#113: A much needed rest and holding fast to faith when it doesn’t make sense.

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In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I share some reflections on a much-needed vacation spent with family as well as some timely encouragement on the providence of God, whose sovereignty is never in doubt. What’s in front of us and all around might make us believe otherwise. We are very easily swayed into declaring the “end of all things.” But even when all seems dismal, the almighty wisdom of God is still true. Even when all else is uncertain, we can cling to the certain hope of the Father (Heb. 6:19). Even when it doesn’t make sense, we can still have faith.

Grace and peace.


Pastor Brad’s sermons

Stonington Baptist Church sermons

When Faith Fails to Make Sense,” David Clay

Don’t Say No: The Ludicrous Nature of Faith,” Sam Bush

Camouflaged sovereignty and concern for God’s Word,” article by yours truly

The rock of truth in the storm of fake news,” article by yours truly

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know & So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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I’m Brad Gray and I serve as the Senior Pastor of Stonington Baptist Church in Paxinos, Pennsylvania, where I live with my wife Natalie, daughter Lydia, son Braxton, and soon-to-be-born daughter Bailey. Besides pastoring, I spend most of my time writing, reading, and ministering in many more ways. I am resolved to faithfully and fervently propagate the gospel of “grace upon grace” for the weary and the worn out. It is my sincerest desire to live and minister all “for the sake of the Name” (3 John 1:7). So long as Christ is exalted, that is enough.


Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.