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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Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:00

Work Is Not Your Life: Why Sabbath Rest Is Essential

The way we’re working isn’t working….you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished amid all the distractions, and you...

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Written by Hugh Whelchel
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:00

Fear of God Devotional: Church Programs for Evangelism?

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How should the Church approach and witness to unbelievers? Kevin Swanson explains in this video that the Church be balanced in that there must be love shown to both the believers in the Church and unbelievers outside the Church. The Church must reach out to unbelievers but also to the believers....

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:00

How do I avoid ministry burnout?

Authors: Hershael York...

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Written by Hershael York
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 19:00

In the Beginning...

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The first sentence of sacred Scripture sets forth the affirmation upon which everything else is established: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Three fundamental points are affirmed in that first sentence of Scripture: (1) there was a beginning; (2)...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 18:30

The Enfield Poltergeist: General Skepticism (Part 1)

(You can read the first part of this series here.)On a May 28, 1999 BBC radio program, Richard Wiseman remarked that most criticism of the Enfield case boils down to saying that the girls in the home where the poltergeist activity occurred, Janet and Margaret Hodgson, were playing tricks. (Start...

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Written by Jason Engwer
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 18:09

Did Jesus Work Miracles as a Child?

image Ever wonder if Jesus performed miracles as a young boy? There is an Islamic tradition related to the childhood of Jesus that seems to confirm Jesus’ miraculous display of power, even at a very young age. The Quran describes Jesus as a miracle working boy who was able to create birds from...

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Written by jwallace
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 18:00

How to Find Grace at Church When You Feel Worn Out

My daughter is one and a half now, and she is starting to put words together to form her own thoughts. It’s great to come home and hear her say, “Daddy’s home!” And it’s frustrating when she refuses to eat her eggs, shouting, “No!” But the words that...

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Written by Silverio Gonzalez
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 18:00

Ancient Times

“I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.” (Psalm 77:5)

The Bible provides for us a fascinating perspective on the passage of time. Three thousand years ago, the psalmist was reflecting on God’s ways in even earlier times and was seeking to understand...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 18:00

The Fallacy of Uniformitarianism Featured

[Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the earliest days of the GTY Blog. As we recently culled through the ministry archives in preparation for a new blog series on God’s work of creation—which coincides with the broadcast of The Battle for the Beginning ser...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 17:03

Straight Cuts: Christ as Firstborn (Colossians 1:15)

Tom Wheeler

FrontLine • March/April 2002.

One of the most important doctrines of our Christian faith is the deity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus must be God to save us (Isa. 45:21, 22). Jehovah’s Witnesses, among others, deny this Biblical truth. One passage that they twist in...

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Written by Tom Wheeler
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 17:00

John Piper, George Mueller, and The Pleasures of God

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Since reading John Piper’s book Desiring God the month it came out in 1986, I became interested in everything he writes. In 1991, the year after we started Eternal Perspective Ministries, he came out with The Pleasures of God, which was updated in 2000. This is a truly great book that I...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 17:00

Ten Theses on the Benedict Option

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If a book about cultivating Christian virtue hits #7 on the New York Times bestseller list, we should all take notice. That means Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option is worth knowing about. A huge amount has been written about it, especially in the US, but it remains largely unknown in the UK (and in...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:00

The Dispensation of Government (Part 2)

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 15) Where did government come from? Did you realize that this concept was first introduced by God Himself? As we know, Scripture reveals the plan of God, which is unfolded for us through the various dispensations. Let us begin with a brief...

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Written by Randy White
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:00

Email Question: Resources on the Song of Songs?

From a recent email: “I’d like to do a bit of studying on the Song of Songs with the hope of preaching our Divine Bridegroom to the church I’m part off. Are there books/material that you could point me to that are specifically Christological in their...

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Written by David Murray
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:30

04/26/17 That Which Costs Me Nothing

READING: 2 Samuel 23-24, Luke 19:1-27

“I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God which cost me nothing.”

