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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Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:00

Nuggets from An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith—A Love Not of this World

October 13, 2017
We do not need to know Greek and the difference between the types of love (for which Greek has separate words) to realize that the love which Paul goes on to describe in 1 Corinthians 13 is beyond anything...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:00

William Tyndale and Medieval Exegesis

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William Tyndale (c.1494–1536), the English Reformer and proto-Puritan, clearly showed a burden for providing the Scriptures in the common language of the people. Likewise, regarding biblical exegesis, he imparted correctives for the abuses of medieval interpretation. We must appreciate the...

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Written by Meet the Puritans
Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:00

Are Good Works Sneaking into Your Understanding of Grace?

I remember hearing Matthew 11:30 as a kid and wondering how Jesus’ words “for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” could be true. Christianity isn’t easy, I thought. There’s believing without seeing and then there’s obeying all of God’s...

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Written by Leah Baugh
Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:00

Recognizing the Son of God

“For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (2 Peter 1:17)

Most people today consider Jesus Christ to have been a great man but will not believe He is the unique...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Thursday, 12 October 2017 18:00

Friday's Featured Sermon: "Six Attributes of the Nature of Scripture" Featured

The great Puritan preacher Thomas Watson said, “The devil and his agents have been blowing at Scripture light, but could never blow it out; a clear sign it was lighted from heaven.” [1] Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1958), 27.

You don’t have to look...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:03

FBFI Weblog: Creation in Real Time

Don Johnson

The worldviews dominating our culture find their roots in many movements of the past five hundred years, but one particular force that led us to this point in time is the doctrine of evolution. It is axiomatic in the lost world today that “science disproves the Bible,” hence,...

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Written by Don Johnson
Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:00

How Do Most People Respond to What You’ve Written About Happiness?

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I find that most Christians are surprised but open to these ideas about happiness, including that God is a happy God and offers us His own happiness. Yet some remain doggedly determined to believe and teach that God doesn’t want His children happy and happiness is inherently wrong. This is so...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:12

The Problem With Liberal Education

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Mark Lilla's new book The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics is short, punchy, pithy and provocative. In three well-written and brief essays, he summarises the fragmentation and individualism of the American right since Reagan (chapter one), the corresponding disintegration of the...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:00

The Healing of Broken ... Links

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Recently I discovered that three of the links to videos of my talks were broken.  I've set the fractured bones, and the three convalescents are as follows.  If you discover any other broken links at this website, dear reader, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Why Is There Sex?

Annual Conference of...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:05

October 13: The Spirit of Error

Largely forgotten now, the League of Evangelical Students was an early 20th century forerunner to such contemporary evangelical student fellowships as InterVarsity, Campus Crusade for Christ and Reformed University Ministries. Its mission statement declared it to be “an inter-denominational...

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Written by archivist
Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:05

Jesus Was A Disciple Maker, What About You?

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The Bible makes no real distinction between a Christian and a disciple-maker. Even though much of our population still claims to be Christian, disciple-makers are rare. Modern Christianity has indoctrinated many to see disciple-making as an option rather than the way that Jesus taught us.

Jesus Was...

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Written by Joel Littlefield
Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:00

Individual Discouragement and Personal Growth

…when Moses was grown…he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. —Exodus 2:11

Moses saw the oppression of his people and felt certain that he was the one to deliver them, and in the righteous indignation of his own spirit he started to right their wrongs. After he...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:00

1 Kings 16; Colossians 3; Ezekiel 46; Psalm 102

Written by: Don Carson

1 Kings 16; Colossians 3; Ezekiel 46; Psalm 102

FIRST AND 2 KINGS narrate the declining fortunes of both the northern and southern kingdoms. Occasionally there is a reforming king in one realm or the other. But on the whole the direction is downward. Some orientation (1 Kings...

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Written by Don Carson
Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:00

Hymn: "All Things Bright and Beautiful" by Cecil F. Alexander

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All Things Bright and BeautifulBy: Cecil F. Alexander

Refrain: All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all.

Each little flow’r that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colors and He made their...

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Written by TFL
Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:00

Church as an Extended Family

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Every 4th of July weekend, my extended family gathers at a pond and cabin on family land outside of my hometown in Oklahoma. My grandfather has three brothers, and each family line attempts to attend this sweet time. This summer we had around sixty people.

I understand our family's experience...

