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

Thursday, 02 January 2020 04:01

Interview with Costi Hinn Featured

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In the latest episode of the G3 Podcast, Jeremy Vuolo and I talked with Costi Hinn, the nephew of Benny Hinn about his life, his new book, and theology. He was explicitly clear on the dangers of the health, wealth, and prosperity theology. If you haven’t already done so, add the G3 Podcast to...

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Monday, 30 December 2019 22:02

Glorify and Enjoy God Featured

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As we approach the precipice of 2020, it’s essential to remember that to glorify God is not to lead a boring life. It’s actually quite the opposite. To live a life of submission and obedience to God with a goal of glorifying God is to live a life that is not only thrilling, but is one...

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Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:06

The Power of a Word for a Denomination Featured

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Never underestimate the power of a word. Words can usher in worlds of unspeakable joy or become the catalyst of immense pain. Whether we know it or not, our life depends on words in order to function. We review instructions for food preparation as we pre-heat the oven, examine a bottle of...

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Monday, 16 December 2019 19:49

Why Christmas Is Not All About the Kids Featured

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During this festive time of the year, you will often hear adults make the remark that “Christmas is really all about the kids.”

It’s really easy to get swept away in the traditions and festivities only to realize that there really isn’t much genuine celebration happening....

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Thursday, 12 December 2019 01:00

G3 Podcast — Allie Beth Stuckey Featured

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In recent days, precipitated by the ongoing growth of the G3, we have launched a podcast that covers doctrinal and cultural issues facing the church in our day. 

The podcast is co-hosted by me and my friend Jeremy Vuolo. We both live on opposite sides of the country. I live and serve near...

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Monday, 09 December 2019 20:02

“O Holy Night” Points to Greater Hope than Social Justice Featured

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During the advent season, when Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus, there’s one song that is often sung by churches, choirs, and soloists—telling the story of the incarnation of Jesus with brilliant words and stunning musical arrangement that often stands out among the other...

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Monday, 02 December 2019 21:59

New Documentary: Spirit Truth Featured

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Recently, I had the privilege to watch the new documentary Spirit & Truth and I want to explain why you should take time to watch it yourself. 

The Necessity of Worship

As followers of Christ, we are called to worship God. Worship is not something that’s optional. God has created us as...

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Monday, 25 November 2019 22:28

Jesus Is Not Dead—But John Lennon Is Featured

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In 1966 John Lennon of the famous band the Beatles, made a very controversial statement that was published in a London newspaper and eventually caused a great deal of controversy around the world. He said:

“Christianity will go,” he had said. “It will vanish and shrink. I...

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:30

The Pastor and Reformation Featured

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When we hear the term reformation we automatically have visions of an Augustinian monk marching to the large Castle Church door in Wittenberg with hammer in hand to nail his Ninety Five Theses there on October 31st 1517. However, there’s more to the Reformation than that one event and...

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

The Meticulous Providence of God Featured

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In recent days, I’ve thought much about the providence of God. Why did God allow a doctor to be on the street at the specific intersection in Edinburgh, Scotland at the precise moment of my daughter’s diabetic seizure? That moment has promoted my examination of a thousand other daily...

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On a fairly regular basis, I have people who reach out to me for local church recommendations as they’re planning a big move across state lines. Sometimes I have connections to that area and sometimes I have no church that I could recommend. When I evaluate a church for recommendation, there...

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This past week, my family and I witnessed the kind and meticulous providence of God at work in a terrible situation. While I typically don’t spend much time writing about personal matters on this blog, today I felt that I should tell the story of God’s providence and miracle working...

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If you attend many evangelical churches in America, you are likely to see the entire church worship center arranged around a stage for a band so that the people can see the show that happens on a weekly basis. At North Point Community Church in Atlanta where Andy Stanley serves as pastor,...

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If you’ve been a member within a local church for any length of time, you know that being engaged with a church family has both highs and lows associated with it—much like your nuclear family. 

This past week, as we gathered for our quarterly membership meeting, we reviewed items of...

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One of the great tragedies of our day has been parade of testimonies of women who have been abused by men within the corporate world, the political world, and yes, even within the Church. These women bear deep wounds as a result of sexual assault, rape, and various other forms of sexual misconduct....

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 00:20

The Fruit and Root of Slander Featured

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Perhaps you remember the little line, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” I was taught that idea in my elementary school as a boy by well-meaning teachers. However, that little line is simply not true. Names do hurt people and in fact, they can leave...

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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 00:08

Two B’s That Must Accompany Our Evangelism Featured

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When we become followers of Christ, it’s often the case within many evangelical circles that a very shallow and pragmatic approach to evangelism is immediately taught and modeled. So, what should our evangelism look like and why is this such a vitally important thing to get right from the...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 23:50

Discipleship Necessitates a Teachable Spirit Featured

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Little boys grow up playing baseball with the big dream of making it to the professional league some day. A very small percentage of boys actually see that dream realized. However, upon arriving at their first big league ball practice—they suddenly discover that they still have coaches. In...

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 00:00

You Pray Not Because You Read Not Featured

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Far too often, Christians complain that they’re not praying enough. Statistics point to the reality that many evangelicals find time for recreation, physical fitness, soccer practices, and business responsibilities—but they spend precious little time in prayer. In fact, according to Barn...

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Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:21

PURITAN: All of Life to the Glory of God Featured

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In the documentary PURITAN:...

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Monday, 16 September 2019 22:52

Yes, God Still Performs Miracles Featured

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After a healing service among a group of charismatics in our community was held in our city’s convention center, I publicly critiqued it—pointing to their unbiblical doctrine and practices. It didn’t take long to start receiving hate mail, and one of the people asked me why I had...

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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 22:31

Psalm 119: The Psalmist Who Was Fixed on God’s Word Featured

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Recently we finished a fence project on our property where we have now placed some goats. Three of these goats are so small that our children are feeding them with bottles a few times each day. The last feeding of the day is at night just before bed, and my two oldest have to make their walk down...

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Monday, 02 September 2019 23:23

Why all Pastors Should Look to Epaphroditus as a Worthy Example Featured

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When you visit a baseball park for a game, it’s common to see boys and men wearing their favorite player’s jersey. Complete with their ball cap, glove, and jersey—they enjoy the experience of watching their favorite ball player play the game. It’s good to set before your...

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Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:29

What If the Church Today Followed the Message of Ezra? Featured

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As I grew up in an evangelical setting, specifically in a Southern Baptist Church, I would hear the preaching of pastors and evangelists thundering the need for revival. I can remember when the liberals had overtaken the SBC and infiltrated many other evangelical denominations. I have also heard...

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Monday, 26 August 2019 23:48

How Should Sanctification Affect the Tongue? Featured

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Edward Hall, born January 15 1988, is a former professional strongman—known for his world record deadlift of 1,102 lbs in the 2016 World’s Strongest Man competition. The training and lifting that’s required to arrive at an elite level strongman competition requires a balance of...

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