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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Thursday, 14 September 2017 22:45

Andrew Fuller Friday: Vindictive Justice (Part 4)

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“A capacity to resent an injury is not always considered as a blemish, even in a private character; if it be governed by justice, and aimed at the correction of evil, it is generally allowed to be commendable. We do not esteem the favour of a man, if we consider him as incapable, on all...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:09

Book Review: The Money Challenge

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Rainer, Art.The Money Challenge: 30 Days of Discovering God’s Design for You and Your Money, Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2017. 148 pp.

INTRODUCTION

I enjoy numbers, math, and finances. Math is the language that attempts to numerically quantify the realities of the LORD’s created...

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 23:41

Around the Horn (September 14)

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Entitlement Will Rob You of Rest – Chelsea Patterson Sobolik

Entitlement is an often unnamed sin in our churches. So what is it? How do we fight it? Chelsea Patterson Sobolik writes a helpful post on how we can recognize and fight entitlement in our hearts.

Mothering in a World of...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:50

Suggested Steps for Going from Text to Sermon

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PREPARATORY WORK (Done prior to the period when you will be preaching the sermon)

  • What is the main point of the book and/or the larger section?
  • What time is it in redemptive history?
  • What questions arise at first glance through repeated readings of the book or section (another supplemental possibility...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 23:56

Trick Question: Is America Houston or Charlottesville?

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In the wake of the tragic events of Charlottesville and the devastation of hurricane Harvey in Houston, there have been a number of social media posts and commentaries that contrast the two events. Comments typically fall along the lines of “America is Houston, not Charlottesville.” The...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 22:45

Andrew Fuller Friday: Vindictive Justice (Part 3)

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“But the idea on which our opponents love principally to dwell is that of a father. Hence the charge that we ” represent God in such a light that no earthly parent could imitate him, without sustaining a character shocking to mankind.” This objection comes with an ill grace from...

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 23:28

Around the Horn (September 7)

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Why I Signed the Nashville Statement – Rosaria Butterfield

There have been many criticisms leveled against signers of the recently released Nashville Statement. Rosaria Butterfield writes winsomely and powerfully on why she signed the Nashville Statement.

America’s Epidemic: How Opioid...

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Below are excerpts from a sermon preached by Charles Haddon Spurgeon about how Christ is the glory of his people. As is often the case, Spurgeon throws in comments about the implications for preaching. I have modernized some of the spelling and added the headings but the rest is excerpted from...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 22:31

Andrew Fuller Friday: Vindictive Justice (Part 2)

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“As to the nature and fitness of things, we cannot draw any conclusion thence against the loveliness of vindictive justice, as a Divine attribute, unless the thing itself can be proved to be unlovely. But this is contrary to the common sense and practice of mankind.

There is no nation or...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:43

Around the Horn (August 31)

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CBMW Releases Coalition Statement on Biblical Sexuality

The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) announced August 29th the release of The Nashville Statement, an evangelical coalition statement on biblical sexuality. See who the signers are and some comments on why they believe this...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 01:59

The Rest Of Titus and Why It Matters For Women

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In the heart of his letter to Titus, Paul dedicates three verses to Christian women:

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands andchildren, to be...

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 22:45

Andrew Fuller Friday: Vindictive Justice (Part 1)

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“It is further objected that, according to the Calvinistic system, God is a vindictive being, and that, as such, we cannot love him. It is said that we “represent God in such a light that no earthly parent could imitate him, without sustaining a character shocking to mankind.”...

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:30

Around the Horn (August 24)

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On technology and preaching – Mike Pohlman

What is preaching? If the answer is what Mike Pohlman says it is, there are big ramifications for how churches should think about using technology during worship services.

Race, the Gospel, and the Moment – Tim Keller

The events of Charlottesville...

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 02:05

Recovering the Evangelical Pulpit: Hearing Christ

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I have the privilege to teach preaching on the seminary level and often lecture on preaching to a variety of pastors at conferences.One of the things I’ve noticed is, that no matter how high a view of biblical authority that a group has, often they become uncomfortable when I sayin faithful...

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Sunday, 20 August 2017 22:42

The Solar Eclipse – C.H. Spurgeon

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The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, No. 183

Isaiah 50:3. “I clothe the heavens with blackness”

If there be sermons in stones, there must be a great sermon in the sun; and if there be books in the running brooks, no doubt there is many a huge volume to be found in a sun suffering eclipse....

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 22:45

Andrew Fuller Friday: Defending the Doctrine of Atonement

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“The doctrine of atonement, as held by the Calvinists, is often represented by Dr. Priestley as detracting from the goodness of God, and as inconsistent with his natural placability. He seems always to consider this doctrine as originating in the want of love, or, at least, of a sufficient...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:36

Declaring War Against Dinner Table Racism

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Like many, I was horrified over the weekend as I watched media images from Charlottesville, Virginia scroll across my social media timelines. The scene brought to the present so many aspects of a shameful past: Confederate flags waving, hooded men hiding, young white men spewing hatred, cowardly...

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