On today’s Equipping You in Grace Show Dave and Mark Chanski talk about the importance of encouragement in Christian friendship, the gospel as ultimate encouragement, along with his book, Encouragement Adrenaline for the Soul (RHB, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- Why encouragement is so important.
- What role encouragement has in Christian friendship.
- The gospel as the ultimate encouragement.
- What Proverbs 15 evaluator looks like in the Christian life and ministry.
- How Christians should receive encouragement.
- Some practical ways Christians can practically grow in encouraging one another to love and good deeds.
About the Guest
Mark Chanski has labored as a full-time pastor since 1986 in churches in Ohio and Michigan. He has been Pastor of Harbor Reformed Baptist Church in Holland, Michigan since 1994. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornerstone University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He teaches Hermeneutics for the Reformed Baptist Seminary in Sacramento, CA. Mark is married to his wife Dianne, and has four sons and one daughter (born 1983 to 1994). He has also authored Manly Dominion, In a Passive-Purple-Four-Ball World (2004); and Womanly Dominion: More than a Gentle and Quiet Spirit (2008).
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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.