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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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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Friday, 27 January 2017 01:37

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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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 01:01

Living for Eternity: Adoniram Judson Featured

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I have been profoundly impressed with the sacrifices made by Christian men and women throughout the centuries of church history. From martyrs to missionaries, these individuals have served their King with greatest intensity and courage, valiantly standing as examples for those who come behind them....

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Monday, 02 January 2017 22:56

Ten Reminders for Preachers Featured

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Here are ten reminders for those who preach and teach the Word of God, as articulated by some of history’s greatest preachers.

1. Effective ministry consists not of fads or gimicks, but of faithfully preaching the truth.

Charles Spurgeon: Ah, my dear friends, we want nothing in these...

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 09:01

The Bible Expositor’s Handbook Featured

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We are pleased to announce the release of The Bible Expositor’s Handbook by Dr. Greg Harris, Professor of Bible Exposition at The Master’s Seminary.

Here is a brief description of this important work:

The Bible Expositor’s Handbook of the Old Testament provides a thorough...

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 01:01

Christmas Carols and the Gospel Featured

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It’s that time of year. Turn on the radio, take a trip to the mall, or simply stroll down the aisles of the local grocery store, and you’re likely to hear songs about Jesus’ birth playing in the background.

We call them “Christmas carols,” but they are...

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Friday, 09 December 2016 16:25

New Book by Professor Scott Bashoor Featured

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image We are pleased to announce that B & H Academic has just released a digital edition of a new book by Prof. Scott Bashoor, Visual Outline Charts of the New Testament (VOCNT).

VOCNT is a collection of 70 full color, full page charts showing the structure and content of each New Testament book....

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Thursday, 08 December 2016 01:01

God in the Manger Featured

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What is the real meaning of Christmas?

The answer may just surprise you.

For many, Christmas is the time to think of Jesus Christ as a baby in a manger. While the birth of Christ is a special and miraculous event, it isn’t the primary focus. The central truth of the Christmas story is this: the...

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 09:42

Controversies and Christmas Featured

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Mention “Christmas” and “controversy” together in the same sentence, and most evangelicals will assume you’re talking about Santa Claus, Christmas trees, or the secularization of the winter holiday season.

But, from a historical perspective, a much more significant...

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