Equipping You in Grace

Dave Jenkins

Equipping You in Grace is a podcast exploring a biblical Life view in conversational tone.

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Deborah Howard consider the place of friendship in grief and loss, the immutability of God and facing loneliness, how the local church can help those facing loneliness, along with her mini-book, HELP! I’m So Lonely (Shepherd Press, 2016). What you’ll hear in this episode Learning to process our emotions in a biblical way. Some warning signs of when to intervene with someone who has experienced loss. The place of friendship in the local church. Immutability and facing loneliness with God’s help. How the Bible’s teaching about loneliness helps us to address grief and loss. How the sufficiency of Christ helps address our need to grow in contentment. How the local church can help those facing loneliness. Strategies to help people process their loneliness. About the Guest Deborah Howard and her husband, Theron, live outside Little Rock, Arkansas. Deborah's writing and speaking ministry serves to comfort the hurting, to instruct, and to write for Him. As a former hospice nurse, her experience lends itself to this ministry. Her fiction work is designed to entertain while demonstrating that living according to biblical principles is indeed possible. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Dec 8

55 min 18 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Jonathan Gibson consider the importance of confession, singing solid theology, and the role of creeds, catechism, and confessions play in our daily worship, along with his book, Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship (Crossway, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The importance of having regular structured time in daily worship The role Scripture should have in our daily worship. Why singing solid theology helps us in our daily worship. How reading the law of God helps contribute to our daily worship. The role of confession in daily worship. The role creeds, catechisms, and confessions play in our daily worship. How the practice of the prayer of illumination helps us in our daily worship. Practical advice for getting started with daily Bible reading and prayer. How the Lord’s Prayer helps Christians with their daily worship. About the Guest Jonathan Gibson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is an ordained minister in the International Presbyterian Church, United Kingdom, and associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is a coeditor of and contributor to From Heaven He Came and Sought Her as well as the author of other books. Jonny and his wife, Jackie, have four children. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Dec 6

40 min 16 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers the dangers of a pragmatic approach and its effect on our approach to discipleship, seeing whole people in need of the grace of God, and the importance of teaching people the principle of the Word and helping them apply them to their life. What you’ll hear in this episode What biblical discipleship is all about and why it’s so important. Why our character in Christ is to fuel our service for Christ. The dangers of a pragmatic approach to ministry. Why a cookie-cutter approach to discipleship is a failure to see people as whole people. Why a cookie-cutter approach to discipleship is a failure to see people’s problems as complex. Why a cookie-cutter approach to discipleship is a failure to understand what real discipleship is. Seeing people as whole people in real need of the grace of God. Teach the principles of the Word and help people learn how to take the principles and apply them to their life. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Dec 1

26 min 20 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Andy Davis consider why errant views of heaven are popular today, how heaven helps us process grief and loss, and his new book, The Glory Now Revealed (Baker Books, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode Why we are so eager to look into the future. Why errant views about what heaven is and what it will be like have developed. The problems we run into if we speculate too much about heaven. Why we can’t trust near-death experiences to describe what heaven is and isn’t. What we can learn about our resurrected bodies from Jesus’ resurrected body in Scripture. Advice to a Christian who has lost family and friends who weren’t saved. How heaven helps us process grief and loss. About the Guest Andrew M. Davis is pastor of First Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina, and a visiting professor of church history at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. A member of The Gospel Coalition, Davis has written articles for TGC's popular website and has spoken in plenary and breakout sessions at TGC's national conference. He is the author of The Power of Christian Contentment, Revitalize, and An Infinite Journey, named by Tim Challies as one of the top ten books of 2014. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Nov 29

47 min 26 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers a life of gratitude to God and the inheritance Christians have in Christ, evidence of a Spirit-filled life, biblical ethics, thankfulness, and obedience, and what thankfulness and humility are to look like in our lives as Christians. What you’ll hear in this episode Why a life of gratitude can only occur for the Christian when they recall everything we have in Christ as an inheritance. Evidences of a Spirit-filled life. Why biblical ethics has at it’s core thankfulness to the Lord that motives obedience to the Lord. Why Christian thankfulness will always display itself in good deeds and verbal expressions of gratitude. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Nov 24

19 min 6 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Bodie Hodge consider why science comes out of a biblical worldview, why Christians do with science, why it matters Adam is a real person in real history, and how to read Genesis, along with the dangers of scientism. What you’ll hear in this episode How we as Christians should understand science Why science comes out of a biblical worldview. Why it matters that Adam is a real person in real history. What to do with the claims of William Lane Craig on the historical Adam. How can we use science to point to biblical truth. Why it matters what we think about Genesis 1-3. What a Christian understanding of science is. The dangers of scientism. About the Guest Bodie Hodge is a speaker, writer, and researcher for Answers in Genesis, Bodie Hodge has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Nov 22

25 min 37 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers strategies to fight distraction in your Bible reading and the value of having multiple ways of reading and listening to the Bible. What you’ll hear in this episode Some strategies to fight distraction in your Bible reading. The value of having multiple ways of reading or listening to the Bible. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Nov 17

