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, 07 January 2019 22:44

Why We Are Returning to a Hymnal

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Over the last couple of years, I have written on the subject of singing and the importance of corporate worship through song. As it relates to our local church, we want to be good stewards of tools such as technology and other resources that we have at our disposal. When we consider how we sing and...

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 20:57

Ethnic Pragmatism

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The classic definition of pragmatism is simply, “if it works, do it.” That has been the motto for many years within evangelical church growth circles. Entire conferences and seminars have been dedicated to the methods of building a church in a specific community. Nearly every...

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You cannot build a powerful legacy for God’s glory overnight, but you can certainly tear one apart overnight. As you begin thinking about the need to set goals, patterns, commitments, priorities, and yes—resolutions for the New Year, consider how one man did so when he was rather young....

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 23:51

Missions and the Local Church

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In our modern and urbane culture, we often forget that the world is vastly unreached with the gospel. In an age of technological advancement and expanding connectivity through Internet, social media platforms, and social devices—there is a massive population around the world that...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 20:26

The Greatest Birth Announcement

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When Jesus was born, it was nothing short of extraordinary. For one, he was conceived by a virgin girl. How does this happen? Furthermore, he was born in a stable and laid in a manger—a place that would have been dirty and filled with the stench of animal waste. To top it off, he was wrapped...

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Sunday, 23 December 2018 23:57

The Fulfilled Prophecy

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Yesterday I preached from Matthew 1:18-25 and pointed to how Jesus is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy. Not only is he the fulfillment—as we see in this text he is the Savior of sinners who brings joy to the world.

Isaiah’s hope was for a day in which the king would not die. He...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 21:48

Is a Plurality of Elders Necessary in the Local Church?

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Is it absolutely necessary for the freedom and vitality of the United States for a president to lead the people? While there may be many opinions on that very subject, it would not be necessary for our nation to be led by a president. If our nation decided to change the way we structure things and...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 23:03

Words Matter Because Meaning Matters

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Many things are important in life, and when assessing the value of material and immaterial things—we must not forget the immense value of words. Consider how people fight over the meaning of terms found in the Constitution of the United States of America. At times, political leaders from...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

The Prophecy of Hope

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Yesterday, I preached from Isaiah 9:6 as we celebrate the incarnation of Jesus Christ and the hope we have in the gospel. In this short verse, we see massive statements about Jesus Christ that provide reasons to rejoice and be glad in our God!

The prophet Isaiah was writing to Israel regarding the...

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 21:36

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

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The world around us is broken and filled with sin. We are surrounded by human depravity at every level (from childhood relationships to political leaders). Yet, we long for the day when God will make all things new and our broken world will be renewed, changed, and filled with the glory and...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 21:16

Why Do I Feel Spiritually Dry?

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Seasons of spiritual drought seize the heart and mind of Christians—far too often without notice. It’s often through a busy time of life that a person comes to the realization that they’re spiritually dry and in need of revival. What caused it? Was it the result of a spiritual...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 00:09

The Resurrected Life

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Yesterday as we continued in our series through Romans, I was able to preach Romans 6:8-11. As Paul explained the reality of the believer’s death in Christ (we are crucified with Christ) and subsequent burial, he goes on to explain the meaning of what it means to be raised to walk in newness...

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Saturday, 08 December 2018 03:56

DBG Weekend Spotlight (12-8-18)

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You will be greatly blessed by the sermon from Paul Washer in the 2017 G3 Conference.

Christmas Quiz: How Much Do You Know? — A quiz about Christmas and the doctrine of the incarnation. Can you score a perfect score on this one?

Lauren Daigle’s Comments, Ed Shaw’s...

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 02:37

Christmas Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

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As we are in full swing of Christmas festivities, what exactly is Christmas about? How much do you know about Jesus’ birth? Take time to answer these questions and share it with your friends to see how well they do!

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Monday, 03 December 2018 18:00

The Unicorn Category: Carnal Christianity

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How many thousands of people have repeated a prayer and publicly announced that they were a follower of Jesus Christ only to fall away back into the world? The answer to that question cannot be fully comprehended. Many estimate the number of false Christians to far outnumber the true Christian...

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Sunday, 02 December 2018 23:02

United with Christ

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Yesterday in our Romans series, I preached from Romans 6:5-7 on the subject of our union with Christ. Considered by many theologians as one of the central doctrines of the gospel—our union with Christ is essential for our position and our life of freedom. Without our union with Christ there...

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Friday, 30 November 2018 21:36

DBG Weekend Spotlight (12-1-18)

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Election and missions are connected at the core and we must be reminded that the doctrine of election never hinders the mission of God.

Will Christians Who Have Been Forgiven Answer for Their Sins in Judgment? — This is a good subject to consider and many miss the point altogether.

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I received an e-mail from a friend yesterday who serves as a chief of police in Tennessee. He was writing to tell me that he has been struck by how little the average church member knows about God’s Word. As I read his message and listened to his heart, I couldn’t help but think about...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 22:20

Helpful Habits for Spiritual Health

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I recall walking into my father’s room as a boy and seeing him sitting in the bed reading his Bible. It was his custom to read in the evening just prior to going off to sleep. When we traveled together, I recall him reading his Bible in the hotel room in the evening, at the beach condo, and...

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 22:59

The Call to Holiness

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Yesterday I preached from Romans 6:1-4 in our series through Romans titled, “The Gospel According to Paul.” Through chapter four and five, the emphasis of Paul’s message was centered on the subject of justification. How is a person justified? Is it based on works or the grace of...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 20:54

Money and Missions

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On this Thanksgiving Day 2018, we have so much to be thankful for as redeemed children of God. As we consider how we should steward our blessings for God’s glory, we all have choices to make in how we will use our freedom, our talents, our treasures, and our time. As we consider the work of...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 01:49

DBG Spotlight (11-21-18)

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As we prepare for the end of 2018 and enter the Thanksgiving / Christmas season, you need to make your plans to join us for the 2019 G3 Conference. Details and registration options can be found at G3Conference.com. Also, don’t forget about the G3 Spanish event (Conferencia G3 en Espanol)...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 23:12

Submission to Civil and Divine Government

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One of the ongoing debates within Christian circles is centered on the subject of government and authority. Should Christians submit to civil authorities or simply focus on their relationship to the divine King and Ruler—Jesus Christ? In a lawful state where governing authorities are placed...

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 22:15

The Gift of Eternal Life

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Yesterday I preached from Romans 5:18-21 in our series titled, “The Gospel According to Paul” (an exposition of Romans) on Sunday morning. Flowing from Romans 5:12 are verses 13-21 which provide an explanation of verse twelve while also comparing and contrasting Adam and Christ. In the...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 20:19

Effective Preaching Delivers Truth

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When the sermon comes to a close, the church should remember the truth of the text rather than the personality, stories, application, and other component points of the sermon. The most important part of the sermon is not the preacher—it’s the truth of the text of Scripture....

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