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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Sunday, 25 June 2017 06:16

Uprooting the Log of Hypocrisy

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“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:5)

I have been thinking quite a bit lately about hypocrisy. It is something for which I cry foul when it comes to the actions of others,...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 06:15

Act Like Men

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“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13).

The whole phrase “act like men” comes from one Greek word, basically taking the noun for “men” and turning it into a verb, i.e. “Be men,” or “Man up!”

It...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 06:05

The God Who Is Content

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The God Who Is Content

Soon after I was converted, I noticed that Christians often talked in what seemed like a foreign language. They tossed words around that I’d never heard before and leaned on concepts that were entirely unfamiliar to me. Having not grown up in a Christian home, I felt a...

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Welcome to the ninety-eighth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Andrew Davis: Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Andy’s life, marriage, and ministry.
  • The most common...

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Saturday, 24 June 2017 07:45

Weekly Roundup 6/19/2017-6/24/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/19/2017-6/24/2017. 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 6/19/2017

Episode 96-...

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Friday, 23 June 2017 22:17

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 18-24 Jun 2017

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Kristen Hatton – Social Media Isn’t Your Teens’ Biggest Problem

“The only solution to a heart bent toward sin is repentance and trust in the gospel. In a selfie world, let’s help our teens understand their true identity is found only in Jesus.”

Dane...

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Friday, 23 June 2017 05:40

“Of The Church” Series – Joe Thorn

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Much has been said about who the church is, what the church does, and how the church does it over the past two thousand years. We live in an age where there is no shortage of ecclesiology books that address such topics. I have found that many of these books live in one of two worlds: they are...

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Friday, 23 June 2017 05:40

The Safety Zone

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Psalm 2:7-12

The opening verses of Psalm 2 unveil the rebels who resist the authority of God. This passage reveals the posture of rebels who are poised to dethrone God. These rebels rage against God and plot against him (v. 1). They oppose the LORD and his anointed (v. 2). These rebels make autonomy...

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Friday, 23 June 2017 05:30

#73: Jesus Explains His Example[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 13:12-17.

The post #73: Jesus Explains His Example[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

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The Counterpoints series by Zondervan is a long-standing examination of various Christian views and issues that allow different perspectives to be shared together in one volume, with the hopes that it allows us all a better understanding of each other’s position, and help us land where we may....

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:08

The Mad Dash for Meaning

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Psalm 8:1-9

Chris Cornell, the lead singer of the band, Soundgarden stepped on the platform at the Fox Theater in Detroit on May 17. Two hours after the show ended, he was dead. Medical examiners determined that he had hung himself. Cornell is memorialized as a father and a philanthropist. One...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:02

Left, Right, Left…

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Left, Right, Left…

When I was eighteen years old, I joined the military. I wish I could say I joined out of a sense of duty or patriotism, but I did not. I was a rebellious, unreliable, irresponsible kid. Evidently I was just the type of kid they were looking for, because I soon found myself...

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Welcome to the ninety-seventh episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins, Sarah Jenkins, and Gaye Clark discuss writing and editing with excellence to the glory of God

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Writing and editing as a means of discipleship.
  • The role...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 06:28

Seven Tips for Sharing the Gospel with Teens

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What Just Happened?

I hadn’t seen my friend McKenzie in months. Now we sat together in a coffee shop downtown, two teens sipping mugs of hot tea and catching up on life. A lot had happened, and conversation flowed freely. Except for one problem—my stomach was in knots. McKenzie was not a...

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John Newton once wrote, “I have often wished we had more female pens employed in the service of the sanctuary. . . . In the article of essay writing, I think many are qualified to succeed better than most men, having a peculiar easiness of style, which few of us can imitate.” I agree...

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It happened again. I made a mistake and went into “kick my own rear end” mode. It doesn’t matter what I did or how many times I might have made any mistake; I often find myself going into this mode. Over the past year or two, I’ve reflected on why this is and also have asked...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 06:20

Five Necessary Steps in a Call of God

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Introduction to the Reading

In risky times, God is getting our attention. Sometimes we think of surprises in our lives as the interruptions of life. But there can be no journey of Biblical faith without a divine interruption in our lives. And there can be no beginning without a divine interruption...

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I understand very little about what it means to be a homemaker, and even less about what it means to be female. One might perceive that a book such as this one, with its floral cover print and cursive title font, is not the kind of downtime read I would spend time wading through. But, while...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 07:32

Reformation as Rediscovery of the Gospel

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Countless historians have gone to great lengths to explain the Reformation through social, political, and economic causes.[1] No doubt each of these played a role during the Reformation, and at times a significant role.[2] Yet most fundamentally, the Reformation was a theological movement, caused...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 07:28

The Danger Zone

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Psalm 2:1-6

There is a specific response that God demands from us in Scripture. When you hear that someone makes a demand, there is an underlying implication of authority. In our culture, the very mention of the word demandautomatically invites skepticism. In our age of anti-authoritarianism,...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 07:25

Do Not Stretch the Truth

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“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.” (Lev. 19:11)

Nestled within commands to not steal or bear false witness is a three-word prohibition. It is stated in a matter of fact manner and simply – do not lie. There is no leeway provided for...

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As our society develops and moves along the line of historical time, we have voices pop up along the way that remind us not to forget where we came from and the ones who came before us. We see this in politics all of the time. America has had its share of political sympathizers who urge our...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 05:20

I Shall Again Praise Him

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Discouragement is as common to the human experience as birth and death. Most of us experience a fair amount of happiness, pleasure, love, and hope; God is good to send sun and rain, food and clothing. But all of us know what it is to suffer loss, disappointment, and heartache. Some pains are...

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Welcome to the ninety-six episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Christopher Ash about his book, Married for God: Making Your Marriage the Best It Can Be (Crossway, 2016).

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  •  How to deal with baggage in...

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:30

Weekly Roundup 6/12/2017-6/17/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/12/2017-6/17/2017. 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 6/12/2017

Episode 94- Dr....

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