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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Saturday, 22 April 2017 15:00

Leviticus 27; Psalm 34; Eccl. 10; Titus 2

Leviticus 27; Psalm 34; Ecclesiastes 10; Titus 2

ONE OF THE INEVITABLE CHARACTERISTICS of those who genuinely praise the Lord is that they want others to join with them in their praise. They recognize that if God is the sort of God their praises say he is, then he ought to be recognized by others....

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Written by Don Carson
Saturday, 22 April 2017 15:00

An Encouraging Word for Church Leaders for Today

Psalm 86:5-6"For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and give heed to the voice of my supplications!"

Our God is incredibly forgiving and loving. Earnestly seek Him today...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:48

Satisfied in Full

God is wholly and completely satisfied forever by the one sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. May we never be satisfied with anything less.

The post Satisfied in Full appeared first on ChipBrogden.com.

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:45

The Kingdom, The Power and The Glory

This three-fold benediction concludes what is commonly referred to as the Lord's Prayer. It is a fitting conclusion to what we call the Prayer of the Kingdom, or the Prayer of the Overcomer. This confession is the summation of all that precedes it, the end result of what we are asking.

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:32

Smelling Like Grace, Wherever We Go

     But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:00

Sunday Praise: Crown Him by I Am They

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Stand firm in Christ,Chase

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Written by Chase
Saturday, 22 April 2017 12:45

Difficult Bible Passages: 1 Kings 22:21-24 Featured

In this passage of Scripture we read about a deceiving spirit sent by God via false prophets to the wicked king Ahab. The major context is 1 Kings 21-22. But the more immediate context is 1 Kings 22:19-25 which reads:

Micaiah continued, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 22 April 2017 12:06

What God says of our Identity 

But his theology of the cross involved the recognition that God sometimes works “under the appearance of opposites.” Thus Luther strove to cultivate in the congregation a faith that rested in confidence on God’s presence and promise even when his strength was being perfected in...

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Written by memoirandremains
Saturday, 22 April 2017 12:06

April 21, 2017 Show with Tom Sullivan on “Puritan Helps for the Spiritually Depressed” AND “Have You Committed the Unpardonable Sin?”

Theme:

April 21, 2017:

TOM SULLIVAN, founder of VOICE in the WILDERNESS Radio & PURITAN AUDIO BOOKS will discuss:

“PURITAN HELPS for the SPIRITUALLY DEPRESSED” *AND* “Have YOU Committed the UNPARDONABLE SIN?”

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:46

Calvin’s View on the Atonement

image What did John Calvin believe concerning limited Atonement? Many say that Calvin did not. Dr. Nicole addresses this question with great care.

This topic has received considerable attention in the recent past, perhaps in view of R. T. Kendall’s very controversial book Calvin and English...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:35

The Case for Definite Atonement

image Article: Dr. Roger Nicole on the subject on the limited or definite atonement of Jesus Christ.

Introduction:

It is with special joy that I accept this invitation to present a brief paper sketching the case for definite atonement. A professor of Systematic Theology in an interdenominational...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:11

What About God of the Gaps?

If you present the cosmological or design arguments to skeptics at least a few times, it’s extremely likely that you’ll hear the words “That’s a ‘God of the gaps’ argument.” This objection is rooted in the idea that because a number of things throughout...

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Written by Brent Hardaway
Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:10

March 2017 Ministry Update: Frontline Apologetics

3-6-17

Joel beautifully proclaims the Lord and responds Biblically to an unbeliever who is attempting to be judge over God and His Word.

https://youtu.be/xV3QWDWJmLQ

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Joel loves an unbeliever
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HOW TO ANSWER THE FOOL ACCORDING TO THIER FOLLY AND POINT THEM TO TRUTH,...

