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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Monday, 29 February 2016 14:54

Crafting that delicate balance: the church and alcohol

Balance, schmalance…”beer is a gift to be enjoyed in moderation” sayeth my neighbor Georgian evangelical pastor…and brewer.

Heavenly balance? A craft-beer-brewing, evangelical pastor

Alas, the dilemma of today’s newspaper editors. If an evangelical pastor founds a brewery, where should the story go? Better put it in

Written by William Thornton
Monday, 29 February 2016 14:29

The enemies of the cross of Christ and their judgment Featured

by Mike Ratliff

18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. (Philippians 3:18-19 NASB)

When Christians understand their proper role in

Written by Mike Ratliff
Monday, 29 February 2016 14:00

The Wretched Segment of the Day - February 29, 2016

Monday, 29 February 2016 12:53

Ideas for Prayer During Family Worship in Training the Children on How to Pray

 
Written by Geoffrey Kirkland
Monday, 29 February 2016 12:49

Are we inadvertently pushing our kids toward homosexuality?

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Monday, 29 February 2016 12:36

Daily Clip-Daily Clip-February 29, 2016

Monday, 29 February 2016 12:33

Suffer The Children – a film by Trevor Glass

For years I hear about this documentary film but have never seen it. It was very informative but also very sad and heart-wrenching. If you have lost someone who died from Word of Faith teachings, like I have, this will be very emotional for you to watch. But it is an excellent expose piece that...

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Written by Damon Whitsell
Monday, 29 February 2016 11:24

Why Doesn't God Prove He Exists? Because It Wouldn't Help Disbelief

 
One of the more popular questions that atheists ask is "Why does God make it so difficult to believe in Him? If he would just give us some proof he exists, I'd believe." I've heard such statements many times, but I don't think their claim is true. I think the atheists are misstating their case in what devotion to a real God means. They fail to
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Monday, 29 February 2016 11:00

Task of the Pastor

 

"The task of the pastor is to ensure that his congregation is anchored to the Word of God and grounded in the work of Christ" - Alistair Begg

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As an eyewitness to the life and ministry of Jesus, Peter wanted new believers to have a record of Christ’s teaching. His second letter summarizes some

Written by TFL
Monday, 29 February 2016 10:09

Eaten by worms

20 Now Herod was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, and they came to him with one accord, and having persuaded Blastus, the king's chamberlain, they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king's country for food. 21 On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat upon the throne, and delivered an
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Monday, 29 February 2016 09:48

Heidi Baker: "I Wanna Live an Oily Life!"

Heidi Baker profundities from the 2015 Woman on the Frontlines World Convention:

"We're living a life... an oily life... an oily life. I wanna call this an oily life. I wanna live an oily life, full of oil. Where do you get that oil? In the secret place. Intimacy, intimacy, intimacy, intimacy, intimacy! You can't strive for it, you just have...

Written by Steven Kozar
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:35

Is Jesus Our Heavenly Handyman?

Jesus came to give salvation and to fellowship with us, not to be our Heavenly Handyman…

“Angry? Depressed? Lonely? Uptight? Forlorn? Anxious? – Jesus is the Answer”

We’ve probably all seen questions like the ones above. They point out that Jesus can solve all your problems. In reality – and I want to state this...

Written by modres
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:21

Praying for the Preaching of the Word.

 
Written by Geoffrey Kirkland
Monday, 29 February 2016 09:20

CTT | Government Elections Featured

29 February 2014.

I’ll be brief today. As Christians, we are citizens of two completely different kingdoms… the Kingdom of Heaven and the kingdom(s) of this world. Our citizenship in the Kingdom of Heaven is by God’s Grace, through Faith in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:1-10 (ESV) | By Grace Through Faith

2 And you were dead

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Monday, 29 February 2016 09:16

“Here We Have No Lasting City”

Consider this an exercise in the the analysis of the evolution of the heroic temper.

