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, 22 May 2017 14:01

Yielding Always

As disciples we take up the Cross daily, which means we are always in a state of surrender and submission to the Lord Jesus, constantly forsaking our own way for His Way.

The post Yielding Always appeared first on ChipBrogden.com.

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Written by Chip Brogden
Monday, 22 May 2017 13:58

Hearing Our Father’s Voice, Above All Others

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Monday, 22 May 2017 12:46

Skeptics Can’t Have It Both Ways

Former L.A. County District Attorney and agnostic Vince Bugliosi believes that the problem of evil is fatal to believing in Christianity. “I’m an agnostic only on the issue of whether there is a God, a supernatural being who created the universe. I’m not an agnostic on the...

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Written by Brent Hardaway
Monday, 22 May 2017 12:17

BTWN Episode 252 | Be Reconciled One To Another Featured

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Tim relents prior engagements with Apologia Radio, The Reformed Pub and AHA.

Tim discusses the biblical command to live at peace with all men.  To be reconciled with our brothers and sisters.

Our prayer is that by listening to this...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Monday, 22 May 2017 11:35

Legalism and Leggings: A Neo-Calvinist Midrash

Way too many people like to make rules that they like.

Authors: dee...

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Written by dee
Monday, 22 May 2017 11:00

The law is a tutor.

The Ten Commandments have been put to death by many within the Church. Yet, the Law is the means by which God uncovers the treasures hidden in the field of this world. It is a tutor that brings men to Christ (see Gal. 3:24).

Jeremiah 41:8 But ten men were found among them who said to Ishmael,...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Monday, 22 May 2017 10:59

Beware the Graduation Speech

imageGraduation season is upon us. Colleges have been handing out diplomas for several weeks, and the high school ceremonies are right around the corner. It can be a wonderful opportunity for honoring past accomplishments and looking forward to future adventures. If you are graduation this spring, I...

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Written by Kevin DeYoung
Monday, 22 May 2017 10:40

Chris Rosebrough reviews Jurgen Matthesius’ ad hominem attack against ChurchWatch Part 2

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Our dear brother in Christ, Stephen Sapaugh, continues with part 2 of C3 San Diego’s Jurgen Matthesius’ sermon review: 
Before you continue reading this article we recommend reading this link first:
Chis Rosebrough reviews Jurgen Matthesius’ ad hominem attack against...

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Written by churchwatcher
Monday, 22 May 2017 10:11

Ben Franklin and George Whitefield Debate the Purpose of Education

Ben Franklin and George Whitefield were a true odd couple in the history of 18th-century friendships. Whitefield was the greatest evangelical preacher of the era, while Franklin called himself a deist and doubted basic points of Christian orthodoxy. As I show in my new religious biography of...

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Written by Thomas S. Kidd
Monday, 22 May 2017 10:05

Smelling the Gospel Flowers in Proverbs

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In the past I have been guilty of treating the Book of Proverbs a little bit like a commute to work. I sped through familiar passages and topics while aiming to get where I needed to go. Often times, this destination has been a rebuke that I needed to hear concerning my tongue or...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Monday, 22 May 2017 10:04

9Marks Workshop

9Marks Workshop:

Session 1 : The Gospel

Session 2 : Spiritual Growth

Session 3 : Elders in the Local Church

Session 4 : Raising Up Godly Leaders

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Monday, 22 May 2017 09:42

Basic Beliefs in Islam

Source: Basic Beliefs in Islam

Authors: edingess...

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Written by edingess
Monday, 22 May 2017 08:46

Parenting 101: Acquainted With the Sacred Writings Featured

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I am of the firm belief that making sure that my kids are without excuse with regards to special revelation, is the most important aspect of my parenting of them. What I mean by “special revelation” is: that which God has revealed about Himself through His Word, the Bible. It’s...

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Written by theidolbabbler.com
Monday, 22 May 2017 08:19

Your Bible: Dust or Discipline?

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In today’s postmodern world the Bible is obsolete to unbelievers – and why shouldn’t it be? God’s work through Christ’s on the cross is “foolishness to the perishing” (1 Corinthians 1:18) so it’s not surprising that His word isn’t taken...

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Written by Costi Hinn
Monday, 22 May 2017 08:07

Freed By Grace

Lately I have noticed that a number of my Calvinist friends are anathematizing Arminians for teaching something that they do not actually teach. Before I continue, I want to make clear that I am Calvinist, all five points but I am also a former adherent to Arminianism and I am currently a member of...