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Written by John Wohlgemuth
Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:00

Honor True Widows: 1 Timothy 5:3–16 with Implications for the Church’s Social Responsibilities, Part 5

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From DBSJ 21 (2016); posted with permission. Read the series so far. This installment concludes the exegetical study of 5:3-16.

Concluding Exhortation: Verse 16

εἴ τις πιστὴ ἔχει χήρας,...

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Written by Ben Edwards
Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:32

TEACHING THURSDAY – PASTOR GREG DUREL – DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION?

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different religions? Many religious groups such as Catholics, Mormons, and Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that they are the “one true church.” So how do we know what the truth is? Why is it that man is constantly trying to find his own way...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:00

$5 Friday: Reformed Theology, John Calvin, Scripture

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as John Calvin, Reformed theology, Scripture, John Knox, the Papacy, salvation, money, and more.

Sale runs through 12:01 a.m. — 11:59 p.m. Friday ET.

View today's $5 Friday sale items.

Authors: Nathan W. Bingham...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:55

Do You Go To Judas Church? Featured

You might be asking, “Do I go where?” OK, let me explain. We all know about Judas, right? He of course is the guy that betrayed Jesus. He turned on him, betrayed him, and sold him down the river. His name is now immortalised in history.

But sadly betraying Jesus has not stopped there....

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:53

Shoe-leather evangelism

Recently I've been listening to some Francis Chan clips on YouTube. I should preface my comments by saying my knowledge of Francis is quite cursory, so it's entirely possible that what I've seen and read doesn't reflect a representative sample, in which case my observations may be off-the-mark....

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Written by steve
Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:20

$$$Selling Out the Blessed Hope Featured

CA$HING IN ON FAKE PROPHECY 
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for thatblessed hope, and the glorious appearing...

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Written by Discernment Research Group
Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:10

The Best Quotes from The Tech-Wise Family

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As I mentioned in my post “The Best Quotes from 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You,” I have spent some time this year reading on the effects that technology has on our lives, families, and neighborhoods. This reading project brought me to Andy Crouch’s The Tech-Wise Family:...

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Written by Scott Slayton
Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:56

Hearing the Laughter of God

Written by: Scotty Smith

     A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity. The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; but the Lord laughs...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:33

You Were Created for More Than Motherhood

I remember when my first baby was about two weeks old. I had been thrust into this terrifying world of trying desperately to keep a tiny human being alive. I fell into bed at night, exhausted, but I woke up at every slight noise coming from my fragile little charge. I constantly worried that...

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Written by Melissa
Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:36

Polemics Report 162 | Biblical Right to Self Defense Featured

On today’s program, JD answers to sincere questions with Biblical answers. The first is in regard to whether or not the Bible permits self defense, and another on whether Christians should do Zumba. Then, a few articles are discussed, including one at SBC Voices by Dave Miller and another...

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Written by Justus Zenas
Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:31

Polemics Report 161 | A Baptist View on Crucifixes Featured

On today’s program, JD answers a Lutheran’s question about why Baptists don’t like crucifixes with Jesus still on the cross, then an article from JD’s brother and one from Gene Clyatt and a word on the ALS Challenge. Then, the Voice in the Wilderness segment from Pastor Dia...

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Written by Justus Zenas
Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:29

First Corinthians | Session 2 | 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Featured

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Dr. Randy White teaches 1 Corinthians verse-by-verse. This session covers 1 Corinthians 1:1-9.

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Written by Nathan White
Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:23

Etch A Sketch theology

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Written by steve
Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:18

The Rejoicing Eunuch Featured

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The “Living in the Vine” guys had Pastor, Doug Van Dorn on as a guest on their podcast entitled: Baptism. Click here to listen to episode #29.

The episode has many nuggets. One which really stood out to me took place at about 43:41. Here, Van Dorn (in order to answer a question from one...

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Written by theidolbabbler.com
Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:10

Trevin’s Seven

Written by: Trevin Wax

imagePodcasts: Brandon Smith and I released a new episode of Word Matters, answering the question “Who are the 144,000 in Revelation?” You can subscribe to the podcast here: iTunes | Android | RSS

Kindle Deal: The Holman Apologetics Commentary on...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:52

Answers to Questions—2/10/2017-12/10/2017

Here are some of my answers to questions from the last week or so on Curious Cat.

Do you think Jesus cleansed the temple twice? [Answer]

What role does logic play in developing theology? … [Answer] [Follow-up]

When is it a good time to update/abandon/move on from a theological term because it...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:51

Video: What is Masculinity?

