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, 22 April 2019 22:51

Book Review: Budgeting for a Healthy Church

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Dunlop, Jamie.Budgeting for a Healthy Church.Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. 169 pp.

Introduction

Finances are a barometer of one’s heart. This is why Jesus talked about them so much. Our wallet helps reveal what we worship. For Christians, the question is, “What does our use of money...

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Sunday, 21 April 2019 06:32

Humble Soil and the Implanted Word

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“Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word which is able to save your souls.” James 1:21

I have been studying through the book of James with my Bible Fellowship Group for a couple of months. My friend and I, who I co-teach with,...

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Mediocrity in Wisdom and Virtue Satirized

Eccles. 7:15–19

There have been various opinions on the advice of the wise man, “Be not righteous over much,” &c. Great numbers have produced it with a view to censure religious zeal, and in favour of a spirit of indifference. Others,...

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A dying plea from Horatius Bonar in 1889 was, “Please don’t write a biography of me.” He knew that people would be interested in his life but he always wanted to point men to Christ, not to Bonar. He died on July 31, 1889.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he studied at Edinburgh...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:10

Around the Horn (April 18)

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As Bruce Ashford notes in this short piece, there are numerous things that could be said about Christians and public life, but there is one that should definitely not be forgotten. This one extremely needed idea he highlights is...

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“What is the true meaning of those parts of the New Testament which declare the gospel to have a powerful operation in the souls of men, especially in believers? See Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 1:18, 24; 1 Thess. 2:13. And is the power of the gospel in any sense to be distinguished from the power and...

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 04:18

Around the Horn (April 11)

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There is a danger lurking in the pastoral position. It is the danger of applause and people pleasing to gain that applause. This article highlights the damage that this attitude causes to effective leadership and how to recognized and avoid it.

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 23:23

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Sowing to the Flesh

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Let us begin on the subject of sowing to the flesh, and observe the relation which the future punishment of the wicked will bear to it.

The fruit which arises from sowing to the flesh is termed “corruption.” It does not consist in the destruction of being, but of well-being; in the...

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 22:59

Around the Horn (April 4)

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As noted in this post, a drunk man often needs to lean on something for support. His inebriation means he cannot stand well on this own. Sadly, that is how preachers approach the Bible at times. Rather than letting the Bible speak, they lean on it for support of what they...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 02:21

Stop Chasing Your Dreams

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I love listening to my children tell me about their futures. They have all kinds of dreams about all kinds of things. They each know, for example, what they’re going to be when they grow up. Out of three sons, all three are going to play professional sports of one kind or another. Maybe I...

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Saturday, 30 March 2019 00:25

Folding Towels and the Providence of God

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I gave one of my daughters the task of folding towels today. It’s an easy task. It’s an almost daily task when you live in a home with 8 people. It’s a helpful task. You get the picture, lots of laundry and towels. But to her, the task of folding towels was unimportant. It was a...

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After what several able writers have produced of late years upon this practice, particularly the late Dr. Stennett on the Parable of the Sower, it might have been expected that this evil would at least have been considerably diminished. But the misfortune is, those who are most addicted to this way...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:28

Around the Horn (March 28)

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If pastors are to be theologians there are certain characteristics that they must embrace. John Calvin modeled a number of these characters, but perhaps the most important characteristic he modeled was work ethic.

3 Reasons to Preach from...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 23:15

Andrew Fuller Friday: Fuller to Deists

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It is hoped that nothing in the preceding pages can be fairly construed into a want of good-will towards any of you. If I know my heart, it is not you, but your mischievous principles, that are the objects of my dislike.

In the former part of this performance, I have endeavoured to prove that the...

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Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:56

Around the Horn (March 21)

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In this post, Sike Osinuga, writing for The Gospel Coalition Africa Edition, talks about the absurdity of following Christ at the exclusion of reading and knowing Scripture. Yet, she argues that is what many in Africa are doing. She likens it to playing soccer without...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 22:19

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Reading the Scriptures

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I do not wish the following remarks to supersede any other answer which may enter more fully into the subject. All I have to offer will be a few hints from my own experience.

In the first place, I have found it good to appoint set times for reading the Scriptures; and none have been so profitable as...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:39

Around the Horn (March 14)

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In this post, Old Testament professor, Randell McKinion discuses the importance of poetry for understanding the theology of the Old Testament. He makes the case that the authors of the Old Testament were, in some ways, singing the biblical truths to one...

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