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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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 23:56

Pastor: Equip Your People to Counsel Each Other

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Equipped for the Work

I remember hearing a pastor of a fairly large church saying—at a counseling conference no less—that he wasn’t going to hire any more counselors on the church pastoral staff. What he meant was this: he had hired fine counselors whose schedules quickly filled...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 23:45

Love One Another

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If you had one word to describe the church today, what would it be?

A quick scroll through social media and the word “divisive” might spring to mind. The world might use the word “insignificant” or “shrinking” or even “hypocritical.” Perhaps as you...

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On today’s episode, Sam asks us, “What is a ‘biblical sexual ethic?”

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Creator-creature distinction,
  • Providing the right diagnosis and the right remedy in the gospel.
  • Sound doctrine and biblical ethics.
  • 1 Timothy 1:8-11 and a biblical...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 23:55

Living in Light of Eternity

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1 Peter 4:7, “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.”

A popular theme in the past few decades with the most popular fiction and non-fiction books deal with events surrounding the last days. These books display a...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 23:52

The Dangerous Doctrine of God’s Sovereignty

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The Bible makes it clear that God is absolutely and supremely sovereign over everything and everyone (Psalm 135:5-6). Yet, we have to be careful to also frequently and consciously remind ourselves that we are also completely accountable as human beings for our own actions and decisions (Romans...

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Can a human being change? I mean, is it possible to observe, empirically and existentially, an utter transformation of one’s essential personhood?

I submit that this question, and its answer, is a potentially powerful and life-changing dynamic. A mutual understanding of constructs can clear...

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1 Peter 4:6, “For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.”

One example of the New Testament emphasis is that Christians live their lives by faith in Christ alone....

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Sunday, 26 August 2018 23:50

Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel

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If you are old enough to remember a world before Google, a world where postage stamps needed to be licked, a world that wasn’t connected through wi-fi, then you’ve already successfully survived your teenage years. For young adults entering college this fall, these things have always...

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On the latest episode of the Equipping You and Grace, Dave Jenkins, and Costi Hinn discuss the importance of biblical worship and practice, along with the dangers of false worship, and Jesus Culture.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Why Christians should be concerned with the wrong...

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Saturday, 25 August 2018 01:16

Weekly Roundup 8/20/2018-8/25/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 8/20/2018-8/25/2018. 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 8/20/2018

Pastor, Point Like John the...

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Saturday, 25 August 2018 01:15

Weekly Roundup of Links 8/20/2018-8/25/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 8/20/2018-8/25/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. Porn and the Pastor The Life and Consequences of Addiction in Ministry an ebook from TGC. https://www.thegosp...

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 23:40

The Time That Is Past

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1 Peter 4:3-5, “For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of...

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 23:30

#95: The People of Christ[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues the study of the Gospel of John by looking at John 17:6-8.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 23:25

10 Things You Should Know about Preaching

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  1. Preaching is a wonderful privilege.

Preaching is declaration of the gospel—what the Apostle Paul calls in Ephesians 3:8 “the unsearchable riches of Christ.” C. H. Spurgeon remarked on that verse that “all God’s truly-sent servants have experienced much delight in the...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 23:50

Arm Yourselves

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1 Peter 4:1-2, “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.”

In...

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Dave: Today I would like to officially announce a new staff member here at Servants of Grace. Her name is Laura Lundgren. Laura is as you will see in this interview deeply committed to the Lord Jesus, to her family, the local church, and to serving people with the gospel of grace. I am excited to...

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On the latest episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins, and Nancy Guthrie discuss the importance of biblical theology for the Christian life, along with her book, Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything About Your Story(Crossway, 2018).

What...

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What’s the Point?

Why should we engage in the process of collecting and summarizing the teachings of many individual Bible passages on particular ethical questions? Why is it not sufficient simply to continue reading the Bible regularly every day of our lives?

In answering these questions, we...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 23:50

Baptism and Salvation

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1 Peter 3:20-21, “21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels,...

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On this episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, I humbly apologize to our listeners about the recent poor audio quality and explain what I’ve done to resolve it. I am genuinely thankful to the Lord for the privilege you’ve granted me in listening to this podcast and pray it will...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:10

The Spirits in Prison

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1 Peter 3:18-20, “18 For Christ also suffered[a] once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which[b] he went and proclaimed[c] to the spirits in prison, 20 because[d] they...

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Introduction:

The purpose of all creation is to worship the true and living God in a way that he has commanded. The New Testament makes it clear that God is seeking worshippers who will worship him “in spirit and truth” (John 4:24) –  but what does that mean? Worshipping God...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 23:42

The Comforting Truth of God’s Sovereignty

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Only the bravest people dare to venture outside in the middle of a Texas summer day, the rest of us are either in an air-conditioned building or near water. My kids love to swim, and being inside all day supplies young children abundant energy that needs to be burned if there’s to be any hope...

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Reality, C.S. Lewis says, is the great iconoclast. Whatever fragile ideas we may have about God, about ourselves, and about our neighbors are constantly at risk of being broken when they confront the real thing. Lewis explains that God himself is an iconoclast, and that “shattering is one of...

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Sunday, 19 August 2018 23:55

Prepared To Suffer

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1 Peter 3:13-17, “13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being...

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