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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Monday, 01 October 2018 02:00

How to Prepare a Bible Study

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There is no greater honor or joy than teaching the inerrant and infallible Word of the Living God. To get to teach the Pastoral Epistles is a particular joy and a challenge. You will have the opportunity to help your fellow believers enter into the first-century world of St. Paul. Imagine: through...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 00:10

Out of the Mud Pit

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When I met my husband, I knew the Lord was calling him to be a pastor. In my head, I envisioned us working side-by-side for the Lord, furthering His kingdom by building relationships with the kids, youth, and adults in our church together. While perhaps this may be true of some pastor’s...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 00:09

Everyone Needs a Reminder

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The Bible is a massive book.

This may seem too obvious to be worth stating, but the truth is that these pages are full of history and prophecy and poetry make a very long book. It would be impossible to keep every idea in this book in the front of your mind. Anyone who has ever read a book of epic...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Justin Huffman discuss the biblical foundations and biblical practices of local churches, along with the importance of mentoring, and with his book, Adorned How To Grow A Biblically Beautiful Church: An Exegesis of Titus 2 (DayOne,...

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 01:00

Weekly Roundup 9/24/2018-9/29/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 9/24/2018-9/29/2018. 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 9/24/2018

Peter, Servant of Jesus by...

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 01:00

Weekly Roundup of Links 9/24/2018-9/29/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 9/24/2018-9/29/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. The Greatest Foreword Writer in the History of the Christian Church by Justin Taylor over at TGC. https://www...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 23:35

A Brief Biblical Theology of Friendship

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The Biblical Storyline of Friendship

Friendship is a whole-Bible theme. You can summarize it this way:

In the beginning, we walked with God in friendship. But then we walked away. Now, God is befriending us again.

This story flows from the...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 23:35

#99: Christ Prays for His Own[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 17:20-26.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 23:30

Make Your Election Sure

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2 Peter 1:10-11, “10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:05

Unfruitful and Blind

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2 Peter 1:8-9, “For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:00

The God Who Knows: The Eternal Decrees

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We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 9 entitled, “The Eternal Decrees of God.” MLJ defines eternal decrees as “things which God determined and ordained before He had done anything at all” (93).

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Tim Chester discuss the Reformation and how it continues affects the Christian life and ministry today, along with his book, Reforming Joy: A Conversation Between Paul, the Reformers, and the Church Today(Crossway, 2018).

What...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 23:55

Supplement Your Faith

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2 Peter 1:5-7, “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[a] and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 23:53

How Suffering Reveals Your True Self

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Trust Issues

Here’s what happens in times of suffering. When the thing you have been trusting (whether you knew it or not) is laid to waste, you don’t suffer just the loss of that thing; you also suffer the loss of the identity and security that it provided. This may not make sense to...

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INTRODUCTION

The following transcript comes from a classroom experience on “applied theology,” or “pastoral theology.” The lecture that day went to the matter of how to incorporate reading deeply and widely into the ministry, and why such a strategy is important.

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Monday, 24 September 2018 23:40

Scientism and Secularism – J.P. Moreland (2018)

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When Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Speciesin 1859, the intellectual tectonic plates shifted with a force that continues to reverberate to this day. One of the tragic consequences (among many) that the book helped spawn was the philosophical notion of scientism.While this trendy...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 23:40

How to Set Up and Use Your Office: Basic Principles

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On today’s Getting Unstuck With Matt Perman Podcast, Matt discusses basic principles about how to set-up your desk and office and why it matters for your productivity.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Four different ways to configure a desk.
  • Principles of where to put your desk.
  • What...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 23:38

Watered by God’s Grace

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Our summer garden has all but stopped producing vegetables. The bean plants were mostly eaten by invasive beetles, the peas never came up, and many of the cucumbers got too big and bitter before we could eat them. Half the tomatoes fell before we could use them. Weeds have taken over wherever I...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 00:00

Peter, Servant of Jesus

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2 Peter 1:1-2, “Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”

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Once again, my talkative upstairs neighbor accosted me. It was easier to let her inside and continue with what I was doing than to try to have a brief conversation in the hallway. I was cooking dinner and simultaneously nursing a baby. Our toddler was dropping raw eggs on the floor as fast as our...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Dr. J.P. Moreland discuss the dangers and challenges of scientism, along with how to confront it, and how it effects on young adults, and his book, Scientism, and Secularism- Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology (Crossway,...

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Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:46

Weekly Roundup 9/17/2018-9/22/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 9/17/2018-9/22/2018. 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 9/17/2018

Introduction to...

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Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:45

Weekly Roundup of Links 9/17/2018-9/22/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 9/17/2018-9/22/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. Holiness a new issue of Credo Magazine https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/holiness/

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In the Bible, we learn that preaching is not the only way God’s Word is communicated. In the Old Testament, the Levites are seen explaining the Law to the people of Israel (Nehemiah 8:7–8). And in the New Testament, Paul says of his ministry, “I did not shrink from declaring to...

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Friday, 21 September 2018 00:30

By Silvanus

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1 Peter 5:12-14, “ By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. 13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son. 14 Gr...

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