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, 22 October 2018 00:44

Anger, Relationships, and Help

image Anger is something that all of us are familiar with to some extent.  Of course, there is righteous anger.  But it’s rare.  Most of the time our anger is sinful, something we should include in our prayers of repentance to God.  If you struggle with anger, here’s...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Monday, 22 October 2018 00:40

The Truth about Idolatry

image The words “idol” and “idolatry” evoke different thoughts for different people. Many in the west hear these words and picture primitive worshipers bowing down to man-made statues. The Bible certainly describes this kind of idolatry. Just think of Aaron and the golden calf in...

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Written by Landon Coleman
Monday, 22 October 2018 00:40

Senator Ben Sasse’s Case for FCA’s Focus on the Coach

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) understands that, beyond parents, coaches influence young people more than any other group. As a result, the focus of FCA’s ministry is to engage, equip, and empower coaches for Christ.
 
In his new book, Them: Why We Hate Each...

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Written by Chris
Monday, 22 October 2018 00:15

His Coming

2 Peter 3:3-4, “knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Monday, 22 October 2018 00:02

The Bottom Line

In my childhood, it was always an exciting annual moment.

On that cold December night, sitting in the sanctuary, surrounded by friends, enveloped by the warmth of a fire, a church elder would approach the podium and speak with authority:

“We’d like to ask Pastor and his family to leave...

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Written by Megan Hill
Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

A Plea for Pastors to Put Away Porn

It’s Sunday morning, 9:15. You’re sitting in your study with the door closed. Your sermon is done, and the notes are spread in front of you on your desk. Normally you would be excited to step into the pulpit and proclaim the word of God – but not this Sunday because last night you...

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Written by Dustin Mace
Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00

The Whole of the Christian Life Is Repentance

We don't just repent once. In this brief clip, Sinclair Ferguson explains that the Christian life requires daily repentance and submission to the authority of Jesus Christ.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And don't...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Sunday, 21 October 2018 23:59

Four Incriminating Witnesses

Text: John 5:30-40

While Christ's own testimony, by itself, should be more than enough evidence to convince the greatest skeptic, He then calls on four others to testify to His claims - John the Baptist, the works He did, the Father who sent Him and the very Scriptures the Jewish leaders were...

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Written by John Samson
Sunday, 21 October 2018 23:25

Civil Rights Vision Trip: One Church’s Story

Biblical unity in diversity is a core value at the church where I serve.

By God’s grace, over the last five years, we’ve witnessed a beautiful growth in our ethnic diversity. Of course, our journey is far from over. We’ve not arrived, as if a church ever can. But we see God at...

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Written by 9Marks
Sunday, 21 October 2018 23:18

5 Common Misconceptions about Heaven and the Afterlife

Eschatology (the doctrine of last things) has become a hot topic among Christians since the late nineteenth century, when John Nelson Darbybegan to popularize the doctrine of the rapture (as part of what we now call dispensational theology) through a series of Prophecy Conferences in Britain,...

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Written by David Qaoud
Sunday, 21 October 2018 23:00

Directions Against Sinful Dreams

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Richard Baxter Practical Works vol. 2, pp. 469-472

Directions against Sinful Dreams.

Dreams are neither good nor sinful simply in themselves, because they are not rational and voluntary, nor in our power: but they are often made sinful by some other voluntary act: they may be sinful by participation...

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Written by Carlos Gonzalez
Sunday, 21 October 2018 23:00

A lowly donkey.

How incredible to think that the Lord had need of a little donkey. But He did. He chose to be carried into Jerusalem on a lowly donkey. God has also chosen lowly creatures like us to carry the Savior to this sinful world. How incredible.

Luke 19:31And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Sunday, 21 October 2018 23:00

Bible study for Oct. 28: A Prayer of Surrender

Matthew 6:10 (CSB—Matt. 6:10-11a); James 4:6-10, 13-17 Victor S. Lyons, pastor Second Memorial Baptist Church, Perry

Surrender is not a word that Americans like to use.

We recall the words of John Paul Jones, “I have just begun to fight.”

We remember the Alamo and the death of its...

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Written by Victor Lyons
Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:16

Forgiveness is the Key (Danae Burghgraef)

When Jesus commands us to forgive those who have sinned against us, we have a tendency to question just how far he would have us go with extending such forgiveness. Surely the Savior didn't have Corrie ten Boom forgiving those who cruelly persecuted her and her family--those who were responsible...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:16

The Danger of Dismissing Spiritual Warfare as Foolish

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Last week, some media outlets covered a story of a group of Witches gathering to cast a curse on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  Their curse called for him to suffer physically and emotionally and lead to his eventual death.  The few secular media outlets that covered it mostly...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:10

No easy task to serve up 76,500 meals in 9 days

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In this drone photography, Red Cross units, foreground, prepare to receive hot meals in red containers from the Georgia Baptist kitchen, background. A similar scenario was playing out on the other side of the parking lot where a kitchen was servicing The Salvation Army. BOB SPRINKEL/Special

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Written by Joe Westbury
Sunday, 21 October 2018 21:34

