God Is Light, Darkness Is Lies

Join Andy as he continues his series through 1 John looking at 1 John 1:5-6.

The Great Sustainer

Colossians 1:16-17, “16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold...

The Strength of Meekness

I came across a manual given to college students on how to assimilate into the North American culture in the United States. Among the suggestions were the following: Never ask an American a direct question about their religion, age, money, salary, weight, or dress...

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

The heart of God is at the center of the gospel message. His affections towards His people is not a great mystery that needs to be discovered but has been revealed in the person and work of Jesus. God’s heart towards His people is seen throughout Scripture. The Lord...

The Belt of Truth and the Breastplate of Righteousness

On today’s Warriors of Grace show continuing season two, Dave discusses the righteousness of God and the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth and the Word of God, and what union with Christ is and how it relates to spiritual warfare. What you’ll hear in...

Raised With Christ: Your Easter Story

Colossians 3:1-3, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with...

Expository Preaching: Scripture and the Church

The Relationship Between Preaching and Counseling

“I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house” (Acts 20:20). Many pastors are reluctant to counsel. Some fear that individual counseling will interfere with the primacy of their...

Trendiness, Busyness, and Biblical Illiteracy An Interview with Andreas Köstenberger

Dr. Andreas Köstenberger is the founder of Biblical Foundations™ and Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. T4L: Thank you very much for agreeing...

Advice to a Regular Pastor

Most pastors are what I like to call “regular pastors”. They don’t pastor megachurches or preach in front of thousands. They don’t have book contracts or speak at national conferences. They don’t have impressive social media platforms or serve alongside...
12 Faithful Men An Interview with Jeff Robinson

12 Faithful Men An Interview with Jeff Robinson

Dr. Jeff Robinson (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a senior editor for The Gospel Coalition. A native of Blairsville, Georgia, he also pastors Christ Fellowship Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and serves as senior research and teaching...

Answering Two Important Questions About Expository Preaching

Answering Two Important Questions About Expository Preaching

Many people today hear preachers talking about preaching, and they get lost in the fog of ambiguous theological language. When a congregation hears a pastor reference expository preaching, often there are members in attendance who have no idea what...

The Importance of Preaching in the Christian Life

The Importance of Preaching in the Christian Life

Recently I’ve noticed a trend among some Christians who don’t regularly attend church, as well as those who do attend regularly, but suggest that they don’t need to hear a sermon weekly because they’ve “moved” past that stage of their Christian life. I...

Practical Goals for Expository Preaching

Practical Goals for Expository Preaching

Within expository preaching, there are two practical goals worth achieving: conversion and discipleship. As Paul writes in Romans 10:17, people come to faith in Christ through the hearing of the Word of God. In 2Timothy 4:2, he charges his disciple Timothy...

Three Errors of “Word of Faith” Preaching

Three Errors of “Word of Faith” Preaching

The movement known as “Word of Faith” is a branch off of the Pentecostal movement. In the late 20th century, E. W. Kenyon studied under Phineas Quimby and was taught a system known as “New Thought” that connected the mind with God’s Word in such a way that...

The Importance of Preaching Sound Doctrine

The Importance of Preaching Sound Doctrine

Some years ago we did things a little differently at our church than we do now. We had a band that was filled with hired guns and we paid them to play the lights out every Sunday. To illustrate: our guitarist would tour the world with a famous boy-band,...

Biblical Counseling: A Ministry to Serve and Shepherd

Biblical Counseling: A Ministry to Serve and Shepherd

In the past five years, as more and more books have come out on biblical counseling topics, I have consumed more and more on this subject. The result of this reading has been the opening of my eyes to the need for biblical counseling in the local church....

Why the Local Church Needs Good Biblical Theology

Why the Local Church Needs Good Biblical Theology

Pastors have the weighty and wonderful responsibility of preaching Christ from all the Scriptures. Biblical theology, therefore, is a vital help for pastors to faithfully declare the glorious truth that Jesus is the main point of the whole Bible. How do we...