Everyday Faithfulness: The Beauty of Ordinary Perseverance in a Demanding World

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Glenna Marshall provide advice and encouragement to those struggling with assurance, and discuss issues related to waiting on the Lord, facing doubt, and the gospel, along with her book, Everyday Faithfulness: The...

When God’s Saving Work Causes Present Suffering

When I was eleven months old, I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The doctors, at one point, told my parents my chance of recovery, of survival, was five percent. Things progressed quickly, and I was soon headed for a bone marrow transplant, preceded by...

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/25/2020-5/30/2020

This is our weekly roundup of links for 5/25/2020-5/30/2020 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much...

#10: Faithful unto Death[Sermon]

Join Dave as continues our Revelation series looking at Revelation 2:8-11.  

Daily Bites Of God’s Word on Hebrews 4:14-16

On this new Daily Bites of God’s Word, Andy discusses Psalm 139 and helps us understand what this chapter means and it’s importance.

Our True Master

Colossians 3:22-24, “22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing...

The Gospel and the Church

Uncommon Partnerships a Theology of Partnerships

Why Partnerships[1] There is a discernible theology of partnership in the Word of God. The purpose of this article is not to list and evaluate every instance of “partnership,” “partner,” or “partaker” in the Holy Bible (a worthy undertaking that), but rather to...

The Dangers of Pride and Pursuing Genuine Humility

Ministry service is a noble task for one to be called to. The Apostle Paul tells young Timothy, “if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do” (1 Timothy 3:1). What better way to live one’s life than in service to the Lord? For it...

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...

Submit to Your Leaders

Hebrews 13:17 – “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls,...

Finding Your Voice as a Christian Blogger

Finding Your Voice as a Christian Blogger

Tim Challies has been doing an excellent job (as always) blogging about…blogging (here, here, and here). He’s noticed the decline in the number of individual bloggers actively blogging and is seeking to motivate Christians to blog again. Mom and Pop Blogs In...

Introduction to the Plugged in to the Vine

Introduction to the Plugged in to the Vine

I grew up with the computer. The timeline of my youth is punctuated by the invention of new, disruptive technologies. As I got bigger, the computers got smaller. This makes me a digital native, albeit one who can still remember a world where none of this technology...

3 Crucial Qualities of All Good Sermons

3 Crucial Qualities of All Good Sermons

Anatomy of the Soul John Calvin once said that the Psalms are an anatomy of all parts of the soul. What the Psalms do is present the idealistic, the realistic, and the optimistic view of the Christian life. In a sense, the whole Bible does that and it’s important that...

Marks of a Healthy Church- Biblical Theology

Marks of a Healthy Church- Biblical Theology

A tear runs down the cheek of your friend as they tell you theirteenager is rebelling and they’ve tried all they can but nothing isworking. A family member has lost their job but the mortgage paymentskeep coming, and they tell you they are considering giving “in...

The First and the Last Word On Preaching

The First and the Last Word On Preaching

Every breath is vital to life. Naturally. Likewise, every movement in a sermon is essential. I am confident that you will agree with me that a similitude about life and preaching is appropriate. Preaching is for life. So, whether you are just now answering God’s call...

Breaking In To Community

Breaking In To Community

I heard it a variety of ways: “Your church is not very friendly.” “No one greeted me on Sunday morning.” “I don’t feel welcomed here.” “Everyone seems to already have their friends, and they don’t have room for more.” This familiar critique came through email, on the...

Three Ways Parachurch Leaders Can Promote the Local Church

Three Ways Parachurch Leaders Can Promote the Local Church

I love the institutional church. I believe the local church is God’s plan for saving and transforming the world. Jesus shed His blood for His bride, the church. Nothing will stop Christ from building His church, not even the gates of hell. I have followed God’s call...

How To Care For Your Pastor

How To Care For Your Pastor

Care for your pastor. Those four words may not be on your radar right now, but by the end of this article, I hope to persuade you of the importance of caring for your pastor, his wife, and his family. Consider Joe (not his real name), a pastor of many years. He and...

How to Be a Profitable and Encouraging Church Member

How to Be a Profitable and Encouraging Church Member

As a pastor, I genuinely love the local church. In my own context, I love my church that I’m a member of and that I have the privilege of leading. As I often explain to my children when we read the Bible together in the evening—I don’t love the church simply because...

Why Does Church Matter?

Why Does Church Matter?

It has been said, correctly I think, that “baptism is the starting gun of the Christian race.” This statement implies two things. First, we have not yet fully obeyed Christ until we have publicly professed Him in baptism and publicly claimed Him as our Lord and...