2 Samuel 24:24

Sacrificing for God should not be difficult to do. After all, He gave His own Son for us so that we might become His children. Yet, we miss...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:30

You Can't Love Missions Without Loving the Local Church

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Tell me if this sounds familiar to you. College freshmen Joe joins your church. He’s on fire for Jesus. He wants to give his life to the Lord, which means devoting it to unreached peoples in the hardest parts of the world. Joe can hardly stand middle-class, American Christianity and its...

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Written by Caleb Greggsen
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:24

BTWN Ep 247.1 | JD Hall Contra Mundum Part Deux | James White Featured

I don’t know why, but when I went to upload it and it cut off almost 45 minutes of our conversation. Furthermore, when trying to edit this I was unable to add anymore audio or edit this further. Sorry for the error, let’s all pray for Tim’s swift return so that editing quality...

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Written by Len Pettis
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:15

Sister, You Can Do Hard Things

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“It’s just not for me, I guess,” she said, shaking her head with resignation. The words fell from her mouth with a splat; they were deflated and her heart was fit to match. Between us sat an open Bible, a well-worn dictionary, two pens, and plenty of scratch paper. We worked...

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Written by Amy Gannett
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:00

Five More CSNTM Discoveries Added to INTF’s Kurzgefasste Liste

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When we go on an expedition, we intend to preserve known manuscripts. In the process, however, we often have the exciting privilege of uncovering new ones as well. Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM), and his team of experts...

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Written by Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:00

The Supreme Climb

Take now your son…and offer him…as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you. —Genesis 22:2

A person’s character determines how he interprets God’s will (see Psalm 18:25-26). Abraham interpreted God’s command to mean that he had to...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:00

Numbers 3; Psalm 37; Song of Songs 1; Hebrews 1

Numbers 3; Psalm 37; Song of Songs 1; Hebrews 1

FROM SINAI ON, the Levites are treated differently from the other tribes: they alone handle the tabernacle and its accoutrements, from them come the priests, they are not given a separate allotment of land but are dispersed throughout the nation, and...

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Written by Don Carson
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:00

8 Ways to Determine What Masters You

Jesus warned us that we cannot serve two masters (Luke 16:13), but many of us struggle with this battle. It’s hard not to allow things other than the Lord to rise to the level of that which masters us. If you want to evaluate who/what really reigns in your life, maybe this grid will help...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:00

Bearing with the Failings of the Weak

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A confident man once invited the most inexperienced person in the church out for evangelism at a local park. On the drive over, they prayed and strategized a few conversation starters. The inexperienced member remained a bit fuzzy on what passages of Scripture to reference, and as he gazed out the...

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Written by Kole Farney
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:00

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To Ph.D or Not to Ph.D?Seven important questions to consider.

8 Sins You Commit Whenever You Look at Porn“When you open your browser and begin to look at those images and videos, you are sinning in ways that go far beyond lust. Here are 8 sins you commit when you look at porn.”

What...

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Written by David Murray
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:00

"Replacement Theology" - Is It Wrong to Use the Term? (Part 4)

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Read the series so far.

A Little More on the Reality of “Replacementism”

Theologian R. Kendall Soulen opens his book about supercessionism in church history with an explanation of what supercessionism is:

According to this teaching, God chose the Jewish people after the fall of Adam in...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:39

Your Mom Has a Blog Podcast, Episode 30

To celebrate our 30th episode, we invited our second most popular guest to come back: the one and only Jackson Chang! We talk about what we were doing at 30, being open, thoughts on sanctification, Jackson’s knack for getting food poisoning, and more. Thanks for listening! Here’s...

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Written by Melissa
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:39

Two Destinies Linked

On the Cross the two are made one, and the destiny of the One is linked forever with the destiny of the Many.

The post Two Destinies Linked appeared first on ChipBrogden.com.

Authors: Chip Brogden...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:38

News Article Highlights Lighthouse Trails: “A Book Publisher’s Beacon Shining in the Dark”

LTRP Note: The following article written by veteran journalist Jim Fletcher is highlighting Lighthouse Trails. While we are so encouraged by such an article, we hesitated in posting it on our own site because we don’t want to be guilty of taking glory for ourselves when God is the...

