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, 07 March 2019 21:50

#1: The Barren Wife[Sermon]

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John Dave as he looks at 1 Samuel 1:1-8.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 21:43

Redemption Tour

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Ephesians 1:7-10, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making know to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a...

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 23:50

Adopted by God

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Ephesians 1:5-6, “In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”

Adoption is the gospel. Seems like a pretty bold claim to make, but it’s...

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 23:35

My Book Review Framework

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When I discovered that as a book reviewer I could request all the books I wanted, I knew I was going to be in trouble. At first I tried to read everything that looked interesting, but I’m learning to narrow in on a single category of books. Even within that genre (books written for...

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According to the Southern Baptists Convention’s website, there are 15,005,638 members of SBC churches in our country. However, weekly attendance is only 5,320,488. If those numbers are correct, then only a third of our members attend church each week. What’s going on with these numbers?...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 22:58

Reflections on John 13

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John 13:1, “Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.”

The historical church tradition of Lent is upon us. As with Advent, we Protestants as...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 22:48

Chosen for Holiness

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Ephesians 1:4, “even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.”

R.C. Sproul said, “To be a saint means to be separated. But it means more than that. The saint also is to be involved in a vital process of...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 00:10

The Blessing of God in Christ

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Ephesians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places…”

I am persuaded that one of Paul’s goals in Ephesians, particularly in the first three chapters, is to stun his readers...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 00:10

That All May Honor the Son

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Most Christians can quickly and easily repeat the formula that the  Trinitarian God of the Bible is one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

And perhaps the most famous verse in all the Bible is John 3:16, which refers to Jesus as God’s Son, sent into the world because of...

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On today’s episode, Sam writes in and wants to know, “Dave can you please help me understand the basics of biblical interpretation?”

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • What the Gospel of Luke teaches about the person and work of the Lord Jesus.
  • Luke 24 and redemptive history....

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Flip Michaels discuss the importance of biblical truth in the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Five Half-Truths; Addressing The Most Common Misconceptions Of Christianity (Christian Focus, 2018).

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 21:07

Who, What, Where, and Why of Ephesians

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Ephesians 1:1-2, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

At first glance, the first two verses of Ephesians come across as...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 21:02

Fighting Sin the Right Way

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Romans 8:13 ESV, “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”

Lamentably, the concept of fighting sin has been neglected in evangelicalism today. Not as a whole, of course, but a large part ignores this...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 20:55

Blogging as a Local Ministry

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Tim Challies recently wrote on the need for Christians to continue writing on their personal blog instead of only writing for major ministry sites. He made several compelling points, but it was his final point that most resonated with me. He states:

…You may think that “everyone”...

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Saturday, 02 March 2019 00:30

Weekly Roundup 2/25/2018-3/2/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 2/25/2018-3/2/2019. 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 2/25/2018

Stewarding the Skill of...

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 22:50

Christ, Our Solid Foundation

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Matthew 7:24-29, “24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on...

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 22:50

#118: The Original and Eternal Call[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at John 21:18-25.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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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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