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

Apologetic Report - It Is Finished
Sunday, 29 November 2015 15:11

The Church Series: Entering Into Covenant

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The idea of entering into covenant with a church and being held under its authority is an almost foreign concept in modern-day Evangelicalism. A covenant—theologically speaking—can be described as a commitment between God and His people vertically, or a commitment between His people horizontally. The vertical covenants are seen in the

Thursday, 26 November 2015 19:43

The Church Series: The Nature of the Church

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Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. — Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)

The second phrase of this verse is crucial in understanding what a church is, and in effect what it means to

Saturday, 31 October 2015 13:48

Why Do We Celebrate Reformation Day?

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“I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.”

— Martin Luther

Almost five hundred years ago to the day, the life of the church was dramatically altered. On October 31, 1517, a Catholic monk and scholar named Martin Luther aired his grievances of the Roman Catholic

In every issue, big or small, remember the centrality of the Gospel.

For all the wrong reasons, the modern evangelical church places fashion and style on the same doctrinal level as regulative v. normative principle of worship, strict v. soft complementarianism, and Presbyterian v. Congregational ecclesiology. Obviously, it is important to work out

In every issue, big or small, remember the centrality of the Gospel.

For all the wrong reasons, the modern evangelical church places fashion and style on the same doctrinal level as regulative v. normative principle of worship, strict v. soft complementarianism, and Presbyterian v. Congregational ecclesiology. Obviously, it is important to work out

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 23:12

A Letter To The New Calvinist Featured

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As a high school student, college student, seminary student, or career learner, you find about the Doctrines of Grace. At first glance, they seem awful. “God forced me to be redeemed before He even created? He didn’t die for everybody? He forces the Spirit on to me? Doesn’t sound like a good God to me.” Then it

Friday, 02 October 2015 12:00

Soli Deo Gloria Featured

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With the Pope’s coming to America this last week, I decided that I would write a short five part series on the Five Solas of the Reformation. These five points are stated below:

John Piper, founder of Desiring God ministries

  1. Sola Gratia – By Grace Alone
  2. Sola Fide – By Faith Alone
  3. Solus Christus – In Christ Alone
  4. Sola Scriptura
Friday, 02 October 2015 11:42

Sola Scriptura Featured

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With the Pope’s coming to America this last week, I decided that I would write a short five part series on the Five Solas of the Reformation. These five points are stated below:

John Owen, English nonconformist and Puritan theologian

  1. Sola Gratia – By Grace Alone
  2. Sola Fide – By Faith Alone
  3. Solus Christus – In Christ Alone
  4. Sola
Thursday, 01 October 2015 12:08

Solus Christus

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With the Pope’s coming to America this last week, I decided that I would write a short five part series on the Five Solas of the Reformation. These five points are stated below:

Charles Spurgeon, a Calvinistic Baptist preacher.

  1. Sola Gratia – By Grace Alone
  2. Sola Fide – By Faith Alone
  3. Solus Christus – In Christ Alone
  4. Sola
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:56

Sola Fide

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With the Pope’s coming to America this last week, I decided that I would write a short five part series on the Five Solas of the Reformation. These five points are stated below:

John Calvin, who held strongly to what is today called the doctrines of grace, or Calvinism.

  1. Sola Gratia – By Grace Alone
  2. Sola Fide – By Faith Alone
  3. Solus
Monday, 28 September 2015 13:10

Sola Gratia Featured

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With the Pope coming to America this last week, I decided that I would write a short five part series on the Five Sola’s of the Reformation. These five points are stated below:

Martin Luther, the Father of the Protestant Reformation

  1. Sola Gratia – By Grace Alone
  2. Sola Fide – By Faith Alone
  3. Solus Christus – In Christ Alone
  4. Sola
Friday, 25 September 2015 00:39

What Calvinists Believe, and What We Do Not Featured

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In no way is this a full-fledged defense of the Doctrines of Grace, but a rather a look into what Reformed Theology is about, and what it is not.

Our ultimate allegiance is not to Calvin, but to the Bible

Protestant Reformer John Calvin had some pretty awesome things to say. He had a brilliant mind, loved the things of God, and desired to be true to

Monday, 14 September 2015 02:18

Thoughts on Worship, The Chief End of Man

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One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:24

Testimony — Elizabeth Walsh / Newsie

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“Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.  She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say,  ‘I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.’”

— Hosea

Monday, 24 August 2015 13:03

Testimony — Joshua Del Rio / Hobbes

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“A man who has friends must himself be friendly. But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

— Proverbs 18:24

My name is Josh Del Rio, and I may have one of the most boring testimonies ever.

I’m not saying that testimonies can be boring, because the fact that God sent the Holy Spirit into my heart and soul to

Sunday, 16 August 2015 22:30

Testimony — Natalie Webb / Primrose

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“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

— 2 Corinthians 4:18

I grew up in church and my grandparents are Assemblies of God pastors, so we always went to church every Sunday and Wednesday. One night my dad came home late, and all I remember is him

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 20:41

Russell Moore at The Village Church

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This past weekend, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (ERLC of the SBC) Dr. Russell Moore came to speak at The Village Church. Saturday morning, he led a forum entitled “Is Christianity Dying” Forum and Saturday night, preached a message entitled “God and Country