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Written by Miscellaneous News Source
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:15

Reading Genesis 32-36 in Family Worship

Reading Genesis 32-36 in Family Worship

Genesis25:19-37:1  (The Generations of Isaac)

This week we are looking at part three of the “Generations of Isaac.” The “Generations of Isaac” can be seen in three basic movements:

Genesis 25:19-28:22 — Jacob and Esau

Genes...

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Written by Peter Wallace
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:14

Praying Our Hearts into Fresh Gospel Joy and Peace: Phil. 4:4-9

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 

Lord Jesus, we have more than ample reasons to rejoice in you today. Our lives are hidden in yours, and your life in us is our hope of glory. You are our perfect righteousness and constant Advocate, our sovereign Lord...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:00

The Best Quotes from Momentum

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At our church right now, we are working through the Gospel of Matthew. I’ve enjoyed preaching through this moving narrative of the life of Jesus the last six months. A few months ago we came to the Beatitudes, which I was glad to do because there is so much good literature out there to...

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Written by Scott Slayton
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:19

Five Things At SWBTS More Offensive Than This Photo Featured

Facutly at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary posed for the above photo, and Twitter has had a collective heart attack. Audible gasps could be heard around the world, as these faculty members apparently didn’t see the outrage as a predictable inevitability, and it was unwisely posted...

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Written by JD Hall
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:00

Awake

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My Lord does not want me to be spiritually asleep while nature is all around me awaking from her winter's rest. –C.H. Spurgeon

  Listen to, Patience (Part 2 of 2)

Instant downloads, instant oatmeal, drive-thru fast food. It seems our entire culture is designed to foster...

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Written by TFL
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:59

TWW Responds to Joe Carter, Editor for The Gospel Coalition, Who Called This a Hateful, Lying Blog

Joe Carter, representing The Gospel™ Coalition, says TWW is a lying, slandering, hateful, backbiting blog which is attacking the Bride of Christ. Wut? Aren't we also adorable?

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:00

‘Judge not lest ye be judged.’

“People tell me, ‘Judge not lest ye be judged.’ I always tell them, ‘Twist not Scripture lest ye be like Satan.” Paul Washer

Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged.

Get your own copy of The Evidence Bible.

Authors: The Daily Evidence...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:33

Alvin Plantinga Announced as Templeton Prize Laureate

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The Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS) is thrilled to celebrate and honor Alvin Plantinga as the 2017 Templeton Prize Laureate. A longtime friend, mentor, and instructor to hundreds of EPS members and a contributor to the Society’s journal, Philosophia Christi, Alvin Plantinga has...

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Written by EPS Blog
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:29

INC Debate Review, P P Controversy

Spent an hour reviewing the debate with Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia Ni Christo, responding to various elements of the debate itself and looking at what has happened in the aftermath.  Then for the last 40 minutes or so we covered the discussion taking place on line regarding Pulpit and Pen,...

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Written by James White
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:20

The Legitimacy of Miracles

I. Exposition
I'm going to review Robert Larmer's The Legitimacy of Miracles (Lexington Books, 2014). Larmer is a Canadian Christian philosopher whose area of specialization includes the philosophy of miracles. He's published books and articles on the subject since...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:10

Worry Is A Roundabout That Keeps You From the Road to Joy

We live in an age of anxiety. Cultural pessimism is all the rage, both inside the church and out. In an anxious age, we are tempted not only to egregious and obvious transgressions, but to more “common sins” like complaining (which I’ve written about here) and, of...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:44

Do hijab-wearing feminists support mutilation of girls?

We should be asking liberal fans of Islam to explain themselves to America.

How long will they coddle Muslim ideology, even when Muslims themselves – including their children – are the frequent victims?

It’s not a “phobia” to have a healthy aversion to horrific beliefs...

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Written by Linda Harvey