25 min 11 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Michelle Lesley discuss the role women have in the church today, the danger of a woman becoming a pastor, abuse and the complementarian view, how an older woman can come alongside a young woman, and what the church can do to support and encourage women in our local churches. What you’ll hear in this episode How 1 Timothy 2:12 helps Christians understand the issue of woman pastors. What is so dangerous about a woman becoming a pastor. The role woman have in the local church. How the complementarian view responds to the accusation that it supports abuse of men and women. How older woman can come alongside a younger woman. What the church can do to support and encourage women in our local churches. For more from Michelle please visit https://michellelesley.com/ About the Guest Michelle is a servant of Christ, wife, mom, women’s discipleship blogger and conference speaker, and co-host of A Word Fitly Spoken. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Nov 15

48 min 26 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers why technology can’t replace the local church but can serve it, the importance of hearing the preached Word, the connection between the preached Word and small groups, the essential role of the local church in the life of the Christian, and why the local church always needs Reformation around the Word of God. What you’ll hear in this episode Why technology can’t replace the role of the local church but it can serve it. Why a Christian’s faith is fueled by hearing God’s Word. Why every Christian needs to hear the preached Word from their shepherd and what is unique about that. Why public sermons lead to corporate discipleship. The place of the preached Word in the local church and small groups. Why the local church always need Reformation around the Word of God. The essential role of the local church in the life of the Christian. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Nov 10

24 min 25 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Paul Smalley discuss wrong views of the Holy Spirit, being led by the Spirit and the will of God, assurance, the place of the law in the Christian life, along with his book with Dr. Joel Beeke, Reformed Systematic Theology Spirit and Salvation volume three (Crossway, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The dangers of a wrong view of the Holy Spirit. What blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is. Advice to those struggling with assurance. What it means to be led by the Spirit and know the will of God. What the means of grace are and why they matter. The place of the law in the life of the Christian today. Why the fear of God is central to a life of godliness. What sober watchfulness is and why it matters. Advice to a Christian who is backslidden. About the Guest Paul M. Smalley (ThM, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary) is faculty teaching assistant to Joel Beeke at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served for twelve years as a pastor in the Baptist General Conference in the midwestern United States. Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) has written or coauthored one hundred books, and edited another one hundred titles. He is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as the editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, the editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, the president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Nov 8

54 min 26 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers how biblical meditation is guided by the gospel, shaped by the Scripture, reliant on the Holy Spirit, and exercised in faith, along with three ways to practice biblical meditation. What you’ll hear in this episode Three ways to practice biblical meditation. Why meditating on a biblical text is to meditate on who the Lord is and what He did, and to consider how it speaks to Christian theology and ethics. What biblical meditation is and what it aims to do. Christian meditating is focused on Scripture and has a mind stock with memorized Scripture. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Nov 3

20 min 24 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave shares lessons he learned from his mentor Mike Beaudin who tragically passed away two weeks ago by discussing dealing with difficult people, accepting godly correction, the need for godly friendships, and why a love for Jesus fuels a love for discipling others. What you’ll hear in this episode The need for biblical accountability and what it looks like. Dealing with difficult people with gentleness and respect. Accepting correction in a godly way. The kind of person you should look for in a mentor. The need for godly friends and learning to cultivate them. Why a love for Jesus fuels a love for discipling others. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Nov 1

34 min 19 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Jonathan Holmes the importance of asking good questions, what it looks like, markers of true versus false repentance, skills to help biblical counselors and disciplers, using social media well, along with his book with Deepak Reju, Rescue Skills Essential Skills for Restoring the Sexually Broken (P&R, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode Three core principles of the heart and how they should shape our approach to biblical counseling. The four ingredients of developing a battle plan for helping someone out of enslavement to pornography. The importance of a long-term approach. The importance of asking good questions and what that looks like. What it looks like practically to be gospel-centered in one’s biblical counseling. Markers to look for in real versus false repentance. Skills for counselors to help counselees discover as they come out of pornography enslavement. Advice for counselors and disciplers on using social media well. About the Guest Jonathan Holmes is the counseling pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, the executive director of Fieldstone Counseling, and a member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Oct 27

44 min 18 sec

  On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Jonathan Holmes discuss access to pornography, how the Church should address masturbation, and how the Church can help singles, young men and women, and married couples with pornography, along with his book with Deepak Reju, Rescue Plan: Charting a Course to Restore Prisoners of Pornography (P&R, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode What the four A’s are and how they relate to pornography enslavement. Why Christians shouldn’t masturbate. How Christians should address the issue of masturbation. What the five p’s are and how women view pornography. How the Church can help singles with pornography. How the Church can help young men and women in the Church with regards to pornography. How the Church can better come alongside married couples with regards to pornography. How the gospel changes the conversations we have and what we do. About the Guest Jonathan Holmes is the counseling pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, the executive director of Fieldstone Counseling, and a member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Oct 25

38 min 7 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers identifying false teaching, the dangers of new teaching outside the Bible, teachers avoiding criticism, how false teaching takes root, and what the Church can do about false teaching. What you’ll hear in this episode What the Church can do about false teaching. How to identify false teaching. How False Teaching Enters the church. The dangers of desiring new teaching outside of the Bible and outside of what the Church has taught. The danger of teachers being overly desirous to avoid criticism. How False Teaching Takes Root. What We Can Do about False Teaching. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Oct 20

