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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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 20:10

Building Together

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Ephesians 2:22, “In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.”

My kids love building with Legos and wooden blocks.  We went through plenty of days in frustration while they were learning what works and what doesn’t. During these times,...

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Ephesians 2:19, “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”

We all know what it feels like to be excluded, left out, and disregarded. We often attribute the experience of being “left-out” to...

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Protestant evangelical believers hold fast to one of the doctrines of the Reformation, Sola Scriptura, the teaching that the Scriptures alone hold the highest authority in the Christian life. However, many believers in the evangelical tradition do not read the Bible on a regular basis*. Of those...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 23:45

Death’s Unnatural Intrusion Into Childhood

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Assuming normal physiology, humans don’t begin to taste deeply of physical death until sometime in their twenties. The day to day existence of children is punctuated by life. The brain is awakening – new sounds, new smells, new tastes, and new experiences; life itself is flooding into...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 23:58

One New Humanity

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On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood at Brandenburg Gate at a ceremony commemorating the 750th anniversary of the City of Berlin. In his speech he uttered some of the most famous words every said by an American President, “Mr. Gorvacbev, Tear Down This Wall!” That Wall,...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 23:40

Big Reflections, Small Phrases

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Thank You, Puritans

You may or may not be familiar with the Puritans, I myself am immensely grateful for what they have written and done (find their books at Banner of Truth and tons of free ebooks at Monergism).They have written tons of truth, deep theology, and soaring treatises on the holiness of...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 23:30

Reflections on John 16

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John 16:33 – “I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Christ promised tribulation in this world because the ruler of this world is against Christ. And if against Christ, he...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 00:55

Brought Near Only by the Blood of the Lamb

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“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13 ESV)

I brought my knees in close as I stared at the test on the bathtub ledge. My expected cycle was late and my boyfriend and I were getting nervous. At nineteen, I...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 00:45

Sharing God’s Comfort

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Comfort. Self-care. Indulgence.

Emblazoned on tumblers and t-shirts everywhere, and of course, often critiqued, especially by Christians. Should we seek our own comfort? At what point does wise care for our bodies turn into sinful indulgence?

For those with a chronic illness, it’s an even more...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Guy Prentiss Waters discuss the place and importance of communion in the Christian life and ministry along with his book, The Lord’s Supper as the Sign and Meal of the New Covenant (Crossway, 2019).

What you’ll hear in...

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Saturday, 30 March 2019 00:11

Weekly Roundup 3/25/2019-3/30/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 3/25/2019-3/30/2019. 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 3/25/2019

Andrew Davis- The Power of...

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Saturday, 30 March 2019 00:05

Weekly Roundup of Links 3/25/2019-3/30/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 3/25/2019-3/30/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Roundup of articles from around the internet

  1. A new issue of Credo Magazine: The Impassability of God  https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/t...

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Friday, 29 March 2019 00:45

#4: Hannah’s Song[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at 1 Samuel 2:1-10.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Friday, 29 March 2019 00:15

Trusting When I Don’t Understand

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My son and I enjoy hunting together, and if we have a successful season, we have enough meat to feed our family all year. On one occasion, we were walking back to the truck bundled up in camo on a cold night. He said something to me, and I quickly snapped back at him. Later, I lay in bed and...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:32

Therefore, Remember

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“Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:25

Why I Love the Apostle Paul – John Piper

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John Piper’s most recent book aims to help readers get to know Paul, the apostle. Piper’s motive is that Paul’s “God-entranced soul and his unparalleled vision of Jesus Christ and the authenticity of his life would move you to admire him and believe his message and embrace...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Jeffrey Johnson discuss the place and importance of the glory of God and how it is to impact every phase of the Christian life, along with his book, The Pursuit of Glory: Finding Satisfaction in Christ Alone (Reformation Hertige,...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:25

Beautiful Sovereignty

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Do you not care that we are perishing?

It was a bold, yet understandable question. It’s one we might be too afraid to ask God explicitly, but one we ponder in the depth of our heart. Jesus and the disciples were in the boat together when the great storm arose (Mark 4:35-41). The wind violently...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:15

Remaining Faithful in Ministry – John MacArthur

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The mandate to finish strong is the calling of every follower of Christ. Men called to pastoral ministry must carefully heed this call, which is the theme of John MacArthur’s most recent book, Remaining Faithful in Ministry: 9 Essential Convictions for Every Pastor.

As his life and ministry...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:05

We Are His Workmanship

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“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).

By the grace of God, Paul masterfully displays in Ephesians 1:1-9 how every Christian and the body of Christ as a whole is the workmanship of...

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:02

Our Faith Is Not by Works: No One Can Boast

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Ephesians 2:9, “not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

“How can you be totally sure, right now, that God is pleased with you?”

The question was posed by a popular Bible teacher on the television screen. I was in the midst of a weekly women’s Bible study in my...

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The heart of what Luther and the reformers discovered during the sixteenth century can be summarized in what we know today as the five solas of the Reformation,namely, that sinners are saved by grace alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide), in Christ alone (sola Christus), on the Word...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 00:20

Gifts for the Waiting

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At this very moment, all around the world, countless human beings are waiting. We do it all the time. You’ve probably done it recently, and you’ll likely do it again soon. Perhaps you’re waiting for something right now: an airplane to take off, a letter to arrive, a...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 00:10

Saved by Amazing Grace

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Today is a day to celebrate the grace of God. 

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).

Let those words sink in deep. Grace saves. We can take no credit for all we have and all we are in Christ. For...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Andrew Davis discuss the place and importance of contentment in the Christian life and ministry along with his book, The Power of Christian Contentment: Finding Deeper, Richer Christ-Centered Joy (Baker, 2019)

What you’ll hear...

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