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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Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:20

Appearances Can Be Deceiving

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Colossians 2:20-23, “20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 22:40

God-Given Growth in Christ

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Colossians 2:16-19, “16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 22:30

Why the Local Church Needs Good Biblical Theology

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A Weighty and Wonderful Responsibility

Pastors have the weighty and wonderful responsibility of preaching Christ from all the Scriptures. Biblical theology, therefore, is a vital help for pastors to faithfully declare the glorious truth that Jesus is the main point of the whole Bible. How do we know...

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No experience on earth should delight the soul of the Christian more than corporate worship. It is the high point of our week and establishes the rhythm of our lives. As Christians, we live life from Lord’s Day to Lord’s Day. We dare not “neglect meeting together, as is the habit...

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Colossians 2:11-15, “11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 22:40

God in Christ

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Colossians 2:8-10, “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 22:30

Mission Means More Than a Tip

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I’ll never forget the day that the first person who mentored me during high school said that he had learned from me.

We were eating dinner one night, and I remember it specifically being a diner. A waitress (who I thought was pretty), came up to us and greeted us as our server. I had not seen...

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Welcome to the 140th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Derek Thomas about his book Heaven on Earth What the Bible Teaches about Life to Come(Christian Focus, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Why it’s so important that...

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Sunday, 08 April 2018 12:01

Walking in Christ

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Colossians 2:5-7, “For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the...

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“My God will hear me” (Micah 7:7).

Five small words — but they teach several crucial lessons. As Micah determines to look to the one true God as his only hope and sufficiency, waiting on his perfect timing and perfect answers, he confidently asserts: “my God will hear...

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Saturday, 07 April 2018 01:30

Weekly Roundup of Links 4/2/2018-4/7/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 4/2/2018-4/7/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

1) He Preached a Big God with a Broken Heart by John Piper over at Desiring God. https://www.desiringgod.org/ar...

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Saturday, 07 April 2018 00:15

Weekly Roundup 4/1/2018-4/7/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/1/2018-4/7/2018. 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.

Sunday 4/1/2018

A Brief History of Time...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 23:10

Your Family Is Not a Problem to Be Solved

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In a symposium published by The Guardian, novelist Richard Ford was asked to deliver his best advice to aspiring writers. Forgive me for quibbling with the wisdom of a celebrated muse, but I was offended by his first two pieces of advice: First, marry somebody you love and who thinks you being a...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 23:00

Sin Didn’t Kill Jesus—God Did

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A Shocking Truth

The reality of Christ’s vicarious, substitutionary death on our behalf is the heart of the gospel according to God—the central theme of Isaiah 53.

We must remember, however, that sin did not kill Jesus; God did. The suffering servant’s death was nothing less than a...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 22:10

When It’s Hard to Forgive

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“Christians are the most forgiven people in the world. Therefore, we should be the most forgiving people in the world.”

While we know that should be true, it isn’t always the case. I know I’m supposed to forgive, but sometimes I just don’t want to. Sometimes it seems...

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Monday, 02 April 2018 09:21

Redeeming Money – Paul David Tripp (2018)

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“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:21). The words of the Lord Jesus Christ cut through every conceivable pretense, motive, and smokescreen. Similarly, Paul David Tripp exposes our hearts in his book, Redeeming Money.

Tripp’s aim is to write a...

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Monday, 02 April 2018 09:15

The Simplicity of the Christian Faith

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The Christian faith is quite simple. For many Christians, it seems too simple to sum up our faith by saying, “It is all in Christ.” Therefore, we often will seek and strive to make it more complex. As Christians, we must stand guard against the tendency to undo, nullify, or eclipse the...

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Monday, 02 April 2018 08:15

Is God Far Away When He Feels Far Away?

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Is God Far Away When He Feels Far Away? from Crossway on Vimeo.

So Crushed in Spirit

There’s a passage in the beginning of Exodus 6 where Moses goes to the people bringing words of hope and promise. It says that people could not even listen to him. They were so crushed in spirit and so under...

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Monday, 02 April 2018 08:00

Cruciform Warriors Needed

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The Christian life doesn’t merely involve spiritual warfare. The Christian life is spiritual warfare. All of the followers of Jesus are soldiers and not civilians (2 Timothy 2:3). We must be in constant preparation for spiritual battle and not a spiritual vacation. The Great Commission is not...

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The Loss of Antithesis

The loss of antithesis in American culture led to what Dr. Schaeffer coined the “line of despair” or giving up all hope of achieving a rational unified answer to knowledge and life. Schaeffer outlines what he believes are the various steps below this line of...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 22:40

We Do Ministry by His Power in Us

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Colossians 1:24-29, “24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 06:25

The Duty of Love

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Law and love. Duty and charity. Order and spontaneity. Are each of these mutually exclusive? Can the twain ever meet?

I want to focus my Maundy Thursday message to you, in preparation for Holy Communion, upon two verses in the larger context of the foot washing narrative. Hear the Word of God:

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:52

How to Die for the Glory of God

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Facing Death

Coming to the end of life can be very self-centered and that’s antithetical to the gospel. When I die, I want my life to reflect the gospel. The gospel says that death has been defeated. Death is no longer an enemy to be fought.

It galls me sometimes when I walk through the...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:30

Once Alienated, Now Reconciled

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On the second Sunday of each month the saints of CrossLife Church, where I serve as Pastoral Assistant, partake in the Lord’s Supper together. Coming to the table and taking communion is no trivial routine. In fact, Paul, in great detail, reminds the church at Corinth of the significance of...

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Welcome to the 139th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Costi Hinn about his book Defining Deception: Freeing the Church from the Mystical-Miracle Movement (Southern California Seminary Press, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Why and...

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