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Written by frontline2011
Saturday, 22 April 2017 11:04

Book Review: Schizophrenia, Mental Illness and Pastoral Care

Adam Lambdin, author of Schizophrenia, Mental Illness and Pastoral Care (2016) can write from personal experience that “Schizophrenia is diabolical” (52). Adam is schizophrenic. I hesitate to write that Adam “suffers” from schizophrenia, but because he has not...

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Written by memoirandremains
Saturday, 22 April 2017 10:23

The Unhappy Holy Christian Does Not Exist

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Some use the expression, “God doesn’t want you to be happy, He wants you to be holy.”  Yet they forget that there is no such thing as the unhappy holy Christian. The holy Christian is the happy Christian. The believer does not forsake happiness to have holiness, but because...

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Written by Ryan Fullerton
Saturday, 22 April 2017 10:00

Happy Earth Day

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On this Earth Day, rather than worshiping an inanimate rock that doesn't know or doesn't care about you, let us praise and worship God, who gave us the earth because He loves us

Authors: Doug Evans...

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Written by Doug Evans
Saturday, 22 April 2017 09:37

The Devil is in the Vineyard

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devil in the vineyard-Apocalypse, England ca. 1300 (BnF, Latin 10474, fol. 30v)

Filed under: Modern Culture

Authors: Jim...

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Written by Jim
Saturday, 22 April 2017 09:04

Expository Preaching (Quotes)

John MacArthur: The message finds its sole source in Scripture. The message is extracted from Scripture through careful exegesis. The message preparation correctly interprets Scripture in its normal sense and its context. The message clearly explains the original God-intended meaning of Scripture....

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 22 April 2017 08:54

The Cessation of Tongues and Prophecy in the Reformed Tradition Featured

I wanted to promote this excellent, if brief, position paper on the cessation of glossolalia and revelatory prophecy in the Reformed Tradition from my friend, Greg Loren Durand. Durand is an underrated writer and a brilliant mind, who I credit with writing what is hands-down the best anti-theonomy...

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Written by JD Hall
Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:49

Created Featured

by Mike Ratliff

10 αὐτοῦ γάρ ἐσμεν ποίημα, κτισθέντες ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:33

Political Correctness Crushes The Individual

I am more convinced than ever that awareness of how propaganda works on us is KEY to helping our society regain sanity and reason. As more and more students at campuses around the country shout down politically incorrect speakers — even to . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Saturday, 22 April 2017 07:00

EChurch@Wartburg – 4.23.17

Son of God, Son of Man

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Written by deb
Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:41

Why God Allows Satan’s Temptations (Watson)

image Why does God allow Satan to tempt Christians?  If he is sovereign, why doesn’t he just make some kind of force field around us, so to speak, so that Satan can’t touch us?  Temptations are a hard part of the Christian life, so why does our heavenly Father allow us to be...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Saturday, 22 April 2017 06:03

God’s Decree and His Declared will.

People often wish to hurl their meaningless insults [wicked heresy, damnable heresy, satanic heresy etc.] at Calvinists but seldom wish to engage in biblical investigation. Additionally, they often persist in their effort to demonstrate that we Calvinists believe a doctrine that we make no effort...

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Written by gracewriterrandy
Saturday, 22 April 2017 05:31

The Problem With Social Media Righteousness

If there’s anybody who is writing more incisively about social media culture right now than Freddie deBoer, I don’t know who it is. There are quite a few valuable points in his latest post, but I want to focus on one in particular.

Freddie writes:

The modern internet, particularly social...

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Written by Samuel James
Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:15

Why Does Easter Wander?

Fascinating study by Farrell Brown on the history of Easter’s changing date and why the East and the West don’t usually agree.

Authors: Daniel B. Wallace...

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Written by Daniel B. Wallace
Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:50

Weekly Roundup 4/17/2017-4/22/2017

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 4/17/2017-4/22/2017. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 4/17/2017

The Majesty of...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:17

Third Week of April 2017 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

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Here are links related to the subject of Presuppositional apologetics gathered online between April 15th-21st, 2017.

