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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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 23:45

An Open Letter to the Hesitant Host

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Dear friend,

Are you busy? Are you important? Do you work on a tight schedule? Are your boundaries well-fortified?

Those are not, in and of themselves, bad things.

But they will become idols if you don’t add something: Christian hospitality—the scriptural command to regularly,...

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In the first three chapters of Ezekiel, we see his call to ministry. Ezekiel was given a specific task for a particular time, but we can all learn from his call to ministry. When I say ‘ministry,’ I don’t just mean vocational ministry, although that is included. If you are a...

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The decisive result of falling below the line of despair is a pitting of rationality against faith. Schaeffer sees this as an enormous problem and details four consequences in his book, Escape From Reason.

Pitting Rationality Against Faith

First, when rationality contends against faith, one is...

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Introduction

“I charge thee in the sight of God, and of Christ Jesus, who shall judge the quick and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom; preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:1-2 ESV).

My...

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 23:55

An Everlasting Kingdom

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Regardless of appearances, God is always in control. This is the clear message of Daniel.

The focal point of Daniel is the sovereignty of God over the whole world, clearly seen in the deliverance of his people and the temporariness and limitations of even the greatest world powers. The narratives in...

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 23:45

The Word of Life

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1 John 1:1-4, “1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to...

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Welcome to the 143rd episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Dr. Stephen Wellum about his book with Trent Hunt, Christ from Beginning to End How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ (Zondervan, 2018).

What you’ll hear in...

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Saturday, 21 April 2018 03:25

Weekly Roundup 4/16/2018-4/21/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/16/2018-4/21/2018. 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 4/16/2018

The Word of Christ by...

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Saturday, 21 April 2018 03:20

Weekly Roundup of Links 4/16/2018-4/21/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 4/16/2018-4/21/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. Be Heavenly Minded So That You’re of Earthly Good by T. Desmond Alexander over at TGC.  https://ww...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 23:15

#87: No Greater Love[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 15:12-17.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 23:00

Lessons from Paul and His Friends

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Colossians 4:7-18, “Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, and with him...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 22:55

Why Study the Book of Judges?

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Crisis in Israel

The book of Judges describes a period in the life of the nation of Israel between the prophetic leadership of Moses and Joshua and the establishment of the monarchy and kingship in Israel. The nature of this time period is described on four different occasions in the book, “In...

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“Calvinism is back,” writes David Van Biema, in a Time Magazinearticle, entitled ‘The New Calvinism.’ The featured article, which was written in 2009 was included in a list of “Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” That’s quite a claim for a secular...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 22:35

Gracious Speech

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Colossians 4:5-6, “Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”

Mahatma Gandhi was the leader who secured India’s independence from...

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Welcome to the 142nd episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Brian Hedges about his book, Watchfulness: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Discipline(Reformation Heritage, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The need for guardrails in the...

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1. Hospitality reflects the gospel.

Faithful Christians are—and have always been—a strange minority in a hostile world. Redeemed by Christ, we have lost our old lives—and with our lives, we have left behind the history, identity, and people who once claimed us. Conversion starts...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 23:05

Praying to God, Talking to People

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In the last article, we dealt with Paul’s exhortation to slaves and masters in the Colossians as part of the household rules section of the letter. As those who now have Christ as their primary Master, Paul’s teaching is essential for it outlines how God’s people are to serve each...

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The resurgence of biblical theology and an emphasis on the kingdom of God has been a profound help to Christians, both in the academy and the local church. Patrick Schreiner’s offering, The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Crossis the latest publication in Crossway’s excellent...

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Colossians 3:18-25, “18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they...

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One of the critical components of the Christian life involves understanding Scripture and applying it to our lives. This goal is at the heart of Nick Roark and Robert Cline’s book, Biblical Theology: How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel. The authors join forces and present one of the...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 22:10

The Word of Christ

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Colossians 3:1-17, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in...

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Psalm 77:3, “When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints.”

Shortly after my second miscarriage, my heart filled with doubt about the goodness of God. Though I had initially experienced a sense of peace, as I moved forward, I had no desire to be with God. Trying to live...

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Welcome to the 141st episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Nick Roark about his book, Biblical Theology How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel (Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The treasure of daily Bible reading.
  • Taking...

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Saturday, 14 April 2018 02:41

Weekly Roundup 4/9/2018-4/14/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/9/2018-4/14/2018. 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 4/9/2018

Trusting in the Lord...

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Saturday, 14 April 2018 02:40

Weekly Roundup of Links 4/9/2018-4/14/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 4/9/2018-4/14/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. Free Ebook of Reading the Bible Supernaturally from Desiring God. https://www.desiringgod.org/free-ebook-readi...

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