On Writing Featured

As I was talking with a church friend last night at our church bonfire, he asked me about my writing. He wondered if I make a schedule of what essays I'm going to write for the week. I said I try to do an outline listing some draft subjects of blog essays for the week, but more often than not, it...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 21 October 2018 21:25

A Gatekeeper for Your Anxious Heart

image And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:7)

God wants us to bring everything to Him in prayer because we need the humility and dependence that prayer effects in us. As a result of prayer, the peace of God protects our...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Sunday, 21 October 2018 21:02

Jumpstart: A Dispensational Devotional | Imitating Men of God

By: George Zellar May we be… (1) like Abel, pursuing righteous works: Not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous (1 John 3:12). (2) like Enoch, walking in daily fellowship with...

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Written by Editor
Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:55

BPC faculty and students tackle theological questions in the Lion’s Den

By Jerusha Yoder

MOUNT VERNON — Over 50 Brewton-Parker College students attended the third annual Lion’s Den Oct. 2. BPC’s Ministerial Association hosts this event each year where a panel of faculty and students from the Christian Studies department answer some of the toughest...

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Written by Brewton-Parker College
Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:10

Young Christian: Give the Lord a Lot to Work With

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The teens and twenties—these are years that can be put to very good use or that can be squandered. These are years that can form the firm foundation of a life well-lived or the unsteady foundation of a life tragically wasted. In this brief article I’d like to speak to teens and young...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:03

A La Carte (October 22)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some really good books from Crossway. Also, Crossway will send you an electronic copy of Jen Wilkin’s Women of the Word in exchange for filling out a brief survey.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Music)

Can My Prayer Reach His Suffering?

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:00

The Mailbag: What is Reformation Day?

imageThe Protestant Reformation is arguably the most important event in church history. How much do you know about it?

Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:00

Biblical Social Justice

The whole "Social Justice" juggernaut has been in full combat mode for some time now, but especially in religious circles. I say "religious" because there is a large, self-identified Christian component, but I question the connection of "social justice" and "Christian". These "Social Justice...

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Written by Winging It
Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:00

Why Do We Keep Seeing Remakes? We Have Forgotten the Metanarrative

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You probably have heard that Disney is making a live-action remake of Aladdin. This follows their live-action remake of Cinderella, but in more general terms, I’m sure you have noticed that there is a trend towards unoriginality in Hollywood. It is not just Disney; we also have seen revivals...

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Written by Zak Schmoll
Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:00

My Story of Sickness

My new book, Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense is available on PaulTripp.com as a:

Authors: Articles | Paul Tripp Updates...

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Written by Articles | Paul Tripp Updates
Sunday, 21 October 2018 20:00

What Establishes a Marriage According to the Bible? (Video)

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Even though marriage ceremonies today look a lot different from those in biblical times, the nature of what makes a marriage hasn’t changed.

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Written by Alan Shlemon
Sunday, 21 October 2018 19:00

Caring for Our Own ‘Garden of Eden’

Recently, I taught on some of the basic biblical principles on work in Gen. 1:28 and Gen. 2:15 that describe Adam and Eve as God’s coworkers. As I reflected on these verses, it occurred to me that just as Adam was placed in the literal Garden of Eden to work with God for his divine purposes,...

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Written by Russell Gehrlein
Sunday, 21 October 2018 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: The Resurrected Lord Ruling in the Midst of His Enemies

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What can we learn from the resurrection of Christ?

John Snyder explains in this video that when we think of the Resurrection, one of the sweetest chapters that talks about this is in Psalm 110. Here, David speaks as a prophet. He explains that he loves this passage because we see an exalted,...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Sunday, 21 October 2018 19:00

Covenant Theologian: Heinrich Bullinger

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Heinrich Bullinger (1504–1575) is regarded as the most influential second-generation Reformer. As the heir to Ulrich Zwingli in Zurich, Switzerland, he consolidated and continued the Swiss Reformation that his predecessor had started. Philip Schaff writes that Bullinger was "a man of firm...

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Written by Steven J. Lawson
Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:59

Sermon: Common Trials, Uncommon Heritage (1 Cor. 10:1-13)

Here is the audio for my sermon preached on Sunday at Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church, on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, entitled "Common Trials, Uncommon Heritage."

Authors: Daniel C...

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Written by Daniel C
Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:42

Doctrine Devotion Downgrade | A Question of Leighton Flowers | BTWN #322 Featured

BibleThumpingWingnut Episode #322
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On this episode BTWN:
Plays and responds to a Doctrine & Devotion video on complementarianism.
Challenges Leighton Flowers to answer one question.
Explains why Matt Slick and Andrew Rappaport are no longer “with” BTWN.
Doctrine & Devotion video on...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:40

Carrying Our Friends to Jesus

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Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a sleeping mat.

They tried to take him inside to Jesus, but they couldn’t reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in front of...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:30

Quotes of Note

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Each Monday, we share quotes we found encouraging, convicting, thought-provoking, or all of the above.Persis:This quote is from All That's Good by Hannah Anderson. I read it all in one sitting literally as I was on a train for 7 hours. Lord willing, I will be reviewing it soon.
Discernment does not...

