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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Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

A Plea for Pastors to Put Away Porn

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It’s Sunday morning, 9:15. You’re sitting in your study with the door closed. Your sermon is done, and the notes are spread in front of you on your desk. Normally you would be excited to step into the pulpit and proclaim the word of God – but not this Sunday because last night you...

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Saturday, 20 October 2018 02:00

Weekly Roundup of Links 10/15/2018-10/20/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/15/2018-10/20/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. The State of Theology https://thestateoftheology.com/

Our writing team writes all over the internet for a...

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Saturday, 20 October 2018 02:00

Weekly Roundup 10/15/2018-10/20/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 10/15/2018-10/20/2018. 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 10/15/2018

All That’s Good by...

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Friday, 19 October 2018 01:45

Four Traps to Avoid When You Suffer

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4 Traps to Avoid When You Suffer from Crossway on Vimeo.

The 2 Kinds of Doubt

As I thought about my own experience, I wanted to organize my thoughts and experience for others in these two categories of traps that every sufferer faces and the comfort that is offered to every sufferer in the gospel.

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Friday, 19 October 2018 01:42

Regular Pastors Have Regular Devotions

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If you’ve been around church for any length of time, you’ve probably been encouraged to practice “spiritual disciplines.” Pastors want their people to read the Bible, and pastors want their people to pray. The disciplines of Bible reading and prayer are often termed...

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Friday, 19 October 2018 01:30

Remember the Word

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2 Peter 3:1-2, “This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,”

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:13

Envy Forgets Eternity

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When Pain Is Inescapable

It’s hard for us. Suffering is so real, so physical, so emotional, and so life-dominating that it’s hard to think of anything but the present moment of pain. Pain in your body can be heart- and life-dominating. It greets you in the morning, it nags you throughout...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:10

Entangled Again

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2 Peter 2:20-22, “20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would have been better for...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:05

White Picket Fences by Amy Julia Becker

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In White Picket Fences, Amy Julia Becker comes to terms with a lifetime’s worth of privilege. She looks back on her life with newfound ambivalence about the subtle advantages of her childhood. For example, her family employed a nanny, a gardener, and a cleaning person, all three of whom were...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:35

Unaware of Our Slavery

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If you were a slave, don’t you think you would know it?

In 2 Peter 2:18-19, Peter tells us that false teachers “are slaves of corruption” even though they claim to know the way to freedom. They are enticing people to sin by “speaking loud boasts of folly” about their...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:30

Lloyd-Jones on the Mystery of the Trinity

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One of the most difficult Christian teachings is the doctrine of the Trinity. For some, its difficulty gives them a reason to abandon studying it altogether. While it’s true, the Trinity is mysterious, and certainly, above our finite ability to completely understand, God has revealed himself...

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I enjoy children’s books. I did so long before I had children of my own. Some of my favorite literature is written for children. Writing children’s books is hard work  that takes a sharp mind, deep understanding of your subject, and clear, simple communication to write a book...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:05

Living Water that Satisfies in the Word of God

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Restless and bored at my Grandma’s house, I picked up a magazine and began flipping through pages. I found weight loss tips and decorating ideas for the upcoming season, ads for cosmetics and inspirational stories about reunited families. There was nothing unusual or unexpected, until I set...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 23:55

Sports and the Christian Family

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When my wife and I found out she was pregnant with our oldest son, we quickly realized there were a lot of parenting issues that we spent little to no time discussing beforehand like discipline, education, bedtime routines, etc. The countdown to the due date ends up being filled with conversations...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 23:45

Pastor: Are You a Ceo or a Christian Shepherd?

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This morning I picked up the Wall Street Journal and read about new leadership at the General Electric Company. G.E. has apparently fallen on difficult times recently (as of this writing in October 2018). A new chief executive officer has been chosen. The standard of leadership success in that...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 00:16

Gain from Wrongdoing

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2 Peter 2:15-16, “15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 00:10

All That’s Good by Hannah Anderson

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In her latest book All That’s Good, Hannah Anderson stirs our appetite for goodness. There is a satisfying simplicity to her thesis that we ought to train ourselves in discernment by taking up Paul’s charge to the Philippians and seeking out “whatever is true, whatever is...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Scott Redd discuss the importance of the Christian’s identity in Christ, what it means to truly delight in the Lord and His Word, along with his book, The Wholeness Imperative: How Christ Unifies our Desires, Identity and...

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Saturday, 13 October 2018 04:05

Weekly Roundup of Links 10/8/2018-10/12/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of links for 10/8/2018-10/124/2018 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Articles from Around the Internet:

  1. Should We Interpret the Bible Theologically? over at Credo Magazine. https://credomag.com/2018/10/should-we...

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Saturday, 13 October 2018 04:04

Weekly Roundup 10/8/2018-10/13/2018

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This is our weekly roundup of posts for 10/8/2018-10/13/2018. 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 10/8/2018

Four Truths to Hold on to...

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 23:45

Full of Adultery

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2 Peter 2:14, “14 They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!”

In yesterday’s article, I ended by explaining that the false teachers described in Peter’s second epistle did not...

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Helpful but Hopeless

In times of tragedy and suffering, well-meaning pastors and friends frequently offer a religious word that momentarily appears helpful but proves hopeless in the end. As sufferers wrestle with how a loving, good God could allow such painful, wicked things to occur in our lives,...

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We know we need to pray. We also know the Scripture commands us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). After all, the forces of evil will do everything in their power to stop God’s people  from praying. Even though, we know all that (or should know that),  yet we...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:50

Blots and Blemishes

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2 Peter 2:12-13, “12 But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, 13 suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it...

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Kim Riddlebarger talk about the life, ministry, and influence of B.B. Warfield on Reformed theology in his day and today, along with his book The Lion of Princeton: B.B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian (Lexham Press, 2016).

What...

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