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, 11 September 2017 21:00

5 tasks every pastor needs to do today (and every day)

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Whole books have been written on pastoral ministry so, even an attempt at summarizing it in a short blog article will fall short of the mark. But I would suggest that several principles rise to a high level of importance when considering the subject of pastoral ministry.

Much of what passes for...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 21:00

Hospitality is not an optional ministry

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Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (Romans 15:7)

While much hospitality focuses on individuals or families opening their homes to others, a vital practice which enables “house churches” to meet (e.g., Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19), I am focusing...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 02:00

The Leadership Briefing

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 00:00

There Is A God

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 21:00

Is tithing required today?

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Authors: Thomas R. Schreiner...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 04:02

Boyce College: Expect Beyond

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Boyce College is about going beyond. Beyond just learning to learning about what matters most–God and His glory. Beyond just knowing about God to knowing and loving God himself–in away that transforms all of life. At Boyce, expect beyond.

Begin your journey today at BoyceCollege.com

The...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 02:30

Returning to the covenant

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EDITOR’S NOTE:Below, Peter J. Gentry, Donald L. Williams Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, talks with Towers editor Andrew J.W. Smith about this new book, How to Read and Understand the Biblical Prophets 

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AJWS: How does one go about finding a genre for the prophets? How...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 00:00

1 Kings 22:13-28

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Authors: Matthew J. Hall

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When I came to my church several years ago, one of the biggest fears from current members was that I would try to “go contemporary.” Some were okay with the idea of adding a second contemporary service, but I wasn’t going to let them off the hook that easily. I intended to do...

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You can learn a lot about a church from its website.

Not long ago I researched a church in another state, and I could tell it cares about community. From the small groups offered to the pictures of smiling people drinking coffee together, this congregation clearly works hard to make connections....

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 04:00

Ask Anything Live (Episode 5)

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Featuring Eric L. Johnson, Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at Southern Seminary

AJWS: In your experience, what factors are involved in a young man’s ongoing pornography addiction? What drives him back to it time and time again — despite negative consequences...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 03:42

Three Scripture passages to help you fight porn

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Genesis 39:9

Joseph, being tempted by Potiphar’s wife: “How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?”

Jones: What kept Joseph from sin? “How could I do such a wicked thing and…”? Contract an STI? Risk an unwanted pregnancy? Jeopardize my seminary...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 03:41

Hidden Idols: Unseating the idol of porn

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Nate Larkin went to a different seminary at a different time, but despite his story he’s not all that different from many of today’s seminarians. He took the biblical languages and systematic theology. He was an excellent student and expositor. He won the preaching prize. He pastored a...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 03:41

Hidden Idols: Unseating the idol of pride

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Some deadly diseases often present no outward symptoms; they just lie within surreptitiously and imperceptibly until they unleash catastrophe. Deep vein thrombosis. Hypertension. Brain aneurism. Pride.

More than just a sin, pride is a category of sin because, though indeed a sin itself, it leads...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 03:40

Hidden Idols: Unseating the idol of performance

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I’ve been around Southern Seminary as a student, a professor, and now as dean of students for long enough to notice patterns. There are certain sins that people in our community struggle with most, disordered ways of living that are particular to men and women training for ministry.

One of...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

2 Corinthians 4:7-18

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Authors: Randy Stinson

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 21:23

Must every church be multi-ethnic?

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Authors: Jarvis Williams...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 21:00

When a mission trip leads to a missionary call

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I’m very thankful to Moody Publishers for all they have done for the kingdom in general, and for me specifically. The Lord saved me through some dramatic and traumatic life events when I was 24 years old. As a new believer, I had no idea how to get started in my walk with Christ and grow as a...

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Christians struggle to evangelize unbelievers lost for the same reason criminals struggle to find policemen—most are not looking for one. Instead of pursuing others with the gospel, we cocoon ourselves with others who already know it. Drawing near to Christ will submerse us in...

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 21:41

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

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Authors: Doxology...

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Do you sometimes find yourself being envious of the people who start a Bible reading plan, follow it faithfully, and stick through until the end? Then, they start the same Bible reading plan the next year and persevere to the end again. I’m sorry, I just struggle with doing that. Sometimes I...

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What should church elders/leaders do if a congregation member asks for their child to be identified as the opposite gender (or neither gender)?

Each situation is unique because each child is unique. Pastors and/or elders will want to meet with the parent(s) and listen well and humbly to them, as...

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