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Written by Rebecca Stark
Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:00

College Course: Jews Just a Bunch of Illegal Colonists

October 22, 2018
A university appears to be exposing its anti- Israel bias by allowing a course that promotes Palestinian political ideology and describes Israelis as illegal colonists. The course "Colonizing Palestine" at Tufts University will...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:00

Carest Thou Not?

“And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?” (Mark 4:38) There are times when we have great prob... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Sunday, 21 October 2018 18:00

Judgment Begins with the Household of God Featured

By the time the apostle John was nearing the end of his earthly life, he was acutely aware that “all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12). He told people in his pastoral care, “Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you” (1...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Sunday, 21 October 2018 17:39

Presuppostional Apologetics’ Links: Third Week of October 2018

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Here are links on Presuppositional apologetics or links that would be interesting to those who are into Presuppositional apologetics from around the world wide web! They are gathered from October 15th-21st, 2018.

1.) Wow! Atheism Undercuts Itself

2.) Bible Contradiction? Was Zechariah...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 21 October 2018 17:01

Taste Test: Experiencing God in trials Featured

image There are important pros and cons to weigh up when deciding whether or not to include in your diet at least some consumption of chocolate.

One pro is that recent studies suggest that cocoa possesses a significant antioxidant action, protecting against LDL oxidation and other studies observed a...

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Written by Clint Archer
Sunday, 21 October 2018 17:00

Sexual Sin Isn’t Only Wrong, It’s Just Plain Stupid

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After hearing about several recent cases of sexual immorality involving Christian leaders, I’ve been rereading Proverbs. Solomon warns his son not to lust after an immoral woman, then asks two rhetorical questions:

Can a man scoop fire into his lap   without his clothes being burned? Can...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Sunday, 21 October 2018 17:00

New Testament TC Papers at ETS

The Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society is coming up (13–15 November), and the schedule is online here. I did a search for the New Testament TC papers and tried to include them all with the date, time and room designation as of when I put the list together. I'm only listing...

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Written by Elijah Hixson
Sunday, 21 October 2018 17:00

Deepities and Politics

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Coleman Hughes is a really insightful writer, and recently he pointed out the widespread phenomenon of deepities in politics. “The distinguishing feature of a deepity is that it has two possible interpretations. On the first reading, a deepity is true but trivial. On the second, it’s...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Sunday, 21 October 2018 17:00

God and the Naughty Assyrians

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In his book entitled Chosen by God, R.C. Sproul spent a lot of time explaining why human freedom and God’s freedom are both true, and yet aren’t paradoxical. He wrote “God is free. I am free. God is more free than I am. If my freedom runs up against God’s freedom, I lose....

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Written by TylerR
Sunday, 21 October 2018 16:30

For Believers, God Always Heals

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Our church lost two long time members this week. We gained two more widows. Heaven became just a bit more real.

Byron and Flo had been married for 64 years. Almost every time I talked to Byron, he reminded me of it. They were little lovebirds. The nurses in the hospital said it would be sickening if...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Sunday, 21 October 2018 16:30

Ditch the Kleenex and Let People Cry

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I used to keep a box of Kleenex in my office so people had something to stop their tears.

I’m a pastor, so that means people tell me stuff. Once people feel safe enough, they open up about the pain, sin, wounds, and mess in their lives… and the tears come. I used to think the loving...

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Written by Justin Buzzard
Sunday, 21 October 2018 16:30

Links For The Church (10/22)

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The Beauty of Age Diversity in the Church

"The greatest lesson I’m learning is that I’m less tempted to be caught in the selfish web of comparison when I have the wisdom of all ages around me- those both older and younger." - Annie Lavi

When The Downcast Can't Reach Our Hymns

Keith Getty...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 21 October 2018 16:00

Knowing the Law

imageNow and then I realize how much of my writing results from trying to make up for having answered someone’s good question badly.

Thomas Aquinas spends a good deal of time in the Summadiscussing whether the detailed precepts of the Old Testament law are all the same kind of thing, or...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 21 October 2018 15:05

October 22: Dr. Archibald Alexander

Confessions of a Dying Manby Rev. David Myers

imageThis author will never forget the words of the Christian woman in the hospital bed that afternoon. A fellow PCA pastor had asked me to visit her in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania hospital as she was facing a serious illness. So I went to see this stranger...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Sunday, 21 October 2018 15:00

KIDScast#21 Eternal. All-Knowing. Ever-Present Featured

Attributes Of God

This week we look at a couple more incommunicable attributes of God. He is Eternal, Omniscient and Omnipresent.

So what did you think? Give us your feedback, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Written by Adam Staub
Sunday, 21 October 2018 15:00

J. I. Packer’s Definition of Depression

Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter by Michael S. Lundy with an introduction by J. I. Packer.

Three Authors

J. I. Packer writes a chapter introducing Baxter. Michael Lundy is a clinical psychiatrist who has modernized two texts of Baxter on...

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Written by David Murray
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