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...

Theology For Life

Idolatry: The Desire to Be Lord of What One Worship

The consistent biblical testimony is that idolatry is inexcusable. Scripture never condones idolatry on the grounds that men knew no better, but condemns it on the assumption that they did, and that irrespective of whether they had encountered any part of God’s...

Does God Ever Give Christians over to their Idols?

The notion of the retributive irony has to do with being punished by means of your own sin. Can believers suffer this kind of retributive irony? I want to address two things in this article. First of all, let’s focus a little bit more on another example of being...

The Idolatry of Spiritual Laziness

Let’s talk about laziness. Laziness is idolatry. It is closely related to its opposite—workaholism. Both the sins of laziness and workaholism are sins of self-worship. The behavior looks different, but the root idolatry is the same. And the problem we face is that the...

Prosperity or Idolatry

Is God opposed to prosperity? Where is the line between being grateful for the gifts He's given us...

Jesus, Our Great Intercessor

Jesus, Our Great Intercessor

There are many wonderful works Jesus did for His people. Jesus said that He came in His incarnation “[not] to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Jesus gave Himself for His people. He lived the life we could not live, and He...

The Unfolding of the Gospel in Hebrews

The Unfolding of the Gospel in Hebrews

The book of Hebrews unfolds the gospel in at least five ways: it shows the connection between Christ’s person and His work, shows His superiority to Old Testament persons and institutions, underscores humanity’s need for redemption, warns of apostasy, and exhorts...

Our Better Hope: Eight Priestly Comforts for Times of Need

Our Better Hope: Eight Priestly Comforts for Times of Need

It was a heartbreaking sight. The wild turkey had dashed onto the road, frantically scurrying its skinny legs in a sprint for its life as a line of cars came barreling head-on. As I drove on a narrow, two-lane country road, I had enough distance to slow down and let...

Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Jesus has entered the heavenly sanctuary on our behalf. He has gone there as forerunner, a designation found only here in the New Testament, but which appears in a variety of athletic and military contexts of the Hellenistic world. In Hebrews, where the term is...

Our Confidence in the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Our Confidence in the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

In Hebrews 2:14, the writer says it is “our confession” that Christians must hold fast to. The early church employed theological formulas to express the faithful’s confession like the Apostle’s Creed. These confessions remind believers that there is true content to...

Assurance, Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Assurance, Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Jesus Christ meets the qualifications to be the Mediator and High Priest to His people. Someone may be qualified for a position without actually having the authority to hold it. Qualification is a prerequisite, but there must be an appointment to the office if the...

Crucified with Christ: How the Cross Kills Sin

Crucified with Christ: How the Cross Kills Sin

The most graphic image that Scripture uses for the killing of sin is crucifixion. The cross has rightly stood at the center of Christian theology throughout church history. Crucifixion was so painful that a word was invented to describe it: excruciating, which...

Recommended Reading on Holiness

Recommended Reading on Holiness

In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of holiness in the Christian life, and what that means for daily life and ministry. We understand that we haven’t covered everything on this topic, but it is our prayer that, hopefully,...

How Scripture Empowers Personal Holiness

How Scripture Empowers Personal Holiness

Godliness, Christlikeness, and Christian spirituality all describe a Christian becoming more like God. The most powerful way to effect this change is by letting the Word of God dwell in one richly (Colossians 3:16). When one embraces Scripture without reservation, it...

Cultivating Holiness in the Christian Life

Cultivating Holiness in the Christian Life

Believers are called to holy living. In this article, we will examine seven different ways to live a holy life. First, Know and Love Scripture Scripture is God’s primary road to holiness and to spiritual growth—with the Spirit as Master Teacher, blessing the reading...