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, 25 December 2017 18:28

A La Carte (December 26)

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I trust you enjoyed your Christmas yesterday. We spent a quiet day at home, eventually being joined by my in-laws for a turkey dinner. It was a good day! In the coming week, I’ll be doing lighter-than-usual blogging and you’ll find only the daily A La Carte articles here.

Today’s Ki...

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Sunday, 24 December 2017 20:58

How We Worshipped for Christmas

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Every now and again I like to share an order of worship from Grace Fellowship Church. This service’s cast of characters included Paul (our lead pastor) as the preacher and service leader, Josh as the lead worshipper, and Murray as the elder who led the pastoral prayer. Steve, our new...

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Here is a brief roundup of headlines and happenings there were topics of discussion and reflection among Christians this week. It was a relatively quiet week on the cusp of the holiday season, but a few common threads still rose to the top.

R.C. Sproul’s Memorial Service

It was a tremendous...

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Friday, 22 December 2017 20:13

Weekend A La Carte (December 23)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good collection from a few different authors.

The Christmas Miracle of the Incarnation of the Omnipresent Word

“Every year at this time as we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus to the virgin Mary, I don’t suppose it occurs to too many merrymakers...

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Friday, 22 December 2017 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Logos)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Logos Bible Software who also sponsored the blog. They are offering a great prize: One winner will receive Logos 7 Silver. There’s no better way to kickstart your Logos collection!

While you’re considering Logos (and waiting to...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:45

How To Begin A Bible-Reading Habit in 2018

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With my arms still in quite a lot of pain through nerve damage, I’ve asked a few friends to step in from time to time. Today Paul Carter provides an excellent article on beginning a Bible-reading habit in 2018.

If you intend to read through the Bible in 2018 now is the time to get started....

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:20

A La Carte (December 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just one book, but at least it’s an interesting one.

Westminster Books has a great collection of books on sale, all of them published by Christian Focus.

Those We’ve Lost in 2017

“Over the past year the church has lost several faithful theologians...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:45

Bible Reading Programs – Three-Minute Thursdays #8

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A new year is fast approaching and with it a new opportunity to dive into God’s Word. Here are some tips on getting started with a new Bible-reading program.

Here’s the link to the program I recommend: Five Day Bible Reading Program.

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Welcome to another edition of 3 Minute...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:54

A La Carte (December 21)

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Today’s Kindle deals include just a handful of titles, one of which is 93% off the list price.

5 Popular Misconceptions About the Christmas Story

“We experience the story of Jesus’s birth in a variety of ways throughout the Christmas season. The story is presented through nativity...

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In 1974, Jim and Tammy Bakker founded a little television program they called The PTL Club. It began inauspiciously in a former furniture store, but by the mid-80s had exploded into a bona fide phenomenon and a ministry that reached around the globe. They traveled the world, dined with presidents,...

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 19:00

A La Carte (December 20)

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Dr. R.C. Sproul’s memorial service is being held today at 2 PM EST. The service will be streamed live for those who wish to watch.

The First Sunday Without R.C. Sproul

Jordan Standridge writes, “In God’s providence, my family planned a vacation near Orlando. Months in advance I had...

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 01:01

Announcing New Study Guides

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I am thrilled to announce the release of study guides and presentation slides for my new bookletsSet an Example and The Character of the Christian. These guides are ideal for individual study or for groups of teens or young adults.

Both sets include a study guide and presentation slides. The study...

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Monday, 18 December 2017 19:40

A Church with Great Music

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I heard someone say it recently: “The music at that church is great.” It didn’t take me long to understand what he meant—that the church has a great music program. They have a band composed of talented musicians who play and sing with skill and beauty. To be part of that...

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Monday, 18 December 2017 18:58

A La Carte (December 19)

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Today’s list of Kindle deals is worth a quick look if you collect books in that format.

Eight Reflections on 40 Years of Marriage

Thom Rainer gives eight reflections on 40 years of marriage. Also, congratulations to Thom and Nellie Jo!

Standing at the Red Sea’s Edge

LeRoy Wagner, who...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 19:40

Jerusalem – EPIC Vlog 01

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I recently spent a few days in Jerusalem, looking through museums, churches, and other sites for objects related to the history of the Christian faith. This was, of course, all part of my EPIC church history project which will be continuing all through 2018 (Ireland, I’ll see you in...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 18:51

A La Carte (December 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection, including some (actually good) books on health–rather a good theme to consider heading into a new year. Crossway will give you a free copy of Justified by Faith Alone by R.C. Sproul.

Spurgeon’s 15 Tips for a Deep and Effective...

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Here is a brief roundup of headlines and happenings there were topics of discussion and reflection among Christians this week. Topics range from the death of a giant of the faith, to the bullying of a sweet, young kid, to the coming of Advent.

The Death of R.C. Sproul

Beloved and respected teacher...

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Friday, 15 December 2017 20:05

Weekend A La Carte (December 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few more books, but December has been rather slow for deals, hasn’t it?

Let Your Pastor’s Wife Be Herself

This is a great article for every member of a congregation to read.  Love your pastors wives well!

Silent Suffering in an Instagram World

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 19:45

The Collected Best Christian Books of 2017

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For the past couple of weeks my RSS feeder has been humming with list after list of the best books of 2017. It seems that just about every avid reader I follow is eager to share his or her picks for the year that was. I love these lists and decided I’d compile them to look for patterns and...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 18:58

A La Carte (The All-R.C. Sproul Edition)

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Every day I use this space to post a collection of interesting links in a feature I call “A La Carte.” Today I am going to change it up and link only to articles related to R.C. Sproul (who, as you know, went to be with the Lord yesterday). What follows is a collection of obituaries,...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:05

Next Time: A Tribute To R.C. Sproul

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Ligonier Ministries has just announced that R.C. Sproul has passed away. But I don’t think he would want you to cry about it. “You can grieve for me the week before I die, if I’m scared and hurting” he once said, “but when I gasp that last fleeting breath and my...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:53

New and Notable Books – Three-Minute Thursdays #7

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If you’re a Christian and you love to read, this is a very, very good time to be alive. We’ve got Christian publishers just pouring out new books all the time. So many of them are excellent. Today, in this edition of Three-Minute Thursdays, I’m going to tell you about just six new...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 18:58

A La Carte (December 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few interesting titles. Also note that Amazon has a big selection of deals across all categories today, including some general market Kindle deals.

Please continue to pray for R.C. Sproul. I have heard from those within the ministry that he remains in critical...

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 19:45

God Has a Heart for the Vulnerable. Do You?

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With my arms still ailing through nerve damage, I thought it an appropriate time to ask a couple of friends to help ease the load just a little with some guest articles. Thus, today’s article is from my friend Paul Martin (who, as you know, also co-hosts my podcast). From here on out,...

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 19:05

A La Carte (December 13)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the usual, actually–a few little deals on a few interesting books.

Westminster Books is having a mix and match sale of various titles you may enjoy.

Logos users: You can get John MacArthur resources at 50% off. Non-Logos users: You can get base packages at 20%...

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