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

I’ve done a lot of marriage counseling lately. Consistent biblical themes keep arising. I’ve collated them into ten foundational principles for marriages and marriage counseling. The first eight principles are for both the husband and wife. The final two are more specifically for the...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 23:30

Passing Away

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1 John 2:17, “The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.”

Church History sadly records how God’s people have not always taken the call not to love the world seriously (1 John 2:15). During many periods of church history,...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 00:02

The Love of the World

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1 John 2:15-16, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 00:00

Grace at Work in the Life of Jacob

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The Bible tells about an experience the patriarch Jacob had when he and his household were returning to his father’s land. Although I have never wrestled with an Angel of God in the desert as did Jacob, I have struggled with my flesh and been convicted of sin.

Years earlier, Jacob’s...

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Welcome to the 147th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Jonathan Leeman about his book, How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age(Thomas Nelson, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • In what way the local...

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Saturday, 05 May 2018 02:02

Weekly Roundup 4/30/2018-5/5/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/30/2018-5/5/2018. 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 4/30/2018

Episode 145–...

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Saturday, 05 May 2018 02:00

Weekly Roundup of Links 4/30/2018-5/5/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 4/30/2018-5/5/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. 3 Dangers Lies Ministry Leaders Believe by Eric Geiger over at TGC. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article...

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Friday, 04 May 2018 02:45

Forgiven For His Name’s Sake

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“Your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake” (1 John 2:12).

The Bad News

The good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ begins with bad news. You are a sinner. Your thoughts, your actions, and your words are all tainted with selfishness, pride, and idolatry. You need forgiveness.

By...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 23:15

Love Your Brothers

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1 John 2:9-11, “Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 23:00

When Bible Study Goes Wrong

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The Pharisees were experts in the word of God. In light of their diligent study, they were sure that they knew what God expected of them. They were thought to be the most principled in their serious-minded adherence to God’s word. They were particularly scrupulous in observing food...

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Welcome to the 146th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Rosaria Butterfield about her book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World (Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in...

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 23:52

Trading the Fear of Man for the Fear of God

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I once climbed an indoor rock wall, and when I got to the top, I turned to look down, and I froze. Panic took over, and I could not let go. I hung there, gripping the rope, terrified to release my hands, although I knew I couldn’t stay there forever.

What I felt at the top of that wall was...

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 23:45

No New Commandment

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1 John 2:7-8, “Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you because...

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The Importance of Presuppositions

Dr. Schaeffer’s epistemology is integral to his approach to apologetics and may be described simply as follows: First, one must understand that pagan thought endorses a belief in the uniformity of natural causes in a closed system. Propositional and...

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The Deadening Effects of Sin

I used to work in the oil field. It is a unique industry, and it offers plenty of life lessons. One lesson I’ll never forget is about the hazards associated with the detection of hydrogen sulfide. An oil well, say, down in South Texas or South Louisiana, can give...

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“And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we...

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“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

The opening words of the Bible — “In the beginning God” — are among some of the most important in the Bible. They form the seedbed for every vital Christian doctrine.

Consider with me, for...

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Monday, 30 April 2018 01:10

Our Righteous Advocate

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1 John 2:1-2, “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

The ascension of Christ in question 46 of the Heidelberg Catechism prompts the discussion on the...

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Welcome to the 145th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Matt Perman about his book, How to Get Unstuck: Breaking Free from Barriers to Your Productivity(Zondervan, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Depression and how it affects our...

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Saturday, 28 April 2018 03:20

Weekly Roundup 4/23/2018-4/28/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/23/2018-4/28/2018. 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 4/23/2018

Episode 143–...

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Saturday, 28 April 2018 03:20

Weekly Roundup of Links 4/23/2018-4/27/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 4/23/2018-4/27/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. California’s Latest Thread To Religious Liberty and Free Speech by Joe Carter over at the ERLC. https:/...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 23:50

When the Gavel Falls

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1 John 2:1, “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”

It has been said that one of the most significant problems that plagues contemporary people is unresolved...

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Tightrope walkers amaze me.  I marvel at the ability to concentrate and balance on such a small wire while certain death awaits the slightest mishap.  They must keep their center mass balanced perfectly over the wire and not lean too far in either direction. I once watched a documentary...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 23:45

If We Confess Our Sins

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1 John 1:8-10, NASB, “8If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say that we have not sinned,...

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Welcome to the 144th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Jason Meyer about his book, Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life: Doctrine and Life as Fuel and Fire (Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The Christian life as one of...

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