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

The quote below is a consistent theme in the Andrew Fuller corpus. Ministry can become hollow and empty. We can speak of the power of the Gospel and not be trusting in the Gospel ourselves. Below Fuller gives this warning to the churches in his Baptist association. We would do well to heed his...

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:44

Around the Horn (January 18)

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“Whatever Your Life’s Work is, Do it Well.” Martin Luther King Jr. on Work

In a speech in 1957 in Montgomery, AL, Martin Luther King Jr. reflects on the success of the bus boycott that took place. He challenged his hearers to use their new freedom to work with excellence in...

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From: [John Bunyan, Israel’s Hope Encouraged (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software) 1:578.]

1. Faith comes by hearing (Rom 10:17), hope by experience (Rom 5:3, 4).

2. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God, hope by the credit that faith hath given to it (Rom 4:18).

3. Faith believeth the...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 22:03

Andrew Fuller on the True Blessing in the Beatitudes

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Our Saviour begins his sermon by declaring who are blessed; and, considering him the future judge of the world, an extrodinary importance attaches to his decisions. It is observable, in general, that the characteristics that he pronounces blessed are not those accounted so by the world: on the...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:27

Crying on A Different Tune: Psalm 77 of Asaph

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to brood on sorrow is to be broken and disheartened, while to see God is to sing on the darkest day. Once we come to know that our years are of His right hand, there is light everywhere.” (Campbell Morgan)

The past few months have been painfully and emotionally draining...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:16

Around the Horn (January 11)

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This article recounts how Jim Elliot and four other missionaries gave up what they could not keep in order to gain what they could not lose. Sixty years ago these missionaries gave their lives taking...

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I was preparing to ring in the New Year  yesterday by reading a little bit of Martin Luther and I came across a sermon titled, “The Gospel on New Year’s Day, Luke 2:21.” When I began reading it I was a bit startled that Luther’s text for the day was the circumcision of...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 21:35

Andrew Fuller Friday: The Changes of Time

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Below is a sermon Andrew Fuller preached to mark a New Year. I have only added the headings and updated the spelling of a few words.

David E. Prince

“The acts of David, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, with all his reign and his might, and the times that...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 23:54

Around the Horn (December 28)

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How Charlie Brown Saved My Ministry (Twice) – Russell Moore

The Charlie Brown Christmas special is a staple in our house during the Christmas season. If you love a Charlie Brown Christmas then you won’t want to miss this from Dr. Russell Moore as he shares how this old Christmas cartoon...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 23:35

10 Favorite Christian Books I Read in 2017

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Here’s a list of my 10 favorite Christian books I read in 2017. By best, I do not mean I agree with everything in the books. Rather, I mean, I found the books thought provoking and helpful in stimulating my own thinking. Not all of the books were published in 2017 (also, 2008, 2009, and 2011)...

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“Candour, as it relates to the treatment of an adversary, is that temper of mind which will induce us to treat him openly, fairly, and ingenuously; granting him every thing that can be granted consistently with truth, and entertaining the most favourable opinion of his character and conduct...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 03:49

Around the Horn (December 14)

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Black Harry, One of the Greatest Preachers Ever Forgotten -Courtlandt Perkins 

Courtlandt Perkins has a really interesting post about the greatest preacher you’ve never heard of. Black Harry was the first African-American preacher to gain national prominence. Don’t miss this one!

What...

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Monday, 11 December 2017 21:40

Christmas Humility: You are Not the Light

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“He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.” John 1:8

One danger of all who engage in Christian ministry, the most important mission in the world, is to think too highly of ourselves. It is a short fall from making much of Jesus to attempting to use Jesus to...

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 23:47

Is Football Too Violent for Christians?

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Tony Reinke asks this question in response to a particularly brutal NFL game that occurred last week between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals. After hearing several sports writers and commentators talk about the brutality of that Monday night game, Tony was left asking a serious...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 21:45

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Esteem Due Men

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“Benevolence is a very distinct thing from complacency or esteem. These are founded on an approbation of character; the other is not. I am bound by the law of love to bear good-will to men, as creatures of God, and as fellow creatures, so as, by every means in my power, to promote their...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 03:58

Around the Horn (December 7)

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What Expository Preaching Is Not – H.B. Charles

What is expository preaching? Often times, it’s helpful to define something by talking about what it is not. H.B. Charles wrote a great post on what expository preaching is not by shooting down 15 myths about expository preaching.

He, She,...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:49

Andrew Fuller Friday: Defining Benevolence

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“A great deal of what is called candour and benevolence among Socinians is nothing else but indifference to all religious principle. “If we could be so happy,” says Dr. Priestley, “as to believe that there are no errors but what men may be so circumstanced as to be...

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 21:32

Around the Horn (November 30)

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Don’t Put Your Seniors Out to Pasture – Jared Wilson

In our day, there is beginning to be a push for a more multicultural church. This is welcomed and needed. But Jared Wilson wants us to also remain a multigenerational church. This helpful post shows why our elders are so needed.

Come to...

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 23:14

The Accuser or the Advocate? Our Daily Battle

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Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44) and the enemy of Christian freedom.The devil is pre-eminently the tempter and the accuser; his name “Satan” means “accuser.” He is called the “accuser of our brothers” (Rev. 12:10) and stands ready to whisper venomous...

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 03:07

Around the Horn (November 23)

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3 reminders about politics in a disheartening age – Erik Stanley

It would be easy to look at our political landscape, become disgusted by it and distance ourselves completely from it. But Erik Stanley gives us three reason why we should not disengage, even as we grow increasingly...

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