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, 19 January 2019 01:05

Weekly Roundup 1/14/2018-1/19/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 1/14/2019-1/19/2019. 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 1/14/2018

Blessed Are the Poor in...

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Saturday, 19 January 2019 01:04

Weekly Roundup of Links 1/14/2018-1/19/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 1/14/2018-1/19/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much here.

  1. Learning to Love Like Jesus...

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Friday, 18 January 2019 04:45

#112: The Greatest News Ever Heard[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at John 20:11-18.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 22:55

Marks of a Healthy Church: Expositional Preaching

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How can we determine if a church is healthy? What are the indicators we should look for? Some might say that numbers are the determining factor but surely there healthy churches that are small. Others might judge a church as healthy by the number of programs it offers, how entertaining the services...

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 22:40

Blessed Are the Merciful

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Matthew 5:7, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

The Word of God is a comfort for Christians who believe in Christ alone. Yet, Christians must admit that some passages can be frightening because of their implications. One example is the unforgiving servant in...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:22

David Dunham- Addictive Habits: Changing for Good

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and David Dunham discuss the place of Christians and local churches in helping those with addictions, along with his book, Addictive Habits: Changing for Good(P&R, 2018).

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  • A definition of...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:00

An Appetite for Righteousness

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Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

There’s a real sense in which the food and drink we consume each day serves as a sign of something bigger going on in the universe. Since as Christians we believe God is the...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 22:53

Pastoral Advice for Porn Addicts

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Pornography is a major problem in the 21st century. It’s certainly not a new problem, but it is definitely a problem that has intensified with the rise of the internet and smart phones. Technology has essentially poured gasoline on the fire of our lust.

The statistics about pornography...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:30

Attention

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He walks through fields of rough blue and yellow stubble, his right hand casually dropping specks from the bag he wears over one shoulder. His gaze, however, is directed away from his work. He looks forward, not focused on anything in particular. The sun blazes low in the sky. It is either sunrise...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:23

Why Pastors (and All of Us) Should Read the Puritans

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Acknowledging Sin

The Puritans have influenced me in huge ways throughout my life. I was nine years old when I first came under conviction of sin. I felt my sinfulness, went to my dad’s bookcase, and I scanned all of his Puritan books. I saw The Life and Death of Mr. Badman by John Bunyan....

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Dr. Joel R. Beeke is one of my favorite writers to read. I’ve lost track of how many books he’s written and how many of them I’ve read, but there is a common thread between them all- they are devotionallywarm. One of Beeke’s goals in everything he writes is to warm his...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 23:00

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

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Everyone seems to be selling a method to their happiness these days. Even Christians offer consultation services to share their wisdom on how to have a more fulfilling life in Christ. While I’m sure God has blessed many of us with particular strengths and gifts that we can offer one another...

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I was introduced to the writings of David B. Calhoun when he published his book with Banner of Truth, Knowing God and Ourselves: Reading Calvin’s Institutes Devotionally. I enjoyed that book immensely, and this book is just as good. In Calhoun’s latest book, In Their Own Words: The...

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Sunday, 13 January 2019 23:05

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

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After Jesus had been baptized and blessed by God the Father and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:13-17), he endured the fierce temptations of the devil (4:1-11), began his ministry (4:12-17) and called his first disciples (4:18-22). Sometime after this, he went throughout the region of Galilee...

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Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:23

Weekly Roundup 1/7/2018-1/12/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 1/7/2019-1/12/2019. 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 1/7/2018

James Newheiser–The...

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Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:13

Weekly Roundup of Links 1/7/2018-1/12/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 1/7/2018-1/12/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much here.

  1. Hope is Not a Wish by...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 23:45

#111: Inside the Empty Tomb[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at John 20:1-10.

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 23:45

Make Your Resolutions in 2019 Count for God’s Glory

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You cannot build a powerful legacy for God’s glory overnight, but you can certainly tear one apart overnight. As you begin thinking about the need to set goals, patterns, commitments, priorities, and yes—resolutions for the New Year, consider how one man did so when he was rather young....

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 23:15

Fighting Bitterness With Beauty

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Some seasons of life are filled with exuberant jubilation; each day provides exciting opportunities and the Lord seems to grant every request. Then there are times where it feels like nothing goes right, prayers appear to go unanswered, and evil seems to prevail. The never-ending tsunami of bad...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 23:00

Fleeting Beauty and the Eternal Fear of the Lord

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I love how God ties themes together in His Word. Proverbs is no exception. Like beautiful matching book ends, holding together word pictures of wise living versus vain and foolish living, we see the author of Proverbs 31 ending this book the same way it began…with “the fear of the...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 22:45

Deepak Reju– Fighting for Purity

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Deepak Reju discuss the place of Christians and local churches in ministering to people trapped in pornography, along with his book Pornography: Fighting for Purity(P&R, 2018).

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  • How...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 22:45

Seven Things We Can Learn from the Puritans

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Loving the Truth, Hating Sin

The Puritans have many things to offer modern Christians. The first is that they shape your mind according to the Bible. They loved the Bible, they lived the Bible, they sang the Bible, they preached the Bible, they read the Bible, they memorized the Bible. They were...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 22:40

Simple Tips for Daily Bible Reading in 2019

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Reading the Bible consistently is essential for Christians. The Bible is about God, and its center and goal is the glory of Christ. To know God and follow Christ we must read His Word. One of the problems we often have with our New Years Bible Reading commitments is that we approach the task with a...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 22:30

Why I Remain Optimistic About the Future

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The best place to start your New Year is in the Word of God:

“I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel…” (Philippians 1:12).

Pessimism is not always wrong. But it is notoriously limiting.

Helen Keller wrote:

“No...

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On today’s episode Fred writes in and asks, “Dave I want to get off to a good start in the New Year on my Bible reading can you please help me understand the importance of the Bible reading for the Christian life?

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The Bible is the inspired,...

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