The Greatest Example of Irony in the Bible

The Greatest Example of Irony in the Bible from Crossway on Vimeo. When Weakness Is Strength Retributive and restorative irony ultimately finds its zenith of expression at the cross. So for example, the devil is doing all he can to destroy Jesus and he thinks finally...

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On today’s Equipping you in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Christopher Ash talk about the theme of scattering and gathering in the Bible, and the importance of biblical theology to the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Remaking a Broken World The Heart...

Paul’s ALL CAPS Declaration

Galatians 6:11-12, “See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ.” The...

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“Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of...

Do Not Give Up

Galatians 6:9-10, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” For several years, I had an...

, Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 17-23 July 2016, Servants of Grace
Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 17-23 July 2016

Posted On July 23, 2016

Current Events

Munich Attack: 18-Year-Old German-Iranian Dual Citizen Kills 9 at McDonald’s, Mall

“At least nine people have been killed and 21 wounded after a gunman opened fire on shoppers in the German city of Munich before killing himself. Police have identified the suspect as an 18-year-old German-Iranian dual citizen.””

Travis Wussow – Top Five International Stories of the Week

A breakdown of important international news from this past week.

Bible Study/Preaching/Apologetics

Eric McKiddie – Stop Trying to Make the Bible Relevant to Teenagers

My wife and I had this very discussion with our daughter yesterday. Some great insights here for youth leaders and parents of teenagers.

“Parents, youth pastors, and youth volunteers need to learn how to put the Bible’s relevance on display for students like this. Again, this isn’t to be confused with the lame efforts to make the Bible relevant. It’s the difference between adding relevance versus drawing out relevance, like the difference between adding cream and sugar to diner coffee versus bringing out the intense flavors of a French Press.”

John Piper – Philippians 4:6–7: The Heart of Fearless Contentment

“Satisfied hearts are strong hearts that can flex courage in the face of danger. ”

George Guthrie – 4 Simple Steps for Doing Bible Word Studies

“What word studies do, therefore, is help us probe the possible meanings of a term. This can aid our understanding of a passage significantly.”

Gavin Ortlund – 5 Principles for Studying the Trinity

The trinity has been a hot button topic of late. Gavin Ortlund provides some helpful words on studying this subject matter.

“Jonathan Edwards wrote in his Personal Narrative, “God has appeared glorious to me, on account of the Trinity. It has made me have exalting thoughts of God that he subsists of three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” May it be with us as we study this awesome doctrine.”


Simon Turpin – The Enduring Authority of Scripture, Really?

I have not yet had a chance to read and review the book Turpin discuses; however, after reading this review, it might be next on my list. I will be interested to see if I come to the conclusion as noted below:

“While there are many positive aspects about the book, the chapter on Science and Scripture ironically undermines the very purpose of the book: defending the authority of Scripture.”

Nathaniel Jeanson – Getting Enough Genetic Diversity: How Species Arose After the Ark

“Combined with the fact that species can recover enormous population sizes in very short amounts of time, in addition to the fact that the vast majority of DNA sequences within a creature appear to be functional, these results demonstrate that millions of species in a few thousand years is not only plausible, it is also probable.”

Oldies but Goodies

Charles Spurgeon – Every Sin has to be Slaughtered…Not One of Them may be Spared!

“Everything that is of nature; yes, and of your fallen nature when it is at its best; has to be put under the feet of Christ that Divine Grace may reign over every form of evil.”

Octavius Winslow – Take Your Sorrow to the Word of God

“Oh, thank God for the comfort and consolation of the Scripture! Open it with what sorrow and burden and perplexity you may, be it the guilt of sin, the pressure of trial, or the corrodings of sorrow, it speaks to the heart such words of comfort as God only could speak.”

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