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

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 01:42

Weekly Roundup 9/18/2017-9/23/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 9/18/2017-9/24/2017. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 9/18/2017

Covenant and...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 01:19

The Tempted One

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What does it mean to you that Jesus faced temptation? The fact that Jesus experienced temptations is important for our salvation as well as for our own daily battles with temptation. The writer of Hebrews captured the significance of this vital aspect of Christ’s ministry when he...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 01:10

The Refreshment of Christian Love

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It is no accident that Christ said, “By this, all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). He did not say they will know you by your politics, your simple living, or your dress. None of these things are primary, outward distinguishing...

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Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.)

Hi! I’m Alexiana Fry, and I am finishing my last semester of my Masters of Divinity here in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. I have been married...

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Friday, 22 September 2017 06:30

Nine Reasons You Should Fight for Your Marriage

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Should you fight for your marriage? Is it worth the trouble? Simply, yes.

Here are nine reasons why you should fight for your marriage.

  1. God owns your marriage. Jesus said, “What God has joined together, let not man separate” (Mark 10:9). When at the alter you say “I do” to...

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 03:03

How to Journal through the Psalms

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Getting Real and Drawing Near

Let’s face it—we are emotional creatures. And we don’t have to apologize for that fact. After all, God designed us that way, and in the Psalms we see that God works through our emotions to draw us closer to him and to mature us spiritually. We want to...

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Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.)

I serve as Associate Pastor at FBC Atlanta, TX. I’ve been married to Jenny for eight years now. We have three children: Kaden (6), Maya (5), and Chandler (2). We serve as...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:00

Episode 1- How Do I Minister to Hurting People?

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On the first episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers the question, “How Do I Minister To Hurting People?

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Asking good questions of those who are hurting.
  • Learn good listening skills.
  • How to ask clarifying questions.
  • Learn to see...

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Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.)

Currently, I serve as Worship Pastor at New City Church in Alma, GA. New City was planted seven years ago (in October) and is affiliated with the Southern Baptist...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:20

Courage And Counterfeits

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The book of Joshua relates one of the most exciting, victorious, and fruitful times in the history of the nation of Israel.

Under the leadership of Joshua, who himself “wholly followed the Lord” (Numbers 32:12), the people of Israel crossed over the river Jordan on dry land, miraculously...

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Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.)

I’m the preaching pastor at Immanuel in Odessa, Texas. I’m married to Brooke, and we have four kids. I love Kansas Jayhawk basketball, Rock Chalk!

What are you reading...

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:30

Be There

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“The soldier’s heart, the soldier’s spirit, the soldier’s soul, are everything. Unless the soldier’s soul sustains him, he cannot be relied on and will fail himself and his commander and his country in the end.”[1]

General George C. Marshall spoke...

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:20

Strategies for Dealing Appropriately with Frustration

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It happened again. It felt like I was losing my mind when in reality I wasn’t. This time I wasn’t dealing with my emotions very well. Instead of dealing with how I was feeling in a healthy way, I let day after day, and this time week after week go by without addressing how I felt. It...

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Biblical theology is the discipline that reveals the storyline of Scripture. It looks at the big picture, which begins at creation and culminates with the new earth, where God makes all things new. “The purpose of biblical theology,” according to James Hamilton “is to sharpen our...

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Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.)

My name is Jason, and I serve as the teaching pastor and church planter at Cross & Crown Church, located in Northern Virginia. As I type this, we’re closing on our house...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 06:45

The Fish and the Grace of God

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It was all his fault, and he knew it. Jonah pleaded with the sailors to throw him over. He could see the fear in their eyes as the waves continued to pound against the ship. These sailors were seasoned professionals and had seen storms before, but never anything like this. This was something...

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 02:15

Weekly Roundup 9/11/2017-9/16/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 9/11/2017-9/16/2017. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 9/11/2017

To Be A Christian by...

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 01:50

Try Listening

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There are many things you can do today to demonstrate care and concern for others, but few are as impactful as listening.

I remember as a child once on a boat asking a question to my uncle. While he was in the middle of giving his answer, I asked another question. His response, “If you would...

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 01:45

Nothing to Complain About

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Of all the sins that are grievous to the Lord (and there are plenty of them in our hearts and lives), I have recently been sensitive to the fact that we are all quick to gloss over two of the most serious–namely, ingratitude and complaining. It was these sins in particular that marked...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 01:16

The Warfare Worldview of Ephesians

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When was the last time you prayed against the devil? Or, attributed your physical pain or emotional vexations to a demonic spirit?

If it has been some time (or never), it’s probably because you live in the 21st Century America, where the evils of the world—moral and natural—are...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 01:06

An Open Letter to the Sexual Sufferer

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Dear friend,

How do you rebuild after sexual victimization? To experience such evil devastates so many aspects of who you are. Your expectations about life are forever darkened. Primal fears of danger awaken. In time they will ebb; they may even go dormant; but they will not go extinct until the day...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 04:45

Ten Things You Should Know about Teenagers

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1. Teenagers are coming of age in a post-Christian world.

Twenty-first-century teenagers are the first to grow up in a post-Christian context. In the past nineteen years, culture’s attitude toward religion and morality has shifted dramatically. But what’s new to you is normal to...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 04:40

Five Surprisingly Effective Ways to Improve Your Preaching

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I am a pastor who loves to preach. I find joy in proclaiming God’s Word to people. The thrill of watching people’s eyes light up as the truth of God comes to life is addictive. There are just few things that compare.

So when I see articles and posts on preaching, I am inclined to read...

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 07:43

Dear Seminarian: A Little Advice

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Dear Seminarian,

It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting in my first seminary class. I was excited as that first professor walked into the room, wrote his name on the board, and proceeded to hand out the class syllabus. My excitement quickly migrated to being overwhelmed when the paper hit...

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 07:40

How Jesus Answers the Cries of Our Heart

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Have you ever turned to the Psalms during a time of emotional turmoil? Most believers have found comfort in the words of the Psalmist because his descriptive prose seems to give voice to what they are feeling. Many of us have favorite Psalms—perhaps even some we’ve memorized—which...

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