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, 12 February 2019 22:52

Walk in Love: What Does It Mean?

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The fifth chapter of Ephesians opens with the startling, unrelenting admonition to be “imitators of God” (Ephesians 5:1). The word translated imitators is the same word from which we get our word “mimic.” What a command! “Be like God.” How can we take this in?...

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As a young girl, I thought the board game Life laid out the basic script for adult life. The path allowed me to drive my little plastic car from college to a career, then on to marriage and eventually to home ownership in just that orderly sequence. In actuality, that is pretty much the script my...

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Monday, 11 February 2019 22:52

Why do Good Things Happen to Bad People?

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Of all the books in God’s canon of Scripture, the story of Job is among the hardest to swallow. A godly man’s happy life quickly torn to pieces, only to be followed by disheartening council from friends, and a horrifying rebuke from God Himself. Although the book eventually...

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On February 18th, 1678, 341 years ago, John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, the most widely read English novel in history, was published. Most have heard of, and many have read Bunyan’s enduring classic about a man named Christian’s journey from the city of Destruction to the...

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On today’s episode, James writes in and asks, “Dave, I’ve been struggling in my prayer life. Can you please help me understand the relationship between the grace of God and prayer?

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • What an abortion is
  • Biblical Evidence for the Pro-Life...

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Monday, 11 February 2019 22:30

Forgiven by Christ to Forgive Others

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Matthew 6:12,  “and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”

Jesus’ main idea in His teaching on prayer is that prayer is about God. Prayer is God-centered because it is communion with Him, it is one way His children develop and strengthen their...

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 23:15

Finding Your Voice as a Christian Blogger

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Tim Challies has been doing an excellent job (as always) blogging about…blogging (here, here, and here). He’s noticed the decline in the number of individual bloggers actively blogging and is seeking to motivate Christians to blog again.

Mom and Pop Blogs

In interactions with Tim,...

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Saturday, 09 February 2019 00:15

Weekly Roundup 2/4/2018-2/9/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 2/4/2018-2/9/2019. 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 2/4/2018

Who Is My Neighbor? By Joey...

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Saturday, 09 February 2019 00:10

Weekly Roundup of Links 2/4/2018-2/9/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 2/4/2018-2/9/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Roundup of Articles

  1. Ecclesiology for Calvinists by 9Marks. https://www.9marks.org/journal/ecclesiology-for-calvinists/

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 23:30

Pray Like This: The Kingdom Come

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Matthew 6:10, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

In Matthew 6:9 Jesus taught His disciples that prayer is God-centered. Prayer is offered to our Father who reigns from heaven, and we come to our Father to honor Him.

Jesus continues this theme in verse 10....

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 23:25

#115: That You May Believe[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he looks at John 20:30-31.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 22:35

Pray Like This: Hallowed Be Your Name

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Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

The Lord’s prayer is part of Jesus’ extended teaching on prayer to His disciples. They are not to be like the hypocrites who pray to be seen by others but should pray in quiet (6:5-6). He urges His disciples to...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Dr. John Frame discuss the importance of the conscience in the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Nature’s Case For God: A Brief Biblical Argument(Lexham Press, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Th...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 23:10

Prayer and Intimacy with God

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Perhaps more than anything, our prayer life reveals the true state of our relationship with God. Because this is so, Jesus wants everyone who follows him to understand the nature of prayer and to practice it in such a way that it glorifies God and nourishes their lives. Therefore, in the Sermon on...

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Domestic problems, a crises of trust in institutions, an uptick of domestic violence, apparent devaluing of human life, a military spread too thin, widespread cynicism and record low opinion polls of politicians and other national leaders…but why focus on the challenges of the first century...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 22:57

Look to the Interests of Others

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Philippians 2:4, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

I am an introvert.

I can, and often do, go for days without much social interaction. For some reason, being in groups larger than three or four can drain me. I love the silence and...

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I have always thought my husband and I were probably among the first people to take selfies. We dated in the pre-digital era so we used disposable cameras pre-loaded with film. If we wanted to remember a moment, Paul would reach one arm out with his finger on the button and I would snuggle in so he...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 22:55

Sound No Trumpet Before You

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Matthew 6:1-4, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 22:50

Serving as a Single

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I love the local church. I have been a churchman my entire adult life. I have served in a church in some capacity whether it be a volunteer, intern, pastoral resident, small group leader, children’s pastor, youth pastor, or associate pastor since I turned 18. Before that I was continually...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 22:30

The Grace of God and Prayer

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On today’s episode, James writes in and asks, “Dave, I’ve been struggling in my prayer life. Can you please help me understand the relationship between the grace of God and prayer?

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Charles Spurgeon on the implications on how Christians are...

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Interacting with Christians from outside our own cultural context can provide valuable insights into Scripture. Christians who write online have unique opportunities to minister in this capacity. Online writing lowers barriers to communication, aids necessary corrections, paves the way for...

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 22:10

God Glasses: Your View of God Affects Everything

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Not too long ago I came across a comment in cyberspace that illustrates just how much our generation has limited God in our own perception and discussion of him.

A Christian in the United Kingdom had posted a comment to an online news article on flooding in a third-world country, expressing her...

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 22:00

Who is My Neighbor?

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Matthew 5:43-48, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on...

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Saturday, 02 February 2019 00:50

Weekly Roundup 1/28/2018-2/2/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 1/28/2018-2/2/2019. 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 1/28/2018

Rush Witt– Diehard...

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Saturday, 02 February 2019 00:40

Weekly Roundup of Links 1/28/2018-2/2/2019

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 1/28/2018-2/2/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much here.

  1. Life from Death: The Upside...

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