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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Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:05

Four Things to Remember When You Are Struck by Fear

All of us have been afraid. From children afraid of the dark to adults afraid of death, we’ve all experienced fear. Perhaps that’s why one of the most repeated commands in scripture is “fear not.”

Why are we told not to fear? Aren’t there times in our life when we...

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Written by James Williams
Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Is the Roman Catholic church serious about stopping child abuse?

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At the risk of alienating my Catholic readers, I feel that I have to say something about the recent news story about the Catholic Church leaders abusing children of both sexes, and then covering it up. Let’s start with a news article, then a reaction from a Catholic...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

A Tender Heart

1 Peter 3:8-9, “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.”

As we...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

One Week Only: Save 50% on over 50 Teaching Series

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 23:45

Jeff Robinson– 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me

On the latest episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins and Jeff Robinson discuss the importance of relational maturity in ministry, growing in grace, along with the book he edited with Colin Hansen, 15 Things Seminary Didn’t Teach Me(Crossway, 2018)

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 23:39

Around the Horn (August 16)

Pastor Andy Stanely continues to show a pattern of dangerous thinking in his approach to Scripture. He continues to treat the Old Testament as less valuable than the New Testament, and even claims that it can be...

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Written by Staff
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 23:00

Deliverance and faith.

Egypt’s deliverance depended upon their faith. Had they not believed Joseph, they would not have bothered to store up for the future during the times of plenty. Our salvation rests on faith in Jesus and God’s Word. If we did not believe that there is a coming Judgment Day, we would not...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:26

Browse Worthy: The Overly Sexualized Church

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One of the great ironies of the modern world is that society bombards us daily with the sexualization of everything, then appears surprised when people act out on these encouraged impulses. The church should stand as a fortress of holiness against this evil madness, acting as a city set on a hill...

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Written by Barry York
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:30

Sin Wars Against The Soul – 30 Days To Victory

There is a war occurring in every Christian.  Fleshly desires of the sin nature besiege the redeemed soul.  The battle can be exhausting.  Here’s how to win.   1 Peter 2:11  “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts,...

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Written by admin
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:06

Free Video of Historical Jesus Course

Credo Courses is offering free video downloads of Darrell Bock's "The Historical Jesus" course. You can access this limited time offer here.

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:30

A Way to Pray for Believers

Thanking God for Other Christians When was the last time you thanked God for other Christians? When was the last time that you prayed, saying, “Thank you God for [so and so],” naming another Christian whom you know? From his letter to the believers at Ephesus, we learn that Paul did...

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:12

Being a Friend of the Gospel and a Gospel Friend

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Jude 20 –But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith…

Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.

Heavenly Father,...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:00

Throwback Thursday ~ I Beg Your Pardon? I Never Promised you a Rose Garden.

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:00

How Can I Know? 1 John

John tells us his purpose in writing his first epistle.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13)
The whole purpose was that you may know that you have eternal life. Note that it was written to specific people....

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Written by Winging It
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:00

On Dogmatic Virtue

By Matthew Emerson

Much of the current scholarship on theological method concerns itself with prolegomena and/or with practical matters like steps, tasks, and tools. This is right and good – dogmatic inquiry requires right philosophical and theological foundations and right practice. And yet,...

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Written by Guest Writer
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:00

Does Old Testament Polygamy Justify Same-Sex Marriage?

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I was recently confronted with a challenge about marriage at one of my events. The claim was that God permits same-sex marriage today because marriage is not clearly defined in Scripture. Adam and Eve were a monogamous heterosexual couple, but later in Scripture God allowed men to marry multiple...

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Written by Alan Shlemon
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:19

“Pope Francis”: “We are full of homosexuals”

Here are multiple sources, isolating a key problem in the Roman Catholic Church:Ruth Institute on Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal
Is the current Catholic sex abuse scandal related to homosexuality?Yes. The current scandal includes mostly revelations about male on male sexual abuse of seminarians, where the...

