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, 14 January 2018 09:43

4 Influences on Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks

As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, few are aware of the legacy of four believers whose courageous lives influenced his life. Today we learn the rest of the story.

1. Rosa Parks: A Woman of Great Conviction

In the words of the U.S. Congress, Rosa Parks...

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Guest Post by Dr. Brent Aucoin,
President of Faith Bible Seminary

imageAs God continues to blessFaith Bible Seminarywith ongoing growth and ministry impact, we have become increasingly aware of our need for additional executive leadership team members. In that light, I am pleased to announce our hiring,...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 06:13

6 Bridge-Building Plans for Biblical Marriage Counseling

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12 Gospel-Centered Principles of Biblical Marriage Counseling

Part 2:

6 Bridge-Building Plans for Biblical Marriage Counseling 

A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 2 of a two-part blog mini-series called: 12 Gospel-Centered Principles of Biblical Marriage Counseling. You can read Part 1...

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Where Do We Start? 

Individual counseling is complex enough—where do you start, what do you listen for, how do you compassionately speak truth in love?

Marriage counseling is even more complex. Now you have three sinners, saints, and sufferers...

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A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 5 of a blog “mini-series” on biblical marriage counseling: Gospel-Centered Marriage and Marriage...

 

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 17:00

13 Gospel-Centered Books on Pre-Marital Counseling

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A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 4 of a blog “mini-series” on biblical marriage counseling: Gospel-Centered Marriage and Marriage Counseling. I’m starting with...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 17:00

18 Gospel-Centered Books on Common Issues in Marriage

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Gospel-Centered Marriage and Marriage Counseling

Part 3:18 Gospel-Centered Books on Common Issues in Marriage

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A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 3 of a blog “mini-series” on biblical marriage counseling: Gospel-Centered Marriage and Marriage Counseling. I’m starting with...

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Gospel-Centered Marriage and Marriage Counseling

Part 2:15 Gospel-Centered Marriage Books on

Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Forgiveness 

A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 2 of a blog “mini-series” on biblical marriage counseling: Gospel-Centered Marriage and...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:27

12 Gospel-Centered Books on Marriage and Marriage Counseling

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Part 1: 12 Gospel-Centered Books on Marriage and Marriage Counseling

A Word from Bob: Today I launch a new blog “mini-series” on biblical marriage counseling: Gospel-Centered Marriages and Marriage Counseling. I’m starting with...

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Friday, 01 December 2017 03:44

The 17 Top Biblical Counseling Books of 2017

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If you are a counselor, pastor, student, one-another minister, small group leader, or spiritual friend, you want to know the most helpful books about biblical counseling—using God’s Word for helping hurting people.

Here, in alphabetical order, are the top 17 books published in 2017 about...

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Friday, 24 November 2017 22:33

14 Books on Christian Living and Biblical Counseling

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale

The 4 days after Thanksgiving are known as Black Friday through Cyber Monday. All types of gifts are available.

At RPM Ministries, we’re offering 14 gift books—books on Christian living and ministering to others. And, you can purchase them online at...

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A Word from Bob:Yesterday, in Part One of this two-part mini-series, we looked at 9 Old Testament Passages for Fighting Fear through Faith. 

Matthew 6:25-34:Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:25

9 Old Testament Passages for Fighting Fear through Faith

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Joshua 1:9:Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 42:5-6:Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:00

13 New Testament Passages on Worship

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Note:Yesterday, we posted18 Old Testament Passages on Worship. 

Matthew 6:9-13:Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 03:55

18 Old Testament Passages on Worship

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1 Chronicles 16:34-36: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Cry out, “Saveus, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.” Praise be to the LORD, the God of...

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A Word from Bob: Today’s post continues something of a “mini-series” on biblical counseling. For the first post, visitBiblical Preaching and Biblical Counseling: What Makes Them Biblical? For the second post, visitMartin Luther, Pastoral Counseling, Sola Scriptura &...

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Today is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. With any historical event that distant in time, it’s easy to think of it as lacking relevance for us today.

Yet, Luther’s reformation ministry has had great impact on me. Martin Luther reformed my Christian life and my...

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Saturday, 28 October 2017 19:00

Martin Luther, Pastoral Counseling, and Mental Illness

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A Word from Bob:It is vital that we minister with love and wisdom in all situations related to mental illness and the church. For an expanded look at this issue, please download my free resourceMental Illness and the Church. This resource explores how God calls us to compassionate,...

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In Biblical Preaching and Biblical Counseling: What Makes Them Biblical?,I dialogue with my friend, David Murray. My focus in that post is on how biblical counselors use God’s Word to build the foundation for our counseling model—our biblical counseling worldview, our theology and...

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My friend, David Murray, wrote a piece for The Gospel Coalition in 2012 that was re-posted this past week:How Biblical Is Biblical Counseling?In it, David shares the following analogy about what makes “biblical preaching” “biblical.”

Take, for example,...

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Monday, 16 October 2017 00:01

95 Affirmations for Gospel-Centered Counseling

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Luther’s 95 Theses for Salvation and the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s 95 Affirmations for Sanctification 

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his now famous 95 Theses to the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. In doing so, Luther was launching...

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 01:45

Martin Luther: Reformer of Pastoral Counseling

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The Reformation and Your Church 

9Marksjust released the latest edition of their 9Marks Journal: The Reformation and Your Church. This edition includes 18 articles such as:

  • The Reformation and the Glory of God by John Piper
  • Is the Reformation Just a White Man’s Legacy: How the Reformation...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:21

220 Resources on Black Church History in America

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Do You Know the Heroes of Black Church History?

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Recently, I posted a blog on215 Resources for Community Ministry and Racial Reconciliation.

Today, I’m following up on that resource with 220 Resources on Black Church History in America.

As many of you know, I love church history. I’ve...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 02:36

14 Free Resources for Counseling Under the Cross

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Counseling Under the Cross Releases Today!

Today, September 11, 2017, is the official release date byNew Growth Pressof my latest book,Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life.image

Martin Luther not only reformed theology; his understanding of the gospel reformed...

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 22:17

95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note

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95 Theses, 95 Quotes

In 1519, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, imagelaunching the Protestant Reformation. For the 500th Anniversary of that world-changing event, I’ve collated 95 Martin Luther quotes from my new book:Counseling Under the Cross: How...

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