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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Sunday, 20 October 2019 16:00

Two Can Play That Game

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Most young Christians are unfamiliar with their own intellectual traditions.  They are disconcerted when persons of an unserious disposition taunt them with questions like “If God exists, then why is there evil in the world?” or “If God made everything, then who made...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 20 October 2019 09:25

Christian News Weekly Recap Oct 14 – 19, 2019 Featured

Christian News Weekly Recap Oct 14 – 19, 2019 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Oct 14, 2019 Christian Convert Murdered By Muslim Family Over Facebook Post Pastor Brunson Offers Powerful Prayer Over President Trump to Fight...

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Written by Alesia Cengia
Sunday, 20 October 2019 08:32

"I Thank God Whom I Serve" -- 2 Timothy 1:1-5

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on 2 Timothy:  I Thank God Whom I Serve-2 Timothy 1:1-5

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 20 October 2019 08:31

Q A Men and Women in Family, Church and Society

Theology Gals | Episode 134 This week Coleen and Rachel answer listener questions about the recent Theology Gals series on men and women. Some of the topics they discuss are 1 Timothy 2:15, ESS, 1 Peter 2:1&2, patriarchy.  Episode Resources: Women and Church Authority Todd Bordow Sermon...

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Written by Coleen Sharp
Sunday, 20 October 2019 07:51

A Testimony. Part 1 Featured

By Elizabeth PrataIn an unusual move, I'm going to get personal. This is a testimony in 2 parts. Part 1 is what was wrong. Part 2 is what came right. As hard as it is to openly discuss my personal challenges, I must praise the Lord and give Him glory for what He has done. His glory comes first.Since...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 20 October 2019 07:00

False Religion Featured

by Mike Ratliff

16 Then Samuel said to Saul, “Wait, and let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night.” And he said to him, “Speak!”17 Samuel said, “Is it not true, though you were little in your own eyes, you were made the head of the tribes of Israel? And the...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Sunday, 20 October 2019 05:22

Surrounded by Love

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Just a quick post as a testimony to grace. I'm currently out of the country, and there are too many positives to state.

I've stayed in three Christian homes, been driven all round the place, attended an installation of a Professor, seen some awesome sights, and had the joy to preach.

But what I want...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Sunday, 20 October 2019 05:07

The Best Fall Sale Deals at Christianbooks.com

I’m a sucker for a good deal on books.  Christianbooks.com seems to have some of the better sales on the web and so everytime they have one I like to look through the list and share with the ChurchWord followers the best deals.  

I don’t receive anything for sharing these...

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Written by David Chambers
Sunday, 20 October 2019 04:58

Was Jesus from Nazareth or was he from Bethlehem?

I repeat the question of the title, “Was Jesus from Nazareth or was he from Bethlehem?” only to point out the absurdity of the forced-choice question. Recently someone posed to me the supposed dilemma of Jesus being from Nazareth or from Bethlehem. Since Jesus was Jesus “of...

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Written by Craig Keener
Sunday, 20 October 2019 04:45

From Pepé Le Pew to progressive theologian

Today, however, I found myself contemplating another disturbing expression of violence in Looney Tunes, in this case, the sexually aggressive stalking behavior of everybody’s favorite amorous skunk, Pepe Le Pew.
According to Julia Lipmann, the stalking tropes in romantic comedies can serve to...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 20 October 2019 04:25

Faith’s Goal (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Sunday, 20 October 2019 03:00

The Value of Giving Featured

Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 7 Thinking God’s Way is a series of Bible studies that help believers meditate on the Word of God for the purpose of Christian growth. Each lesson features…

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Sunday, 20 October 2019 01:59

A Testimony. Part 2 Featured

By Elizabeth PrataYesterday in part 1 I got personal, which is hard to do. But the Lord must be praised for what He does in our lives and that goes for me too. I can't praise Him for His comfort and kindness if I never seem to have any trouble.I do try to stay positive, because after all, we are...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 20 October 2019 01:00

In Awe of the True Triune God

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God is one, and yet mysteriously, He is three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The second person of the Trinity, Christ the Son, has come into this world to redeem...

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Sunday, 20 October 2019 00:56

John MacArthur’s Truth Matters Conference: SBC Meltdown

John MacArthur’s Truth Conference did what no self-respecting political-pandering celebrity pastor or celebrity pastor wannabe in the SBC would ever

The post John MacArthur’s Truth Matters Conference: SBC Meltdown appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Jeff Maples
Sunday, 20 October 2019 00:00

Beth Moore Defends Egalitarianism with Justin Peters and Jim Osman

Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report 0094 In this Rapp Report episode, Justin Peters and Jim Osman join Andrew Rappaport to discuss Beth Moore's defense of egalitarianism and attack on complementarianism. She was speaking at the Caring Well Conference on the topic, Does Complementarianism Cause Abuse?...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Sunday, 20 October 2019 00:00

Dennis Prager explains what feminism has achieved for women

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Dennis Prager has summarized many of my viewpoints on this blog in a tiny, tiny little article. He calls it “Four Legacies of Feminism“.

