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, 21 February 2018 00:02

Billy Graham and Southern Seminary

Billy Graham’s rapid trajectory to renown — from his 1934 conversion during Baptist evangelist Mordecai Ham’s Charlotte, North Carolina, crusade, through his searching student days at Bob Jones College and Florida Bible Institute, and on to the 1949 Los Angeles evangelistic...

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Written by Doug Hanna
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 23:47

Leave it to Behar: A Liberal ‘View’ of Christianity

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Vice President Mike Pence says God speaks to him, but some call it mental illness. Oprah says God will speak to her if He wants her to run for president, and liberals cheer. Is this glaring double standard the new normal? It’s not just Joy Behar. Christianity is generally not tolerated in...

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Written by David Fiorazo
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 23:33

The Reformation: The Augsburg Confession Featured

In a continuing effort to maintain Christian unity without denying what they considered revealed truth, Lutheran Princes and theologians met in Augsburg on June 25, 1530, to discuss points of agreement and disagreement between the Lutherans and the Romans Catholics. Setting forth the theological...

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Written by Jared Longshore
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 23:19

Life from life

An interesting principle in Gen 1 is that it takes life to make life. Unlike dead, impotent idols, the "living God" creates the world. And he makes living creatures who reproduce. So it takes one living thing to make another living thing. Life is transmitted from one living thing to another....

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 23:13

Doublets

5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. 6 He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: 7 Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 23:00

Because of Billy Graham – My Jewish Dad is in Heaven

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“And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:8).

Some of the most anxiety producing moments are when we want to share the Gospel with our own family. I always pray that the Lord...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 23:00

Divorce is horribly painful for boys

About a month ago, one of my friends ECM committed suicide. He used to send me a lot of stories for this blog. Whenever we talked about his background, he would always point to his parents’ divorce as something that really hurt him badly, and caused him to abandon the faith of his childhood...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:49

Blasphemous warrior cultures

Commenting on Gen 6:1-8:
Precisely the same three types of offenses committed by King Lamech are attributed to these figures: (1) Abuse of marriage. They collected in their royal harems "all that they chose" (v2). (2)…They filled the earth with violence (cf. vv5,11). (3) Blasphemous...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:47

Thank You, Dr. Billy Graham! - Bellator Christi

It was announced today (Feb. 21, 2018) that Dr. Billy Graham had passed away. Dr. Graham was a global evangelist who reached thousands upon thousands with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Graham is popularly called “America’s Pastor.” While we will miss him, we know that heaven has...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:46

Billy Graham Led Millions Astray With False Hope, Altar Calls Featured

Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets. –Luke 6:26

The famous Evangelist, Billy Graham, died today at the age of 99. His dynasty as the world’s foremost preacher lasted the vast majority of the 20th century and into the first decade...

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Written by Pulpit & Pen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:29

A Rembrance: Billy Graham, home at last

imageMONTREAT, NC – The Rev. Billy Graham, America’s most notable evangelist whose ministry reached out to both presidents and paupers, died this morning at the age of 99.

Graham’s life has been marked by two qualities that truly great men possess: integrity and humility.

Concerning...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:21

Billy Graham on Eternal Life

“I’m looking forward to that day when I’ll see Christ face to face. Are you?”

Authors: Kevin DeYoung...

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Written by Kevin DeYoung
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:09

An Interview with Billy Graham’s Best Biographer

The 20th century’s most influential evangelist, Billy Graham, died on the morning of February 21, 2018, at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99 years old.

William Martin is the author of the best...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:00

Audible praise is not enough.

We are often too busy to consider the amazing creation in which we live. See Psa. 111:2–6 for why God’s marvelous works should be studied. When we ponder the clouds, the stars, the birds, the trees, the flowers, the animals, the vast array of foods, the marvels of the human body, etc.,...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:00

Weigh In: The Most Memorable Pastors’ Conference Sermons

I’image ve been attending the SBC Pastor’s Conference and Annual Meeting since 1999. Every year I’ve been encouraged and strengthened by the messages. I’m looking forward to Dallas and what looks to be a great lineup of preachers. As I anticipate another great pastor’s...

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Written by Todd Benkert
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:49

Billy Graham, America’s Pastor – Dead at age 99 Featured

imageADDRESS CONDOLENCES TO: BILLY GRAHAM, AMERICA

One of the world’s most well-known evangelists, Billy Graham died today at the age of 99.  He was so prominent and well known as an evangelist and servant of Christ Jesus that it seems superfluous to try to describe his notoriety by listing...

