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, 15 September 2019 20:33

What Not To Say at the Beginning of a Worship Service

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A few weeks ago Jared Wilson wrote an article titled “3 Things to Be Careful About Saying at the Start of Your Service.” In his article he offered some common service-starting cliches that are “worth weighing in terms of their helpfulness to the congregation’s...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:00

God’s Unborable Holiness – Part 2 Featured

*The following is an adapted excerpt from Before the Throne: Reflections on God’s Holiness by Allen S. Nelson IV (2019).  The Gospel of a Holy God The need of every human being is to be reconciled to their holy and good Creator whom they have sinned against, turned away from, and...

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Written by Allen Nelson IV
Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:00

The Mailbag: Potpourri (DivorceCare, When are they men?, Touring unbiblical churches…) Featured

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DivorceCare, When do boys become men?, Touring unbiblical churches, G3, EPC, What do I do with these women?

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Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:00

The Renewed Mind

In response to Romans 1-11, Paul writes,
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,...

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Written by Winging It
Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:00

Finding Community

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Our world has experienced a serious decline in community. Isolation is not good for the human mind or soul, but more and more people seem to be suffering from a lack of friendship and companionship. Even from the beginning of time, God understood that it was important for man to have a companion,...

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Written by Zak Schmoll
Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:00

Preventing Internet Infiltration

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What should parents consider when giving their children access to the internet via a smartphone or computer?

Anthony Mathenia explains in this video that a family can be significantly influenced by the internet for better or for worse. There must be a way to prevent ungodly content from infiltrating...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Sunday, 15 September 2019 20:00

A La Carte (September 16)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few books from Crossway which share the theme of sanctification.

(Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped One Sunday in September)

This Saying is Trustworthy and Deserving of Full Acceptance

I think Anne Kennedy makes a really important point in this article: That...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 15 September 2019 19:42

Stewardship of Delight

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Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me. Psalm 18:19

Heavenly Father, the command to delight ourselves in you causes us pause and intrigue. It contradicts the way we...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 15 September 2019 19:25

Yet! Featured

By Elizabeth Prata"...Yet". At my school we have a saying. If a child says "I'm not strong enough to cross the monkey bars," we say "...yet." If a student says "I can't do subtraction with regrouping!" we respond, "...yet." When a kid says "I'm no good at art!" we reply, "...yet."The yet is to give...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 15 September 2019 19:21

Mid-September 2019 Presuppositional Apologetics Links

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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between September 8th-14th, 2019.

1.) Introductory Video To Presuppositional Apologetics

2.) Co-hosting AfterThought Podcast on Bible Contradictions

3.) Apologetics Conference – The relevance of Genesis with Tim Chaffey

4.) ...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 15 September 2019 19:00

Where Is God When I’ve Been Fired?

I have been reading William Morris’ book, Where Is God at Work? since last August. His fresh approach aligns so well with my own view on the theology of work, which can be summarized in the term “Immanuel labor.” Morris highlights the many...

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Written by Russell Gehrlein
Sunday, 15 September 2019 19:00

How Do I Know That God Is for Me? Featured

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God has promised to work everything together for the good of His people. If God is for us, it follows that, ultimately, nothing can stand against us. That is logical. Otherwise, God would not be God. If something could rise up against God and overcome Him, that other thing would be God. God would...

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Written by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:38

Why Your Work ID Isn’t All That Important

image There’s a lot that defines us as people, but perhaps nothing more than work. When meeting someone new, “What do you do for work?” is one of the first topics discussed. It’s an abbreviated way to get to know someone, a quick way to put someone “in a box.” As a...

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Written by J. Warner
Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:00

Evidence of Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem Unearthed… Just as the Bible Describes

 
September 16, 2019
The Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem more than 2,500 years ago was one of the key moments in biblical history, representing God’s judgment but also his grace and mercy. Now,...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:00

The Name That Charms Us

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:00

Rejecting Sinful Desires Featured

Hunger for God’s Word is incompatible with the desire for sin. That’s why the apostle Peter calls us to reject sinful desires—they are deadly obstructions to a healthy biblical diet. He writes, “Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Sunday, 15 September 2019 17:44

Quoting From the Bible Will Get You Into Trouble Featured

Now rainbow Big Brother is going after those who quote the Bible.

Some of us have warned for years now that the radical homosexual and trans militants are dedicated to silencing Christians and closing down the churches. We have not only presented case after case of this already happening, but we...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 15 September 2019 17:00

Bruce Ware on Is Jesus the Only Savior, and Is Faith in Christ Necessary to Be Saved?

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My friend Bruce Ware is an accomplished theologian and a professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Here he answers some vital questions about whether Christ, and faith in Him, really is the only way to be saved.  —Randy Alcorn

Two Questions, Three...

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Written by Bruce Ware
Sunday, 15 September 2019 16:22

Correction from the Pulpit or In Person?

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Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! (2 Samuel 12:7).

