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Episode 130– Remembering Billy Graham: Four Lessons from His Life and Ministry

Welcome to the 130th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks about Billy Graham and shares four lessons we can learn from his life and ministry. What you’ll hear in this episode Personal Integrity: The Billy Graham Rule. Evangelism. 2 Timothy 4:5, “As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” What we can learn from Billy Graham’s family life. Why remember our heroes of the faith- we need more men and women of God who are faithful to the Lord Jesus and who are being transformed...

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10 Things You Should Know about Suffering

1. Suffering is a result of the fall. God warned Adam that eating the forbidden fruit would result in death (Gen 2). Romans 5:12 confirms that this happened after Adam’s fall, “Just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.” Death (and the accompanying pain and suffering) came as a result of that first sin and our continued sin. Pain, suffering, and death—in and of themselves—are not good. 2. God uses suffering for good. Thankfully, Romans 8 tells us “That for those who love...

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The Importance of Stewardship in the Christian Life

He wasn’t sure what he should do, so he buried the money. His master had left town. Instead of getting that time off, he was given a talent and expected to invest it well. He had plenty of ideas, but they were all so risky. His master was a harsh man, even immoral, and the last thing he wanted to do was lose the money. So he played it safe and buried it. Upon his master’s return, he had to give an account. He confessed his lack of action, hoping the master would be pleased…after all, he was giving...

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The Nearness of God in His Word

Psalm 119:145-152, “145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. 146 I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies. 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words. 148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise. 149 Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O Lord, according to your justice give me life. 150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law. 151 But you are near, O Lord, and all...

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How to Deal with Grief

Grief is a strange thing. Months, even years after a loss, it can show up unexpectedly. About eight months after my grandfather passed away, I was traveling on the highway and passed the exit I would take to get to his house. I suddenly started crying and couldn’t stop. The wave of grief came out of nowhere; it was jarring, like being sideswiped by a car. Grief is a wilderness we all travel at multiple times in our lives. Sometimes we grieve the loss of a loved one. Other times, we grieve a broken relationship, a shattered dream, or...

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