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Written by Seth Dunn
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:43

"Join or Die?" The Necessity and Gift of Church Membership

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In 1754 Benjamin Franklin published a cartoon called “Join or Die.” It pictured a snake cut into eights representing the British colonies in the New World. Franklin argued that unless the colonies formed one body they would never be able to resist the powerful threat of the French and...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:21

Commitments of CFBC Restated Reaffirmed.

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The Commitments of CFBC Restated & Reaffirmed.Geoffrey R. KirklandChrist Fellowship Bible ChurchExpository PreachingThe highest form of worship that mortal man could reach is the hearing from God as He speaks through the reading and preaching of his Word. The grand and majestic interaction...

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Written by Geoffrey Kirkland
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:15

Essential Tools for Preaching Christ (Part 3) (Ryan McGraw)

When a man and a woman are engaged to be married they can hardly talk about anything else. In fact, we might suspect that something is wrong if they don't express excitement about the wedding. The church is espoused to Christ and looks forward to the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:6-9)....

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:13

WWUTT Wednesday - What Is A Christian

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I had an entirely different introduction written for today's WWUTT Wednesday video, but a news article came up on RedEye Radio this morning that got me to thinking (always a dangerous proposition) and I scrapped the whole intro.The news story is that Delaware is going to let school children choose...

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Written by Doug Evans
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:04

What are the differences between Christian denominations?

Written by Greg Wills
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 20:50

Romans 13 Re-Examined: Obey the Government

I would argue that very few passages in Scripture have been more abused over the centuries than Romans 13:1-7. It has been used to justify both allegiance to wicked governments and armed revolt against wicked governments. It has been twisted, perverted, and misunderstood since the time of...

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Written by Wes
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 20:31

DBG Spotlight (2-21-18)

As you may know, R.C. Sproul is known for his book on the holiness of God and his teaching ministry often directed people to that particular subject. Take time to listen to him teach on the holiness and justice of God.

Which Country Sends the [Second] Most Missionaries? — “This...

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Written by Josh Buice
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 20:30

Why We Should Use the Language of Brokenness

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It’s an opinion that pops up in my social media feeds every now and again from well-meaning believers critical of the therapeutic influence on Christian preaching and teaching. “Stop saying people are broken. They’re sinful. That’s the problem.” Or some variation of...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 20:21

This Present Danger: Worldliness

The three great spiritual enemies of man are the world, the flesh, and the devil. It is hard to say which does most harm to the soul. The last day alone will settle that point. But I venture boldly to say, that at no former period has “the world” been so dangerous, and so successful in...

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Written by The J.C. Ryle Archive
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 20:07

Losing Our Children to a World of Depravity

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God’s Word instructs parents to raise their children based on His Word and principles.  But as our beloved nation strays more and more from God there is a slow but steady movement to raise our children as “world citizens” void of Christian values.  Through federal...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 20:00

Coming Soon! Update to The Creator and the Cosmos. Interview with Hugh Ross.

image The book "The Creator and the Cosmos" has been very influential over the past 25 years. Sean interviews Dr. Hugh Ross about the update, which releases March 1.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 20:00

Fighting Fear: Psalm 56

“What are you so scared of?” With such a simple question, our tendency to and hatred of fear are thrown at us by every childhood taunt we can remember.

Fear – the kind the Bible warns against – never looks good on us. Like a perpetually out of style haircut, there’s no...

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Written by Jared Olivetti
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 20:00

What Should I Do When I'm Bearing Unbearable Suffering?

February 21, 2018 by: Dave Furman

The Prospect of Lifelong Pain

I've had a few seasons of intense suffering. One time I was teaching a seminary class in South Asia and I tripped over a hole in the street, which was terrible for me—with a nerve disorder—when my full weight landed...

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Written by Dave Furman
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:45

Which Country Sends the [Second] Most Missionaries?

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This is the fourth article in a series penned by Joel Kim, President of Westminster Seminary. In each entry he is reflecting on the Olympics from a Korean-American perspective.

