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3 Ways to Stop Complaining and Grumbling

“Do all things without grumbling or questioning,” – Philippians 2:14 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” – Ephesians 4:29 Stop complaining and just do what you are told! Admit it. How many times were you told that as a child or for those who have children, how many times just in the past week have you told your own children that exact thing. Quit grumbling. Quit the backtalk. Do what you are told and...

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Persuasive Preaching: A Biblical and Practical Guide to the Effective Use of Persuasion

As someone who is not a pastor, I typically do not read books devoted to the subject of homiletics or preaching. With that said, a book on the subject matter of persuasive preaching seemed like something of interest, if anything to see what I might glean as useful information regarding the presentation of material in general. Furthermore, the art of persuasion is something all believers should hone in on, especially in regards to how we share the message of the gospel with others. R. Larry Overstreet, in his book Persuasive Preaching: A Biblical and Practical Guide to the Effective...

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Person and Work of Christ Recap

Over the month of December, we have posted many articles here at Servants of Grace as part of a series on the person and work of Christ. The purpose of this series is to help our readers this holiday season to think through the doctrine of the person and work of Christ. This series has aimed to help you grow not only in your knowledge of Christ and His work, but also how this particular doctrine is under attack. To this end, our contributors have aimed to help you understand who Christ is, what He has done, and what...

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Excerpt of Be Holy: Learning the Path of Sanctification

Editors Note: Recently our executive editor Dave Jenkins endorsed a new book Be Holy: Learning the Path of Sanctification by Jason Garwood. Here is what he had to say: “We are living in a time (and culture) when great confusion exists in the Church regarding how we are to grow in Christ. While many people rightly teach the biblical balance between grace and effort in the Christian life–some overemphasize grace to the neglect of effort . . . . This is why I’m thrilled to recommend Be Holy: Learning the Path of Sanctification. Garwood understands firsthand the struggles people face...

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3 Keys to being a loving husband

Love. Now here is a word that is more abused than probably any other English word. Unlike the Greek that has several different words to express what type or kind of love—English does not, and so, we admit that we love houses, cars, food, pets, and our wives—all within the same sentence and usage of the word. With that said, let’s clarify the meaning of love. The Scriptures inform us that a person can only know love, if they know Christ (1 Jn 4:19); all else is an emotion, a feeling, or an action—not from the soul. Why? because...

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