25 min 14 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Sarah Jenkins consider the meaning and purpose of the Great Commandment, what it means to love our neighbor, the dangers of the social gospel and how to avoid it, and the meaning and purpose of Christian conscience, liberty, charity, and engagement. What you’ll hear in this episode The meaning and purpose of the Great Commandment. What it means to love our neighbor. The dangers of the social gospel and how to avoid it. The meaning and purpose of Christian conscience, liberty, charity, and engagement. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Oct 18

1 hr 20 min

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers the purpose of small groups in a local church, the place of asking questions in small groups, and addressing biblical literacy in small groups. What you’ll hear in this episode The purpose of small groups in a local church The place of questions in small groups in a local church. Addressing biblical literacy in small groups. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Oct 13

15 min 1 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Megan Hill discuss the dangers of impatience, how patience helps us to grow in grace and face a variety of situations in our personal lives, marriages, in the church, and at work, along with her book, Patience: Waiting for Hope (P&R, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The dangers of impatience and how it harms others. How waiting on the Lord helps us learn to cultivate patience. How patience helps us to be slow to anger. How looking to Christ helps us grow in patience. How understanding our time is short helps us to have a right and godly perspective towards patience. How to view God’s classroom teaching of patience throughout our lives. How patience helps us approach our day-to-day productivity. Why waiting on the Lord is a blessing. What it looks like practically to deal with difficult people in our local churches. What it looks like to walk patiently with others. About the Guest Megan Hill is a pastor's daughter and a pastor's wife. She lives with her husband and four children in Massachusetts, where she is a member of West Springfield Covenant Community Church (PCA). She is the author of several books and an editor for The Gospel Coalition. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Oct 11

43 min 29 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers the features and meaning of the sufficiency of Scripture, how it should impact the Christian life and ministry, and how it challenges Christians today. What you’ll hear in this episode The Importance of the Sufficiency of Scripture. A Hunger for More of the Word of God. How the Sufficiency of Scripture Challenges Christians Today. The Four Features of the Sufficiency of Scripture. The Sufficiency of Scripture and the Christian Life and Ministry. The Importance of the Sufficiency of Scripture. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Oct 6

24 min 23 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Christine Chappell discuss our identity in Christ, how the Church should speak to mental health issues, and support those with mental health challenges, advice for caring for family members and friends with mental health challenges, along with her mini-book, Help I’ve Been Diagnosed With a Mental Disorder (Shepherds Press, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode How knowing our identity rooted in Christ helps those with a mental disorder. The meaning purpose of whole-person care. The danger of a cookie-cutter approach to discipleship and care. How the Church should speak to the growing issue of mental health. How the local church can support those with mental health issues. Why Christians should trade the fix-it mentality for the glorifying God mindset. What it means to engage God in our experience. Advice for those who have family or friends who have someone they know with a mental illness and help to walk alongside them. About the Guest Christine is the author of Clean Home, Messy Heart, Help! My Teen is Depressed, and Help! I've Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder. She presently serves as the Outreach Director and Hope + Help Podcast Host for the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship, and is passionate about advocating for biblical one-another care and discipleship in the context of the local church. Her writing has been featured at Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, and other Christian platforms. Christine also serves her local church as a biblical counselor and lives in South Carolina with her husband and three children. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Oct 4

49 min 48 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers the meaning and purpose of discernment, how Christians are to judge rightly, why Christians should care about discernment, and exercising discernment in what we listen to or watch. What you’ll hear in this episode The meaning and purpose of discernment. How Christians are to judge rightly. Why every Christian should care about discernment. Why Christians should exercise discernment in all they listen to or watch. The dangers hypocritical judging and judging others. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Sep 29

19 min 20 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Costi Hinn consider the purpose of suffering and trials, hope breakers and hope builders, knowing God’s goodness in suffering, keys to Christ-centered comfort, along with his book, More Than a Healer: Not the Jesus You Want, but the Jesus You Need (Zondervan, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The purpose of trials and suffering in the Christian life. The meaning of hope breakers and hope builders and what they look like in our lives. Knowing God’s goodness in the suffering of life. Some keys to Christ-centered comfort. About the Guest Costi W. Hinn is the president and founder of For the Gospel, a ministry that provides sound doctrine for everyday people through weekly videos, articles, and a podcast. He is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as a pastor in Arizona, where he resides with his wife and four children. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Sep 27

24 min 54 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers the meaning of Sola Scripture, tradition, and the value of church history, the authority of Scripture, Christian conscience, and tradition, and why the Church has good answers to the issues of the day. What you’ll hear in this episode The meaning of Sola Scriptura. The authority of Scripture and the Christian conscience. The authority of Scripture and tradition. The clarity of Scripture and rightly handling the truth and dealing with error. Sola Scriptura and the value of church history in Christianity. Why the Church has good answers to the issues of the day. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Sep 22

