Tim Chester- Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and Communion Shape Our Lives

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Tim Chester talk about the purpose and nature of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, how Christian’s shared stories give them identity and shape the way they live, along with his new book, Truth We Can Touch: How Baptism and...

Monitor Your Motives

Philippians 1:15-18a, “Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict...

Pastor, Don’t Quit—Learn to Lament

When Ministry Wears You Out Years ago, I remember hearing a seasoned pastor say, “Ministry would be a cake-walk if it wasn’t for people.” His tongue-in-cheek statement revealed what people know: pastoral ministry is hard. It isn’t long until the passionate calling...

If Jesus Wept, We Can Too

Quickly after becoming a Christian, I developed my theology of suffering. I had all the answers to the hard questions of life (or so I thought) and thought surely those answers would be all I needed to face any kind of suffering headed my way. With Romans 8:28 written...

The Reason You Are Married

Marriage for God’s Glory The ultimate thing to see in the Bible about marriage is that it exists for God’s glory. Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. Most ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It is designed by God to display his glory in a way...

#34: Faithful In Friendship[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 23:15-29.

2 Peter

Full of Adultery

2 Peter 2:14, “14 They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!” In yesterday’s article, I ended by explaining that the false teachers described in Peter’s second epistle did not...

Blots and Blemishes

2 Peter 2:12-13, “12 But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, 13 suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing....

The Glorious Ones

2 Peter 2:9-11, “then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials,[a] and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who indulge[b] in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do...

Condemned to Extinction

If “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10), then we are wise to reflect...

When Angels Sinned

2 Peter 2:4, “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and...

In Their Greed

2 Peter 2:2–3, “2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will...