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

Apologetic Report - Already Not Yet
Sunday, 19 March 2017 05:15

5 Reasons You Desperately Need Your Bible

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Kristen Wetherell:

Why is Bible reading important? Most Christians know they should read their Bibles. But often, our Bible reading can feel dry and insignificant. Why is it so important for us to read this book? What’s the urgency of it?

Ruth and Naomi’s story in the Old Testament...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 02:09

Regeneration and Conversion

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By Archibald Alexander:

The necessity of a change of moral character in man, arises from the fact, that by nature all men are “dead in trespasses and sins,” and, therefore, if any of the human race are ever saved, they must be regenerated ; for, even if a man could be justified and yet...

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By Mike Ratliff

15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17 So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 23:27

Yes, You Can Please Your Heavenly Father

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Kevin DeYoung:

Sometimes Christians can give the impression that pleasing God is a sub-biblical motivation.

“We’re totally justified,” someone might say. “We’re totally accepted. If we tell our kids to please God, we are just giving them more law. We are training them to...

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Al Mohler:

The publishing world sees very few books reach blockbuster status, but William Paul Young’s “The Shack” has now exceeded even that. The book, originally self-published by Young and two friends, has now sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into over...

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Timothy Raymond:

Among conservative evangelicals, there’s a longstanding, friendly debate over whether or not every sermon should include a concise summary of the gospel message. By this I’m not talking about the use of a gospel-centered hermeneutic which connects every passage of...

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Friday, 03 March 2017 04:28

What Constitutes a Pastoral Approach?

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Kevin DeYoung:

What does it mean to be “pastoral”?

I’m a pastor. Have been for almost 15 years. I love my job. I get to serve the God I love and work with the things our God loves most deeply: his word and his church. As a local church pastor, I am 100% in favor of being...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 17:10

Why every preacher needs “The Doctor”

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Darryl Dash:

When I taught preaching, I’d assign Preaching and Preachers by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (“The Doctor”). I also assigned a weekly reading report. The reactions were priceless. What could this opinionated old preacher have to teach us today?

As it turns out, a lot....

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Friday, 24 February 2017 01:37

The Key to Spiritual Breakthrough

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Jon Bloom:

“You do not have, because you do not ask” (James 4:2). How much enjoyment of God’s presence and experience of his power for mission are we missing out on because we do not ask God for them?

Jesus also says we do not have because we ask with such little faith(Matthew...

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Saturday, 18 February 2017 12:35

Billy Graham’s ministry in four words

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J.D. Greear:

My wife, kids, and I recently had the chance to visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC. We’ve long been impressed with Graham’s life and ministry, and this trip only increased our appreciation for Graham.

As I reflect on Billy Graham’s six decades of ministry,...

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Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:14

Content in His Providence

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R.C. Sproul:

Blaise Pascal, the famous French philosopher and mathematician, noted that human beings are creatures of profound paradox. We’re capable of both deep misery and tremendous grandeur, often at the same time. All we have to do is scan the headlines to see that this is the case. How...

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Monday, 13 February 2017 00:35

Glorification Never Ends!

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Sam Storms:

When we refer to the believer’s ultimate “glorification” we are speaking of the transformation of our whole being: body, soul, spirit, will, mind, and affections, in which sin is eradicated and we are made like Jesus (see Phil. 3:20-21; 1 John 3:1-3). What I want to...

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Saturday, 11 February 2017 07:38

3 Things We Must Believe about God’s Word

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Kevin DeYoung:

Essentials

In Psalm 119 we see at least three essential, irreducible characteristics we should believe about God’s word.

1. God’s Word says what is true.

Like the psalmist, we can trust in the word (v. 42), knowing that it is altogether true (v. 142). We can’t trust...

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Chris Bruno:

1. Biblical theology is different than systematic and historical theology.

When some hear “biblical theology,” they might assume that I’m talking about theology that is faithful to the Bible. While its goal is certainly to reflect biblical truth, the discipline of...

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Friday, 10 February 2017 09:03

Defending the gospel in the right spirit

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Ray Ortlund:

When you must step forward and defend the gospel against poisonous teachers, defend it with all the grace that inheres within the gospel itself. 

We must do the Lord’s work the Lord’s way. It is not enough for us to identify a misleading voice, and then just do or...

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Monday, 06 February 2017 08:47

Why We Should Not Fear Satan and Demons

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From Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue:

Are Demons in the World Today?

Why do demons sometimes receive so much attention from the media? Are the reports biblically correct, or are they just the musings of uninformed people who see a demon...

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 12:49

Lord, Fill Me with Your Spirit

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John Bloom:

“The kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power” (1 Corinthians 4:20).

If we are not disillusioned with how much we have allowed our talk to pass for our walk, discontented with the sparse amount of spiritual fruit we are truly bearing, and disappointed by the...

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 08:14

The Essential Marks of a Preacher

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Jason K. Allen:

“How shall they hear without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14). With airtight logic, the Apostle Paul sets forth the indispensable human link in fulfilling the Great Commission—the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In so doing, he instructs us in the way of the...

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:52

God Hates Pride

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Tim Challies:

Is there any trait more deceptive? Is there any vice easier to see in others, but harder to see in ourselves? We despise its presence in them, but defend its presence in us. It is the ugly trait of pride, one of a number of traits for which God has a special disgust. In this series, we...

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Monday, 30 January 2017 06:03

Eight Terrible Consequences of False Doctrine Featured

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Tim Challies:

The Christian’s responsibility is clear: We are to learn God’s truth by searching God’s Word. We must carefully evaluate every teaching according to God’s unfailing standard. What passes the test is sound doctrine, and what fails the test is false doctrine.

False...

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Saturday, 28 January 2017 12:04

3 Ways Pastors Fail to Be Jesus-Full

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Jared Wilson:

I’ve been and always will be doggedly suspicious of pastors who rarely (or never) mention Jesus.

John Piper says, “What we desperately need is help to enlarge our capacities to be moved by the immeasurable glories of Christ.”

We ministers of the gospel—and...

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Saturday, 28 January 2017 06:02

The Christian Life is not the Bargain Bin

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Erik Raymond:

The Christian life is difficult. It’s not quite spitting into the wind hard, but it’s still tough. But there is a difference between it being hard and being lousy. Christians are often portrayed in print and film as joyless prigs who have settled for a flavorless life....

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Saturday, 28 January 2017 01:48

3 Principles to Communicate the Bible

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Michael Kelley:

Christians are communicators. While some Christians may be more or less gifted in communication, all Christians are “witnesses.” Since we have been born again into Christ and witness personally the power of the gospel, we are to bear witness of what we have seen and heard:...

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Joshua Hedger:

In Philippians 1:22-26, we have the Apostle Paul’s dialogue, if you will, with himself. In this back and forth of thought, he wrestles with a major life decision. His decision is this, “If I had the choice to live or to die, which would I choose?”

Now perhaps that...

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Friday, 27 January 2017 08:36

Do Christians “go to heaven” when they Die?

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Sam Storms:

There is a loud chorus of voices these days denouncing, in a somewhat condescending way, the long-standing belief among evangelicals that when Christians die they go to heaven. In one sense, this outcry is good and constructive. It is an understandable and much-needed response to the...

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