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Weekly Roundup 5/15/2017-5/20/2017

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 5/15/2017-5/20/2017. 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 5/15/2017 Episode 86- Erik Raymond– Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age http://servantsofgrace.org/episode-86-erik-raymond-chasing-contentment-trusting-god-discontented-age/ Some Brief Thoughts On Bible Reading for Men by Brian Borgman http://servantsofgrace.org/brief-thoughts-bible-reading-men/ A Call to Persevere in Prayer by Landon Coleman http://servantsofgrace.org/a-call-to-persevere-in-prayer/ Confronted by Grace: Meditations of a Theologian (John Webster) http://servantsofgrace.org/confronted-grace-meditations-theologian-john-webster/ Tuesday 5/16/2017- The Gold Standard for Biblical...

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Domestic Abuse and the Church

One in four women. Those are the startling national statics for cases of intimate partner violence. For many of us within the church, those numbers reveal just how desperately our world needs Jesus, but we fail to realize that domestic violence is a serious problem within our walls too. In fact, domestic abuse is not just a problem within the church; sometimes we can make it easier for abusers to hide and justify themselves. There are two primary ways that the church can unintentionally provide a safe haven for abusers. The church is often the most ill-equipped and unprepared...

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How the Laments Speak to Our Fears

We had planned the trip for months. I looked forward to seeing God’s wonders on display in the majestic peaks of Northern California. I couldn’t wait to hear the sounds of rushing water and stand beside the towering ancient pines. After a long hike, we waited for our turn to stand at the rickety metal fence that was the only thing keeping us from falling thousands of feet to the Yosemite Valley below. As soon as I stepped up to the fence, my stomach grew nauseous. Then my head started spinning, and all I wanted to do was run...

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#3: Five Powerful Principles for Biblical Manhood in the Local Church[Sermon]

http://media.blubrry.com/equipping_you_in_grace/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org/mediafolder/FivePowerfulPrinciplesforBiblicalManhoodintheLocalChurch.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSJoin Dave as he in his last session at the Men’s Retreat on Becoming a Man of God in the Local Church to the men at his local church preaches from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 at the chapel at Camp Pinewood in McCall, Idaho. Listen to the first sermon here: http://servantsofgrace.org/1-kingdom-priests-proclaiming-praise-god-together-communitysermon/ Listen to the second sermon here: ...

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I Still Do

More than 28 years ago, Jim knelt beside me, fought back his tears, and read from Ephesians. “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” He reached for my hands and held them tightly. “I could never be all the things that are in this passage, but . . . ” “I do” came within the year. My bridesmaid whispered to me at the reception, “When I saw the way he looked at you when he said his vows, I just about died. Oh, to have a godly man look at me like...

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