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...

Doubt

Recommended Reading on Assurance and the Person and Work of Christ

In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of doubt and how to deal with it with the help of the promises found in God’s Word and godly people. We understand that we haven’t covered everything on this topic, but it is our prayer...

Doubt and the Promises of God An Interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick

Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 23 books on daily living and the Christian life. Along with her husband, Phil, Elyse is a member of Valley...

Doubt and the Authority of Scripture An Interview with Dr. Josh Moody

Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton. He is a pastor, author, conference speaker (Moody Founders Week, Basics Conference), and college campus speaker (Yale University, University of Illinois, Durham University,...

Doubting Your Doubts

Is the Bible really true? Does God actually hear my prayers? Can I genuinely be forgiven? Will I...

How Susie Spurgeon Dealt with Doubt

How Susie Spurgeon Dealt with Doubt

“Because the LORD loved you.” (Deuteronomy 7:8) Doubts and questions often cloud our joy by covering up the rays of clarity. Doubts may come from outside (the world and Satan), but more often they well up inside of us—especially those of us who are prone to timidity...

Is This a Dream? Engaging Today’s Cultural Reality with Hope

Is This a Dream? Engaging Today’s Cultural Reality with Hope

If we shadows have offended, Think but this (and all is mended) That you have but slumbered here, While these visions did appear. –Puck’s Epilogue, A Midsummer’s Night Dream It was only a dream. This is how Shakespeare decided to reconcile the chaos he created in the...

Anti-Intellectualism, Doubt, and the Christian Mind

Anti-Intellectualism, Doubt, and the Christian Mind

Often, it’s thought in our secular culture that Christians are anti-intellectual. They believe this because often Christians give the impression that they have “blind faith” with nothing to intellectually back it up. I say give the impression not to suggest that...

Counseling Doubters

Counseling Doubters

You do not have to be a counselor to be well acquainted with doubt. At some point doubt plagues all of us and we engage with doubters as we journey with others in the ups and downs of life. As a counselor I deal with this issue of doubt all the time and in this short...

Face Your Doubt, Then Fight It

Face Your Doubt, Then Fight It

One of the hard things about struggling with doubt is this accompanying second-hand problem—where you are not only feeling doubts, but you're feeling guilty for feeling doubts. The Bible never says that doubt is a good thing—because faith trusts. But, on the other...

Helping Counsel Those with Anxiety and Doubt

Helping Counsel Those with Anxiety and Doubt

When Christ saved me from legalism and led me a saving knowledge of Him, tendrils of legalism remained wrapped on me. Every sin I caught myself in was further ammunition I used against any assurance of salvation I had. As I stood worshipping alongside my friends at my...

Dear Timothy: Set Your Eyes on Faithfulness

Dear Timothy: Set Your Eyes on Faithfulness

Dear Timothy, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. My dear brother in Christ, the world will try to press you into its God-denying mold when it comes to gauging your success in ministry. The world, and perhaps a good many well-meaning,...

Confronting Doubt with the Promises of God

Confronting Doubt with the Promises of God

There are growing pains in our home. I have a preteen and a teen and each day I witness my children stretch and grow and mature into young men. The growing process isn’t easy, as youth hover somewhere between childhood and adulthood. It’s often an awkward season....

How Can Doubt Give Way to Assurance of Salvation?

How Can Doubt Give Way to Assurance of Salvation?

Mary came into my office to discuss a personal dilemma she was facing. She had recently applied to a missions agency to be considered for an international ministry assignment. In an initial interview with the agency, she had struggled to articulate an adequate answer...

Science and the Bible? A Case for the Biblical Worldview

Science and the Bible? A Case for the Biblical Worldview

Ever heard one of these claims? Perhaps you’ve even said one yourself. Over the years, we’ve heard them all—but they’re all false, or at least they imply a falsehood. Common claims by Non-Christians: Science proves the Bible is wrong. Evolution is science, but the...

Doubt and the Resurrection

Doubt and the Resurrection

Recently, my son and I went on a campus tour of a local university. In many ways, the university is a wonderful place where young people can explore, experiment, and grow intellectually, but all too often universities can also be the place where young people lose...

Doubt and the Skeptic

Doubt and the Skeptic

Doubt is a major problem for Christian believers, but we are very reluctant to admit it. We are reluctant, of course, to admit many spiritual problems, like anger, anxiety, and envy. But doubt may be the hardest to admit, because doubt seems to be the opposite of...