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, 18 September 2017 19:00

Interview: Justin Peters

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I recently had the privilege to connect with Justin Peters for a short interview regarding his conversion, ministry focus, and thoughts on the prosperity (Word-Faith) movement.  You can hear the full interview below and you can find out more about Justin Peters and his ministry by visiting Just...

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 19:00

Valley Gospel Alliance

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In recent days I spoke with Anthony Mathenia about a new conference he is organizing in Virginia for the local churches in his area.  If you live in the area or surrounding regions—you should check it out.

How long have you been a pastor of a local church?

After serving for several years...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:33

DBG Spotlight (9-13-17)

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On a regular basis, I am reminded of the need for biblical courage in preaching the Word. Conrad Mbewe proclaimed a wonderful sermon in the 2017 G3 and it has been a great encouragement to me. I trust it will be to you as well—even if you’re not a preacher.  There is great courage...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 19:00

Luther Said What?

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Next week, I will be teaching and preaching through Germany on a Reformation tour as we follow in the footsteps of the epic event that pierced the bowels of the Roman Catholic Church and unleashed the Word of God upon a dark world after approximately one thousand years of darkness.  As I...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 23:52

Three Eternally Important Questions

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Yesterday morning, we continued our study through 1 John in our series titled, “Know.”  I preached 1 John 2:28-3:10 and it’s abundantly clear that the older and wise apostle was not interested in allowing his readers to remain in a state of spiritual ambiguity.  He...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 22:54

DBG Weekend Spotlight (9-8-17)

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The second Q&A session from the 2017 G3 Conference provided a good discussion on several important modern and historical subjects between Steven Lawson, James White, Voddie Baucham, David Hall, and Phil Johnson.  The conversation was moderated by Matthew Robinson.

What’s the...

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 19:00

Add Spontaneity to Your Evangelism

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Far too often we program and compartmentalize things that are intended to be engaged in more naturally.  One such area of life is evangelism. I was reminded of this reality last week as I walked around the pond in our local park.  I found myself talking with a man and our conversation...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 22:56

DBG Spotlight (9-6-17)

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In the 2017 G3 Conference, D.A. Carson preached on the subject, “Laying the Foundation.”  You will find the sermon helpful.  Are you registered for the 2018 G3?  Save the date and reserve your seats at G3Conference.com.

Half of Protestants agree with Catholics on...

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In 1987, a very important statement was formed to provide clarity on human sexuality titled, The Danvers Statement.  The statement provided some helpful language on some difficult cultural matters back in 1987.  Over these 30 years, many cultural complications have arisen on the...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 21:36

Discerning Between Real and False Christianity

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Yesterday morning we continued our series through 1 John and I had the privilege of preaching 1 John 2:18-27.  In John’s typical style, he bounced back and forth in a compare and contrast method to establish the clear difference between real and false Christianity.  As people were...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 23:27

DBG Weekend Spotlight (9-1-17)

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Take just a brief moment to watch the following video and consider why you should be in Atlanta this January for the 2018 G3 Conference focused on discipleship. Consider sending your pastor and his wife or your pastoral staff from your local church.

Rosaria Butterfield: “Why I Signed the...

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 19:00

Leadership 101: Expect Criticism

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Ministry is not for the faint-of-heart.  Occasionally I run across someone who talks about ministry as a good modern career choice and I have to explain the difference between a calling and a choice.  Ministry is not something that I would have chosen, but having an burden to preach the...

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 21:58

DBG Spotlight (8-30-17)

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Do you have your plans in order for January’s 2018 G3 Conference on discipleship?  If not, here’s a short video explaining why you should make your plans to join us in Atlanta.

Why We Must Emphasize A Pastor’s Character Over His Skill — “When it comes to...

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On a regular basis, search teams meet with prospective pastors for their local church and they ask that important question: “How do you envision growing our church if you come as pastor?”  After a bit of discussion, the focus often centers upon the prospect’s preaching...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 21:16

Do Not Love the World

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Yesterday I preached from 1 John 2:15-17 in our series titled, “Know” on Sunday mornings.  The focus of the sermon was in line with John’s overall goal in his letter—biblical assurance.  In this passage, John provides a clear imperative regarding this present evil...

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 22:45

DBG Weekend Spotlight (8-25-17)

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Following the Roman Catholic debate at the 2017 G3 Conference, James White led a breakout session where he did a review of the debate and discussed other matters related to the theme.  You will find his discussion helpful.  You can also download the G3 app and have instant access to all...

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 19:00

Netflix Was Eclipsed by the Eclipse

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On Monday, it seemed that much of life was paused for the rare opportunity to see a full (or almost full depending on your region) eclipse.  The event included the moon passing between the earth and the sun—known as a solar eclipse.  It was a rare event, and one that was celebrated...

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:21

DBG Spotlight (8-23-17)

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In the 2017 G3 Conference, Nathan Busenitz spoke about the gospel before the Reformation.  You will find this helpful as you learn and consider your place in the history of the church.

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Over the years as a Christian, I have continually heard different clichés repeated.  Some appear on bumper stickers while others reappear in perpetuity on social media.  One such falsehood that continues to be passed on from generation to generation is the idea that “all...

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 22:39

The Testimony of Faithful Fathers

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Yesterday I had the privilege to preaching 1 John 2:12-14 in our series titled, “Know.”  As I worked through the text, which happens to be one of the most debated sections of John’s letter, something was very obvious.  The text placed a great deal of focus on the...

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 19:00

DBG Weekend Spotlight (8-18-17)

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Check out this testimony by Saro Davidian, a frequent attendee of the G3 Conference as he tells of how the conference has been a blessing to he and his family.  Saro is not a pastor—and the G3 is a Christian conference for the local church and church leaders.

Organization That Murders...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 18:50

Football: America’s Leading False god

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Fall is quickly approaching, but prior to the changing of the leaves on the trees will come Friday night lights.  If the Christian life is the pursuit of God— countless families are on a relentless pursuit of football.  Obsession is an understatement.  Fanaticism is normal....

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 23:17

DBG Spotlight (8-16-17)

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In an optional session at the Ligonier conference a few years ago, Steven Lawson gave an overview of his book on William Tyndale.  You will hear a good overview of why Tyndale is so vitally important to us in church history.

It Wasn’t That Long Ago — In a pastoral manner,...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 19:00

Knowing God

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Christianity is the pursuit of God.  J.I. Packer in his excellent book, Knowing God asks, “What were we made for?  Knowing God.  What aim should we set ourselves in life?  To know God.” [1]  Unfortunately, today’s evangelical church would be...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 23:29

The Not So New Commandment

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Yesterday we continued our series through 1 John and I was privileged to preach from 1 John 2:7-11.  As previously stated in this series, John the apostle is passionate that his readers know some things about God, about themselves, and about their faith.  John does not focus on the...

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