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, 11 December 2018 05:20

12 Books You Should Gift This Christmas Featured

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From an exposition on the beatitudes, to finding lasting contentment, to a lesson in church history, here are twelve books you should gift this Christmas—as recommended by our faculty and staff.

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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 03:18

Don’t Downplay Your Suffering Featured

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Like a doctor slapping a smiley face sticker over a cancerous tumor, all some Christians know to do in the face of calamity is to pave it over with platitudes. But Lamentations teaches us, "Don't downplay your suffering." Minimizing suffering is more than just unhelpful to the pained, it’s...

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Saturday, 01 December 2018 02:00

Top 10 Articles of 2018 Featured

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Here is a recap of our readers’s top ten favorite articles of the year!

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 01:51

Grace and Peace and Thanks to You Featured

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What other word can we have for you but “partner”? It is not just your giving, but your example, that encourages us to be faithful to the work that God has entrusted to us. You are part of our TMS family. You train men for gospel ministry.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 01:26

The Theology of Thanksgiving Featured

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As with many holidays, Thanksgiving is deeply rooted in Christian theology and practice. In the hearts and homes of the redeemed, the focus of Thanksgiving must not be on traditions or limited to a single day in late November. For us, giving thanks is to be a deeply spiritual exercise that...

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 03:34

Conversion: The Experience of Salvation Featured

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Many elements of the doctrine of salvation are non-experiential—you don't feel them when they occur. But there is one reality in salvation we do experience, and that is conversion. The true church is the society of the converted.

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 01:12

The Deceitfulness of Riches: 3 Lies Money Tells Featured

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In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus warns that the deceitfulness of riches chokes the Word that falls on thorny soil. But money is just a thing, how could it be deceitful? Or perhaps a better question, what exactly are the lies money tells? If we aren’t careful, even Christians can fall prey...

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 02:04

Enduring the Storms of Life Featured

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Psalm 46 was written as a refuge for God’s people in this age of suffering. Whatever storm we are facing, if God is our Savior and stronghold, we will not be shaken. Since God is the only real source of safety and security in times of great disaster and danger, the true believer...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 03:09

So You Want to Be an Expositor? Part 2 Featured

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There is a clear distinction between Bible exposition and expository preaching. While these two tasks are related, they are not identical. If you want to be an expositor, you shouldn’t sermonize the text. You should strive to grow in your understanding of biblical truth.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 08:52

So You Want to Be an Expositor? Part 1 Featured

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Becoming a seasoned expositor of God’s Word requires a method or a series of specific steps. Equally important, however, is your starting point. Biblical exposition must start with reverence for God.

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God reveals Himself in His Word and in the natural order of His creation, all the way down to the sub-cellular level. How grateful we are that He has invited us into an understanding of these processes. The infinite God who created billions of galaxies is also seen and glorified in the nano-world...

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A common practice of science is appealing to the best conclusion. Good science says the best conclusion about the origin of the universe is it had a beginning—thus a beginner, a creator. As the Bible says in Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."

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1 Peter 3:15 commands believers, “...always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is within you...” So it is incumbent upon every Christian to comprehend some basic science that proactively supports biblical theism. Learning scientific support for God can seem...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 02:22

Tragedy’s Warning: Responding Biblically to Evil and Disaster Featured

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As a mercy, God allows tragedies to illustrate sin and serve as a warning to the unrepentant. Yet tragedies also point us back to the cross, where Christ died to rescue sinners from suffering forever.

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 02:09

Listen Before You Speak: An Essential Attitude for Prayer Featured

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Hearing the Word of God as He has delivered it in Scripture is the starting place for your life of prayer—whether you are new disciple of Jesus Christ or a seasoned prayer warrior. If you find yourself struggling in prayer, it can ultimately be traced to your struggle in the study and...

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Just as the walls are the greatest defense for a city, self-control is our defense as believers. But we must also remember that we are only able to practice self-control as we surrender control of our lives over to Jesus Christ and live in victory over sin as He enables us to practice self-control.

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There are three main areas of our lives we need to practice self-control over: our thoughts, emotions, and body. Athletes go through rigorous training for a trophy—a perishable prize. But as Christians, we are promised an imperishable crown that will never fade away. We must have self-control...

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When we fail to practice self-control, we are like the city of Jericho—open to attacks of the enemy and waiting for destruction. As believers, we face temptation on a daily basis. Self-control is the wall of defense against the sinful desires that wage war against our soul.

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In recent years, the concept of Hell has come under fire. Hell is seen as an antiquated tactic used by preachers of yesteryear to frighten people into making professions of faith. Passages on Hell are being reinterpreted to make them less offensive. But Scripture teaches that Hell couldn’t be...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 04:12

The Verse That Makes Every Pastor’s Blood Run Cold Featured

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Imagine having to give an account for the souls of human beings. And having to give that account not to an earthly boss but to the risen Son of God Himself—your Lord and Master Jesus Christ. Well, that is exactly what every pastor is required to do according to Hebrews 13:17. It is that...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 02:32

Terms of Service Featured

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In 2 Timothy 2:24-26, Timothy’s father in the faith, Paul, sets before him the terms of service regarding pastoral leadership. In this passage, we find the calling, character, and conduct of the true servant of God.

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Jesus will never leave His bride. Yet, He does more than provide a supreme example of stubborn love for His bride. Part of the good news of the gospel is that believers are given the power to act righteously. Because of Christ's death and resurrection, we can lean into Jesus today to give us the...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 01:29

How Can I Know if I’m Saved? Featured

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Many well-intentioned believers are often left wondering, "how can I know if I'm saved?" Although assurance of salvation is available to every believer, it is not promised. It is a complex issue and it is often absent in the Christian’s life.

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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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