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

Servants of Grace - Apologetic Report

Welcome to the 111h episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Nate Pickowicz- about his book Why We’re Protestant: An Introduction to the Five Solas of the Reformation (Entreating Favor, 2017)

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The Protestant...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:40

Reformation Theology A Systematic Summary

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Does the Reformation still matter? A better question is, “Does Reformed Theology still matter?” We should also ask ourselves, “Does Reformed Theology still have a place in the Twenty First Century’s theological landscape?” Many Christians are not familiar with names...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 06:48

Copying Other Churches

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Copying Other Churches

One of the greatest temptations a pastor faces is the temptation to copy another church. From the mouth of the pastor, this temptation comes out with these words, “At my last church, we used to do …” Don’t be the guy who always talks about how you did...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 06:45

Lord’s Prayer: Teach Us To Pray

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In this day and age, you can find a book for almost anything. Do you need help cooking? Well, there is a book for that. Do you need help building a car? There is a book for that as well. There are a plethora of books on the market, but one thing is for sure: There is nothing like God’s Book...

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Welcome to the 111th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Andrew Walker about his book God and the Transgender Debate(The Good Book Company, 2017).

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Andrew’s life, marriage, ministry, and upcoming...

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Saturday, 12 August 2017 01:45

Weekly Roundup 8/7/2017-8/12/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 8/7/2017-8/12/2017. 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 8/7/2017

Husbands, Love by...

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Friday, 11 August 2017 06:15

Bible Reading That Satan Leaves Alone

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Satan is real.

His main identity is “a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). His way of lying is more by deception than bold-face falsehoods. He “is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world” (Rev. 12:9). Therefore, he hates “the Spirit of...

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Friday, 11 August 2017 06:10

#76: Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 13:36-38.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 05:40

Dear Seminary Dad- Shepherd, Your Family

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Dear Seminary Dad,

If you’re reading this letter, it’s because you’ve taken steps in obedience to God’s call on your life to shepherd His people. You are aware of the many things you don’t know and are humbly seeking knowledge to step into your calling. If you are a...

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Welcome to the 109th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews How to Read and Understand the Biblical Prophets (Crossway, 2017).

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why the Prophets are so neglected in contemporary evangelicalism.
  • How Christians...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:45

Portrait of a Minister Approved by Christ

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1 Timothy 4:6-16, “If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8&nb...

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Taking responsibility for the care of a person suffering from any stage of dementia can be one of the greatest challenges of life. But there are not only challenges. There are also opportunities; opportunities to serve unselfishly in the way our Lord serves us, opportunities for personal growth,...

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January 29, 2014

They’ve come up with a diagnosis for my back. It’s called mechanically induced adhesive arachnoiditis. That means that because of my previous back surgeries, nerves in my lower back have begun to join together creating tingling, numb­ness, weak­ness and pain. It...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:04

Dear Seminarian Join a Local Church

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Dear Seminarian,

I am writing to you to congratulate you and encourage you on your next great adventure in life. Seminary is a blessing from God to take part in. It is something only a select few ever get to endure and appreciate. In seminary, you will hone your skills in hermeneutics, apologetics,...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:55

Preaching the Psalms to Ourselves

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Over the past decade, one thing has remained relatively constant in my Christian life, my love for the Psalms. At various times in the Psalms, the author is crying out to the Lord (Psalm 18:6) and pouring out the mess of his heart and life to Him. Then, he turns around and praises the Lord (Psalm...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 06:53

The Distraction of Seminary

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Seminary in many ways can distract the Christian from his daily need to meet with God. It is easy to get sucked into studying about God, getting our theology right, and neglecting our time with God. Many authors and bloggers have written about such a subject. But what I haven’t seen written...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 06:50

Husbands, Love

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Do you remember the first time you met the woman that is now your wife? Remember that first date? When you realized that you were in love with her and she was in love with you? Can you still feel that nervous, belly-flopping ecstasy of saying something you desperately hoped would be witty, or...

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Welcome to the 108th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Matthew Harmon about his book Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible(Crossway, 2017).

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Matthew’s...

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 03:00

Weekly Roundup 7/31/2017-8/5/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 7/31/2017-8/5/2017. 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 7/31/2017

Thirsting for God by...

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Friday, 04 August 2017 07:35

#75: Loving the Lord and One Another[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 13:31-35.

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Friday, 04 August 2017 07:33

Ministry Resumes and Search Committees

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Ministry resumes are tricky. How do you put it together? What do you include? What do you leave out? How much detail is too much? Do you include a cover letter? If so, what should it say? Do you need recommendations? Can you send resumes to strangers? These are pressing questions for anyone looking...

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Friday, 04 August 2017 07:30

10 Things You Should Know about Dementia

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1. Dementia is already a common tragedy and will become more common.

Every time Jan came to my office she would smile and tell me “old age is not for cowards.” She would always laugh, proud of her originality but oblivious to the fact that in her dementia she had told me the same many...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 07:40

What Does It Mean To Be Called?

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Dear Seminarian,

We have all heard the saying “If I only knew then what I know now.” That saying is trustworthy and true and applies to all aspects of life. There are many things in life that we cannot know without the wisdom of hindsight. This also applies to the area of pastoral...

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As I am looking for a job here in Kansas City, I can’t help but reflect back on a job that God put in my life to sustain my wife and me until moving to the seminary. About a month ago I worked at a factory where I operated a machine that packages panty hose. I didn’t like telling anyone...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 07:50

Our Hope

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“Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?” (Ps. 43:1-2).

Not too long ago, I...

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