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The Difference Between Topical and Expository Preaching

Expository preaching and topical preaching need not be like the familiar buddy-cop story we find often in movies like Lethal Weapon, Men in Black, or most of Bruce Willis’s catalog. In these common stories, it ...

Keifer Navey

Four Types of Church Members Who Destroy The Flock

As pastors, shepherds, and lay-leaders in a local house church, we must not only be vigilant in regards to who is admitted into our church’s membership but also watchful within our members to recognize and ...

Dale Partridge

Book Review: The New Breed by Jonathan McKee and Thomas W. McKee

Regardless of the size of your church, volunteers are its lifeblood – those willing to give of their time to use their spiritual gifts to build up the body of Christ. Unfortunately, volunteers are hard ...

Jason Barker

Book Review: Everyday Matters by Brandon D. Crowe

Enter: Every Day Matters by Dr. Brandon Crowe, associate professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. Crowe gives you the reasons and tools on how to build a productive life all to the glory ...

Keifer Navey

Book Review: Superheroes Can’t Save You by Todd Miles

People also love heresies. That’s a crazy left turn, isn’t it? But it’s also true. Through the centuries of the Church, the orthodox has always had to fight to hold the line on sound biblical ...

Keifer Navey

Book Review: Reformed Preaching by Joel Beeke

One of these recent magnificent volumes is Reformed Preaching by Joel Beeke. It is no exaggeration when I say that I used two highlighters with this book. Literally, every single page in this book is ...

Keifer Navey

Book Review: A Theology of Biblical Counseling by Heath Lambert

What followed was a few one-on-one meetings in which I asked questions, offered platitudes and advice, and, generally speaking, was completely unhelpful. I was unprepared to provide biblical counsel, so I just provided counsel, which ...

Jason Barker

Book Review: The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes

Originally written in 1630, The Bruised Reed is one of Sibbe’s most well-known and well-loved works. In it, Sibbe’s displays why he was often referred to as “the heavenly Doctor Sibbes” by his contemporaries – ...

Jason Barker

Book Review: The Mortification of Sin by John Owen

Nevertheless, new heights of spiritual understanding and gold nuggets of wisdom are what await the Christian who perseveres and completes Owens most well-known work: The Mortification of Sin. Thankfully, Richard Rushing has made the task ...

Jason Barker

Book Review: The Hope of Israel: The Resurrection of Christ in the Acts of the Apostles by Dr. Brandon D. Crowe

Visit the shelves of Christian bookstores (if you can find one) and you’ll come across book after book with an emphasis on the Cross or the Gospel in its name or subtitle. “Christ-Centered” this or ...

Keifer Navey

Book Review: Dear Timothy by Tom Ascol

Overview As I’ve written elsewhere, the Pastoral Epistles are essential reading for any and all ministers, elders, deacons, and leaders in the Church. Two of three epistles are addressed to a young pastor in Ephesus ...

Keifer Navey

Book Review: The Shepherd Leader by Timothy Z. Witmer

In many churches, however, pastors and elders do not prioritize shepherding the flock and function more like a Board of Directors, making decisions, but failing to lead as God intended. As a result, Christians grow ...

Dale Partridge

Can We Trust the Inerrancy, Authority, and Accuracy of Scripture?

More and more secularists are finally discovering that the source of their ideological opposition (a.k.a. Christians, conservatives, and traditionalists) is not rooted in philosophy or in politics but in Scripture. That is, the reason these ...

Dale Partridge

Four Reasons You Should Preach Through The Old Testament

It was then that I realized the gaping hole in my preaching. Much like a musician who only practiced scales and never melody, my preaching lacked cadence and unity. With the next five principles, I’d ...

Keifer Navey

Book Review: Why Children Matter by Doug Wilson

Sometimes we need to know how to help an angry seven-year-old process his emotions. At other times we are looking for tips on how to potty train our youngest so we can finally be done ...

Jason Barker

Five Reasons You Should Study the Pastoral Epistles

While bound and imprisoned, the Apostle Paul makes it his top priority to write three brief letters to two young pastors, Timothy and Titus. Timothy was in the popular Greek city of Ephesus while Titus ...

Keifer Navey

The High Cost of Neglecting Church Discipline

However, this moral incapacity is not limited to toddlers on the playground or immature adults at the office—it is far more integrated than we might imagine. In fact, this soft-sided, egg-shell-walking, therapy-driven approach to addressing ...

Alex Zenk

Book Review: Family Shepherds by Voddie Baucham

Could it be that a single, simple misunderstanding is to blame? While we most often think of the local church as the preferred venue for making disciples, God principally tasked another institution with that responsibility: ...

Jason Barker

How God Saved, Freed, and Reformed Dale Partridge—A Personal Testimony

Our family was as average as you could find. We fit the all-American mold as nicely as the last piece of a puzzle being pushed into place. If you’ve ever seen the show The Wonder ...

Dale Partridge

Why Tithing is Biblical but it’s Not Christian

So where do we get this concept of tithing, and why do so many pastors preach that Christians should tithe? Let me explain. In the Old Testament, Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel (see ...

Dale Partridge

How To Find A Godly Man In A Godless World

Now before I start, this article is going to upset three groups of Christian readers. First, immature Christian men. In a culture being overtaken by an ungodly form of feminism, men are increasingly feeling intimidated. ...

Dale Partridge

Why Praying For The Strength To Quit Pornography Won’t Help You

Sadly, this is the same type of prayer dialogue Christian porn users have with God. A conversation where men (and women) kneel down and beg for the freedom, victory, and strength that God has already ...

Dale Partridge

Christians, Being Anti-Abortion Doesn’t Make You Pro-Life

If you haven’t noticed, there’s a blood-filled gap between what the church believes and what the church does. Unfortunately, this inconsistency isn’t exclusive to abortion. Because of the church’s lethargy in effecting culture, it has ...

Dale Partridge

How Leaving The Institutional Church Brought Us Closer To Jesus

They told us that it was a biblical church. Yet, for two years, adultery was occurring right in front of us—and not one person knew about it. Each week, we, along with seven other couples ...

Simon Villeneuve
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