God Is Light, Darkness Is Lies

Join Andy as he continues his series through 1 John looking at 1 John 1:5-6.

The Great Sustainer

Colossians 1:16-17, “16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold...

The Strength of Meekness

I came across a manual given to college students on how to assimilate into the North American culture in the United States. Among the suggestions were the following: Never ask an American a direct question about their religion, age, money, salary, weight, or dress...

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

The heart of God is at the center of the gospel message. His affections towards His people is not a great mystery that needs to be discovered but has been revealed in the person and work of Jesus. God’s heart towards His people is seen throughout Scripture. The Lord...

The Belt of Truth and the Breastplate of Righteousness

On today’s Warriors of Grace show continuing season two, Dave discusses the righteousness of God and the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth and the Word of God, and what union with Christ is and how it relates to spiritual warfare. What you’ll hear in...

Raised With Christ: Your Easter Story

Colossians 3:1-3, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with...

The Gospel and the Christian Life

The Great Sustainer

Colossians 1:16-17, “16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold...

The Strength of Meekness

I came across a manual given to college students on how to assimilate into the North American culture in the United States. Among the suggestions were the following: Never ask an American a direct question about their religion, age, money, salary, weight, or dress...

The Invisible Made Visible

Colossians 1:15, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” Claiming that the person and revelation of Jesus, by His Spirit, were insufficient for the knowledge of God that empowers Christian living, false teachers in first-century Colossae...

A Life of Gratitude

Colossians 1:11-12, "11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for...

Proper Christian Growth

Proper Christian Growth

Colossians 1:9-10, "9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him:...

The Preciousness of Time – Jonathan Edwards (1734)

The Preciousness of Time – Jonathan Edwards (1734)

Time is a precious commodity that must be treasured.  Such is the argument in Jonathan Edward’s piece entitled, The Preciousness of Time and the Importance of Redeeming It. The subject of time was no stranger to Edwards.  He thought about the “improvement” of time...

The Fruit of the Gospel

The Fruit of the Gospel

Colossians 1:5-8, “5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, 6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day...

The Most High A Prayer Hearing God – Jonathan Edwards (1735)

The Most High A Prayer Hearing God – Jonathan Edwards (1735)

Psalm 65:2 is Edwards text in the winter of 1735, January 8. O you who hears prayer, to you shall all flesh come. Doctrine – It is the character of the Highest, that he is a God who answers prayer. Four headings drive the sermon. The Most High is a God that Hears...

God the Best Portion of the Christian – Jonathan Edwards (1736)

God the Best Portion of the Christian – Jonathan Edwards (1736)

Two hundred years after Calvin published his first edition of The Institutes, Jonathan Edwards preached a sermon about being content in God. The title of the sermon was God the Best Portion of the Christian. Edwards’s text is Psalm 73:25, “Whom have I in heaven but...

The Grounding of Hope

The Grounding of Hope

Colossians 1:3-5, “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard...

To the Saints in Colossae

To the Saints in Colossae

Colossians 1:1-2, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.” Jesus is the center of Scripture, the one in...

Seeing God’s Gracious Hand in the Hurts Others Do to Us

Seeing God’s Gracious Hand in the Hurts Others Do to Us

Genesis 50:20, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.” Suffering at the hands of other people is extremely painful. However, even when this occurs, we can know that God’s sovereignty rules over all, and that he working out his will for our...

8 Bible Reading Habits to Establish as a Young Person

8 Bible Reading Habits to Establish as a Young Person

Start Now to Form Good Habits There were years when I didn’t read my Bible at all. Sometimes, I would do it on and off, a few days then stop, a few weeks then stop. Other times I would do it legalistically, thinking that I had to read a certain number of verses every...

Faithful Unto Death

Faithful Unto Death

The book of Revelation begins with letters to seven churches in Asia. In many of these letters, we see an encouragement from the Lord to continue to be faithful even through persecution. In fact, Jesus tells the church in Smyrna, “Do not fear what you are about to...

Practice Hospitality, Especially during COVID-19

Practice Hospitality, Especially during COVID-19

Important Truths to Remember Recently, after COVID-19 was declared a rapidly spreading pandemic ravaging every nation on earth, the President declared the US in a state of emergency, public schools shut down interminably, colleges abruptly released their students for...

World War II, C.S. Lewis, and the Coronavirus

World War II, C.S. Lewis, and the Coronavirus

This week we have seen the growth of the Covid-19 virus in the EU and elsewhere. It seems like universities in the US are canceling classes for the remainder of the spring and are having students finish classes on-line. Italy’s government closed universities last...