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, 27 March 2018 23:02

The Meaning and Purpose of a Godly Help Mate

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“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” (Genesis 2:18).

After hearing the constant refrain “it was good” throughout the Creation narrative, we are jolted by this declaration. In the midst of all the...

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The Truth Crisis

Francis Schaeffer sets the tone for his apologetical procedure by explaining the crisis of truth in America, “We are fundamentally affected by a new way of looking at truth. This change in the concept of the way we come to knowledge and truth is the most crucial problem...

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:40

Cosmic Reconciliation

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Colossians 1:15-23, 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17&...

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Monday, 26 March 2018 22:42

Our Deadly Obsession with Celebrity Culture

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Evangelicals have a deadly problem. Our obsession with celebrity culture is a cancer destroying our churches from the inside out.

You can see this obsession on display in a number of places. For one thing, every celebrity or an athlete who mentions God or stands up for conservative values becomes an...

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The Long Line of Godly Men Profiles is a series published by Reformation Trust that has been educating and inspiring Christians for over ten years. Steven Lawson serves as the series editor and oversees this vital project. This excellent series introduces readers to pastors and theologians from...

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Monday, 26 March 2018 22:15

From Darkness to Light

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Colossians 1:9-14 “And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in...

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Sunday, 25 March 2018 21:35

At the Garden

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On a recent trip to Israel, I had the opportunity to visit the Garden of Gethsemane. It is a quiet, peaceful place, in stark contrast to the crowded streets of Jerusalem. The Garden is situated at the foot of the Mount of Olives, across from the city of Jerusalem, and up from the Kidron Valley....

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Sunday, 25 March 2018 21:32

Grounding Our Lives in the Hope of the Gospel

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Colossians 1:1-5, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,...

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Welcome to the 138th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Dr. Greg Allison about his book, 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology (Baker, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How ministry...

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:20

Weekly Roundup of Links 3/19/2018-3/24/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 3/19/2018-3/24/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. God’s Commitment to Church Planting by Mark Dever over at IMB. https://www.imb.org/2018/03/22/gods-comm...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:23

All Men Need a Band of Gospel Brothers

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Men are made for community. They are made to walk their path in this world alongside their family and with a band of brothers. God’s first “not good” in the created order was because of man’s solitude: “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). This...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 22:10

Standing for Truth in a Feel-Good Culture

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Our world tells you and me that our feelings are all that matters. We see this on television each day or on the radio when someone says, “I’m living my truth.”Whenever this statement comes up, I honestly grimace. Growing up in Seattle, I often heard people say, “Well...

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Can you keep your marriage together?

For those who come to marriage counseling, the majority of the time, this answer is, “Yes.” This is true for most couples where one or both spouses are willing to put in some work. In the country, we call it sweat equity. Hard work goes a long way to...

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 22:52

The Doctrine of Election Kills Pride

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When it comes to the doctrine of election, it’s clear that it’s controversial. We debate it. We write books about it. We talk about it. We preach sermons on it. We sometimes divide over it.  Do you find it odd that Paul began his letter to the church in Rome by pointing to the...

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Welcome to the 137th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Thomas R. Schreiner about his book Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World (Crossway, 2017).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • What a covenant is in Scripture.
  • How the...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:52

Hope in Wormwood Days

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Some seasons in life taste very much like milk and honey. Times are good and God’s blessings are obvious. Praise comes (or at least ought tocome) fairly readily. Yet other seasons savor much more of “wormwood and bitterness” (Lamentations 3:19 NASB) than of the delights of the...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:50

The Dangers and Benefits of Revival

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“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” (Psalm 85:6).

We are in desperate need of revival. Our marriages, our families, our churches, our nation (no matter what nation we hail from)—in every arena of life and society and religion we need the omnipotent,...

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With Jesus,by Brian G. Hedges is a book that invites readers on a journey of a lifetime. The gospel is weaved into the fabric of this story and helps readers understand the role that Christ places in individual lives. Hedges writes, “Whatever the shape of your life, whether your personal...

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Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer (1912-1984) may very well be one of the most important Christian thinkers of the twentieth century. Schaeffer graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary and was heavily influenced by J. Gresham Machen, Cornelius Van Til, and the Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper.

In...

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A Surprising Truth

It comes as a surprise to some that Charles Spurgeon had a lifelong battle with depression. His reputation as a famed and powerful preacher, his cheery wit, and his cigar-smoking manliness might lead us to imagine there could never be a chink in his Victorian Englishman’s...

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Monday, 19 March 2018 23:10

The Glory of God in World Missions

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Introduction to the Scriptures

The book of Romans is perhaps the most magnificent theological treatise ever written. In Romans, Paul writes to the believers at Rome and demonstrates both Jew and Gentile that there is only one way to God and that is through his son Jesus Christ. We can also see a...

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 23:15

How Suffering Can Be Our Teacher

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How Suffering Can Be Our Teacher from Crossway on Vimeo.

Learning to Endure

There’s no way you’re ever going to learn endurance without having to keep on going through something hard that doesn’t go away. There’s no way you’re ever going to learn forbearance without...

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 23:10

Have Mercy

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In the late 80s/early 90s, many families spent Friday nights gathered around their televisions watching the TGIF lineup on ABC. Full Housewas one of the most beloved family sitcoms. John Stamos played the loveable, Uncle Jesse, who is best remembered by his catchphrase, “Have mercy!”

Whi...

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Welcome to the 136th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Patrick Schreiner about his book The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross(Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How the Kingdom of God is a thematic framework for the...

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Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:40

Weekly Roundup of Links 3/12/2018-3/17/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 3/5/2018-3/10/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. How to Rejoice in Hope When Life is Hard by Colin Smith over at Unlocking the Bible. https://unlockingthebible...

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