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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Sunday, 05 November 2017 23:12

6 Ways to Pray after Sutherland Springs

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It happened again yesterday. Violence was unleashed on an unsuspecting group of people. We’ve seen it happen at concerts, night clubs, schools, restaurants, and churches. Yesterday it was Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, a small church east of San Antonio.

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Ed Young is the pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. Young is known for provocative sermon series, and his current series is titled “Candyland.” Here’s the promo video for the series. Warning, my emotional response to this video has ranged from amusement, to anger, to...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 01:41

6 Reasons You Should “Go” to Church

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When it comes to church, we’ve all heard the same clichés … Don’t go to church, be the church … I don’t mind God, it’s his fan club I can’t stand … You don’t have to go to church to worship God … I’m spiritual, but not...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 00:00

Love the Skies You’re Under

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In 2012 the popular band Mumford and Sons released a song called “Hopeless Wanderer.” The hit song ends with this refrain, “I will learn to love the skies I’m under.” Take it from a guy who’s lived a lot of places, there’s wisdom in that refrain.

“I...

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Monday, 25 September 2017 00:48

10 Leadership Lessons for Hard Times from Hezekiah

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image The picture at the top of this post is a recently discovered seal from the reign of Hezekiah. Archaeology and history have confirmed the biblical description of Hezekiah and his reign over the southern kingdom of Judah. Hezekiah was a remarkable leader in many ways. This post is a...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 16:00

7 Brief Thoughts about the Nashville Statement

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Recently the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) released the “Nashville Statement.” This document is intended to present God’s revealed purposes for human sexuality. The response to the Nashville Statement has been interesting, to say the least. Some have cheered and...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 12:21

Would My Sermon Offend a Mormon?

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I’ve been a pastor for 10 years, and lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my preaching. The question that keeps running through my head is this, “Would my sermon offend a Mormon?” Before I say anything else, I feel like I need to offer two clarifications about what follows.

F...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 22:47

Time for a Break and Something New

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It’s been two years since I started writing weekly posts at landoncoleman.com. This was my first foray into the blogosphere. I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts, and I have enjoyed hearing yours. When I started two years ago I knew little about blogging. I did know that I loved writing,...

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Monday, 29 May 2017 20:15

Time for a Break and Something New

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 23:58

Wednesday Wisdom (5-24-17)

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Wednesday Wisdom for May 24, 2017:

Chuck Lawless loves the local church, but he also knows the local church. After three decades of ministry, here are a few things that still surprise him about local churches.

Chuck Lawless, 10 Things That Still Surprise Me about Churches

Authors: Landon Coleman...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 23:11

My Favorite 8 Books

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This is a simple post, just a list of my 8 favorite (Christian, non-fiction) books of all time.

  1. The Holiness of God, by RC Sproul … An accessible treatment of God’s defining attribute.
  2. The Bondage of the Will, by Martin Luther … The classic Protestant work on “free...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:36

Friday Favorites: Knowing God

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I first read JI Packer’s classic Knowing God in college. It was the first time I was challenged with the idea that knowing about God was not the same as knowing God. I found Packer’s approach to the doctrine of God to be serious, systematic, biblical, and devotional....

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 23:12

Wednesday Wisdom (5-17-17)

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Wednesday Wisdom for May 17, 2017:

Laziness. Few want to admit this is an issue with which they struggle. Even when we see laziness in our lives, we comfort ourselves by focusing on the “big” sins in the lives of others. Most of us don’t think laziness is “respectable,”...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 23:21

My 10 Favorite Missionary Quotes

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I know we live in a sound-byte age where words are constantly ripped from their original context. I also know there’s danger in trying to reduce a person or a book or an idea down to one simple statement. Nevertheless, some quotes stick with us and shape the way we think because they...

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There’s a reason seminaries and Bible colleges around the world use Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology. Grudem’s work is a rare combination of evangelical scholarship, accessible theology, and practical application. The size of the book will intimidate some, but most readers...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 23:06

Wednesday Wisdom (5-10-17)

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Dr. Thomas Schreiner is a rare combination of scholar and pastor. In this short video, he talks about the often asked question, “What Happens to Babies When They Die?” His answer is concise, biblical, pastoral, and theologically sound.

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In church lingo, the word “bi-vocational” refers to a person who works two-vocations. One is a “secular” job, and the other is a “church” job. At Immanuel, we have to bi-vocational staff members. When I introduce these guys  as part of our new member class,...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 21:24

Friday Favorites: The Holiness of God

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God has used RC Sproul to help shape a generation of Christians. His wide ranging ministry has helped many think seriously about the Bible, theology, and philosophy. Personally, I’ve benefited from Sproul’s preaching, writing, and lately his “Renewing Your Mind” podcast.

I...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 23:24

Wednesday Wisdom (5-3-17)

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Greg Lanier wants to set the record straight about Saul of Tarsus? Or is it Paul the apostle? And who was it that actually changed his name?

This article delves into an issue some will see as minutia, but it’s a discussion in minutia for a purpose. Lanier wants to make sure we base our...

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I don’t remember the first time I learned it. I’m not sure how many dozens of times I’ve heard it taught. I don’t know how many times I’ve practiced it, or even how many times I’ve taught it to others. I do know the “A.C.T.S.” formula for prayer has...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 07:55

Friday Favorites:

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Joe Thorn is the pastor of Redeemer Fellowship, the co-host of the Doctrine and Devotion podcast, and the author of two previously released books. Recently, Thorn released a trilogy on the church. These books are are great introduction to various issues related to biblical ecclesiology.

Volume one...

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 23:16

Wednesday Wisdom (4-26-17)

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Wednesday Wisdom for April 26, 2017:

It’s never been easier for churches to find short term mission opportunities for their people. However, it also never been easier to do short term mission poorly. Much has been written on the dangers of short term missions. In this article Anthony Steele...

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