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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Friday, 18 May 2018 05:49

Sanctification Debates Part 3

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(Volume 24, Issue 3, June/July 2018) In this concluding article on sanctification debates centered around what is often termed Liberate Theology (LT), and at other times the “grace model” or “monergistic” sanctification, the goal is to evaluate the basic teachings behind...

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Michael Vlach, professor of theology at The Master’s Seminary, addresses thoroughly and with clarity one of the major debates within conservative evangelical theology: Has the church replaced Israel?  “The position that the church is the ‘new’ or ‘true’...

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Despite our vast knowledge in virtually every area of life, Gawande believes we are still deeply prone to failure.  He believes many such failures could be overcome (and, conversely, much success obtained) through a simple but often ignored tool, the checklist.  He writes: That means we...

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Friday, 29 July 2016 13:01

Does Doctrine Matter Anymore – To Pastors?

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What comes to your mind when you think of pastors and, especially, pastoral responsibilities?  The range of response could be from that of shepherds, administrators, CEOs, promoters, organizers, evangelists, and Bible teachers, among other options. Without discussing any of these roles at this point, I would suggest that few would see pastors
Monday, 11 July 2016 12:25

Him We Proclaim by Dennis E. Johnson

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It is humbling that the sovereign God of the universe chose to redeem sinners with the precious blood of His Son. Adam’s fall was not the end of man, but the beginning thread of a rich redemptive tapestry that would reveal the Messiah. Christ must be proclaimed from the Gospels and Epistles, but the Law and Prophets look forward to His
Monday, 11 July 2016 12:20

The Prayer of the Lord by R. C. Sproul

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The best known prayer in Scripture is surely what is normally called the “Lord’s Prayer.” Sproul rightly declares that when the Lord gave this prayer to His disciples in response to their request to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1), He was not giving a prayer that He expected us to recite regularly. Rather, it was to serve as a
Paul Seger is the Director of Biblical Ministries Worldwide, a conservative mission agency with hundreds of missionaries serving throughout the world. Prior to taking the helm at BMW Paul was a missionary in South Africa for 17 years and grew up as a missionary kid in Nigeria. With this background Seger is well-equipped to offer insight into
Hermeneutical approaches have greatly expanded in recent years even within conservative Christianity. Proponents of various methods often share much common ground and therefore come to many of the same conclusions, and yet important differences often arise. In this volume the editors selected five prominent hermeneutical views and assigned a
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:16

Anger

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The follow material is closely related to the book "Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help for a Common Problem," by Robert D. Jones. To read Pastor Gary's review of this book click here. To order the book click here. Teacher's Manual Student's Workbook PowerPoint

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Monday, 20 June 2016 11:46

Living in Faith and Truth

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Monday, 20 June 2016 11:03

Theology Proper

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Monday, 20 June 2016 10:56

Soteriology

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Monday, 20 June 2016 06:55

Pneumatology

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Teacher Textbook Student Textbook Handouts Chart (Ministries of the Holy Spirit) PowerPoint

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Monday, 20 June 2016 06:50

Eschatology

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Monday, 20 June 2016 06:47

Ecclesiology

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Monday, 20 June 2016 06:43

Christology

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Monday, 20 June 2016 06:39

Bibliology

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Friday, 17 June 2016 11:34

Anthropology

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Friday, 17 June 2016 11:24

Angelology

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Friday, 17 June 2016 08:19

New Testament Survey

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Teacher Notebook Student Workbook PowerPoint Part 1 (Matthew-2 Corinthians) PowerPoint Part 2 (Galatians-Philemon) PowerPoint Part 3 (Hebrews-Revelation)

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:26

Old Testament Survey

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Teacher Notebook Student Workbook PowerPoint Part 1 (Genesis-Deuteronomy) PowerPoint Part 2 (Joshua-Esther) PowerPoint Part 3 (Job-Song of Solomon) PowerPoint Part 4 (Isaiah-Daniel) PowerPoint Part 5 (Hosea-Malachi)

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This excellent biography of one of the most prolific and well-known hymn writers in church history is well researched, readable, educational and in many ways encouraging. Crosby was blind from early childhood but never let her lack of sight slow her down. She had an incredible ability to write singable poetry, some of which was political,
More attention is being given of late to the value of theology and scholarship in the life of the pastor. Much of this apparently stemmed from a 2009 gathering by the same name as this book, and by the same men, at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, coming on the heels of the Gospel Coalition National Conference (p. 15). This meeting, along with
There was a time, as Hiestand and Wilson document, when local pastors led the church theologically. They preached doctrinally solid sermons, wrote theological works and interacted with the scholarship of their day. But all that began to change with the rise of the university prior to the Reformation (p. 33). Ultimately the role of theological
Onward was Christianity Today’s 2015 “Book of the Year.” It is written by Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and a rising star in both the SBC and in evangelicalism. Onward, in essence, is an overview analysis of our times and especially of the Christian
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