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, 17 March 2019 22:11

Old, Restless, and Reformed (Part 2)

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In Part 1, we briefly considered the rise and ramifications of the Young, Restless, and Reformed movement. Today, we consider the results.

What comes to mind when you think about your mom's hairstyle from a couple decades ago? What about your dad's clothing? Your grandparents’ interior...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:20

New NASB Children's Edition Now Available

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In speaking of the New American Standard version of the Bible, John MacArthur says,

My language in preaching is the language of the NAS. I’ve been using the New American Standard Bible for probably the last forty years. It is the clearest, purest, word-for-word, formal equivalency edition in...

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Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:07

Old, Restless, and Reformed (Part 1)

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The widespread recovery of Reformed theology over the past two decades has left us with much for which to be thankful. God has blessed us beyond measure with godly men to bring about much-needed correction. John MacArthur has tilled the soil of our hearts with verse-by-verse expository preaching....

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 20:55

A Teaching Outline for the Book of Hosea

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As one of the largest books of the Minor Prophets, Hosea stands as a monumental text, beloved not only by believers today, but clearly by the New Testament authors as well. Even a quick read through the book reveals that it serves as the basis for much of New Testament thought. For example, Paul...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 04:46

Greater Than Aaron Now Available on Amazon

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Just last week I released my second book entitled, Greater Than Aaron: The Supremacy of Christ’s Limited Atonement (which can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Greater-Than-Aaron-Supremacy-Atonement/dp/1793957479). Available in both paperback and Kindle editions, this book is a...

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imageLooking for seminary-caliber instruction for a fraction of the cost? In expanding its influence and furthering the spiritual growth of believers, The Master's Seminary now offers online, low-cost, classroom training for both leaders and lay people alike, in what is called the "Institute for Church...

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Two news stories (one from last year, and one from this year) gaining U.S. national attention provide us with yet another example of the cultural schizophrenia exhibited in our post-modern times.

The first is a story picked up by news outlets a few months ago. According to the latest data, the year...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 14:19

A Teaching Outline for the Book of Amos

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“A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” So wrote the prophet Amos, concerning the message he had for the Northern Kingdom of Israel (cf. Amos 3:8). Like most of the Apostles, Amos had no theological credentials (cf. Amos 7:14). He was not a...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 20:28

When Education Lacks a Telos (Ecclesiastes 1:12-18)

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What's the point of education?

For many, the answer is purely materialistic: learn so you can have a good career; get a good career so you can make a lot of money; make a lot of money...

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Sunday, 02 December 2018 21:18

Help From the God Who Hates (Psalm 5)

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Does God hate anything? Does God hate anyone? If you were to ask the average person, the answer would be a resounding and emphatic “No!” Despite the fact that passages like Romans 9:13 explicitly state, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated” (emphasis mine), the concept of...

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Monday, 26 November 2018 20:13

Ephesians Study Guide Now Available

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When did God choose whom He would save?How do the Persons of the Trinity work together in salvation?Is the Pope really the head of the Church?Are unbelievers spiritually dead?Why are there no longer any apostles or prophets today?What is dispensationalism?What kind of jokes are ungodly?What is a...

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Friday, 23 November 2018 21:32

A Teaching Outline for the Book of Obadiah

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As the shortest book in the Old Testament, one would think that Obadiah would be among the more familiar passages of Scripture. Sadly, such is not the case. And because Obadiah was preaching primarily to an ancient pagan nation (one of only two minor prophets who did so—the other being...

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Friday, 28 September 2018 21:42

A Teaching Outline for the Book of Joel

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A study of the book of Joel reveals that this prophet provides a foundational text not only for understanding future events, but also for understanding other passages of Scripture, since it is a text upon which even other prophets rely (cf. Amos 5:18, Ezek. 30:20, et. al.).

When the Kingdom of Judah...

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(Note: This is Part 4 of the current series. Parts 1, 2, and 3 can be found here, here, and here).

"Where's the beef?" Such was the catchphrase for a 1984 advertisement put out by the fast-food restaurant chain Wendy's. In that commercial, Wendy's compared their hamburger patty (which was portrayed...

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In Part 1 of this series, we considered the reality that modern preaching, in general, has all but impoverished the average believer.In Part 2 of this series, we took a look at the trans-fat of modern preaching: eisegesis.

Today, we'll consider the kind of carbohydrates in modern preaching.

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imageIn Part 1, we considered the idea that the average spiritual diet of many people is just as bad as their physical diet—but with far worse consequences. Pastor Phil Johnson's comments summarize this sad reality:
The pulpits of American churches are overrun with hireling shepherds who are...

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Take a minute to think over the past several weeks of your eating habits. Have you consumed the recommended serving of fruits and vegetables? How was your protein intake? Are you drinking enough water? Virtually every modern study indicates that the average American is in poor physical health. For...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 21:29

Parenting Like a Protestant

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(Note: this article was originally published at The Domain for Truth on April 23, 2018, which can be found here).

The Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century left us with a vital repository of recovered truth, not the least of which are the Five Solas. From the Latin word sola,meaning...

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Scripture indicates, in both Old and New Testaments, that fathers are accountable for the well-being and protection of their children, especially their daughters. Under Mosaic Law, for example, a woman accused of not being a virgin prior to marriage would be charged as such by her newlywed husband,...

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You can find out a lot about a person when they're close to death. Men and women on their deathbeds are given a perspective of life, based on impending death, that reveals much more about them than they might typically let on. As the old saying goes, "There are no atheists in foxholes" (granted,...

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For those looking for an additional way to get a copy of Expository Parenting,it is now available through the Christian book distributor and publisher Grace & Truth Books, here: https://graceandtruthbooks.com/product/expository-parenting. The book can also be purchased at the Grace & Truth...

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In colder parts of the country, the Spring season reminds us of new life: flowers, animals, and sunshine, finally make their comeback after typically being absent for months. And the culmination of this celebration occurs on what is commonly known as "Easter," a day that is often associated with...

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Do you know anyone who's squeamish around needles? People who have an emotionally difficult time getting shots or blood drawn? For some, even the slightest glimpse of an injection is enough to make them pass out. Although the severity of the fear can vary from person to person, the simplest way to...

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Friday, 02 March 2018 20:45

The High Cost of Holiday Sermons, Part 2

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In Part 1, we considered the math behind holiday sermons to recognize that there is a high numerical cost to the practice. The numbers don't lie. An average of six holiday sermons over thirty years of preaching could instead have been used to preach through ten New Testament epistles! Thus, those...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 20:16

The High Cost of Holiday Sermons, Part 1

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In light of the fact that the Bible instructs pastors to preach the Word verse by verse (cf. 1 Tim. 4:17, Col. 4:16, Matt. 28:20, et al.), I'm always intrigued by the excuses I hear for why pastors don't. Some justify their non-expository sermons with sheer pragmatism, opting for a...

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