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 June 2019 21:00

The Happiest Young people Begin the Soonest

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Psalm 34:11-22 Let young persons set out in life with learning the fear of the Lord, if they desire true comfort here, and eternal happiness hereafter. Those will be most happy who begin the soonest to serve so good a Master. All aim to be happy. Surely this must look further than the present...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 04:16

Be Careful, God Destroys People Like This:

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“Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy,” Ps. 101:5

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:09

Guys Who Make Worship Innovative and Convenient

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Jeroboam was an innovative worship leader:

“So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, ‘You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough ...’”

In 1 Kings 12, we are introduced to a smart and popular worship leader named Jeroboam. He was...

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Monday, 17 June 2019 05:29

Murmuring - The Devil’s Music

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Thomas Watson, Art of Divine Contentment, commenting on Num 11:1-3:

Murmuring is a “murderer, rebel, sword against the people…"  It is “a land destroying sin.” "It “is the devils music.”

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 05:45

John Macarthur on Elder Rule in the Church

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Here is John Macarthur on Elder rule in the church

Because of its heritage of democratic values and its long history of congregational church government, modern American evangelicalism often views the concept of elder rule with suspicion. The clear teaching of Scripture, however, demonstrates that...

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 00:47

We will not neglect the house of God

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Are you neglecting the house of God with spotty participation in its worship, preaching, ordinances, prayers, and fellowship? Are you prioritizing it? In Nehemiah 10 we see a picture of a people who have made a covenant saying, 

"We will not neglect the house of God.”

Church life is...

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 23:42

Bottom Line on Women Preachers

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Join me July 13th for a Family Conference in Harrisville, UT! Registration is $20 for an individual or $80 per family.

For more information, including a full schedule, click here.

You can register at: http://christfellowshipslc.com/events/

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Friday, 24 May 2019 01:39

Meet me in Providence, RI tonight

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Meet me in Providence RI tonight and tomorrow for a conference on the family with Joel Beeke, Rob Ventura, and Jeff Pollard.

More information here: http://www.gcbcri.org/

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  1. Women should be keepers at home.
  2. Women should submit and obey their husbands following the example of Sarah and regard their husbands as "lord."
  3. Women should dress modestly.
  4. Women should be fruitful and multiply.
  5. Younger women should be taught by older women.
  6. Women should not kill their babies made in...

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We wish everyone could be a part of our National conference, but realize that for many, one of the greatest challenges is distance. That's why this year we've decided to bring our Hope for the Family conference to Washington!

I have invited a number of men to call us to biblical order regarding...

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Monday, 20 May 2019 04:12

Look Out - Pro-Life Tsunami is Building

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We’ve never seen anything like this since 1973 when Roe went down. 

The Alabama law enacted last week to nearly abolish abortion in that state was staggeringly encouraging. This is what we have been waiting for, praying for, crying for.

I sat there stunned in February when I heard our...

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The world is changing rapidly. How do we handle the complexities of our postmodern culture? How should we respond to the challenges of the LGBTQ movement? How can we equip our children to stand firm in this age of gender fluidity? How do we build our house on the Rock in the midst of shifting sands?...

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Charles Simeon describes Job’s parenting practices when his children were grown up,

"Many who have been careful of their children in their earlier days, cast off all concern about them, or at least decline all interference with them as to religious matters, when they have arrived at years of...

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Monday, 13 May 2019 21:00

I’m Part of the Problem

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When worldly philosophies take hold in the church, and you are a pastor, sometimes you finally realize - "I’m part of the problem.” That’s what happened to me.

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 21:00

How I interpret laws in the Old Testament

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To answer this question, first, go to the Westminster Confession of Faith or the Baptist Confession of 1689 and look for the chapter on the law of God. Further, there are several questions that I ask about laws in the Bible. Here they are:

  1. What does this law reveal about the heart, character, and...

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 23:45

Mini Conference on Peaching May 31

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One of my favorite preachers is coming to Wake Forest - Hensworth Jonas - May 31-June 1 - At Hope Baptist Church.

There are two events: A conference on preaching and a conference on holiness.

Conference on Preaching – Preaching Doctrinal Exposition

Friday afternoon, May 31

For men who preach or...

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 00:53

Enough Comfort for a Lifetime is Here

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Here is enough comfort for a lifetime. Following are the words of John Calvin in his preface to Pierre Robert Olivetan’s French translation of the New Testament. 

Without the gospel

everything is useless and vain; without the gospel we are not Christians; without the gospel all riches...

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The following is from the "Farewell Sermon" of Jonathan Edwards, leader of the Great Awakening in New England. This sermon was delivered because was removed by his church by a 90% vote because of disagreements that developed over governing the church, baptism, and standards of holiness in the...

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Andrew Bonar remembers McChenye’s view of the Sabbath:

“It is a type of heaven when a believer lays aside his pen or loom, brushes aside his worldly cares, leaving them behind him with his weekday clothes, and comes up to the house of God. It is like the morning of the resurrection, the...

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 01:31

Prayer Meeting Tonight at Church

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We gather together tonight for love. Here are seven things to kindle our love for the Lord in our prayer meeting TONIGHT:

  1. Remember God’s love toward us and our response, "We love Him because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19), and "Love the Lord Your God With All Your Heart (Matt. 22:37).
  2. Re...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 21:25

The Reformation is Not Over

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Alexander Vinet explains that the reformation is not over,

"The Reformation is something which has yet to be accomplished, something which has to be done over and over again, and for which Luther and Calvin have only prepared a wider field of action. They have not once and for all reformed the...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:21

Trials Bring up the Scum in Our Hearts

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Our trials are good because they show us our sin. Thomas Brooks explained this in his book, "The Mute Christian Under the Smarting Rod.” He speaks of how the trials, and then “the scum appears."

Few Christians see themselves and understand themselves rightfully. By trials, God...

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Last week we did a conference on issues surrounding the sufficiency of scripture for church shepherds, fathers, and the modern movements upon us - social justice and sexuality. The pivotal matter always was and always will be, what words will guide you through the maze. Our proposition is - us the...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 23:04

Journey Through the Bible Now in Stock

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We just received a new shipment of Journey Through the Bible

This 600 page, hard copy book came about from our family worship times as we read the Bible together as a family, my own personal study as well as preaching through the Bible.

As our children were growing up,...

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