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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Sunday, 20 August 2017 17:03

So Where’s the Science?

Written by

Thomas Overmiller

The current transgender phenomenon is real. Real people are facing real internal struggles. But this fact alone does not mean that popular conclusions about this phenomenon are equally true.

As I observe public discourse on this subject, I’m struck by the noticeable lack of...

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:03

Barkless Dogs

Written by

Phil Shuler

Frontline • January/February 2000

Editor’s note: This article, as you can see by the header above, was published some time ago. In light of the turmoil of today it seems timely. May God move us to revival in our churches!

Why is our society so morally and spiritually out of...

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 13:59

2017 NYC Regional Fellowship of the FBFI

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imageTuesday, September 12

Location:Grace Baptist Church 798 Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square, NY 11010

Hosted by: Heritage Baptist Church in NYC

Guest Speaker: Chaplain Joe Willis

We are thrilled to welcome Chaplain Joe Willis to New York City for the Regional Fellowship of the Foundations Baptist...

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Kristopher Schaal

I’d like to make a case for two distinct types of forgiveness.

When a person gets saved, God forgives all of his sinpast, present, and future. This is often referred to as “positional forgiveness.” Although some people may not like that term, I don’t...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:02

NYC Regional Fellowship of the FBFI–2017

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imageTuesday, September 12

Location:Grace Baptist Church 798 Hempstead Turnpike Franklin Square, NY 11010

Hosted by: Heritage Baptist Church in NYC

Guest Speaker: Chaplain Joe Willis

We are thrilled to welcome Chaplain Joe Willis to New York City for the Regional Fellowship of the Foundations Baptist...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:03

The Doctrine of Separation Part 2

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In The Doctrine of Separation Part 2, Dr. David Innes emphasizes the counterbalance to separation, Christian unity. Fundamentalists are known for separation, but separation must be held in tension with the biblical commands to love one another.

As he begins his message, Dr. Innes notes:

There are two...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 17:03

Killing Giants Sometimes

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Thomas Overmiller

Sometimes we draw the wrong lessons from Old Testament historical accounts, like David and Goliath for instance. Who hasn’t heard a sermon or a song about killing your giants? But is it really true that if you 1) obey your parents (1 Sam. 17:15), 2) see that there is a cause...

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Mark Gillmore

FrontLine• May/June 2008

Editor’s Note: Great Commission leadership is one of the core values of the FBFI. It is something that we must do, not just talk about doing. One of the ways in which the Great Commission is being accomplished effectively is through local church...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:03

Religion or Relationship? (Part 2)

Written by

George Stiekes

Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee (Jeremiah 31:3).

We all know that religion will never get anyone into heaven. If God chose not to act on our behalf, no one would get into heaven. He is the first and only...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 17:03

Making Excuses

Written by

Don Johnson

Lately, a fair number of folks in my circle of friends[1] are passing along an article at Christianity Today, “Why Christians Should Avoid Watching Rape Scenes.” The article takes as strong a stand as CT is ever wont to take, which is to say, they nuance their objections....

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 17:03

The Doctrine of Separation Part 1

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imageThis week we are again featuring Dr. David Innes, pastor of Hamilton Square Baptist Church in San Francisco.

In this message, “The Doctrine of Separation Part 1,” Dr. Innes surveys many separation passages in the New Testament. They are Eph. 5:7,11; Titus 1:13; 1 John 4:1-3; 2 John 7-11;...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 17:03

What Is the Point of Exercise?

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Wally Morris

It’s not a secret that obesity is a growing problem among Americans. I recently read that 69% of Americans are overweight. How ironic in a society that is fascinated by sports and fitness. Even small communities like the one I live in have a gym or YMCA.

I have been cycling since...

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 17:03

Religion or Relationship?

Written by

George Stiekes

I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.Job 42:5-6

Jerusalem was crowded with visitors at one of the annual pilgrim feasts. Jeremiah’s Temple Address focused on God’s chastening...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 17:03

Axioms of Fundamentalism

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imageIn this edition of FBFI Pulpit, we are featuring a message preached by David Innes in 2000, Axioms of Fundamentalism. Dr. Innes preached a series of messages that year called “What Is A Fundamentalist?” The questions is a perennial one. Some suggest it is impossible to answer. Those who...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 17:03

The Facts of Compassion

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Matt Recker

FrontLine •January/February 2006

While waiting for a subway train a man stood next to me looking truly grotesque. Huge tumor-like growths protruded from all over his face. Some of these swellings began on his cheek and hung down past his neck. I glanced at his hands and similar fat...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 17:03

Former Drinkers Reflect on Alcohol

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Don Johnson

I recently ran across this article: “20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

The author of the article is summarizing the things that people report after having given up on alcohol. The worldviews are, as far as I can see, those of unbelievers. I would...

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Sunday, 30 July 2017 17:03

Where Do You Place Your Trust?

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Ken Endean

FrontLine •November/December 2006

Not in Arrogant Posturing

Frank Koch relates an incident that occurred while he was serving on a U.S. Navy battleship involved in training maneuvers. For several days bad weather had encircled the squadron. Fog hampered visibility and caused the...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 17:03

Know Your Bible … Know Your God

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Jim Oesterwind

imagePsalm 119.17-24

Our friend Jim Oesterwind has contributed a number of articles to our site. Today we’d like to feature one of his sermons from Psalm 119. He sent us his manuscript which we publish below. You can find the audio here.

 

All of Psalm 119 communicates a...

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:03

Congregational Singing Is Cool Again

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Chuck Phelps

Congregational singing has suddenly become cool (again). Just listen to Mark Dever, who testifies that, “The effect (of congregational music) on my own soul is electrifying.” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-is-congregational-singing-and-why-is-it-so-important...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:03

In Jesus’ Name

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George Stiekes

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask IN MY NAME, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (Part 11)

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Taigen Joos

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8Part 9 Part 10

imageAn honorable Christian man cultivates healthy loves. The kind of love that the Bible advocates is, at its root, a volitional kind of love. By this...

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Mike Stalnaker

Windows • FrontLine• September/October 2007

This issue’s Windowsemphasizes the theme of ministry assistants. Both the senior pastor and assistant pastor are to be faithful in their obligations.

The Foundation of a Ministry Assistant

George Ella tells of a time when the...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 17:03

Authority: Right or Wrong?

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Reynold Lemp

FrontLine• September/October 2007

Authorityand chain of commandare terms we use when we are referring to “who is in charge.” It may be a grocery store owner, a Little League ball team manager, or a big manufacturing executive. God Himself, and only God, established...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:03

A blog on Worship

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Don Johnson

We’ve highlighted a new blog recently and would like you to take a look at one of their latest offerings:

Worship: It’s More than You Think

You might think this is yet another post on music, but that really isn’t Aaron Berry’s point.

I fear that many of our worship...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:03

The Bible

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George Stiekes

That ye might walk worthy of the LORD unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and INCREASING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. Colossians 1:10

Our text is very clear as to what our mindset ought to be and what our Christian lives are supposed to be all about. 1) We are to walk...

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