My friends and I recently visited Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery in Seoul. As the name indicates, this is...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:45

Hate Week Essay #3: The World will hate you Featured

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. (John 15:18)The kind of hate we discussed on Monday was the kind of righteous holy hate that God has against sin, divorce, lying, and the 6 other things the Proverbs listed. On Tuesday I followed that up with looking at our hate...

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:00

The Women of Genesis: Lesson 12- Sarah and Hagar

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The Women of Genesis- Lesson 12

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:00

Adventures in the Ordinary

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Part of our human desire for adventure is quite frankly curiosity. We want to know what is just over that next hill or around the next bend. It may be nothing consequential at all, but our curiosity will only be satisfied by taking that step.

Even someone like me who lives a rather unadventurous...

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Written by Zak Schmoll
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:00

He Manifested His Glory

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In John 2:1-12 we see how Jesus began His public ministry in a very surprising way. John the Baptist came “neither eating or drinking,” and was dressed in camels hair and a leather belt and deprived himself of the comforts of this life. Jesus, now enters the scene in sharp contrast. His...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:11

Only one life

We had the great pleasure of having Dr Jim Plueddemann (a professor in the Mission and Evangelism Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) preach at our church.  Jim and his wife, Carol, have served as missionaries just about their entire lives.  Jim served as SIM’s...

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Written by Pastorfish
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:00

Rename

I'm familiar with PCs, so this may not be the same as it is on Macs, for instance, but if you go to a file on a computer and right click and you will be given some options. Among them you might find "Copy", "Delete", and "Rename." I suppose you can figure out what each of those would be good for.I...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 18:00

What Is the Will of God for My Life?

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What does the Bible say about God’s leading? It says that if we acknowledge God in all our ways, He will direct our paths (Prov. 3:5–6). We are encouraged by Scripture to learn the will of God for our lives, and we do so by focusing our attention not on the decretive will of God but on...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:34

Why Doesn’t God Answer All My Prayers?

image You don’t have to be a Christian long to recognize you don’t always get what you pray for. Why doesn’t God seem to answer all our prayers? Is it because we aren’t praying properly, or have we simply failed to recognize God’s answer? Our ideas about prayer and...

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Written by jwallace
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:28

God’s Creation of Sea Creatures Lesson 3: Starfish

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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for 4-5-year-olds on God’s sea creatures!

Lesson 3 is on Starfish.

Purpose: To explore and know more about God’s creature called Starfish.

Book(s) read:

Lola M. Schaefer Starfish.

Other tools:

Laptop (to show Youtube videos)

Measuring Tape...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:00

Nuggets from Seeking and Finding God—Eternal Punishment

February 21, 2018
Right here we come to the most difficult part of the gospel to accept: that those who do not believe it are eternally lost—no matter what good works they do. The reasons for that fact are grounded in both...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:00

Islamic Terrorists or Tragic Heroes?

February 21, 2018
The so-called mainstream media’s approach to and apologias for Islamic terrorism have become as predictable as they are farcical. In a recent piece titled, “A Mysterious Act of Mercy by the Subway Bombing Suspect,” the New York...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:00

A Year in PRRD (Week 7)

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Every Wednesday in 2018, Michael Lynch (PhD candidate at Calvin Theological Seminary) and our own editor Danny Hyde (PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) will be blogging through Richard Muller’s Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics, 4 vols. (2nd edition, Grand Rapids: Baker...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 17:00

Why Flourishing Requires You To Be “All In”

“Are you all in?” roared the high school football coach to his team in the locker room.

“Yes, SIR,” they shouted back.

“Then let’s go get it done,” said the coach, and the team rushed out onto the field to play their homecoming rivals who had beaten them 61-0...

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Written by Hugh Whelchel
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:46

10 Things You Should Know about Charles Spurgeon

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Michael Reeves:

1. His ministry began in the year of his conversion as a young man.

Spurgeon was raised in a Christian home, but was converted in 1850 at fifteen years old. Caught in a snowstorm, he took refuge in a small Primitive Methodist chapel in Colchester. After about ten minutes, with only...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:03

It’s Getting Worse… (1)

The Church’s Response to Mass Shootings

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  • August 1, 1966– University of Texas shooting- 16 killed; 30 injured
  • July 18, 1984- San Ysidro, California- 21 killed (adults and children)
  • August 20, 1986- Edmond, Oklahoma- 14 killed
  • October 16, 1991- Lucy’s Cafeteria, Killeen, Texas- 21...

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Written by Andy Montgomery
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