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Written by msherro
Monday, 22 May 2017 08:00

Heresy Hunters Open letter to Michael Brown…

Dear Dr Brown,

Recently you took aim at Christians and labeled them as, “self-appointed heresy hunters” who “are like a doctor who amputated his patient’s head because the patient needed eye-glasses.” You went as far as to painting them to be “like the...

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Written by churchwatcher
Monday, 22 May 2017 07:57

Be like Christ Featured

by Mike Ratliff

1 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Monday, 22 May 2017 07:54

Theology Gals | Episode 15 | Suffering Featured

On this episode of Theology Gals Ashley and Coleen discuss suffering. They talk about what Scripture says about the reasons why we may suffer, how we should respond to our suffering and how we can encourage others who are suffering.

(We had a couple technical difficulties during this episode. A hail...

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Written by Coleen Sharp
Monday, 22 May 2017 07:32

I Just Can’t Stop

I have spilled a lot of ink through the years trying to find all the right words to describe what it’s like to know true love. In the past six years I’ve written roughly 40 blog posts devoted to Chad and our marriage and our great love for each other. Sometimes I wonder if...

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Written by Melissa
Monday, 22 May 2017 07:23

Tim Keller Plants, New York City Gives the Growth

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In the ballpark of always affirming, always sunny religious journalism comes Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra’s puff piece on Tim Keller’s retirement at Redeemer NYC. I am not sure that this is the kind of analysis of context that Joe Carter had in mind for the Gospel Coalition’s...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Monday, 22 May 2017 07:13

Uncovering the Head and the Heart Issue

Growing in spiritual maturity sets us on a journey with Jesus where our indwelling sin will be exposed, thus revealing our ongoing need to grow in Christlikeness. Part of our growth in the Christian life comes as we read and study God’s Word for direction and discernment. Additionally, as we...

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Written by Laura Rogers
Monday, 22 May 2017 07:10

Enoch Walked With God. Are You?

“Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24).

The frequent refrain throughout the genealogy of Genesis 5 is that the story of each person mentioned concludes with these inevitable words “…and he died.” When we come to the life of Enoch, we...

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Written by Justin Huffman
Monday, 22 May 2017 07:00

The Great Mystery of Godliness

“He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. “(1 Tim. 3:16)

The truth is not as true as it used to be. Sometimes it may even be falsehood. During one White House scandal, a prominent...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Monday, 22 May 2017 06:32

To bow or not to bow: President Trump, American pride, and submitting to the King. Featured

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To bow or not to bow.

That is the question.

Or at least it has been over the past few days of President Trump’s diplomatic adventure to Saudi Arabia.

While there’s a truckload of strangeness worthy of examination where the nature of Saudi Arabia and its relationship the...

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Written by FireBreathingChristian
Monday, 22 May 2017 06:29

Literacy missions: changing possibilities for a family’s future

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In this file photo from 2015, literacy ministry volunteer Anne Parks, right, uses objects in her English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) lesson plans. SUE HENSON/Special

Increasing one’s reading ability can not only change an individual. The ripple effects stretch across generations.  

Barbara...

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Written by Scott Barkley
Monday, 22 May 2017 05:52

False Teacher of the Day #5: Guillermo Maldonado Featured

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Guillermo Maldonado is the co-founder and lead pastor of King Jesus Ministry, a Latin-American Word of Faith megachurch based in Miami, FL. Maldonado received his Master’s in Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University and a Doctorate of Divinity from Vision International University. He...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Monday, 22 May 2017 05:00

SBC PC: Mark Dever Speaks about John Onwuchekwa

As you know, each of the speakers for this year’s SBC Pastors’ Conference in Phoenix, AZ was nominated by someone.  I asked each speaker’s nominator to answer a few questions about the person they nominated, and we have been posting their responses here at SBC Voices over the...

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Written by Adam Blosser
Monday, 22 May 2017 04:47

Pastors, don’t be a jerk. Be a shepherd.

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Boyce College professor Denny Burk has a word of advice for pastors: A wise and courageous pastor will always remember the wisdom of Solomon when exhorting his people: “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing” (Prov.12:18). A...

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Written by Marsha West
Monday, 22 May 2017 04:31

Down Memory Lane

In April of 1967 – 50 years ago – I was called to pastor Newport Baptist Church near Morehead City, NC. I had pastored a church in Raleigh during most of my seminary days at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, but the Newport church was the first one to call me...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Monday, 22 May 2017 04:11

Differences Between The Reformed And Remonstrants On The Trinity

3. The practical use of the doctrine of the Trinity. Thus the orthodox not only state the doctrine of the Trinity as the ground of all other Christian doctrine—they also state it as an eminently practical doctrine, as illustrated by the practical . . . Continue reading →

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Monday, 22 May 2017 03:03

Have You Checked Out Our “999+ Audio Lectures” Page?

