The Meaning and Purpose of Verbal Plenary Inspiration

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What is Verbal Plenary Inspiration?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of Theopneustos and Verbal Plenary Inspiration. The Old Testament and the Inspiration of Scripture. The New Testament and...

Theological Triage – 2nd Order Issues Part 2

On this new By His Grace show, Andy and Dave consider how to preach and teach second-order issues, respond when second-order issues are denied, and approach issues and people with love and humility. What You Will Hear on This Episode How to preach on second-order...

Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up by Betsy Childs Howard

Discipleship is one of the most important aspects of Christian parenting. The young hearts of children are very impressionable and need to be carefully guarded and led. It is for this reason why it is crucial to start discipleship early in a child’s life. Proverbs...

Husbands, Wives, and Children

Colossians 3:18-21, “18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they...

4 Ways Paul Encourages Us to Love the Church (Even When It’s Hard)

Beauty on the Inside Around the corner from where I live, a house is for sale. In bold green letters, the lawn sign reads: “I’m Gorgeous Inside!” The message is surprising. From the street, the house is thoroughly ordinary, even run-down. It’s a seventies-era raised...

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

The most important thing about us is what we think about God. What do you think of when you think about the Son of God? Some might first think about His miracles, the work of atonement, or His teaching. Others may think about His person. Christ is one person with two...

Prayer

Prayer: A Source of Living Water and Strength for Desert Wanderers

We know we need to pray. We also know the Scripture commands us to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17). After all, the forces of evil will do everything in their power to stop God’s people  from praying. Even though, we know all that (or should know that),  yet we...

The Importance of Prayer in Counseling

I couldn’t believe how long she talked and how long my mentor sat listening to her. He seemed to have a bottomless supply of patience. It was my first time in a real-life counseling observation, and I quickly learned how vital patience is to being a good counselor. It...

Responding to the Narcissistic Prayer Life

Proud people abuse prayer. Jesus teaches us that prayer is about communion with our heavenly Father. Prayer involves adoration, confession, intercession for others, expressions of gratitude, and more. The arrogant person knows nothing of these elements of prayer;...

Five Motivations to Pray

For years, when I thought about prayer, I mostly felt guilty for my lack of a robust prayer life....

Rescue Your Prayer Life

What does the doctrine of the Trinity have to do with the practice of prayer? Well, the Trinity is...

Prayer: Just Do It!

Prayer: Just Do It!

I have been thinking quite a bit lately about prayer, examining my own prayer life or admittedly the lack of one over the past few months. Part of this examination process has involved wondering what makes some people such prayer warriors and devoted to prayer while...

Nine Reasons to Pray

Nine Reasons to Pray

Why should we pray? God already knows our hearts. He already knows our desires. So why pray? We could easily say it is because the Bible commands it. Paul goes as far as to say, "Pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17)—that is reason enough. But let's explore a few...

Three Keys For A Passionate Prayer Life

Three Keys For A Passionate Prayer Life

Every believer should have a connecting time of prayer and devotion. Each of us may have different rituals, practices, places, and/or times for our petitions to be made known, but one thing we should agree on, prayer is imperative for our healthy relationship and walk...

5 People We Should Pray For Even Though We Don’t Want To

5 People We Should Pray For Even Though We Don’t Want To

Let’s be honest. There are certain types of people we are conditioned, by our culture, to not like. These are the people that nobody is going to give us credit for liking, the people we tend to distance ourselves from. For good reason. And yet, these are the sinners...

Prayer Series Recap

Prayer Series Recap

Over the month of January we’ve considered the topic of prayer here at Servants of Grace. The purpose of this series has been to help you, our readers to think through what prayer is and how you can improve your prayer life. This series has been designed with one goal...

Prayer that starts with God

Prayer that starts with God

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord's Prayer. Chris wrote...

Spurgeon on Intercessory Prayer

Spurgeon on Intercessory Prayer

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord's Prayer. Chris wrote...

5 People We Should Pray For Even When We Don’t Want To

5 People We Should Pray For Even When We Don’t Want To

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord's Prayer. Chris wrote...

Seven books Christians should read on Prayer

Seven books Christians should read on Prayer

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord's Prayer. Chris wrote...

Five Things I’ve Learned About Prayer

Five Things I’ve Learned About Prayer

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord's Prayer. Chris wrote...

Our Father

Our Father

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord's Prayer. Chris wrote...

Four Functions of Prayer

Four Functions of Prayer

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers think through what prayer is and how they can improve their prayer lives. Brian Hedges looked at John Owen on the work of the Holy Spirit in prayer. Today C. Walter wrote on the Lord's Prayer. Chris wrote...