For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

David Schrock

David Schrock (Ph.D., SBTS) serves as preaching pastor at Occoquan Bible Church in Woodbridge, VA. David and wife, Wendy, have three sons, Titus, Silas, and Cohen. He blogs at Via Emmaus.

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How to identify a biblical pattern for worship

Every time believers assemble in God’s name, we participate in a heavenly reality. So, we should order our assemblies by the divine pattern God has given.

The Lord’s Supper is not for “you.” It’s for us.

The Lord’s Supper is not a private meal that individuals share with Jesus. It is a communal meal for all of Christ’s people to worship together.

3 ways to misread the Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount may be the most well-known and most misunderstood sermon in all of history.

Why Christ’s birth was an act of war

Christmas is not just about baby Jesus. It’s about the warrior-king Jesus, coming to redeem his people.

If you want your church to be more like Christ, preach the gospel

Preach Christ in all of Scripture, because only by seeing him will we become like him — the purpose for which we were created and redeemed.

Hospitality is not an optional ministry

Ministry is hospitality, and hospitality that is more than an event. It is simply the Christian way of life.

Four keys to reading (and teaching) the Psalms

Let us give praise to God for the Psalms and praise him with the Psalms.

From Beelines to Plotlines: Typology That Follows the Covenental Topography of Scripture

Perhaps you have heard or repeated Charles Spurgeon’s famous axiom, “I take my text and make a beeline to the cross.” The trouble is Charles Spurgeon probably never said it.1 Worse, the simplistic axiom fails to account for the textual shape and biblical contours of the Bible, not to mention the infelicitous way it misjudges…

Five common objections to church discipline

Church discipline is not only biblical, it is loving.

Fruitful prayer and Bible study begin with changed desires

What a glorious gift, the new birth is. Not only does God justify us when he gives us faith; he also empowers us to begin a life of sanctification.

How preaching makes disciples

Christ’s disciples always need the Word of God and they need faithful teachers to help them understand what it means and how it applies.

What is a disciple, anyway?

For followers of Christ, discipleship is not an optional extra for interested Christians.

Why everyone in your church needs theology

What a sad thought, that theology is only for the professional theologians. May we who prize theology stress its place in the church and show how practical it is, for in so doing we will save both ourselves and those around us.

Resurrection and Priesthood: Christological Soundings from the Book of Hebrews

In orthodox Christology, the priesthood of Christ has been a regular feature of Jesus’ messianic portrait. In Reformed circles, the munus triplex goes back to before Calvin.