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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Monday, 24 July 2017 06:45

When This Flesh and Heart Shall Fail

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John Newton’s song Amazing Grace has resonated deeply with millions of Christians through the centuries since he wrote it. Doubtless, this is because every believer identifies with the experience of being “found” when we were “lost,” and of being brought through...

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Welcome to the 105th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Carl Trueman– Grace Alone—Salvation as a Gift of God: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters(Zondervan Academic, 2017).

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:30

Weekly Roundup 7/17/2017-7/22/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 7/17/2017-7/22/2017. 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 7/17/2017

Episode 103- Gaye...

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Friday, 21 July 2017 21:41

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 16-22 Jul 2017

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Deb Welch – Difficult Passages Series: Judges 19 and The Gospel

“We are all prone to wander and forget our True King and Redeemer. Our savior Jesus, who has written our names on his hands, has rescued us from the kingdom darkness described in Judges 19 and elsewhere, and...

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Dear friend,

How can I light a fire and get you engaged and active in wanting to grow when you don’t really seem that interested? You’re “eh,” “meh,” and “whatever.” What could shake you out of apathy and indifference? What could shake you out of...

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Friday, 21 July 2017 07:50

A Spiritual Inheritance

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When I was a teenager, I had a conversation with my mom about parents leaving their children an inheritance. At some point in that conversation, my mom said, “Nick, there are different kinds of inheritances that parents can leave their children. Most limit their understanding of an...

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In 2009, my wife and I purchased a home in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite being a larger house in a nice neighborhood, it was what our realtor called “a handy man special.” It needed some serious TLC. The fact that dogs had used the walls to “mark” their territory and cigarette...

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Dear friend,

We all love it when life leaps into forward gear and we make all kinds of progress. Problems just seem to fall away. Perhaps in your life you’ve had a season like that, a season when your life seemed to shine and flourish. Maybe it was when you first became a believer or during...

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Welcome to the 104th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Matthew Barrett on his book God’s Word Alone—The Authority of Scripture: What the Reformers Taught…and Why It Still Matters(Zondervan Academic, 2016).

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:09

A Plea for Holistic Christianity

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What Is to Blame for Burnout?

In a survey (see the infographic) conducted by Crossway last fall, 76% of men and 88% of women admitted that they had experienced burnout for a significant period of time. Of those who experienced burnout, 31% of men and 26% of women suffered for up to three months. It...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:05

Ministering to Those Who Perpetually Struggle

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I grew up listening to stories my grandfather told of his childhood during the Great Depression and his time in the army during World War II. The experiences he had of childhood poverty, family brokenness and the horrifying images of war were forever etched in his mind and heart. They...

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July 10, 2017, marked the 508th birthday of John Calvin. But the streamers and balloons are nowhere to be found. Simply put, we live in a day that is so wrapped up in technology and new inventions that we tend to forget the lessons of the past, especially the lessons of a dead guy.

Calvin&r...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 06:50

A Simple Trust and Humility

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PSALM 131 The more the Christian matures in Christ, the more humble and childlike their faith becomes. In Psalm 131 the Psalmist confesses a simple and humble trust in His God. David is the author, but the circumstances of this Psalm are not readily apparent. However, David confesses his childlike...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 05:37

Perfuming Jesus With Your Praise

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“Behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment…” (Luke 7:37).

A Nameless Woman

Luke begins this little story with the striking phrase, “Behold, a...

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Welcome to the 103rd episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Gaye Clark on The Church’s Role in Ministering to Sex Trafficking Victims.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Gaye’s experience with sex trafficking.
  • The work of ICare.
  • The...

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 03:00

Weekly Roundup 7/10/2017-7/15/2017

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 7/10/2017-7/15/2017. 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 7/10/2017

Empty Nest, Full...

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Friday, 14 July 2017 22:13

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 9-15 Jul 2017

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Denny Burk – Standing Against a Destructive Misogyny Threatening our Children

“The sexual revolution promised us more sex and more pleasure. It has actually delivered to us a generation of men who think of women as objects to be used and abused for their sexual pleasure. It...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:43

Satan’s “Nothing” Strategy

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Today, tired after work, I opened Facebook on my phone, looking for a diversion. I flicked past a video of a cat that sounds like a crying child; then I saw a new study about gun control; then I saw an innovative new keyboard for tablets; then I read a...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:40

Revive Us Again

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What is Revival? Revival is a period of restoration. The root word means to restore something back to the fullness of life. Revival is also a rekindling of spiritual life in individual Christians and local churches which have fallen on sluggish times. True revival brings a fresh emphasis on the...

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Welcome to the 102nd episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Dr. Thomas Kidd about his book Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father(Yale University Press, 2017).

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Dr. Kidd’s life,...

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How God Brought Me the Older Friends, I Needed

The summer after my freshman year at college, I married, moved back to my hometown, and took college courses online. That fall when all my friends my age left for university, I experienced loneliness. We had been jumping from church-to-church, not...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 06:20

Trading Fear for Confidence

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“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? . . . You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 06:18

Preaching Christ So The Spirit Will Fall

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There is a famous story that relates to the ministry of Charles Spurgeon, but it is really a story about the ministry of the Holy Spirt. As a young man, Spurgeon was invited to speak at the Crystal Palace in London. It was a massive venue that held over twenty thousand people. It would be the...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 06:12

The Guiding Thermostat in Paul’s Letter

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The Guiding Thermostat in Paul’s Letter

The oven in our apartment is a mystery to me. The markings on the dials have long been worn off by previous tenants. When the workers come to replace the empty gas tank for the oven, I excuse myself to the living room (as is appropriate culturally). If...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 06:02

Unto the Hills: How God Defends His Saints

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Unto the Hills (Psalm 121)

As the ancient Hebrew children of God made their way up to Jerusalem, they sang the Psalms of Ascent. One of those, Psalm 121, remains one of the most beloved selections from the sacred Psalter. Perhaps, it is because the Psalmist is enabled to paint a picture with mere...

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