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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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:33

A La Carte (September 19)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of minor deals.

You may be interested in gaining access to a free teaching series by Ligonier Ministries.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Christian Books for September)

Grace Means Christians Should and Can Live Differently

Sickly...

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Monday, 17 September 2018 20:16

New and Notable Christian Books for September

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It’s that time again. I get a lot (a lot!) of books in the mail. I don’t have time to review them all, but once in a while I like to let you know about some that may be of particular interest to you. Here they are.



These are the books I introduce:

  • Moses and the Burning...

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Monday, 17 September 2018 20:03

A La Carte (September 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of new deals from Crossway.

(Yesterday on the blog: The Bit of Heaven the Heaven Tourism Books Never Touched)

Parenting Daughters toward Godliness not Marriage

Two aren’t incompatible, of course, but many put too little emphasis on the first of...

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Monday, 17 September 2018 02:01

Act Now. Pay Later.

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This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers and is written by Robert Wolgemuth the author of Lies Men Believe.

Very late at night and into the morning, over runny cheese omelets and cold toast at an all-night diner with my friend, we had one of those conversations I was sure I would never...

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I am sure you remember all the heaven tourism books that cluttered the shelves of Christian bookstores a few years ago. This was a fad that was never going to last long, which is why authors and publishers were so quick to frantically churn out their own tales of unlikely visits to heaven. There...

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Sunday, 16 September 2018 20:00

A La Carte (September 17)

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There is a pretty good list of Kindle deals to look at today.

I have returned from my week-long trip to India. I was there primarily to visit sites related to my EPIC project, but I also had the opportunity to speak at a conference for pastors and to spend many, many hours getting to know...

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 20:00

How We Worshipped: Frequently Asked Questions

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For the past year I’ve been sharing occasional examples of orders of worship from Grace Fellowship Church, and have been doing so under the heading of How We Worshipped. Along the way I have received quite a few questions and requests for clarification. Today I’ve compiled a small list...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 17:00

Weekend A La Carte (September 15)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one newly-republished classic to consider for your collection.

(Yesterday on the blog: What Makes the Spiritual Gifts Discussion Different)

Why Millennials ARE Coming to Church

This is quite consistent with our experience at Grace Fellowship Church....

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Friday, 14 September 2018 02:01

Free Stuff Fridays (G3 Conference)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by G3 Conference, who also sponsored the blog this week.

The G3 Conference exists for the local church. The purpose is to strengthen and encourage the local church — including both leaders and members. Therefore, as an attendee, you will find...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:59

What Makes the Spiritual Gifts Discussion Different

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I am under the impression that the earliest Christians didn’t expend a lot of effort debating the cessation or continuation of the miraculous spiritual gifts. Their discussions did not revolve around wrongly denying the existence of active gifts or wrongly affirming the continuation of ceased...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:51

A La Carte (September 14)

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I found just a handful of new Kindle deals. Meanwhile, Westminster Books has some solid deals on classic works published by Banner of Truth. They also have a lot of Cruciform books on sale, including many of mine.

(Yesterday on the blog: How do You Choose A Bible Translation?)

Favoritis...

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:30

How do You Choose A Bible Translation?

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We who speak English are blessed with a multitude of competing translations of the Bible. With so many possibilities, which should you choose? Here is at least one answer to this common question.

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Recently a reader got in touch to ask me about Bible translations. What translation do I use,...

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 17:00

A La Carte (September 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books you may want to look over.

(Yesterday on the blog: When God Removes the Asterisks)

Why Do We Work Hard at Our Work?

If we are going to spend this much time at work, shouldn’t we have a reason for doing so beyond the accumulation of...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:49

When God Removes the Asterisks

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We like to whitewash our historical heroes. As we look to the great men and women of faith who lived and died before us, we face the temptation to rejoice in their strengths and to ignore their weaknesses. The same is true of our contemporary heroes.

Though it is right and good to have human heroes,...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 17:17

A La Carte (September 12)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles from Crossway.

Westminster Books has a sale on volumes in the new ESV Expository Commentary series.

(Yesterday on the blog: Have You Committed The Unpardonable Sin?)

Let’s Just Be Honest and Admit We Hate One Another

Pick your debate....

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Monday, 10 September 2018 14:45

Have You Committed The Unpardonable Sin?

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Have you ever wondered if you have committed that one unpardonable sin the Bible talks about? A lot of people spend a lot of time really concerned about this, so it may do them good to listen in as I talk about why I think it’s unlikely they have committed it.

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I think every pastor,...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 14:34

A La Carte (September 11)

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Good morning from northern India! I am in India primarily to do research related to my EPIC project but I’m also spending a little time catching up with friends. Delhi Bible Fellowship South is hosting an lunch event beginning at noon on Sunday. If you’re in the area, I’d love to...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 02:01

The Mission of God

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This week the blog is sponsored by The G3 Conference

 

In January, we will gather in Atlanta for the annual G3 Conference—a theology conference for the Church (not just pastors and church leaders). This year could potentially be the most important conference we’ve had in...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 21:00

The Folly Bound Up in the Heart of a Child

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The Bible tells us what we all soon learn by hard experience: “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child” (Proverbs 22:15). Though children are young and naive and innocent in so many ways, they are also desperately foolish. Such folly is not displayed merely in silliness or immaturity...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 19:00

A La Carte (September 10)

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Today’s Kindle deals include books by James White, Lydia Brownback, and others…

(Yesterday on the blog: Announcing Advance! and Aging Gracefully)

How Prayer Exposes the Illusion of Control

“Prayer reminds us that control is an illusion, a farce. We don’t have it. But, far...

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Saturday, 08 September 2018 20:30

Announcing Advance! and Aging Gracefully

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I am excited to announce that we have released two new booklets in the Cruciform Quick series. Advance! and Aging Gracefully are both professionally-edited, improved adaptations of blog series I wrote a couple of years. Each booklet is ideal for individual reading or for use in a group setting....

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Friday, 07 September 2018 20:49

Weekend A La Carte (September 8)

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After a bit of a dry spell there are some new and interesting Kindle deals for you to check out. They include books by R.C. Sproul, Michael Horton, and others.

(Yesterday on the blog: No Excuses for Preaching Bad Sermons)

What do People Mean by ‘Coming Into the Presence of...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 20:03

No Excuses for Preaching Bad Sermons

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When I was a teen, I went digging around the attic one day and found my dad’s old camera. Just finding it there sparked an interest in photography and I decided to learn how to use it. I quickly discovered, though, that photography is not easy. At least, in that era it sure wasn’t. I...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 20:00

A La Carte (September 7)

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I’m really looking forward to speaking at the Standing Firm conference later this month right here in Oakville. Other speakers include H.B. Charles Jr, Al Mohler, and Crawford Loritts. As far as I know, there are still tickets available.

(Yesterday on the blog: How Should You Dispose of a...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 19:56

How Should You Dispose of a Bible ?

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How should you dispose of an old Bible? Is there a right way and a wrong way? Is there a biblical way and an unbiblical way? Listen in as I try to work through this surprisingly common question.

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I recently got the question, how do you dispose of an old Bible? Somebody’s Bible had...

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