On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and David Steele talk about the life and ministry of John Calvin, and what we can learn from him about the doctrine of God, humility, contrition, and the marks of a Christian, along with his book, A Godward Gaze: The Holy Pursuit of John Calvin.
What you’ll hear in this episode
Who John Calvin is.
Why John Calvin’s theology is so critical in the history of the Church.
What makes the mission Calvin engaged in Geneva so important.
How Calvin’s doctrine of God and the gospel-shaped his understanding of humility in the Christian life.
How Christians grow in humility.
How Christians bear the marks of true contrition.
What the posture and marks of a trembling Christian are.
Recommended books on further reading on John Calvin.
Why we need more Christian men like John Calvin and what such men look like in terms of their Christian life and ministries.
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.
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