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We live in a time of incredible resources on the Christian faith, life and intellect.  Our fellow blogger “Andy” has been working for weeks on a new page called “999+ Audio Lectures” which he completed not too long ago.  You might notice that it’s a tab on...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Monday, 22 May 2017 03:00

May 18, 2017 Show with Jonathan Master on Part 2 of "The God We Worship: Adoring the One Who Pursues, Redeems Changes His People"

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May 18, 2017:

JONATHAN MASTER, professor of theology & dean of the School of Divinity at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA, editorial director for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals & host of the Alliance podcast, “Theology on the Go”, author of “A Question of...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Monday, 22 May 2017 02:59

"If they will."

image Visitor: Any person can be saved, if they will.

Response: Don't we all believe any person can come if they will? The problem is, are there any persons naturally willing to submit to the terms of the gospel? Does it come naturally for fallen sinners to come to the humbling realization that they have...

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Written by john_hendryx
Monday, 22 May 2017 02:56

Confessions

The scripture tells us that we need to confess to one another, that it brings healing. If you look in our world, in our nation, our churches, and our lives it’s clear we need healing. I want to encourage you today to confess by taking some initiative today. I’m going to put myself out...

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Written by Dan Barnes
Monday, 22 May 2017 02:51

Empirical Evidence for a Modern Day Downgrade Featured

In case anybody needed evidence of the current downgrade going on in the evangelical church, well, I found some.  My wife and I own a small cottage located in a Christian campground.  One of the claims to fame of this place is that Billy Graham was a camp counselor before he became the...

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Written by Michael Hall
Monday, 22 May 2017 02:46

Robert E. Lee and the Scandal of Causation

Introduction

David Hume set loose some bad juju into the world when he denied, in effect, that we can know that the cue ball caused the eight ball to thwack into the corner pocket. All we can say with any degree of certainty is that the one event followed the other in time. We cannot see or measure...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Monday, 22 May 2017 02:38

Where There Is True Holiness, There Will Be Love

“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you…

Authors: Matt Moore...

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Written by Matt Moore
Monday, 22 May 2017 02:26

Sermon: All Who Were Appointed Featured

This message is from Acts 13:44-52, and deals with Paul and Barnabas’ persecution in Antioch, and their eventual leaving of the city to Iconium. Focused on in this message is the doctrine of election, in that “all who were appointed to eternal life, beleived.”

As always, you can...

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Written by JD Hall
Monday, 22 May 2017 02:10

Turning the Points of History: The Decisive Role of Prayer in Luke and Acts (Reformission Monday)

As I continue to seek to be “schooled in prayer” (as it is sometimes said), specifically as it relates to the work of Christian mission and ministry, I have learned much that has put fire and (what I hope is) power into my praying. I am currently reading through a collection of...

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Written by Jonathan Kleis
Monday, 22 May 2017 02:03

Here We Go Again!

Christian Zionists were rapturously enthusiastic today over this story in The Washington Times

Trump becomes first president to pray at Western Wall

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Comments like these were common on social media

A Beautiful Site! Praying for our President as he Prays at the Western Wall! May...

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Written by steveadmin
Monday, 22 May 2017 02:00

So Others May Hear and Live

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This sponsored post was prepared by Erik Odegard, Director of Fusion at Midwestern College.

“Oh God, please do whatever it takes to make me happy.”

This was the cry of a sixteen year-old unconverted boy we encountered on one mission trip. And while this statement may elicit a number...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 22 May 2017 01:37

Aktionsart and Ask, Seek, Knock (Matt 7:7-8) – Mondays with Mounce 283

In first year Greek, we teachers need to make a bigger deal of Aktionsart. Meaning isn’t conveyed just by the meaning of the word, or its tense, or its aspect. Language gives us many tools to nuance what we want to say, and our students need to know that meaning can also help convey aspect.

For...

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Written by ZA Blog
Monday, 22 May 2017 01:21

Fun Facts From Church History

image In the early editions of the Loci, Melanchthon didn’t discuss the doctrine of the Trinity because he had a certain bit of scorn for attempts to explain the mystery of the divine unity in trinity.

He accepted the doctrine and thought efforts to rationalize it silly.

Filed under: Melanchthon

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Written by Jim