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Written by John Bugay
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:00

465 Biblical Counseling Resources: The Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:00

Why the ‘Loneliness Epidemic’ Threatens Human Flourishing

According to news headlines, there’s a growing “loneliness epidemic” in the West. Jeremy Linneman writes that as a society we’ve turned inwards in our search for meaning and wrongly assumed that connecting on Facebook can fill our need for community:

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Written by Hugh Whelchel
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:00

The Dangerous False Teaching of Andy Stanley

This is a guest post. Chris King serves as the Senior Pastor of Bayou View Baptist Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. He is an Adjunct Professor of Christian Preaching for Boyce College Online. Dr. King earned his M. Div. and Ph. D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

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Written by Josh Buice
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:00

He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures; He Leads Me beside Still Waters

Here’s an excerpt from He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures; He Leads Me beside Still Waters, Michael G. McKelvey’s contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

Psalm 23 provides us with a wonderful example of God’s care and protection in imagery that engages the imagination....

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:58

Reverend John William Wellinger

My wife and I were married in a civil ceremony on June 1, 1987. But being good Catholics at the time, we wanted to “get married in the Church”. So after a couple of years living in Memphis, with our small son Jeremy, Beth and I traveled back to Pittsburgh, and we re-joined my home...

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Written by John Bugay
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:39

Does the Existence of Pain and Suffering Disprove the Existence of God? (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner Wallace examines one aspect of the classic “Problem of Evil”. Why would an all-loving and all-powerful God allow anyone to suffer? Doesn’t He have the power to stop it? Doesn’t He care enough about us to stop it? Does pain and suffering...

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Written by jwallace
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:37

Was the thief on the cross justified by works? Featured

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James 2:20-26 is the clearest explanation in Scripture of the role of works in our justification. There, James writes that faith apart from works is “useless” (vs 20), “dead” (vs. 26), and that faith is “completed” by works (vs. 22). And, in a manner that makes...

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Written by Jesse Johnson
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:20

A Credible “Proposition”

In October 1984, I was accepted into a program to study for the priesthood by the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. As a recent college graduate, who hadn’t majored in philosophy, I would be required to complete a year-long program of philosophy, prior to entering the theological seminary. I...

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Written by John Bugay
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:05

1 Samuel 7–8; Romans 6; Jeremiah 44; Psalms 20–21

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1 Samuel 7–8; Romans 6; Jeremiah 44; Psalms 20–21 

WHY PEOPLE ASK FOR SOMETHING is at least as important as what they ask for.

This is true in many domains of life. I know an executive in a midsize corporation who successfully talked his bosses into setting up a new committee. The reason...

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Written by Don Carson
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:00

Cats

August 16, 2018
“Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?” ( Genesis:49:9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped...Read more
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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:00

Foolish Talking

“Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.” (Ephesians 5:4) In the book of Ephesians are included several guidelines for the Christian’s speech—how we should talk and what we should talk about. These are not...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:51

Mid-August 2018 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:03

Life Is Like a Dickens Novel

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It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known. – Sydney Carton

This famous line marks the end of the masterful novel, A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens.If you know the story, you know how fitting this...

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Written by Thomas Overmiller
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:00

A La Carte (August 16)

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What I’ve Learned About Leviticus After Studying it for Over a Decade

What a great series from 9Marks. “Every day, I found myself focused on thinking...

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Written by Tim Challies
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 17:00

Theology Thursday - Christians Aren't Atheists!

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Justin was a Christian apologist who wrote in the mid-second century. He wrote his First Apology to the Roman Emperor “in behalf of those of all nations who are unjustly hated and wantonly abused, myself being one of them.”1 Justin eventually suffered martyrdom, according to...

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Written by TylerR
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 16:50

There Goes Another One: Rainbow Capitulation Featured

They are falling like flies. For various reasons, Christians, Christian leaders, Christian schools, Christian churches and Christian denominations are abandoning the biblical witness found throughout Scripture concerning human sexuality and running with the world’s godless and immoral agenda....

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 16:00

The New Testament Chapter by Chapter | Hebrews 13

By: Daniel Goepfrich Carrying Out Love for One Another Hebrews 13 ends the letter with final instructions about carrying out “the greatest of these” (1 Corinthians 13:13) – love. The writer insisted that “brotherly love must continue”(Heb. 13:1). Without giving a...

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Written by Editor
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:29

To Their Own Destruction

Out of concern that the First Century believers were susceptible to deception, the Apostle Peter warned in chapter 3 of his second epistle to be careful of those who distort Scripture “…to their own destruction.” The ones Peter warns about here seem to be a different type than...