Lewis and Vergil

In his chapter on Vergil in A Preface to Paradise Lost, C.S. Lewis speaks of Aeneas’ “reluctant yet unfaltering search for the abiding city (mansuram urbem)” (emph. orig.). The passage in question comes from the

Written by E.J. Hutchinson
Monday, 29 February 2016 08:41

Emergent Monday: What Is The NAR? Featured

 
24For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.25Behold, I have told you in advance.(Matthew 24:24-25)
I didn't want to write about the New Apostolic Reformation, I just wanted to expose the false prophesy of Rick Joyner who, had he actually received a prophesy
Written by Doug Evans
Monday, 29 February 2016 08:30

Equipping Eve: Equipped to Evangelize, Part 1

Every person who has been born again is equipped to evangelize the lost. So why is it that some of us are hesitant to engage unbelievers with the gospel? Ladies, let's see what God's Word says about evangelism, and then let's be faithful to follow that Word. Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping Eve. Click here for a list of

Written by EBenz
Monday, 29 February 2016 08:17

About the Chick on the Piano . . . Featured

We are starting to live in a time when the word prophetic should be reserved for anyone who sees and notes what is obviously going on.

My previous post on The Donald elicited various reactions. One kind of response, both in the comments here and on Facebook, complained about the fact that I had posted a tacky picture. And so let us talk about that

Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 29 February 2016 07:56

As a Man Thinks, So He Is

We have got an adage which reminds us that “As a man thinks, so he is.”  It is absolutely true, although we often tend to forget it.  Everybody today who is alive and doing this or that is proclaiming exactly what he or she thinks!  Everybody is a philosopher, everybody has got a philosophy of life, and we show what our
Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Monday, 29 February 2016 07:51

Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution, Part 2 Featured

In our first post in this series – Bible Warns of Apostasy and Persecution, Part 1 – we introduced the subject of the End Times. We also noted that one of the things that will be evident to indicate we are in the end times prior to the physical return of Jesus is the growing denial of the Second Coming....

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Monday, 29 February 2016 07:47

What Is The Gospel?

The word that is translated in our Bibles as “Gospel” literally means “a good message”.  The Apostle Paul introduces himself to the Romans by saying: 

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God (Romans 1:1 ESV)

The Greek word that he uses is a compound word, eu-aggelion...
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Monday, 29 February 2016 07:41

Do Roman Catholics Believe The Gospel?

A number of people in my community have a nominal or familial association with Roman Catholicism.  I have frequently had the experience of sharing the Gospel with a friend or neighbour only to discover that parts of this message lie hidden, mostly dormant and partially remembered, inside the mind and heart of the person to whom I am...
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Monday, 29 February 2016 06:24

Go the Extra Mile

But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles (Matthew 5:39-41).

I love the Sermon on the Mount, as this is where Jesus taught

Written by Sony Elise
Monday, 29 February 2016 06:00

Your Temptation Is No Trial

Temptation usually starts out small… until it isn’t. Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth. [...]

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Monday, 29 February 2016 05:47

Investigating Easter: Did The Disciples Lie About the Resurrection?

 Did Jesus really rise from the grave on Easter Sunday? Is the Resurrection of Jesus a fabrication created by the disciples in an effort to start a world religion or accomplish some other nefarious goal? Some skeptics claim the disciples stole the body of Jesus from the grave and later fabricated the stories of Jesus’s resurrection

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Monday, 29 February 2016 05:00

What Roman 1 tells us about man’s knowledge of God Featured

I recently had a nearly 2 hour discussion on the subject of apologetic methodology with Adam Tucker, the director of missions and evangelism at Southern Evangelical Seminary. Our conversation highlighted the key differences between classical apologetics of the Thomistic stripe and presuppositionalism, or what I like to call biblical apologetics.

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Monday, 29 February 2016 03:12

Are Predestination and Salvation "To Everyone Who Believes" Compatible? (Video)

How can only the chosen and predestined be saved by grace, while "it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes"?

