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, 25 June 2017 15:04

Deus odeia a injustiça

O Deus que ama o que é bom, não deve amar o que é mau. Ele não deve ser ambivalente em relação ao que é mau, ao que é prejudicial, ao que é destrutivo. Ele deve odiar essas coisas. O Deus da Bíblia se revela como um Deus de amor....

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Written by Kimberly Anastacio
Sunday, 25 June 2017 15:00

Drawing on the Grace of God— Now

We…plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. —2 Corinthians 6:1

The grace you had yesterday will not be sufficient for today. Grace is the overflowing favor of God, and you can always count on it being available to draw upon as needed. “…in much patience, in...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Sunday, 25 June 2017 15:00

Deut. 31; Psalm 119:97-120; Isaiah 58; Matthew 6

Written by: Don Carson

Deuteronomy 31; Psalm 119:97-120; Isaiah 58; Matthew 6

REFLECT FOR A MOMENT on the rich and diverse means that God granted to Israel to help them remember what he had done to deliver them, and the nature of the covenant they had pledged themselves to obey.

There was the...

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Written by Don Carson
Sunday, 25 June 2017 15:00

11 Church Leaders Who Amaze Me

Over the years, I’ve met some amazing church leaders. Who they’ve been, though, might surprise you:

  1. Those who rightly bear the care of others’ souls, but who rest well at night. Now more than 30 years into my ministry, I’m still learning how to leave needs and burdens at the...

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Written by Chuck Lawless
Sunday, 25 June 2017 15:00

Links For The Church (6/26)

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Joy Comes in the Morning, But Not Tomorrow

When does joy arrive? What does this phrase mean? In this short but rich piece, Barnabas Piper writes on the promise of joy and when you should expect it. 

Teach Children the Bible is Not About Them

Sally Lloyd-Jones shares why the stories of the Bible...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 25 June 2017 15:00

Book Review: Douglas Axe's “Undeniable”

Readers of Stephen Meyer’s two important books, Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt, will know the name of Douglas Axe. Axe’s work on probability theory and gene...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Sunday, 25 June 2017 14:37

Divine Will and Human Freedom by Richard Muller (A Review)

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Richard A. Muller is (rightly) one of the dominant names in the field of Reformation and Post-Reformation scholarship. His studies on Calvin as well as the broader Reformed tradition—especially his magisterial, 4-volume, Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics(PRRD)have irrevocably...

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Written by Derek Rishmawy
Sunday, 25 June 2017 14:03

Dying to Live

If we have not already passed through death then we are constantly fearful of dying, but the one who has already died and lives again has nothing more to fear from death.

The post Dying to Live appeared first on ChipBrogden.com.

Authors: Chip Brogden...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Sunday, 25 June 2017 14:00

It finally happened: a marriage proposal worth the wait

DULUTH — Life at the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center generally consists of serving churches, encouraging pastors, preparing for ministry assignments, facilitating church plants, equipping church leaders, etc. But occasionally, the staff celebrates some personal blessing like an...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Sunday, 25 June 2017 13:57

Grace for Times When Things Are Going Well

Written by: Scotty Smith

     Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die. Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, 'Who is...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Sunday, 25 June 2017 12:34

Inference, method, and history

Sunday, 25 June 2017 12:08

The Demise of the Libs and the Ever Expanding Bernardi Team Featured

As Malcolm Turnbull – who originally wanted to be a Labor Party politician – continues to destroy the Liberal party, the hope of true conservatives must be found elsewhere. And the best chance we have of seeing a genuine conservative party established and become a real force to be...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 25 June 2017 11:38

Coming Soon: The Revised Apologetics Study Bible for Students

I have had the privilege of being part of many writing and curriculum projects. But there are a few that stand out in terms of how fun and impactful those projects have been. The Apologetics Study Bible for Students is at the top of my list. There are a few reasons why: It was fun […]

The...

