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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Sunday, 26 March 2017 22:51

A Biblical Portrait of Marriage

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esterday, I was privileged to preach an overview of Ephesians 5:22-33 in our morning worship service.  Over the next few weeks, I will go back and spend one week on the responsibilities of wives and at least one week on the responsibilities of husbands in marriage.  This text is rich and...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 23:14

DBG Weekend Spotlight (3-24-17)

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am very grateful for the upcoming documentary by Stephen McCaskell about Martin Luther that will seek to tell a balanced story about the man who was imperfect in many ways, but was used by God to spark what we know as the Protestant Reformation. Watch the trailer and preorder your copy of...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:01

Do Not Worship the Reformers: John Calvin

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oday I’m continuing a short series on the Reformers.  The aim of the series is to point out why we love and respect these men, but at the same time, we should not hold them up to an unhealthy level of adoration and appreciation.  The Reformers accomplished many things for the...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:01

DBG Spotlight (3-22-17)

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n the recent 2017 Ligonier National Conference, Steven Lawson pointed to how the preaching of the Reformers was at center stage of their work during the Reformation era. Paul Washer’s Heart Attack — Late Monday evening, chatter started to spread through social media about Paul Washer...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 19:01

What If April the Giraffe Had an Abortion?

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ne of the biggest news stories today is the much anticipated birth of a giraffe.  Yes, April the Giraffe is past due, and many people are watching live around the clock.  April the Giraffe has her own website and is being filmed on a livestream feed from her own YouTube...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 23:03

The Christian Life Explained

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esterday I had the privilege of preaching Ephesians 5:7-21 in our series through the book of Ephesians.  As we consider the life practical outworking of Christian doctrine into everyday life, Paul does a great job, over the course of three chapters, of laying out examples of what Christianity...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 21:14

DBG Weekend Spotlight (3-16-17)

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number of years ago when I was in seminary and serving as a pastor of a small country church, a member in our church handed me a little CD of a sermon titled, “Shocking Youth Sermon” by: Paul Washer.  I listened to it, but then discarded it.  To be truthful, I didn’t...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 19:02

Do Not Worship the Reformers: Martin Luther

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oday I’m beginning a short series that will be posted each Thursday titled, Do Not Worship the Reformers.  The aim of the series is to point out why we love and respect these men, but at the same time, we should not hold them up to an unhealthy level of adoration and appreciation....

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 22:22

DBG Spotlight (3-15-17)

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t the recent G3 Conference, Todd Friel talked to Steven Lawson about William Tyndale and John Rogers. Why Pastors Should Work Hard to Write Well — Kevin DeYoung shares some good wisdom regarding the skill and discipline of writing. When Should Christians Use...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 19:01

Your Church Does Not Need a Statler or Waldorf

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nown for their boisterous heckling—Statler and Waldorf are a pair of cantankerous and opinionated Muppet characters who engage in frequent negative balcony critique.  In short, they are balcony grumps, professional discouragers, and useless critics.  It should be the goal of every...

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Sunday, 12 March 2017 22:46

Our Call to Imitate God

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esterday, I had the privilege to preach Ephesians 5:1-7 in our morning worship service.  As we continued through the book of Ephesians, we focused on the first seven verses of chapter five on our calling to imitate God.  What better example could we have to imitate than God?...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 22:12

DBG Weekend Spotlight (3-10-17)

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n the 2015 Ligonier National Conference, Dr. Alistair Begg looks at the threats of anti-intellectualism, relativism, and postmodernism, exhorting us to proclaim Christ as the way, the truth, and the life. Dr. Begg calls us away from a low view of truth to a view that places truth front and...

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 18:02

If Persecution Was Legal Would You Be a Christian?

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or the majority of the world, to become a Christian is at best an a difficult life and in many cases it’s life threatening.  Jesus not only gave His disciples a commission, but He likewise warned them of the danger that was ahead.  Suppose that open persecution was legalized in...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 18:05

DBG Spotlight (3-8-17)

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have had the opportunity to hear many sermons by Voddie Baucham. I’ve listened to these sermons in person in conference settings, in the church where I serve as pastor, and online. This is the best sermon I’ve ever heard from Voddie Baucham, and he does an excellent job of demonstrating...

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n recent years, there has been an ongoing push for Disney to create LGBT characters.  One online petition has over 650 signatures and continues to grow.  Interestingly enough, another online petition to boycott an LGBT agenda in “Beauty and the Beast” currently has over...

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Sunday, 05 March 2017 21:37

The Sufficient Word for Evangelism

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esterday, I preached from Luke 16:19-31 in a special sermon that would setup our evening evangelism series that kicked off last night.  The purpose of the sermon was to point people to the reality of death, the certainty of eternity, and to point people to the sufficient Word of God for...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 22:52

DBG Weekend Spotlight (3-3-17)

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his September, I will be speaking in Europe during a Reformation tour along with James White.  We will be in Wittenberg only days away from the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  You should consider joining us for this study tour – one that will shape your...

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 18:02

The Forgotten Hell

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n today’s chipper church growth culture, hell has been forgotten.  It’s common to hear preaching about things that make us happy, subjects that bring delight, and sermons that result in joy. Hell doesn’t do any of that—and for that reason, hell is often neglected,...

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 22:08

DBG Spotlight (3-1-17)

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n the 2017 G3 Conference, Paul Washer preached on a very important subject—biblical ecclesiology.  What he says at the very beginning is extremely important and you will want to make note of it. Three Lies We Might Easily Believe — “Each lie is believable, in its way. So...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 18:02

Mom—You Are a Theologian

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The last words we have on record of the apostle Paul before he was martyred for his faith in Christ was penned to a young pastor named Timothy.  His goal was to encourage him in the work of ministry and to charge him to remain steadfast in the faith.  In order to do so, Paul […]

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 18:00

The Possible Warning and the Impossible Truth

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esterday I had the privilege of preaching from Ephesians 4:30 in our series through the book of Ephesians. As we’ve been moving through the book as a church on Sunday mornings, the section spanning from Ephesians 4:17-32 is focused on living the Christian life. If the first three chapters are...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 18:05

DBG Weekend Spotlight (2-24-17)

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n the 2017 G3 Conference, D.A. Carson spoke on the subject of “Soli Deo Gloria.” You will find this sermon encouraging to your soul. The Shack — As you may know, the new movie based on William Young’s book The Shack is set to premiere next week.  It may be good to...

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 18:02

Discipleship: The Neglected Commission

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e do well to teach the Great Commission of Jesus to His followers found in Matthew 28:18-20.  It’s essential for the church of Jesus to be active in the work of evangelism and missions.  As a pastor, I’ve preached many sermons on the subject of personal evangelism and global...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 18:01

DBG Spotlight (2-22-17)

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n the 2017 G3 Conference, Tim Challies preached on the subject, “Let the Gospel Give You Your Song.” He emphasized how the Reformation changed how we sing in worship. I encourage you to listen to / view his sermon. Eight Ways to Preach the Resurrection — David Murray provides some...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 18:01

Hymn: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

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his past Saturday marked the day that Martin Luther died 471 years ago—in the year 1546.  His last words were, “We are all beggars. This is true.”  Luther isn’t remembered as much for his final words as he is for his preaching. After nailing his Ninety-Five Theses...

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