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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Sunday, 26 March 2017 00:33

Concord Reference Bible Review

Concord Reference Bible: The King of KJV

 

When I think of the King James Version of the Bible, the first name that comes to mind is the Concord Reference Bible from Cambridge University Press. As cheesy as this may sound, holding the Concord feels different than holding any other KJV with one...

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Written by msherro
Sunday, 26 March 2017 00:14

Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave | Sigmund Freud Featured

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Based on the book of the same title by Dave Breese, Dr. Randy White is teaching about Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave.

Session 4 is about Sigmund Freud, the man who changed the way that mankind looks at himself. Frued’s contribution to the unbiblical worldview is so important...

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Written by Randy White
Sunday, 26 March 2017 00:00

Free Speech bus vandalized by LGBT activists

imageGay activist vandalizes pro-marriage sign

Is the tolerance and diversity crowd really as tolerant and diverse as they claim?

Consider this story from the Washington Free Beacon about the Free Speech bus created by the National Organization for Marriage.

Excerpt:

A bus with social...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:37

When I survey the wondrous cross

When I survey the wondrous cross, On which the Prince of Glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast - Save in the death of Christ my God. All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood.

See from his...

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Written by Patrick Chan
Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:31

Fox spirits

I attempt to read the Bible counterculturally. I was raised in a hitech civilization with strong secular and Christian crosscurrents. That's completely different from the world of the Pentateuch, where paganism and witchcraft were pervasive. So I like to ask myself how certain Biblical narratives...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

imageHow Firm a Foundation (with Rock of Ages)

Authors: EBenz...

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 25 March 2017 22:57

Predictive dreams

I don't automatically believe reports like this, but by the same token, I don't automatically disbelieve reports like this. I'd add that the more often that's reported by credible people, the more likely that premonitory dreams actually happen. 

Dwimble Puritan Board Freshman

Speaki...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 25 March 2017 21:00

8 Rules for Growing in Godliness

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By the end of first grade, every child has learned to grow a plant. They fill a cup with soil and press a seed into it. They pour water over their cup, place it in a sunny window, and wait. Sure enough, within days there are stirrings of life. First, roots begin to emerge, then a sprout, then a...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 25 March 2017 20:58

Kay Cude Poetry: Apprise Your Time Featured

Kay Cude poetry. Click to Enlarge
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Authors: The End Time...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 25 March 2017 20:38

Six Great Marks of A Born-Again Christian by J.C. Ryle Featured

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Are You Born Again?

by J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)

This is one of life’s most important questions. Jesus Christ said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).

It is not enough to reply, “I belong to the church; I suppose I’m a...

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Written by Bud Ahlheim
Saturday, 25 March 2017 20:00

Majesty and Humility

David's Psalm 8 begins with the glorious, "O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!" (Psa 8:1) The verse alone swells praise in the heart. But he goes on.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 25 March 2017 18:00

The New Heavens and New Earth

“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” (Isaiah 65:17)

There is a glorious future awaiting the redeemed. Although God’s primeval creation of the heavens and the earth is eternal (note Psalm 148:6, etc.),...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 25 March 2017 17:57

The Final Judgment (T.F. Torrance on Revelation 20)

Revelation 20:1-3, 11-15

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,and threw him into the pit, and shut it and...

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Written by Jonathan Kleis
Saturday, 25 March 2017 17:28

Hope in Suffering: Studies in Romans 5:3-5 Part 2

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Romans 5:3-5

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 25 March 2017 17:01

Promises

Your weekly Dose of Spurgeon

"His promises are precious because they tell of exceedingly great and precious things."

We have promises in the Bible which time would fail us to repeat, which for breadth and length are immeasurable; they deal with every great thing which the soul can want: promises of pardoned sin, promises of sanctification, of teaching, of guidance, of upholding, of ennobling, of progress, of consolation, of perfection.

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Written by PyroManiacs Staff
Saturday, 25 March 2017 17:00

WHI-1355 | Sin Grace in the Christian Life

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

How should we think about sin and repentance in a life of Christian discipleship? Do Christians continue to struggle with sin or is it possible to live a victorious Christian life? On this program the hosts will discuss what it means to be simultaneously justified and...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 25 March 2017 15:30

03/26/17 Clinging to Him

READING: Joshua 22-24, Luke 3

“But you are to cling to the Lord your God.”

Joshua 23:8

It’s funny how the Lord teaches us stuff. Just before doing today’s reading, I was wrestling with a wrapped piece of cake that I really wanted to eat. It smelled good and...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Saturday, 25 March 2017 15:15

Freedom is Coming

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"Jesus said unto them, If ye seek me, let these go their way."-- John 18:8

Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in his hour of trial, towards the sheep of his hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns himself to the enemy, but he interposes a word of power to set his...

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Written by Charles Spurgeon
Saturday, 25 March 2017 15:05

March 26: Van Horn on WSC Q. 3

We return today to Leonard Van Horn’s series on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Today we come to Catechism Question 3.

Instruction in the Westminster Standards.

The Historic Standards of Presbyterian Denominations.

STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM

Q. 3 What do the Scriptures...

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Written by archivist
Saturday, 25 March 2017 15:00

Spiritual Vision Through Personal Purity

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. —Matthew 5:8

Purity is not innocence— it is much more than that. Purity is the result of continued spiritual harmony with God. We have to grow in purity. Our life with God may be right and our inner purity unblemished, yet...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Saturday, 25 March 2017 15:00

Exodus 37; John 16; Proverbs 13; Ephesians 6

Exodus 37; John 16; Proverbs 13; Ephesians 6

THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, the “Counselor” or Paraclete, is dependent on Jesus’ “going away,” i.e., his death by crucifixion, subsequent resurrection, and exaltation (John 16:7; cf. 7:37-39). This raises important...

