On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Jonathan Leeman discuss the relationship of the love of God to the Christian life and the ministry of the local church, along with his book, The Rule of Love: How the Local Church Should Reflect God’s Love and Authority (Crossway, 2018)
What you’ll hear in this episode
- Why it’s so important to understand the character of God to understand biblical love better.
- Why love and authority clash against our most basic intuitions.
- The God-centeredness of the love of God.
- How the love of God relates to the mission of the church.
- How local church’s decisions about what to pray, sing and pray reveals what they think of the love of God.
- What it looks like for a church to display the love of God by loving one another as Christ has loved us day to day.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to his wife, Sarah. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021), The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022), and Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime (Theology for Life, 2024). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.