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Monday, 29 February 2016 02:45

The Daily Discovery (February 29, 2016)

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Risen: A Pastor’s Movie Review – “About 2/3 of the way through the movie, I was ready to begin my review this way: “Risen is intriguing, but it’s not great.” I’d have talked about how the costumes, acting, and setting were well done,

Written by Landon Chapman
Monday, 29 February 2016 02:00

Announcing the Ligonier Statement on Christology Featured

I'm excited to announce the release of what I believe is one of the most critical resources that Ligonier Ministries has ever produced. Following significant planning and work with our Ligonier teaching fellows and other scholars and pastors, we've completed The Word Made Flesh: The Ligonier Statement on Christology. Building on the great

Written by R.C. Sproul
Monday, 29 February 2016 02:00

Mark 11

Greetings!  This is part of the read-the-New-Testament-in-a-year series running from June 2015 – May 2016.*  Please read and enjoy the word of God and feel free to leave comments and/or ask questions.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal his truths to you.  Don’t just focus on what you don’t understand.

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Monday, 29 February 2016 01:01

Leap Year Engagements Hermeneutical Oddities

It takes more thought than you’d think to figure out which years are leap. Years divisible by 4 are leap, except for the century, i.e. years ending in -00 are not leap years, unless the first 2 digits are also divisible by four. Got it?

So 1700 is not a leap year, but 1600 is. That’s why the year 1900 was

Written by Clint Archer
Monday, 29 February 2016 01:01

Teach Your People to Suffer

My lovely wife and I were sitting in a parenting class at church, when the chairman of the elder board came and asked for us. Actually he asked for “the parents of Calvin Dodson.” Slightly embarrassed, thinking out little one must have thrown a fit, or done something else to show we really needed the parenting class, we got up and went

Written by Eric Dodson
Monday, 29 February 2016 00:43

What’s Upcoming for WYLD C!

Hello readers and welcome to this very brief news update!  What’s the news for my blog?

Well, I’ve been slugging through my series on modesty and soon that will be done (possibly this week, possibly next).  During this last writing stint I’ve realized that tossing out a weekly post is all I can manage right now, with...

Written by mennoknight
Monday, 29 February 2016 00:03

On the Sufficiency of Scripture Featured

Just as we speak about the various attributes of God, so too we can speak about the various attributes of Scripture. Thus we can speak about the authority of Scripture, or the perspicuity (clarity) of Scripture. As to the latter, see here: billmuehlenberg.com/2010/12/01/on-the-perspicuity-of-scripture/

Another attribute of Scripture is its

Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 29 February 2016 00:00

Abusive Shepherds Featured

By Cameron Buettel

The threat of infiltrators is something that secular society takes very seriously. Anyone who enters the United States from abroad knows that. Fingerprint scanners, sophisticated passport technology, and heavily armed border security all indicate that imposters and frauds will not be permitted entry.

It’s tragic that the

Written by Grace to You Blog
Monday, 29 February 2016 00:00

Jesus the Bible Teacher

“And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.” (Luke 24:44-45)

On the day of

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Sunday, 28 February 2016 23:44

KBC 30th anniversary and missions conference—Day 5

Sunday, February 28, 2016The final day of our 30th anniversary celebrations and commemorative meetings was here. The meeting began at 09.00 hours with a Q&A session with all our missionaries lined up in front of us as members asked them very pointed questions about our role in their lives and...

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Written by Conrad Mbewe
Sunday, 28 February 2016 23:30

The She Shed

You’ve heard of the “Man Cave.” Now, meet the “She Shed.”

The video is a bit bizarre in parts, but there are a couple of quotes that contain valuable truth:

“When you’re depleted by giving to your family, to your partner to everyone around you, you need to be able to give to yourself.” (Psychologist Dr

Written by David Murray
Sunday, 28 February 2016 23:16

“Restored” Hillsong pastor Pat Mesiti pleads guilty to assault

Silence is not an option for Hillsong.