28 min 39 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Deborah Howard discuss Christian friendship and support in and out of the local church, advice for family members and friends with family or friends who have memory loss, the local church, and supporting family members with memory loss, along with her mini-book, HELP! Someone I Love Has Alzheimer's (Shepherd Press, 2015). What you’ll hear in this episode The importance of viewing all of life through Scripture, including memory loss and memory care. Why one of the most effective ways of coping with adversity is education. Advice to those dealing with the long goodbye presented to family members and friends. Some effective characteristics caregivers should have to complete their caregiving mission successfully. Strategies for family members to help them deal with hard days with loved ones with memory issues. How the local church can help support family members with memory loss. About the Guest Deborah Howard is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse, and views writing and speaking as a ministry to encourage the fainthearted and comfort the hurting. She is the author of 'HELP! Someone I Love Has Cancer'. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Sep 20

50 min 7 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave considers the importance of growing in and pursuing gentleness with fellow Christians, why effective Christian engagement has five biblical correction, and instruction, and why Christians must be committed to sound doctrine and practice. What you’ll hear in this episode Addressing theological error in the church. The importance of gentleness and pursuing gentleness in our interactions with fellow Christians. Why effective Christian engagement has five traits. Biblical correction and instruction. Learning to contend for the faith without being contentious. What Christians should be committed to sound doctrine and practice. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Sep 15

27 min 49 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Mark Baker discuss the dangers of socialism and how the Church should respond, the markers and signs of socialism in our society, and the danger of viewing Jesus as socialist, along with his book, Jesus Was A Socialist?: The Life Or Death Truth Everyone Needs To Know About Jesus & Socialism (Hope Ink, 2020). What you’ll hear in this episode Why understanding socialism and social justice is so vital. The dangers of viewing Jesus as a socialist and how it bankrupts one of a biblical understanding of Jesus. The dangers of socialism. How the Church should respond to socialism. How Christians should respond to the idea that the Early Church in Acts engaged in socialism. How the idea of enablers helps us understand counterfeit views of justice and love and the wrongness of the socialist agenda. Markers and signs of socialism that we see in our society. About the Guest Mark Baker is a biblical counselor with a passion to see people equipped with the life giving hope of God’s Word. He lives in California with his wife Emily and their family, where he is the director of Hope For Life, a non-profit counseling ministry. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Sep 13

59 min 15 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave kicks off a new Wednesday episode considering current statistics on biblical illiteracy, why biblical literacy matters for every Christian, and starts with them, along with providing practical encouragement on why and how to get started reading your Bible. What you’ll hear in this episode Current statistics on biblical illiteracy. Why Biblical Literacy Matters for Every Christian. Why biblical literacy starts with every Christian. Practical encouragement on getting started reading your Bible. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Sep 8

22 min 2 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Justin discuss faithfulness and focus and how that should impact the Christian life and ministry, the dangers of wrong views of God’s judgment are, why learning patience helps us to remain steadfast, along with his book, Behold An Invitation to Wonder (Christian Focus, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode In what way are our hearts starved for wonder, and how the Lord alone meets that need. How the temptation of Jesus in the desert instructions Christians today. How to remain faithful and focused on our growth in grace even when we are tired or feel we aren’t as effective as we might be. What our view of celebrities and heroes reveals about our understanding of Jesus. Three lessons Paul’s passionate address to the Ephesian leaders teaches us. How a biblical understanding of Jesus should impact our every act, decision, and thought. How learning patience helps us remain steadfast. What wrong ideas of God’s judgment do to the gospel and our Christian life. How the return of Jesus should shape our view of the present and future. About the Guest Justin Huffman is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary and pastored churches in the States for over 15 years. He is currently lead pastor of Morningstar Christian Fellowship in Toronto, where he lives with his wife Chau and their four children. Justin is the author of the “Daily Devotion” app, as well as numerous books and articles, including his newest book Behold: an Invitation to Wonder. Connect with him at justinhuffman.org. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Sep 6

55 min 48 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Ben Rogers discuss the dangers of ungodly friendship and the blessing of godly close friendship, the priority of daily Bible reading, the fear of man, fleeing temptation, and enjoying prayer, along with Thoughts for Young Men he edited (H&E, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The dangers of ungodly friendship and the blessing of godly close friendship. Dangers for young men today. The dangers of the fear of man. The priority of daily Bible reading. Advice on fleeing temptation. Advice on prayer. About the Guest Bennett Wade Rogers (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a pastor and teacher in Mississippi. He is the author of A Tender Lion: The Life, Ministry, and Message of J. C. Ryle (2019) and has recently edited and introduced a new edition of Ryle’s Simplicity in Preaching: A Few Hints on a Great Subject (2019) and Thoughts for Young Men (2021). Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Aug 30

46 min 31 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Kevin Halloran discuss the importance of praying with an open Bible, strategies for fighting distractions in our prayer lives, gospel help for those who feel they can’t or shouldn’t pray because of their sin, along with his book, When Prayer Is a Struggle: A Practical Guide to Overcoming Obstacles in Prayer (P&R, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The importance of praying with an open Bible. Strategies for fighting distractions in our prayer lives. How to cultivate a culture of prayer in our local churches. Practical strategies for those who are struggling to pray. Help for those who feel they are unorganized in their prayer lives. Help for those who feel stuck in the pit of their sin, so they shouldn’t or can’t pray. Advice for those who think they are too busy to pray. Help for those who are too stressed to pray. Recommended books on prayer to check out. About the Guest Kevin P. Halloran (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) serves with Unlocking the Bible, a ministry dedicated to proclaiming Christ through media, mobilizing believers in evangelism, and equipping leaders for the church. Kevin lives near Chicago, Illinois, with his wife and daughter. Visit www.kevinhalloran.net to read his writing and connect on social media. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Aug 23

