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

Tony Reinke did not convince me to trade my smartphone for a dumbphone in his new book 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You. This is not his purpose. His overall aim is to “avoid both extremes: the utopian optimism of the technophiliac and the dystopian pessimism of the technophobe” (20)....

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Sunday, 23 April 2017 06:55

Sheepdogs, Sheep, and a Shepherd

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Once upon a time, there was a young sheepdog named Tag who lived in a house with a girl named Hannah.

In Hannah’s second grade class, it was a highlight of the year when students were allowed to share something special with their classmates. Sometimes a dad came in and talked about his job as...

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Welcome to the eighth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton– Hope When It Hurts – Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering (The Good Book Company, 2017)

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Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:50

Weekly Roundup 4/17/2017-4/22/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/17/2017-4/22/2017. 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 4/17/2017

The Majesty of...

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Friday, 21 April 2017 21:17

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 16-22 April 2017

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Current Issues

Joe Carter – Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Major Religious Liberty Case

“The outcome of the case will determine whether the government can discriminate against religious organizations and exclude them from receiving a generally available public benefit simply...

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When it comes to doing biblical theology, a common pattern is to take a topic or a theme and trace it from Genesis to Revelation. The Covenants, for example, between God and man, are meant to be a theme that we attempt to look for from the beginning of humanity to the ending of mankind, showing how...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:00

Parenting 101: Dealing with Lying Lips

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Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices. (Col. 3:9)

YHWH detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. (Prov. 12:22)

In the interest of transparency, I want to begin by stating as a child, I had a tendency to lie. Usually it was a...

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The uniqueness and supernatural unity of biblical revelation demands that all of the parts be read in light of the whole for a full and adequate determination of meaning. This interpretive assertion would seem straightforward for those who believe the Bible is God’s inerrant Word but some...

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Trauma destroys. Diane Langberg knows something of the specifics of that kind of destruction, for she has been counseling those who suffer from trauma for more than forty years. In Suffering and the Heart of God, she uses her experience as a counselor and an instructor to help readers learn...

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Welcome to the seventy-ninth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins and James Forbis discuss the importance and necessity of church discipline.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • What church discipline is.
  • What the Bible teaches about church discipline.
  • The...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:50

#69: The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 12:27-34 with the men at his local church.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:00

Why Contend for the Faith?

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Many Christians don’t contend for the faith because they don’t know why they should. Like a football team who hits the gridiron without a rally cry, the church can often be overtaken by naysayers who demand silence in the name of tolerance. This tends to rattle many passionate...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 06:57

The Gospel According to Paul

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Nearly thirty years ago, Dr. John MacArthur wrote The Gospel According to Jesus. The book was a clear articulation of the gospel and a sharp repudiation of antinomianism and other views that failed to affirm the lordship of Jesus Christ in salvation. A firestorm erupted and sparked heated debate...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 06:55

Conviction versus Curiosity

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Conviction versus Curiosity

From The Curious Christianby Barnabas Piper

Can someone be a person of conviction and a curious person at the same time? It’s a pertinent question because all this talk of “in versus of” the world seems to create a tension. Stereotypically the people we...

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Monday, 17 April 2017 07:45

Christ the Living Water

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Not too long ago I was reading from Ezekiel 47 where God is giving Ezekiel a vision of the temple, and the LORD brings him to the door of the temple and shows Ezekiel flowing water.  Here is how Ezekiel records what he sees:

“Then he brought me back to the door of the temple, and behold,...

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7 Reasons You Should Go to Church the Week After Easter (and the Week After That)

I hope you went to church on Easter Sunday. I also hope you go to church the week after Easter. To be honest, I hope you go the week after that, too. Here are seven reasons you should go to church the week after...

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For quite some time I have anxiously awaited a book to be released in the Christian publishing genre geared towards teenagers and the plethora of issues they deal with on a daily basis. There are certainly many books on the market regarding issues such as dating for example, but few if any that...

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Monday, 17 April 2017 07:20

Lust and Chastity

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Ours is a day where biblical sexuality is under assault. From attacks from homosexuality, pornography, transgenderism, and the list seems to go on and on, we have a big problem. While some of these problems are new, many of them are not. We can tend to think that the problems in our day are greater...

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We Hate Weakness – But the Gospel Makes It Beautiful

Americans will do almost anything to appear strong, capable, and worthy of admiration. We exercise our bodies with intensity, climb the corporate ladder at the expense of integrity, and struggle to accept the help of other people. Our...

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“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it” (Ps 139:6). David’s words in this verse sum up my thoughts when I come before Scripture, good books, and teachers of theology. Discourses on various doctrinal concepts have kept theologians busy for...

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Sunday, 16 April 2017 06:35

When God Pries My Fingers off My Children

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This is not one of those posts where a mom looks back to her early days of motherhood and wishes she’d known then what she knows now about potty-training or education choices or organic clothing. Although I totally wish we’d moved to the country sooner than we did.

Nor is it a post where...

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Welcome to the seventy-eighth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Aaron Armstrong about Luther: The Life, and Legacy of the German Reformer.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

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

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Saturday, 15 April 2017 01:45

Weekly Roundup 4/10/2017-4/15/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/10/2017-4/15/2017. 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 4/10/2017

The Wounds of Christ:...

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Friday, 14 April 2017 22:19

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 9-15 April 2017

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Current Issues

Joe Carter – Basic Bioethics: Why Christians Should Care about Bioethics

“Some of the most contentious and disputed issues of our day are matters of bioethics, an interdisciplinary field that addresses what we should and should not pursue in matters of life and health....

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At my local church, we have a Good Friday service where we nail a piece of paper with our sins to the Cross. This event is symbolic of what Christ has accomplished for us. It is about more than just subscribing to our belief in the sufficiency of Christ finished work to cleanse us of our sins. It...

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