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

Sunday, 05 April 2020 21:00

A Teaching Outline for the Book of Habakkuk

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Though one of the smallest books of the Bible, Habakkuk’s words pack a large punch. Prophesying just prior to Nebuchadnezzar’s first invasion of Judah (605 BC), Habakkuk found himself with questions for God concerning the nature of divine justice. King Josiah had reigned in Judah for a...

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Sunday, 22 March 2020 21:00

The Unforeseen Blessings of a Global Pandemic

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Investment losses. Overrun hospitals. Vanishing jobs. Numerous deaths. The COVID-19 coronavirus disease has taken the world by surprise and already left tragedy in its wake. Indeed, even as it is still ramping up, many are already suffering. And as believers, we ought to mourn with those who mourn...

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Sunday, 01 March 2020 20:00

Book Review: Reformed Preaching by Joel Beeke

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In 1 Timothy 1:5, the Apostle Paul reminded his disciple Timothy that “the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” Far from providing knowledge just for knowledge’s sake, Christian preaching is intended to raise the will and...

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Sunday, 16 February 2020 20:00

A Recent Interview on No Compromise Radio

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Earlier this month I had the opportunity to discuss the book and ministry with Pastor Mike Abendroth on his podcast/radio show No Compromise Radio. Over the course of a half hour, we briefly touched on my personal background, the background to writing the book Expository Parenting,and various...

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Sunday, 09 February 2020 22:07

Holy, Holy, Holy (Psalm 99)

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When you consider the holiness of God, which passages of Scripture come to mind? More than likely, your thoughts are drawn to Isaiah 6:3 or Revelation 4:8. These verses contain the threefold designation of God's holiness, “holy, holy, holy,” known as the trisagion (from the Greek word tr...

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Sunday, 26 January 2020 20:00

A Teaching Outline for the Book of Zephaniah

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Does God's patience with sinners ever run out? The global flood in the days of Noah should make it obvious that it does. When God looked at the world and saw that the heart of man was "only evil continually" (Gen. 6:5), He drowned the entire human population with the exception of eight people....

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Monday, 06 January 2020 21:43

A Teaching Outline for the Book of Nahum

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For many, the idea that Christ will return to destroy the world is laughable. Despite the fact that Scripture clearly describes Him as a warrior who will one day be drenched in the blood of His enemies (cf. Isa. 63:2-3, Rev. 19:13), the concept of a wrathful God who punishes sin is pure fiction in...

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Sunday, 15 December 2019 20:00

A Teaching Outline for the Book of Isaiah

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It was the expositor S. Lewis Johnson who once said, “I am not surprised when I read the New Testament to discover that of all of the sections of the Old Testament that the New Testament authors use, this book of Isaiah stands right at the top of the list. Of the books of the Old Testament...

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 21:20

Public School Teacher: Don't Be a Nicodemite

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As the Protestant Reformation gained momentum in the years following Luther's 95 Theses, the glorious truths of the Gospel made their way throughout the land. Hearts were healed. Minds were enlightened. Hope was born. But, unfortunately for some, behavior went unchanged. That's because although...

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 21:00

Philemon Study Guide Now Available

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Does the Bible condemn all forms of slavery?What is the basis of Christian unity?What responsibilities do believers have to one another?How does the redemptive work of Christ motivate Christians?Why shouldn’t Christians pursue societal improvements as their highest priority?What kinds of...

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 21:00

Cute Heresy Cannot Save You (Isaiah 46)

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It’s often obvious when cults set forth heretical views of God. For example, according to official Mormon doctrine (from the so-called "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints"), not only are the Father, Son, and Spirit separate beings (which amounts to tri-theism), but LDS doctrine even...

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Sunday, 01 September 2019 21:41

How to Take Notes in Your Bible

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Note: A printable PDF copy of the complete Psalm 46 note-taking example used in this article can be found here. Special thanks to Three Sixteen Publishing (https://316publishing.com) for allowing their text layout from The Preacher’s Bibleto be used for this demonstration.

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Sunday, 11 August 2019 22:14

3 John Study Guide Now Available

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What is a common need for itinerant preachers?Should Christians show hospitality to anyone who asks?What is an “epistolary health wish?”What should be the primary foundation for fellowship in a local church?Who is the head of the church?What is the spiritual state of those who seek...

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Friday, 02 August 2019 21:55

Our Mighty Fortress (Psalm 46)

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Imagine that your nation is in social, political, and religious turmoil. Multitudes around you are dropping dead daily from an epidemic. In fact, your home has become a hospital for the sick, and a place in which you watch your own friends die. Your one-year-old son has come close to death just as...

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:00

The Adventures of Adam Raccoon

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Available from Three Sixteen Publishing (the same publishing house that produced the Preacher’s Bible and the NASB Children’s Edition), The Adventures of Adam Raccoon is a delightful book collection of fictional stories for young children. In this series, the main character, “Adam...

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:00

Gender Catechism

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Today marks four years since the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges case that became a major turning point in the United States. This U.S. Supreme Court decision, requiring states to grant licenses to, and officially recognize, “same-sex marriage” (more accurately called “same-sex mirage&rd...

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I greatly sympathize with parents who struggle with personal Bible study. For some, there is so much to do in the day that not even a twenty-fifth or twenty-sixth hour would provide relief. For others, the cost of accessing quality study resources likes theology books and commentaries (beyond the...

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