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, 21 May 2017 07:04

"Guilt, Grace, Gratitude" -- Psalm 130:1-9

Here' Rev. Lenzner's Morning Sermon on Psalm 130:1-9:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:00

Episode 88- Timothy Smith Chief Development Officer for Museum of the Bible

Welcome to the eighty-eighth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave interviews Timothy Smith Chief Development Office for the Museum of the Bible.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Tim’s life, marriage, and ministry.
  • The work of the Museum of the Bible.
  • What...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:00

Social Media Highlights (5/21/17)

Here are highlights from our various social media accounts over the past week.

Christians should be forgiving people. Watch as @RCSproul explains the parable of the unforgiving servant. https://t.co/95Ai5MrN1X

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Sunday, 21 May 2017 06:26

What Story Are You Telling Yourself (2 Corinthians 10:1-6)

Sunday, 21 May 2017 06:06

Quote of the Day

Truth

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Filed under: Modern Culture

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:59

(BCP) 13 Reflections Why - Bellator Christi

Special Disclaimer: This podcast discusses the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The discussion of this series is by no means an endorsement by Pastor Brian Chilton, the Bellator Christi Podcast, BellatorChristi.com, or its affiliates of this highly controversial series. 13 Reasons Why i...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:25

Why God Demands Worship

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Don Carson:

I have been doing university missions off and on for about thirty-five years. About a dozen years ago, I started stumbling across a question from university undergraduates that I never received when I was a young man. This relatively recent question is put variously, but it generally...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Sunday, 21 May 2017 04:36

Discernment is rooted in maturity in Christ Featured

by Mike Ratliff

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

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Sunday, 21 May 2017 03:34

Resources on Acts

Mike Bird lists his top ten resources on Acts here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Sunday, 21 May 2017 03:11

If You Attend the 16th Century Society Conference…

Come along and hear my paper titled Huldrych Zwingli: His Path to Reformation

Martin Luther is generally seen to be the ‘inventor’ of the Reformation. In this paper I will suggest that Zwingli actually turned, slowly at first and then more rapidly, to Reform beginning in 1515, before...

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Written by Jim
Sunday, 21 May 2017 02:46

Reaping What’s Sown

A South African big game hunter died after being crushed by an elephant cowthat had been shot on a game reserve in Zimbabwe at the weekend. Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a hunt with clients when the group accidentally walked into the middle of a breeding herd of elephants at the Good Luck Farm...

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Written by Jim
Sunday, 21 May 2017 00:04

Life under the sun

To understand Ecclesiastes, we need to understand recurrent catchphrases like "under the sun". In his new book on The Christ of Wisdom (P&R, 2017), O. Palmer Robertson has an interesting take on that phrase. He thinks it refers to the diurnal cycle (253-55). I'd like to expand on his...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 21 May 2017 00:00

Are Latter Day Saints (LDS) doctrines supported by philosophy, science and history?

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This post presents evidence against Mormonism/LDS in three main areas. The first is in the area of science. The second is in the area of philosophy. And the third is in the area of history.

The scientific evidence

First, let’s take a look at what the founder of...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 20 May 2017 23:45

Sunday Morning Praise

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Authors: EBenz...

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 20 May 2017 23:43

Calvin on the Necessity for Reforming the Church

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More than 450 years ago, a request came to John Calvin to write on the character of and need for reform in the Church. The circumstances were quite different from those that inspired other writings of Calvin, and enable us to see other dimensions...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 20 May 2017 22:49

Man As Priest In His Home

image A five message Men’s Conference series by Dr. Sam Waldron found at this link.

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 20 May 2017 22:43

Visual Exegesis: Jesus Upholding the Universe Featured

Full of Eyes is a support-based ministry of exegetical art that creates still and moving images intended to point people to the beauty of God in the crucified and risen Son. All art and animations are done by Chris Powers. Powers’ goal is to help people see and savor the faith-strengthening,...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 20 May 2017 22:00

Use The Law Lawfully | Guest Speaker | Mark Leoffert Featured

Guest Speaker Mark Leoffert, May 14, 2017 Part of the Sunday Service series, preached at a Sunday Morning service.

Visit Christ The Rock Church Here.

The post Use The Law Lawfully | Guest Speaker | Mark Leoffert appeared first on Bible Thumping Wingnut.

Authors: Tim Hurd...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Saturday, 20 May 2017 21:51

Nuggets from An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith by Dave Hunt - Passing the Test

May 21, 2017
Nuggets from An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith by Dave Hunt – Passing the Test The litmus test of truth for victorious Christian living must be: Is it derived from Scripture, or is it the wisdom of...

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Written by tbc staff - bl
Saturday, 20 May 2017 21:42

Today With Zwingli: Die erste kurze Antwort über Ecks sieben Schlußreden

Huldrych Zwingli published his little 19 page FlugschriftDie erste kurze Antwort über Ecks sieben Schlußreden on 21 May, 1526.  Zwingli also addressed it to the Confederation (so that all the Cantons which had embraced Reform would know how Eck should be answered by their own...

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Written by Jim
Saturday, 20 May 2017 21:35

The Opening of the Baden Disputation

The disputation was opened in the Catholic city of Baden, in Aargau, May 21, 1526, and lasted eighteen days, till the 8th of June. The cantons and four bishops sent deputies, and many foreign divines were present. The Protestants were a mere handful, and despised as “a beggarly, miserable...

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Written by Jim
Saturday, 20 May 2017 21:16

About that lawsuit against NAMB

I’d guess that most reasonably informed Southern Baptists are aware that our North American Mission Board is being sued by a former state convention executive.

