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

On today’s Equipping You in Grace Show Dave and Mark Chanski talk about the importance of encouragement in Christian friendship, the gospel as ultimate encouragement, along with his book, Encouragement Adrenaline for the Soul (RHB, 2019). What you’ll hear in this episode Why...

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Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:02

Rejoice in the Lord

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Philippians 3:1, “Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.” “I choose joy.” My friend spoke these words through tears as she relayed the story of her husband leaving...

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Friday, 21 February 2020 16:02

Weekly Roundup of Links 2/17/2020-2/22/2020

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 2/10/2020-2/15/2020 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. Let’s Stop Giving...

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Friday, 21 February 2020 16:01

Weekly Roundup 2/17/2020-2/22/2020

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 2/17/2020-2/22/2020. 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 2/17/2020 The Proven Worth of...

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:02

9 Ways to Guard Your Personal Relationship with God

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Time and Energy Required Like all healthy and satisfying relationships, our relationship with God needs time and energy. But giving time and energy to our relationship with God actually increases free time and energy because it helps us get a better perspective on life and order our priorities...

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:01

#39: Crossing the Line[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2.

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:03

Biblical History, Creation, and The Existence of God

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On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “Does God exist?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Bible’s teaching about the character of God. Miracles Are Not Always Reliable for Producing Faith. Miracles Are Not a Cure for Unbelief. God has revealed...

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:02

Christian: You Are a Priest

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Christian: You Are a Priest from Crossway on Vimeo. The Reality of Our Identity The mind reels as soon as we say the word priest. We have all kinds of connotations. One is if we run back into the Old Testament, we see old men with long beards and fancy garments. If we move to […]

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:01

Honoring Christ’s Servants

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Philippians 2:29–30, “29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, 30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.” Epaphroditus, whose work we read about in Philippians 2:25–30,...

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:03

The Dangers of Pride and Pursuing Genuine Humility

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Ministry service is a noble task for one to be called to. The Apostle Paul tells young Timothy, “if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do” (1 Timothy 3:1). What better way to live one’s life than in service to the Lord? For it was […]

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:02

Why Wisdom Is More than an Intellectual Pursuit

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Why Wisdom Is More Than an Intellectual Pursuit from Crossway on Vimeo. Reverence for God Wisdom is a really important element in doing theology because the alternative is to do theology in a foolish way. I don’t think any of us wants to do that. But what does wisdom consist of? Biblically...

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 16:01

The Severity of Epaphroditus’ Illness

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Philippians 2:27–28, “27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less...

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Monday, 17 February 2020 16:03

Exercising Self Control in the Daily Stuff of Life

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On today’s Warriors of Grace episode, Dave talks about why ever Christian should pursue self-control, exercising biblical wisdom, and discernment, along with strategies to grow in self-control in fighting lust, making small or big decisions, and dealing with difficult people. What...

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Prayer is an integral part of the Christian life. Many Christians, though, struggle in their prayer lives. This lack of prayer causes all sorts of issues including a lack of prayer over temptation. Prayer at its core is how believers commune with God. A lack of prayer indicates a lack of trust in...

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Monday, 17 February 2020 16:01

The Return of Epaphroditus

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Philippians 2:25–26, “25 I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, 26 for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Show Dave and Tim Shorey talk about the importance of open, honest, truthful communication, strategies to pursue peace with God and others, along with his book, Respect the Image: Reflecting Human Worth in How We Listen and Talk (P&R, 2020). What...

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Sunday, 16 February 2020 16:02

A Friend Loves at All Times

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I used to think that one of the best things I could do for a friend in crisis was give her some space. Maybe I never actually put it into words, but that’s what my actions often communicated. I cared about her, but I didn’t know what to say; I didn’t know if she’d want...

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Sunday, 16 February 2020 16:01

The Proven Worth of Timothy

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Philippians 2:21–24, “21 For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel. 23 I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go...

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Friday, 14 February 2020 16:02

Weekly Roundup of Links 2/10/2020-2/15/2020

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 2/10/2020-2/15/2020 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. Learning to Be Careful...

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Friday, 14 February 2020 16:01

Weekly Roundup 2/10/2020-2/15/2020

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 2/10/2020-2/15/2020. 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 2/10/2020 A. Craig Troxel-...

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We Are Priests Our role as priests—a role that includes both male and female—is a premier theme throughout Scripture. Watch for tabernacles, temples, sacrifices, cleansing, and any time that God comes close. Here are ten things you should know about the priesthood. 1. Priests are...

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Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:02

#38: The Righteous King[Sermon]

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Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 26:1-25.

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Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:01

Paul’s Commendation of Timothy

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Philippians 2:19–20, “19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. 20 For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare.” We often think of Paul’s epistles as weighty theological...

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On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, “What is biblical beauty and how does relates to gender roles and the God who makes beauty in His world?” What you’ll hear in this episode What biblical beauty is. Why a high view of God is vital to biblical gender...

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Wednesday, 12 February 2020 01:51

Paul’s Love for His Audience

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Philippians 2:17–18, “17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.” In calling the Philippians to “hold fast to the...

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