I have a new video following on from my earlier video on The Challenges of Gender in the 21st Century. Within it, I offer some prefatory remarks on the subject of masculinity.

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:48

OCTOBER – CREATION TODAY

imageI know it may seem strange for me to choose our ministry for this month’s Member Spotlight, but as I scrolled through my inbox the other day, I was struck with a profound realization . . . Over the past decade my boss, Eric Hovind, has been working hard, not just establishing his own...

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Written by Mary Jo LeBlanc
Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:47

So Pastor, What's Your Point?

“Just because a sermon has points, doesn’t mean it’s got a point.

One of the best preaching books I’ve read in the last decade is Dennis Prutow’s So Pastor, What’s Your Point? If someone like Tim Keller or Don Carson had written it, it would be a...

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Written by The Christward Collective
Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:38

Welcome to Facebook Jail

Have you ever been convicted of a cyber misdemeanor and sentenced to Facebook Jail? I’ve never been jailed by Facebook – at least not yet. But they deleted one of my Islam related news posts once. As I recall the article was all over Facebook, so I was miffed that mine was removed. My...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 12 October 2017 08:10

With Pilgrim Radio On “Left Behind” And Predictions Of Christ’s Return

Recently I sat for an interview with Bill Feltner of Pilgrim Radio about Matthew 24, David Meade, the “Left Behind” (secret rapture)  theology, and predictions of Christ’s return. We discussed what our Lord actually said on the Mt of Olives and what . . . Continue reading...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:51

Flee Youthful Lusts – 2 Timothy 2:22-24

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Also available as MP3: Flee Youthful Lusts – 2 Timothy 2:22-24

Summary:

We know the “youthful lusts” Paul told Timothy to “flee” must include fornication, for he told the Corinthians to flee this as well (ICor.6:18), and there aren’t many things Paul says to...

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Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:49

William Perkins: Who Are The True Catholics?

There are truly important works that have simply been forgotten or unjustly ignored. One of those is William Ames’ Fresh Suit Against Human Ceremonies in defense of the Reformed theology and practice of worship. Another is William Perkins’ 1597 treatise, A Reformed . . . Continue...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:25

What Does the Bible Say About Justice?

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In my post, “Do Christians Have to Care About Everything?,” I referred to the Bible as being “justice-obsessed.”

A commenter challenged that description and asked that I give a “Scripture-driven argument” for Christians combating social injustices.

As I...

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Written by Aaron Earls
Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:25

The fear of God and its fruit Featured

by Mike Ratliff

13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (NASB) 

The total lack of the...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:22

The Open Door: Gateway Seminary and reasons for encouragement

I have just returned from the fall meeting of the Gateway Seminary Board. Our meeting was in Denver, CO, where one of our Gateway Seminary campuses is located. Dr. Jeff Iorg serves as president at Gateway Seminary and has completed the remarkable transition of the physical move of the seminary from...

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Written by J. Robert White
Thursday, 12 October 2017 06:59

Beware of Joseph Farrah and Joe Kovacs

Over the past few years there has been an individual providing me information about Joseph Farrah and Joe Kovacs and the Armstrongism heresy.  I get lots of bits and pieces, but collecting it all and making a cohesive article would take too much time since I have no real background...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Thursday, 12 October 2017 06:25

The Mustard Seed Principles: Help and Hope for Struggling Churches and Disappointed Disciples

The Messiah sat in a boat for his humble pulpit. The little fishing vessel must have moved gently on the water. Jesus, our Lord, looked out across the fresh-water beach at a growing congregation. And what he saw then is what he sees today: believers and those who would believe burdened by the...

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Written by Michael Milton
Thursday, 12 October 2017 06:18

Should Younger Women Instruct Older Women?

Some years ago, I received an email from my much younger female boss, announcing with great enthusiasm she would be meeting with each of us individually to “mentor us in our roles at work as well as disciple us in the Lord.”

Humph. I was a Christian nurse before she was born. Did she not...

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Written by Gaye Clark
Thursday, 12 October 2017 06:16

Survive or Thrive, Six Relationships Every Pastor Needs by Jimmy Dodd

Jimmy Dodd is founder and president of PastorServe, an organization devoted to aiding pastors in their lives and ministries.  Survive or Thrive details how PastorServe attempts to fulfill its mission.  Dodd founded PastorServe in 1999  to “provide care, coaching and crisis...

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Written by Gary Gilley