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

Proclaim & Defend - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 23 April 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (pt 2)

Written by

Taigen Joos

God’s people have always been led by God’s men. From Adam, to Abraham, to Moses, to David, to Peter and Paul, and scores of others, God has historically used men to help lead and guide His people down paths of righteousness and holiness. All of those men were imperfect, and...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:03

First Freedom: A review

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Duesing, Jason G, Thomas White, and Malcolm B Yarnell, eds. First Freedom: The Beginning and End of Religious Liberty. Second Edition. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2016.

Reviewed by Don Johnson

I laboured through this volume, I have to say that right up front. It is not that the subject isn’t...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:21

Observations About Those Who Are Still Here

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Don Johnson

This week we are featuring our March/April FrontLine, I hope you’ve seen our previous articles.[1] In this post, I’d like to take note of several themes I see repeating in each testimonial.

First, a much repeated theme was an over-all good experience with fundamentalism, often...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 17:03

Why We’re Still Here – Previews

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imageWe are promoting FrontLine this week. We offered a look at the latest issue with its opening editorials and contents on Monday. Yesterday we published the lead article by Mark Ward, “Why I’m Still Here.” The articles in this issue of the magazine consist of testimonials from...

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Monday, 17 April 2017 17:03

Why I’m Still Here

Written by

Mark L. Ward Jr.

Few people willingly call themselves “fundamentalists” today. I try to do so only when I get to explain what I mean.image

So let me explain: I’m a (Christian, Protestant, Baptist) “fundamentalist” because I value four things—four things which make me...

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Sunday, 16 April 2017 17:03

Why We’re Still Here

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FrontLine March/April 2017 | VOLUME 27 | NUMBER 2

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John Vaughn and Mark Ward

The Mail Bagsection of the November/ December issue of FrontLineincluded an excerpt from a letter from Dr. Mark Ward, who writes On Language & Scripturefor FrontLine. My editorial response mentioned the possibility of...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 17:03

Pioneer Missions: A Review

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Pioneer Missions: Meet the Challenges, Share the BlessingsForrest McPhail

Reviewed by Don Johnson

Please note: the Kindle edition of Pioneer Missions is available until April 16, 2017 for no charge.

Forrest McPhail, veteran missionary to Cambodia with Gospel Fellowship Association Missions, has...

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David Pennington

Frontline Pastor’s Insert • January/February 2002

Many consider James 4:5 to be one of the most difficult passages to interpret within the entire epistle. Some believe it is one of the most difficult verses to interpret within the entire New Testament. While every Bible...

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:03

Church Attendance

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George Stiekes

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.Hebrews 10:24-25

I knocked on the door of a couple in...

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Monday, 10 April 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (pt 1)

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Taigen Joos

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The number of honorable Christian men in our world is dwindling. This is not to say that there is a shortage of males in the world, but that the number of adult men who emulate biblical manhood is on the decline. Many men view manhood in terms of their sexual conquests, their physique,...

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Chuck PhelpsGen 5.1-2

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Confusion with regard to one’s gender is becoming increasingly prevalent in America.  How’s should a Christian respond?  The book of Genesis has the answer.  This sermon travels through the early chapters of Genesis in...

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:03

Four Examples of Improper Values for Christians

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Taigen Joos

imageOne reason why I believe that American Christianity is struggling to remain true to the historic Christian faith is because we have devoured the mentality of the “American Dream.” Prosperity, indulgence, and individualism are steadily consuming us, making American...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 17:03

Prayer: Our Power

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Jerry Sivnksty

James 5:16 says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” The Lord shows His power through the prayers of His people. James 5:17 says, “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 17:03

The Ordinances and Pastoral Authority

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Thomas Overmiller

A Command and a Qualification

Churches need leaders, but they also need a biblical understanding of leadership. We too easily fall into the trap of the leadership craze, chasing after leadership books, flocking to leadership conferences and experimenting with all kinds of creative...

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Monday, 03 April 2017 17:03

Listening to the Sermon

Written by
George Stiekes

Admonition

Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. Luke 8:18

How well you hear something will depend significantly on your interest level. How often do you find...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 17:03

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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Randy Fox

FrontLine Pastor’s Insert • January/February 2008

As a young child I was taught to close my prayers with the words “in Jesus’ name, Amen.” Most Christians wouldn’t think of ending a prayer, public or private, without affixing some reference to Jesus’...

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Thursday, 30 March 2017 17:03

The Second Man: A Unique Breed

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Matt Williams

A Study in the Role of an Assistant Pastor From the book How to Be a Team Player and Enjoy It.

FrontLine• September/October 2007

In the age of ego exaltation and media hype, where is the person who will faithfully serve under the leader of a ministry—seeking only to make his...

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 17:03

Leading Servants

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John C. Vaughn

FrontLine• September/October 2007

For part 1, see here.

Every minister is to be a servant (Matt. 20:26, 27), and every Christian is to be in the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:12). Servant-leaders are to be “leaders of servants” as well as servants themselves. On the...

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 17:03

Servant Leaders

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John C. Vaughn

FrontLine• September/October 2007

A Christlike, servant’s heart is the antidote to selfish ambition. Matthew 20:17–28 makes this clear. Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem for the last time. The roads were filled with travelers on their way to the Passover. Jesus took...

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Monday, 27 March 2017 17:03

Sleeping in Church

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George Stiekes

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight… And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep:...

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Sunday, 26 March 2017 17:03

Walking On Water

Written by

Wally Morris

I recently finished a Sunday night preaching series on the miracles of Christ. We focused primarily on the miracles found in only one Gospel (eighteen) and a few of the more well-known miracles. Only one miracle is recorded in all four Gospels (feeding 5,000 men plus the women and...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 17:03

The Blessings of Fellowship Meetings

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Don Johnson

This week I attended the Northwest Regional FBFI Fellowship meeting, held at Westside Baptist Church in Eugene, OR. If you are interested, you can find our preaching in video format on the church Facebook page.

Our regional meeting usually has around 20 to 30 pastors and several church...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:03

I AM the Bread of Life

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George Stiekes

And Jesus said unto them, I AM the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.John 6:35

There are a number of I AM passages in John’s gospel followed by a metaphor that are used to reveal that Jesus Christ is sufficient...

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imageWe’d like to give you a preview of some of the articles in the January/December 2017 FrontLine. Information for subscriptions can be found here.

Reading Habits of the WiseBrock Mawdesley

There is a common dilemma that those who have a love for reading often encounter. That dilemma is making...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 17:03

A New Beginning for a New Year

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FrontLine ♦ January/February 2017 | VOLUME 27 | NUMBER 1

The end of 2016 brought a national sigh of relief for most Americans, certainly for most believers. The frightful prospect of another Clinton presidency seemed almost certain. Atheistic voters and leftist politicians and bureaucrats were...

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