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.

Quotes

Spurgeon: “Hide not the offense of the cross”

“But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man” —Galatians 1:11 A gospel which is after men will be welcomed by men; but it needs a divine operation upon the heart and mind to make a man willing to receive into his inmost soul...

In All Your Work Tell The Truth

The following passage from J.C. Ryle's Holiness is sweetly refreshing: If we desire to do good, let us never be ashamed of walking in the steps of our Lord Jesus Christ. Work hard if you will, and have the opportunity, for the souls of others. Press them to consider...

Spurgeon: It is God Who Justifies

The following is taken from Spurgeon’s classic book All of Grace—an earnest word for those seeking salvation and God Romans 8:33, "Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies." You cannot justify yourself A wonderful thing it is, this being...

Christian Contentment

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be...

O Thou Who Hast Our Sorrows Borne a hymn by John Wesley

O Thou who hast our sorrows borne, Help us to look on Thee and mourn, On Thee whom we have slain, Have pierced a thousand thousand times, And by reiterated crimes Renewed Thy mortal pain. Vouchsafe us eyes of faith to see The Man transfixed on Calvary, To know Thee,...

Live a Resurrection-Life

Horatius Bonar: “It was henceforth with a risen Master that the disciples had to do. It was a risen Christ who was their companion on the way to Emmaus; it was a risen Christ who entered the upper chamber with ‘Peace be to you’ on His lips; it was a risen Christ who...

Preach to Yourself

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12 KJV) “Have you...

Eternal Fountain of all that rich grace

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”...

Once a Man has the Love of Christ in His Heart

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from Unsearchable Riches of Christ: An Exposition of Ephesians 3 (page 253): The secret of the early Christians, the early Protestants, Puritans and Methodists was that they were taught about the love of Christ, and they became filled with a...

Profession without Prayer

J.C. Ryle, from A Call to Prayer: I do not deny that a person may pray without heart and without sincerity. I do not for a moment pretend to say that the mere fact of a people praying, proves everything about their soul. As in every other part of religion, so also in...

Manifest Thy Healing Power!

Charles Spurgeon, from The Pastor in Prayer: Heal us, Emanuel! Here we are, needing that healing. Good Physician, here is scope for Thee; come and manifest Thy healing power! There are many of us who have looked unto Jesus and are lightened, but we do confess that our...

Lord, Glorify Thyself in Us!

Charles Spurgeon, from The Pastor in Prayer: Lord, convert our friends that still remain unsaved. Oh, mighty power of God, let none come into this house, even accidentally and casually, without receiving some devout impression. May the Spirit of God work mightily by...

The Way of Attaining to Godliness

Walter Marshall, from The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification: The way of attaining to godliness is so far from being known without learning out of the Holy Scriptures that, when it is here plainly revealed, we cannot learn it so easily as the duties of the law, which...

Our Great Duty

Walter Marshall, from The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification: The nature of the duties of the law is such as requires an apprehension of our reconciliation with God, and His hearty love and favor towards us for the doing of them. The great duty is love to God with our...

Lift Up Your Head and Sing For Joy

Charles Spurgeon: Your cleanness is not a thing of degrees, it is not a variable or vanishing quantity, it is present, abiding, perfect, you are clean through the Word, through the application of the blood of sprinkling to the conscience, and through the imputation of...

The Twofold Demand of the Law

John Murray from Redemption Accomplished and Applied (as quoted in Jesus + Nothing = Everything): The real use and purpose of the formula (active and passive obedience) is to emphasize the two distinct aspects of our Lord’s vicarious obedience. The truth expressed...