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, 15 September 2019 18:00

Rejecting Sinful Desires Featured

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Hunger for God’s Word is incompatible with the desire for sin. That’s why the apostle Peter calls us to reject sinful desires—they are deadly obstructions to a healthy biblical diet. He writes, “Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and...

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 18:00

The True Source of Spiritual Life Featured

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People don’t always do the things they know they should. Whether it’s eating vegetables, paying bills promptly, or getting to bed on time, some people’s everyday actions defy what they know to be best. That’s often the same for believers with our Bibles. God’s people...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:00

Craving God's Word Featured

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Babies crave milk, and only milk. Parents care about the color of the blanket, the pattern of the curtains, the decorations in and around the crib, and the way the child is dressed. The baby doesn’t care about any of that. Babies don’t scream because they’re offended by the color...

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Sunday, 08 September 2019 18:00

The Right Kind of Hunger Featured

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Some Christians undergo a frantic struggle every Sunday to remember where they last saw their Bibles. They know they had it with them at church last week. But they haven’t seen it since they got home and set it down. Inevitably, they’ll find it buried somewhere under the debris of the...

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Sunday, 25 August 2019 18:00

La Palabra suficiente de Dios, 1ª Parte Featured

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Es significativo que uno de los nombres bíblicos de Cristo sea Admirable, Consejero (Isaías 9:6). Él es el Consejero Supremo y Definitivo a quien podemos acudir en busca de consejo; y Su Palabra es la fuente desde donde podemos extraer sabiduría divina....

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Thursday, 08 August 2019 18:00

Did Christ Become Sinful on Our Behalf? Featured

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In the lead-up to the Truth Matters conference in October, we will be focusing our attention on the sufficiency, authority, and clarity of Scripture. Of our previous blog series, none better embodies that emphasis thanFrequently Abused Verses. The following entry from that series...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:00

Imperishable, Undefiled, and Unfading Featured

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What would it be like to have endless riches stored up for you—a future reward that could never be taken away, but that could be enjoyed forever? If you are a Christian, that is an accurate description of the inheritance God has stored up for you.

The apostle Peter used three negative terms to...

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Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:00

El Fundamento de la Paternidad Piadosa Featured

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Nuestro mundo tiene un punto de vista cada vez más cínico acerca de los niños. Cada vez más, la descripción cultural de la paternidad es negativa, con particular énfasis en la capacidad del niño de frustrar a sus padres. Si bien es verdad que algunas...

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Sunday, 16 June 2019 18:00

How to Receive True Riches Featured

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You don’t buy or earn your way into an inheritance. The Greek word translated “inheritance” (kleronomia, 1 Peter 1:4) speaks of possessions passed down from generation to generation. You receive them simply because you’re a family member.

The apostle Peter describes the means...

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 18:00

How to Wait for Heaven Featured

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Focusing on our eternal inheritance is key to maintaining a proper perspective on Christ’s sufficiency, especially when you’re in the midst of difficult circumstances. That’s not always easy because we’re prone toward selfishness and desiring instant gratification....

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 18:00

A Rich Legacy to Enjoy Featured

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Where did Christians ever get the notion that they need anything other than Christ? Is He somehow inadequate? Is His gift of salvation somehow deficient? Certainly not. We are children of God, joint heirs with Christ, and therefore beneficiaries of a richer legacy than the human mind could ever...

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Sunday, 09 June 2019 18:00

Trash or Treasure? Featured

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Homer and Langley Collyer were sons of a respected New York doctor. Both studied at Columbia University—Homer earned his degree in law, and Langley became an accomplished engineer and concert pianist. When their parents both died in the 1920s, the brothers inherited the family home and...

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 18:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “What Is Sin?” Featured

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A friend once asked me, “What would it take for you to renounce Christianity?” I pondered the question for a moment before responding, “Bring me a sinless man.” And with that, the conversation came to an abrupt halt.

Even unbelievers know there’s no such thing as a...

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 18:00

The Christian in Secular Society Featured

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By most modern metrics of church growth, Paul’s sermon on Mars Hill could easily be deemed ineffective and unfruitful. Acts 17:34 names only two converts from the gathering he drew in Athens—Dionysius and a woman named Damaris. That small harvest somehow looks less spectacular than the...

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Sunday, 02 June 2019 18:00

The Root of Idolatry Featured

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Idolatry is the product of rebellion, not confusion. While hearts and minds darkened by sin can’t find God on their own apart from His Word, the apostle Paul makes it clear that the root of idolatry is man’s rejection of creation’s testimony to its Creator.

For the wrath of God is...

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:00

Uncompromising Evangelism Featured

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The apostle Paul’s sermon on Mars’ Hill (Acts 17:16–33) has been exploited endlessly by evangelistic innovators and missionary methodologists in recent decades. The acute cultural awareness Paul displayed in his preaching has been used to validate everything from worldliness...

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Monday, 27 May 2019 18:00

How and When to Offend Featured

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I recently said in an interview that, as a Christian preacher, “My goal is to offend everyone.” That’s not an argument for boorish behavior in the pulpit. The gospel isn’t adorned by anti-social evangelists or cantankerous Christians. God’s people should strive to be...

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What would it take to make all of your immediate problems go away?

Ask most people that question and, aside from health related issues, the answer usually reveals some kind of material lack. They might need a new car, a new house, a raise, or debt relief. The common thread in all of those answers is...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 18:00

The Apostle vs the Philosphers Featured

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Faithful preaching never flies under the radar. Regardless of audience demographics or cultural sensitivities, the unchanging truth of the gospel always provokes a response.

When the apostle Paul started preaching in pagan Athens, he didn’t go unnoticed for long. “Some of the Epicurean...

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 18:00

Paul in the Marketplace Featured

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The apostle Paul’s missionary work was never contingent on cultural adjustments. He maintained a singular focus and consistent message throughout his missionary journeys. When provoked by the gross idolatry of Athenian culture, Paul’s response was to do what he had done in virtually...

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How did you come to salvation?

I’ve asked that question of professing believers many times and received a variety of answers. But the responses all usually have one thing in common: They hinge on something the sinner did—I raised my hand. I walked an aisle. I prayed a prayer. I signed a...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 18:00

One Man Against a City Featured

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In 1 Samuel 16:7, the Lord revealed the futility of human appraisal when compared to His divine insight. He exhorted His prophet Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward...

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:00

Engaging Without Imbibing Featured

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Every Christian throughout church history has been faced with the challenge of living faithfully in a sinful society—to be in the world but not of it.

Scripture strongly warns against exposure to carnal, worldly culture. The apostle Paul commands us, “Do not be conformed to this...

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 18:00

One Race, One Remedy Featured

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Most of us have heard of Charles Darwin’s landmark work, The Origin of Species. But its full title exposes the dark philosophy and motivation behind Darwin’s theories: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.

On...

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Sunday, 05 May 2019 18:00

The New Segregation Featured

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Can white people be saved?

That’s a ludicrous question, or so you would think. Today it’s an actual point of debate and discussion in the church. It’s also the title of a new book from InterVarsity Press. That the book even exists—and that it was released by a respected...

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