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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Saturday, 25 February 2017 23:36

Sunday Praise: Deliverer Matt Maher

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Stand firm in Christ,Chase

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Written by Chase
Saturday, 25 February 2017 23:00

William Lane Craig on the unexpected applicability of mathematics to nature

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You might remember that Dr. Craig used a new argument in his debate with Lawrence Krauss in Melbourne, Australia.

My notes on the debate record it thus:

The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics:

  • The underlying structure of nature is mathematical –...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:55

TBS Reformation Reference Bible Review

imageMy favorite KJV publisher has done it again; The Trinitarian Bible Society has introduced the Compact Westminster Reference Bible, Reformation Commemorative Edition. Since that happens to be a lot of name, I will refer to it, moving forward, as the Reformation Reference Bible.

The Reformation...

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Written by msherro
Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:29

I Approve

Reading in John, I came across this passage I've come across before. In chapter 11 we have the wonderful story of the resurrection of Lazarus. We find "Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what He did, believed in Him." (John 11:45) In chapter 12 crowds were gathering to...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:24

Brethren, Pray For Me

Brethren, Pray For Me

2 Thess 3:1-2 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

One thing that is hardly addressed these days is the...

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Written by Violet Inez
Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:13

“Bearing About in the Body the Dying of the Lord Jesus”

“Bearing About in the Body the Dying of the Lord Jesus”

By Harry Ironside Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake,  that the...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails author
Saturday, 25 February 2017 21:33

Filled with the Spirit

― Dan Phillips, The World Tilting Gospel

“The Holy Spirit of God loves to make sure that everything is all about Jesus Christ. On that basis, I will say this categorically and emphatically, and only just barely resist the temptation to say it twice: Show me a person obsessed with the...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 25 February 2017 21:17

Salvation Belongs to the Lord!

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Salvation belongs to the Lord! – Jonah 2:9

Salvation is the work of God. It is He alone who quickens the soul “dead in…trespasses and sins,”1 and He it is who maintains the soul in its spiritual...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 25 February 2017 20:42

Dependence upon God

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“Reformed theology holds to the self-sufficiency of God without compromise. It therefore rejects every form of human autonomy. Only on the assumptions of divine self-sufficiency and man’s complete dependence upon God can the difference between the Christian and the non-Christian points...

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Written by keesthequokka
Saturday, 25 February 2017 20:07

Ask Me Anything (Spiritual Formation, Prayer, Blogging, and more)

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I recently ordered the book Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul by Hannah Anderson. I wanted to ask for your feedback on a concern I have regarding this book. I was lovingly warned by a friend that this book falls into the “spiritual formation movement” category...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 25 February 2017 19:23

Being Settled In The Faith Against The Seducers Of The World Featured

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Originally published in 1692, Thomas Watson’s A Body of Divinity, also referred to as A Body of Practical Divinity, remains a highly recommended book that is a rich resource in teaching the fundamental doctrinal truths of Scripture.  Drawing on the Westminster Shorter Catechism,...

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Written by Bud Ahlheim
Saturday, 25 February 2017 19:23

We live our lives in a waiting room Featured

Life is a waiting room
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It might seem strange to say this, but we are not living to live. Living is not the point of our living. Waiting is. We live while we're waiting.For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions,...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 25 February 2017 18:54

Brother Walter’s Writings (E-Books)

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This Monday will be the International Symposium for the The Master’s Academy International (TMAI) which is involved with training Pastors and Bible teachers overseas.  Every year they have the International Symposium the Monday before the week of Shepherd’s...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 25 February 2017 17:23

Apples of Gold

February 26, 2017
The Bible is not the teacher of its own truth; that is the function of the Holy Spirit, who is given to every believer. And it is He who leads us into all truth, not some hierarchy in the church. --TBC "But the natural man receiveth not the things of...Read more
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Written by tbc staff - bl
Saturday, 25 February 2017 16:01

Redemption through His blood

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"Do you ask—'How is it that there should always need to be redemption by blood, in order to the forgiveness of sin?' I call your attention to the expression, 'Redemption through his blood.'"

Observe, it is not redemption through his power, it is through his blood. It is not redemption through his love, it is through his blood...

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Written by PyroManiacs Staff
Saturday, 25 February 2017 16:00

WHI-1351 | Same-Sex Attraction

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

What should we think about the issue of same-sex attraction? Is it essentially the same as being gay? How does the issue of sexual preference relate to our identity as Christians, and how are we to talk about our differences with others in a world that is increasingly...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 25 February 2017 16:00

Shadows of His Presence

“And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” (Isaiah 32:2)

In the context of this beautiful verse, the “man” is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ....

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 25 February 2017 14:30

02/26/17 The Lord Hears

READING: Numbers 12-14, Mark 5:21-43

“And the Lord heard it.”

Numbers 12:2

There is so much in today’s reading that could capture our attention. Miriam developed leprosy for opposing Moses. Spies viewed the land, but most of them disbelieved God’s promise. Two spies, Caleb...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Saturday, 25 February 2017 14:15

Dear 'Concerned Church Member'

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Dear Concerned Church Member,

I received your letter with great interest, as I'm always grateful for the sharpening of my skills, knowledge, and, of course, personality. I know I always have room to improve as a pastor.

Some of your concerns were, naturally, disappointing and discouraging. In a few...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Saturday, 25 February 2017 14:15

God Saves You All by Himself

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"Salvation is of the Lord."-- Jonah 2:9

Salvation is the work of God. It is he alone who quickens the soul "dead in trespasses and sins," and it is he also who maintains the soul in its spiritual life. He is both "Alpha and Omega." "Salvation is of the Lord."

If I am prayerful, God makes me...

