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Anxiety, Encouragement, and the Local Church

3/19/2019
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On today's episode, Gary writes in today and asks, "Dave, I struggle with anxiety. Can you please help me understand why I should reach out and share with others in my local church about my anxiety?" What you’ll hear in this episode Proverbs 12:25 and Hebrews 3:13 and anxiety. The need to encourage one another in the Body of Christ. The local church and walking with one another. The need for godly encouragement in the local church. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe...

Duration:00:12:02

Being a Christian To Those Facing Grief and Loneliness

3/12/2019
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On today's episode, Steven writes in today and asks, "Dave I have several friends who are struggling with loneliness and grieving over the loss of family members. Can you please help me to learn to walk with these friends? What you’ll hear in this episode Being a friend to the grieving and lonely. Learn to be quick to listen and slow to speak. The importance of praying for friends. Why discipleship is not only for the spiritually immature, it is also for the spiritually mature. Why...

Duration:00:10:22

The Importance of Biblical Interpretation in the Christian Life

3/5/2019
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On today's episode, Sam writes in and wants to know, "Dave can you please help me understand the basics of biblical interpretation?" What you’ll hear in this episode What the Gospel of Luke teaches about the person and work of the Lord Jesus. Luke 24 and redemptive history. Why our interpretation of Scripture should be grounded in the biblical text. Why our interpretation of Scripture should be through. Why our intrepretation of Scripture should be Christ-centered. Why our interpretation...

Duration:00:06:52

The Importance of Life From the Womb to the Tomb and Every Where In Between

2/12/2019
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On today's episode, James writes in and asks, "Dave, I've been struggling in my prayer life. Can you please help me understand the relationship between the grace of God and prayer? What you’ll hear in this episode What an abortion is Biblical Evidence for the Pro-Life position Statistics on Abortion Helping the Church Be About Life from the Womb to the Tomb and Everywhere In-Between Ministering to those who have had an abortion. Why Christians should be against abortion and support...

Duration:00:23:05

The Grace of God and Prayer

2/5/2019
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On today's episode, James writes in and asks, "Dave, I've been struggling in my prayer life. Can you please help me understand the relationship between the grace of God and prayer? What you’ll hear in this episode Charles Spurgeon on the implications on how Christians are to approach God in prayer.Christ’s High Priestly ministry and the Christian’s prayer life.Christians and coming to God in prayer with great joy.Christians should come to God with confidence in prayer.The throne of grace...

Duration:00:09:30

Some Keys to Sermon Listening and Note-Taking During Sermons

1/29/2019
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On today's episode, Sean writes in and asks, "Dave can you please help me learn some keys to sermon listening and note-taking during the sermon? What you’ll hear in this episode Why you should open your Bible and keep it open as your pastor preaches.How to learn to listen for key ideas/points.Learn to interpret the biblical text from your pastor.Why a real love for God will produce a love for His Word, His people, and His church.Why listening well and taking good notes during sermons are a...

Duration:00:06:49

The Importance of Spiritual Warfare and Spiritual Growth in the Christian Life

1/22/2019
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On today's episode, Adam writes in and asks, "Dave, I've been studying the topic of spiritual warfare for awhile but was wondering, "What exactly is the importance of spiritual warfare and spiritual growth in the Christian life?" What you’ll hear in this episode The classic view of spiritual warfare.The classic mode of spiritual warfare.Recommended books on spiritual warfare.An explanation of Ephesians 6:10-18. Why understand the role of spiritual warfare plays in spiritual growth is vital...

Duration:00:11:29

The Importance of Bible Reading in the Christian Life

1/8/2019
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On today’s episode Fred writes in and asks, “Dave I want to get off to a good start in the New Year on my Bible reading can you please help me understand the importance of the Bible reading for the Christian life? What you’ll hear in this episode The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, sufficient, clear, and authoritative Word of God. The Bible has a unified theme around the gospel. To the Christian Bible reading is not for salvation it’s to grow in the grace and knowledge of the grace of...

Duration:00:11:27

New Year, New Resolutions to Grow in the Grace of God

1/1/2019
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On today’s episode, Jim writes in and asks us, “In the new year I want to make resolutions that will help me to grow in the grace of God, but I’m not sure how to do so?” What you’ll hear in this episode How the example of Jonathan Edwards making resolutions at the age of 19 that would guide and shape his life and ministry can help Christians today do the same thing.1 Timothy 4:6-8 and the purpose and nature of Christians disciplining themselves in the grace of God.The importance of...

Duration:00:14:34

Encouraging a Depressed and Discouraged Friend

9/12/2018
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On today’s episode, Alex writes in and asks, “I have a friend who is really struggling with depression and discouragement. Can you please help me to encourage him and even myself when I get discouraged and depressed?” What you’ll hear in this episode Facing discouragement and disappointment with the gospel. Facing discouragement and disappointment with God’s people in the local church. How to help and counsel friends facing discouragement and disappointment with the gospel. Learning to be...

