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

12 Faithful Menis a collection of portraits that capture the lives and ministries of godly men, scattered throughout church history. These men come from a variety of backgrounds and have all made significant contributions to the kingdom of God.

Collin Hansen and Jeff Robinson serve as editors of...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 23:40

The Sovereign God

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1 Peter 2:6-8, “6 “For it stands in Scripture:

“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

7So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,

“The stone that the...

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On today’s episode, Cindy asks us, “Can you please help us understand the dangers of gossip please?

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • True religion and the tongue.
  • The inconsistency of the tongue and the consistency of God.
  • The gospel and the transformation of the tongue.
  • Rumors,...

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It was another night at my Bible study in Southern Idaho and another challenging night was ahead. There was a man in my Bible study who wanted to take the Bible study in whatever direction he felt it should go. I spent several hours if not more studying each week to prepare, using the training I...

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Under the city of Rome, there are an estimated 600 miles of catacombs, where for about 300 years of the early church the Christians buried 3 or 4 million of their own, in and around the spaces where they themselves met to worship in secret while being heavily persecuted. In addition to the graves,...

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Monday, 23 July 2018 23:45

Suffering like the Savior

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1 Peter 2:4-5, “4As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus...

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Monday, 23 July 2018 23:30

Encouraging Mothers of Prodigals

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Ezekiel 18:4, “Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine..”

Few things are more heartbreaking to a Christian mother than having her adult child reject the gospel. Some of the godliest parents I know have grown children who have...

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At a farmhouse halfway between our house and our church lives a peacock. We don’t see him every time we drive by, but we always slow down to look. We’ve found him walking among the free-range chickens, hopping on the bird feeder, even perched on the handle of a tiller parked in the...

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Monday, 23 July 2018 00:02

Feasting on Christ

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1 Peter 2:1-3, “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation- if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”

The conjunction, “so” in...

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Sunday, 22 July 2018 23:55

Fighting Anxiety… Like a Child

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I sunk into bed during one of those awful, pre-dawn hours of the night after a day where my required tasks had far outnumbered the minutes allotted to me. One of those “Come again, Lord Jesus” moments when you decide you’re utterly unable to wake up and take all the breaths and...

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On the latest Equipping You in Grace, Dave Jenkins and Chris Hutchinson discuss the importance of humility for the Christian life and ministry, along with his book Rediscovering Humility: Why the Way Up is Down(New Growth Press, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How we can cultivate...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 21:56

Weekly Roundup of Links 7/16/2018-7/21/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 7/16/2018-7/21/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

1) 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes and Cures https://www.9marks.org/journal/pastoral-burnout-its...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 21:55

Weekly Roundup 7/16/2018-7/21/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 7/16/2018-7/21/2018. 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 7/16/2018

Marriage Is An Act of...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 00:02

#92: In A Little While[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 16:16-22.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 23:58

To Love The Impossible Love

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1 Peter 1:22-25, “22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24&nbs...

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The subject of spiritual gifts is an ongoing topic in the church that often times generates more heat than light. The matter of the sign gifts, in particular, is especially controversial. Continuationists set forth arguments in favor of the sign gifts. And advocates of cessationism do the same,...

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:00

Made Manifest

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1 Peter 1:20-21, “20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.”

Modern...

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My beloved son, there is something that I want to talk to you about today. It has been on my mind as I have observed our evangelical Christian culture. The matter that I seek to address is that of “the pulpit.” The “pulpit” is a word that signifies more than a lectern, a...

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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Dr. John Frame discuss using the Bible as the foundation of our apologetic method, how to engage skeptics and seekers with the Word of God, along with his book Christianity Considered: A Guide for Skeptics and Seekers (Lexham Press,...

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 23:50

Conduct Yourselves with Fear

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1 Peter 1:17-19, “And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 23:40

How Praying For Others Helps You

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“[Pray] at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel” (Ephesians...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 23:30

Be Holy in All Your Conduct

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1 Peter 1:14-16,As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’”

Since God, in his great mercy, has done such...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 23:25

Dear Daughters

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To my dear daughters (whether knit within my womb, or the wombs of others), as well as anyone who has ever loved one:

These days have been laden with a palpable heaviness. I see things, I hear things, I read things, and they press on my soul because they’re painting a picture for you and of...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 23:59

Setting Our Hope on Grace

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1 Peter 1:13, “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

Each of us has a variety of things about which we must think on a regular basis. For example, we must think...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 23:50

The Providence of God and Suffering

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It was C. H. Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, who once said that “the Sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which the child of God rests his head at night, giving perfect peace.”[1] To know that God is completely in control of all things is the greatest comfort for the Christian. This...

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