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

Servants of Grace - Apologetic Report
Editor’s Note: This is the first post in a series on the atonement.During the first decade of the twenty-first century, a number of prominent leaders in the emerging church movement asserted that the doctrine of substitutionary atonement is tantamount to “cosmic child abuse.” At a...

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Most of us would never approach a strong man, with his wife at his side, and shout, “I like you, but I hate your bride!” Even if it’s true that his wife is not the most pleasant person, he’s going to defend her, and you are about to be in pain. For this reason, most of us...

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INTRODUCTION

Among English Baptists of the eighteenth-century, Anne Dutton was known as “the most theologically capable and influential Baptist woman of her day.”[1] Anne Dutton’s hymns, poems, letters, and writings have had a tremendous influence on Baptistic life in the...

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Over the course of the past century, Canada has seen the prohibition of alcohol and its repeal, the legalization of abortion, the legalization of euthanasia, and, in the summer of 2018, it will see the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Events like these spark new discussions of ethics...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 05:15

Weekly Roundup of Links 6/25/2018-6/30/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 6/25/2018-6/30/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. Reformed Theology: More than Five Points by Tim Challies https://www.challies.com/articles/reformed-theology/...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 01:35

Weekly Roundup 6/25/2018-6/30/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/25/2018-6/30/2018. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 6/25/2018

He Who Was Born of God by...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 00:55

Reading God’s Providence

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God’s providence is among the most mysterious and perplexing realities in the Universe. Ironically, many pass themselves off as being quite proficient in reading God’s works of providence in their lives and the lives of others. When something difficult, unexpected or surprising happens,...

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In the past five years as more and more books have come out on biblical counseling topics, I have consumed more and more on the subject of biblical counseling. The result of this reading has been my seeing a need for biblical counseling in the local church. My aim in this article is to encourage...

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If you have been in the church any length of time, you know how prone we are to hurt one another. We take sides against each other. We spread gossip. We envy and compare ourselves to one another. We harbor bitterness and fail to forgive each other. And in all of it, we forget our union in Christ.

Uni...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

5 Myths about Hospitality

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Myth #1: Only people with the “gift” of hospitality are expected to practice it.

Hospitality is not a gift unto itself, but a means through which other spiritual gifts are displayed: mercy, serving, giving and evangelizing. The dynamic teaching on hospitality found in the New Testament...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 02:45

Solitude in Prayer

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“AND AFTER HE HAD TAKEN LEAVE OF THEM, HE WENT UP ON THE MOUNTAIN TO PRAY” (MARK 6:46).

Jesus valued prayer over publicity. He recognized that time with God is necessary for time spent with others. Prayer powered the inner and outer life of our Lord Jesus. Paul admonishes the Church to...

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INTRODUCTION

The greatest need for the Church today is to have faithful men who will proclaim the whole counsel of God. Instead of feeding the sheep, preachers today have often sought instead to entertain people. This article aims to look at the life and preaching ministry of David Martyn...

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In a world where amazing athletes, marvelous musicians, and incredible intellects are daily displayed in national and international media, it is easy to begin thinking that the ordinary person has little or no mark to make in this world. After all, no matter how much teachers or talk show hosts...

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Monday, 25 June 2018 22:45

Avoid Idols

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1 John 5:20-21, “20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”

Today,...

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Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Humility and Church Planting

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During the past 16 years, I’ve been the pastor of (this) church. We’ve grown from 32 in attendance to over 5,000 members. Our budget has gone from $43,000 a year to $4.2 million….Will you let me help you lead your church to the next level?—brochure advertising a conference...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 23:55

He Who Was Born of God

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1 John 5:18-19, “18 We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. 19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.”

In all four...

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Saturday, 23 June 2018 01:30

Weekly Roundup of Links 6/18/2018-6/23/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 6/18/2018-6/23/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1.  A New Issue of Credo Magazine on Idolatry. https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/idolatry/
  2. The Courage to...

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Friday, 22 June 2018 02:25

Weekly Roundup 6/18/2018-6/23/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 6/18/2018-6/23/2018. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 6/18/2018

Nate Pickowicz–...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:10

Faithful Are the Wounds of a Friend

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What are the hallmarks of a good friendship? What characteristics do you look for in a friend?

Often, the entryway into friendship is two people sharing a common interest. We enjoy being around others who like the same things we like, whether it’s a hobby, similar vocation, or even discovering...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:05

Sin That Leads to Death

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1 John 5:16-17, “16 If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. 17 All wrongdoing is...

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Discerning God’s Will

For the believer wanting to know God’s will for her life, the first question to pose is not “What should I do?” but “Who should I be?”

Perhaps you’ve tried to use the Bible to answer the question “What should I do?” Facing a...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:31

Praying According to Scripture

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1 John 5:14-15, “14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”

In 1 John 5:14-15, the Apostle...

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2 Big Barriers to Christian Hospitality from Crossway on Vimeo.

Getting Real about Our Sin

The two big foundational barriers to practicing hospitality are secret sin patterns and selfishness. Too often, Christians are not honest with one another about where we hurt, how we struggle, and what we need....

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:45

Assurance and Eternal Life

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1 John 5:13, “13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.”

The Early Church Fathers help Christians today to know about the Post-Apostolic Age of the Church. These men of the Early Church tell several...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 23:52

Whoever Has the Son Has Life

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1 John 5:11-12, “11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

From even the most basic reading of the Gospels, it’s clear that Jesus...

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