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, 02 May 2016 02:45

The Daily Discovery (May 2, 2016)

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Is it True that Jesus Never Addressed Homosexuality? – “A couple of months ago, I began responding to a couple of popular arguments for why some believe that homosexuality is reconcilable with Christianity. My hope was (and still is) that I might be able to serve

Friday, 29 April 2016 02:45

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Editorial On Abusing Matthew 18 – “Several years ago I wrote a fairly restrained critique of the emerging church movement as it then existed, before it morphed into its present diverse configurations.1 That little book earned me some of the angriest,

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  • On today’s show Landon and Nate talk with Dr. David Murray of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and the Head, Heart, Hand blog about Christian counseling; specifically in the area of depression and anxiety.  Then Landon and Pastor Nate spend time in the Scriptures discussing how believers can deal with these
Thursday, 28 April 2016 02:45

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Love & Bragging – “It was early on in our church planting endeavors. Our sapling church was hardly standing. Many had come and even more had gone. It was a painful time for me. But not always for righteous reasons. I ached that the sapling was so small,

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 02:45

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Continuationism is not a non-essential doctrinal issue – “I am becoming convinced more and more every day that continuationism is not just a non-essential doctrinal issue for Christians. My thinking about this started shortly after the Strange Fire con


When I first glanced at the title, I admit that I had no idea how the author would approach the topic. After all, there have been countless books on revival and revitalization. However, I was pleasantly surprised to open Church Revitalization from the Inside Out and find a robust treatment on the dire need for godly leaders in the church. Pastor

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 02:45

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In Order That You May Know – “What does biblical assurance look like? Can we spot the evidence of true faith and the Spirit’s sanctifying work in our lives? And how do we know what to look for? The apostle John’s first epistle is devoted to

Monday, 25 April 2016 02:45

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It’s Time to Stand Up to Transgender Activism – “Within a 48-hour period this week, a Federal court ruled that a school could not require children to use the bathroom that corresponds to their biological sex, Target announced it was making all its bathrooms

Friday, 22 April 2016 02:45

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Love & Believing the Best – “It was a few months after surgery and the bills started arriving. Thirty thousand for this, forty for that. My medical bills were racking up. Thankfully, the co-op to which I belong (and my godly wife) had a handle on things and were

Thursday, 21 April 2016 02:45

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Be An Exegete – The latest spectacular offering from Adam4D.

Understanding Dispensations – “Our misunderstanding of the unity of the law shows us how common and truly easy it is to base our beliefs on faulty notions passed down to us by man, rather than on the

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:00

Book Review: “James” (EEC) by William Varner

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Logos Bible software has done something innovative, in that, they have published the first-ever electronic Bible commentary series: the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary. In the wake of this launch, the first in-print volume was released. Weighing in at a hefty 650+ pages, William Varner’s volume on Jamesimage is nothing short of masterful.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 02:45

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The Pastor’s “Typical” Week – “The pastor’s week doesn’t begin with the first item on your to-do list; it begins at the heart level. Here are a few reflections I have come to believe, followed by some suggestions aimed at encouraging

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 02:45

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Spiritual Drafting and the Danger of Christian Complacency – “I’m no fan of most forms of racing. Cars, horses, drones, people—none of them do much for me. I find bicycle racing especially drab, except for those Olympic sprint events that suddenly

Monday, 18 April 2016 02:45

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Our Forgetful God – “There are some things I just can’t forget. There are some wrongs done to me that I cannot erase from my mind. I try, I pray. I don’t want to remember them. I don’t want them to remain in my memory or to come back to my mind.

Friday, 15 April 2016 02:45

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How to Kill Sinful Anger – “All sinful anger is hard to fight. It’s a selfish, hot-blooded passion our flesh enjoys indulging. But I find it particularly difficult to fight the sinful anger that I feel I have a right to feel.”

6 Reasons Why the Church Is

Thursday, 14 April 2016 02:45

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What Faith Does – “At the heart of the no-lordship error is a disastrous misunderstanding of the nature of faith. No–lordship teaching depicts faith as inherently inert—even antithetical to works, obedience, and surrender to the will of

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 02:45

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The Privilege of Addressing God as “Father” – “Go with a group of Christians and listen to them pray in a home prayer meeting or Bible study, and invariably as Christians pray out loud one after another will address God how? They’ll start their

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:00

The Sin of Secondary Separation Featured

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God desires His people to be holy.

We read repeatedly in Scripture we are to be holy because God is holy (Lev. 11:44; 20:26; Matt. 5:48; 1 Pet. 1:16).  We are “a people for His own possession” (Titus 2:14; 1 Pet. 2:9) and because we are God’s, we are not of the world (John 15:19; 17:14). Because we are not of the world, we

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 02:45

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Why Is God Punishing Me? – “‘I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve this’. Ever heard those words? Ever said them? You go through a season of intense suffering and you assume that God must be disciplining you. You’ve really got no

Monday, 11 April 2016 02:45

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CBMW 2016 T4G Pre-Conference Livestream – “Can’t make it to the 2016 CBMW Pre-Confernce? Well we have good news for you. You can watch live by clicking through HERE.

Occam’s Razor and the Perpetuity of Evangelical Scandal – “Occam’s

Friday, 08 April 2016 13:30

When New England Set the World Aflame!

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At the dawn of the nineteenth century, Christianity in America was waning and the world sat helplessly in the clutches of The Enlightenment—a radical movement away from faith and religion, towards science, culture, and philosophy. There were many who questioned how Christianity would fare through these years, and hope seemed dim. But a spark

Friday, 08 April 2016 02:45

The Daily Discovery (April 8, 2016)

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Keeping the Faith in A Faithless Age: the Church as a Moral Minority – “For centuries the Christian church has been the center of Western civilization. Western culture, government, law, and society were based on explicitly Christian principles. Concern for the

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Thursday, 07 April 2016 02:45

The Daily Discovery (April 7, 2016)

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Is God a Law-Breaker? – “Steven Furtick, pastor of the Southern Baptist Mega-Church Elevation Church is no stranger to controversy. His image features prominently in his church beginning with coloring pages provided to the children. The members of Elevation Church

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 02:45

The Daily Discovery (April 6, 2016)

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Always Reforming: Diversity and the Reformed Resurgence – “Whatever else is true about this modern-day Reformed resurgence, this much is indisputable: We love our conferences. We love the experience of gathering together and hearing from our favorite authors,