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, 19 February 2019 00:57

Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing Featured

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It is so tempting for us to live as if the main thing about ourselves is what others can see on the outside. We know that what’s on the inside is most important—but our old sin nature keeps enticing us to focus on the external. It’s especially crucial for church leaders to avoid...

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 03:36

Journaling: The Art of Prayerful Meditation Featured

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You don’t have to journal. It’s not a biblical command. But, you do need to develop a way to prayerfully meditate on Scripture. Meditation on Scripture is fundamental to fruitfulness in our life with God. Many believers, myself included, find journaling a worthwhile avenue for prayerful...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 02:30

American Gospel: Christ Alone, Film Review Featured

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In American Gospel: Christ Alone, we are treated to the melding of excellence in craft with excellence in content. It tackles false gospels in a sensitive and thought-provoking manner which makes it a must-watch for believers who love the true gospel.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 01:33

The Supremacy of the King-Priest Featured

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A unique quality that distinguishes Jesus as the supreme ruler is His function as a king-priest. While these two offices operated separately in ancient Israel—to administer justice in the nation and to implement accountability between the two offices—in Messiah Jesus these two offices...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 05:01

A Wise and Purposeful Walk Featured

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When your life is over, what you present to God will be determined by how you chose to walk in wisdom before a dying and needy world. May we all, as Paul says, make the “best use of the time” by walking wisely in the world as lights in the midst of darkness. 

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 00:58

What Makes a Good Sermon? Featured

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Most people would say they know a good sermon when they hear one. Yet, listing the specific characteristics is a more difficult task. For preachers, knowing the answer to "What makes a good sermon?" is crucial.

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 03:10

Book Review: Five Half Truths Featured

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The almost true is the slough of confusion in which today’s evangelicalism seems to be drowning. In his new book, Five Half Truths, pastor Flip Michaels does the hard work of disentangling five of the most notorious half-truths plaguing popular Christian thinking today.

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 02:35

Resolutions of the Righteous Featured

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As you make your resolutions for 2019, the challenge of God’s Word to you is that you would resolve to strive after godliness by pursuing the kind of righteousness you see in the life of Christ, and by fleeing from the wickedness that He hates. Looking at Psalm 1 will help us learn to make...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 07:03

Not a Wonderful Life: What if Jesus Had Never Been Born? Featured

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If Jesus had never been born, we would have no salvation from sin, no victory over death, and no mediator between us and God. But because of the incarnation, we have a place in the family of God through faith. Take time this Christmas to reflect on those theological truths—worshipping the One...

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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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