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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Welcome to the 150th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Joe Rigney about his book, Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God (Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The central place of the Choice...

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:25

Confessions of a Selfie Saturated Culture

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Open to the public in Glendale, California for the ticket price of $25 per person is the Museum of Selfies. According to the website for the museum, “The Museum of Selfies is an interactive museum that explores the history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie – an image of oneself...

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:20

Abide in Him

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1 John 2:28-29, “28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. 29 If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.”

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We have all heard it said: “Children should not die before parents.” And that is most certainly true. Today I’m thinking that “the protégé should not die before the mentor.” Let me explain.

A young man named Kevin Collins came to an event at Coral Ridge...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 23:38

His Anointing

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1 John 2:26-27, “26 I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you. 27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no...

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The Church today needs a robust and refreshingly biblical theology of suffering and it would behoove us to consider the voices of the past—in particular, the Puritans. They not only tasted some of the most bitter afflictions to befall humanity, but also carefully applied the balm of gospel...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 23:30

10 Things You Should Know about C. S. Lewis

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1. He was not a professional theologian.

He was an apologist and a scholar of medieval literature. Nevertheless, he was familiar with Christian theology since it served both of those vocations. He viewed his task as translating Christianity into laymen’s terms. He thought that this was a...

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On the eighth episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers Joanne two questions,“Why does sound doctrine matter? What does sound doctrine entail?”

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The meaning of doctrine.
  • The importance of doctrine.
  • Doctrine the fuel for...

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 23:45

What God Uses to Sanctify Me

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I have scars. These are not just metaphorical scars. They tell a story of my journey down the road of self-hatred. I have them on my chest, my jawline, and my cheeks. These scars are from when I had severe acne when I was in high school and college. Acne, I hate that word. My struggle with acne...

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 23:40

Restore Us, That We May Be Restored

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The book of Lamentations, which is the eloquent and poignant expression of Jeremiah’s sorrow over the fall of Jerusalem, is a potent reminder to us of what our attitude should be toward those who meet with the judgment of God. Rather than adopting an “I told you so” attitude or,...

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 23:30

From the Beginning

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1 John 2:24-25, “24 Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that he made to us—eternal life.”

The whole Bible has a unified...

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Welcome to the 149th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Owen Strachan about his book, The Essential Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to the Life and Teaching of America’s Greatest Theologian (Moody, 2018).

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Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:30

Weekly Roundup 5/7/2018-5/12/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 5/7/2018-5/12/2018. 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 5/7/2018

Episode 147–...

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Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:25

Weekly Roundup of Links 5/7/2018-5/12/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 5/7/2018-5/12/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1.  John Piper and the Power of Vision by Matt Perman over at Challies. https://www.challies.com/sponsored/j...

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Friday, 11 May 2018 00:05

The Liar and Antichrist

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1 John 2:22-23, “22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.”

Several days ago, in our series on 1 John,...

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 23:55

#88: Hated Without A Cause[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 15:18-25.

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“A theophany is a manifestation of divine presence accompanied by an extraordinary display mediatingthat presence.” This is the primary goal of Vern S. Poythress in his recent book, Theophany: A Biblical Theology of God’s Appearing.

Theophanies, according to the author have three...

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Christian Apologetics: Two Purposes

Francis Schaeffer’s holds a rather basic view concerning apologetics. He explains there are two purposes of Christian apologetics. “The first is defense. The second is to communicate Christianity in a way that any given generation can...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 23:30

You Know the Truth

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1 John 2:20-21, “20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. 21 I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.”

Throughout our study of 1 John the past few weeks, the false...

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Welcome to the 148th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Christine Hoover about her book, Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time(Baker, 2018),

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Why beauty is the most potent weapon,...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 23:25

They Went Out From Us

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1 John 2:18-19, “18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued...

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Doctrine. It’s a bad word among many. It conjures up images of dry, stuffy, arrogant intellectuals who don’t seem to have an ounce of compassion or love in their bodies. One might think of prideful ‘know-it-alls’ who show little signs of spirituality and don’t like to...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 23:00

Why Hospitality Is for All Christians

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The Diverse Family of God

Radically ordinary hospitality—those who live it—see strangers as neighbors and neighbors as family of God. They recoil at reducing a person to a category or a label. They see God’s image reflected in the eyes of every human being on earth. They know they...

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Recently we’ve seen a great deal of discussion occurring in our culture as it pertains to abuse. Even moreso, we are witnessing evangelicals discuss abuse. Sometimes it’s thought, if you remain silent, that you are complicit in continuing the trend. And while that’s undoubtedly an...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 00:02

Church Membership: Loving What Jesus Loves

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He was reading his Bible, and I struck up a conversation with him. We talked about the gospel, and then I asked him, “What church do you belong to?” He answered, “I attend different churches all over, but I’m not a member of any of them. I’m into Jesus, that’s...

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