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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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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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:45

How to Listen to an Expository Sermon Featured

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The reason we are inattentive listeners is that while many preachers spend years honing the craft of sermon preparation, even attending years of post-graduate schooling, the average congregant has never been taught how to listen to an expository sermon.

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 09:05

Occupational Obsolescence and the Priestly Order Featured

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For years, people have predicted that machines will make human workers obsolete. Hebrews teaches about occupational obsolescence and the priestly order.

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 05:18

Occupational Obsolescence and the Priestly Order Featured

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Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us...

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Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and...

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Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he […]

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 08:25

Shepherd My Sheep: How to Lead Biblically Featured

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 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” — John 21:16

Scripture calls everyone to lead in one way or another. Mankind was...

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 08:00

Shepherd My Sheep: How to Lead Biblically Featured

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 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” — John 21:16 Scripture calls everyone to lead in one way or another. Mankind was...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:44

6 Ways You Can Put God’s Glory on Display Featured

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…whatever you do, do all to the glory of God – 1 Corinthians 10:31

This is the succinct, simple and direct mandate of Scripture. All of God’s creation is to be absorbed with putting God’s glory on display. When the angels announced the Savior’s birth, they were joined...

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Monday, 15 January 2018 08:00

6 Ways You Can Put God’s Glory on Display Featured

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…whatever you do, do all to the glory of God – 1 Corinthians 10:31 This is the succinct, simple and direct mandate of Scripture. All of God’s creation is to be absorbed with putting God’s glory on display. When the angels announced the Savior’s birth, they were joined...

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