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, 09 January 2019 23:00

Fleeting Beauty and the Eternal Fear of the Lord

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I love how God ties themes together in His Word. Proverbs is no exception. Like beautiful matching book ends, holding together word pictures of wise living versus vain and foolish living, we see the author of Proverbs 31 ending this book the same way it began…with “the fear of the...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 22:45

Deepak Reju– Fighting for Purity

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Deepak Reju discuss the place of Christians and local churches in ministering to people trapped in pornography, along with his book Pornography: Fighting for Purity(P&R, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 22:45

Seven Things We Can Learn from the Puritans

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Loving the Truth, Hating Sin

The Puritans have many things to offer modern Christians. The first is that they shape your mind according to the Bible. They loved the Bible, they lived the Bible, they sang the Bible, they preached the Bible, they read the Bible, they memorized the Bible. They were...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 22:40

Simple Tips for Daily Bible Reading in 2019

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Reading the Bible consistently is essential for Christians. The Bible is about God, and its center and goal is the glory of Christ. To know God and follow Christ we must read His Word. One of the problems we often have with our New Years Bible Reading commitments is that we approach the task with a...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 22:30

Why I Remain Optimistic About the Future

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The best place to start your New Year is in the Word of God:

“I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel…” (Philippians 1:12).

Pessimism is not always wrong. But it is notoriously limiting.

Helen Keller wrote:

“No...

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Monday, 07 January 2019 23:20

The First and the Last Word On Preaching

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Every breath is vital to life. Naturally. Likewise, every movement in a sermon is essential. I am confident that you will agree with me that a similitude about life and preaching is appropriate. Preaching is for life. So, whether you are just now answering God’s call to proclaim the...

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On today’s episode Fred writes in and asks, “Dave I want to get off to a good start in the New Year on my Bible reading can you please help me understand the importance of the Bible reading for the Christian life?

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The Bible is the inspired,...

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Like many evangelicals, I was introduced to C.S. Lewis through his Narnian Chronicles as a child, and it was this trust in Lewis that led me to choose his Mere Christianity as my first foray into apologetics. I later explored my faith through his Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce, and...

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I enjoy reading stories. I can’t get enough of heroic deeds, bravery, and camaraderie.

I also love when I come across stories in mythologies that teach truth found in Scripture. I am reminded of when Paul stood before the Areopagus and quoted their own writing to them (Acts 17:26-29). He...

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On today’s Equipping you in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Jim Newheiser discuss the present and future of biblical counseling, his work at RTS Charlotte counseling program and IBCD.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Dr. Newheiser’s role at RTS Charlotte and information about...

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Saturday, 05 January 2019 00:45

Weekly Roundup 12/31/2018-1/5/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 12/31/2018-1/5/2019. 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 12/31/2018

Lord, Build My House by...

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Saturday, 05 January 2019 00:45

Weekly Roundup of Links 12/31/2018-1/5/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 12/24/2018-12/29/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1.  New Issue on the Immutability of God by Credo Magazine https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/the...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 23:15

#110: A Garden Burial[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at John 19:38-42.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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The New Elder’s Handbookby Greg Scharf and Arthur Kok provides readers with a field-tested approach to training elders in the local church. The book is arranged in three parts, each of which is summarized below.

Vision

The first part sets forth the biblical qualifications for the office of...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 00:55

Five Reminders About Ministering To Others

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Ministry is difficult. And when I say ministry, I don’t just mean vocational ministry, although that’s included. If you are a believer, you have a ministry. You have people in your life who have been placed there by God for you to love and serve.

Paul takes the last six verses of...

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 23:15

Gentleness in Short Supply

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Well, as my Beloved would say, “Did you draw the short straw on this topic?” There are just certain things in Scripture that are difficult to speak or write on and here is why:

We fall short.

I know I fall desperately short. This one of many places Romans 7:15 comes to play in our lives,...

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 23:05

Don’t Waste Your Season of Waiting

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I am not a naturally patient person. When I am waiting for an email, I refresh my mail app multiple times in one hour. When I am looking forward to a day, I count down both the days and hours. When one renovation in our house is finished, I am already looking forward to the next one. When children...

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On today’s episode, Jim writes in and asks us, “In the new year I want to make resolutions that will help me to grow in the grace of God, but I’m not sure how to do so?”

  • How the example of Jonathan Edwards making resolutions at the age of 19 that would guide and shape his...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 23:15

Start the New Year Right

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The Bottom Line

Here’s the bottom line. The Christian life, the church, our faith are not about us; they’re about him—his plan, his kingdom, his glory.

It really is the struggle of struggles. It is counterintuitive for us all. It is the thing that makes our lives messy and our...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 23:05

Ten Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year

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Consider the Direction of Your Life

Once, when the people of God had become careless in their relationship with him, the Lord rebuked them through the prophet Haggai. “Consider your ways!” (Haggai 1:5) he declared, urging them to reflect on some of the things happening to them and to...

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Sunday, 30 December 2018 23:40

Lord, Build My House

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Psalm 127:1, “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”

This is a familiar verse for many Christians. But how should we apply it practically? What does it mean for the Lord to “build the house?” The “house” under consideration certainly...

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Sunday, 30 December 2018 23:30

15 Ways to Feed on the Word in the New Year

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Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4), and the prophet Jeremiah wrote:

“Your words were found, and I ate them,

and your words became to me a joy

and the delight of my heart,

for I am called by your name,

O LORD,...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:43

Weekly Roundup of Links 12/24/2018-12/29/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 12/24/2018-12/29/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1.  New Issue on the Immutability of God by Credo Magazine https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/the-i...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:40

Weekly Roundup 12/24/2018-12/29/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 12/24/2018-12/29/2018. 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 12/24/2018

The Unexpected Visitors:...

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2 Things Pastors Can Learn from Spurgeon’s Preaching from Crossway on Vimeo.

Preaching Christ

Spurgeon was very concerned that his preaching address the needs of the people where they were at. He was actually highly wary of having sermon series, saying most preachers are not interesting enough...

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