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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Monday, 25 March 2019 01:24

No Judgment To Them That Are In Christ

Monday, 25 March 2019 01:01

The Freedom of Salvation

Yesterday I preached from Romans 8:1-4 on the subject—”Freedom of Salvation” as Paul pointed to how we are free from the bondage of sin. In this glorious chapter, we see some very important truths emerging to the surface. In this single chapter, we have a summary of our salvation...

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Written by Josh Buice
Monday, 25 March 2019 00:52

Anglican Church Instructs Clergy to Address Transgender by Their Chosen Name and Pronoun

The Church of England issued today a Pastoral Guidance document that instructs Anglican clergy to unconditionally welcome and affirm transgender people into

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Written by JeffMaples
Monday, 25 March 2019 00:47

What about the ‘Lost’ Books of the Bible?

In modern studies of the NT canon, there is a lot of discussion (maybe even obsession!) with so-called ‘lost’ books of the Bible. So, we have recent book titles likeLost Scriptures, Forgotten Scriptures, and The Lost Bible.

In fact, scholar Philip Jenkins even wrote a whole book...

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Written by Michael Kruger
Monday, 25 March 2019 00:45

Living Out Part 1 – The Shift

The Church’s Shift in Addressing Homosexuality

In my seminary days, Dr. Howard Hendricks warned us that the church tends to drift from one extreme to another. He declared that the church tends to be balanced only for a brief moment when it is swinging from one of the pendulum to the other. I...

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Written by Tom Buck
Monday, 25 March 2019 00:20

Gifts for the Waiting

At this very moment, all around the world, countless human beings are waiting. We do it all the time. You’ve probably done it recently, and you’ll likely do it again soon. Perhaps you’re waiting for something right now: an airplane to take off, a letter to arrive, a...

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Written by Paul Jewell
Monday, 25 March 2019 00:10

Saved by Amazing Grace

Today is a day to celebrate the grace of God. 

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).

Let those words sink in deep. Grace saves. We can take no credit for all we have and all we are in Christ. For...

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Written by Laura Hardin
Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

Christianity vs. Religion

The next time someone tells you that religion is a personal thing and that you should keep it to yourself, think of this verse, Isaiah 58:1, because “religion” is empty hypocrisy and should be kept to oneself. But God has opened the door of everlasting life through the gospel, and...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

Reformation Study Bible, Condensed Edition: Two Brand-New Cover Styles

In 2017, we released the Condensed Edition (ESV) of theReformation Study Bible, distilling the best of the original commentary in a portable, durable format. Now you can order this popular edition intwo attractive new styles. Whether you’re reading at home, at church, or on the go, this...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

Let’s review how Russia colluded with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

imageCNN reported on a false allegation for 22 months

For the last 22 months, we’ve seen the media keep up a constant drumbeat about how Trump colluded with Russia to sell Russian corporations uranium rights in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation. Oh, wait, the media hasn’t said...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

Andrew Davis- The Power of Christian Contentment: Finding Deeper, Richer Christ-Centered Joy

On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Andrew Davis discuss the place and importance of contentment in the Christian life and ministry along with his book, The Power of Christian Contentment: Finding Deeper, Richer Christ-Centered Joy (Baker, 2019)

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:50

HOW DISCERNING ARE YOU? REFUTING THE HERETICAL TEACHING THAT ‘JESUS DIED SPIRITUALLY’

What was it that Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, did when He was upon the cross that fully satisfied God the Father’s wrath and His just demands to pay for all of our sins and to provide for our salvation? Was it enough that Jesus shed His blood and died in our place after […]

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:18

The Throne of Grace

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)

It is not uncommon to be afraid to approach God. It’s one of the effects of the original sin. When Adam and Eve rebelled they hid themselves from God....

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Written by Paul Tautges
Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:16

The “Bright Light” of Romans (Tyndale)

image In 1526 William Tyndale published a preface to his English translation of Romans.  The year before (1525), his English translation of the New Testament was printed in Worms.  [It was, of course, smuggled illegally into England, where church leaders quickly labeled it as a heretical...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:11

John Piper’s Regrets in Ministry

I love watching or reading interviews with Christian leaders. Interviews give us an opportunity to learn real and raw information about someone, often because the one being interviewed is caught off guard. Who you truly are is revealed when you are surprised. Sometimes I re-watch interviews because...

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Written by David Qaoud
Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:09

Adoption and the Image of God (David Barry)

When I was in my early 20s, I met a college friend of my parents for the first time. After a short conversation, she smiled and commented, "You're just like your dad!" She wasn't just referring to my appearance, but to my personality, mannerisms, and demeanor. She was talking about what I was like....

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:08

Mueller, President Trump and American Christianity

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After two years of painstaking investigation and more than $25 million in taxpayer costs, Special Investigator Robert Mueller has concluded that, wait for it… President Trump did not collude with Russians to undermine our election system in 2016.  Talk about a dramatic...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Sunday, 24 March 2019 23:00

Christ Alone Defines the Sacramental Elements

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William Attersoll
Badges of Christianity
Book 3, ch. 5, pp. 350-352

Christ delivered his Last Supper in bread and wine, then these signs may not be altered, but must be retained for the perpetual use and comfort of the Church. And howsoever it be left to the choice and liberty of the Church, what...

