But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Grace To You - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:00

The Servant Leader Exemplifies Featured

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The church is not meant to gauge the quality of a servant leader merely by how he preaches. Even the most skilled preacher can sabotage the impact and reach of his sermons if he lives a sinful life. Tragically, the church today seems to be suffering from an epidemic of pastors whose conduct denies...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 18:00

The Servant Leader Teaches With Authority Featured

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In a culture that despises authority and submission, many people have been conditioned to distrust anyone who speaks authoritatively or represents an objective, external standard.

Christians must not succumb to such skepticism. We should not join the world’s knee-jerk cynicism for anyone who...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 18:00

The Servant Leader Works Hard Featured

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Is pastoral ministry a haven for people who want to avoid hard work? It can certainly appear that way to the casual observer, who only ever sees his pastor in action for two hours every Sunday. But that perception couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to faithful shepherds and...

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Sunday, 10 March 2019 18:00

The Servant Leader Is Disciplined Featured

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Faithful ministry is the natural extension of personal godliness. J. Oswald Sanders says in his book Spiritual Leadership, “Spiritual ends can be achieved only by spiritual men who employ spiritual methods.” [1] J. Oswald Sanders, Spiritual Leadership, revised ed. (Chicago, IL: Moody,...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 16:00

The Servant Leader Shuns Unbiblical Thinking Featured

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Today it’s considered noble for someone to say they have an open mind. But is it really virtuous to leave our thinking so exposed? We have doors in our homes to keep some things out and other things in, and we open the doors at our discretion to make that distinction. A wise man guards his...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 16:00

The Servant Leader Studies Featured

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Our culture is fixated on diets. We are continually bombarded with new and varied opinions about what we should and shouldn’t eat. After all, we’re told, our physical health is at stake.

However, when it comes to our spiritual health, it seems many Christians give little thought to the...

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:00

The Servant Leader Warns Featured

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We all understand the importance of roadside warnings while driving. Our safety often depends on the signs that line our streets and highways—especially the ones posted to inform us of potential dangers that lie ahead. Yet in the realm of pastoral ministry, there is widespread reluctance to...

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 16:00

The Excellent Servant of Jesus Christ Featured

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Servanthood isn’t typically synonymous with leadership. In the political and secular realms, leaders are generally people who spend their lives being served rather than serving others. The most visible segments of religion seem to reflect the same attitude as well. Popes and prosperity...

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:00

John MacArthur on Courage and Confidence Featured

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Few things today are as valuable as carefully chosen words. In an environment where critics and opponents are looking for excuses to be offended, bold speech and clear language are increasingly rare.

God’s people are not immune to this trend toward enforced inoffensiveness. We have all felt...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 16:00

Take Courage Featured

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Scripture is clear that believers are divinely equipped by Christ to overcome the threats of this world (1 John 5:4—5). That means we don’t need to yield to the mounting pressure to conform to the world’s skewed values, sinful social norms, and ever-shifting morality. We...

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:00

The High Cost of Cowardice Featured

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When you think of courageous Christians, your mind likely runs to the heroes of church history. You think of the men and women who endured imprisonment, torture, and even martyrdom for the sake of their faith. And certainly there are many places around the world where believers still face similar...

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On February 9, 1969, John MacArthur preached his first sermon as pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. In the fifty years since, John’s sequential exposition of Scripture has continued unabated—always with the same relentless passion and desire to know God’s...

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:00

Blessed Assurance Featured

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God is holy and we are sinful. Those two inescapable truths should frame our entire worldview. They also explain the terror God’s saints always felt during the divine encounters recorded in Scripture. It shouldn’t surprise us that even the apostle John collapsed “like a dead...

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 16:00

God Glorified Through His People Featured

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As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:14–16) 

One of the...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 16:00

Sovereign Care and Protection Featured

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How would you assess the current state of the church? Many believers would deliver a despairing report. Cowardice, compromise, and heresy abound in the guise of church growth strategies and contextualization. Religious broadcasting is overrun with charlatans and salesmen. And the political...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 16:00

The Lord’s Voice of Authority Featured

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I frequently hear pastors say, “You need to learn to listen to the voice of God. You need to be tuned in so you can hear His still, small voice.” Author Sarah Young makes a similar claim in Jesus Calling—her bestselling devotional based on messages she claims to have received from...

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 16:00

The Lord Purifies His People Featured

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“He’s not mad at you, He’s mad about you.” That’s how one high-profile pastor of a leading seeker-sensitive church likes to describe God’s supposed disposition toward sinners. [1] https://pastorrick.com/if-you-want-to-change-start-with-your-thinking/.

But that...

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I once heard the story of a man who spent his entire life in abject poverty. Soon after his death, a massive deposit of gold was discovered just beneath the surface of his small plot of land. I found it staggering to contemplate the vast resources that poor man had right under his feet his whole,...

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 16:00

The Lord’s Relentless Defense of His People Featured

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What is Jesus doing right now? After all, His creation is complete (John 1:1–3) and His atoning work is finished (Hebrews 10:12–14). So what occupies Him in the present? While exiled on the island of Patmos, the apostle John received a powerful reminder of the Lord’s ongoing...

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 16:00

The Enduring Light of the Truth Featured

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In spite of all that Scripture tells us about Jesus Christ, rarely do we see the full manifestation of His glory. Even in His interactions with His disciples after His resurrection, the Lord was still veiled within His glorified body.

Only one passage gives us a detailed glimpse of Christ’s...

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Recently, I conducted an Internet search for “songs about the grace of God.” Among the results was one website that comprised sixty-two pages of such songs. My curiosity piqued, I then searched “songs about the wrath of God.” Not surprisingly, the results were not nearly as...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:00

The Unmistakable Voice of the Lord Featured

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There’s nothing subtle about alarms. All potential distractions melt into oblivion when a blaring siren commands our focus. By design, they drown out all other noises and demand our attention. In the same way, when the apostle John heard the voice of the glorified Christ on Patmos, it was...

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 16:00

A Church Not Forsaken Featured

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Christ’s departure from this planet was not a departure from His church. He promised His disciples before He ascended to heaven, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). And in spite of the scandal, compromise corruption, and rebellion that often threatens to overrun the church,...

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Scripture is clear that Christians serve a God who is uniquely all-sufficient to meet our every need (Ephesians 1:3; 2 Peter 1:3-4; 2 Corinthians 12:9).

By definition, calling anything sufficient is to acknowledge it is inherently adequate to satisfy a particular need. Some things in this life are...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 16:00

Faith as Christ Defined It Featured

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If our aim is to understand the true nature of saving faith, who better to look to than Jesus Christ Himself, “the author and perfecter of [our] faith” (Hebrews 12:2)? And while the Lord had much to say about the quality and characteristics of saving faith throughout His public...

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