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

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Apologetic Report

Pastors know privileged information not simply because of their positions but because of their influence. Trust has been established. Help has been previously offered and accepted. The sheep find in the shepherd a safe place to share deep, personal information. But this relationship becomes...

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The New Testament knows nothing of solitary Christianity. One of the great sources of spiritual strength is Christian friendship and fellowship. John Calvin, who has had the undeserved reputation of being cold, harsh, and unloving, knew this well and had a rich appreciation of friendship. The...

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:24

When you proclaim the gospel, use words

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The emphasis on good conduct and “witness without a word,” in 1 Peter might lead some to assume that verbal witness was not a priority for Peter and the witness of early Christians in Asia Minor. On the contrary, Peter, the apostle who preached the gospel to thousands on the day of...

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Friday, 10 May 2019 00:30

What’s It All Worth Anyway

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Authors: Mathew J. Hall

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Friday, 10 May 2019 00:00

I Commend You to Him Who is Able

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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It is the conversation with church members every pastor dreads but inevitably comes to every man who has shepherded a local flock: “Pastor, we need to meet with you and discuss our future at the church. We have been praying about transferring our membership to another church.”...

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Sunday, 05 May 2019 22:27

When does a pastor stop counseling?

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As a pastor or counselor, how do you know when to stop counseling? As you try to decide whether or not to end counseling, you will probably be aware, with some uneasiness, that not every problem has been solved. You will sense the need for more growth or the person’s desire that counseling...

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The post Author Interview: Donald S. Whitney on “How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?” appeared first on Southern Equip.

Authors: Sarah Langston

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 04:10

Two big reasons the Trinity matters

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How much does the Trinity matter to you? If you found out tomorrow that God is actually only one person instead of three, would your relationship with God feel any different? Would it require a drastic overhaul in the way you think or witness or pray? How much does the Trinity matter to you...

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He is in almost every church.

In fact, the “he” may be a “she,” but I’ll use the masculine pronoun for simplicity.

He is the church disrupter. Unlike church bullies, the disrupter rarely attacks leaders directly. He is good about stirring up dissension, but he seems to...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:52

Duke K. McCall Leadership Lecture

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Authors: Samuel D. Brownback

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:15

Pastor, don’t neglect the least of these

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“Dad, they acted like they didn’t even see us,” one of my children said. The words still ring in my ears to this day.

She made the remark at large church in the suburbs where I was invited to speak. As we waited several minutes to enter the worship hall, we were surrounded by...

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Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in your name, drive out demons in your name, and do many miracles...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:00

Do You Have It In You?

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Authors: Chase Jacobs

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I had a conversation with a close friend a few years ago, and he asked me a question that I chewed on for days afterward: Do those of us who adhere to the doctrines of grace tend to downplay the resurrection of Christ? Do we, in our drive to make everything gospel-centered and cross-saturated...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Christ’s Vision for the Church’s Mission

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Authors: Paul Chitwood

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:52

2 pleas to perseverance in revitalization

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I suspect most readers have heard the story of Louis Zamperini from either the best-selling book by Laura Hillenbrand or the major motion picture that chronicles his life. Both are titled Unbroken. Zamperini enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1941 and was stationed in the south Pacific...

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:54

10 priorities for the busy pastor

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Everyone is busy. This is the reality of our modern culture. There is work that needs to be done, a family to care for, a house and car to maintain, friendships to cultivate, doctors to visit.   There are kid’s activities to schedule and guests to host. For those of us who are...

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 00:00

1 Kings 18:17-40

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Friday, 12 April 2019 00:43

What is the unpardonable sin?

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I still remember well, as a young Christian, listening to The Bible Answer Man radio show. I don’t remember much of what was said, but I distinctly recall the occasional poor troubled souls who’d call in hoping for consolation, despair in their voice, fearful they’d committed the...

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Effective Witnessing

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Authors: Timothy K. Beougher

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 01:24

3 ways to revitalize the revitalizer

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Since I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, the beaches of Florida were always within a day’s drive.  I love the gulf coast so much, that even as a college pastor I took our students on summer trips to Destin. Once on the beach, I always made sure that I knew where my condo was...

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Tuesday, 09 April 2019 04:38

The most important gift for a missionary

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What is the best gift for a missionary? I’m thinking particularly of a missionary who is called to proclaim the gospel and to win converts among the unconverted.

Every missionary would love to be gifted in the many ways as the apostle Paul, who proclaimed the gospel boldly, did signs and...

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