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, 23 April 2019 03:12

Light in Darkness: Waging War with the World Featured

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There was a time when God and Scripture were woven into the fabric of this nation. But our culture has plummeted into secularization. How do we as believers shine the light of Jesus in this increasingly dark world?

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Friday, 19 April 2019 02:20

Christ’s Resurrection: The Source of Hope Featured

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The hope of heaven is predicated on the reality of Christ’s resurrection. It provides the basis on which believers can face death with unflinching confidence.

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 03:04

College Bound: Encouragement for Those at the Crossroads Featured

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Many have walked away from the faith during the college years of their life, never to return. My prayer is that this will not be your story.

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 03:00

Exodus and God’s Eternal Plans, Pt. 2 Featured

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The book of Exodus presents rich theology ingrained into these familiar passages. God devastates the world's first superpower and unveils His glory as He works to redeem His chosen people.

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Authors: Abner...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 02:30

Exodus and God’s Eternal Plans, Pt. 1 Featured

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In our study of the Bible, we tend to sprint through familiar narrative passages. But we ought to pause for one reason: narratives contain theology.

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Monday, 01 April 2019 19:52

Cloaked Cowards: A Theology of Conflict Featured

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Being a Christian requires believers to step into situations that are irreversibly awkward—situations that have the potential to turn contentious. We must not be so scared of conflict that, in attempts to avoid it, we forsake our duties.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 03:20

The King Who Can Cleanse Featured

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Leprosy was not only seen as a dangerous contagion but as a sign of the curse of God. That is why Jesus’ healing of the leper is so important. Jesus’ authority is so great that He can cleanse and restore without risk of being defiled. He can bring about a saving work that restores...

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Although election is a challenging doctrine for many, it is a glorious catalyst for worship, humility, and unwavering evangelism. If you want to grow in godliness and strengthen your effectiveness for the Great Commission, the doctrine of unconditional election is worth your meditation.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 09:39

Why Translate the Bible? Featured

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William Townsend spent ten years translating the Bible. Why would anyone give their life to translate the Bible? I'd like to give you four compelling reasons for devoting yourself to the ministry of Bible translation.

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 01:03

Presenting God as He Defines Himself in His Word Featured

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One of the common features of a postmodern world is the rejection of any exclusive truth claims. Postmodernism views all truth as relative and any exclusive truth claims as arrogant, offensive, and impossible. As we live and minister in that kind of a world, how should we preach and teach...

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The word theologian likely conjures images of elite educators and the hallowed halls of academia. But the theologian refers not to a profession, but to a way of life–one that should be common to every Christian.

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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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