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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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 17:03

Congregational Singing Is Cool Again

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Chuck Phelps

Congregational singing has suddenly become cool (again). Just listen to Mark Dever, who testifies that, “The effect (of congregational music) on my own soul is electrifying.” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-is-congregational-singing-and-why-is-it-so-important...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:03

In Jesus’ Name

Written by

George Stiekes

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask IN MY NAME, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (Part 11)

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Taigen Joos

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8Part 9 Part 10

imageAn honorable Christian man cultivates healthy loves. The kind of love that the Bible advocates is, at its root, a volitional kind of love. By this...

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Mike Stalnaker

Windows • FrontLine• September/October 2007

This issue’s Windowsemphasizes the theme of ministry assistants. Both the senior pastor and assistant pastor are to be faithful in their obligations.

The Foundation of a Ministry Assistant

George Ella tells of a time when the...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 17:03

Authority: Right or Wrong?

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Reynold Lemp

FrontLine• September/October 2007

Authorityand chain of commandare terms we use when we are referring to “who is in charge.” It may be a grocery store owner, a Little League ball team manager, or a big manufacturing executive. God Himself, and only God, established...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:03

A blog on Worship

Written by

Don Johnson

We’ve highlighted a new blog recently and would like you to take a look at one of their latest offerings:

Worship: It’s More than You Think

You might think this is yet another post on music, but that really isn’t Aaron Berry’s point.

I fear that many of our worship...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:03

The Bible

Written by

George Stiekes

That ye might walk worthy of the LORD unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and INCREASING IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. Colossians 1:10

Our text is very clear as to what our mindset ought to be and what our Christian lives are supposed to be all about. 1) We are to walk...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 17:03

Facebook Cannot Replace Your Church

Written by

Thomas Overmiller

At a recent Facebook rally in Chicago, Mark Zuckerberg suggested that the social network behemoth can effectively replace institutions like “churches and Little Leagues.” Through new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, he aims to draw people together into Facebook...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 17:03

Right and Wrong Motives in the Ministry

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Jerry Sivnksty

FrontLine • March/April 2008

image The American College Dictionarydefines motive as “something that prompts a person to act in a certain way or that determines volition; an incentive. The goal or object of one’s actions.” Every child of God must seriously weigh his...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:03

Counting the Cost of Letting Your Light Shine

Written by

Don Johnson

“What we need,” say the professors of biblical worldview, “is more young people to take their biblical perspectives into every field — we need Christians in medicine, music, science, sociology, in every field.”

I am currently teaching the principles of...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 17:03

Is Fundamentalism a Cultural Phenomenon?

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Gerald L. Priest

FrontLine • May/June 2009

image One criticism leveled against Fundamentalists is their refusal to engage the culture. Sociologist Alan Wolfe writes, “When believers refuse to engage the culture, their opponents dismiss them as fanatics, frustrated people rendered insecure by...

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Patterson, James A. James Robinson Graves: Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity. Studies in Baptist Life and Thought. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2012.

Reviewed by Don Johnson

image J. R. Graves is noteworthy in Baptist history as the champion of what are called “Landmarkist” beliefs....

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Sunday, 09 July 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (part 10)

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Taigen Joos

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8Part 9

An honorable Christian Man cultivates healthy loves.

imageIn the previous entry to this thread, we considered the truth that an honorable Christian man cultivates...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 17:03

A helpful blog on Applying Narratives

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posted by Don Johnson

Today I’d like to highlight a blog post I ran across called:

Implications or Applications?: Preaching Biblical Narratives

Lest the average reader be put off (i.e. average reader = not a preacher) this article is helpful for personal application as well. When you read the...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 05:03

The Ordinances and Pastoral Authority

Written by

Thomas Overmiller

A Command and a Qualification

Churches need leaders, but they also need a biblical understanding of leadership. We too easily fall into the trap of the leadership craze, chasing after leadership books, flocking to leadership conferences and experimenting with all kinds of creative...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 17:03

Grieving the Holy Spirit (Part 2)

Written by

George Stiekes

Last week we ran Part 1 of this article. We continue today with an additional look at the description of the Holy Spirit in the Bible. May it also instruct us concerning the ways we grieve Him, and build our resolve to please him in every way. – Ed.

Know ye not that ye are the...

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Monday, 03 July 2017 17:03

Civil Air Patrol: A Pastor’s Opportunity

Written by

Daryl S. Jeffers

FrontLine • May/June 2009

On a beautiful summer day in 1996 I stood on the porch of the old terminal building at the Jimmy Stewart Municipal Airport in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and watched a challenging competition taking place between some highly skilled aviators. Another...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 17:03

Comforting the Brethren

Written by

Roger Rodriquez

FrontLine • July/August 2006

I am reminded of Matthew 25:40, which reads, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

When our battalion was deployed to Afghanistan, little did I realize the remoteness of where we...

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 17:03

A Few Blogs Worth Following

Written by

Don Johnson

The term “blog” is less than twenty years old, a 1999 shortening of the 1997 term “weblog.”[1] There was a time when everyone seemed to have a blog, but that flush of enthusiasm has since subsided. Nevertheless, blogs continue to be published and some of them are...

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (pt 9)

Written by

Taigen Joos

Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8

An honorable Christian Man cultivates healthy loves.

Yes, you read that right: “loves.” There are many things that call for our love. Real mean are lovers, but we are...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:03

Implications of Interpretation

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The Effects of Accommodation to Evolutionary Thought

Brian Collins

FrontLine • July/August 2016

The interpretation of the opening chapters of Genesis is at the forefront of biblical and theological discussion once again. Evangelical scholars have recently put forward new interpretations of those...

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Monday, 26 June 2017 17:03

Grieving The Holy Spirit (Part 1)

Written by

George Stiekes

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwelleth in you(I Corinthians 3:16).

The believer is indwelt by the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is called the “Spirit of God.” In Galatians 4:6 He is called the Spirit of His (God’s) Son.” You...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 17:03

An Evangelical Take on Ecumenism

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Don Johnson

Mike Riccardi serves on the staff of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles and blogs at thecripplegate.com, a group blog of interest to the more conservative amongst professing believers. The writing at Cripplegate is often outstanding, although there will be key points of difference...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:03

Honorable Christian Manhood (pt 8)

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Valuing What God Values

Taigen Joos

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7

Our honor, our Christianity and our manhood are things which should be greatly valued by all men claiming to be Christians. As men, we tend to place a value on a great many...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 17:03

New Testament Baptist Fellowship Audio

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Last week, we held our Annual Fellowship meeting in conjunction with the New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches in Watertown, WI. Our meeting was jointly hosted by Maranatha Baptist University and Calvary Baptist Church. We now have the audio for all sessions available on...

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