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

Friday, 18 October 2019 20:34

Checklist: Before You Preach…

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Friday, 18 October 2019 02:24

Ordo Salutis

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I am sure at some point you have seen video images of crash dummies in a car as it hits a wall, and from several different angles, cameras record the event to note precisely how the collision impacted both the vehicle and the dummies inside. The videos are slowed down dramatically and observations...

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 11:31

The Meaning of “You are gods”

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Text: John 10:22-42

Authors: John Samson...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 22:48

Reforming God?

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This highly theological article by Dr. Carl Trueman, is filled with distinctions and nuances that are more than helpful regarding maintaining orthodoxy in our day. To follow the arguments made requires great concentration at times, but the result is well worth the intellectual expenditure. https://...

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Saturday, 12 October 2019 19:01

Why Amillennial?

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Article: 7 Reasons Tom Schreiner (Tentatively) Holds to Amillennialism by Justin Taylor – Original source: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/7-reasons-tom-schreiner-tentatively-holds-amillennialism/

It would be hard to find a more gracious and humble commentator than Tom...

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Saturday, 12 October 2019 13:32

William Tyndale

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John Foxe informs us that one day an exasperated Catholic scholar at dinner with Tyndale said, “We were better to be without God’s law than the Pope’s.”

Tyndale responded with these famous words, “I defy the Pope and all his laws. . . . If God spare my life ere many...

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Source: https://www.clr4u.org/dear-aunt-tracy-the-great-end-time-debate-clarified-for-busy-homemakers-and-teens/

Actually, Aunt Tracy is my sister-in-law. However, she is indeed a busy (and most excellent) homemaker. For that reason—and also because she was delving into Isaiah at Ladies Bible...

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Thursday, 03 October 2019 21:45

Let’s Talk About the King James Version…

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“In this surprising and entertaining film, Dr. Mark Ward explores the challenges facing readers of the King James Bible today. He shows why every English reader can benefit from today’s translations—and why you might not be as fluent in KJV English as you think.”

Available to...

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 10:33

Out of the Word of Faith

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I was just interviewed on a reformed podcast based in Canada yesterday and was asked to speak about being a pastor in the word of faith movement and the Biblical principles the Lord used to bring me out. You can find the interview at this link:

Authors: John Samson...

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 10:24

The Good Shepherd Unveiled

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Text: John 10:11-21

Jesus presents Himself as the Good Shepherd in a stunning unveiling.

Authors: John Samson...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:12

Romans 3

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Some years back, Paul Washer made a commitment to the Lord that wherever he went, he would preach this exact same message, before he would go on to speak on other themes and topics.

Authors: John Samson...

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 06:37

Baptism Debate

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Are we to view our children as members of the covenant? Is baptism meant to replace circumcision in the new covenant? What about those verses in scripture where everyone in the house was baptized? Wouldn’t that include the children? These questions and more illustrate the long standing debate...

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 22:51

Origins of the Nicene Creed

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by James Renihan (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is President and Professor of Historical Theology at IRBS Theological Seminary, Mansfield, TX. His academic work has focused on the Second London Baptist Confession and its broader Puritan theological context. He has been published...

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 11:22

Life More Abundantly!

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Text: John 10:7-10

Jesus continues to denounce the false teachers of His day and contrasts their desire to kill, steal and destroy with His heart to provide full and abundant life for His people. So what exactly did He mean by that?

Authors: John Samson...

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Monday, 16 September 2019 20:22

Church and Family Need Catechesis

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Article by Gary Parrett and J. I. Packer – source: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/packer-why-your-church-family-needs-catechesis/

Historically, the church’s ministry of grounding new believers in the rudiments of Christianity has been known as catechesis. It is a...

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Sunday, 15 September 2019 10:47

Life More Abundantly!

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Text: John 10:7-10

Jesus continues to denounce the false teachers of his day and contrasts their desire to kill, steal and destroy with His heart to provide full and abundant life for His people. So what exactly did He mean by that?

Authors: John Samson...

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Saturday, 14 September 2019 03:04

Does Church Membership Matter?

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Article by Tom Ascol – original source: https://founders.org/2014/09/16/does-church-membership-matter/

One of the most frequent questions that I get from professing Christians is, “Why do I have to be a member of a church?” Over the course of the years the character of that...

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 17:19

Explaining the Incarnation to Muslim Peoples

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Article: 3 Ways to Explain the Incarnation to Muslim Peoples by Greg Handley, his wife Rachel, and their four children have lived among the Muslim peoples of Central Asia for the past five years. They meet weekly with local believers who will be celebrating the true meaning of the incarnation this...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 09:45

If I could only have one verse…

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Genesis 15:17 When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. 18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram…

The following is a transcript from a teaching entitled “Narrative...

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Monday, 09 September 2019 05:05

Why Do We Do That?

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Text: 1 Cor 10:14-17; 11:17-34

The “why” behind the reciting of the historic creeds of the Church and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper each Lord’s Day.

Authors: John Samson...

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Friday, 06 September 2019 18:21

Did Jesus Die For Everyone?

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Article by Eric Raymond – original source: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/erik-raymond/jesus-die-everyone/

The atonement is central to Christian understanding and experience. We are the benefactors when we pore over the Word to better grasp Christ’s work. When doing so, we...

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Friday, 06 September 2019 17:16

Am I Called to be a Pastor?

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A pastoral calling is not as simple as having the right gifts, sufficient education, and an internal conviction. From a “Ask Ligonier” live event, Burk Parsons counsels young men not to enter the ministry without an external call from the elders of a local church.

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Monday, 02 September 2019 14:38

False Beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses

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The following is a short summary of the beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses: source – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/the-11-beliefs-you-should-know-about-jehovahs-witnesses-when-they-knock-at-the-door/

1. The divine name.

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that...

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Monday, 02 September 2019 14:32

Membership – In Brief

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Article by Jonathan Leeman – original source – https://www.crossway.org/articles/an-elevator-pitch-for-church-membership/

The Elevator Answer

Is church membership actually in the Bible?

How many times have you heard someone ask that? Maybe you’re asking it yourself.

If I have fifteen...

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Monday, 02 September 2019 14:28

Thoughts on the Sabbath

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Article: by Dr. Sam Storms – original source here: https://www.samstorms.com/enjoying-god-blog/post/some-thoughts-about-jesus-and-the–sabbath–on-labor-day

No, this isn’t an article on work per se. My focus here is the way in which the OT Sabbath ordinance has been fulfilled...

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