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Written by drdowname
Sunday, 24 March 2019 22:56

How to Teach the Bible to the Unsaved

“We are seeing a great appetite to read and understand the Bible.” --Roy Peterson, President of the American Bible Society Secularization (“religion isn’t important”) and religious pluralization (“all religions are equally true and valid”) are specters...

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Written by Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship
Sunday, 24 March 2019 22:30

Bible Study for Mar. 31: The problem with wealth

Eccl. 5:10-20Gregg Potts, lay ministerEmerson

Money brings happiness, right? 

Nope! It doesn’t. We have been told that, and some like to believe that, but money does not bring happiness.

Now, before we go any farther, there is nothing wrong with money or wealth if we manage it...

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Written by Gregg Potts
Sunday, 24 March 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup (3/24)

image Veracity Hill Ep 141: Cultural Apologetics In this episode, Kurt speaks with Paul Gould on the role of Cultural Apologetics as an evangelistic method. Trinity Radio S10E7: The Bible On Slavery (Part One) Skeptics and Christians alike, understandably, have difficulty seeing how a God of love could...

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Written by Richard Porter
Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:41

The Crisis of Missions: An Exclusive Interview With Documentary Filmmaker

If you haven’t already heard, there is a new documentary film on the horizon that details, as the filmmaker, Dave

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Written by Reformation Charlotte
Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:20

The Investment of Early Christians in Texts: Further Thoughts

In an earlier posting (here) I noted the indications of a remarkable investment of time, effort, and expenses in the composition, copying and distribution of texts in early Christian circles, especially (but not exclusively) Christian texts such as became part of the NT.  I offer here a few...

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Written by larryhurtado
Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

On Lordship and Apologetics

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“I am false or confused if I sing about Christ’s Lordship and contrive to retain areas of my own life that are autonomous” (Francis Schaeffer). When defending the Christian faith, it’s important to remember that we are doing so as subjects of King Jesus. He doesn’t...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Proverbs

March 25, 2019 by: Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Divine Wisdom

The book of Proverbs is one of the “many ways” God spoke (Heb. 1:1), leading us to his only Son Jesus. What stands out about the book of Proverbs is its gracious...

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Written by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

How I Learned to Lament

March 25, 2019 by: Mark Vroegop

A Hard-Bought Lesson

No one sets out to learn to lament and I didn’t either. Fifteen years ago, the Lord, in his hard providence, put my wife and I on a journey where a few days before delivery, we had a stillborn baby daughter named Sylvia. That then...

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Written by Mark Vroegop
Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Ecclesiastes

March 25, 2019 by: Douglas Sean O'Donnell

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

The Wisdom of God

Jesus taught us to read our Bibles with him in mind—“everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms” (Luke 24:44)....

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Written by Douglas Sean O'Donnell
Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

The Gospel in Psalms

March 25, 2019 by: Bruce A. Ware, George W. Robertson

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

A Book about Jesus

The risen Jesus said to his disciples that “everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms [i.e., the Old Testament...

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Written by Bruce A. Ware, George W. Robertson
Sunday, 24 March 2019 21:00

A 5-Minute Preview of The Crossway Podcast

March 25, 2019 by: Crossway

Coming Monday, April 1

Today, we’re excited to release a 5-minute preview of The Crossway Podcast, which officially launches one week from today on April 1.

Each week on The Crossway Podcast, we’ll be sitting down with authors for thoughtful interviews...

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Written by Crossway
Sunday, 24 March 2019 20:54

Answering the alleged "95* Catholic Verses" - #s 95, 96, 97, 98, 99

imageToday, we will continue with our response to Dave Armstrong and his book, “The Catholic Verses,” in which the Catholic apologist presents ninety-five (actually one-hundred and four) Bible verses or passages that allegedly validate Catholicism and are claimed to “confound”...

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Written by Tom
Sunday, 24 March 2019 20:13

"What are you doing for your Spring Break?" Featured

By Elizabeth PrataIt's the question of the week. Our school's Spring Break is coming up beginning Friday and extending into the first week of April. The week off is very much cherished and also needed. If you've ever watched Principal Gerry Brooks' hilarious videos about life as an educator, he...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 24 March 2019 20:09

Let’s Be Over-Encouragers Today

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God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 

who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thess. 5:9-11 (ESV)

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Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 24 March 2019 20:02

Always Count the Cost

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Just a couple of blocks from my home is the concrete shell of an unfinished mosque. Several years ago they broke ground and quickly after poured the concrete for the foundation and the four great minarets. And then the project went dormant. For almost three years it has sat ugly and unfinished, a...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 24 March 2019 20:00

11 Resources for Equipping in One-Another Ministry Biblical Counseling

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This past week, I spoke at theCanadian Biblical Counseling Coalition’sannual conference:Gospel Conversations: Equipping the Church to Counsel.