1.) The Trinity is the Foundation for Math, Unity, and Truth

2.) Creation, the Resurrection, and Evidence

3.) The Trinity: The Potent Truth Many Ignore

4.) Calvinist...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 22 April 2017 03:01

Report of PCA Study Committee on Women in the Church (2): they are "joyfully committed"...

image(This is the second post in a series critiquing the Report of the Presbyterian Church in America's Study Committee on Women Serving in the Ministry of the Church. Here's the first in the series.)

On to our examination of the Report itself. We'll use screen shots so we can refer to line numbers.

I...

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Written by Tim Bayly
Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:33

The Weekly Amen

The Weekly Amen is a list of articles, videos, and other resources that I’ve recognized as content we want to “Amen”. This content will come from various platforms and highlight various perspectives on topics that affect the Church’s collective witness Read More ...

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Written by Courtlandt Perkins
Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:31

When You Paint the Barn

Last night I posted a contribution to the discussion that Toby Sumpter kicked off, and there is already a need for a quick follow-up. I said that reasonable Christians ought not to be discussing this, and someone asked if I thought there was no such thing as responsible discussion on the topic. I...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 22 April 2017 02:19

The Church Of The Holy Elaboration

One of the highlights  of the Spring semester is the opportunity to read through and discuss the Belgic Confession. Yesterday, as we worked through articles 24–27 a theme emerged. One of the great differences between the Roman communion and the Reformed communions . . . Continue reading...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Saturday, 22 April 2017 01:58

Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave | Soren Kierkegaard Featured

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Based on the book of the same title by Dave Breese, Dr. Randy White is teaching about Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave.

Session 7 is about Soren Kierkegaard, who is the father of existentialism. Learn what this philosophy is and how it affects our worldview.

This series will cover...

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Written by Randy White
Saturday, 22 April 2017 01:54

7 Reasons Church is Not Optional and Non-Negotiable for Christians

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According to author, speaker and Bible teacher Michelle Lesley, for Christians, being joined to a local church is not optional — it’s a must! Why? “Well, Jesus founded the church,” says Michelle. Moreover, “Jesus is the head of the church. Jesus loves the church. Jesus...

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Written by Marsha West
Saturday, 22 April 2017 01:48

Equally Yoked: The Minister’s Proper Partners, Part 2

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: Equally Yoked: The Minister’s Proper Partners, Part 2
Subtitle: Equally Yoked
Speaker: Mike Riccardi
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/16/2017
Bible: 2...

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Saturday, 22 April 2017 01:01

Jesus, the Resurrected Judge, Lives in Power

image This morning I ran across an unnerving bit of text at at the end of Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. He has just spent a number of chapters encouraging their faithfulness, defending his ministry, and now he turns to warning them to put away sin before he arrives to visit:

This will be...

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Written by Derek Rishmawy
Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:51

The biblical worldview is that there is the righteous and the wicked Featured

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When you read chunks of the Bible at one time, patterns and themes emerge that may not be as noticeable as when you read just a few verses more deeply. That's why both kinds of study are valuable.In reading the Psalms, one immediately notices David's worldview. It's stark, solid, and biblical. With...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:39

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.Jeff W. Childers, trans.; George A. Kiraz, ed. The Antioch Bible: The Gospel of Luke according to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English...

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Written by BibleX
Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:39

The Headwaters of our Impotence

As you read the newspaper, as you follow political campaigns, as you watch the evening news, you will see outrage after outrage. But I am not referring to the outrages of private criminals, which can certainly be horrendous. I am referring to the outrages of our elected officials, our appointed...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:32

Protestant Priestcraft

As we continue to develop a right approach to the Supper, which includes a weekly approach to the Supper, we have to be careful to avoid distractions. One such distraction is the charge that this “high view” of the Supper is somehow incipiently Roman Catholic.image

Considering a historical...

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Written by Douglas Wilson