#35: A Corner of the Robe[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 24:1-22.

How Theology Shapes the Prayers of Christians

Turning Meditation into Prayer How Our Theology Shapes Our Prayers from Crossway on Vimeo. How does our theological awareness show up in our prayers? That is a very good question. I think it shows itself in how we address God and it shows itself in what we pray about...

The Purpose and Meaning of Christian Dogma

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is Christian Dogma?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Criteria for Christian Dogma. Christian Dogma and a Watching World. The Apostle Paul, Timothy, and Sound Doctrine. The Source of Sound Doctrine. The...

How to Prioritize Reading

Set Reading Priorities Our reading may not be disciplined, efficient, or fruitful until we read with purpose. Before you begin reading a book, determine why you are reading it. We will often neglect what we don’t prioritize. And book reading is often neglected because...

Be Excellent as Christ Is Excellent

Be Grounded in God’s Own Glory and Excellence As Daniel Harrington and James Keenan contend, “From an ethical viewpoint, the end is the quintessential point of departure, since strong ethical systems always start with the end. The goal always defines the agenda being...

The Necessity of the Atonement

We’ve been looking at the atonement in our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. First, we looked at a few theories of the atonement that don’t do justice to the teaching of Scripture. Then, we looked at the biblical teaching of the...

500 Years of the Reformation: Why We Need Revival and Reformation Today

Does the Reformation Still Matter?

The things that matter most to us all center on the Gospel. The Church simply can’t afford to forget the lesson of the Reformation about the utter supremacy of the gospel in everything the church does. Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner and...

Four Convictions for Boldness from John Knox

  John Knox was born in Haddington in 1514, though admittedly there is some debate on the exact date. We do know that Knox was born into a poorer family with not a lot of resources. Upon completion (another point of historical contention) of...

Recommended Books on the Five Solas, Church History and Reformed Theology

Recommended Books on the Five Solas, Church History, and Reformed Theology This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been considering the Five Solas and how we need Reformation inside the local Church. In our day, many believe that truth is all about how we...
Who is Martin Luther?

Who is Martin Luther?

  When tasked with writing about Martin Luther there are many ways in which one can approach the man. There are books on his influence on the Christian life, biographies aplenty, commentaries on his Tabletalk’s, commentaries on his letters and...

Soli Deo Gloria: To Glorify God Alone

Soli Deo Gloria: To Glorify God Alone

It has been said that Soli Deo Gloria is “the glue that holds the solas together”;[1] the way we view God influences everything about us. It influences how we parent our children. It influences our work ethic. Our view of God influences the way we relate...

Being John Calvin

Being John Calvin

Born on July 10, 1509, in Noyon, Picardy, in northern France, John Calvin was raised in a family of deeply committed Roman Catholics. Calvin would long remember his mother taking him on pilgrimages to see the relics of the saints, while his father, the...

Why Christians Should Read the Dead Guys

Why Christians Should Read the Dead Guys

"Thus says the LORD: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” But they said ‘We will not walk in it.’ (Jeremiah 6:16, ESV) We are living in an unprecedented age of...

Is Calvinism Good for the Church?

Is Calvinism Good for the Church?

It’s an innocent question at first, “Is Calvinism good for the church?” Some people will not be alarmed by that question in any way, shape, or form. Others will think that this question doesn’t need to be asked at all. To them, Calvinism is a disease, a...

What Is Revival and Where Do We Find It?

What Is Revival and Where Do We Find It?

The idea of revival originates in the reality that, on the one hand, God is the decisive giver of all spiritual life and, on the other hand, humans, even those who are born again and part of God’s covenant family, from time to time drift into a kind of...

Sola Scriptura: Returning to the Fount of the Word

Sola Scriptura: Returning to the Fount of the Word

One of the greatest truths rediscovered during the Reformation was Sola Scriptura. Men such as John Wycliffe and John Huss affirmed this doctrine and called people to return to the Bible. When challenged by hostile church officials, Huss repeatedly...

Who is George Whitefield?

Who is George Whitefield?

  George Whitefield was the most famous man in America before the American Revolution. The Church of England minister was the most visible leader of the Great Awakening, a series of revivals that swept through Britain and America in the mid-eighteenth...

Sola Gratia: Understanding Grace Alone

Sola Gratia: Understanding Grace Alone

On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther hammered his now famous Ninty-Five Theses to the castle door at Wittenberg. It wasn’t long before his “beef” with Rome went viral and led to his excommunication. Less than four years later, Luther was summoned to appear...