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Written by Sean Mcdowell
Sunday, 25 June 2017 11:29

Biblical Answers with JD Hall | Living On The Vine | Winner Announced Featured

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Written by Tim Hurd
Sunday, 25 June 2017 11:12

7 Inconvenient Truths about Pornography

For the past few years, I have been speaking and writing about the dangers of pornography. Although I have read dozens of books about the effects of porn, I recently heard Matt Fradd discuss it on Unbelievable? radio and decided to pick up a copy of his recent book: The Porn Myth: Exposing the...

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Written by Sean Mcdowell
Sunday, 25 June 2017 11:00

Trying to make ourselves more acceptable.

In our presentation of the gospel, many of us are guilty of diminishing the significance of biblical words, such as “repentance,” “hell,” “Judgment Day,” and “sin.” Perhaps we downplay these words because we fear persecution and are trying to make...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Sunday, 25 June 2017 10:10

3 Reasons Why I Quote the Church Fathers When I Preach

Written by: Trevin Wax
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This is the painting of Augustine I have in my home library. I love the way he is gazing upward as he prays and studies.

Last week, on Beeson Divinity School's podcast, Timothy George and Matthew Emerson discussed the Center for Baptist Renewal--a movement that intends to equip...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Sunday, 25 June 2017 09:40

Poetry by Kay Cude: In Trials We Are Not Alone

Poetry by Kay Cude. Used with permission. Click to enlarge. Artist's statement below
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Artist's Statement:Sometimes the trials we go through seem never-ending! It often appears that they are gathered together and perched atop a high place just waiting for an "exacting" moment in which to unleash...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 25 June 2017 09:15

Love your enemies Featured

by Mike Ratliff

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘AN eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Sunday, 25 June 2017 09:14

Christian News Weekly Recap June 19 – 24, 2017

Christian News Weekly Recap June 19 – 24, 2017 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday June 19, 2017 Poll Finds Correlation between Age and Believing Hollywood Has Pro-Choice Bias Portuguese evangelicals “weep with those who...

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Written by Alesia Cengia
Sunday, 25 June 2017 09:09

Self-Knowledge

Searcher of hearts, 
It is a good day to me when thou givest me a glimpse of myself;
Sin is my greatest evil, but thou art my greatest good;
I have cause to loathe myself, and not to seek self-honor,
for no one desires to commend his own dunghill.
My country, family, church fare worse because of my...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Sunday, 25 June 2017 07:16

Pan-Protestant Rejection Of An Earthly Golden Age Before Christ Returns

They condemn also others who are now spreading certain Jewish opinions, that before the resurrection of the dead the godly shall take possession of the kingdom of the world, the ungodly being everywhere suppressed. Augsburg Confession (1530) art. 17 We further condemn . . . Continue reading →

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Sunday, 25 June 2017 07:07

The History Of Belief In Biblical Inerrancy

Here's something I just posted on the subject on Facebook. It's in response to some recent comments by a New Testament scholar, Richard Burridge. The post cites a lot of resources on the history of the doctrine of inerrancy.

Authors: Jason Engwer...

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Written by Jason Engwer
Sunday, 25 June 2017 07:04

(Podcast) 3 Things that Hinder a Person’s Prayers - Bellator Christi

Prayer is critical for the believer. It is the means by which an individual communicates with God. But have you ever felt that your prayers go unanswered? While God answers in his own time and according to his will, a person needs to examine oneself to ensure that nothing is hindering the...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Sunday, 25 June 2017 07:00

Social Media Highlights (6/25/17)

Here are highlights from our various social media accounts over the past week.

No other religion on the face of the earth recognizes this kind of God. —@ScottOliphinthttps://t.co/vywdC080gw

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Sunday, 25 June 2017 06:28

The Murder of Discernment in Modern Christianity. Featured

Kill The Bereans – The Murder of Discernment in Modern Christianity

The Christ-chosen, Spirit-inspired Apostle, Paul, told Timothy to warn “the brothers” of false teachers, the wolves, who bring false doctrines and demonic lies disguised as truth.  

“If you put these...

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Written by Tim Hurd
Sunday, 25 June 2017 06:16

Uprooting the Log of Hypocrisy

“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:5)

I have been thinking quite a bit lately about hypocrisy. It is something for which I cry foul when it comes to the actions of others,...

