On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Tim Chester discuss the importance of the Puritans for the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, The Glory of Grace: An Introduction to the Puritans in Their Own Words (Banner of Truth, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How meditating on Scripture can help Christians address various issues in their lives.
  • Why Christians should read church history.
  • Why Christians should read and study the Puritans.
  • How do the Puritans help Christians grow in their understanding of sanctification.
  • How William Bridges help Christians facing suffering learn to find comfort in their afflictions.
  • How Jeremiah Burroughs teaching on contentment helps Christians learn to let God’s Word shape how they view their lives and their relationship with God.
  • Seeing church history as God’s story in the life of His people.
  • Help for those beginning to read church history and the Puritans.
  • The Puritans view of God and how they applied it to all of life.

About the Guest

Tim Chester is the pastor of Grace Church Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire and a faculty member of Crosslands Training, as well as being the author of over 30 books. He has a PhD in theology and was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund UK. He has been an adjunct lecturer in missiology and reformed spirituality.

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