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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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 22:30

5 Ways to Love Your Husband

Previously I offered 5 ways husbands can practically love their wives. Here now, wives, are 5 ways you can love your husbands:

1. Become a woman who is strong in character and whose identity is secure in God.

Our spouse is a gift from God, there to encourage, support, and affirm us. But our spouse is not the primary source of our encouragement,

Written by For The Church Recently Added Resources
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 22:30

3 Top Tips for Church Planters

In the last 7 years I have planted 2 churches directly, led our church in planting 2 stateside churches, and helped coach and train dozens of church planters. I have learned many things along the way. Today I want to make 3 crucial suggestions for church planters. These come from personal experience as a planter and from experience coaching others

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 22:15

God Unties the Knots of Our Hearts

Often times Christians struggle with prayer because they forget the wonderful intimacy that comes from their relationship to God. We forget the access and we forget his love.

Jesus taught us to call God our Father (Mt. 6.9) and the Holy Spirit compels our hearts to cry out to God calling him Father (Rm. 8.14-17). This new relationship of being

Written by Erik Raymond
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 22:00

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5 Books You Should Read This Election Year | Trevin Wax, TGC “To aid us in this task of enduring an Election year and engaging the political process well, I’ve selected five books as recommended reading.”

The Sabbath: The Antidote for Achievement-Addicts | Kelly Needham, True Woman Blog “Though we might not be slaves,

Written by David Murray
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 21:57

Book Review: Honest Evangelism, by Rico Tice

Rico Tice, Honest Evangelism: How to Talk about Jesus Even When It’s Tough. The Good Book Company, 2015. 112 pps, $12.99.

 

Few topics in Christianity are as paradoxical as evangelism. Christians are those who have been saved by the greatest news in the world, but are often hesitant to share it. When we do share it, we often do so

Written by Alex Duke
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 21:16

Pro-life Rally this Saturday Morning in Louisville

Pro-lifers are gathering at new Planned Parenthood for a rally Saturday morning at 10 am. Several local pro-life leaders have been scheduled to speak.

The rally will be held to protest Planned Parenthood’s toxic presence near the West end of our fair city. This move is consistent with Planned Parenthood’s M.O. in other cities, where

Written by Denny Burk
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 21:00

Genesis 37; Mark 7; Job 3; Romans 7

Genesis 37; Mark 7; Job 3; Romans 7 

FROM JOB 3 UNTIL THE FIRST PART of the last chapter of the book, with a small exception at the beginning of chapter 32, the text is written in Hebrew poetry. The book is a giant drama, like a Shakespearean play. Speech follows speech, the movement of the drama carried forward on the sustained argument between

Written by Don Carson
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 20:58

The Deadly Sin of Coveting

Guest Blogger: Jason Helopoulos

Many individuals are like the Rich Young Man when Jesus said to him, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 19:18-19), readily reply, “All these

Written by Jason Helopoulos
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 20:34

Odin 2.0

My final reply to a village atheist over at Victor Reppert's blog. 
steve said...
Cal Metzger said...
"Odin's a person, he's immortal, he has supernatural powers, he is the most powerful supernatural being, etc. If you can't see how Odin could be analogous (which doesn't mean "identical") to Yahweh then I don't know what else to say."
i) Odin is
Written by steve
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 19:57

Trusting God with People and “Stuff” Over Which We Have Zero Control

     “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father

Written by Scotty Smith
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 19:00

Allegiance to God

"Active allegiance to God involves sustained resistance to the devil." -Alistair Begg

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Submission has to be one of the least-liked words in the Bible. But submitting to God joyfully, instead of grudgingly, yields a harvest of blessing. The book of James provides practical pointers that will

Written by TFL
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 17:29

8 marcas de um cristão espiritualmente saudável

Quais são as marcas de um cristão espiritualmente saudável? Em 1 Tessalonicenses 1.6-10, encontramos Paulo dando graças a Deus por cristãos espiritualmente saudáveis. Ele diz aos tessalonicenses – que eram relativamente recém convertidos...

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Written by Filipe Schulz
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 16:44

Equipping Eve: You Make the Choice, God Makes the Change? (Part 2)

Ah, the church sign. Who would have thought it was possible to cram so much bad theology into such a small space! One church sign recently caught my eye and read, "You make the choice, God makes the change!" Is this what the Bible says about conversion? Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping Eve. Click here for a list of

Written by EBenz
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 16:10

Should Princeton Strip Honor from President Woodrow Wilson?

“We owe nothing to people who are ‘deeply flawed’.”

