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, 12 November 2018 11:35

400th Anniversary of the Canons of Dort

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Today marks the 400th Anniversary of the convening of the National Synod of Dordrecht, in 1618. This was in answer to the corruption of the Reformed churches by semi-Pelagianism, perpetuated by the followers of Jacob Arminius. The Arminians were historical Reformed Protestants, but they departed...

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Sunday, 04 November 2018 21:26

I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body

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“I believe in . . . the resurrection of the body . . . Countless churches, of various sects and denominations worldwide, recite these words every Sunday. Yet, not all confess the biblical and historical meaning of those words. In our context, the resurrection of the body is often either...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:12

Using and Approving Worship Not Instituted by God

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but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. —Matthew 18:6 How Tolerance Backfires What are we supposed to say to someone who is trying … Con...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 18:18

All Saints’ and All Souls’

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All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day Roman Catholic holy-days. Man made. Not instituted in Scripture. The theology behind these commemorations are the validity of the Church of Rome, the distinction between mortal and venial sin, the existence of Purgatory, the canon of saints of the...

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 23:27

An Appalling Reformation Anniversary

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Reformation Sunday, 2017 I hope you had a happy 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. I didn’t. Perhaps I have officially had it. I found myself angry. Legitimately angry. And I was questioning why I bother attending church, anymore. Because God commands it? Yes. Yet, their standing...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 17:57

13 Reformation Day Recommendations

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What should you read (and watch!) to get acquainted with Protestant Reformation, and to help you continue protesting after 500 years? Here are my recommendation 13 recommendations for remembering and celebrating the Protestant Reformation, this October 31. Resources marked with an “*”...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 15:58

A Brief Explication of the Lord’s Prayer

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Richard Baxter, A Christian Directory, Part 2. “Christian Economics”, ch. 23 The Practical Works of Richard Baxter, Volume 1, A Christian Directory pg. 485 (Soli Deo Gloria Publications, Second printing 2000 [lithographed from the 1846 edition])

Authors: Nate...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 14:15

Christian Creeds Reformed Confessions App

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Want instant access to: The Christian ecumenical creeds and the Reformed confessions? The most biblical and most precise Christian statements of faith ever produced? The greatest discipleship tools passed down through church history? There’s an app for that. “Christian Creeds &...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 12:37

What Changed My Mind about Worship Songs?

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Theology of Worship taught by J. Ligon Duncan III at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Thirty-six lectures, all video, for free. Watch it using the RTS App. This class was excellent. Ligon Duncan actually surprised me with his frankness about some worship issues. It was refreshing to hear...

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Monday, 02 April 2018 15:30

7 Tips for Singing in Church

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These are John Wesley’s instructions for congregational singing. They were included in the beginning of the Methodist hymnal in 1761. That’s the context for these rules. So when he refers to these tunes (rule #1), he’s referring to the collection of lyrics and tunes used by...

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Friday, 23 March 2018 17:51

Pointless Preachers

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Many sermons are deficient in point. They either have no valuable and practical truths of cardinal weight, or these are not made to stand out to the apprehension of the hearers. No decided impression can be expected from such addresses. No lodgment is made in the conscience of the people; they go...

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Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:18

Sentimental Preaching

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The mischievous error of addressing the taste and social sentiments, instead of the affections of conscience, is illustrated by the effects of the Romish worship. Its great purpose is to substitute the enthusiasm of the imagination for the culture of moral principles. It must be confessed that this...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 15:28

Westminster Standards Bibliography

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This is a list of resources on the Westminster Standards. It is what I studied to prepare for teaching the Westminster Standards. They are not necessarily in order of quality. Links are included so you can go directly to them. An asterisk (*) indicates a free resource. I have also...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 12:42

Best Reading Listening of 2017

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Books A Definitive Look at Oneness Theology: In the Light of Biblical Trinitarianism, (4th Edition — Revised, Updated, and Expanded) by Edward Dalcour This was a must read for us, considering the context we work in. Oneness Pentecostalism is everywhere, along with...

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 19:03

Evangelism: the Message

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Definition Evangelism is the human means by which God brings men out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God’s Son (Col. 1:13). People in sin are lovers of darkness, and dig deeper and deeper. How is he to be lifted up and translated into the light? It’s by evangelism....

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 19:04

The Content of Evangelism Discipleship

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Content: What is the content for disciple-making? What are we delivering, what are we sharing? This is a very basic question to ask. By basic, I don’t mean easy, necessarily. I mean logically basic, or foundational. You’ve got to have this question answered first. Before you begin...

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 10:55

Ordinary Disciple-Making

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The Command: Make Disciples If we are going to study evangelism and discipleship, then we need to be sure it’s actually an obligation. Why study it, if it’s not something required of us? Making disciples is in fact a command. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in...

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 13:27

Theology Drives Methodology

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  Theology —> Methodology Doctrine —> Practice (Bible) —> Method In contemporary evangelicalism, it is often asserted that methodology does not matter as long as the message does not change. In theological terms, it is thought that evangelistic methods fall in the...

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