discusses the true nature of dying to self, and helps us understand what this means and it’s the importance to the Christian life.
Sighs and Tears: Imitating the Emotional Life of Jesus

Sighs and Tears: Imitating the Emotional Life of Jesus

I came to Mark 7:12 in my Bible reading today. There we are told that when enemies of Jesus came to argue with him, “he sighed deeply in his spirit.” That is worth noting. Jesus sighed deeply in his spirit; the sigh of grief and weariness; the sigh of sadness and...

When Doctrine Divides the People of God by Rhyne Putman

When Doctrine Divides the People of God by Rhyne Putman

We live in a very divided age. Yet, this should not surprise us because, wherever there are human civilization and at least two differing opinions, there will inevitably be divisions. In any given society, there will be division politically, socially, economically,...

Putting Sin to Death

Putting Sin to Death

Colossians 3:5-6, “5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:[a] sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming.” Christian living is frustrating when we forget Scripture’s...

Our Hiddenness in God

Our Hiddenness in God

Colossians 3:3-4, “3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Anyone who reads Scripture carefully can discern a division of human history into two main epochs:...

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...

Where Is Your Mind?: Setting Your Mind on the Word

Where Is Your Mind?: Setting Your Mind on the Word

Colossians 3:2, “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” I crumble a piece of paper in my hand and throw it toward the trash can several feet away. I almost never name the shot on the first (or second or third) try. Usually, I’m too...

Theological Triage – 1st Order Issues Part 2

Theological Triage – 1st Order Issues Part 2

On this new By His Grace show, Andy and Dave consider how Christians should respond when first-order doctrines are denied and how important it is to study first-order doctrine. What You Will Hear on This Episode Dogma differentiates between those who believe and those...

The World Does Not Know You: Encouragement for Estrangement

The World Does Not Know You: Encouragement for Estrangement

Not Fitting In? John Piper once stated in a sermon that for years, Christians once had the “home field advantage” in America.  Meaning, that for a season to be a Christian in America was beneficial; it was a good thing in America.  It meant you were trustworthy, kind,...

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Colossians 2:23, “23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.” Despite the way certain circles misread Paul, the apostle is not...