The Meaning and Purpose of Verbal Plenary Inspiration

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What is Verbal Plenary Inspiration?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Meaning of Theopneustos and Verbal Plenary Inspiration. The Old Testament and the Inspiration of Scripture. The New Testament and...

Theological Triage – 2nd Order Issues Part 2

On this new By His Grace show, Andy and Dave consider how to preach and teach second-order issues, respond when second-order issues are denied, and approach issues and people with love and humility. What You Will Hear on This Episode How to preach on second-order...

Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up by Betsy Childs Howard

Discipleship is one of the most important aspects of Christian parenting. The young hearts of children are very impressionable and need to be carefully guarded and led. It is for this reason why it is crucial to start discipleship early in a child’s life. Proverbs...

Husbands, Wives, and Children

Colossians 3:18-21, “18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they...

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...

The Sufficiency of Scripture

Recommended Reading on the Sufficiency of Scripture

In this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, we’ve been considering the subject of the sufficiency of Scripture and how it helps Christians to no longer be tossed to and fro (like a wave in the ocean), but to stand wholly on the Word of God no matter what ministry...

The Sufficiency of the Bible Contra Rome

As far back as the late medieval period, men such as John Wycliffe (c. 1329–1384) and Jan Hus (1373–1415) called the Church to return to Scripture. When challenged by hostile church officials, Hus answered his opponents, “Show me... better out of the Scriptures, and I...

The Sufficiency of Scripture and Counseling

In my experience, I’ve found that many people in local churches would agree with a statement of faith that reads like this: “We believe that Scripture is breathed out by God and is authoritative, inerrant, infallible, and sufficient.” Albeit, this is a very short,...

The Need for Discernment

Discernment is a word that many Christians today need to get a better hold of. What exactly is...

The Divine Breath: The Sufficiency of Scripture

The Divine Breath: The Sufficiency of Scripture

During every era of Church history, men and women have proclaimed, apart from Scripture, “God told me”, “God revealed to me”, and “God said to me”, as if these “revelations” are equal to the authority of God’s revealed Word in Holy Scripture. Why do we do this? Why do...

The Sufficiency of Scripture: What It is and Why It Matters

The Sufficiency of Scripture: What It is and Why It Matters

The sufficiency of Scripture is a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith. When we talk about the sufficiency of Scripture, we are speaking about how the Scriptures are all the Christian needs to equip them for a life of faith and service to God. The sufficiency of...

The Authority, Sufficiency, Finality of Scripture

The Authority, Sufficiency, Finality of Scripture

If God has given us the Scriptures to be the canon or rule for our lives, it follows that we must regard them as the supreme authority for our lives. Paul tells us that they are 'breathed out' by God. There can be no more authoritative word than one that comes to us...

Developing a Doctrinal Framework for Discernment

Developing a Doctrinal Framework for Discernment

Every Christian should develop the ability to think rightly about spiritual matters. Every Christian should be like the Bereans of Acts 17, who examined the Scriptures to see what is true and what is false. In this article, I want to explain the essential issues that...

Developing a Personal Plan for Discernment

Developing a Personal Plan for Discernment

In this article we will consider how to develop a plan for discernment. The importance of personal discernment cannot be overstated, because those who are unable to distinguish right from wrong will likely fall into serious error. Christians need to realize that this...