My focus was not only on equipping Christians for formal biblical counseling (a church withbiblical counseling), but also on equipping every believer...

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Written by Bob
Sunday, 24 March 2019 20:00

What You Believe

Many of us can feel fairly confident that we have a pretty good chunk of good doctrine. We have the truth. We embrace the truth. We defend the truth. And that's all good. Those who "defend the truth" that is at odds with God's Word need help; we're happy to give it. Those who sin need help; we're...

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Written by Winging It
Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:58

A La Carte (March 25)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a collection of good books by Philip Ryken.

Autoplaying Evil

In the wake of the shootings in New Zealand, Joe Carter reflects on how technology has ways of amplifying evil. “While mankind hasn’t invented new sins in centuries, technology has made it...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:30

Quotes of Note

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Kim:One of the assignments for my apologetics class is to summarize in single spaced page each chapter of our assigned readings. It has been a tedious process. I would much rather interact in a...

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Written by Kim Shay
Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:00

Dismantling the New Sacred-Secular Divide

“Raise your hand if you’re going into full-time ministry.”

This was spoken by the dean of the School of Business at the graduation dinner the December I finished college.

Having attended a Christian university, and knowing the context behind this question, I smiled and began to...

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Written by Jessica Schroeder
Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:00

The Early Symptoms of Spiritual Danger

I can still recall the conversation although it took place more than three decades ago. A shocked friend asked, "Have you heard that Sarah is no longer a Christian?" What was so alarming to my friend was that Sarah had been one of the most influential, and apparently fruitful, members of her...

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Written by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:24

Easter Resources 2019

For several years, I've been posting a collection of resources for each Easter season:2009201020112012201320142015201620172018You can find an archive of our posts with the Easter label here. You can also search for posts with other labels by replacing the word Easter in the URL with another phrase...

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Written by Jason Engwer
Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:05

How Media Consumption Threatens the Future of Christianity (It’s Not What You Think)

imageMany Christian leaders are concerned about the impact visual media is having on Christianity in America. Their concern centers largely around the moral messaging in contemporary movies, television series, and commercials – most of which runs contrary to the teaching of the New Testament...

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Written by J. Warner
Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:01

Go Big or Go Home: The Cost of Christianity Featured

image In 1517, three ships under the command of Hernández de Córdoba sailed west and explored the Yucatán peninsula. Upon arrival, the soldiers disembarked but were attacked at night by Mayans armed with arrows and spears. Twenty soldiers died, including de Córdoba himself....

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Written by Clint Archer
Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:00

Google Refuses to Remove Sharia Woman-Tracking App

 
March 25, 2019
The social media giants are becoming Sharia-compliant with alacrity. This is akin to Twitter’s sending out of Sharia blasphemy warnings from Pakistan, and Facebook’s assuring the government of Pakistan that it would remove...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—More Than Imagination?

 
March 25, 2019
As we have noted repeatedly, a major evidence that something more than the imagination is involve in occult phenomena is found in the consistent undergirding philosophy communicated by the visualized entities. Another evidence...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:00

Guest Post: Trials

Note: This is a guest post since presently I am overseas.  This is by  Caty Lyle.  Her blog be found here.

 

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Maybe right now, you are going through a storm. Maybe you are struggling physically, mentally, financially, or spiritually. No matter what you are going through: God is...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 24 March 2019 18:00

Asleep in Jesus

“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13) The hope of the Chris... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Sunday, 24 March 2019 17:00

“Keep Your Heart,” “Expensive Principle,” and More Odd Google Translate Renderings of My Book Titles from Other Languages

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One of my great joys is to see my books translated into languages around the world. To date, there have been translations in over seventy languages (see the full list).

It’s always interesting to see the different covers that the publishers choose, some of which are wildly different—and...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Sunday, 24 March 2019 17:00

A Non-Evangelical Reads Misquoting Jesus

imageBart Ehrman has from time to time expressed surprise that Christians and particularly Evangelicals reacted so negatively to his book Misquoting Jesus. In his follow-up book Jesus, Interruptedhe writes, for example, that
The conservative evangelical response to my book surprised me a bit. Some of...

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Written by Peter Gurry
Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:05

Links For The Church (3/25)

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Why Church Leaders Need Ministry Friends Outside Their Congregation

Brian Boyles writes about the benefits of building friendships with those who can walk beside you when ministry gets hard. 

What Might God Do While You Wait?

"We cannot possibly know all of the things God might be doing in...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 24 March 2019 15:05

March 25: John Leighton Wilson [1809-1886]

 A Joshua to the Southern Presbyterians

To many Christians, the name of John Leighton Wilson might be a common name of no real significance.  But to Southern Presbyterian Christians, he stands out as a spiritual giant of the faith.

imageBorn on March 25, 1809 to Scot-Irish parents...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
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