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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Thursday, 31 January 2019 23:20

#114: Thomas Believing[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at John 20:24-29.

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 23:00

Justice and The Ministry of Reconciliation

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Matthew 5:38-42, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him...

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There is no doubt about it, I absolutely love living in California. This is where God has placed me right now, and I have found it to be a lovely place to call “home” until I arrive at my real home in Heaven. I love the hiking trails, the mountains, the beaches, and having moved here...

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 23:00

Impossible to Lie

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If I could have a superpower, I would want to be able to speak with such force that the things I say actually happen: instantly, completely, and as beautifully as I imagined. I know that I currently do not have this power because I have four kids. I speak clear, simple, direct instructions like...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Michael Gembola discuss how Christians and the Church can minister to someone who has had an affair, along with his book, After an Affair: Pursuing Restoration (P&R, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Some of the...

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The Lord’s Supper as the Sign and Meal of the New Covenantby Guy Prentiss Waters is another offering in the Short Studies in Biblical Theology Series,edited by Dane Ortlund and Miles Van Pelt. The aim of the series is to “connect the resurgence of biblical theology at the academic...

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 23:01

Marks of a Healthy Church- The Gospel

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We continue looking at the marks of a healthy church that are seldom emphasized today. Using 9 Marks of a Healthy Church as our guide, we’ve looked at expository preaching and biblical theology. Today, we’ll see that a healthy church must be made up of members who have a proper...

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 23:00

Divorce and Adultery

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Matthew 5:31-32, “31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’32 But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a...

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Monday, 28 January 2019 23:15

Serving the Lord With Humility and Tears

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Of the eight speeches by Paul detailed by Luke in the book of Acts, the address in Acts 20 to the Ephesian elders is the only pastoral one. In fact, it is the only public discourse recorded in Acts that is addressed to a Christian audience—which clearly indicates how purposeful and proactive...

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Monday, 28 January 2019 23:05

The Heart of Adultery

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Matthew 5:27-30, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it...

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On today’s episode, Sean writes in and asks, “Dave can you please help me learn some keys to sermon listening and note-taking during the sermon?

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Why you should open your Bible and keep it open as your pastor preaches.
  • How to learn to listen for...

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 22:20

Introduction to the Plugged in to the Vine

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I grew up with the computer. The timeline of my youth is punctuated by the invention of new, disruptive technologies. As I got bigger, the computers got smaller. This makes me a digital native, albeit one who can still remember a world where none of this technology existed.

Plenty of books and...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Rush Witt discuss how to address respectable and acceptable sins in the Christian life, and the Church, along with his book, Diehard Sins: How to Fight Wisely Against Destructive Daily Habits (P&R, 2018).

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Friday, 25 January 2019 23:18

Weekly Roundup 1/21/2018-1/26/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 1/21/2018-1/26/2019. 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 1/21/2018

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Friday, 25 January 2019 23:13

Weekly Roundup of Links 1/21/2018-1/26/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 1/21/2018-1/26/2019 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. If God is Not In Control of...

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 23:30

3 Crucial Qualities of All Good Sermons

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Anatomy of the Soul

John Calvin once said that the Psalms are an anatomy of all parts of the soul. What the Psalms do is present the idealistic, the realistic, and the optimistic view of the Christian life. In a sense, the whole Bible does that and it’s important that a preacher do that as...

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 23:25

The Fulfillment of the Law

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Matthew 5:17–20, ““Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.Therefore...

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 23:20

#113: Power and Authority[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at John 20:19-23.

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 01:35

Marks of a Healthy Church- Biblical Theology

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A tear runs down the cheek of your friend as they tell you theirteenager is rebelling and they’ve tried all they can but nothing isworking. A family member has lost their job but the mortgage paymentskeep coming, and they tell you they are considering giving “in faith” tothat TV...

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 23:05

Salt and Light

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Matthew 5:13–16, “ You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be...

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 22:40

Megan Hill- Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Megan Hill discuss how to grow in contentment in the Christian life, along with her book, Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness(P&R, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Recommended resources on contentment.
  • Lessons...

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 13:43

Anger

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Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This is our first such series here at Servants of Grace through an extended biblical passage and...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 23:35

The Blessed Rejection

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Matthew 5:10-12, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 23:25

The Lord Will Be There

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We have our affirmations of faith. God has His affirmation of love.

Isaiah 43:1-7 is a passage on fire with God’s indomitable love for you.

Give attention, then, to the reading of the inerrant and the infallible Word of the living God as we receive its truth it in Isaiah 43:1-7.

Isaiah 43:1-7

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 23:15

Incline My Heart to Serve

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John 13:3-5 ESV, “Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside His outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around His waist. Then He poured water into a basin and began...

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