Read the whole glorious thing and bask in its wisdom!

Full text:

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Sunday, 20 October 2019 00:00

John Milton: On Serving God While Suffering Blindness

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“On His Blindness” (1655) WHEN I consider how my light is spentEre half my days in this dark world and wide,And that one Talent which is death to hideLodged with me useless, though my...

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Written by W. C. Newsom
Sunday, 20 October 2019 00:00

Luther’s Excommunication Featured

To be excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church is to be told that your soul is damned to hell. In this brief clip, Stephen Nichols explains how Martin Luther responded to his excommunication.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:00

John Calvin: ‘All The Principles Of Piety Subverted by Fanatics, who Substitute Revelations for Scriptures’

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1.The fanatics wrongly appeal to the Holy SpiritThose who, rejecting Scripture, imagine that they have some peculiar way of penetrating to God, are to be deemed not so much under the influence of error...

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Written by W. C. Newsom
Saturday, 19 October 2019 22:00

Dabney: Church Leaders who Enable Women Preachers are ‘Detestable and Open to Discipline by the Church and the Lord.’

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In this day we find a rapid advancement of new ideas. The unbelievable suggestion of yesterday, entertained only by a few fanatics, and only mentioned by the conservatives to be ridiculed, is today the...

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Written by W. C. Newsom
Saturday, 19 October 2019 21:00

Christ Is a Light for the Lost

October 20, 2019 by: Paul David Tripp

A Light in His Hands

So little preparation, so many unrealistic expectations. So often dreams are dashed, and unwanted fears unrealized. Too few understand where they are. Too few know where they are going. Too many feel alone and lost. Yet...

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Written by Paul David Tripp
Saturday, 19 October 2019 21:00

Lamenting Sin’s Curse

October 20, 2019 by: Paul David Tripp

Broken Down House

Shards of window glass shimmer in weed-strewn sod. Roof shingles clap with the wind, a spontaneous ovation for the dwelling that once was. With creaking voices, dark halls repeat long-gone conversations. Too much decay, t...

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Written by Paul David Tripp
Saturday, 19 October 2019 20:30

How To Discover and Deploy Your Gifts

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The area of spiritual gifts is one that seems to come and go, to ebb and flow, in the life of the church. Sometimes we are inundated with talk of discovering and deploying our gifts, and sometimes it seems they get forgotten altogether. Either way, I was blessed to read some of Sinclair...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 19 October 2019 20:00

Incredible “One Race, One Blood” Pastors Conference Wraps Up

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Earlier this month, hundreds of pastors, leaders, and other believers from across the United States and other countries gathered in Williamstown, Kentucky, at the Ark Encounter in our new Answers Center for our annual Answers for Pastors and Leaders conference. This conference tackled the question...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 19 October 2019 20:00

Pray

If we are commanded to pray without ceasing (1 Thess 5:17), when do we stop?If prayer is our communication with God, how important is that to us?If God answers prayer, what is there we wouldn't want to pray about?If Jesus taught that we "ought always to pray and not lose heart" (Luke 18:1), how...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 19 October 2019 18:53

Longing to Be Freed and Controlled by Jesus’ Love

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If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God.

And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. 14 Either way, Christ’s love controls us.2 Cor 5:13-15

Heavenly Father, what a magnificent and magnetic image—being controlled by Christ’s love. Not merely...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 19 October 2019 18:51

God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Responsibility

I see a tension between God’s will and man’s will. But Faith and salvation come from God, and not on the basis of what we would do or choose, but on the basis of His choice and for His purpose. God works in us to do and desire according to His pleasure. Yet, we have […]

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Written by wbmoore
Saturday, 19 October 2019 18:50

This Sunday at Church: Remember Persecuted Christians who are Imprisoned

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This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Remember Persecuted Christians who are Imprisoned.

 

Here’s a passage that stood out to me that led to this application.  Hear Colossians 4:18: “Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 19 October 2019 18:42

Four Gospels?

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Nicholas T. Batzig:

God doesn’t do anything arbitrarily. We may not be able to grasp His intentions in full or even in part, but we can be sure that everything that He does is full of eternal purpose and Divine wisdom. The secret things may belong to God, but those that are revealed...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Saturday, 19 October 2019 18:00

Come, Let Us Worship: When We’ve Sinned

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 One of the critical marks that distinguishes true Christianity from “Christianity in name only” is the lifelong struggle of believers against sin.  As J.C. Ryle has said, “True...

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Written by Bud Ahlheim
Saturday, 19 October 2019 18:00

Renewing of the Holy Spirit

“. . . the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” (Titus 3:5) The Holy Spirit’s eternal impacts on our lives (regeneration and renewal) are brought together in this text ... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Saturday, 19 October 2019 17:16

Recorded sermon challenges Brian Houston’s evidence to the 2014 Royal Commission.