So says Wilglory Tanjong, writing for the Black Justice League, to explain why Princeton University should strip its buildings and titles of any reference to one of the school’s most notable alumni, former president Woodrow Wilson. The Black Justice League believes

Written by Trevin Wax
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 16:06

January 2016 Ministry Update: Frontline Apologetics

1-5-16, Chicken ‘N’ Tracts With a sore throat and plans to preach Friday, i was in between standing on the box tonight. Joel and i rejoiced in great gospel conversation with one another for a while instead and passed out tracts. It was awesome. Before the briefing i went to the Chicken...

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:29

Depravity is child's play

As a child I was often silent or a girl of few words. I was an observer. At recess if it was outdoors I'd stand under the tree on the side of the playground and watch. If it was indoors I'd read and covertly watch. I'd do the same in High School, observe, observe, observe- trying to figure out...people.The overarching conclusion I came to, no
Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:01

How Would God Start a Church?

What a ridiculous question? Everyone knows that church planting is not something God does, but what pastors and evangelists and missionaries do. What kind of blog title is that? The kind you get from a ministry like No Compromise Radio whose tag line is: “Always biblical, always provocative; always in that order.”

When I moved from New

Written by Hariton Deligiannides
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:00

Study by UCLA neuroscientist Jeffrey Schwartz falsifies materialist determinism Featured

Apologetics and the progress of science

Here’s a summary of the research of UCLA professor Jeffrey Schwartz, authored by William Dembski.

Excerpt:

Schwartz provides a nonmaterialist interpretation of neuroscience and argues that this interpretation is more compelling than the standard materialist interpretation. He arrived at this position as a

Written by Wintery Knight
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:35

Supply of the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ Featured

by Mike Ratliff

18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I

Written by Mike Ratliff
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:26

Do Gospel tracts save anyone?

Episode 1770

Authors: James

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:26

Question Evolution Day 2016

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARWIN! Charles Darwin’s Birthday is coming up soon on February 12th. Had he lived, the legendary biologist would have been 207 years old!  Skeptics around the globe are heralding “Darwin’s Day” as the perfect occasion to celebrate Science, Reason, and...

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Written by Mary Jo Leblanc
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 13:07

Trying to Become More Relevant Makes Liberal Churches Less Relevant Featured

 
There has been a lot of noise about the rise of the Nones in the U.S. As the 2014 Religious Landscape Study reported, more people are not identifying with any organized religious. That doesn't mean they are all atheists, though. According to the Pew organization that published the study, "the majority of Americans without a religious
Written by Come Reason's Apologetics Notes
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:40

A Life Story from Saigon

​How do you share the gospel with someone who doesn't even know what a Bible is? Steve Deal, missionary and founder of Asian Children's Foundation, Inc., has been able to use the resources he learned about, while attending a Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship seminar, to share the gospel...

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:00

[Fire Away! Podcast] Episode 055 – Passionate Preaching

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Summary

  • On today’s show Landon and Nate welcome Dr. Steven J. Lawson to the program to discuss preaching, One Passion Ministries, and his new book on the preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

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[00:07:56] Topic 1: Interview w/ Dr. Steven J. Lawson

  • Biography
  • Preaching
  • On
Written by Landon Chapman
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:56

When Technology Melts Down

Kent Hovind, the Pope and the Lutherans, CAIR on worship, AMC Pintos and a YouTube meltdown all on today’s audio only Dividing Line.

 

Here is the YouTube link:

The post When Technology Melts Down appeared first on Alpha and Omega Ministries.

Authors: James White

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:30

The Wretched Segment of the Day - February 03, 2016

Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:17

The Christian Worldview Stands Against Women in the Draft

Yesterday, two generals made a proposal that women should also be drafted along with men. This follows the December mandate by Defense Secretary Ash Carter that women be integrated into all combat arms roles across the military.

At that time, I wrote extensively that Carter’s and the Obama administration’s policy was...

Written by Grant Castleberry
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:16

Joel Osteen's "Power of I Am" Book = New Age Pagan Book Featured

 Wow! Where does Joel Osteen get these clever book ideas?!... 

Oh yeah, he's copies his ideas from New Age/Non-Christian books...

Olsteen has the same ideas as some real interesting people...

Written by Steven Kozar
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:10

Links Mentioned on the 2/03/16 Show

The following is a rundown of today's podcast, annotated with links that were either mentioned on the show or inspired by it:

Commentary: The Work of Writing and the Christian Story (0:00)

Questions:

– Announcements:

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:05

Ecclesiastes and Vanity of Life, Part 11

 Our last article in this series brought us up to Ecclesiastes 2:23. I want to finish up chapter 2 with the few remaining verses – 24 through 26 – in this article.

24 There is nothing better for people than to eat and drink, and to find enjoyment in their work. I also perceived that this ability to find enjoyment comes from God. 25...

