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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Friday, 05 October 2018 00:58

Weekly Roundup of Links 10/1/2018-10/5/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/1/2018-10/5/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1.  Perfectionism and Control a new issue of TableTalk. https://tabletalkmagazine.com/issue/2018/10/perfect...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 23:50

#100: The Arrest of Jesus[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 18:1-11.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 23:45

In Their Greed

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2 Peter 2:2–3, “And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.”

Thousands of...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 23:40

How to Be a Profitable and Encouraging Church Member

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As a pastor, I genuinely love the local church. In my own context, I love my church that I’m a member of and that I have the privilege of leading. As I often explain to my children when we read the Bible together in the evening—I don’t love the church simply because I’m a...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 23:57

2nd Peter 2:1 and the Issue of Effectual Atonement

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2 Peter 2:1, “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.”

While this is a difficult text, it is...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 23:55

How Should I Give a Testimony?

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Let’s say you are called upon to share with a small group or a large congregation the recent happenings at Vacation Bible School, a missions trip, or some other event at school, church, or elsewhere. How will you do it? What priorities will inform your 60 seconds or 6 minutes?

In college,...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Josh Moody discuss the place and importance of the Scriptures in the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, How the Bible Can Change Your Life: Answers to the Ten Most Common Questions about the Bible (Christian Focus,...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 00:05

The Prophecy of Scripture

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2 Peter 1:19-21, “19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 00:02

Six Truths about Parenting That Reorient Everything

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Our Children’s Deepest Need

There is so much help in Psalm 51 for understanding the deepest need of your children that I think you could write a whole parenting book from it alone. The implications of what David confesses and cries out for set a whole new agenda for what God has called us to...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 00:00

The Warnings and Comforts of God’s Attributes

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We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ). We’ve looked at the existence of God, and this week we’ll study chapter 6, “The Attributes of God’s Absolute Personality.”

MLJ begins by making a case for why we need to study God’s...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 00:05

More than a Myth

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“Mythology is a search,” said G.K. Chesterton. “It is something that combines a recurrent desire with a recurrent doubt.” Humans have always shared “cleverly devised myths” that explore our relationship with the divine. The most outlandish and implausible myths,...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 00:02

Work Smarter Not Harder

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On today’s Getting Unstuck With Matt Perman Podcast, Matt discusses the foundational principle for productivity to work smarter not harder by having right priorities and learning to work with excellence.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The importance of working smarter not harder as...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 23:55

Waiting on the Turning Point

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Stories surround us. The more books, television shows, or movies we consume, the more often we can predict the ending. We know the story builds until the ultimate conflict, which offers a turning point. Scrooge sees his tight-fisted “bah humbugs” for what they are; Mr. Darcy is rejected...

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A Plethora of Prosperity

Do you remember that song in 2009 by Toby Keith called I Wanna Talk About Me? The song title gives away the lyrics, “I wanna talk about me, I wanna talk my, I wanna talk about number 1 oh my me my…” and on and one it goes.  Though this song is...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 02:00

How to Prepare a Bible Study

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There is no greater honor or joy than teaching the inerrant and infallible Word of the Living God. To get to teach the Pastoral Epistles is a particular joy and a challenge. You will have the opportunity to help your fellow believers enter into the first-century world of St. Paul. Imagine: through...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 00:10

Out of the Mud Pit

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When I met my husband, I knew the Lord was calling him to be a pastor. In my head, I envisioned us working side-by-side for the Lord, furthering His kingdom by building relationships with the kids, youth, and adults in our church together. While perhaps this may be true of some pastor’s...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 00:09

Everyone Needs a Reminder

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The Bible is a massive book.

This may seem too obvious to be worth stating, but the truth is that these pages are full of history and prophecy and poetry make a very long book. It would be impossible to keep every idea in this book in the front of your mind. Anyone who has ever read a book of epic...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Justin Huffman discuss the biblical foundations and biblical practices of local churches, along with the importance of mentoring, and with his book, Adorned How To Grow A Biblically Beautiful Church: An Exegesis of Titus 2 (DayOne,...

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 01:00

Weekly Roundup 9/24/2018-9/29/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 9/24/2018-9/29/2018. 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 9/24/2018

Peter, Servant of Jesus by...

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 01:00

Weekly Roundup of Links 9/24/2018-9/29/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 9/24/2018-9/29/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. The Greatest Foreword Writer in the History of the Christian Church by Justin Taylor over at TGC. https://www...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 23:35

A Brief Biblical Theology of Friendship

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The Biblical Storyline of Friendship

Friendship is a whole-Bible theme. You can summarize it this way:

In the beginning, we walked with God in friendship. But then we walked away. Now, God is befriending us again.

This story flows from the...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 23:35

#99: Christ Prays for His Own[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 17:20-26.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 23:30

Make Your Election Sure

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2 Peter 1:10-11, “10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:05

Unfruitful and Blind

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2 Peter 1:8-9, “For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:00

The God Who Knows: The Eternal Decrees

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We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 9 entitled, “The Eternal Decrees of God.” MLJ defines eternal decrees as “things which God determined and ordained before He had done anything at all” (93).

When discussing...

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