Dr. Joel Jupp serves as the worship leader at Lombard Christian Reformed Church in the Chicago suburbs. In addition to church ministry, he teaches courses at Judson University, Moody Bible Institute, Aurora University, and Trinity Christian College. He holds degrees from Taylor University (BA), Ball State University (MA), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv) and Asbury Theological Seminary (DMin). In his free time, he loves writing songs and poetry, playing and watching sports, and spending time with his family.
Articles by this author:
- A Necessity for New Testament WorshipersBy Joel Jupp
Most Christians who read the Bible notice that “grace” and “peace” are mentioned quite frequently—not merely in isolation, but together.
In fact, in the New Testament, the terms are paired together seventeen times. Grace and peace are mentioned together in Romans,
1 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, 1 Peter, and eleven other New Testament books. Clearly this pairing is not incidental, but speaks to what we as believers need in our everyday walk with Christ.