David Garner
The recipients of the letter to the Hebrews faced uncompromising pressure to compromise. Ridiculed for abandoning their own religious heritage and for extracting themselves from their very own people, these early followers of Christ anguished under tremendous pressures to return to their former...Continue reading.
David Garner
Extreme practices of the Insider Movement Paradigm (IMP), like those missionaries who publicly convert to Islam in order to "reach" those in the mosque, are rejected even by most IM advocates. But the concerns before the Church of Jesus Christ around the world are not merely fringe...Continue reading.
David Garner
Missions is not what it used to be, because the study of missions and missions theories, called missiology, has taken a life of its own.Continue reading.
David Garner
Theology regularly gets a bad rap. "Don't give me doctrine. I want something practical." "I like sermons that touch my heart, not those that fill my head." Or, "Come on. I'm not interested in all this theology. I just want to love Jesus."...Continue reading.
David Garner
In our last column, we surveyed the importance of Jesus' life as signaled in Luke 2:52: "Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man." More needs be said. So we return to this theme of Jesus' life, with an eye to appreciating further Jesus' biography...Continue reading.
David Garner
"I have come to do your will, O God," Jesus says to his Father (Heb 10:7). With this declaration, Jesus circumscribes his earthly life. He knows his purpose on earth is to work, to carry out God's work. He came to do the will of God. ...Continue reading.
David Garner
Grace is no arbitrary decision or arbitrary act. Grace is not an illusion or a pretension. God does not look at us with a nod and a wink. Real redemptive grace is ours because, as the psalmist puts it, God's "right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him" (Psalm 98:1b)...Continue reading.
David Garner
Many treat gospel grace with frightful flippancy, and much of this abuse spawns from a misunderstanding of how grace works. In the next few SQN columns, we will work through the all-important theme of biblical grace and its essential relationship to works.Continue reading.
David Garner
My name is David. So, it seems, is nearly every other man I meet. OK. I am exaggerating a bit, but my entire life I have been surrounded by Davids - grade school, sports teams, church, the neighborhood. Family moves prove the name is no respecter of geography: North Carolina, Texas, Illinois,...Continue reading.
David Garner
One chief evidence of gospel grace in the life of the believer is wonder. The Lord God himself and his care for us should dumbfound us. Any attention to them catapults the soul into an orbit of awe. The fact is, the more we consider creation and redemption, the more we discover that we simply...Continue reading.

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