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

Saturday, 30 May 2020 11:03

A Strategy of Pure Evil

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“On one occasion, so it was narrated, Stalin called for a live chicken and proceeded to use it to make an unforgettable point before some of his henchmen. Forcefully clutching the chicken in one hand, with the other he began to systematically pluck out its feathers. As the chicken struggled...

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Thursday, 28 May 2020 01:26

An Everyday Bible

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“Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.” – C. H. Spurgeon

The following is an article “Rambling Reflection on an Everyday Bible” written by Pastor Joel Ellis of Reformation OPC, Apache Junction, AZ:

You may not be a reader–and if this is the...

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Wednesday, 27 May 2020 14:44

A Discussion of Cessationism

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Pastor Joel Ellis discusses the question: Why Do Confessionally Reformed Christians Believe Miraculous Gifts and New Revelation Are No Longer Given to Christians?

4:09 – Distinguishing Acts of God: Miracles and Extraordinary Providence

7:06 – Distinguishing Views: Cessationist,...

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020 01:51

Evangelism and the Calvinist

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An article by Ernest Reisinger entitled “What Should We Think of Evangelism and Calvinism” – original source here: https://founders.org/1995/03/24/what-should-we-think-of-evangelism-and-calvinism/

One of the greatest evangelists ever to set foot on American soil was George...

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Sunday, 24 May 2020 10:55

The Towel Bearing Savior

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Text: John 13:1-15

What is the significance of Jesus’ washing of His disciples’ feet? Was Jesus instituting a new sacrament (ordinance) to be observed by all future churches, similar to baptism and the Lord’s Supper? Or was something else going on here?

https://www.sermonaudio.com/se...

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:08

Goals and Methods in Mission Evangelism

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Doctrinal differences between the Reformed and Arminians account for differences in their goals and their methods. Rev. Daniel Kleyn is a missionary of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America, stationed in Manila, Philippines. Here is an excerpt from an article he wrote in the publication...

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 02:22

The End of the World?

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Article by Gary DeMar (source: https://americanvision.org/23071/what-does-the-bible-say-about-the-end-of-the-world/)

When Christians hear the phrase the “end of the world,” most assume it’s a reference to a great end-time prophetic event like Armageddon, the Second Coming of...

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Sunday, 17 May 2020 11:10

Endless Love

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Text: John 13:1 – Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=517201948463355

Authors: John...

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Friday, 15 May 2020 10:14

The Doctrines of Grace – A Poem

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The author of this poem (Josh Holler) informed me today that I played something of a role in him coming to understand the Biblical doctrines of grace. It is a beautiful and moving reflection on the wonders of God’s kindness to us in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Authors: John Samson...

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Thursday, 14 May 2020 05:12

Improve Your Preaching

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Dr. Steve Lawson – source: https://blog.tms.edu/20-tips-on-improving-your-preaching

How do I become a better preacher? There is more to it than eye contact, hand motions, and freedom from manuscript. There is more to it than staring at yourself in the mirror as you rehearse. The following are...

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Tuesday, 12 May 2020 07:09

Creeds Confessions – Ten Things

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Article by Craig Van Dixhoorn (original source: https://www.crossway.org/articles/10-things-you-should-know-about-the-churchs-historic-creeds-and-confessions/)

1. Creeds are honest.

Honesty is the original impulse behind almost every statement of faith. Cults hide what they believe until you’re...

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Saturday, 09 May 2020 22:24

The Herald’s One Task

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 06:20

The Two Clocks

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According to U.K. law, each Post Office has to have the right time displayed in its clock. Inspectors regularly visit each Post Office to make sure all is in compliance.

An inspector visited a certain Post Office in the south west of England and while everything else on his list seemed to be ok, he...

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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 16:08

How We Got the Bible

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Article by Dirk Jongkind, academic vice principal and senior research fellow in New Testament text and language at Tyndale House, Cambridge. He is also the author of An Introduction to the Greek New Testament. (source: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/how-we-got-the-bible)

Countless...

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Saturday, 02 May 2020 21:05

Jesus Cried Out!

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Authors: John Samson...

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Thursday, 30 April 2020 14:48

The Priesthood of All Believers

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Article by J. V. Fesko (original source – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/essay/the-priesthood-of-all-believers/)

DEFINITION

The doctrine of the priesthood of all believers states that all believers in Christ share in his priestly status; therefore, there is no special class of people who...

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Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:58

Famous Atheists Their Last Words

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1. CAESAR BORGIA—Italian nobleman, politician, and cardinal: “While I lived, I provided for everything but death; now I must die, and am unprepared to die.”

2. THOMAS HOBBS—Political philosopher: “I say again, if I had the whole world at my disposal, I would give...

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 02:56

What They Don’t Say

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Article: What Apostates Don’t Say by Erik Raymond (original source – https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/erik-raymond/apostates-dont-say/)

Authors: John Samson...

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Tuesday, 28 April 2020 15:01

Predestinations and the Actions of Men

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Article “Predestination and Human Actions” by Dr. James N. Anderson, who is the Carl W. McMurray Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C., and an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He is the featured teacher...

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Tuesday, 28 April 2020 02:09

Why Creeds?

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Article by Clint Archer (original source here – https://thecripplegate.com/why-creeds/)

“I don’t believe in creeds, I believe in Jesus.” That pithy declaration is an example of a creed. Any statement of a belief or expression of a conviction is a creed, even one that avers a...

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Tuesday, 28 April 2020 01:37

Two Encounters

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Article: My Two Very Different Encounters on the Topic of Bible Prophecy by Gary DeMar (original source – https://americanvision.org/22874/my-two-very-different-encounters-on-the-topic-of-bible-prophecy/)

Late Sunday evening, I returned from Idaho after doing two full days of content projects...

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Monday, 27 April 2020 07:31

The Very Words of God

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Article: On Words, Meaning, Inspiration, and Translation: A Brief Response to Bill Mounce by Dane Ortlund

Authors: John Samson...

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Saturday, 25 April 2020 19:43

The Christian At The Judgement Seat

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Authors: John Samson...

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Friday, 24 April 2020 08:58

Tyndale his Bible

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“I defie the Pope and all his lawes. If God spare my life, ere many yeares I wyl cause a boy that driveth the plough to know more of the Scripture, than he doust.” – William Tyndale, as quoted in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, 1563

https://ilovetypography.com/2020/04/20/the-most-dang...

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Monday, 20 April 2020 08:50

What is a Reformed Baptist Church? (2)

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Article by Traever Guingrich, pastor of Grace Chapel Reformed Baptist Church, Argo, AL (original source – https://www.gracechapelrbc.com/about_whatisareformedbaptistchurch)

“Reformed Baptist” is a term not particularly well-known in evangelical circles. The name indicates both...

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