This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/9/2017-10/14/2017. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.
“Sex trafficking is happening all around us every day, and many people don’t even realize it. From California to New York, the United States is not immune to the horrors of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of men, women, and children. Some of the most horrific stories of abuse at the hands of pimps and traffickers have happened right in our own backyards.”
“One simple and effective tool is asking good questions. The questions we ask when we read the Bible largely determine how we understand and apply the Bible. So we need to make sure we are asking the right questions, the kind of questions the Bible was designed to answer. But how do we know what those questions are?”
“Almost 15 years ago, on a shoreline outside of Athens, Greece, I stood confident in my relationship with the Lord and my ministry trajectory. I was traveling the world on a private Gulfstream jet doing “gospel” ministry and enjoying every luxury money could buy. After a comfortable flight and my favorite meal (lasagna) made by our personal chef, we prepared for a ministry trip by resting at The Grand Resort: Lagonissi. Boasting my very own ocean-view villa, complete with private pool and over 2,000 square feet of living space, I perched on the rocks above the water’s edge and rejoiced in the life I was living. After all, I was serving Jesus Christ and living the abundant life he promised.”
Check out the Fall editition of 9Marks Journal The Reformation and Your Church featuring articles from Dr. Michael Haykin, Dr. Michael Reeves, Dr. Stephen Nichols, Dr. John Piper, Dr. D.A. Carson, Dr. Michael Horton, and more.
Also check out the great issue of Credo Magazine’s latest issue The Reformation and the Family.
Quote: “Christ, by his intercession answers all the bills of indictment brought in against the elect.” – Thomas Watson
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.