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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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 21:59

DBG Spotlight (7-26-17)

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This is a really good (audio) version of Elisabeth Elliot telling the story of Jim Elliot’s life, ministry, and martyrdom.

Four Sources of Discord in Your Church — This is a helpful article from Tim and one every church member should take to heart as we’re called to...

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Doctrine matters.  Have you witnessed a baptism in recent days in the company of your gathered church only to ask yourself inwardly why the pastor makes such an emphasis about the baptism being performed in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit?  Does it really matter?...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 22:28

Know

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Yesterday morning we engaged in a new preaching series through the letter of 1 John—one of three letters written by the apostle John who also penned the Gospel of John.  Over the next 90 days, we intend to walk through this relatively short letter and examine our own faith and walk with...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 19:00

DBG Weekend Spotlight (7-21-17)

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Take a moment (2 min.) to watch the short promo of the 2018 G3 Conference.  Pass it along to your friends by sharing it on Facebook and hopefully—we will see you in Atlanta in January.

Creationism support is at a new low. The reason should give us hope — The Young Earth...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 19:00

Can the Uneducated Learn Bible Doctrine?

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Some of the greatest Christian examples in my life are (and were) uneducated.  They gave themselves to the study of God through the pages of the Scriptures.  What a tremendous example it is for the uneducated factory worker to set before his family the importance of learning the Bible....

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 23:29

DBG Spotlight (7-19-17)

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In the 2017 G3, we held two Q&A sessions and below is the second session in full.  One of the highlights of all conferences often centers around the Q&A sessions.  Consider joining us in Atlanta next January for the 2018 G3 Conference.

4 Ways Elders’ Wives Can Avoid...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 19:00

4 Compelling Reasons to Pray for Your Pastor

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Over the past eleven weeks, our church has been studying through D.A. Carson’s book—Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformationin Sunday school.  That study nicely intersected with the end of Ephesians as Paul placed his focus on the need for prayer to be employed along...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:48

Paul’s Big Ambition for the Church

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Yesterday, I finished our series through the book of Ephesians.  It was bittersweet.  To come to the end of a lengthy study is a good thing, but it also makes you realize that it will likely be many years before you return to this great book that Ruth Paxson once called “the Grand...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 23:02

DBG Weekend Spotlight (7-14-17)

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In a recent discussion with Voddie Baucham, I asked him about preaching’s role in the work of discipleship.  When we think of discipleship, we often think of the small group setting or the coffee shop Bible study, but what about preaching and the process of discipleship?

Here’s The...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:00

The Need for Perseverance in the Faith

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T he Christian life is not a sprint.  If you watch a long distance race, the runners often start much slower than a sprint, and there’s a reason for it.  The distance runner cannot win the marathon by winning the first 100 meters of a 26.2 mile race.  The marathon runner must...

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 23:47

DBG Spotlight (7-12-17)

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In a recent discussion with Voddie Baucham on the subject of discipleship, I asked him about the church’s commission regarding discipleship.  You will appreciate his answer.

Are Those Who Have Never Heard of Christ Going to Hell? — R.C. Sproul does a good job of...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 19:00

Would Jesus Bake a Homosexual Wedding Cake?

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A few days ago Jack Phillips broke his silence for the first time since the announcement that the Supreme Court would be hearing his case.  He appeared on “The View” to answer questions about his reasoning for refusing services to a homosexual couple.  As you can imagine, the...

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Sunday, 09 July 2017 22:55

The Christian’s Call to Prayer

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Yesterday morning, I had the privilege to complete the section on the armor of God as we’re nearing the end of our series through Ephesians.  What better way could Paul have ended that particular section than by focusing on prayer?  In Ephesians 6:18-20, after calling the Christians...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 21:08

DBG Weekend Spotlight (7-7-17)

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I recently sat down with Voddie Baucham and talked about discipleship.  Below is a short excerpt of that conversation (more to be released soon).

4 Principles for the Exercise of Christian Liberty — Sinclair Ferguson provides some helpful thoughts and considerations on the...

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 19:00

The Biblical Command Is Love—Not Tolerance

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A popular campaign that many churches are promoting in our day is titled: “I Love My Church.”  How many churches do you know who may pass out bumper stickers or t-shirts with this slogan, but in reality, they merely tolerate one another?

The culture today is swimming in a sea of...

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 00:01

DBG Spotlight (7-5-17)

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In January, the 6th annual G3 Conference will be held in Atlanta.  View this short video to hear about why you and your local church should be interested in attending if possible.  This is not a pastors’ conference.  This is a conference for the local church that will be...

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Monday, 03 July 2017 19:00

Don’t Skip Sunday School

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One of the things that happens in the evangelical church world that mirrors the culture is that local churches often engage in the trends of the day.  For instance, if community churches are in vogue, it’s a common thing to see many local churches named “________ Community...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 23:43

Take Your Helmet and Sword

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Yesterday I had the privilege to preach Ephesians 6:17 as we continued our series through Ephesians.  As we’re nearing the end of this rich letter penned by the apostle Paul, we have engaged in a mini-series on the armor of God and the necessity of being ready for war.  As...

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 23:36

DBG Weekly Spotlight (6-30-17)

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In the 10th session of the G3 Conference, Conrad Mbewe preached on the subject, “Biblical Reformation Requires Courageous Preachers of God’s Word.”  You will find this sermon not only helpful—but needful.

A Review of Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German...

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In a recent statement about the progress of Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested that the social media platform was able to fill the gap of falling church membership.  With an expanding population that has now crossed the 2 billion user mark, Zuckerberg is looking to bring people closer...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 23:00

DBG Spotlight (6-28-17)

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Is the Reformation over? Here we are 500 years after the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, and we often ask ourselves if the Reformation is over? For many reasons, the Reformation is not over, and this helpful discussion will address some of those crucial points.

Fictitious Forgiveness:...

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Monday, 26 June 2017 18:50

What Does the Rainbow Really Mean?

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This week, as we traveled down the highway, our family spotted a beautiful rainbow to the east as the sun was setting in the west.  The contrast of colors filling the sky was stunningly beautiful.  As we pointed to the rainbow in the sky, we asked our youngest daughter if she understood...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 23:45

The Prayer Meeting

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Yesterday evening, our church gathered for a corporate prayer meeting.  Our typical prayer meeting is during our midweek service on Wednesday evening, but we decided several weeks ago to hold one unique prayer meeting on Sunday evening and it was quite refreshing.  The meeting was led by...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 22:01

DBG Weekend Spotlight (6-23-17)

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In the recent 2017 Ligonier Regional Conference, Discovering the God of the Bible—John MacArthur preached on “The Lord is my light and my salvation” (Ps. 27:1).

In conjunction with the 2017 SBC in Phoenix, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary held a micro-conference....

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 19:00

Are You Spiritually Malnourished?

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The Christian life is a long and arduous journey rather than a short swift sprint.  During the journey of faith, we will often face periods of intense struggle.  At one point, Jesus reminded Peter that Satan had asked to sift him as wheat (Luke 22:31).  In short, the Christian...

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