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
Thursday, 15 November 2018 13:00

Joyful Sanctification

Written by

Why is sanctification essential for the Christian? Quite simply put, it’s God’s will for his people to be sanctified and it’s through this sanctification that each of God’s children receives the assurance of their salvation. Without sanctification, there is either rebellion...

Read more

Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:55

#104: Authority to Judge[Sermon]

Written by

Join Dave as he looks at John 19:6-12.

The post #104: Authority to Judge[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

image
Duration: 2970 secondsSize: 39.66 Mb...

Read more

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 23:30

Friendship to the Hurting During the Holidays

Written by

I love this time of year. I love Thanksgiving. I love Christmas. I love everything about it. I love the change in season. I love the lights and decorations that go up. I love the music, the food, the cheesy movies, and family and friends coming together over celebration and a meal. I love that...

Read more

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Tim Chester discuss how the Trinity relates to knowing and communing with God, along with his latest book Enjoying God: Experience the Power and Love of God In Everyday Life (The Good Book Company, 2018).

What you’ll hear in...

Read more

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 23:06

Six Reasons You Should “Go” to Church

Written by

When it comes to church, we’ve all heard the same clichés … Don’t go to church, be the church … I don’t mind God; it’s his fan club I can’t stand … You don’t have to go to church to worship God … I’m spiritual, but not...

Read more

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 23:05

Five Myths about Preaching

Written by

Five False Dichotomies

Which is your kind of preaching—expository or relevant? That is an example of a false dichotomy—a logical fallacy. False dichotomies operate under the assumption that there is no alternative, including no way to combine the qualities entailed in the so-called...

Read more

As the story of the birth of Jesus is told and retold, there are many characters whom we frequently hear mentioned: the Virgin Mary, the Magi (wise men), the Shepherds in the field. But one person who is represented in every manger scene, but rarely even mentioned, is Jesus’ earthly father...

Read more

Monday, 12 November 2018 23:22

Three Aspects of God’s Providence

Written by

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 13 entitled, “The Providence of God.”

MLJ defines providence as “that continued exercise of the divine energy whereby the Creator upholds all his creatures, is operative in all...

Read more

Monday, 12 November 2018 23:20

Jesus’ Overlooked Miracles

Written by

Jesus is known for his supernatural miracles: Water changed to wine. Loaves and fishes multiplied. Dead raised to life. Blind given sight. Lame invited to walk.

But during one reading of the Gospels, I discovered an unexpected miracle in Matthew 22:46 where when Jesus spoke, he got the last word.

Even...

Read more

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Collin Hansen discuss what New Calvinism is, along with the strengths, weaknesses, and future of this movement.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • What New Calvinism is.
  • Strengths and weaknesses of New Calvinism.
  • The future of...

Read more

“Unless the Lord builds the house, their labor is in vain who build it.”

―Psalm 127:1

The Centennial of the Great War (28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918) affords one the possibility of theological reflection and, maybe, even an attempt at a fusion of foreign policy and religion. I am...

Read more

The Biblical Counseling Movement largely recovered by Jay Adams and his prophetic book, Competent to Counselis wide open for publications. By God’s grace, this critical ministry is really taking root in seminaries and local churches all over the world as pastors and ministry leaders realize...

Read more

The Holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) are often tough times for a variety of people facing a variety of different circumstances. For my wife and I, we go up to Southern Idaho to visit our friends and family during Christmas, and I often visit my parents in Seattle during the in-between time of...

Read more

Sunday, 11 November 2018 23:00

Ministry Moves

Written by

“How have you coped with moving your children from one ministry situation to another?”

I’ve been asked this question a few times as ministry friends have started to think about moving on from one job to another. Most ministry families will move at least once, and for us wives it...

Read more

Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:05

Weekly Roundup of Links 11/5/2018-11/10/2018

Written by

This is our weekly roundup of links for 11/5/2018-11/10/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. The Pastor and Pornography a new journal by 9Marks. https://www.9marks.org/journal/the-pastor-and-pornograph...

Read more

Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:04

Weekly Roundup 11/5/2018-11/10/2018

Written by

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 11/5/2018-11/10/2018. 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 11/5/2018

Joel Beeke– Reformed...

Read more

Thursday, 08 November 2018 22:57

#103: Behold The Man[Sermon]

Written by

Join Dave as he looks at John 18:38-19:6.

The post #103: Behold The Man[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

image
Duration: 2147 secondsSize: 28.67 Mb...

Read more

Thursday, 08 November 2018 22:50

Four Essential Ingredients of Reformed Preaching

Written by

4 Essential Ingredients of Reformed Preaching from Crossway on Vimeo.

Letting God Speak

The vision for reformed preaching is to bring a comprehensive worldview of what Scripture is presenting in terms of truth. What reformed preaching does is it aims to take all of the Bible into account and it aims...

Read more

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 23:06

Preaching is Indispensable

Written by

Preaching is not optional to the life and health of the church. A church that does not emphasize and value preaching is not simply a different style of church; it is an unfaithful church. J.I. Packer warns:

History tells of no significant church growth and expansion that has taken place without...

Read more

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 23:05

Reformed Preaching – Joel Beeke (2018)

Written by

Preaching the Word of God is at the very center of pastoral ministry. Indeed, the task of preaching God’s Word that should occupy a good portion of the pastoral week. Neglecting this critical responsibility results in weak sheep who are unable to discern the times. Minimizing or marginalizing...

Read more

On today’s Equipping You in Grace, Dave Jenkins and Michael Kruger discuss the importance of the second century on 21st Century Christianity, the importance of the canon in early Christianity, along with his book, Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the...

Read more

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 22:25

How Do I Feed On God’s Word?

Written by

Yesterday, I wrote on the importance of feeding on the Word. Today, let me add another reflection on that theme—namely, what it looks like to actually feed on the Word of God.

Certainly, if God calls us to live upon every Word that proceeds from his mouth (Matthew 4:4), it should not surprise...

Read more

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 22:20

The Creation of the World

Written by

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bibleby Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 12 entitled, “The Creation of the World.”

Definition of Creation

MLJ begins by providing a definition of creation (borrowed from Berkhof). Creation is “that free act of God whereby...

Read more

Monday, 05 November 2018 22:52

Feeding on the Lord: So Much More Than a Metaphor

Written by

Hunger. It’s one of the most basic of human desires. And in the Bible, it is one of the most important concepts related to salvation, faith, and one’s experience with God.

Physically, hunger and our attempts to fill our stomachs are experiences that unite all mankind. While...

Read more

Sidney Greidanus’ From Chaos to Cosmosis the latest installment in the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series. Though I haven’t read the others in this series, I can see that this series is incredibly practical for those who are teaching the Bible regularly. Greidanus focuses almost...

Read more

Page 1 of 68