On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave talks with Owen Strachan about why and how Christians need a good understanding of the Old Testament, biblical meditation and the love of God in Christ, assurance, the High Priestly ministry of Jesus, and his new book, The Warrior Savior: A Theology of the Work of Christ (P&R, 2024).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The vital nature of love of God displayed in the Cross.
  • Addressing assurance in the Christian life by meditating long and hard on the love of God in Christ.
  • Why we need to linger long on the love of God in Christ.
  • How meditating on the love of God in Christ can help with anxiety, despair, discouragement, and more.
  • How meditating on the love of God in Christ can help us get the focus off of our performance and more on resting and enjoying the person and work of Christ.
  • How the love of God provides the fuel for holiness and obedience in our lives.
  • The importance of the High Priestly ministry of Jesus and how it helps the Christian.
  • How a good understanding of the Old Testament helps the Christian helps us understand the person and work of Christ in the New Testament.

About the Guest

Owen Strachan is the provost and research professor of theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary and a senior fellow for the Family Research Council’s Center for Biblical Worldview. Strachan holds a doctorate in theological studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a master’s degree from Southern Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College. The author of numerous books, including Christianity and Wokeness, Reenchanting Humanity, and Always in God’s Hands, he is married and the father of three children.

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