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, 18 June 2018 23:52

Whoever Has the Son Has Life

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1 John 5:11-12, “11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

From even the most basic reading of the Gospels, it’s clear that Jesus...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 23:45

Lessons From a Transformed Tax Collector

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Christian novelist Frederick Buechner observes that, in God’s choices in the Bible, the exception seems to be the rule. He says:

“Who could have predicted that God would choose not Esau, the honest and reliable, but Jacob, the trickster and heel, that He would put the finger on Noah, who...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 00:10

The Testimony of God

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1 John 5:9-10,“ If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. 10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because...

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C.S. Lewis is one of the most beloved and influential figures in modern church history. He only lived as a believer for a relatively short period of time, about 30 years. In that span of time, however, he wrote prolifically and touched the lives of believers the world over. His writings include...

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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Nate Pickowicz discuss faithfulness in the Christian life and ministry, along with biblically navigating controversy, and his book on Cotton Mather, Directions for a Candidate of the Ministry (The American Puritans Series) (Volume 2)

Wha...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 23:32

Weekly Roundup 6/11/2018-6/16/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/11/2018-6/16/2018. 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 6/11/2018

I Once Hated My...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 23:30

Weekly Roundup of Links 6/11/2018-6/16/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 6/11/2018-6/16/2018 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 Deal With Anyone People by Jeremy Pierre over at Table Talk Magazine. https://tabletalkmagazine.com/po...

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Father’s Day is a day that many people wish would go away and never return. Much like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day for many brings up feelings of deep hurt, pain, and insecurity. Furthermore, it also brings up many memories, perhaps even infertility, among men, wondering why they...

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You’re Needed, No Matter What Life-Season You’re In from Crossway on Vimeo.

Serve from Where You Are

God commands all Christians to practice hospitality, and there’s no question that some people just enjoy it more than others. But we’re not just called to work from our gifts....

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Friday, 15 June 2018 04:00

Three That Testify

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1 John 5:6-8, “This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 23:45

Matthew Barrett– 40 Questions About Salvation

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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Dr. Matthew Barrett discuss the importance of a robust doctrine of salvation to the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, 40 Questions About Salvation(Kregel, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The golden...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 22:50

Overcoming the World

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1 John 5:4-5, “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”

The Book of Revelation in our day...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 22:40

The Kind of Love That Marks a Christian

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Who God Loves above All Others

Why does the Great Commandment instruct us to love God first, others second? Because this is the order in which God himself loves. God’s love did not begin in Genesis 1:1. It is eternal, existing before creation, having found eternal expression within the...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:25

Law and Love

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1 John 5:2-3, NASB, 2“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments. 3For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.”

How does verse 2 work? How does...

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Expository Exaltation by John Piper is the final installment of a three-part series. Piper launched the series with A Peculiar Glory,which addressed the truthfulness of Scripture. Reading the Bible Supernaturallyfocussed on reading the Bible for the ultimate purpose of worshipping God. Expository...

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What is Church?

The Bible describes the local church as the engine of God’s work in the world. It is a kingdom of people who want to honor and serve God as King in all of life (Matthew 16, 18, 28). It is a family of those adopted by God and bound to one another by his love (Ephesians 2). It is...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 23:10

Love for the Father and His Children

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1 John 5:1, NASB, “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.”

Don’t tell me that you loveme, but that you don’t really care formy wife.

Those were the words of one of my...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 23:05

David Slays Three Giants

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“David and Goliath.”

Besides being one of the most well-known stories in the Bible, it has also become a proverbial expression for any small force that overcomes seemingly impossible odds. Without a doubt, it took tremendous courage for David to face off with the giant, seasoned warrior...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:54

Error Code 404 in the Pastoral Ministry

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Generally speaking, there is usually a debilitating and persistent viral infection in every human undertaking. The pastoral ministry is most certainly not exempt.

I recently saw a quote that struck me as having contemporary universal acknowledgment:

“Who is Mr. Error Code 404 and why does he...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:43

Growing in Gratitude by Mary Mohler

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I didn’t realize this before reading Mrs. Mohler’s book, but this is her freshman book. Although this book is Mohler’s first, it does not read like you’d expect a first book to read. In just a short 130 pages, Mohler somehow demonstrates a type of hospitality in the way she...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:40

I Once Hated My Brother

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1 John 4:19-21, “We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also...

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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Drew Hunter discuss the importance of friendship in the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys (Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in...

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:52

Weekly Roundup 6/4/2018-6/9/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/4/2018-6/9/2018. 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 6/4/2018

John...

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 02:50

Weekly Roundup of Links 6/4/2018-6/9/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 6/4/2018-6/9/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me” Is Not Anti-Seminary, but is Pro-Preventive Medicine by Jeff...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 23:45

Abiding Love

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If God comes into your life, will He ever leave? Give attention to the Word of the Lord in 1 John 4:10-12:

“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No...

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