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
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 00:15

Christ’s Gift

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Eph. 4:7, “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”

Maintaining the unity of the Spirit, the unity of the body of Christ, takes grace. God through Christ has given that to us.

God is a gracious God. When Moses asked God to reveal His glory to...

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 00:13

Loving Our Neighbor Through Church Discipline

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Satan is crafty, and sin is deceptive. The book of Proverbs teaches that “there is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12, 16:25). Like putting makeup on a pig, sin disguises itself, so we don’t see its true nature. It slowly lures us to...

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On this new segment of the Servants of Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins looks at what verbal plenary inspiration is, why it matters, and how should lead to greater confidence in the Bible, and daily Bible reading.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • What verbal plenary inspiration means.
  • Why verbal...

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Monday, 06 May 2019 23:35

One God and Father Over All

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Eph. 4:5-6, “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

The Holy Spirit called us to one hope. Within that hope, we have one Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ. We have one faith, the gospel. And we have one baptism, we are baptized...

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Monday, 06 May 2019 23:32

The Gift of the Present

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In life, it seems that the best experiences reside in one of two places: the past or the future. The former seems logical, for in that place time seems to do its best work in our minds, smoothing out the rough edges of memories too distant for criticism. Certain moments, or even entire seasons,...

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Being a Christian with Autism often comes with a feeling of being the hand to whom the eye says, “I have no need of you” (1 Cor. 12:21). The basic elements of autism are difficulty reading body language and non-verbal communication, impaired motor skills, difficulty with eye contact,...

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I love writing. For me, writing is a divine calling. It is also a lifelong passion and a guiding vision. In the following brief reflections, I’m going to share some of my thoughts about three things today: the why, what, and how of writing. First, why write?

  1. Why Write?

That’s a good...

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Sunday, 05 May 2019 23:52

A Pair of Parenting Books

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At the heart of Julie Lowe’s Child Proofis a simple word of encouragement to Christian parents: “Instead of ‘how-tos’ and formulas, we rely on who God is in relationship to us.”

Nothing tempts me as a parent more than the promise of a new set of rules. I am constantly...

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Sunday, 05 May 2019 23:40

One Hope Which Belongs to Your Call

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Eph. 4:4, “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call”

Paul implores us to walk in a manner worthy of our calling and part of that is maintaining the unity of the Holy Spirit.

The unity comes as we understand there is only one...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Lucas O’Neill discuss capturing listeners attention in a media-saturated culture, unveiling the tension in the biblical passage, loving people with the Word, along with his book, Preaching to Be Heard: Delivering Sermons That...

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Sunday, 05 May 2019 01:40

Weekly Roundup 4/29/2019-5/4/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/29/2019-5/4/2019. 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 4/29/2019

Walk in a Worthy Manner by...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Christopher Ash discuss how church members can care for one another and their pastor, along with his book, The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read (but is too embarrassed to ask)(The Good Book Company, 2019).

What you’ll hear...

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Our generation is fraught with challenges that militate against the Christian faith. We are constantly battling heresy, both inside and outside the church. The propagation of lies is commonplace, and the repudiation of truth is part of the fabric of the contemporary culture.

Thankfully, we are...

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 03:10

The Worthy Life

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Ephesians 4:1-3, “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

Paul...

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We’re all theologians, as Tim Challies wrote in his recent blog post.

What we think about the nature of God and the nature of man drives most, if not all, of our actions in life. Right thoughts about God leads to right living before God before the face of God, which brings glory to God. In its...

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In the fog of war, whether at peace or in outright war, the special forces of the United States Armed Forces are called to engage in highly specialized, dangerous, and covert missions designed to protect the people of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. Many of these...

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Monday, 29 April 2019 00:01

Walk in a Worthy Manner

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Ephesians 4:1, “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called”

Paul makes an admonition to the Ephesians to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which they have been called.

He does this on the heels of a great...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Jeff Robinson discuss facing doubt in ministry, trusting God’s providence, rest, our identity in Christ, along with the book he co-edited with Collin Hansen, Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime (Crosswa...

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Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:45

Weekly Roundup of Links 4/22/2019-4/27/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 4/22/2019-4/27/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Roundup of articles from around the internet

  1. A new issue of Credo Magazine: The Impassability of God  https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/t...

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Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:45

Weekly Roundup 4/22/2019-4/27/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/22/2019-4/27/2019. 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 4/22/2019

Dan Dewitt- Sunny Side Up-...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 23:48

The Anchor of Our Souls

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Ephesians 3:20-21,“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).

 

Paul’s...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 23:40

#6: Here I AM![Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at 1 Samuel 3:1-4:1.

The post #6: Here I AM![Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 23:40

The Good Life – Tim Savage (2019)

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All people seek happiness. Blaise Pascal reminds us, “All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end … This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves.” Yet most people stumble...

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 23:40

The Fullness of Christ’s Love

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Ephesians 3:17b-19, “… that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge”

What is the best thing you can do for someone? With...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Dr. John Street have a wide-ranging conversation on pornography, temptation, ministering to singles, and married people, along with his book, Passions of the Heart: Biblical Counsel for Stubborn Sexual Sins (P&R, 2019).

What...

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