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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Monday, 10 September 2018 00:15

The Preacher’s Catechism by Lewis Allen

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Pastors are not immune to spiritual depression and burn-out. According to a survey conducted by Lifeway Research in 2015[1]:

84% of percent of pastors say they’re on call 24 hours a day.

80% expect conflict in their church.

54% find the role of pastor frequently overwhelming.

53% are often...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 23:55

The Sufficiency of Scripture

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Matt Perman discuss how the sufficiency affects how we approach the Christian life and ministry, and respond to attacks to the sufficiency of Scripture.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • A definition of the sufficiency of...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 02:45

Weekly Roundup of Links 9/3/2018-9/8/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 9/3/2018-9/8/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. Is Christianity “Unhitched” from the Old Testament a conversation Owen Strachan had with Albert...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 02:44

Weekly Roundup 9/3/2018-9/8/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 8/27/2018-9/1/2018. 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 9/3/2018

Ryan Reeves- Know How We Got...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 22:17

#97: Sanctified in the Truth[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John [17:14]-17.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 22:12

Entrust Your Soul

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1 Peter [4:18]-19, “And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a] 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.”

Today, we come to the end of 1...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 22:10

5 Myths about Counseling and the Church

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Myth #1: Counseling is for the professionals.

This myth suggests that counseling is a professional term and can only be done by professionals. And yet, it is better to think of counseling as wise, helpful conversations. Professional counselors might bring experience—which we certainly...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 23:45

Judgment Begins at the House of the Lord

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1 Peter 4:17, “17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

It’s often thought that the primary attribute of God is the love of God. There is nothing wrong with...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 23:40

Five Things to Consider When Confronting a Friend

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Ways to Talk about Sin

Sin becomes public in three different ways: someone confesses it, we see it, or we are told about it. Each of these suggests different responses. For example, a person who confesses is already in the battle against sin. But a person who is found out might not have entered the...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Matt Perman discuss how a proper view of the Bible affects how we approach reading and studying the Bible and respond to challenges and attacks to the Bible.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The importance of foundational...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 00:30

Real Help and Hope for Porn Strugglers

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On today’s episode, Tyler asks, “I have a friend who is really struggling with an addiction to pornography. Can you please help me to help him and others who need real help and hope from pornography with the gospel?”

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Bible prayer
  • Local...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 23:45

Be Not Ashamed

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1 Peter 4:16, “16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.”

The Apostles soon found themselves as the gospel began to spread after Pentecost the same kind of persecution that the Lord Jesus faced. The Apostles were brought...

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The French social theorist and post-structural philosopher, Michael Foucault, called for an agenda to dismantle the moral, philosophical foundation of  Western Civilization. Put simply, Foucault ordered a Fascist-like army of academics to “deconstruct everything.” Foucault foresaw...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 23:58

Deserved Suffering

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1 Peter 4:15, “But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.”

We continue today with our study of 1 Peter where we have seen the kind of suffering in which Peter calls readers to rejoice in is the undeserved suffering they experience for confessing...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 23:52

The Existence and Being of God

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We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ). After spending the first few chapters establishing an understanding of the Word of God (revelation, authority), he now moves on to the doctrine of God. Chapter 5 is entitled ‘The Existence and Being of...

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In the book of 2 Kings, we are introduced to a fascinating character by the name of Jehu. When Scripture first introduces him, we find him serving in his office as a captain of the troops who were defending the city of Ramoth-Gilead. We have no indication from the text that Jehu had any ambition to...

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 23:43

The Spirit of Glory

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1 Peter 4:14, “14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.”

When we recite the Apostles’ Creed, we are confessing more than our conviction that the Holy Spirit, like the Father and the Son, are fully...

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 23:40

When He Comes, Our Glorious King

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I have recently been enjoying a hymn recorded by Austin Stone Worship: Hallelujah, What a Savior.The lyrics by hymnwriter P.P. Bliss beautifully express the wonder of God’s saving work through Jesus Christ.

Man of sorrows, what a name

For the Son of God who came

Ruined sinners to reclaim

Halleluj...

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Sunday, 02 September 2018 23:25

Ryan Reeves- Know How We Got Our Bible

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On the latest episode of the Equipping You and Grace, Dave Jenkins, and Ryan Reeves discuss the origins of the Bible and why it matters for the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Know How We Got Our Bible(Zondervan, 2018)

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The importance of...

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 01:10

Weekly Roundup of Links 8/27/2018-9/1/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 8/27/2018-9/1/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. Beware Theological Dangers on Both Left and Right by Tom Schreiner over at TGC. https://www.thegospelcoalition...

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 01:00

Weekly Roundup 8/27/2018-9/1/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 8/27/2018-9/1/2018. 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 8/27/2018

Costi Hinn– Jesus...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 00:25

#96: The High Priestly Prayer[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 17:9-13.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 23:50

Suffering is Not Strange

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1 Peter 4:12-13, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”

I...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:45

Serving One Another

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1 Peter 4:10-11, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be...

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On the latest episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins and John Onwuchekwa discuss the importance of corporate prayer in the life of the Christian and local church, along with his book,Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church(Crossway, 2018)

What you’ll hear in...

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