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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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 06:29

When Leaders Fail to Discipline Their Children Featured

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One of the saddest and most damaging ways a leader can fail is when they fail in the raising of their own children. In 2 Samuel, we see how David failed in acting with justice when it was his own children who needed to be punished. There are principles here for all parents and any affected by the...

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Monday, 06 August 2018 23:49

The Heart in Conflict Featured

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In order to handle conflict in a way that glorifies God and promotes reconciliation with others, we must first understand the heart of the issue. The natural propensity of the human heart is to seek the fulfillment of its desires by any means necessary. Each and every conflict you have rises out of...

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 02:55

The Resurrection: “According to the Scriptures”? Featured

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The resurrection is the centerpiece of the gospel. Without it, Christ’s death would be rendered ineffective. But, was the resurrection of Christ really “according to the Scriptures” as the Apostle Paul claimed? The New Testament authors were not creative innovators of theology but...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:07

Knowing and Loving Your Leadership Featured

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As a pastor, how you know and love your fellow leaders could make the difference between success or failure in ministry. While imprisoned in Rome, Paul wrote to the Colossian church and sent them a kind of verbal “group photo” of his band of workers. Here we see Paul’s excellent...

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 09:34

What Ever Happened to Evangelism? Featured

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The hard work of gospel proclamation has taken a back seat in evangelicalism today. We are in the midst of a mission drift, a digression toward greater emphasis on temporal social issues. But if you believe that the church possesses a gospel which is the only hope for the eternal salvation of...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 01:48

Overcoming Youth and Inexperience in Ministry Featured

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You can overcome the handicap of youth and inexperience by following the advice given to Timothy in 1 Timothy 5:1-2. Even the youngest servant of the Lord, if diligent in pursuing these virtues, will have both an impact, and an audience.

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 02:51

Do Your Hermeneutics Hold to Sola Scriptura? Featured

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Our commitment to Sola Scriptura leads to a commitment to hermeneutics—how we study the Bible. We do not want to be people who merely confess Sola Scriptura but those who live it with conviction.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 01:53

12 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Seminary Featured

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Choosing the right seminary is crucial, for it will shape your thinking process in all future ministries. As I have always told young men, seminary should be a place where they enjoy spiritual, biblical and theological growth—not a battleground where they try to hold on to a remnant of their...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:49

Promises for Pessimists Featured

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Christians ought to have the most positive outlook on life. Not because we are blissfully unaware of the pains of life, but because we have a hope grounded in the promises of God. It is by the promises of God, that Christians alone have the sure-rooted optimism that enables them to face the deepest...

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God does not want us to be agnostics on the eternal destiny of babies. Shouldn't we expect that He would give us an answer to something that affects so many? I believe that God is clear in Scripture that He welcomes into heaven each baby who dies, born or unborn.

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 02:23

How to Make the Most of Your Time in Sermon Prep Featured

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If you are not afraid to be vulnerable and model your process before others, block diagramming during discipleship can help you to make the most of your time in sermon prep. By doing this weekly exercise with men, I discovered I was benefitting just as much as they were, if not more. 

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 01:44

Our Only Boast: a 3-Part Plan to Brag in Christ Featured

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My aim is to challenge you to make the finished work of Jesus on the cross your only boast. I have a three-part-plan, taken from Galatians 6:14, to ensure that Christ will be the only thing you brag about.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 05:35

The Wretched Art of Loveless Discernment Featured

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We must wield discernment like a surgeon’s scalpel. As we contend for right doctrine, we must take care to adorn it with right attitudes and behavior. We must discern with precision, humility, and sorrow. Not to temper the truth, but rather that we might bolster the truth with love.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 02:11

Becoming a Praying Church Featured

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Our church is taking steps to becoming a praying church. A praying church is one where private prayer, gathered prayer, and spontaneous prayer are noticeable priorities. For us, disciplined and strategic use of time in prayer fuels the spontaneous and continuous prayer of which Paul writes...

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In many churches today, pastoral authority has been abused and has overreached its God-given boundaries. To be a blessing to the church, leaders need a functional understanding of pastoral authority. We can derive nine principals from the Bible that will help us define this balance.

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 02:22

A Plea for Pastors to Preach Psalms of Lament Featured

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To lament is human, to worship with lament is both the mandate and provision of the Divine King. Connecting the glory of God to the suffering of His people may seem to be an impossible task, but it is a task that God has provided for if we will but preach His Psalms of lament.

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 02:00

The Cure for Spiritual Amnesia Featured

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There is always more we can learn from the living Word—even from passages we have studied for years. And we should certainly approach familiar passages with a heart eager to learn more. But there is another posture we should also cultivate as we approach well-known texts: a readiness to be...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 02:15

What Does It Mean to be Part of God’s Kingdom? Featured

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During Jesus’ earthly ministry, He dealt with many people who believed they were part of the kingdom. In response, Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount and showed those who are in the kingdom of heaven recognize their sin, see God’s perfection, have a pure heart, and conduct...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 02:49

Give Your Life Away Featured

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Paul’s example speaks loud and clear. Give your life away to “the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” If Jesus thought the church was precious enough to die for, should we not think her precious enough to live for?

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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 05:04

Preach the Gospel, Use Soap if Necessary Featured

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From the “Hall of Faith” of Hebrews 11, to those we desire to emulate in our era, we all have a spiritual legacy from which we can draw confidence in God’s faithfulness. We can look back on the example set for us by men like David Jones to preach the gospel, use soap if necessary....

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 08:02

The Life-changing Reality of God’s Love for You Featured

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When you fully comprehend the magnitude and impact of God’s love for you, it shapes everything about your relationship to Him and your relationship to the world around you.  That knowledge then becomes the very foundation for all subsequent spiritual growth and the motivating factor in...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 06:19

Book Review: High King of Heaven Featured

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Knowing more about Jesus deepens your capacity to love Him and serve Him. If you are looking for a book that will stretch you in your previous contemplation of Christ, you want to worship Him in ways you may have previously neglected, or if you just want your soul enriched and nourished, this book...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 02:06

How Can We Know That the Bible is from God? Featured

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All those who desire to obey God will know by the very words of the Bible that it is indeed from God himself. There is no lack of proof for the truthfulness of the Bible, rather the problem lies in the sinful blindness of all those who willfully continue in their rebellion against God.

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 03:35

The Model and Power of Christian Unity Featured

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The model and power of Christian unity is found in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The principal we must follow is to not consider our advantages, position, or gifts as something for our glory but as assets to serve others.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 01:49

William Carey: The Morning Star of Modern Missions Featured

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Whether going, enabling, or praying, Christians must recognize Jesus’ Great Commission as prescriptive for them. Such an understanding, however, has not always been so widely held. William Carey was the man whom God used almost single-handedly to bring the Great Commission back to the...

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