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

Reformation Theology - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 17 September 2017 00:32

Membership and Eldership

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Where's Church Membership in the New Testament?

John Samson (9/10/17) teaching the Sunday School hour at Eastford Baptist Church in Eastford, CT:

Appoint Elders in Every Town

John Samson (9/10/17): The importance of biblical eldership, and what having a plurality of elders means for the overall health...

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This sermon by Dr. David Murray addresses the impact of Calvinism upon culture. Dr. Murray gives the theological foundations, historical applications and practical principles for us today. This message was preached at the 2015 Reformation Preaching Conference (RP15).

Authors: John Samson...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 02:02

Responding to Critiques of Calvinism

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John Samson writes:

When writing an article that finds its way to the internet, there is often feedback, both positive and negative. The process, including the negative reactions, can actually sharpen the thought process or enable things to be communicated in a better, more helpful way.

Sometimes...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 14:40

John's Gospel - What's It All About?

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Text: John 20:30,31

The Gospel of John presents Jesus from John's unique perspective. When we understand the intended purpose for writing, we can begin to grasp the "why" behind all of this Gospel's contents.

Authors: John Samson...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 08:49

What Every Christian Should Know

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JS: This morning I had the privilege of preaching at a local Church here in Phoenix (while their Pastor was away). My theme was "What Every Christian Should Know" and the base text was 2 Timothy 3:10-17. The service was live-streamed and can be viewed here (I am introduced around the 26 minute, 20...

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:44

The Word is Alive!

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Text: Hebrews 4:12,13

Contrary the claims of the charismatic movement that the Bible is just a dead book in desperate need of the Holy Spirit's life, it is very much alive, powerful, energetic, dynamic and sharper than any human instrument ever made. It is always at work in human hearts whenever it...

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Saturday, 19 August 2017 23:40

Saints Preserved!

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"Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it." - 1 Thess. 5:23-24

These verses are regularly quoted and yet their meaning and...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 11:07

Preaching: The Sacred Task

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Text: Hebrews 4:12,13; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

God requires much of a preacher. That's because a Church’s worship never rises above the view of God proclaimed from the pulpit. A high view of God, proclaiming the high majesty, holiness and Sovereignty of God leads to high worship of God. A weak and...

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Saturday, 12 August 2017 20:45

The Five Points of Calvinism

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Dr. Roger R. Nicole (original source here)

Editor’s note: The 2015-16 academic year began a series of observances at Reformed Theological Seminary in commemoration of its jubilee. We would be remiss if we failed also to note that 2015 is the centennial of the birth of Roger Nicole, who joined...

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 09:02

The White Coats Are Coming!

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Text: Genesis 1:1-28

Since Charles Darwin first penned his book "Origin of Species" in 1859 (full title: "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life"), there has been a vicious, unrelenting attack on Genesis 1-11. Yet, the...

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Sunday, 30 July 2017 08:49

The Christian's Divine Assignment

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Text: Ephesians 6:21-24

Paul's last words in Ephesians highlight the divinely enabled courage to preach and the faithful character needed to be greatly used by God.

Authors: John Samson...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 10:59

Passing Inspection

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Text: Ephesians 6:10-20

An overview of each piece of the armor God provides for His people. Knowing that it is vital to have each in place so that you may stand against the devil's schemes, the question is, 'Christian, do you have the whole armor on?'

Authors: John Samson...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 20:07

The Armor: Piece by Piece

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Guest Ministry at Apologia Church, Tempe, Arizona.

Text: Ephesians 6:10-20

An overview of each piece of the armor of God:

Authors: John Samson...

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Sunday, 09 July 2017 08:48

The Helmet of Hope

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Ephesians 6 refers to the helmet of salvation. In 1 Thessalonians 5, the helmet is called the hope of salvation. Biblical hope is a certain expectation of the future. How assured are you regarding your salvation? Only when you are fully assured can you truly say you have put on the helmet.

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Friday, 07 July 2017 10:16

The Five Solas: A Pastor's Feedback

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"Honestly, I cannot tell you how much I loved your book! As a pastor who is desperately trying to lead my people into a greater understanding of Scripture and how they relate to these glorious truths of the Reformation, this book is such a valuable tool. In New England pews, there is a strong...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 00:48

Interview on the Five Solas

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Iron Sharpens Iron - July 5, 2017 Chris Arnzen interviews John Samson on his new booklet “The Five Solas: Standing Together, Alone!” at this link.

Authors: John Samson...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 10:45

The Helmet of Salvation

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Text: Ephesians 6:17

When Paul writes to the church at Ephesus and says “take the helmet of salvation”, he is not commanding them to be saved, for they are already saved (Eph. 2:8,9), but to understanding the biblical doctrine of salvation: to know it inside out, being rooted and...

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2017 marks the 500th year anniversary of the Reformation. Many believe that the issues that began the reformation have been resolved and are declaring the reformation over. But is this true?

Authors: John Samson...

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Stop motion animation that uses Playmobil to tell the story of Martin Luther, and the Reformation. Over 5000 individual photos bring to life scenes from the life of Luther like the castle where he hid as an outlaw, Wittenberg where he taught, the monastery where he was gripped by the Bible, and the...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 05:13

Life as a Pastor: Responding To Anonymous

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by Pastor John Samson

The shepherd’s staff serves the dual purpose of rescuing lost sheep when their heads get caught in the hedges and fending off vicious wolves who seek to devour. In the same way, when God raises up a pastor, it is a gift to the people of God – a man who demonstrates...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 10:36

The Killer Shoes of Peace

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Text: Ephesians 6:15 - “and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.”

The heavily spiked shoes of the Roman soldier meant sure footing in any type of terrain and also could be used as something of an offensive weapon. In spiritual terms, these...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:34

THE FIVE SOLAS - Standing Together, Alone

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THE FIVE SOLAS - Standing Together, Alone by John Samson

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER AT THIS LINK. You will not be charged until the books are in print and being shipped.

ENDORSEMENTS:

"The Puritans often made you read three chapters before getting to the first point in their outline. If you wish to...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 08:58

The Breastplate of Righteousness

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Man's greatest need is not happiness but righteousness, and this is something provided in God's armor - something we have to put on!

Authors: John Samson...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 22:11

Justification

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Dr. Steve Lawson preached two sessions at the 2017 G3 Conference (http://www.g3conference.com/).

(1) "Justification by Faith Alone."

(2) "The Reformation Was a Recovery of the Gospel."

Authors: John Samson...

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 09:36

Soldier: Put Your Belt On!

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Ephesians 6:14: Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth

In visual terms, of all the armory supplied to the Roman soldier, the loin-belt was the least impressive. Yet this belt was perhaps the most vital piece of all as it held much of the others in place. This message explains in very...

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