When Pat Mesiti was exposed  for getting drunk and sleeping with prostitutes back in the year 2000, Hillsong’s senior pastor Brian Houston and C3’s senior pastor Phil Pringle worked to restore “money-magnet” Mesiti back into ministry. Pat Mesiti was officially

Written by churchwatcher
Sunday, 28 February 2016 23:00

Kids Links

If you check out the KidsBibleReading.com blog you’ll find resources to help you raise your children for the Lord. If you have any articles, books, resources that you think other parents would benefit from, please leave links in the comments below and I’ll add them to the blog.

Teaching Bible Study To Children | Knowable

Written by David Murray
Sunday, 28 February 2016 23:00

Limitless Grace for Limited Leaders

Since the day our church was planted, our pastors have fielded many questions on the topic of mission from the younger generations in our midst. “Do we have a plan to serve the poor?” “How are we going to plant missional communities in the most underserved parts of our city?” “How soon are we going to be able to bring

Written by For The Church Recently Added Resources
Sunday, 28 February 2016 23:00

Suspending Moral Judgment

A reader comments:

You’ve been blogging about faculty attitudes toward morality and religion.  Let me share an incident from my introduction to anthropology course some years ago.  It was a graduate “core” course, but some undergrads took it too; the grads had more work, more reading, and weekly tutorials.

Before and

Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 28 February 2016 22:30

3 Reasons to Stay in a Church That's Not Cool Enough

I'm amazed at how deep my own consumerism runs. This is most clearly visible to me at how righteously offended I feel when someone or something doesn’t measure up to my expectations. So when, for example, the internet in my home is running slowly, I immediately look for the person who I have determined is the right recipient of my

Written by For The Church Recently Added Resources
Sunday, 28 February 2016 22:15

An Astonishing Revelation from Another World

I’m a fan of the kind of UFO movies that tap into that inscrutable human longing for contact with what’s “out there.” Signs was a good one, not really about aliens at all, but really about faith. E.T. is a classic not least for speaking to a growing generation of lonely children. I love the scene in Contact where those

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Sunday, 28 February 2016 22:10

Is Marriage an “Architectural Doctrine” of the Christian Faith?

In a previous article, I claimed that the biggest issue confronting evangelicalism today is not whether to accept homosexuality and same-sex marriage, but whether to accept the diversity of views as compatible with Christian orthodoxy. In other words, can we agree to disagree on the nature and goal of human sexuality and still see our

Written by Trevin Wax
Sunday, 28 February 2016 22:00

A Warning for True Believers Who Lack Faith (Part 1)

From Maranatha Baptist Seminary Journal; used by permission.

Hebrews 6:4-8 is one of the most difficult New Testament passages to interpret. Almost every article written on this passage begins with a statement of its difficulty.1 At the same time, the interpretation of this passage is crucial to the interpretation of the other warning passages in

Written by Andrew Hudson
Sunday, 28 February 2016 22:00

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Sunday, 28 February 2016 21:30

A Gospel-Centered Churches Cannot Be Consumer Driven

I’m that guy that opens up the hood of his car when something goes wrong and stares at everything waiting for a big on/off switch to suddenly appear. I have no idea what I’m doing. If someone came by and said I needed to to replace this filter or pump or spray this stuff or get a new whatever rod, I’d do it. I don’t

Written by Erik Raymond
Sunday, 28 February 2016 20:28

Jacob’s wives agree with his plan—Genesis 31:14-16

In Jacob’s culture, husbands held the final say. Further, God has spoken, and since Jacob has heard him, Jacob must do what God has commanded. Nevertheless, Jacob carefully presents the case to his wives. Jacob’s wives then weigh in as if he is consulting them in 31:14-16.

Why does Jacob consult them? On one level, he needs their

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