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Written by Mike Boling
Sunday, 25 June 2017 06:15

Act Like Men

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13).

The whole phrase “act like men” comes from one Greek word, basically taking the noun for “men” and turning it into a verb, i.e. “Be men,” or “Man up!”

It...

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Written by Justin Huffman
Sunday, 25 June 2017 06:05

The God Who Is Content

The God Who Is Content

Soon after I was converted, I noticed that Christians often talked in what seemed like a foreign language. They tossed words around that I’d never heard before and leaned on concepts that were entirely unfamiliar to me. Having not grown up in a Christian home, I felt a...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Sunday, 25 June 2017 05:57

The Beginning and the End Blesses (Revelation 1:1-8)

Sunday, 25 June 2017 05:45

Episode 98- Andrew Davis: Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again

Welcome to the ninety-eighth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Andrew Davis: Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Andy’s life, marriage, and ministry.
  • The most common...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 25 June 2017 05:07

Reminder: What Lighthouse Trails Believes About Israel

Reminder: What Lighthouse Trails Believes About Israel

We have been shocked and utterly dismayed at witnessing a growing distain for Israel and the Jews by those within the evangelical camp. Sadly, we have learned that even some who read Lighthouse Trails fall in this category. That has...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails Editors
Sunday, 25 June 2017 04:50

Ten Online Teaching Tips

This post seems to have some helpful suggestions.

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Sunday, 25 June 2017 04:27

Jackson’s Description of Zwingli’s First Days in Zurich, and of the Man Himself

imageOn Saturday, January 1, 1519, he presented himself to the assembled canons [of Zurich], and was formally inducted into his office as people’s priest. … Zwingli thanked them for electing him, requested their prayers and the prayers of the congregation, and then announced that he would...

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Written by Jim
Sunday, 25 June 2017 02:59

The 4 Hallelujahs In Revelation 19 Herald The Bloodiest War In Human History And It’s Led By Jesus Christ

The event that the Bible calls “that day” has now arrived, and Jesus is going to spill the blood of every, single one of His enemies. No prisoners will be taken, no mercy will be given. It’s time to fight.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Sunday, 25 June 2017 02:38

He chose poorly

For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself (1 Cor 11:29).
There are churches that fence the table because this is supposed to protect reckless communicants who deny the real presence. But if their interpretation is correct, shouldn't there be...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 25 June 2017 01:59

Holy Hatred of Sin

I’ve been reflecting a little recently on a question that is generated by Q.87 in the Westminster Shorter Catechism on ‘Repentance unto life’: what is it that produces a healthy holy hatred of sin?

“Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense...

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Written by Andrew Kerr
Sunday, 25 June 2017 00:58

Random Bits

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"I walk through this sinful world as a pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon

Bernie Sanders is running a one slacker war against ChristianityCatholics reach out to Satan to have Pope Francis removed... There's so much I could do with this in the way of snarky comments but I'm...

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Written by Doug Evans
Sunday, 25 June 2017 00:01

Does the Southern Baptist Convention Still Have a Stain On It? by Ed Dingess

In 1995, leadership in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) apologized for, repented of, and issued a statement repudiating racism in all forms. Twenty-two years later, instigated by William McKissic, the SBC leaders once again had to apologize and issue not just another statement affirming its...

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Written by modres
Sunday, 25 June 2017 00:00

Robin Collins and atheist Peter Millican discuss the fine-tuning of the universe for life

imageBritish Spitfire and German Messerschmitt Me 109 locked in a dogfight

You might remember Peter Millican from the debate he had with William Lane Craig. I ranked that debate as one of the 3 best I have ever seen, along with the first Craig  vs Dacey debate and the second Craig vs...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 24 June 2017 23:49

Out of Egypt I called my Son

Saturday, 24 June 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Authors: EBenz...

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 24 June 2017 23:28

What is the Meaning of the Cry of Dereliction?

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On the cross, the Messiah cries, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46b). His words are a quotation of David's prophetic psalm, psalm 22. But what can Jesus possibly mean? How could the Son be forsaken by the...

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Written by Ben Holloway