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, 14 October 2019 22:24

Clement Read Vaughan – a Faithful Friend Featured

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Oct 15, 2019
Today, Clement Read Vaughan (1827-1911) is remembered only occasionally for his comparison of faith to a bridge – an illustration used by many pastors. Not much is known about his life – mostly what Thomas Cary...

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 00:05

The Prototypical Man Featured

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Oct 3, 2019
Humans have been fascinated by themselves since the earliest times in the history of our race. From the crude stick figures painted on the walls of caves in prehistoric times through to the sophisticated image of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man ,...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 02:30

Sanctification: A Perilous Journey for Roman Catholics Featured

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Oct 2, 2019
Sanctification for the Roman Catholic is more danger than joy. You can kill off Christ’s holiness in you, a danger vastly exceeding the hardships of cross-bearing. This danger means hell remains a possibility for the...

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Sep 30, 2019
There are several places in the writing of the Apostle Paul where he warns that “the unrighteous shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.” He goes on to furnish examples that, though not...

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Monday, 23 September 2019 02:29

All Things for Good Podcast Featured

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Sep 23, 2019
James and Jonathan remove the dust from the cover of a classic book that’s played a big role in their lives. All Things for Good , formerly known as A Divine Cordial by Thomas Watson was originally published in 1663, and it reads as a...

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 23:40

Created in Christ for good Works Featured

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Sep 19, 2019
Too often the idea of ‘good works’ has been the Cinderella of Reformed discussion. Wanting (quite rightly) to distance ourselves from any kind of meritorious implications attached to them (which lies at the heart of the Roman...

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 01:38

Samuel McPheeters and His Commitment to Neutrality Featured

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Sep 17, 2019
It was 1862, two days after Christmas. The American Civil War was still raging, when Samuel Brown McPheeters, Presbyterian pastor of the largest church in St. Louis, Missouri, met with President Lincoln to present his plea.

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Sep 12, 2019
Pastors, elders, and godly parents rightly take interest in the education and nurture of their children, and as a result action-minded Christians start schools. Christian schools represent a...

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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 22:22

Little Greek Gems: To Bind or Beg? Featured

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Sep 5, 2019
He surely saw him from the boat. The Lord watched the erratic and unstable demoniac who was as unruly as the storm he had recently silenced. The man’s appearance alone made him an imposing figure against the otherwise peaceful...

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Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:19

The One Book: The Pilgrim's Progress Featured

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Aug 24, 2019
I was once asked what I considered the best theology text. I took a breath and as I did the person reiterated, “ The best.” Their emphasis on the definite article reminded me that they wanted one and only one. It brought me...

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Aug 19, 2019
What is discernment? Is it knowing who to unfollow and who to mute? What books not to read? What foods and medicines will make you sick? If this is the case, then I just need to make the right choices...

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Aug 14, 2019
If you could recommend just one book, in addition to the Bible, for believers to read, what would it be? It’s a hard question to answer when you love to read and there are so many great...

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:31

Johannes Bogerman and His Powdering Speech Featured

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Aug 13, 2019
“ Dimittimini exiteI ” (“You are dismissed, get out!”) With these imperious words, Johannes Bogerman (1576-1637), president of the Synod of Dordt, expressed what many of the delegates were had been painfully...

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Thursday, 08 August 2019 03:09

The God of Creation Featured

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Aug 8, 2019
Our featured resource this month is The God of Creation – Truth and Gospel in Genesis 1 by Richard Phillips. We've discounted the price, so get your copy at Reformed Resources today!

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Sunday, 28 July 2019 23:47

Pastoral Visitation Podcast Featured

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Jul 29, 2019
Chad Vegas, founding pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Bakersfield, CA, visits with Jonathan and James to talk about his journey from pragmatism to conviction. Chad gives us his background, and tells us who the Lord has used to change his...

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 22:49

Lead us not into Temptation

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Jul 4, 2019
It is all too easy to be so focused on the individual components of the Lord’s Prayer – the ‘petitions’ of which it is comprised – that we lose sight of its overall topography, or landscape. Even though the details...

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Friday, 21 June 2019 23:42

Argument from Culture

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There is an argument, not exactly new, that has been making its way through the church today. The argument from culture , let’s call it the argumentam ad culturam , is an attempt to undermine the legitimacy and primacy of Scripture for Christian...

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Monday, 17 June 2019 03:30

How Then Shall We Feel? Podcast

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Jun 17, 2019
In the house today is Dr. Keith Plummer. He’s a professor of a variety of topics related to pastoral ministry, apologetics, and spiritual formation at Cairn University. The topic of our conversation is the place that feelings or...

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May 28, 2019
I find that the greatest danger facing the church today is Christ-less Christianity. I realize that this expression will raise your eyebrows and well it should for what is Christianity if not Christ? But if I leave it...

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 01:33

‘All Unprepared to meet Him’

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May 16, 2019
The day of Christ’s return will be the day he will ‘judge the living and the dead’. Christians have confessed this in the words of the Apostles’ Creed for centuries; but, as so often is the case, we can...

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Monday, 13 May 2019 01:21

Seven Letters Seven Dangers: Fear of Man

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May 13, 2019
Soft idols speak to soft fears. Today fear of man is less about avoiding physical injury – being invaded – and more about avoiding social illegitimacy – being mocked. The soft gods offer a soft security: “We...

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Friday, 10 May 2019 00:08

Seven Letters Seven Dangers: Pride

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May 10, 2019
In our day, sinful pride shows itself in many ways, often subtle. As an example, recently on my mind, some churches think more of themselves than they should because their numbers have swelled. Emboldened by their numerical growth, they...

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May 7, 2019
Little known today, Pierre du Moulin was one of the main protagonists of the French Reformation and one of the main defenders of the gospel against semi-Pelagian reinterpretations. He was born in 1568 in the...

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May 4, 2019
What season did we recently enter? Spring. What comes next? Summer. Then what? Fall. Then what? Winter. And then? Spring. And so on until Christ’s Second Coming. The year’s...

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Wednesday, 01 May 2019 20:50

Into the Abyss

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May 2, 2019
Like nearly all the Christian Festivals (however many or few our particular churches may celebrate) the events marked by Easter can easily loom large on our horizons momentarily, only to be forgotten until the following year. If we allow ourselves to lapse into...

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