The Greatest Example of Irony in the Bible

The Greatest Example of Irony in the Bible from Crossway on Vimeo. When Weakness Is Strength Retributive and restorative irony ultimately finds its zenith of expression at the cross. So for example, the devil is doing all he can to destroy Jesus and he thinks finally...

Boasting in the Cross

Galatians 6:13-14, “13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has...

Christopher Ash– Remaking a Broken World The Heart of the Bible Story

On today’s Equipping you in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Christopher Ash talk about the theme of scattering and gathering in the Bible, and the importance of biblical theology to the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Remaking a Broken World The Heart...

Paul’s ALL CAPS Declaration

Galatians 6:11-12, “See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.” The...

5 Myths about Hospitality

Myth #1: Only people with the “gift” of hospitality are expected to practice it. Hospitality is not a gift unto itself, but a means through which other spiritual gifts are displayed: mercy, serving, giving and evangelizing. The dynamic teaching on hospitality found in...

How the Spirit and the Word Prepare You for the Lord’s Supper

“Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of...

1 Peter

By Silvanus

1 Peter 5:12-14, “ By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. 13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my...

Our Prowling Adversary

1 Peter 5:8-9, “8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the...

He Cares For You

1 Peter 5:6-7, “6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” Whenever Christians face discrimination or persecution, they experience pressure...
Entrust Your Soul

Entrust Your Soul

1 Peter 4:18-19, “And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a] 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.” Today, we come to the end of 1 Peter 4...

Judgment Begins at the House of the Lord

Judgment Begins at the House of the Lord

1 Peter 4:17, “17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?” It’s often thought that the primary attribute of God is the love of God. There is nothing...

Be Not Ashamed

Be Not Ashamed

1 Peter 4:16, “16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.” The Apostles soon found themselves as the gospel began to spread after Pentecost the same kind of persecution that the Lord Jesus faced. The Apostles...

Deserved Suffering

Deserved Suffering

1 Peter 4:15, “But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.” We continue today with our study of 1 Peter where we have seen the kind of suffering in which Peter calls readers to rejoice in is the undeserved suffering they...

The Spirit of Glory

The Spirit of Glory

1 Peter 4:14, “14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.” When we recite the Apostles’ Creed, we are confessing more than our conviction that the Holy Spirit, like the Father and the Son, are...

Suffering is Not Strange

Suffering is Not Strange

1 Peter 4:12-13, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is...