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
Monday, 22 May 2017 07:13

Uncovering the Head and the Heart Issue

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Growing in spiritual maturity sets us on a journey with Jesus where our indwelling sin will be exposed, thus revealing our ongoing need to grow in Christlikeness. Part of our growth in the Christian life comes as we read and study God’s Word for direction and discernment. Additionally, as we...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 07:10

Enoch Walked With God. Are You?

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“Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24).

The frequent refrain throughout the genealogy of Genesis 5 is that the story of each person mentioned concludes with these inevitable words “…and he died.” When we come to the life of Enoch, we...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 07:00

The Great Mystery of Godliness

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“He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. “(1 Tim. 3:16)

The truth is not as true as it used to be. Sometimes it may even be falsehood. During one White House scandal, a prominent...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:12

When God Changes Your Plans

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We women often spend our lives filling up calendars and planning every minute detail. I can relate to this because I am a chronic planner. I love to write things on my calendar and see the days fill up. Then, I go about planning my plans asking myself questions such as:

  • How will I accomplish this? Ho...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:10

Defining Deacons, Defining Christians

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As we continue with our study on 1st Timothy here at Servants of Grace, I have the pleasure of defining for us the office and function of deacon as it relates to the local church.

There is a lot of legalistic baggage with this office steeped in the traditions of men. Therefore, I think we should...

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Welcome to the eighty-eighth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave interviews Timothy Smith Chief Development Office for the Museum of the Bible.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Tim’s life, marriage, and ministry.
  • The work of the Museum of the Bible.
  • What...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 13:00

Weekly Roundup 5/15/2017-5/20/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 5/15/2017-5/20/2017. 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 5/15/2017

Episode 86- Erik...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:26

Domestic Abuse and the Church

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One in four women. Those are the startling national statics for cases of intimate partner violence. For many of us within the church, those numbers reveal just how desperately our world needs Jesus, but we fail to realize that domestic violence is a serious problem within our walls too. In fact,...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 03:21

How the Laments Speak to Our Fears

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We had planned the trip for months. I looked forward to seeing God’s wonders on display in the majestic peaks of Northern California. I couldn’t wait to hear the sounds of rushing water and stand beside the towering ancient pines.

After a long hike, we waited for our turn to stand at the...

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Join Dave as he in his last session at the Men’s Retreat on Becoming a Man of God in the Local Church to the men at his local church preaches from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 at the chapel at Camp Pinewood in McCall, Idaho.

Listen to the first sermon here: http://servantsofgrace.org/1-kingdom-priest...

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Apologetics

Colin Noble – Better Than Busy: Recovering Rest in a Burnout Culture

“We take a day of rest not by obligation, but out of a greater desire to pause, to remember, to look forward, and to worship. Declaring that we freely choose to celebrate freedom is a message sorely needed by...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 07:10

I Still Do

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More than 28 years ago, Jim knelt beside me, fought back his tears, and read from Ephesians. “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” He reached for my hands and held them tightly. “I could never be all the things that are in this...

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Welcome to the eighty-seventh episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave interviews Nate Pickowicz-Christ the Fountain of Life (The American Puritans Series) (Entreating Favor, 2017)

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • What Nate hopes to accomplish with the American...

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I believe in the primacy of Christ-centered expository preaching in the life of the church. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones asserted in his classic book, Preaching, and Preachers, “I would say without any hesitation that the most urgent need in the Christian Church today is true preaching; and as it is...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 03:25

The New City Catechism Devotional

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Tim Keller expounded on the gravitas of Christian catechisms for our day, saying, “Catechesis is more important than ever. We are being catechized, whether or not we know it, by culture.” In other words, catechism is happening, right at this moment. Twitter hashtags, advertising, school...

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The Gold Standard for Biblical Manhood: Striving for the Standard of Godliness and Holiness by God’s Grace

by Dave Jenkins

http://servantsofgrace.org/mediafolder/TheGoldStandardforBiblicalManhoodStrivingfortheStandardofGodlinessandHolinessbyGodsGrace.mp3

If you...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:09

What Paul Really Said about Women in the Church

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“Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. (1 Tim. 2:11–12)

When it comes to understanding biblical teaching about the role of women in the church, there seems to be danger on...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:07

Growing in the Spiritual Disciplines

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How do I engage in spiritual disciplines?

Inconsistently. That single word describes two sides to my practice of spiritual disciples.

On the one hand, I use the word inconsistently to describe my struggle with spiritual disciplines. Over the last twenty years, I have regularly spent time in Bible...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:05

Forensic Faith

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Believers are commanded in 1 Peter 3:15 to always be ready to “to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” Being able to provide such a defense requires the believer to have a practical understanding of the faith in which they have placed their...

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Join Dave as he in his second session at the Men’s Retreat on Becoming a Man of God in the Local Church to the men at his local church preaches from 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-8 at the chapel at Camp Pinewood in McCall, Idaho.

The post #2: The Gold Standard for Biblical Manhood: Striving...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 07:35

Benefits of Reading Through the Bible

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I recently finished reading through the Bible for the sixteenth time.

While this is a personal milestone I’m thankful for, I certainly am not boasting about it. In fact, when I consider that George Mueller, who was converted at the age of 20 and died at the age of 92, read the Bible through...

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I grew up in a church that handed out a modesty checklist to young girls. Some of the rules were:

  • You can’t wear shirts with spaghetti straps unless you wear something under it or over it.
  • You cannot wear any prints or fabrics that drew attention to your chest.
  • Your tank top straps should...

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Monday, 15 May 2017 07:10

A Call to Persevere in Prayer

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1First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our...

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Often in counseling, I will ask a simple question, “How much time are you spending in the Word? Reading? Meditating? Listening?” One common excuse from men, after confessing that they don’t spend much time in the Word, is this, “Well, I’ve never really liked to...

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On May 25, 2016, one of the most important theologians of my time passed into Glory. John Webster, a British Anglican, was a theologian, preacher, lecturer, and disciple of Jesus Christ. Webster is not widely known. He does not sell books at a popular level. His sermons are not podcasted thousands...

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