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

Entreating Favor - Apologetic Report

A number of years ago, my wife and I were members of a large New England church; a “megachurch.” Now, it’s very important that I differentiate between a “large” church and a “megachurch” as it’s more than simply number of people in attendance each week. This church is what I would consider to be the

Monday, 14 March 2016 03:45

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The Young Messiah: A Pastor’s Review – “Following my last review of the movie Risen, someone commented and said that the depiction of Jesus in that movie was the best portrayal of Jesus yet. I didn’t retaliate with, ‘No, [this movie] Jesus was

Friday, 11 March 2016 04:00

Why 2 Samuel is the Best Book in the Bible Featured

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Every Christian knows the importance of reading their Bible, but many are overwhelmed with the task of devouring such a monstrous book! Often times, when Christians lose steam in their yearly reading plans, they can become frustrated and feel defeated. It is for this reason that individual book studies can be a
Friday, 11 March 2016 02:45

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Can Fallen Pastors be Restored? – “It is doubtful that the true church of Christ has ever had to deal with anything quite like the recent moral failures of its Christian leaders. Some studies seem to indicate that one in eight ministers (who are still in their

Thursday, 10 March 2016 02:45

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5 Reasons You Should Prioritize Family Worship – “Just about everyone I know feels overwhelmed. Most are busier than they’ve ever been before, especially if they have children at home.Pair that with my observation that most Christians I know would affirm

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 02:45

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Reviewing Ligonier’s Christology Statement – “Ligonier Ministries have produced a Creed, as well as Affirmations and Denials, with a focus on Christology – a ‘Christology Statement‘. While I wonder what possible ecclesiastical authority a

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 14:00

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James 3:1 [ESV] Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

If you claim to be a Christian, a follower of Christ, but your life produces no good fruit, and there are no works that are evidence of your faith in Jesus Christ, you likely do not possess a saving faith

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 02:45

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An Objection to God’s Sovereignty that Proves It – “In Romans 9, Paul discusses God’s absolute freedom in His saving purposes. He uses the illustration of the twins, Jacob and Esau, stating that God’s choice of Jacob over Esau had nothing to do

Monday, 07 March 2016 02:45

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Evangelicalism’s Got Talent (Part 1) – “Not long ago I listened to a panel discussion of well-known pastors discussing the merits, if any, of establishing new churches whose primary shepherd/preacher is heard and known only by live-streaming video. Those in

Friday, 04 March 2016 12:00

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(After prayer and reflection, this open letter is to Andy Stanley regarding his recent sermon and subsequent Twitter apology.)

Dear Andy,

Although I’ve never written an open letter to anyone, I am compelled to do so in light of your comments in your February 28th sermon (specifically this portion), the public outrage it caused, and

Friday, 04 March 2016 02:45

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Daughters of the King Don’t Take Personality Tests – “Scrolling through my Facebook news feed this week I must have come across at least half a dozen personality tests all calling to me — all begging me to answer their questions so each one could tell me

Thursday, 03 March 2016 02:45

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Genesis 1-3: The Face of the Battle – “Here at the beginning of our series on origins, I want to take a moment to show you what we’re dealing with as we argue for a literal, historical interpretation of Genesis 1-3. These three reputable scholars—Bruce

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 04:00

The Shortness of Human Life

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THE SHORTNESS OF HUMAN LIFE.

SERMON VIII. by Thomas Boston

Job 16:22When a few years are come, then I shall go the way whence I shall not return.


Time is in constant motion.  Years are like rivers flowing fast away, and still running a straight, but no hope of their running a backward course.  The

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 02:45

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Adoption as the Guarantee of Glorification – “Yesterday I did not preach because we hosted Voddie Baucham for a special day that we called Adoption Sunday. Voddie and his family were already scheduled to be back in Zambia following their short visit to the United

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 10:30

When God Awakened a Nation Featured

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The Puritan pilgrims that had come over from England had ventured to American shores in attempt to establish “pure” churches. They failed to create “New Jerusalem” but succeeded in creating a society that embraced Christianity. Within two generations of their arrival, zeal for purity in religion and for the law of God

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 02:45

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Decency for President – “As the father of three daughters, I reserved the right to interview their dates. Seemed only fair to me. After all, my wife and I’d spent 16 or 17 years feeding them, dressing them, funding braces, and driving them to volleyball

Monday, 29 February 2016 02:45

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Risen: A Pastor’s Movie Review – “About 2/3 of the way through the movie, I was ready to begin my review this way: “Risen is intriguing, but it’s not great.” I’d have talked about how the costumes, acting, and setting were well done,

Friday, 26 February 2016 02:45

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The Character of the Christian: Temperate – “Today we continue our series on the character of the Christian. We are exploring how the various character qualifications of elders are actually God’s calling on all Christians. While elders are meant to exemplify th

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  • On today’s show Landon and Nate discuss many aspects of ministering to your family including baptism, discipleship, and using family in sermon illustrations.

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[00:07:51] Topic 1: Baptism, Discipleship, and Family Ministry

  • Baptism
  • Children and Baptism
  • Disci
Thursday, 25 February 2016 02:45

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Learning to walk takes patience – “One of the things that’s long frustrated me as a Christian is the idea that being a Christian always means life gets progressively better. Why do we do this? Maybe it’s from the subtle prosperity gospel influence

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 02:45

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Common Evangelical Attacks Against Sola Scriptura – “When I first began in full-time ministry I remember thinking that it would be important for me to spend significant time studying apologetics, especially the defense of the Bible. This was an unexpected blessing

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 02:45

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The ‘Cage Stage’ is Real – “Zeal in religion is a burning desire to please God, to do His will, and to advance His glory in the world in every possible way. It is a desire which no man feels by nature– which the Spirit puts in the heart of every

Monday, 22 February 2016 02:45

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Dear Christians, Please, I Beg You: Stop Apologizing For Your Faith – “This week we were treated to another inspiring example of the Liberal Tolerance Mob in action. Case Study #903,875,310,001: Boxer Manny Pacquiao. The prominent athlete got himself

Friday, 19 February 2016 12:00

The ‘Cage Stage’ is Real

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“I’ve seen it many times.  The Cage Stage.  A believer’s eyes are opened to the majesty of God as the sovereign King of the universe, and their entire life is turned upside down.  And for a while, they have more zeal than they have knowledge.” – Dr. James White

Zeal in religion is a burning desire to

Friday, 19 February 2016 02:45

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How to Raise A Pagan Kid in a Christian Home – “Every Imperfect and Normal Family wants their kids to turn out right. So, we establish goals for character development and try to create an environment where our kids can mature. Church, school, sports teams, family