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Written by Charles Spurgeon
Saturday, 25 February 2017 14:05

February 26: Van Horn on Westminster Doctrines

“To God’s Glory” : A Practical Study of a Doctrine of the Westminster Standards. by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn

THE SUBJECT : God’s Work of Grace.

THE BIBLE VERSES TO READ : Eph. 2:8; John 15:5; I Cor. 6:17; I Cor. 1:9; I Pet. 5:10.

REFERENCE TO THE STANDARDS : Confession of Faith,...

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Written by archivist
Saturday, 25 February 2017 14:04

Podcast: The Museum Boy Talks to Steve About the Confused Word of Faith Man

Our good friend and fellow polemicist Steve Kozar from ‘Messed Up Church’ and Chris Rice, curator at the ‘Museum of Idolatry’ (both contributors to Pirate Christian Radio) join forces to discuss further emails from a very confused but well-meaning “word of faith”...

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 25 February 2017 14:00

An Encouraging Word for Church Leaders for Today

Mark 5:36  “But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, 'Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.”

Jesus spoke these words to Jairus, whose daughter had died. In essence, He said, "Don't worry about the circumstances. Just trust me."...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Saturday, 25 February 2017 13:51

The Path of Spiritual Maturity

When we realize we don't know, then Christ becomes our Wisdom so we CAN know.

The post The Path of Spiritual Maturity appeared first on ChipBrogden.com.

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Saturday, 25 February 2017 13:45

Who’s to Blame for Bookstore Closures?

Who’s to Blame for Bookstore Closures?

By Jim Fletcher Free-lance writer News came this week that Family Christian Stores is finally shuttering all 240 locations. The 85-year-old chain filed for bankruptcy protection in 2015, and now the end has come for the Christian retail giant that...

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Written by Free-Lance Writers
Saturday, 25 February 2017 13:24

A Kingdom Manifesto

The Sermon on the Mount, as it is commonly known, begins with what some people refer to as The Beatitudes: “Blessed are...”. What follows is a kind of Kingdom Manifesto, some foundational truths that will help us to better understand what life is like in this Kingdom of God.

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 25 February 2017 13:11

Plague of blood

15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning, as he is going out to the water. Stand on the bank of the Nile to meet him, and take in your hand the staff that turned into a serpent. 16 And you shall say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, “Let my people go,...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 25 February 2017 13:00

Exodus 9; Luke 12; Job 27; 1 Corinthians 13

Exodus 9; Luke 12; Job 27; 1 Corinthians 13

YOU’VE SEEN THE BUMPER STICKER: “The person with the most toys wins.” Wins what? The person with the most toys takes out of this life exactly what everyone else does. A billion years or so into eternity, how many toys we accumulated...

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Written by Don Carson
Saturday, 25 February 2017 13:00

Our Misgivings About Jesus

The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw [water] with, and the well is deep." —John 4:11

Have you ever said to yourself, “I am impressed with the wonderful truths of God’s Word, but He can’t really expect me to live up to that and work all those details into my...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Saturday, 25 February 2017 12:55

The Gift of Precious Providential Thornbushes

     I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way. She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, “I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 25 February 2017 11:10

Who Are The Christians?

The following description of a peculiar people comes from a book written in the second century, entitled, Epistola ad Diognetum. It is quoted by John T. Christian in his History of the Baptists, in a description of what the people of God looked like in their environment. Can it be said of...

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Written by Manfred
Saturday, 25 February 2017 10:42

SURVEY SATURDAY

It has been quite a while since I have presented you with a survey, and because it is the desire of my heart to reach precious Catholics with the truth according to God’s Word, the Bible, I am wondering if any of you who are Catholic are finding this present series helpful. I am also...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Saturday, 25 February 2017 10:32

The Lack of Love and the Hunger for Judgment

I recently posted a link to a smear piece on Jeff Durbin and his comments on abortion. It comes from a report on this video from Barcroft TV.

Let me be completely clear on this issue. I know and believe that abortion is murder. It is a heinous crime that is destroying our society one life at a...

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Written by atomicglue
Saturday, 25 February 2017 10:05

Flights From Reality – How People Believe a Lie Featured

Yesterday I wrote an article featuring a hard core leftist and Democrat Party operative carrying on, with a straight face, about how gender is purely whatever we want it to be. He fully seemed to believe this. See the link below where you can watch him in action. It was scary as all get out. I am...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 25 February 2017 09:28

Edward Tailor, Would God I in that Golden City Were

The prior post on this poem may be found here.

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I know not how to speak’t, it so so good:Shall mortal and immortal marry? nayMan marry God? God be a match for mud?The King of Glory to wed a worm? Mere Clay?This is the case. The wonder too in bliss.Thy Maker is thy husband. Hearst thou this?...

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Written by memoirandremains
Saturday, 25 February 2017 09:17

Hidden in Plain View: update

Saturday, 25 February 2017 08:45

The Gospel Coalition Says the Oscars Matter [insert eyeroll] Featured

Did you know that the Oscars should matter to Christians? So says Samuel James and the cultural commentators over at The Gospel Coalition. Now, you may not realize it because you’re not savvy enough at impacting the culture for the sake of human flourishing (or however they talk over at the...

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Written by JD Hall
Saturday, 25 February 2017 08:19

Free: Christian Apologetics Manual on Islam by Cornelius

imageIf you are looking for a resource on Christian apologetics concerning Islam we are now hosting a manual on Islam written by a Christian name Cornelius.

It is 220 pages long.

Here is the link: manual-v07-free-edition

Cornelius has made it available for free for the sake of advancing the...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 25 February 2017 07:42

Discernment and slander Featured

by Mike Ratliff

8 But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. 10 Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ. 11 But the greatest among you shall be your...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
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