Pastors always hear the horror stories of the “other guy” who does this—the smaller the church, the worse it is. Someone in the church is sinning, or doing something of which the preacher does not approve. So he...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Sunday, 15 September 2019 16:00

Old Reliable

imageReliably supporting a cause is not the same thing as being consistent.  Case in point:  Old reliable Richard Dawkins, who has been writing for years about how meaningless everything is, but who can’t keep his own claims straight.

Dawkins writes, “The universe that we...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 15 September 2019 15:15

There Should Be Two of Us

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We didn't know each other; not really. But we shared the social media version of an Achilles heel., because we shared the same name. Sort of. His is spelled Jarrid. Mine is Jared -- "The biblical spelling," I enjoyed pointing out. And because of this we shared the same good-natured...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Sunday, 15 September 2019 15:10

Until Every Child Is Home: A Book Review

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Abortion has been at the forefront of media coverage lately, particularly due to the changes in legislation occurring in many states throughout the country. As a result, more churches than ever are seeking out how they can become engaged in pro-life ministry in their communities, and this is...

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Written by Laurelen Müller
Sunday, 15 September 2019 15:05

September 16: Sheldon Jackson

Church Planter Extraordinaire by Rev. David T. Myers

The seals and the whales in Alaska were disappearing fast for the native people up in Alaska. So the Rev. Sheldon Jackson, a Presbyterian missionary, traveled to Siberia to purchase reindeer to be introduced in Alaska for food, clothing, and...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Sunday, 15 September 2019 15:05

Links For The Church (9/16)

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How Biblical Is Your Womanhood: Two Easy Tests

Shame and happiness are two litmus tests that we can use for gauging our Biblical Womanhood. Jasmine Holmes writes about what God says womanhood ought to be.

I Was a White Supremacist

Thomas Tarrants shares his incredible salvation story on his journey...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 15 September 2019 15:04

Religion Is A Product Of Evolution?

          "Dow is by no means the first scientist to take a stab at explaining how religion emerged. Theories on the evolution of religion tend toward two camps. One argues that religion is a mental artefact, co-opted from brain functions that evolved for other tasks.
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Written by Jesse
Sunday, 15 September 2019 15:00

Do You Know Satisfaction in a World of Discontent?

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Have you noticed that the most innocuous habits, when allowed to go unchecked, always seem to wreak the most havoc? Consider behaviors such as comparing, complaining, criticizing, and coveting; these habits of a discontented heart can spread like weeds, marring our witness and choking our worship....

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Written by TFL
Sunday, 15 September 2019 15:00

What Is the Gospel? The Power and Peril of Short Gospel Definitions

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At some point during my tenure as a pastor at Grace Baptist, I decided I needed a succinct, memorable expression of the gospel—a phrase I could repeat frequently in a variety of contexts until members of the flock would recall it reflexively.

What I came up with is pretty much straight from 1...

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Written by Aaron Blumer
Sunday, 15 September 2019 13:43

Having served time in Changi prison, is Kong Hee still serving ‘time’ under the influence of Phil Pringle?

With the news of Kong Hee’s recent release from Changi Prison, it’s time to revisit the events leading to his imprisonment, and to ask these important questions:

Did Kong Hee use his time in jail wisely, biblically meditating on the price he paid as a result of his own unwise decisions...

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Written by churchwatcher
Sunday, 15 September 2019 12:36

The Faces of Miracles

Bill Dembski has a forthcoming monograph on miracles which will probably make a useful contribution to the literature:FORTHCOMING BOOK: The Faces of Miracles (co-authored with Alex Thomas). ETA 2020

Authors: steve...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 15 September 2019 12:09

Do Not Look Away: Gruesome Abortion Realities Featured

The main way to fight evil is to first become fully aware of its ugly reality.

When we want to defend something that is so blatantly horrible and evil, we resort to euphemisms. Those involved in great evil always tell lies about it, while those seeking to expose these evils will shine the spotlight...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 15 September 2019 11:06

The Evil Of Suicide And The Mercy Of God

In today's show, we discuss the seriousness of suicide and whether a true Christian can commit suicide and still be with the Lord. Grace To You article: https://www.gty.org/library/questions/QA143/can-one-who-commits-suicide-be-saved Prescribed Truth Podcast | Episode 79 JOIN ME ON PATREON for just...

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Written by Jamal Bandy
Sunday, 15 September 2019 10:58

Close Associate of Todd Bentley Calls on Bentley to Step Down

In 2017, Reformation Charlotte made a personal visit to the home church of Todd Bentley where a close associate of

The post Close Associate of Todd Bentley Calls on Bentley to Step Down appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Sunday, 15 September 2019 10:47

Life More Abundantly!

Text: John 10:7-10

Jesus continues to denounce the false teachers of his day and contrasts their desire to kill, steal and destroy with His heart to provide full and abundant life for His people. So what exactly did He mean by that?

