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...

The Gospel and the Ministry

Tips for Seminary Students: Maintain Your Joy in Ministry

I want each of you to maintain your joy in ministry. Let joy be a hallmark of your service to Christ’s church, and let your joy winsomely commend the faith to unbelievers. At times, maintaining your joy will be difficult. Heartache, setbacks, and discouragement will...

Pastor: It Shouldn’t Be Lonely at the Top

Pastors and leaders spend a lot of time with people—leading meetings, grabbing coffee, responding to messages. And yet with all this connection, they are often socially isolated, with their interior lives largely unknown. Some feel relationally full, yet upon deeper...

How to Keep from Falling Away: A Study from Hebrews

Introduction About 25 years ago, I heard an early twenty-something young man preach. He was extraordinarily gifted, with a public presence and gifting that was unparalleled in my experience. His skills in preaching, illustrating, and capturing crowd attention were...

Balance In Pastoring

I have been a Pastor for over two years and I have learned a lot during this time. By far, the...

What Makes Charles Spurgeon Relevant Today?

What Makes Charles Spurgeon Relevant Today?

What Makes Charles Spurgeon Relevant Today from Crossway on Vimeo. Look to Christ The touchstone of Spurgeon’s life and ministry was undoubtedly looking to Christ. He was converted as a teenager when he walked into a chapel as a very poor preacher was preaching on...

Renewing Your Call To Ministry

Renewing Your Call To Ministry

We all love to beat up on old Peter. He is unbridled, braggadocios, embarrassingly bold and at times even aggressive, if not downright violent. But he is also a man who was greatly used of God to preach at Pentecost, to lead the church at Jerusalem, to minister to the...

The Importance of Preaching the Theology of Suffering

The Importance of Preaching the Theology of Suffering

Learning Obedience by Suffering One of the most mysterious statements about Christ in the Bible appears in Hebrews 5:8: “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” The Holy Spirit had just asserted that Christ, though tempted as...

Two Things Pastors Can Learn from Spurgeon’s Preaching

Two Things Pastors Can Learn from Spurgeon’s Preaching

2 Things Pastors Can Learn from Spurgeon's Preaching from Crossway on Vimeo. Preaching Christ Spurgeon was very concerned that his preaching address the needs of the people where they were at. He was actually highly wary of having sermon series, saying most preachers...

Pastor: Expound, Apply, Repeat

Pastor: Expound, Apply, Repeat

Both/And The role of application in a reformed preacher’s sermon is critical today particularly because this is the area where reformed preachers, many times, can fall short. In fact, there are some reformed preachers today who say I shouldn’t do the application...