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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Friday, 11 October 2019 00:21

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Pure and Undefiled Religion

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Let us consider, in the first place, the things wherein pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is said to consist. In visiting the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and in keeping ourselves unspotted from the world. Visiting the fatherless and the widows in their...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 00:17

Glorious Limitations and Sweet Surrender

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“I have surrendered to your design.” The words of a popular Christian song struck me as I was driving home from a long trip. I had heard this song many times, but for some reason this line caught my attention this day. 

It got me thinking. What is God’s design for me? And have...

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Monday, 07 October 2019 22:24

What Steals Your Joy in Marriage and Parenting?

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Marriage and parenting are not easy. They are beautiful gospel realities and blessings. And yet, they are both very hard. They will not always make us happy, but they should not steal our joy. Christian joy is not determined by circumstances. We can’t produce it inside ourselves on our own....

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Let us view the heavenly state under the ideas of a rest from labour and a reward for it. The term labour does not convey the idea of simple exercise; for we shall never cease from that, but rather increase it. The inhabitants of heaven are more active than ever they were upon earth. They are...

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 00:28

Around the Horn (October 3)

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In this 9Marks post, Matthew Martens notes, “Too many sermons focus on the biblical text, but fail to exposit the main point of the scriptural passage under consideration.  To be clear, this critique isn’t...

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 23:56

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Conforming to the Death of Christ

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Conformity to the Death of Christ

“Being made conformable unto his death.”—Phil. 3:10.

The death of Christ is a subject of so much importance in Christianity as to be essential to it. Without this, the sacrifices and prophecies of the Old Testament would be nearly void of meaning,...

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 02:27

Around the Horn (September 26)

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The Apostle Paul speaks quite a bit about the topic of work ethic. He warns the church at Thessalonica against idleness. Paul does so, according to David Mathis, because the sin of laziness can have deadly consequences.

Unforeseen Benefits of Expository...

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Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:35

Andrew Fuller Friday: On a Prayer for the Aged

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“Cast me not off in the time of old age, forsake me not when my strength faileth.”—Psal. 71:9.

This Psalm is supposed to have been written about the time of Absalom’s conspiracy. God had cast off his predecessor Saul,...

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Thursday, 19 September 2019 02:10

Around the Horn (September 19)

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Jason K. Allen notes, “Expository preaching is to rightly interpret and explain the text, in its context, and to bring the text to bear upon the lives of the congregants. This should be the preacher’s standard approach to the pulpit. Granted,...

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Friday, 13 September 2019 01:52

Andrew Fuller Friday: On God Working All Things for Good

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Godliness, we are told, has the promise of the life which now is, as well as of that which is to come. Does this mean that godly persons are distinguished by their wealth, by their prosperity, by their exemption from the common trials and afflictions of men? No: it rather means, that, though they...

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:41

Around the Horn (September 12)

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Honestly ask yourself, “If your church is perfect for you would anyone else be in it?” Often we confuse our preferences with matters of fidelity, which can cause us to miss the blessing of a community who is unlike us.

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I have sometimes wondered why it should be thought more criminal to disobey what God commands than to disbelieve what he declares. Certainly, if any master of a family came into his own house and told a plain tale from his own knowledge, and if any of the family were to affect to doubt it, he would...

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 00:17

Around the Horn (September 5)

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Flattery is unhealthy. That is the premise of Sean DeMars in this post. He even goes so far as to call it sin. So, where is the line between flattery and encouragement? DeMars works to helps us think through the issue.

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 22:33

Sticktoitiveness and the Christian Life

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At some point in my childhood, someone encouraged me to develop a character trait that I was apparently missing. I don’t remember the exact context for the advice or even who presented the case, but the word used has always stuck with me. What I sorely needed was something called...

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It is not meant, by these brief descriptions of the gospel, that there is no other truth necessary to be believed; but that the doctrine of the cross, properly embraced, includes all others, or draws after it the belief of them.

The import of this gospel is, that God is in the right, and we are in...

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Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:56

Around the Horn (August 29)

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In this post, Alex Kocman points out that in the modern day task of speaking the truth in love there is a path to walk where there are ditches on either side, on one side is the jerks for Jesus, on the other side are those who have confused gentleness with niceness....

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Had this question been addressed to the first genius upon earth, unacquainted with the gospel, it could not have been answered. Had it been put to all the great philosophers of antiquity one by one, and to all the learned doctors among the Jews, none of them could have resolved it to any good...

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:50

Around the Horn (August 22)

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If the scriptures are a web and pulling on one part will inevitablely lead to all the other parts, then it is inevitable that Old Testament texts fit into the salvation history, according to Matthew Emerson in this post. The...

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