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

Prince on Preaching - Apologetic Report

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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The first part of this essay appeared on last week’s Andrew Fuller Friday.

Reader! “Can thine heart endure, and thine hands be strong, in the day that he shall deal with thee?” Think of the “wrath to come.” If it were founded in caprice or injustice, supported by...

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Thursday, 15 August 2019 05:14

Around the Horn (August 15)

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In this post, Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, describes his journey into understanding the importance of expository preaching.

How do you go about proclamation that John Flavel described as hissing hot?...

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The Great Question Answered

“And he brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”—Acts 16:30, 31.

Part the First

That great numbers of people, even in this christianized country, are ignorant of...

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Wednesday, 07 August 2019 12:10

Around the Horn (August 8)

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In this post, John Piper challenges preachers to proclaim in such a way as to never nullify the cross. According to Piper no matter your preaching style, there is always a danger to left high yourself rather than the cross.

The Bible...

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The Manner in which Divine Truth is Communicated in the Holy Scriptures

It is a fact which must have struck every attentive reader, that God has not communicated his mind to us by giving us a set of principles, arranged in the form of a scheme; or that we have no such creed as formally includes all...

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Thursday, 01 August 2019 01:08

Around the Horn (August 1)

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In baseball, the middle reliever my not be the most recognized of players, but that does not mean middle relievers are not vital to the game. They play an important role often. In this post, we see how, in a sense, we are all middle relievers in the mission of...

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Sunday, 28 July 2019 09:53

The Gospel Errand of Well-Done VBS Decorations

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$4,000 in material costs, 1500+ man-hours of labor, and 6 weeks of construction duration. These are the typical resources we pour in to Vacation Bible School (VBS) decorations each year at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church. For our 2019 VBS, which we’ve themed Camp Wild Adventure, these resources...

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Thursday, 25 July 2019 12:34

Andrew Fuller Friday: On the New Heaven and New Earth

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The New Heaven and the New Earth, with the NewJerusalemm

Rev. 21; 22:1–5

Chap. 21. We have seen, in the foregoing chapter, the end of the world and the last judgment, even that fearful issue of things described by the apostle Peter: “The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night,...

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Thursday, 25 July 2019 03:24

Around the Horn (July 25)

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Theological debate can be necessary at times, though it is necessary, it does not have to be nasty. In this post, we see wisdom for engaging in theological polemics graciously.

Puritan preaching had a singular aim....

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 11:39

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Understanding Baptism

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The religion of Jesus consists partly of truths to be believed, and partly of precepts to be obeyed; and the ordinance of baptism furnishes motives for a faithful adherence to both.

We have been baptized “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;” and have thus...

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 05:07

Around the Horn (July 18)

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According to this post, there are two dangers in preaching the Old Testament in light of Jesus. The first is to force Jesus into every passage, and the second is to not connect Old Testament passages to Jesus at all. The author argues of a more...

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Cristie Cerniglia is the type of church member I wish every pastor could shepherd. Teachable, hungry for the Word, but always active in creative ways of living out the truth in her home and community. Fun, but serious about her walk with Christ. I saw some excellent post-wedding reflections she put...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 22:50

Andrew Fuller Friday: On the Being of God

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In the early ages of the world there appears to have been a much stronger persuasion of Divine interposition in human affairs than generally prevails in our times. Even heathens, whose gods were vanity, put their trust in them. In all their wars, they not only took counsel with their wise men, but...

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 23:13

Around the Horn (July 11)

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In this podcast, respected author, theologian, and preacher, Tom Schreiner talks with Hershael York, Dean of the School of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, about preaching and writing ministry.

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Monday, 08 July 2019 01:09

Where We Find Significance

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It was the first time I ever saw a man wearing a skirt. At least, I thought it was a skirt. Come to find out, it was actually a red plaid kilt, the kind worn by men in Scotland. The man’s name was Rowdy Roddy Piper, the professional wrestler. Being that he was actually from Canada, someone...

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I. Inquire into the duty of religious people towards their country.

Though, as Christians, we are not of the world, and ought not to be conformed to it; yet, being in it, we are under various obligations to those about us. As husbands, wives, parents, children, masters, servants, &c., we cannot...

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 00:05

Around the Horn (July 4)

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What made the Puritan ministers’ preaching so effective and timeless? Was there some key ingredient to their preaching? This post shares some board categories that highlight the nature of Puritan preaching.

Overall, studying theology is...

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