#94: Mercy for the desperate, the story of Scripture, and gorging on the Bible.

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In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I think through what it means that Jesus is our “great high priest” and why his is a ministry of mercy for the desperate. I also share some thoughts on the unfolding narrative of the Bible and why Christians everywhere ought to be gorging on the Scriptures. May you be blessed by these thoughts. Grace and peace!


You Are Fullness,” Young Oceans

The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses, Chris Bruno

They Spoke of Me: How Jesus Unlocks the Old Testament, Brandon D. Smith and Everett Berry

The Epistles General of I and II Peter and I John, Alexander Maclaren

Stonington Baptist Church sermons

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and 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, and son Braxton. 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 Jn 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.