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Sunday, 15 September 2019 10:43

The Ongoing Financial Crisis of 2008, Part 6: Biblical Case Studies in Prepping – Joseph, Prime Minister of Egypt

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There were at least a three noteworthy events in the financial markets this past week. In the first place there was outgoing European Central Bank (ECB) head Mario Draghi’s announcement of what some are calling QE Infinity (Infinite Quantitative Easing). According to Draghi, the ECB will...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Sunday, 15 September 2019 09:02

Christian News Weekly Recap Sept 9 – 14, 2019 Featured

Christian News Weekly Recap Sept 9 – 14, 2019 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Sept 9, 2019 The rising tide of ‘Christian’ antisemitism in America Protesters at New Toronto Chick-fil-A Outnumbered by Customers, 100...

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Written by Alesia Cengia
Sunday, 15 September 2019 08:23

"In the Hope of Eternal Life" -- Titus 1:1-4

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the twelfth in a series on Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus: 

"In the Hope of Eternal Life" -- Titus 1:1-4

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 15 September 2019 08:03

Are Women More Easily Deceived?

Theology Gals | Episode 129 1 Timothy 2:11-15 is sometimes used to argue that all women are more easily deceived than men, but is this a correct understanding of the text? This week Coleen and Rachel discuss whether women are more easily deceived and the consequences of this view.  Episode...

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Written by Coleen Sharp
Sunday, 15 September 2019 07:20

Audio: With Saints And Sinners Unplugged On The Young, Restless, Reformed Movement and More (1)

Saints and Sinners is a podcast led by Pastor Ken Jones, a voice familiar  to long-time listeners of the White Horse Inn.  S&S features Pastors David Menendez, Jose Prado, and Aldo Leon, each of whom serves a congregation in the Miami metro. In . . . Continue reading →

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Sunday, 15 September 2019 07:00

Why It is Vital that We Become Mature in Christ Featured

by Mike Ratliff

11 Καὶ αὐτὸς ἔδωκεν τοὺς μὲν ἀποστόλους, τοὺς δὲ...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Sunday, 15 September 2019 05:35

Christian Suicide, Christian Narcissism, and Female Apologists

In this episode I do an impromptu rant about recent events and discuss my thoughts on issues like suicide, narcissistic Christian leaders (tongue in cheek), and female apologists (do they really exist?). 

The post Christian Suicide, Christian Narcissism, and Female Apologists appeared first on R...

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Written by edingess
Sunday, 15 September 2019 04:56

Faith Is … (Hebrews 11:1-3)

Sunday, 15 September 2019 02:00

Responding to an Angry Person Featured

Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 2 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…

Authors: TOvermiller...

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Written by TOvermiller
Sunday, 15 September 2019 01:21

Polyphonic narration

1. I'd like to consider the hermeneutics of young-earth creationism, old-earth creationism, and theistic evolution. In particular, how does Gen 1-9 map onto natural history according to these three positions? How, if at all, does Gen 1-9 provide guidance for the way primeval history unfolds? 
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Written by steve
Sunday, 15 September 2019 00:00

Is the Prosperity Gospel Slipping into Your Life?

Andrew Rappaport's Rapp Report 0089 Is the Prosperity Gospel Slipping into Your Life? I.              What is the gospel? The gospel has been under attack and will always remain under attack. It has been under attack by the...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Sunday, 15 September 2019 00:00

How to respond to an atheist who complains about slavery in the Bible

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I often hear atheists going on and on about how the Bible has this evil and that evil. Their favorite one seems to be slavery. Here are three things I say to atheists when they push this objection.

The Bible and slavery

First, you should explain to them what...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 14 September 2019 21:00

Is It Right for Christians to Think the World Is Not Our Home?

September 15, 2019 by: Ian K. Smith

Jesus’s Kingdom

When we ask the question whether the world is our home, we have to realize that the word “world” can be used in many different ways. In John’s Gospel, Jesus talks about the fact that Satan is the ruler of this world....

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Written by Ian K. Smith
Saturday, 14 September 2019 20:27

Sunday Word of the Week: Light Featured

By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity depends on a unity from one generation to the next of mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.This is a repost from September 2018.
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Normally I write about a little-used word but one that we as believers need to know (and...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 14 September 2019 20:00

Falling Flat: A New Book by Dr. Danny Faulkner Refuting the Flat Earth

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Ten years ago, Answers in Genesis was rarely asked about whether or not the earth was flat. We often heard atheists comparing a belief in creation to a belief in a flat earth (implying the creationist view violates what we can observe from observational science, which it doesn’t), but we...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 14 September 2019 20:00

The Grateful Dead

Most of you know this, but for those who don't, the Grateful Dead was a cult-favorite rock band formed in 1965 with a devoted fan base known as "Deadheads" and headed by Jerry Garcia whose death in 1995 led to the ultimate disbanding of the band. This isn't about them.As the pastor was preaching...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 14 September 2019 19:28

Expressing Love for Jesus

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Though you have not seen him (Jesus), you love him;

and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.1 Pet. 3:8-9

Lord Jesus, Peter’s words...

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Written by Scotty Smith
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