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On September 30, 2017, a sermon titled ‘Frank Houston – Hillsong – Sept 2004′, was uploaded on YouTube by an account called ’23rdSpam’. Church Watch Central published (and archived) the sermon before it was removed from YouTube. You can listen to the entire...

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 19 October 2019 16:00

SCRIPTURE SUNDAY – THE BOOK OF 2 KINGS

SCRIPTURE SUNDAY SERIES INTRODUCTION Sadly, many professing Christian pastors and teachers today teach that the Old Testament is no longer important or relevant. However, Jesus often quoted from the Old Testament, and Scripture in the New Testament clearly shows us the importance of the Old...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Saturday, 19 October 2019 15:09

Sunday Morning Praise

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

The post Sunday Morning Praise appeared first on Do Not Be Surprised....

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Saturday, 19 October 2019 15:05

October 20: The School Family Catechist WSC Q. 53-54

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The Westminster Shorter Catechism, Questions 53-54.

Q.53.Which is the third commandment?

A. The third commandment is, “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Saturday, 19 October 2019 15:03

Philosophy: A Guide For Christians Featured

Christians should be interested in philosophy. Here are 22 books that make that case:

I realise that by using the ‘P’ word I may have lost the great majority of my Christian audience. They may be asking, “What? Philosophy? Why would I want to have anything to do with that?”...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 19 October 2019 15:00

Is God’s Will My Will? Featured

This is the will of God, even your sanctification. — 1 Thessalonians 4:3

It is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me; is it my will? Am I willing to let God do in me all that has been made possible by the Atonement? Am I willing to let Jesus be made sanctification...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Saturday, 19 October 2019 14:39

This too shall pass

"...What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." (Jas 4:14)

What is your life?

Is your life a sterling success? Remember your life is a mere breath. There may be a heart-racing pause between air inhaled and air exhaled. An exciting if brief span of time...

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Written by Hawk
Saturday, 19 October 2019 14:31

Enter the Kingdom

“Someone asked, ‘Lord, will only a few be saved?’ Jesus answered, ‘Make every effort to enter through the narrow gate, because I tell you this: many will try to enter but will not be able to… For narrow is the gate, and narrow is the path which leads to Life, and few...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 19 October 2019 12:58

Kellogs Partners With Gay Rights Group to Create LGBTQ Propaganda Cereal For Kids

Kellogs Cereal has partnered with an LGBTQ activist group, GLAAD, to create a new cereal including Corn Flakes, Froot Loops,

The post Kellogs Partners With Gay Rights Group to Create LGBTQ Propaganda Cereal For Kids appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Saturday, 19 October 2019 12:31

John 1:10

I've been asked to comment on this:
1. This verse is a reference to the Father, not to Christ. A study of the context reveals that this section opens in verse 6 by telling us, “There came a man who was sent by God.” We are told,...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 19 October 2019 12:03

Praying the Imprecatory Psalms

At the risk of tripping Rauser's hair-trigger persecution complex: 
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The imprecatory psalmist gives us this worldview: there are good people and evil people; God loves the good people and hates the evil ones; God anticipates with relish destroying the evil people;...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 19 October 2019 11:04

The Preference of God Featured

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Romans 9:13-16 (HCSB)As it is written: I have loved Jacob, but I have hated Esau.

What should we say then? Is there injustice with God? Absolutely not! For He tells Moses:

I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

So then it does not depend...

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Written by theidolbabbler
Saturday, 19 October 2019 10:18

The psychopath objection

Atheist philosopher Erik Wielenberg is currently the leading exponent of secular moral realism. For the philosophically inclined, here's a takedown of his attack on divine command ethics:

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Written by steve
Saturday, 19 October 2019 09:10

WATCH: Abortionist Arrested After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Pro-life Activist

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On October 18th, 2019, Apologia studios released a video showing a Phoenix abortionist, Dr. Ronald Yunis, pulling a gun on a sidewalk protestor. The video shows the sidewalk protestor, Elvis Kesto, pointing out Yunis’...

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Written by Curated News
Saturday, 19 October 2019 08:59

Review: The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East

A weekend reading review, because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading.

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Eugene Rogan.  The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East.New York, NY: Basic Books, October 4, 2016. 512 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

We hear so much of the news about...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 19 October 2019 08:11

SBC President Mocks John MacArthur, Welcomes Beth Moore to His Home “Anytime”

Every once in a while — very rarely — I run a satirical piece on this site. This is not

The post SBC President Mocks John MacArthur, Welcomes Beth Moore to His Home “Anytime” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Saturday, 19 October 2019 07:06

‘We’re Pushing the Boundaries’ – Children’s TV Features More Mature Content than Ever Before

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In the past decade, television shows marketed to children have become riddled with violence, mature content, and profanity. A new report from  Parents Television Council (PTC) showed: “There was over 150% more violence and...

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