39 min 28 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Jeffrey Johnson discuss why Charles Spurgeon opposed Karl Marx, how the Church should respond to the social justice movement, the use of language, and how it is at the heart of social justice, along with his book, What Every Christian Needs to Know About Social Justice (Free Grace Press, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode Why Charles Spurgeon opposed Karl Marx. How the Church should respond to the social justice movement. How understanding reality, how we know what we know, and who decides right and wrong equips Christians to evaluate the claims of social justice advocates. How important it is that Christians understand how language works and how the use of language is at the heart of social justice. How should the Church respond to attacks on religious liberty. Whether there are situations where social justice rises to the level of church discipline. How the biblical gospel counters the counterfeit gospel of social justice. About the Guest Jeff is the author of several Christian books, including the Amazon #1 Bestseller, The Church:Why Bother? He is pastor/teacher of Grace Bible Church in Conway, Arkansas, a community where he also resides with his wife Letha and their two sons, Martyn and Christian. Jeff graduated from Central Baptist College in Bible and earned his M. Rel. in Biblical Studies. He earned his Th.D in Systematics from Veritas Theological Seminary. Along with his pastoral and publishing ministry, Jeff is a sought-after conference speaker and contributes regularly to the Reformed Baptist Blog. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Aug 16

29 min 10 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Dr. Michael Barrett discuss the dangers of wrong views of holiness, the means of grace, navigating distractions, fighting temptation and lust by fearing God, the fear of God and the presence of God, handling affliction in a Christ-centered way, along with this book with Dr. Beeke, A Radical, Comprehensive Call to Holiness (‎Christian Focus, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The dangers of wrong views of holiness. How wrong views of holiness affect our understanding of assurance. The means of grace and growing in Christ. Learning to navigate the distractions of our lives. The importance of being aware of the dangers of lust and temptation around us. Fighting temptation and lust by fearing God. Learning to factor the Lord into every facet and sphere of our lives. The difference between once saved always saved and perseverance of the saints. Handling affliction in a Christ-centered way. The dangers of letting go and letting God theology and what Christians should think about it. The beauty and glory of biblical holiness. About the Guest Michael P. V. Barrett is vice president for academic affairs, academic dean, and professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a minister in the Heritage Reformed Congregations. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Aug 9

32 min 16 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and David Fiorazo discuss the essential nature of the Church, the life of the mind in the Christian life, Christian political engagement, preparing for present and future persecution, censorship, social media engagement, ending abortion, along with his book, Canceling Christianity: How The Left Silences Churches, Dismantles The Constitution, And Divides Our Culture (‎Freiling Publishing, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The essential nature of the Church. The importance of the life of the mind to Christianity. Whether Christians should pursue a career and engagement with politics. Why every Christian is to be engaged in the Great Commission in every sphere of vocation and life. How Christians balance their political engagement with their Christian faith. How Christians should prepare for present persecution and future persecution. Why Christians should work towards the end of abortion through legislation and preaching the gospel, and making disciples of Jesus. Why Christians should stay on social media and use their voice for the glory of Christ and look for other opportunities to share Christ on other social media platforms. How Christians should speak about the rise of socialism and godless ideologies in America. About the Guest David Fiorazo is an author, pastor, blogger, and Christian talk show host. He has worked in the broadcasting industry for 30 years and in Christian ministry for over 25 years. While living in Los Angeles, he acted in television shows, commercials, and was very involved in the Christian community. He currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife, Rosanna. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Aug 2

59 min 16 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Marcia Montenegro discuss what the Enneagram is, why this practice should be concerning to Christians, and how they should speak to it and about it, how the Enneagram opposes a biblical worldview, along with her book, Richard Rohr and the Enneagram (MCOI Publishing, 2020). What you’ll hear in this episode Why Christians shouldn't engage or use the enneagram. The dangers of Richard Rohr’s theology. Advice to pastors on the use of the enneagram in the local church. The sufficiency of Scripture and the problem of pragmatism. The concerning trend of books from evangelical publishers on the Enneagram. How Christians should speak to growing challenge of the Enneagram and it’s growing influence. How the Enneagram opposes a biblical worldview. What the Enneagram is and why this practice should be concerning to Christians. About the Guest Before becoming a Christian, Marcia Montenegro was involved for many years in Eastern spiritual beliefs (Hindu and Buddhist), New Age, and Occult practices. She was also a certified, professional astrologer who taught Astrology for several years and served as chairperson of the Astrology Board of Examiners (ABE) and President of the Astrological Society in Atlanta, GA. She has articles published in various magazines and written chapters included in books on the New Age and Occult topics. Marcia has a Master's Degree in Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC. Marcia serves as a missionary with Fellowship International Mission (FIM), Allentown, PA. Based in Arlington, VA she is the mother of an adult son and also the author of SpellBound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today's Kids (Cook, 2006).Marcia's CANA website is christiananswersforthenewage.org. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Jul 26