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Written by Don Carson
Saturday, 25 March 2017 15:00

An Encouraging Word for Church Leaders for Today

1 Peter 1:24-25  “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.”

You and I will fade away, but that's okay. The Word that we teach and preach today will go on. Proclaim...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:54

First Submit, Then Resist

So many times we try to resist, but we are defeated. Why? Simply because we attempt to resist the devil before we have first submitted ourselves to God.

The post First Submit, Then Resist appeared first on ChipBrogden.com.

Authors: Chip Brogden...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:38

7 Progressions of Truth

There are seven stages of awareness through which we must pass through in order to bring ourselves out of bondage towards the fullness of Truth and into the life of an Overcomer. The following seven stages describe the spiritual growth of the Christian from sinner, to seeker, to believer, to...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:05

Interview With Costi Hinn: Leaving Uncle Benny to (Really) Follow Jesus

imageSteven Kozar from the Messed Up Church Blog recently interviewed Costi Hinn, who is Benny Hinn’s nephew.

Click here to listen in

Program Segments:

– Here is the website for Costi Hinn’s church: Mission Bible Church– Here is the media ministry website for Mission Bible...

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:00

Sunday Praise: God That Saves by Iron Bell

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Stand firm in Christ,Chase

Authors: Chase...

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Written by Chase
Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:39

Staying Grateful When Life Is Messy

     Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.1 Thess. 5:18 (ESV)

     Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:18

EChurch@Wartburg – 3.26.17

Cody Bobay is our guest speaker this week

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Saturday, 25 March 2017 12:54

U.S. and Mexico: Biblical Worldview Lite or God-focused Worldview

A biblical worldview is a common topic in my book, Cultural Captives, and in some my other recent postings. What does this multi-national survey tell us about worldviews in Mexico as compared to the United States?

First of all, the surveys given do not have as complete a set of spiritual worldview...

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Written by Steve Cable
Saturday, 25 March 2017 12:06

Islamic Canada Featured

The darkness descending over Canada gets worse by the day, and the latest act of national suicide comes in the form of an “Islamophobia” motion. The just passed “Systemic racism and religious discrimination” motion is a worry for anyone concerned about freedom and concerned...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 25 March 2017 11:25

The Council of Google Plus Episode 7 : Crack Babies and Keeping the Law Perfectly. Featured

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In this episode, we discuss if keeping the law perfectly can save you. Han, Justin, Bryan, and Bahnsen have a spirited discussion on this topic. How do crack babies fit in? You will have to listen to find out.

To watch the recording of this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH9zPmPRe6Q

The...

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Written by Duane Vincent Lancon Jr
Saturday, 25 March 2017 11:22

Wheels within wheels

10 And as for their appearance, the four had the same likeness, as if a wheel were within a wheel. 11 When they went, they went in any of their four directions without turning as they went, but in whatever direction the front wheel faced, the others followed without turning as they went...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 25 March 2017 10:20

Slick Answers | Evolution Debate | Book Review – “The Shack” Featured

Slick Answers has it’s own podcast feed now.  Subscribe to the Slick Answers Podcast Today on your favorite podcast catcher.

Streamed live on Mar 19, 2017 – Watch video of this podcast here

Adrian Yzaguirre challenged Matt Slick to debate evolution. Then open question and answer...

 

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Written by Matt Slick
Saturday, 25 March 2017 10:00

Weekly Roundup 3/20/2017-3/25/2017

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 3/20/2017-3/25/2017. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it.  Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 3/20/2017

Episode 70- ...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 25 March 2017 09:23

Interview With Costi Hinn: Leaving Uncle Benny to (Really) Follow Jesus Featured

Here's an absolutely fascinating interview with Benny Hinn's nephew, Costi Hinn. Costi went from being an insider in his world-famous uncle's ministry to being just a "regular" Bible-teaching pastor. Please listen and share this episode with your friends who need to hear the real Gospel...

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Written by Steven Kozar
Saturday, 25 March 2017 08:05

Cambridge Large Print Text Bible Review

imageSometimes, you simply want the Bible and just the Bible with no helps and when that time comes, this is one that you want. Before we get into the review, a note: This Bible was acquired at my own expense. This review was not solicited by Cambridge University Press and they were not...

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Written by msherro
Saturday, 25 March 2017 08:00

Best of BAM: Historical Evidence for Jesus and Q A

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Today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast includes the following topics:  Hank’s Prologue:

  • Hank begins with a Facebook question from Jesse whose faith has been shaken and asks if there is really historical evidence for Jesus. While there is spin that has been produced by second and third...

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Written by Christian Research Institute
Saturday, 25 March 2017 07:33

How Dead is Dead? The Five-Fold Fallenness of Man (Part 1)

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When we were lost, we were dead in trespasses and sins. It wasn’t that we transgressed against God every once in awhile. All we ever did was sin and trespass against God and God’s commandments. God purposely used graphic terms to describe what we were in our lost condition. Do you...

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Written by Tim Conway
Saturday, 25 March 2017 06:51

Charles Spurgeon’s Lost Sermons

Charles Spurgeon’s Lost Sermons – you may possibly not be aware that Christian George of The Spurgeon Center for Biblical Preaching has been diligently working on publishing Charles Spurgeon’s “lost sermons.” These are a collection of sermons that haven’t...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Saturday, 25 March 2017 06:46

The real Jesus Featured

by Mike Ratliff

32 Therefore, when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in...

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Written by Mike Ratliff