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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Monday, 16 July 2018 23:40

How Praying For Others Helps You

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“[Pray] at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel” (Ephesians...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 23:30

Be Holy in All Your Conduct

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1 Peter 1:14-16,As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’”

Since God, in his great mercy, has done such...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 23:25

Dear Daughters

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To my dear daughters (whether knit within my womb, or the wombs of others), as well as anyone who has ever loved one:

These days have been laden with a palpable heaviness. I see things, I hear things, I read things, and they press on my soul because they’re painting a picture for you and of...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 23:59

Setting Our Hope on Grace

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1 Peter 1:13, “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

Each of us has a variety of things about which we must think on a regular basis. For example, we must think...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 23:50

The Providence of God and Suffering

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It was C. H. Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, who once said that “the Sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which the child of God rests his head at night, giving perfect peace.”[1] To know that God is completely in control of all things is the greatest comfort for the Christian. This...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 23:40

Marriage Is An Act of Preservation

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If you want to eat jam all winter, now is the time to pick strawberries.

I’ve been putting off jam making because I know the work involved. After the hunched-over picking, there is washing, destemming, and crushing to do. Then I’ll put my two sons down to nap and let my two daughters...

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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger discuss strategies to help parents help their children navigate technology, conflict, fight for purity, communicate expectations, and grow in grace, along with their book, Equipping for Life: A Guide...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:50

Weekly Roundup of Links 7/9/2018-7/14/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 7/9/2018-7/14/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. How To Affair-Proof Your Pastor by Jared C. Wilson over at FTC. https://ftc.co/resource-library/blog-entries/h...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:45

Weekly Roundup 7/9/2018-7/14/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 7/9/2018-7/14/2018. 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 7/9/2018

Bruce Ashford- Letters to an...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 00:17

Position of Privilege

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1 Peter 1:10-12, “10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 00:15

You Will Die, But Will You Live?

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There’s a famous saying that goes that in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except two things: death and taxes. Don’t worry we won’t be talking about taxes, but you might not be that excited about that other thing either which is death. But we know like the quote goes...

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 16:12-15.

The post #91: The Spirit’s Ministry To The Church[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:40

Faith: Living What You Cannot See

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1 Peter 1:8-9, “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

It is a strange thing when you...

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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Landon Coleman talk about the importance of friendship in ministry, along with advice for ministry leaders, and mentoring, and his book Pastor to Pastor Practical Advice for Regular Pastors (Rainer Publishing, 2016).

What you’ll...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:15

Four Solid Rocks Admit Stormy Weather

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1 Peter 1:6-7, “In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:10

Job-like Hope In Job-like Times

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“Oh, that I knew where I might find him!” (Job 23:3).

No matter who we are, we will face troubles in life. And like Job expresses here, there will be times when we feel that we simply cannot find God. It is easy, in such times of emotional and spiritual difficulty, to give in to despair...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:00

Advice to a Struggling Christian on Assurance

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On today’s episode, Evan asks us, “What are a few things that you would say to someone who struggles with assurance?”

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • 1 John and the evidence of salvation.
  • Hebrews, the sufficiency of Christ, and assurance.
  • The nature of assurance and...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:05

The Story and the Suffering

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The Bible has a lot to say about human suffering. Most believers can reference or quote a few passages that speak to the pains and sorrows we face in life. We all know the story of Job. Most of us have probably memorized Romans 8:28. We might have a list of go-to passages that give us hope and...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 23:59

Six Ingredients of True Friendship

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The Marks of True Friendship

What essential ingredients do we mix together to make true friendship?

You won’t find personality types on the list. Our extroversion or introversion will influence the flavor of our friendships, but neither personality type is better or worse. We don’t need...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 23:45

A Living Hope in Any Circumstance

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When people are at their lowest, we often say they have “lost hope,” as though the individual was losing their ability to hope. However, such statements say more about the source of their hope than the strength of their hope.

Health, finances, influence, friendships, security, and other...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 02:59

John Calvin- Theologian Forged by Fire

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Introduction

When one thinks of John Calvin, many things come to mind. Many people immediately think in a positive manner of his expository preaching prowess or his laborious reform in Geneva. On the other hand, some immediately have a negative thought of the Servetus affair. Whether a positive or...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 23:20

Scattered and Battered, Yet Blessed by Grace

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1 Peter 1:1-2, “1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 23:12

The Providence of God in Evangelism

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The sovereignty of God in grace gives us our only hope of ‘success’ and ‘effectiveness’ in our evangelism. Many Christians will conclude that the sovereign grace of God makes evangelism pointless. They will say: “if God has determined the precise number of those who...

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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Bruce Ashford discuss Christian civility and public square engagement, along with his book Letters to An American Christian(B&H, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Learning to engage with Christian civility in the...

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Saturday, 07 July 2018 01:05

Weekly Roundup 7/2/2018-7/6/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 7/2/2018-7/6/2018. 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 7/2/2018

Lessons from the Life and...

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