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:54

Podcast: Affinity Based Churches

On this episode, JD answers some sincere questions about charismatic gifting, about the Spirit leading to the knowledge of truth, and then discusses several articles in relation to Russell Moore and how finally some Baptists are getting in. He sticks up for an elderly gentleman who was berated by an SBC employee. Then, JD discusses “Gamer

Written by JD Hall
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:34

Ten Ways to Distinguish the Voice of Darkness from the Word of Light Featured

 
The voice of darkness makes me shudder. But it's not an eerie moan or ghastly wailing that chills my soul. I do not shudder from fear. I shudder because the voice of darkness tickles my ears pleasantly with cheerful soundsand I know that its siren songs lead many astray (2 Tim 4:3).For the voice might tell us to think positive thoughts. How
Written by A. Maeve McDonald
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:07

Examining Jesus by the Historical Method (Part 6: Eyewitness Testimony–The Case for the Gospels)

By Brian Chilton

As we have engaged in our evaluation of Jesus according to the historical method, my previous articles have demonstrated that the historical Jesus passes the historical method with flying colors. However, we must continue our quest in asking, “Do we have eyewitness testimony concerning Jesus of Nazareth?” That is, do we

Written by Guest
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:07

Gospel Wednesday | Mark 5

Welcome back as we continue working through the Gospel According to Mark. Last week we covered Mark 4, where we saw Jesus teaching in parables and demonstrating His authority over the winds, over the sea, over creation.

Today, we’ll resume reading, beginning in Chapter 5 of the Gospel According to Mark.

Mark 5:1-20 (ESV) | Jesus

Written by Faithful Stewardship
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:33

Robert Haldane on Mortifying Sin

Robert Haldane quoting William Romaine in his commentary on the book of Romans: 

True spiritual mortification does not consist in sin not being in thee, nor in its being put on the cross daily, nor yet in its being kept upon it. There must be something more to establish perfect peace in thy conscience; and that is the testimony of God

Written by Manfred
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:32

What if I never get married?

I'm on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, if you're into that sorta thing.

Also: Adam4d.com is my full-time job and I'm funded by readers like you. If you're interested in learning more about that, check out my Patreon page....

Written by Adam Ford
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:18

Make no mistake: The “Christian” Left is the greatest enemy of black people

The “Christian” Left — and especially phonies like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis — “care” about black lives for profit, but they don’t really care. These ghouls know that abortion already kills blacks at a rate over three times that of whites, but they want
Written by Eternity Matters
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:06

The Bible and Homosexuality — A Panel Discussion

I was recently invited to participate in a panel discussion on “The Bible and Homosexuality” at our local high school. The panel is being hosted by the Gay/Straight Alliance student group. Given the time constraints, I probably will not get to say everything you see here, but this is what I have prepared. Please be in prayer for me and

Written by Todd Benkert
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:03

Christian meditation: what’s biblical and what’s not

By Marsha West In Joshua 1:8 God said: “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” So, what exactly did God have in mind when He told […]

The post Christian meditation: what’s biblical and

Written by Marsha West
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:53

True children of God---not only of the Jews...

True children of God---not only of the Jews...(Romans 9:24-29)Reminder-----A repeated word of caution is necessary:  It isn't possible to read a commentary without man's opinion.  And you cannot ask your neighbor, elders, pastors, etc without an opinion either.  The study of salvation (soteriology) is very important.  Are you
Written by Mike Sullivan
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:32

Pray for your pastor

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We need our pastors to pray for us and preach to us. Yet, what we often forget is that a pastor’s relationship with his flock is one of mutual benefit. We minister to one another and one of the most important benefits a pastor has from his flock is their fervent prayers.
Let me give you a...

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Written by Conrad Mbewe
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:30

Sermon on the Mount: A New Teaching Series from Sinclair Ferguson

In the face of scorn and disbelief, Jesus Christ announced His kingdom. In the face of hatred and death, He demonstrated its power. In this twelve-lecture series, Sermon on the Mount, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson explains how the Sermon on the Mount equips us to live a kingdom life in a fallen world. Dr. Ferguson highlights Christ's exhortations to

Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:18

Ipso Pronto Featured

This last summer, the pro-abortion world was rocked by the release of a series of sting videos that showed Planned Parenthood illegally serving as merchants of baby parts. I hesitate in using that word illegally because their practices are ghoulish and appalling long before they become illegal. What they do is manifestly illegal, but that is not

Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:01

Secularization and the Sexual Revolution: Evangelical Theology and the Cultural Crisis (Part 1) Featured

This post is the first in a four part series on Secularization and the Sexual Revolution.

In the face of the sexual revolution the Christian church in the West now faces a set of challenges that exceeds anything it has experienced, of a similar magnitude, in the past. This is a revolution of ideas—one that is transforming the entire

Written by Albert Mohler