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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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 12:53

Around the Horn (October 18)

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According to Nancy Guthrie, often the way we disciple others in the Scriptures is disjoined and lacking the Christological unifying principle. She makes the case that discipleship that teaches Christ from Genesis to Revelation helps us avoid dangers and creates more...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:46

Legalism Does Not Work

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Legalism does not work, never has, and never will. Legalism is the pursuit of good works, obedience to God’s law and the ethical commands of the Bible (and beyond), abstracted from faith in Christ, in order to be acceptable before God. The legalist approaches the Bible as a law-centered...

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 21:31

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Ministerial Character

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Spiritual light and holy love are necessary in your whole demeanour through life. May you, my brother, shine in holy wisdom, and burn with ardent love. You will need them, wherever you go—in whatever you engage—that you may walk as one of the children of light.

Allow me to point out a...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 23:40

Around the Horn (October 11)

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In this article, John Piper discusses the idea that there is a Christian duty and biblical basis for using one’s imagination. In fact, in using our imagination, he argues that we are using our minds in the most...

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Satan does not mind expository preaching as long as it misses the main point of God’s word; in fact, Satan himself engages in a form of expository preaching and encourages that form of biblical exposition to be practiced as a means of his deception. Russell Moore writes,

Throughout the Old...

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“Feed my sheep.”—John 21:16.

The conversation which passed between our Lord and Peter, of which the text forms a part, was designed to administer reproof, and to communicate forgiveness. The cutting question was calculated to wound him to the quick; the kind direction amounted to a...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 23:53

Around the Horn (October 4)

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Good relationships take time, not months, years. The same is true for church members. Yet, there is a pattern in many churches where just as relationships should be deepening transitions are happening. Too often, when relationships in the church...

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Were it not for the hope of being instrumental in saving some from the error of their way, and of inducing others to a greater degree of watchfulness, I should not have written the preceding pages. It can afford no satisfaction to expose the evil conduct of a fellow sinner, or to trace its...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:41

Around the Horn (September 27)

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In a time when churches are losing their voices of influence cities and municipalities are taking the opportunity to enact or interpret laws that discriminate against churches. In many cases, it may seem...

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It is a general truth, manifestly taught in the Scriptures, that spiritual pride is fed by false religion. All the false teachers of whom they give us an account were distinguished by this spirit. “They loved to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 23:50

Around the Horn (September 20)

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The preaching of the word of God is a key way that God has ordained to shape men and women into the image of his Son. Hence, preaching is much more than a lecture or talk. It is spiritual war. As Paul Tripp points out in this post, discipleship is not easy for that very...

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If the doctrine of election be viewed in those connexions in which it stands in the Scriptures, it will be of great importance in the Christian life. The whole difference between the saved and the lost being ascribed to sovereign grace, the pride of man is abased: the believer is taught to feel and...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 01:12

Around the Horn (September 13)

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In the modern world there are tools all around that will help us in sermon preparation. Therefore, there are no excuses for bad sermons. However, relying too heavily on those tools is a mistake, says Tim Challies. Preachers must be sure that they learn...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 23:23

Womanhood Revisited—A “New Woman Within”

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Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very...

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Christian Churches Fellow Helpers with their Pastors to the Truth

“We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth.”—3 John 8.

The ordination of elders over the churches was a practice among the primitive Christians, Acts 14:23. And I hope it will...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:34

Around the Horn (September 6)

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In this podcast (and accompanying transcript), Burk Parsons makes a clear argument that by preaching the pastor is serving his congregation, which means it is vital to understand preaching aright. When preaching is rightly viewed and practiced it is...

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[Addressed to all who love and long for the coming of Christ’s blessed kingdom, and whose hearts may be inclined to unite in seeking its welfare.]

Consider Christ’s readiness to hear and answer prayer, especially on these subjects. We are greatly mistaken if we imagine our Lord Jesus...

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