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

Servants of Grace - Apologetic Report

There is a pernicious lie afoot. It has been told since the beginning of time. It goes like this: “Nothing ever reallychanges.” You have heard it, too. The lie unwittingly supports those who cop out on God and say that their “anger” or their “lust” or their...

Read more

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 23:53

Be Diligent

Written by

2 Peter 3:14, “Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.”

I do not think that there is a better motivational verse for godly living than 2 Peter 3:14. The main reason I think this is due to the way that...

Read more

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 23:50

The Ten Commandments – Kevin DeYoung

Written by

Ask anyone if they are familiar with the Ten Commandments, and the answer will be in the affirmative. But ask that same person to recite the Ten Commandments by memory and the results will not be as encouraging, even among professing Christians.

Kevin DeYoung devotes his latest book, The Ten...

Read more

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 23:40

Who Is Satan?

Written by

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 11 entitled, “The Devil and the Fallen Angels.”

MLJ believes that many Christians “have not realized the powers that are set against them” (115). From Genesis to Revelation,...

Read more

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 00:08

What Are You Waiting for?

Written by

2 Peter 3:13, But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” 

Have you ever heard of this phrase, “already but not yet?” It’s the tension that we live in as Christians… “already, but not...

Read more

“It is the same for all, since the same event happens to the righteous and the wicked, to the good and the evil…” (Ecclesiastes 9:2).

These are the words, like most of the statements in Ecclesiastes, of a man who is summarizing a lifetime of deep disappointments and sad...

Read more

I’m not very good at friendship. I used to be the kind of friend who was as comfortable listening as unloading, but fifteen years of being a pastor’s wife has muddled my ability to be the kind of friend I’d like to be. At twenty-four, I started out with wide eyes, little...

Read more

2 Peter 3:11-12, “Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt...

Read more

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Sidney Greidanus discuss how chaos-cosmos helps Christians to develop a biblical worldview, and some effective ways to preach the chaos-cosmos theme from the Scriptures, along with his book From Chaos to Cosmos: Creation to New...

Read more

Saturday, 27 October 2018 02:30

Weekly Roundup of Links 10/22/2018-10/27/2018

Written by

This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/22/2018-10/27/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. Why We Can’t Unhitch from the Old Testament by Dr. Michael Kruger over at TGC https://www.thegospelco...

Read more

Saturday, 27 October 2018 02:30

Weekly Roundup 10/22/2018-10/27/2018

Written by

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 10/22/2018-10/27/2018. 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 10/22/2018

A Plea for Pastors to...

Read more

Friday, 26 October 2018 00:05

How Suffering Crushes Our Unrealistic Expectations

Written by

Misplaced Expectations of Self

It probably will make sense to anyone the minute I say it that unrealistic expectations of yourself will worsen your suffering. There’s a lot of spiritual pride that I carried into my suffering. I’m the gospel guy. I’m a theologian, so I was thinking I...

Read more

Friday, 26 October 2018 00:05

The Patience of the Lord and the Promises of God

Written by

2 Peter 3:9-10, “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a...

Read more

Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

#101: Before the Rooster Crowed[Sermon]

Written by

Join Dave as he looks at John 18:12-27.

The post #101: Before the Rooster Crowed[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

image
Duration: 2946 secondsSize: 39.33 Mb...

Read more

Halloween also known as All Hallows’ Eve is just in six days. As a lover of chocolate (especially peanut butter and dark flavors), I’m excited to take whatever candy is leftover from our church kids and adults that weren’t eaten and keep them locked up in my office desk.

The whole...

Read more

Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:15

What Does the Bible Say About Angels?

Written by

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 10 entitled, “Good Angels.”

The term ‘angel’ means ‘messenger.’ There’s a mysterious element to angels that often leads to either overemphasizing or...

Read more

Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:15

God’s Timing is Better than Our Timing

Written by

2 Peter 3:8, “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”

Why does it seem that, from our human perspective, God is slow to work? God’s timing often does not sync with our timing. In the midst of...

Read more

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:05

God’s Powerful, Judging Word

Written by

2 Peter 3:7, “But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.”

2 Peter was written to stir up his beloved readers’ sincere mind by way of reminder (2 Pet. 3:1). After all, we are...

Read more

To read Ray Rhodes’ recent biography, Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, is to witness a life of utter surrender to service. As much as Susie was able, she offered herself fully and wholeheartedly to supporting her famous husband’s ministry. She made an early vow to...

Read more

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:10

The Conviction and Comfort of Coram Deo

Written by

In Luke 12:2-7, Jesus draws from the single truth of God’s omniscience two points of personal application: we ought to fear God, and we ought not to fear anything else. There is conviction in the realization that “nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not...

Read more

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:10

Five Surprising Ways That Enjoying God Benefits Us

Written by

Do you want more of God? Do you want to enjoy him? We all know how we’re supposed to answer those questions. But let’s be honest. We’re not always sure whether we want to spend more time hanging out with God. There are often other things we’d rather be doing.

Or let’s...

Read more

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:04

The End is Near

Written by

If you want to mock Christians, just haul out the old stereotype: An eager evangelist wearing a sandwich board that says The End is Near. He or she feels compelled to warn passersby of their impending doom. The passersby, meanwhile, continue to pass by, a stream of humanity moving towards their own...

Read more

Biblical Building Blocks

As a single person and a fan of HGTV, I thoroughly enjoyed Marry Wisely, Marry Well: A Blueprint for Personal Preparation. Dr. Ernie Baker—Professor of Biblical Counseling, certified conciliator with Peacemaker Ministries, pastor, husband, and father—has created...

Read more

Monday, 22 October 2018 00:15

His Coming

Written by

2 Peter 3:3-4, “knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from...

Read more

Monday, 22 October 2018 00:02

The Bottom Line

Written by

In my childhood, it was always an exciting annual moment.

On that cold December night, sitting in the sanctuary, surrounded by friends, enveloped by the warmth of a fire, a church elder would approach the podium and speak with authority:

“We’d like to ask Pastor and his family to leave...

Read more