57 min 6 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Owen Strachan discuss whether or not it’s biblical to view CRT as an analytical tool or not, the signs of a “woke” church and how Christians should respond to it, and address it in their churches and with their church leadership, along with his book, Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel- and the Way to Stop It (Salem Books, 2021) What you’ll hear in this episode Why it’s problematic that some churches have accepted Critical race theory. Whether or not it’s biblical to view Critical Race theory as an analytical tool or not. The signs of a woke church and how Christians should respond and address it. How Christians should tell other Christians and churches about CRT in love. How Christians should approach church leaders and their pastors about concerns about CRT. About the Guest Dr. Owen Strachan is Provost and Research Professor of Theology at Grace Bible Theological Seminary. Before coming to GBTS he served as Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Residency Ph.D Program at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his Ph.D from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, his M.Div from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his AB from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He is married and the father of three children. Strachan has authored numerous books, including Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind, The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision (with Kevin Vanhoozer) and the forthcoming Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel – and the Way to Stop it (Salem Books, July 2021). Strachan is the former president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, the former director of The Center for Public Theology at MBTS and is the President of Reformanda Ministries. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Jul 19

32 min 18 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Micah Wilder discuss engaging Mormon missionaries when they come to your door and Mormon neighbors with the gospel, ministering to Ex-Mormons with Scripture, along with his book, Passport to Heaven: The True Story of a Zealous Mormon Missionary Who Discovers the Jesus He Never Knew?  (Harvest House, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The best way to engage Mormon neighbors with the gospel. How to minister to ex-Mormons. What the average Mormon knows about the Mormon faith. How to come alongside Mormons with Scripture. The best way to engage Mormon missionaries who come to the door of our house. Finding truth in God’s Word alone. About the Guest Micah Wilder is a founder of Adam’s Road, a music and testimony ministry which shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ across North America. Micah recounts his spiritual journey in his first book, Passport to Heaven: The True Story of a Zealous Mormon Missionary Who Discovers the Jesus He Never Knew (Harvest House, June 2021). Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Jul 12

43 min 58 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Garrett Kell discuss the gospel and pursuing purity, the place of community and pursuing purity, strategies to starve pornography, and accountability, along with his book, Pure in Heart: Sexual Sin and the Promises of God (Crossway, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode What real accountability looks like for the Christian The gospel and our pursuit of purity. Advice to those struggling with sexual sin who think they are beyond the salvation offered in Christ. The importance of community in the battle for purity. Approaching the throne of grace and our pursuit of purity. Advice for those struggling with social media and pursuing purity. Some practical strategies to starving a hunger for pornography. Advice for pursuing biblical counseling from a pastor of biblical counselor. About the Guest J. Garrett Kell (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. He and his wife, Carrie, have six children. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Jul 5

43 min 12 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Voddie Baucham discuss social justice and biblical and theological illiteracy, the dangers of CRT and intersectionality, the dangers of the cult of racism, concerns with Christian’s support of BLM, along with his book, Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe (Salem Books, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode Why the social justice is a gospel issue. Why social justice is another symptom of the growing problem of biblical and theological illiteracy. How Christians can pursue justice without bending to wokeness or other troubling views. Advice to the person getting exposed to critical race theory and intersectionality. Concerns about the growing racial reconciliation movement in the evangelical Church today. Concerns about critical social justice movement’s stance on abortion. The most powerful weapon that Christians have against CRT and intersectionality. Why real love for brothers and sisters in Christ requires contending with them and for them. Concerns about evangelical Christian’s support of Black Lives Matter. About the Guest VODDIE BAUCHAM, JR. is a pastor and church planter who is currently serving as dean of the School of Divinity at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, where he and his family have lived since 2015. Voddie and his wife, Bridget, have been married for more than thirty years, have nine children and two grandchildren, and are committed home educators. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Jun 28

28 min 31 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Andreas Kostenberger discuss the importance of biblical theology to biblical interpretation, the historical and cultural background to Scripture, along with his book, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology, 2nd ed. (Kregel, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The importance of understanding the historical and cultural background of the Bible. Advice for Pastors and Bible teachers as they apply God’s Word to God’s people. The importance of biblical theology to biblical interpretation. About the Guest Andreas Köstenberger is Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology and Director of the Center for Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the Founder of Biblical Foundations, an organization devoted to encouraging a return to the biblical foundations in the home, the church, and society. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Jun 21

