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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Wednesday, 17 July 2019 16:26

A La Carte (July 18)

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There are some new Kindle deals that may be of interest.

(Yesterday on the blog: They Call It “The Rock”)

9 Things You Should Know About the Communion Service on the Moon

Joe Carter: “This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, when astronauts Neil...

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 17:27

They Call It “The Rock”

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A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of spending some time in Newfoundland—Canada’s easternmost province (and the easternmost point of North America). It was a joy to be there and to explore some of what the Lord is accomplishing  through his people. With the help of Thomas...

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 17:21

A La Carte (July 17)

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Today I’m winging my way to South Africa where I’ll be spending a day in Johannesburg. That’s the first leg on my homeward journey…

Today’s Kindle deals include several pretty good books at a pretty good discount. And, as usual, there’s a healthy collection...

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Monday, 15 July 2019 17:23

A La Carte (July 16)

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Good morning from sunny Nampula, Mozambique, where a conference for pastors is kicking off today. I’m not on the speaking roster, but would still love you to pray for the speakers (who hail from Zambia, Brazil, and America).

I found a few Kindle deals today that you may enjoy.

(Yesterday...

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Monday, 15 July 2019 02:01

Snowflakes, Suicide, and Scripture

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This week the blog is sponsored by Crown & Covenant and this post is written by Pastor Rutledge “Rut” Etheridge III is assistant professor of biblical studies at Geneva College. His book, God Breathed (Crown & Covenant Publications), releases August 2019.

I like to...

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Sunday, 14 July 2019 17:20

When Christians Just Don’t Read the Bible

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A recent study sponsored by LifeWay Research and highlighted by Facts & Trends shares some unfortunate but unsurprising results: “A third of Americans who attend a Protestant church regularly (32%) say they read the Bible personally every day. Around a quarter (27%) say they read it a few...

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Sunday, 14 July 2019 17:10

A La Carte (July 15)

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It’s Amazon’s Prime Day, which means they’ve got a selection of Kindle Books on sale, as well as Kindle devices. And, of course, lots of other stuff.

Also, you may be interested in knowing that Cruciform Press has released a new volume from Keri Folmar in her ongoing Bible study...

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Saturday, 13 July 2019 17:03

How We Worshipped on One Sunday in July

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Every few weeks I like to share an example of one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I do so hoping they serve as a model of how one church attempts to worship the Lord in a distinctly biblical way.

This service’s cast of characters included Paul as our service leader, Josh...

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Friday, 12 July 2019 17:15

Weekend A La Carte (July 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of classics worthy of a place in your collection.

(Yesterday on the blog: When My Children Grow Strong and I Grow Weak)

The Christian CBD Changes Its Name

This is an understandable name change! “For more than 20 years, Christian Book...

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This week’s free stuff Friday’s is brought to you by our friends at Southern Seminary.

They are giving away five copies of the ESV Expository Commentary: Hebrews-Revelation. This volume features contributions from two Southern Seminary faculty headliners, Tom Schreiner and Rob Plummer....

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:13

When My Children Grow Strong and I Grow Weak

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Multiculturalism has a fascinating way of messing with our presuppositions. We find to our surprise that what is normal to one person is foreign to another, that what is good within one culture is evil within another. We find that much of what we believe to be objectively good and true has actually...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:07

A La Carte (July 12)

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There are some new Kindle deals today you may enjoy browsing through.

A “Good Christian Boy” Meets the Savior

“Warren Wiersbe, one of the preeminent Bible teachers and writers of our day, recently had his heavenly homegoing at the age of eighty-nine. A number of the obituaries...

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:49

A La Carte (July 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of minor items. We will hope for more tomorrow.

(Yesterday on the blog: Leave and Cleave Like a Strawberry)

At Home Discipleship

This is really good. “Maybe like me, you have a longing for an intentional mentor like I first...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 20:12

Leave and Cleave Like a Strawberry

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Living in a multicultural city and serving in a multicultural church has given me a wide view of some of the ways different generations of a family can relate to one another. As a young generation begins to pair up and to marry, forming new families, they need to learn to relate to the generation...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 20:03

A La Carte (July 10)

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There are a few Kindle deals to look at. Of greater interest for some will be…

…Westminster Books’ mid-summer sale, where all kinds of good stuff is discounted.

I Did Not Die. I Did Not Go to Heaven.

Slate shares the sad story behind the bestselling book The Boy Who Came...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 02:10

The Christian College And The Great Commission

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This sponsored posted was written by R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of Southern Seminary and Boyce College (which, as it happens, is the college my son attends). Everything about Boyce — its theological core, its commitment to a biblical worldview, its community of discipleship, and its...

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Monday, 08 July 2019 19:34

A La Carte (July 9)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good list that spans several authors and several publishers.

(Yesterday on the blog: God, Greed, and the Prosperity Gospel)—the book is available today.

Why We Should Stop ‘Sharing the Gospel’

(Update: page went missing for some reason)

Pleas...

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Sunday, 07 July 2019 20:04

God, Greed, and the Prosperity Gospel

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It is beyond dispute that the prosperity gospel has swept over the world to such a degree that a significant portion of those who call themselves Christians—whether at home or abroad—hold to a version of Christianity that bears little resemblance to “the faith once for all...

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Sunday, 07 July 2019 19:56

A La Carte (July 8)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some good books from Crossway (plus a couple of others).

(Yesterday on the blog: The Lord Is My Salvation)

Conservative Protestant Men Are Still Resisting Porn

We don’t get a lot of good news when it comes to pornography, so this was good to read....

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Saturday, 06 July 2019 20:00

The Lord Is My Salvation

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Hymn Sunday is a collaboration with Getty Music. You will find a video of a favorite psalm along with downloadable sheet music.

This is a song of testimony, inspired in part by Psalm 27. Our witness, at the simplest level, is telling another person what Christ has done for us. Singing songs of faith...

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Friday, 05 July 2019 20:18

Weekend A La Carte (July 6)

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Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of academic books from Eerdmans as well as some for the rest of us.

There are also some novels on sale: Lord of the Rings, 1984, etc.

(Yesterday on the blog: How I Prepare a Sermon)

Her Stillborn, Him Sovereign

This one is beautiful and moving. “There...

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 20:10

How I Prepare a Sermon

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I have enjoyed reading articles by various Aussies as they tell how they prepare their weekly sermons. I always find it beneficial to hear how others set about the task and thought I’d add my voice to the mix. The point in this article and the others is not to suggest that one method is...

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 20:00

A La Carte (July 5)

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It’s an excellent day for Kindle deals today. There are books by Rosaria Butterfield, John MacArthur, Jonathan Leeman, and others.

Do You Love Your Country?

I suppose this is a day late, but it’s still beneficial. “Do you love your country? That’s a question...

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 20:08

A La Carte (July 4)

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Today’s Kindle deals include only a few minor deals. Logos users, don’t miss the 30% off sale happening now.

(Yesterday on the blog: Make Some Return To Your Parents)

The Most Radical Mission For Christians May Be The Most Mundane

“It’s not that we should lower our expectations...

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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 20:05

Make Some Return To Your Parents

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I’ve recently encountered quite a number of people who are grappling with issues related to honoring and caring for their aging parents. Some have parents who are no longer capable of independent living—Should they be invited in to our home or should we look at nursing homes? Some have...

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