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.

Prayer

Five Motivations to Pray

For years, when I thought about prayer, I mostly felt guilty for my lack of a robust prayer life. Reading stories of great saints praying for two hours a day or more left me with a gnawing sense of defeat. I would often resolve to pray more. But the resolves didn’t...

3 Personal Benefits of Corporate Prayer

Why do people pray? If you walked through a park near your house and asked the picnickers, what answers do you think you would get? Probably, you’d hear responses similar to a recent survey in which 63% of the participants—regardless of their religiosity or prayer...

Rescue Your Prayer Life

What does the doctrine of the Trinity have to do with the practice of prayer? Well, the Trinity is something that all Christians believe, but often find difficult to understand, much less explain. And prayer is something that all Christians do, but rarely practice...

Prayer: Just Do It!

I have been thinking quite a bit lately about prayer, examining my own prayer life or admittedly...

Nine Reasons to Pray

Why should we pray? God already knows our hearts. He already knows our desires. So why pray? We...

Seeking God’s Presence within the Loneliness of Prayer

Seeking God’s Presence within the Loneliness 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...

Four Keys to a consistent and purposeful prayer life

Four Keys to a consistent and purposeful prayer life

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...