33 min 40 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Doreen Virtue discuss the history and dangers of yoga, how Christians should speak to those involved in yoga, the danger yoga presents to children, correcting people with love and patience, and how yoga opposes a Christian worldview. What you’ll hear in this episode The history of yoga and how it got started. Why yoga is so dangerous. How yoga opposes a Christian worldview. Why Christians should not engage in yoga. How Christians should speak to those involved in yoga. The dangers of melding Christianity with any other religion. Advice to correcting our opponents in love and with patience. The dangers of yoga for children and what they are being taught, and what parents can do about it. About the Guest Raised in Christian Science, Doreen Virtue was formerly the top-selling New Age author at the world’s largest New Age publisher, until Jesus opened her eyes to the gospel. She got baptized for the first time, began spreading the gospel message, and denouncing the New Age. After getting fired from her New Age publisher and losing most of her friends, some of her family members, enduring cruel slander and spiritual warfare, and losing her home, Doreen and her husband, Michael, began rebuilding their lives on the solid foundation of Jesus. They learned how to trust in God, instead of trying to predict or control the future. Today, they live in the Pacific Northwest where they attend a biblically solid church and Doreen attends seminary studying biblical theology so that she won’t be deceived again. Doreen’s website is: DoreenVirtue.com and you can find her at Instagram.com/DoreenVirtue, Facebook.com/DoreenVirtueForJesus, and YouTube.com/DoreenVirtueForJesus Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Jun 14

40 min 7 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Tim Shorey about the importance of children learning theology and help for parents to teach their children theology and how the local church can come alongside parents to encourage and equip them, and his new book, An ABC Prayer to Jesus: Praise for Hearts Both Young & Old. What you’ll hear in this episode The importance of children learning theology. How the local church can come alongside parents and teach them theology. Help for parents wanting to help children learn theology. How the local church can encourage and equip parents to help children read their Bible’s. The role grandparents should take in the spiritual formation and development of their grandchildren. About the Guest Timothy M. Shorey has been a pastor since 1982. He currently leads Risen Hope Church, a multiethnic congregation in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and is the author of Worship Worthy and 30/30 Hindsight: 30 Reflections on a 30-Year Headache. He and Gayline have six children and numerous grandchildren. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Jun 7

33 min 29 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and David Steele discuss the fear of God and standing against the fear of man, biblical boldness and practical steps towards it, Christians convictions and Scripture, along with his new book, Spineless: Restoring Courage and Conviction to the People of God. What you’ll hear in this episode J.C. Ryle’s lament over the church in our day and David Steele’s concern about the church in our day. Some marks of false teachers Christians should look out for. The importance of Christians convictions being shaped by Scripture. Some of the markets of faithful proclamation of God’s Word. The importance of Christians being governed by biblical conviction and informed by biblical truth as Christians. A proper fear of God and standing stand against the fear of man. The importance of biblical boldness and a plan of action towards it. About the Guest Dr. David S. Steele has been in pastoral ministry since 1991. He holds BS and MA degrees from Multnomah University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary and a D. Min from Bakke Graduate University. Following graduation from Multnomah University, he served eight years as Pastor to Students at Lacey Chapel. In 2000, he became the Pastor of Theology at First Baptist Church in La Grande, Oregon where he served for over eleven years. In 2012, he became the Senior Pastor at Christ Fellowship in Everson, Washington. At Christ Fellowship he leads the staff, serves as the Pastor for preaching and vision casting, and oversees Veritas (adult theological education) and Iron Men (men's leadership development). His personal mission is to positively influence people, impact the world one person at a time and to glorify God by enjoying him forever. His passion in ministry is preaching, teaching, and leadership development. Specifically, his aim is to educate the mind, engage the affections, equip the whole person, and encourage God-centered living that treasures Christ above all things. He and his wife, Gerrene were married in 1991 and they have two children.   Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

May 31

38 min 12 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Dr. Gregg Allison discuss our approach to discipleship and human embodiment, how Christians should respond to issues related to gender, along with his book, Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World (Baker Books, 2021).   What you’ll hear in this episode How human embodiment can help us become more connected with God and His design for mankind How our interpretation of body image affects our relationship with God. How Christians should respond to issues related to gender in our culture. How the Incarnation instructs us about our existence as embodied people. Our responsibility as image-bearers to care for our bodies. How our physical body relates to worship. About the Guest Gregg R. Allison (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith, The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms, Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine, and Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church. He serves as secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society and is a book review editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Gregg is also a pastor of Sojourn Community Church. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

May 24

33 min 3 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace, Dave and Chelsea Stanley talk about the benefits of using Scripture as a guide when we pray, encouragement for adult children caring for their parents, and what adult children should do when they don’t feel like our parents are worthy of honor, along with her book, 5 Things to Pray for Your Parents (The Good Book, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode The benefits of using Scripture as a guide when we pray. What adult children should do when they don’t feel like our parents are worthy of honor. Encouragement to adult children caring for their parents. Advice on praying for unbelieving parents. About the Guest Chelsea Stanley is a child of God, wife, and mother of three young boys. She is a member of Crossway Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin where she serves with the womens ministry team. Chelsea has written for Desiring God, Risen Motherhood, and The Gospel Coalition, and she loves helping adult children apply the truth of the gospel to their parental relationships. Connect with her on Instagram or Facebook. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

May 17

41 min 17 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Dave and Tobby Smith discuss why and how Christians should respond to heresy, some ways to engage Mormons with the gospel, the markers of progressive Christianity, why Christians should be concerned about Bethel, along with his book, Wolfology: A Look at Heresies Old and New (Kress Biblical Resources, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode Why Christians should be concerned about heresy. How Christians should respond to heresy. How studying church history can help Christians today. Some of the best ways to engage Mormons with the gospel. The markers of progressive Christianity and how Christians should speak to them. Why Christians should be concerned about Bethel. About the Guest Tobby Smith is Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in New Castle, Indiana. Tobby holds a B.A. from Boyce College, an M.A. and Masters of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently a PhD student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tobby has been married to his wife Rachel for twenty-three years. They have a teenage son named Piper. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

