On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Mark Jones discuss how the Puritans can help us recover a biblical and historical understanding of sin, indwelling sin, the means of grace, and our assurance in Christ. Additionally, they talk about his new book, Knowing Sin: Seeing A Neglected Doctrine Through the Eyes of the Puritans (Moody, 2022).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How the Puritans can help us recover a biblical and historical understanding of sin.
  • How the Puritans teaching on sin can help the average Christian.
  • The importance of Christians understanding what indwelling sin is today in their Christian life.
  • How can Christians speak to the self-help culture of our day.
  • The means of grace and our assurance.
  • Hat sins do Christians tend to struggle with the most and why.
  • The difference between inward and outward temptations.
  • What are the sins of omission and commission, and why is it important to understand both.
  • How a right understanding of God’s grace helps Christians grow in the grace of God.
  • The danger of temptation and how to fight against it.
  • How we should talk to one another about our sin in our local church.

About Today’s Guest

Mark Jones (PhD, Leiden Universiteit) is the Senior Minister at Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church (PCA). He is the author and editor of many books and speaks all over the world on topics related to the Christian life.

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