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, 27 November 2017 00:37

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

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Authors: Cannons Lane Collective...

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Friday, 24 November 2017 05:28

What Child Is This?

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Authors: Doxology...

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Friday, 24 November 2017 05:14

5 reasons a shrinking church may be a good thing

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If there is something all pastors and churches will agree on it is this: nobody wants their church to decline. Nobody. The SBC’s primary way of measuring the condition of local churches is by this tri-fold rubric: Growing. Plateau. Decline. The declining church is always seen as bad. There...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:42

Does prayer actually change God’s mind?

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Authors: Stephen J. Wellum...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 21:00

O, Come All Ye Faithful

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Authors: Norton Hall Band...

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Local church ministry, whether you are serving as a pastor in an established church, as a church planter, a missionary, an elder, in a staff position, or other, is a little like baseball—it’s an exercise in managing failure. Here’s what I mean: Ted Williams, arguably the greatest...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:33

Book Reviews

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Authors: Southern Seminary

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:00

Spurgeon’s advice for suffering Christians

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Charles Spurgeon’s body slumped beneath the cruel pain of gout and kidney disease. He was downcast in the dark valley of depression. And, he was embroiled in the last great theological battle of his life, the Down-Grade Controversy (1887-1890). During that time, he picked up his Bible to...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:00

2 Corinthians 2:14-17

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Authors: Will Wilson

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Monday, 13 November 2017 20:32

Church planting probably won’t make you famous

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Our church sits in the most unchurched county in the state of Alabama. While “unchurched” and “Alabama” don’t seem like they should go in the same sentence, our churches have grown at half the rate of the population. Since 1990 the population has more than doubled and...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 23:00

God Is in Charge of the Universe

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Authors: R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 22:15

Did Paul really write all his letters?

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Authors: Tom Schreiner...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 05:07

The Reformation at 500

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When we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we are celebrating nothing less than God’s work in reawakening the church to the central truths of the gospel. The central truths of the Reformation must still be defended and taught in our churches. The modern age...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 23:00

The Sovereign Lord’s School of Humility

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Authors: Brian Payne

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Monday, 06 November 2017 20:00

Every leader needs this kind of friend

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Does leadership have to be a lonely venture? Listen to some of the most prominent voices on leadership, within Christian circles and beyond, and you will be reminded that leadership more often than not brings with it a measure of aloneness.

The leader will, at times, find himself or herself standing...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 21:00

Six things new church members need to know

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Not long after I started my ministry at our church, we began having regular visitors who soon were asking about becoming members. While I was grateful to God for bringing them to us and thankful for their interest in joining our church, I knew that we needed to have a church membership class so...

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Encountering God through Expository Preaching: Connecting God’s People to God’s Presence through God’s Word (B&H Publishing 2017, $19.99) Jim Scott Orrick, Brian K. Payne, and Ryan Fullerton

He preacher’s task is not just a Sunday morning endeavor. Instead, it involves...

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