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, 05 December 2017 01:45

Handling the Hard Passages, Part 2 Featured

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In Handling the Hard Passages, Part 1, we looked at why dealing with difficult areas of scripture matters. If you didn’t get a chance to read that post yet, it would be beneficial for you to check it out as a foundation to understanding today’s topic. This week I want to take the time...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 01:23

Handling the Hard Passages, Part 1 Featured

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We all get embarrassed sometimes. Whether it be by a messy house, a family member, or a quirky habit. To try and diffuse our embarrassment, we do things like stuffing our messes in a closet when company is on the way, or cropping the offending family member out of our profile pictures. We want to...

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:25

5 Trappings of the Thankful Featured

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In this season of thanksgiving, we remember the words of 1 Chronicles 16:34: “O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.” Rather than focusing on the trappings of the “big meal”, we want to focus our hearts on the trappings of the...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:22

The Christian’s Job Description Featured

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Everybody has a job description. Regardless of who you are—a pastor, a church member, or a student—you have a job description. We all do. And they are nothing new. They’ve been with us since the beginning of history. Adam and Eve had a job description. Noah had a job description....

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 01:10

How to Revive Lifeless Prayer Time Featured

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How can we get back to a vibrant prayer life during life’s busyness? How can we get back to truly engaging with God: when we fought through the distractions so that the praises, the needs of others, and our burdens came freely to our mind and we prayed in the Spirit?

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 05:39

What Caused the Reformation? Featured

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In answer to the question, “What caused the Reformation?” many people might point to Martin Luther and his 95 Theses. But if you were to ask Luther himself, he would refuse to take any credit. Instead, he would put the focus entirely on God and His Word.

Near the end of his life, Luther...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 02:19

What I Wish I Had Known Before Starting Seminary Featured

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I loved my experience at The Master’s Seminary. As a recent graduate, I have been reflecting on some of the decisions I made during my time in school. My hope is that some new or prospective seminarian might learn from what I wish I had known before starting seminary.

I wish I had taken my time...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 02:00

3 Lessons from the Life of John Bunyan Featured

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I read The Pilgrim’s Progress, like many of you, when I was a kid. In high school, I rejoined Christian on his journey through a Brit Lit class. When I discovered Reformed theology in my college years, I was reintroduced to John Bunyan through those little Puritan Paper books. In youth...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 02:00

Should We Preach Christ from Every Text? Featured

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As we think through the Christocentric hermeneutic, we need to take a step back and think about the importance of preaching. Preaching is mandated by God, vital to the church, pivotal in our ministries, and of course then, important to God. Think about the wording in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Be...

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Monday, 02 October 2017 02:00

I Can Do All Things Featured

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Originally posted on April 29, 2015

In today’s post, I would like to briefly consider one of the most well-known and often-quoted verses in the New Testament. In fact, it is one of the most popular verses in American evangelical culture today.

It has been printed on posters and inspirational...

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Monday, 25 September 2017 02:00

Rightly Understanding The Crucified King Featured

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Was Jesus the true Messiah or was Jesus a failed Messiah? In other words, did his death confirm his failure? Or, to the contrary, did his death confirm his triumph?

This question is relevant to every person alive today. If we confess Jesus as the true Messiah, then we will serve Him as our...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 02:00

Preachers and Prepackaged Programs Featured

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Original post date: March 18, 2015

The moment we permit ourselves to think lightly of the Christian Ministry, our right arm is withered; nothing but imbecility and relaxation remains. (Robert Hall, Discouragements and Supports of the Ministry, 45)

It is the best of times and the worst of...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 13:40

The Bible Expositor’s Handbook Featured

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imageThe Bible Expositor’s Handbook of the Old Testament provides a thorough introduction to the attitudes and practices required to deeply understand the message of the Old Testament.

Exhorting students of Scripture to approach the Old Testament with an attitude of humility and expectation, Greg...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 02:00

A Foretaste of Heaven on Earth Featured

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Original Post Date: March 26, 2015

This post completes our series on “Why I Love the Church.”

In The Church in God’s Plan, we focused on the church as it relates to God’s eternal plan. In this post, we will look at two additional reasons why I love the church:

3. The...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 17:01

The Church in God’s Plan Featured

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Original Post Date: March 25, 2015


This post is a continuation from Why I Love The Church, Part 1.

In our last post, we looked at the fact that the church is a divinely-ordained institution. Today, I’d like to consider a second reason why I love the church:

2. The Church Is the Outworking...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 17:01

Why I Love the Church Featured

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Original Post Date: March 24, 2015


I love the church.

I am an inveterate and incurable lover of the church. It thrills me beyond expression to serve the church. Although I am also involved in some para-church ministries, I would not trade my ministry in the church for all of them combined. The church...

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Friday, 21 April 2017 11:42

TMS on the East Coast Featured

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Did you know that, in addition to Los Angeles, The Master’s Seminary offers a fully-accredited M. Div. program in: Central CaliforniaMontana, Texas,  Washington DC, and Washington state? Today’s article features our distance location in Washington DC.

If you live...

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Friday, 21 April 2017 11:42

TMS on the East Coast Featured

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Did you know that, in addition to Los Angeles, The Master’s Seminary offers a fully-accredited M. Div. program in: Central CaliforniaMontana, Texas,  Washington DC, and Washington state? Today’s article features our distance location in Washington DC.

If you live...

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This summer, Dr. Dale Ralph Davis will teach on how to exposit the Old Testament in the Doctor of Ministry Summer 2017 session. To learn more about the Doctor of Ministry program and to apply, visit tms.edu/dmin.

I am a bit puzzled over why many Christian seem to think the Old Testament is...

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This summer, Dr. Dale Ralph Davis will teach on how to exposit the Old Testament in the Doctor of Ministry Summer 2017 session. To learn more about the Doctor of Ministry program and to apply, visit tms.edu/dmin.


I am a bit puzzled over why many Christian seem to think the Old Testament is...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 03:00

The Mandate of Biblical Inerrancy: Expository Preaching Featured

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This July, Dr. John MacArthur will teach on the doctrinal foundations of expository preaching in the fall 2017 session of the Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching program. To learn more and to apply, visit tms.edu/dmin.

Preaching ought to reflect our conviction that God’s Word is...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 03:00

The Mandate of Biblical Inerrancy: Expository Preaching Featured

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This July, Dr. John MacArthur will teach on the doctrinal foundations of expository preaching in the fall 2017 session of the Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching program. To learn more and to apply, visit tms.edu/dmin.


Preaching ought to reflect our conviction that God’s Word is...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:05

Right Thinking in a Church Gone Astray Featured

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The Master’s Seminary is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Right Thinking in a Church Gone Astray.

This volume serves as a sequel to Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong.

The book’s contributors are comprised of TMS professors and/or pastors at Grace Community...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:05

Right Thinking in a Church Gone Astray Featured

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The Master’s Seminary is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Right Thinking in a Church Gone Astray.

This volume serves as a sequel to Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong.

The book’s contributors are comprised of TMS professors and/or pastors at Grace Community...

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Friday, 27 January 2017 09:37

Why Pastors Must Pray Featured

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Here are ten reminders for pastors about the vital need to cultivate their personal prayer life, as articulated by notable ministers from church history.

1. True effectiveness in ministry comes not through methods, but through prayer.

A. C. Dixon: When we rely upon organization, we get what...

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