4 Ways Paul Encourages Us to Love the Church (Even When It’s Hard)

Beauty on the Inside Around the corner from where I live, a house is for sale. In bold green letters, the lawn sign reads: “I’m Gorgeous Inside!” The message is surprising. From the street, the house is thoroughly ordinary, even run-down. It’s a seventies-era raised...

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

The most important thing about us is what we think about God. What do you think of when you think about the Son of God? Some might first think about His miracles, the work of atonement, or His teaching. Others may think about His person. Christ is one person with two...

Authentic Christians Are Progressively Sanctified, Part 2

Join Andy as he continues his series through 1 John looking in more depth at 1 John 1:7-2:1.

Repentance and Leadership in the Home: What It Means to be the Chief Repenter in the Home

On today’s Warriors of Grace show continuing season three, Dave discusses what biblical repentance is and why it matters, persistent sins and biblical repentance, and what it looks like practically for men to be the chief repenter in their home. What you’ll hear in...

A Christian Reading Manifesto

Modern technology has launched us into the stratosphere of learning. With the click of a mouse or a few keystrokes, we can access information from around the world and gain a treasure chest of knowledge. Smartphones are at the forefront of the new technological...

How Paul Led from a Distance: A Model for Pastors Leading From A Distance

The apostle Paul led from a distance. His letters demonstrate deep affection for his readers, a longing to see them again, and his ongoing burden to lead well, even while apart. For example, Paul wrote to the Philippian church from a prison cell in Rome.  But his...

From the Alpha to the Omega: A Portrait of Jesus

What is Jesus’s Evangelism Program?

Over the last few decades, the church has had no shortage of evangelism programs. Each of these mentioned above have been used by the Lord to add to the eternal harvest. But as I recently learned, each of these programs has, at best, a...

The Lamb of God, Worship and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

The question and theme, “Where is the Lamb?” spans the entire Old Testament. Abraham, who was thankfully spared by God from fulfilling the task, offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice atop Mount Moriah. 2nd Chronicles 3:1 teaches that it was...

The Incarnation and High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Several of the earliest controversies and key battles in Church History were over Christ’s divine and human natures. One of the classic texts to explain why Jesus Christ had to become fully man, so that He might perform priestly service before...
6 Things Christ Accomplished by His Death

6 Things Christ Accomplished by His Death

  Was Jesus’ death necessary? Why did He have to die, and what did he accomplish? Here’s a very brief summary of the six core things Christ accomplished in His death. Expiation Expiation means the removal of our sin and guilt. Christ’s...

Why Justification by Faith Alone is Necessary for Good Works

Why Justification by Faith Alone is Necessary for Good Works

“Justification by faith alone frees me to love my neighbor disinterestedly, for his or her own sake, as my sister or brother, not as the calculated means to my own desired ends,” writes Timothy George describing the reason why the traditional...

What is the Doctrine of Justification?

What is the Doctrine of Justification?

John Calvin, the great Reformer, spoke for many when he declared that justification is “the main hinge on which religion turns”. Why is it so important? Because “unless you first of all grasp what your relationship to God is, and the nature of...

Christ Our Substitute: The Meaning Of The Cross

Christ Our Substitute: The Meaning Of The Cross

Several biblical terms express (but do not exhaust) the ministry of Jesus as Substitute, and the meaning of the cross. Those are including (but not limited to) the following: Jesus as our PROPITIATION. “He is the propitiation for our sins…” (1...

Recommended Books on the Person and Work of Jesus Christ

This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been taking a look at the person and work of Jesus. From attacks against the idea of Jesus dying in our place for our sin, to the exclusivity of Christ, many people have a great deal of questions about...

The Incarnation: Jesus Fully God and Fully Man

The Incarnation: Jesus Fully God and Fully Man

The doctrine of the Incarnation is very important to Christianity. It reminds us that Jesus is both God and man, which makes it possible to speak meaningfully about who Jesus is and what He did. In the 19th century, James Denney, a professor at...

Understanding the Gospel: Justification

Understanding the Gospel: Justification

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). At the heart of the biblical gospel is the amazing truth of justification. Without this truth, there would be no gospel at all. It...

Three Critical Truths About Propitiation

Three Critical Truths About Propitiation

What Does It Mean? Propitiation (noun) prō-pi-shē-ā-shǝn: the act of gaining or regaining the favor of; in this case, a sacrifice that bears God’s wrath and turns it to favor. Why Does It Matter? Read that definition again, and it should be...

Jesus the Divine Word

Jesus the Divine Word

The Gospel of John differs from the other gospel accounts in many ways, chiefly among them—the beginning of his account of Jesus. Like the other Gospel writers, John wants us to understand that Jesus is God made flesh—the only God who became...

The Three Offices of Christ

The Three Offices of Christ

"Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed" Theology can be a daunting subject. When it comes to topics like the Doctrine of Christ, people can sink into their seats and ignore the subject, which is a terrible response to such precious biblical truth. Within the...

Five Truths About the Resurrection of Jesus

Five Truths About the Resurrection of Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus is foundational to the Christian faith, and yet, oftentimes, we only give it real thought around the Easter season. But the resurrection of Jesus is so important that Paul writes, “If Christ has not been raised, your...