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Written by Don and Joy Veinot
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:10

Sin Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

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The minivan was packed, my wife and kids were waiting, and I paced once more through the house, making sure I wasn’t forgetting anything important. It wasn’t long after the van pulled away that I realized what I had missed.

How could I have once again forgotten something so essential for...

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Written by Jonathan Kroeker
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:05

August 16: Never Know When Something May Turn Up

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A bit astray from anything Presbyterian, but this is an interesting story that I had noted in an old issue of Christianity Today [original series, 1930-1949]. Adolf von Harnack was a noted Lutheran theologian and church historian [1851-1930]; not one to emulate in his theology,...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:05

Come Thou Fount - Part 3

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Editor's Note: This post is Part 3 of a 3-part series. Click to read Part 1 and Part 2.

Our journey through "Come Thou Fount" comes to a close with this third and final verse. My hope is that the Church at-large will again find great refuge in the rich hymns of old. As we do so, may...

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Written by Joshua Jenkins
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:05

How to Love Visiting Church Members in the Hospital

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I can honestly say that I’ve grown to love visiting my church members when they’re staying in the hospital. I’m surprised to hear myself say that, since there was a time when I positively despised hospital visitation. I’m a rather shy guy by nature who has a...

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Written by Timothy Raymond
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:00

Featured Resource: 'Sing!' by Keith and Kristyn Getty

Singing to God is what we’re created, commanded, and compelled to do. Christ-filled, Spirit-prompted singing changes our hearts and minds, and in turn can change our families—and even this world. In their latest book, lyricists and worship leaders Keith and Kristyn Getty challenge us to...

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Written by TFL
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 14:10

When the Bible Becomes an App

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A surprising statistic in research on Bible engagement among Americans is that more than 90 percent of regular Bible readers prefer print to digital. That percentage holds true even though more than 90 percent of Bible readers also indicate that they engage with the Bible on digital platforms and...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 13:36

Sasse: A State Powerful Enough To Put A Baker Out Of Business Is Too Powerful

You don’t get to choose which parts of the First Amendment you like. Using the state to put someone out of business because they don’t share your beliefs is not what we do in America. A state powerful enough to tell bakers . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 13:30

P.J. Smyth’s Church Plant – Monument Church

Monument Church, P.J.'s plant, will be located fairly close to CLC. Will we hear a sucking sound as members are siphoned off?

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 13:21

Understanding the Magnitude of God’s Power

Praying for Other Believers Paul’s heartfelt prayer provides us with an example of how to pray for other believers. First, he thanked God for them (Eph 1:15-16). He also asked for God to give them an understanding spirit (Eph 1:17). He prayed that they would understanding the full scope of...

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:22

How Conscience Functions

By comparison with Spurgeon’s “argumentation”, here is a section from Thomas Manton who is in fact making an argument. In the First Sermon of Twenty Sermons (Vol. 2, pp. 175, et seq.) Manton is Psalm 32:1-2:

Psalm 32:1–2 (AV)

1 Blessed is he whose transgression is...

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Written by memoirandremains
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:14

Catholic catch-22

Even though we live in the information age, where there's so much scrutiny, it's striking how the Catholic church was able to get away with so much for so long. Just imagine how much greater the scale of corruption and abuse in past centuries prior to the information age. Imagine what happened...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:03

Predator Priests Featured

1. Seth begins a review of 3 Thessalonians, examining the sending of Timothy. 2. Seth responds to a listener submission about clergy sexual abuse. 3. Seth discusses Roman Catholic Priests.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 11:43

The Folly of Atheism Deism Featured

Len Pettis of Grappling with Theology joins BTWN to discuss the folly of Atheism & Deism

 

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Written by Tim Hurd
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 11:36

Bethel pastor Kris Vallotton twists Scripture in order to create the false impression that women can preach in church.

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Written by churchwatcher
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 11:22

Catholic consiglieri

Ed Condon
A few people have asked me if I am not concerned about damage to the Church, and to her moral authority. I am not. The Church itself, and her authority, rests on God and his plan of salvation. The gates of hell will not prevail against it.

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Written by steve
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