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, 28 February 2019 22:45

10 Habits to Form for a More Grateful Heart

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Fairly recently, I began noticing I was sighing. A LOT. There are times my sighs were right in nature, as sighs tend to be how I relate to God over a sin or sadness I witness in my life or upon witnessing the effects of sin within the world. But the sighs I was noticing were not righteous in...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 23:15

The Many Medicines of the Lord

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We are very aware of the texts that speak of the meticulous and wise providences of God in bringing about suffering, pain, and affliction for our good and God’s glory.  And we are keenly aware (hopefully) of the footing for these precious and very great promises:

  • Job 5:17-18, ”...

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Katherine Elizabeth Clark has a story to tell and it isn’t like any other story I’ve heard. Where I End begins with a freak accident, the kind of thing that could happen to any young mom trying to have fun with her kids at the playground: One second she is playing tag. The next, she is...

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We continue to look at the marks of a healthy church that are seldom emphasized today. Using 9 Marks of a Healthy Church as our guide, we’ve examined expository preaching, biblical theology, the gospel, and a Biblical understanding of conversion. Today, we’ll look at the next mark:...

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 23:00

The Power of the Cross

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The message of the power of the cross was preached by Paul to a congregation very much embroiled in the practical meaning and effects of power. Power and its irresistible influence were thick in the air at Corinth. Power-plays, if you will, were being instigated in Corinth by divisive parties...

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 22:45

Word and Deed

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“I never knew you. Depart from me”

I can’t imagine more fearful words coming out of the mouth of Jesus. To believe that you are on good terms with God only to find out at the judgment day that your faith was all pretense? It is a horrifying thought to think these might be the words...

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Monday, 25 February 2019 23:00

False Prophets and Their Fruits

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Matthew 7:15-20, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree...

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Monday, 25 February 2019 22:50

HALF-TRUTH: Our Good Deeds Matter

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Grading on a curve is widely used in universities today. Ask a parent for an opinion on institutions encouraging professors to inflate students’ grades, and you will find many appalled to learn the practice actually exists and is publicly endorsed. (At least we hope they are appalled.) Why?...

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 22:55

A Narrow Gate; a Hard Way

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Matthew 7:12-14, “12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For...

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 22:42

Stewarding the Skill of Writing

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There are so many good reasons not to write. I mean, do people even read anymore? Everyone has something to say and the internet is a virtual cacophony. Why add to the noise? Especially when writing is hard. And lonely.

Is it even worth it?

The Christian writer wrestles with these questions, as all...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Justin Huffman discuss the goal of spiritual disciplines in the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Grow: The Command to Ever-Expanding Joy(DayOne Press, 2017).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Why the goal of the...

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Friday, 22 February 2019 23:25

Weekly Roundup of Links 2/18/2018-2/23/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 2/18/2018-2/23/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Roundup of Articles

  1. Ecclesiology for Calvinists by 9Marks. https://www.9marks.org/journal/ecclesiology-for-calvinists/

Our writing team writes...

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Friday, 22 February 2019 23:20

Weekly Roundup 2/18/2018-2/23/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 2/18/2018-2/23/2019. 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 2/18/2018

The Only Thing You Can Give...

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:38

The Goodness of Our Father

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Matthew 7:7-11, ““Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for...

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:30

#117: Peter Restored[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at John 21:15-17.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 23:12

Is Anyone Worthy?

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Under the penetrating knowledge of God, who can stand?

This was the painful realization John had in his vision of Revelation. He sees the sealed scroll and hears the voice of an angel asking “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” John weeps, because he instinctively...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 22:45

Avoiding Improper Judgments

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 Matthew 7:1-6 ESV, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 22:40

How to Move Doctrine from Head to Heart

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How to Move Doctrine from Heads to Hearts.mp4 from Crossway on Vimeo.

Tasting the Word of God

Biblical preaching moves the hearer from head to heart and from the ethereal to the experiential by focusing on what the believer actually encounters when he really experiences or tastes this doctrine. As...

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A few weeks ago we began looking at the distinguishing marks of a healthy church. People typically determine the “success” of a church by numbers, programs, or budget. However, we must ask ourselves if the Bible focuses on such qualities. In 9 Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever looks...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 23:00

Don’t Be Anxious

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Matt. 6:25-34, “25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor...

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Monday, 18 February 2019 23:20

Getting Rest From the God Who Cares

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Psalm 127:2, “It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.”

I confess these past few months have been busy.

My work schedule keeps me busy during the week with its daily early morning demands and last minute...

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Monday, 18 February 2019 23:20

The Telling Tale of Your Wealth

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Today, I would ask you to consider the question: Where are you spending yourself for that which does not profit? A close examination of where you expend the most energy, time and resources will reveal quickly what you prize the most. For some of us, this can be such a comfort as we look at our...

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 22:40

The Only Thing You Can Give To God

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What is that feeling at the end of a short-term trip feeding the hungry, helping the poor, building houses in places ravaged by natural disasters, or playing with orphans in a third world country? That feeling that can sometimes come after giving generously at church or to another ministry? It can...

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 22:35

When You Fast

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Matthew 6:16-18, “16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 tha...

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My writing journey began in the summer of 1998 as a junior in high school at the age of 17 when I started writing for my friends in my high school youth group. To be honest, I wasn’t any good at writing, but I had a desire to help people grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus....

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