Baptist Press reported the suit here and summarized the allegations against NAMB:

– NAMB leaders made “false and...

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Written by William Thornton
Saturday, 20 May 2017 21:05

Nuggets from An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith by Dave Hunt - The Importance of Understanding the Cross

May 21, 2017
Nuggets from An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith by Dave Hunt – The Importance of Understanding the Cross Anti-Christian elements in the secular world would like very much to do...

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Written by tbc staff - bl
Saturday, 20 May 2017 21:00

You, Yes You, Are a Minister!

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Sometimes God’s truth goes into your life like a quiet whisper. Sometimes it goes in like a hand grenade. Have you had one of those times? One day you hear a sermon, or you have a conversation with a fellow church member, or maybe a friend confronts you with a sin they’ve seen in your...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 20 May 2017 20:23

Objections to Miracles Pt. 2 | NY Minute

Authors: Anthony Uvenio...

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Saturday, 20 May 2017 20:00

Mega Floods Are No Longer “Geological Heresy” to Science

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National Geographic recently ran an interesting story about the scablands in Washington State. The subtitle reads, “Geologists couldn’t account for the strange landforms of eastern Washington State. Then a high school teacher dared to question the scientific dogma of his day.”

In...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 20 May 2017 20:00

Blameless

The Bible talks on more than one occasion about being "blameless". Noah was "blameless in his generation" (Gen 6:9). The Lord told Abram "Be blameless." (Gen 17:1) David sang, "I was blameless before Him and I kept myself from guilt." (2 Sam 22:24; Psa 18:23) Job was "blameless and upright" (Job...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 20 May 2017 18:28

Bible Contradiction? Did Sarah have faith that she would conceive?

For other posts dealing with Bible contradictions see our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.

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For today’s post we will tackle another question from the Skeptic Annotated Bible: Did Sarah have faith that she would conceive?

Here are the two answers which the...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 20 May 2017 18:00

Be Content

“I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” (Philippians 4:11)

The English word “content” can bring up thoughts of indifference and mild temperament. Modern usage tends to give “content” a negative connotation, as though such an attitude...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 20 May 2017 17:00

WHI-1363 | Creeds Confessions

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

For the last two thousand years the church has crystalized various summary statements about the Bible’s most important teachings into clear, short, and easy-to-memorize statements that outline the most crucial and non-negotiable aspects of the Christian faith.

On...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:30

05/21/17 Holiness Taken for Granted?

NOTE: I am increasingly challenged by the holiness of God. For that reason, I am reposting this devotion from last year. 

READING: 1 Chronicles 13-15, John 7:1-27

It surely seemed quite severe, actually. The Israelites were moving the Ark of the Covenant from the home of Abinadab to...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:26

John Dewey’s Plan For Your Children

[John Dewey] doesn’t want the school any longer to be in the handmaiden role, aiding parents in their goal of passing literacy and tradition and deferred gratification on to the their progeny. . . [H]is schools now have the socially transforming purpose . . . Continue reading →

Authors:...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:15

Corn in Egypt

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"There is corn in Egypt."-- Genesis 42:2

Famine pinched all the nations, and it seemed inevitable that Jacob and his family should suffer great want; but the God of providence, who never forgets the objects of electing love, had stored a granary for his people by giving the Egyptians warning of the...

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Written by Charles Spurgeon
Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:05

May 21: Van Horn on WSC Q. 10

STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn

Q. 10. — How did God create man?

A. —  God created man, male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures.

Scripture References: Gen. 1:27....

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Written by archivist
Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:03

Overwhelmed with God’s Mercy, Grace, and Hope

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory Eph. 1:13-14

Heavenly Father, what a...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:00

Having God’s “Unreasonable” Faith

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. —Matthew 6:33

When we look at these words of Jesus, we immediately find them to be the most revolutionary that human ears have ever heard. “…seek first the kingdom of...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:00

Numbers 30; Psalm 74; Isaiah 22; 2 Peter 3

Numbers 30; Psalm 74; Isaiah 22; 2 Peter 3

A FEW YEARS AGO I spent some time in a certain so-called “third world” country, well known for its abject poverty. What struck me most forcibly about the culture of that country, however, was not its poverty, nor the gap between the very wealthy...

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Written by Don Carson
Saturday, 20 May 2017 15:00

An Encouraging Word for Church Leaders for Today

1 Peter 2:9  "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."

God has chosen you and made you holy. You are His special...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Saturday, 20 May 2017 14:53

The Gift of Christ

Having the Son, possessing the Son, being one with the Son, we have and possess everything God is. It never has been a question of seeking ten, one hundred, or one thousand different things from God. If we do not know from our experience, we should at least know from the Scriptures, that Christ is...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 20 May 2017 14:01

Fit to Follow

Some will say, "I am willing to die now that I have followed." The person who knows the Cross says, "I am fit to follow now that I have died."

The post Fit to Follow appeared first on ChipBrogden.com.

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 20 May 2017 14:00

Sunday Praise: Good Good Father Chris Tomlin

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Stand firm in Christ,Chase

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Written by Chase
Saturday, 20 May 2017 13:15

Lessons from Hachi Featured

Lessons from who? OK, I never heard of Hachi either until last night when I watched a few minutes of a movie on television. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is a 2009 film starring Richard Gere. It is based on a true story of a dog whose loyalty to his master, even long after he died, has amazed so many.

I...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 20 May 2017 13:04

30 Things You Need to Know About The Ministry of Jesus: #12 – The Man with the Withered Hand Featured

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The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke give the story of the paralytic, carried to the Lord by his four friends. This familiar story gives insight into the Messianic identity of Jesus of Nazareth.

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Written by Randy White