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

I used to have a Hebrew professor who would give us a passage in the Hebrew. We were to translate it and then interpret it. I gave this one sermon, which was just outstanding, I thought. And the class also greatly enjoyed it. The professor smiled approvingly after I was finished. He then said these...

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 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15 (ESV)

When ministering to someone who is grieving, please don’t be like Job’s friends. They were full of good advice, counsel, and were well-meaning. If you know the...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 00:13

Sola Scriptura and Biblical Counseling

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There are times in life where what you believe is tested by what you experience. If you believe the Bible is true, it is not too much later you will come across something or someone who calls that into question. We are used to people outside the Christian community...

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Loneliness and grief are deeply personal subjects that affect everyone. In high school, I remember before my parent’s divorce sitting on the upstairs stairs in our house, in the Greater Seattle area listening to my parents’ argument, and being deeply...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 00:06

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...

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Friday, 21 December 2018 01:42

Weekly Roundup of Links 12/17/2018-12/22/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 12/17/2018-12/22/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1.  New Issue on the Immutability of God by Credo Magazine https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/the-i...

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Friday, 21 December 2018 01:20

Weekly Roundup 12/17/2018-12/22/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 12/17/2018-12/22/2018. 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 12/17/2018

Idols of a...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 23:13

#108: It is Finished[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at John 19:30.

The post #108: It is Finished[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 23:10

Counseling for Joy At Christmas

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Luke 2:8-14, “And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, ”Fear not,...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 23:10

Counseling for Hope at Christmas

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Matthew 1:23, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name ‘Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).”

This passage informs the Christmas story as much as any other in the Bible, and we are accustomed to reading it at this time of...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 23:05

Pastor: Expound, Apply, Repeat

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Both/And

The role of application in a reformed preacher’s sermon is critical today particularly because this is the area where reformed preachers, many times, can fall short.

In fact, there are some reformed preachers today who say I shouldn’t do the application because the Holy Spirit...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:39

2018 Annual Report for Servants of Grace

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2018 has been a great year for Servants of Grace in a lot of ways. We’ve not only experience growth across our social media channels but also traffic wise where we grew across the board in unique visitors and page views. Also, our audio downloads went up again this year, and thousands of...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 23:50

To the Brokenhearted at Christmas

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God has ingrained in us a desire for authentic and meaningful relationships. It’s, therefore, no surprise that we find great joy in living life deeply with those in our family, church and community. In these relationships we enjoy lots of laughs, make lots of memories, and always have a story...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 23:40

The Lord Is My Shepherd. So What?

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In Psalm 23 David famously writes, “The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Though these words are familiar to most Christians, I wonder how much time most Christians have spent actually thinking about what this simple statement means.

What truth is David here expressing about God,...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 23:30

To Do And To Teach

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Acts 1:1, “In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach.”  

There’s a lot packed into those four words, “to do and teach.” In my estimation, “to do and teach” encompasses the entire book of Luke. These four...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 23:25

Anxiety at Christmastime

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Of all the Holidays, Christmas may present the best opportunity to be anxious. Frantically running from store-to-store (or clicking through online store to online store) to buy last-minute gifts you forgot about, throwing together colourful sweets for all the friend and family get-togethers,...

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Sunday, 16 December 2018 23:10

Find Healing for Church Hurt

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Driving home after Wednesday night church, I turned off the main highway onto the familiar tree-lined road that twisted and turned as it led to our subdivision. From the passenger seat, my fourteen-year-old daughter asked, “Mom, have you ever questioned why God chose us? I mean. If God called...

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Sunday, 16 December 2018 23:05

Idols of a Mother’s Heart by Christina Fox

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If you’re an overwhelmed mom, Christina Fox gets what you’re going through.

“Unlike hard and difficult jobs I’ve had before, motherhood is all consuming. It consumes energy, time, emotion, wisdom, and everything else…. It reveals our insufficiencies. It shows us just...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Laura Lundgren share their top books for 2018, talk about the various projects they are working on at 2019, and Laura shares about her goals for the women’s ministry here at Servants of Grace.

What you’ll hear in...

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Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:45

Weekly Roundup 12/10/2018-12/15/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 12/10/2018-12/15/2018. 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 12/10/2018

Now That I’m...

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Saturday, 15 December 2018 00:40

Weekly Roundup of Links 12/10/2018-12/15/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 12/10/2018-12/15/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1.  New Issue on the Immutability of God by Credo Magazine https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/the-i...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 00:50

Christian Sufferer, Your Lord Is Near

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God Is Not Far

When you’re suffering, you reach for comfort. You reach for hope. You reach for some reason to get up in the morning and fight again. You reach for something that won’t make your suffering the dominant experience...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 00:45

#107: The Death of the Savior[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at John 19:28-30.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:05

Joy in Christ During a Busy Season

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Everything about this season is meant to bring us joy. This joy is supposed to be evident in all we experience from Christmas decorations, the hustle and bustle in the malls, gift giving, celebrating with family and friends, TV and movie specials, and getting your kids picture taken with Santa (or...

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My heart ached as I read her message. Her precious, unborn baby had passed away in miscarriage. She was devastated. She was in despair. Her empty arms longed to hold her baby she would never meet.

I wanted to say something. I wanted to reply with words of grace and comfort, I wanted to take away her...

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