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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Thursday, 25 October 2018 20:07

Kevin DeYoung’s Ten Commandments

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When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I underwent a significant shift in my understanding and practice of the Christian faith. Though I had spent my younger years in the Dutch Reformed tradition, I found myself increasingly drawn to Reformed Baptist churches. Though that transition was...

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 20:02

A La Carte (October 26)

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The streak of Kindle deals ran out today. We’ll hope for better things over the weekend and into next week.

(Yesterday on the blog: EPIC Ecuador: Not Just Any Dam)

Reagan’s Challenge to His Dying Atheist Father-In-Law

Isn’t this an interesting little bit of history…...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 19:55

EPIC Ecuador: Not Just Any Dam

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Last week I headed south—far south—for the next leg of my EPIC journey. I went to Ecuador where, in very high altitudes and among beautiful landscapes, we tracked down a special object. Here is some of what I saw.

This video is made possible with thanks to Zondervan. They’d like...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 19:51

A La Carte (October 25)

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The Kindle deals continue again today with a pretty good list. You may also want to get Al Mohler’s free new ebook Life in Four Stages.

(Yesterday on the blog: American Gospel)

Four Truths to Hold on to When Your (Pastor) Husband is Discouraged

Here’s one for pastors and their...

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:21

American Gospel

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I would like to think we’re coming into a golden age for documentary film and television. There are many reasons for this, though most are related to the new digital economy. Not only does the internet provide new channels for distribution, but it also provides new methods for fundraising....

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 20:16

A La Carte (October 24)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a very large list of excellent deals. Don’t miss it!

If printed books are more your style, visit Westminster Books to see their sales for the week.

(Yesterday on the blog: Who Gives What: Should the Pastor Know?)

A Statement on I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Josh...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 20:12

Who Gives What: Should the Pastor Know?

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This is a question every pastor and his church needs to think about: Should pastors know if their congregants are faithful in tithing? Here is my answer.

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Today’s question comes from Trent. And he’s asking this: should pastors know if their congregants are faithful in tithing?...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 20:05

A La Carte (October 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include books on abortion, marriage, and a few other important topics.

(Yesterday on the blog: Young Christian: Give the Lord a Lot to Work With)

A Warning for Parents: Instagram is Full of Porn 

Here’s one for parents to consider. “Many parents may be...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 02:01

Is this the Best Book Ever?

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This week the blog is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books and this post is written by Joel R. Beeke.

When people ask me who my favorite Puritan writer is, I admit that my answer has not always been the same over the course of my life. It is often influenced by who I am reading at the time....

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Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:10

Young Christian: Give the Lord a Lot to Work With

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The teens and twenties—these are years that can be put to very good use or that can be squandered. These are years that can form the firm foundation of a life well-lived or the unsteady foundation of a life tragically wasted. In this brief article I’d like to speak to teens and young...

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Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:03

A La Carte (October 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some really good books from Crossway. Also, Crossway will send you an electronic copy of Jen Wilkin’s Women of the Word in exchange for filling out a brief survey.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Music)

Can My Prayer Reach His Suffering?

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Saturday, 20 October 2018 20:30

New and Notable Music

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It occurred to me recently that it has been a long time since I’ve put together a list of some of the new music I’ve encountered. I know there are some I’m forgetting, but here are at least a few of the albums that jumped out at me recently.

The Gray Havens. Their new album is...

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Friday, 19 October 2018 21:36

Weekend A La Carte (October 20)

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There is just one Kindle deal today, and it’s for a classic book that has just been republished in a nice new format.

(Yesterday on the blog: Eight Ways Satan Tempts You To Doubt Your Salvation)

Zawadi, the Parents Who Waited for Her, and the God of Miracles

Now this is beautiful!...

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Friday, 19 October 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Crossway)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway, who also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving away a brand-new book that I think will be of a lot of interest to you:The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Themby Kevin DeYoung.There...

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As Christians we believe that Satan exists. While he is not equal in authority and power to God, and is a finite created being, he is still very powerful. Join me as I talk about some of the ways Satan tempts us to doubt our salvation.

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As Christians, we believe there is a devil, we believe...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 19:35

A La Carte (October 19)

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It has not been the best week ever for Kindle deals, but I scraped together a small and eclectic collection for today.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Pastor’s Job Isn’t To Fix Things)

The Joy We Know Only in Suffering

“The longer I walk with Jesus, the more I see that...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 20:24

The Pastor’s Job Isn’t To Fix Things

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You don’t have to look far to find articles about how and why the pastor’s job is uniquely difficult. Having been a pastor for a number of years now (in both paid, full-time and unpaid, part-time capacities) I can attest there are ways in which it is unlike any other vocation. It really...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 19:45

A La Carte (October 18)

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It has been a great joy to be at the pastors’ conference for Fiel Ministries here in Brazil, but my part in it is just about done and I’ll be driving back to São Paulo today, then flying home tonight.
Westminster Books has a deal on what they’re calling their “Small...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:40

How We Worshipped on a Sunday Evening

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I have often shared examples of our Sunday morning services at Grace Fellowship Church. Yet are one of those rare churches that also has an evening service, so I thought you might be interested in seeing an example of how we structure them.

First, the answer to the question I know you’re...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 20:33

A La Carte (October 17)

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I am very much enjoying my time in Brazil at the Fiel Pastors’ Conference. It has been a joy to meet so many people and to both see and hear how the Lord is at work in Brazil.

(Yesterday on the blog: Why We Chose a Christian College)

A Christian Man Receives Justice

David French updates an...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 20:51

Why We Chose a Christian College

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Two of our children are still in the public school system, yet our son is attending a Christian college. A reader wrote and asked us about that decision. Here is my answer.



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As you know, I get lots of questions in and love to answer some of the ones that come from people who...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 20:15

A La Carte (October 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some Christians classics you’ll want to check out.

(Yesterday on the blog: Please Do & Please Don’t Assume Motives)

What Does Your Liturgy Celebrate?

“It’s a worship service at church, so of course it celebrates Jesus… right? Or...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 02:01

2 Reasons Why Coveting Is a Serious Sin

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This sponsored post is adapted fromThe Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them by Kevin DeYoung.

Taking Sin Seriously

What makes coveting such a serious sin? First, we covet when we want for ourselves what belongs to someone else. Coveting is more than...

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 19:19

Please Do Please Don’t Assume Motives

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Though we boast of great things and take confidence in our knowledge, we are actually finite little creatures bound by a million limitations. In fact, our knowledge is so limited we don’t even really know ourselves. We often lack clarity about the motivations behind even our best or worst...

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 19:18

A La Carte (October 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a nice little list from our friends at Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: Letters to the Editor (Francis Chan and Prophecy))

How Can You Show Radical Hospitality as an Introvert?

Rosaria Butterfield: “God’s going to use you in all of your differences....

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