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

RPM Ministries - Apologetic Report

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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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I’ve been doing some research forFaith Bible SeminaryandFaith Churchin Lafayette, IN. They are skilled in community-based ministry. And, as all Christians should be, they are passionate about racial reconciliation.

They also believe in best practice research—learning from others because...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 21:07

Martin Luther Reforms Our Lives and Ministries, Part 2

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Author Interview Q&A with Dr. Bob Kellemen on Counseling Under the Cross

A Word from Bob:On September 11, 2017, New Growth Press (NGP) releases my newest book, Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life. imageYou can download free resourcesand pre-order a copy...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 22:46

Martin Luther Reforms Our Lives and Ministries

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Author Interview Q&A with Dr. Bob Kellemen on Counseling Under the Cross

A Word from Bob:On September 11, 2017, New Growth Press (NGP) releases my newest imagebook, Counseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life. You can download free resourcesand pre-order a copy...

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 23:41

20 Martin Luther Quotes on Salvation by Faith Alone

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95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note, Part 6

A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 6 of a six-part blog series on 95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note.

For Part 1, visit:15 Martin Luther Quotes on the Sufficiency of Scripture.

For Part 2, visit:15 Martin Luther Quotes on Comforting the Suffering.

For Part...

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Friday, 28 July 2017 00:27

15 Martin Luther Quotes on Growing in Grace

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image95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note, Part 5 

A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 5 of a multi-part blog series on 95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note.

For Part 1, visit:15 Martin Luther Quotes on the Sufficiency of Scripture.

For Part 2, visit:15 Martin Luther Quotes on Comforting the Suffering.

For...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 00:45

Counseling Under the Cross

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Martin Luther not only reformed theology; his understanding of the gospel revolutionized soul care. Through lively vignettes, real-life stories, and direct quotes from Luther, Counseling Under the Cross will equip you to apply the gospel to yourself and others—finding hope and help...

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95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note, Part 4 

A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 4 of a multi-part blog series on 95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note.

For Part 1, visit:15 Martin Luther Quotes on the Sufficiency of Scripture.

For Part 2, visit:15 Martin Luther Quotes on Comforting the Suffering.

For...

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95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note, Part 3 

A Word from Bob:You’re reading Part 3 of a multi-part blog series on 95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note. For Part 1, visit:15 Martin Luther Quotes on the Sufficiency of Scripture. For Part 2, visit:15 Martin Luther Quotes on Comforting the Suffering.

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Friday, 16 June 2017 03:15

15 Martin Luther Quotes on Comforting the Suffering

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95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note, Part 2 

A Word from Bob: You’re reading Part 2 of a multi-part blog series on 95 Martin Luther Quotes of Note. For Part 1, visit:15 Martin Luther Quotes on the Sufficiency of Scripture. 

Martin Luther is famous for his Ninety-Five Theses which launched...

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Luther and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Martin Luther is famous for his Ninety-Five Thesis which launched the Reformation. So, I thought I would collate my favorite 95 Martin Luther quotes from my upcoming book: imageCounseling Under the Cross: How Martin Luther Applied the Gospel to Daily Life (releasing...

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A Guest Post by Eliz Huie

A Note from Bob:You’re reading a guest post byEliza Huie. Learn more about Eliza by reading her bio at the end of this post. And read his post to learn more about 2 Words to Help Foster Needed Conversations with Teens. Today’s post is derived in part from...

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