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

The baccalaureate sermon and service are, of course, quite distinct from the proceedings that will happen as graduates head down the aisle to receive their degrees. There is also quite a lot of difference between a baccalaureate sermon and a graduation speech. This service is a tradition in higher...

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Monday, 28 May 2018 00:15

True Satisfaction Is in Jesus Alone

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The book of Numbers is the sad account of God’s people and their 40 years of wandering in the desert…complaining, and moaning and rebelling periodically along the way.

Numbers takes its name from the two censuses, or numerical surveys, of the Israelites — the first at Mount Sinai...

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Several heads were bowed during the Sunday morning youth service at my church. Not to pray – but to gaze at the cell phone screen that was buried inconspicuously between their legs. I continued with the sermon. And my heart sank.

Scrolling through Instagram, my eyes came to rest on an image of...

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“Imagine a world where the power of the gospel to change lives is our to behold.” This is the soul-stirring, gospel-focussed message that Rosaria Butterfield proclaims in her most recent book, The Gospel Comes With a House Key.

The author aims to inspire readers to follow her example of...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 23:50

Hospitality and the Believer

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1 John 3:16-18, “16 By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 01:18

Weekly Roundup 5/21/2018-5/26/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 5/21/2018-5/26/2018. 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 5/21/2018

Jesus, the...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 01:00

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/21/2018-5/26/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 5/21/2018-5/26/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. 4 Ways Brothers Can Encourage Their Sisters in Ministry by Melissa Kruger. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:25

No Murderer

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1 John 3:14-15, “14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

The opponents of Jesus...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 23:10

#89: Witnesses To The World[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 15:26-16:4.

The post #89: Witnesses To The World[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 23:35

Be Not Surprised

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1 John 3:12-13, “12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.”

John has now established...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 23:30

How Can We Know Anything About God?

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Deep in the heart of man is a yearning, something within us that tells us that there’s more to this universe than what we see. It tells us that we are just a small part of a large stage directed by someone or something else. Some call this invisible force ‘fate.’ Others call it...

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On today’s episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins talks with Jen Wilkin about her book In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character(Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How a growing understanding of God’s goodness helps...

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No practice in your home will prove more beneficial to your family than daily family worship.

Just as two bankers living together doesn’t make a bank, so two or more Christians living together doesn’t make a Christian home. The exchanges that happen in a bank, or in a home, define a...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 23:40

The Message of Love

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1 John 3:11, “ For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”

Before we dive into our study today of 1 John, let’s consider how so far, John has emphasized personal holiness and righteousness in this epistle. He has spoken of...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 23:59

The Importance of Prayer in Counseling

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I couldn’t believe how long she talked and how long my mentor sat listening to her. He seemed to have a bottomless supply of patience. It was my first time in a real-life counseling observation, and I quickly learned how vital patience is to being a good counselor. It has been this...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 23:50

Practicing Righteousness

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1 John 3:9-10, “No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not...

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Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones could very well be the most influential preacher of the twentieth century. If there is any doubt that the Doctor carries such a weighty influence, Jason Meyer skillfully recants such a notion in his work, Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life.

The subtitle of Meyer’s book...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 23:45

As He Is Righteous

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1 John 3:7-8, “Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the...

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Welcome to the 151st episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Michael Milton– Called? Pastoral Guidance for the Divine Call to Gospel Ministry (Christian Focus, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The internal and external call to...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 23:30

Jesus, the Illuminating Word

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John opens his gospel with a bold, plain declaration of the eternal and creating Word of God (verses 1 to 3). When he continues by telling us that this Word was made flesh, lived among us, displayed the glory of God, and was full of grace and truth (verse 14) it becomes evident who John has in mind....

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Friday, 18 May 2018 23:10

Weekly Roundup 5/14/2018-5/19/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 5/14/2018-5/19/2018. 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 5/14/2018

Episode 149–...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 23:00

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/14/2018-5/19/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 5/14/2018-5/19/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. One-On-One with Matt Perman on Unstuck with Ed Stetzer. https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/may/...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 00:01

Dear Young Pastor

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Dear Young Pastor,

I pray you’re doing well. I hope the family is fine and your ministry is increasing. But if you’re like me, you probably struggle at times. I imagine there are some things you “didn’t learn in seminary” that you wish you had. I bet you wish you had...

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The Apostle John wrote the collection of letters that is known as 1,2, and 3 John. This writer is John, the son of Zebedee, who wrote the gospel of John and was on the Isle of Patmos when he received the revelation of Christ church. The Rev. Dr. Earl Palmer, the former pastor of University...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 23:50

What Wondrous Love is This?

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1 John 3:1-3, “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that...

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