May 10

36 min 47 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Carolyn Lacey discuss why Christians should care about hospitality, how to get started with hospitality in and out of the church, along with her book, Extraordinary Hospitality for Ordinary People (The Good Book, 2021) What you’ll hear in this episode Why Christians should be concerned about hospitality. The role of hospitality in the local church. Four ways that Christians can offer compassionate and genuine hospitality to others. Advice to those wanting to start being hospitable to others but aren’t sure how to start. The relationship between hospitality and humility. The role hospitality has among church members in the local church. About the Guest Carolyn Lacey is a writer, speaker and pastor's wife. She serves alongside her husband, Richard, in Worcester, UK, and teaches regularly at women's events. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

May 3

25 min 28 sec

On today’s Equipping you in Grace show, Dave and Megan Hill discuss building friendship in marriage, prioritizing spiritual growth, navigating conflict in marriage, and the church, along with her new book, Partners in the Gospel- 50 Meditations for Pastors’ and Elders’ Wives (P&R, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode Some unique challenges that pastors’ and elders’ wives face. How church members can encourage and support pastors’ and elders wives’. Some of the ways to prioritize your spiritual growth as a pastor or elders’ wife. Some of the unique challenges that pastors’ and elders’ children face. How church members can come alongside pastors’ and elders’ wives as they raise their children. Advice for pastors’ or elders’ wives to connect with others ladies and build friendships with them. Some of the ways the pastors’ and elders’ wives can encourage their husband in ministry. Advice for pastors and pastors’ wives on making time for one another in ministry. Advice on handling conflict in marriage. How pastor and the pastor’s wife can handle conflict with others in the local church. About the Guest Megan Hill is the author of Praying Together, an editor for The Gospel Coalition, and a regular contributor to Today in the Word. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Apr 26

26 min 13 sec

On today’s Equipping you in Grace show, Dave and Scott Mehl discuss personal Christlikeness and cultivating it in local churches, biblical counseling, and caring for one another, along with his book, Loving Messy People- The Messy Art of Helping One Another Become More Like Jesus (Shepherds Press, 2020) and the companion volume Intro to Messy Care and Discipleship. What you’ll hear in this episode Advice to Christians who feel totally disqualified from being used by God. How the gospel addresses our mess. Why personal Christlikeness matters and how local churches can cultivate it in the lives of God’s people. What it looks like to love and care for one another in our local churches. What it looks like for church members to provide biblical counselor to one another. About the Guest Scott Mehl (D.Min., Southern Seminary) pastors Cornerstone Church of West LA (since 2005). His ministry focuses include preaching, teaching, counseling, and church-wide vision. He is a regular writer and speaker on topics related to practical theology. He is also a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and an adjunct faculty member at Eternity Bible College. Scott lives in Culver City, CA, with his wife and four children. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Apr 19

31 min 3 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Ellen Mary Dykas discuss what it means to have misplaced hope in relationships, union with Christ, and pursuing relational health, along with her new devotional, Toxic Relationships Taking Refuge in Christ (P&R, 2021). What you’ll hear in this episode An overview of how God is our most trustworthy refuge and help. The dangers of people idolatry. What disorders desires are and why it matters. What it means to have misplaced hope in relationships. What it looks like to pursue relational health. Some hindrances that stop people from pursuing relational health. Grow growing in our knowledge of Jesus helps us pursue relational health. Advice to those struggling with toxic relationships. About the Guest Ellen Mary Dykas (MA, Covenant Theological Seminary) is the women's ministry coordinator at Harvest USA and the author of Sexual Sanity for Women as well as several mini-books. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Apr 12

36 min 26 sec

On today’s Equipping You in Grace, Dave and Doreen Virtue discuss the marks of New Age theology and helping people out of it, her journey to and growth in Reformed theology, along with her book, Deceived No More: How Jesus Led Me out of the New Age and into His Word (Thomas Nelson, 2020). What you’ll hear in this episode Doreen’s journey to Reformed theology. Marks of New Age Theology. Helping people out of New Age theology. How seminary has helped Doreen in her handling of God’s Word. About the Guest Raised in Christian Science, Doreen Virtue was formerly the top-selling New Age author at the world’s largest New Age publisher, until Jesus opened her eyes to the gospel. She got baptized for the first time, began spreading the gospel message, and denouncing the New Age. After getting fired from her New Age publisher and losing most of her friends, some of her family members, enduring cruel slander and spiritual warfare, and losing her home, Doreen and her husband, Michael, began rebuilding their lives on the solid foundation of Jesus. They learned how to trust in God, instead of trying to predict or control the future. Today, they live in the Pacific Northwest where they attend a biblically solid church and Doreen attends seminary studying biblical theology so that she won’t be deceived again. Doreen’s website is: DoreenVirtue.com and you can find her at Instagram.com/DoreenVirtue, Facebook.com/DoreenVirtueForJesus, and YouTube.com/DoreenVirtueForJesus Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Apr 5

38 min 49 sec