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...

Sermon On the Mount

Forgiveness and the Child of God

Matthew 6:14-15, “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” God’s gifts to His children require something of them. As...

Prayer and Temptation

Matthew 6:13 “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” In verse 12 Jesus taught His disciples to ask for forgiveness when they have broken their relationship with the Father. Because God forgives us, we are to be forgiving toward others. Being...

Forgiven by Christ to Forgive Others

Matthew 6:12,  “and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Jesus’ main idea in His teaching on prayer is that prayer is about God. Prayer is God-centered because it is communion with Him, it is one way His children develop and strengthen their...

Our Daily Bread

Matthew 6:11 “Give us this day our daily bread.” Up to this point, we have learned from Jesus’...

Salt and Light

Salt and Light

Matthew 5:13–16, “ You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill...

The Blessed Rejection

The Blessed Rejection

Matthew 5:10-12, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your...

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”   If we are to use one word to describe what the gospel brings to people when they repent and believe, that one word would be salvation. God’s people are saved from the wrath of God when...

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Matthew 5:8, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” As we come to the sixth “blessing” given here by Jesus, we can see an astonishing promise given to us by our Lord. Before beholding the glory of the promise, let us strive to understand the...

Blessed Are the Merciful

Blessed Are the Merciful

Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” The Word of God is a comfort for Christians who believe in Christ alone. Yet, Christians must admit that some passages can be frightening because of their implications. One example is the...

An Appetite for Righteousness

An Appetite for Righteousness

Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” There’s a real sense in which the food and drink we consume each day serves as a sign of something bigger going on in the universe. Since as Christians we believe...