Duration:00:21:35

Real Help and Hope for Porn Strugglers

9/5/2018
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On today’s episode, Tyler asks, "I have a friend who is really struggling with an addiction to pornography. Can you please help me to help him and others who need real help and hope from pornography with the gospel?" What you’ll hear in this episode Bible prayer Local church Real open, honest, transparent accountability Godly friends Biblical counseling. The gospel. Biblical manhood and womanhood. Nightime is danger time. If you have a question you'd like to see answered please email me....

Duration:00:31:30

The Importance of a Biblical Sexual Ethic to a Christian Worldview

8/29/2018
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On today’s episode, Sam asks us, "What is a ‘biblical sexual ethic?” What you’ll hear in this episode Creator-creature distinction. Providing the right diagnosis and the right remedy in the gospel. Sound doctrine and biblical ethics. 1 Timothy 1:8-11 and a biblical ethic and biblical sexuality. The gospel, biblical sexuality, and biblical ethics. Standing on the authority of God's Word for the Christian life and ministry. If you have a question you'd like to see answered please email me....

Duration:00:15:13

The Dangers of Gossip and the Hope of the Gospel

7/25/2018
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On today’s episode, Cindy asks us, "Can you please help us understand the dangers of gossip please? What you’ll hear in this episode True religion and the tongue. The inconsistency of the tongue and the consistency of God. The gospel and the transformation of the tongue. Rumors, slander, and gossip. If you have a question you'd like to see answered please email me. Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Ask Us Anything via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast...

Duration:00:21:44

Advice to a Struggling Christian on Assurance

7/11/2018
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On today’s episode, Evan asks us, "What are a few things that you would say to someone who struggles with assurance?” What you’ll hear in this episode 1 John and the evidence of salvation. Hebrews, the sufficiency of Christ, and assurance. The nature of assurance and perseverance. Assurance and confidence in the gospel. Union and communion with Christ and assurance. Watchfulness, discipleship, and perseverance. Perseverance as the result of the work of the Holy Spirit in a Christian. How...

Duration:00:22:47

The Place of Discernment and Sound Doctrine in the Christian Life

7/5/2018
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On the eleventh episode of the Ask us Anything Podcast, Joey asks, “What is the place of discernment and sound doctrine in the Christian Life?” What you’ll hear in this episode The importance of biblical discernment for the Christian life. The Christian’s attitude in discernment. A Three-Fold Grid for Discernment Good biblical theology helps Christians to discern between what is right and what is wrong. The importance of doctrinal discernment in the Christian life. Three practical points...

Duration:00:29:15

The Importance of the Old Testament to the Christian Life

6/5/2018
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On the tenth episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Matt's question, "Why does reading the Old Testament matter to the Christian? What you’ll hear in this episode Learning to read the Old Testament. The promises of God and the Old Testament. The importance of reading and teaching the whole counsel of God. Church History and the Old Testament. The danger of unhitching the Old Testament from the Bible. Recommended Books on Beginning to Read and Study Scripture How to...

Duration:00:12:57

Precision and Theological Language

5/29/2018
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On the ninth episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Andy's question, “Does it matter that we use precise language when explaining theology?” What you’ll hear in this episode: Theological precision matters because people matter. Theological precision and the Great Commandment. Church History and precise theological language. God has chosen to reveal Himself in His Word, using words so we would be able to know Him, love Him, and serve Him. Theological precision matters...

Duration:00:06:24

Episode 8- The Importance of Sound Doctrine to the Christian Life

5/15/2018
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On the eighth episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Joanne two questions,“Why does sound doctrine matter? What does sound doctrine entail?” What you’ll hear in this episode: The meaning of doctrine. The importance of doctrine. Doctrine the fuel for discipleship. How doctrine Informs discipleship. The source of sound doctrine. The end of sound doctrine. Doctrine and the gospel. If you have a question you'd like to see answered please email me. Subscribing, sharing,...

Duration:00:15:01

Episode 7- The Importance of Theological Maturity in the Christian Life

3/14/2018
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On the seventh episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Nathan question, “Dave, I’ve been listening to you talk about loving God and loving others and find your answers to be helpful. But to push the conversation a little further, I want to know if you can talk about why and how to grow in theological maturity in the Christian life?” What you’ll hear in this episode: Theology is the study of God. Doctrine comes from the Word. Theology is the application of our doctrine....

Duration:00:23:07

Episode 6- Loving God and Asking Good Questions

2/28/2018
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On the sixth episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Sam's question, "Dave, I'm seeking to grow in my knowledge and understanding of the gospel each day. I'm wondering though if you can help me with this question, I know I am to love the Lord with all of my heart, mind, and my neighbor. I'm wondering though it seems like some Christians devalue doctrine and only want to emphasize loving others. Can you help me to learn how to love God with my mind also and to ask good...

Duration:00:11:41