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...

How to Prioritize Reading

Set Reading Priorities Our reading may not be disciplined, efficient, or fruitful until we read with purpose. Before you begin reading a book, determine why you are reading it. We will often neglect what we don’t prioritize. And book reading is often neglected because...

Be Excellent as Christ Is Excellent

Be Grounded in God’s Own Glory and Excellence As Daniel Harrington and James Keenan contend, “From an ethical viewpoint, the end is the quintessential point of departure, since strong ethical systems always start with the end. The goal always defines the agenda being...

The Necessity of the Atonement

We’ve been looking at the atonement in our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. First, we looked at a few theories of the atonement that don’t do justice to the teaching of Scripture. Then, we looked at the biblical teaching of the...

Husband of One Wife and Fighting Sexual Sin

On today’s Warriors of Grace episode, Dave talks about what it means to be a husband of one wife, along with providing strategies to learn to fight sexual sin with Scripture, joy in the Lord, and other practical guidance. What you’ll hear in this episode What it means...

John Knox: The Founder of the Presbyterian Church

When we consider the Reformers, we may picture strong men and women with booming voices that echoed around the gathered crowd. We picture them as fearless, rebuking whoever contradicted the true teachings of Scripture, calling out heresy for what it was. But this...

2 Peter

God’s Timing is Better than Our Timing

2 Peter 3:8, “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Why does it seem that, from our human perspective, God is slow to work? God’s timing often does not sync with our timing. In...

God’s Powerful, Judging Word

2 Peter 3:7, “But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.” 2 Peter was written to stir up his beloved readers’ sincere mind by way of reminder (2 Pet. 3:1)....

The End is Near

If you want to mock Christians, just haul out the old stereotype: An eager evangelist wearing a sandwich board that says The End is Near. He or she feels compelled to warn passersby of their impending doom. The passersby, meanwhile, continue to pass by, a stream of...

His Coming

2 Peter 3:3-4, “3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with...

Remember the Word

2 Peter 3:1-2, “This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I...

Entangled Again

2 Peter 2:20-22, “20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the...