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, 21 October 2018 16:30

Links For The Church (10/22)

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The Beauty of Age Diversity in the Church

"The greatest lesson I’m learning is that I’m less tempted to be caught in the selfish web of comparison when I have the wisdom of all ages around me- those both older and younger." - Annie Lavi

When The Downcast Can't Reach Our Hymns

Keith Getty...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 21 October 2018 16:00

Knowing the Law

imageNow and then I realize how much of my writing results from trying to make up for having answered someone’s good question badly.

Thomas Aquinas spends a good deal of time in the Summadiscussing whether the detailed precepts of the Old Testament law are all the same kind of thing, or...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 21 October 2018 15:05

October 22: Dr. Archibald Alexander

Confessions of a Dying Manby Rev. David Myers

imageThis author will never forget the words of the Christian woman in the hospital bed that afternoon. A fellow PCA pastor had asked me to visit her in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania hospital as she was facing a serious illness. So I went to see this stranger...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Sunday, 21 October 2018 15:00

KIDScast#21 Eternal. All-Knowing. Ever-Present Featured

Attributes Of God

This week we look at a couple more incommunicable attributes of God. He is Eternal, Omniscient and Omnipresent.

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Written by Adam Staub
Sunday, 21 October 2018 15:00

J. I. Packer’s Definition of Depression

Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter by Michael S. Lundy with an introduction by J. I. Packer.

Three Authors

J. I. Packer writes a chapter introducing Baxter. Michael Lundy is a clinical psychiatrist who has modernized two texts of Baxter on...

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Written by David Murray
Sunday, 21 October 2018 14:31

True Freedom: Feelings-Focused or Spirit-Filled?

image Most will readily acknowledge that people lie, and we might even admit we too are prone to talebearing from time to time, yet somehow there’s this strange belief within us all that says our feelings will never lie. But nothing could be further from the truth. Feelings lie more than any of us...

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Written by Flynn Huseby
Sunday, 21 October 2018 14:10

The Faithful Church in an Age of Expressive Individualism

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In earlier columns (see here and here), we looked at the definition of expressive individualism and the challenges it poses for the church that seeks to be faithful in this cultural moment. This emphasis on being true to yourselfand discovering the “real you” to express to the worldcan...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Sunday, 21 October 2018 14:00

6 Beautiful Quotes on Mary You Won’t Believe Are From Martin Luther?

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In a recent discussion, I was provided with a link to "6 Beautiful Quotes on Mary You Won’t Believe Are From Martin Luther,  given to demonstrate Luther "had a strong devotion to Mary and her intercessory role." The link is to a hip-looking Roman Catholic website, Church...

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Written by James Swan
Sunday, 21 October 2018 13:25

Conflict part 2: other conflict

The previous post addressed necessary conflict to stand for justice or truth on behalf of the Lord or others. But that post was mostly to qualify what I planned to write in this one. It was recent studies of conflict being bad for health that motivated me to think right now about some biblical...

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Written by Craig Keener
Sunday, 21 October 2018 12:21

Mexico, Mass Migration and the Example of Moses Part 8: The Caravan Cometh

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While a candidate, Mexican president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) promised to defend the right of everyone in the world to migrate to the United States.  The migrant caravan making its way through Mexico appears to be a down payment on that promise…and AMLO hasn’t even...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Sunday, 21 October 2018 12:00

The State Sexualisation Of Our Children Featured

The militants’ war on our children and their attempt to sexualise them has been going on for many decades now. Sexual perverts like Alfred Kinsey of course led the way here, claiming children are sexual beings from birth. He and his cronies even conducted diabolical experiments on babies and...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 21 October 2018 10:33

Christian News Weekly Recap Oct 15 – 20, 2018

Christian News Weekly Recap Oct 15 – 20, 2018 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Oct 15, 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Thinks Christian Emissary is ‘a Great Idea’ New Age Christians A Muslim Man Risks His Life to Save...

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Written by Alesia Cengia
Sunday, 21 October 2018 10:27

The paradoxes of hell

Bill Dembski has written a very long essay in defense of inclusivism:
This post will be long, not because my responses to Dembski are all that lengthy, but due to my quoting him before responding. 
Dembski's a Roman...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 21 October 2018 08:55

Joe Thorn Says Woman Can Preach Featured

Joe Thorn has a problem with people who say woman should not preach.
Listen to the BTWN Podcast addressing Joe Thorn’s error – HERE
In this clip Joe states that women can preach to men and women audiences from the pulpit during Sunday worship.

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Written by social element
Sunday, 21 October 2018 08:13

"Flee to Zion" -- Zechariah 1:18-2:13

Here's the audio from today's sermon on Zechariah from our series on the Minor Prophets: Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 21 October 2018 07:58

The Wild Goose Fest, Abortion, and Progressive Christianity: With Chelsen Vicari—The Alisa Childers Podcast #36

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On today's podcast I talk with the Evangelical Program Director for the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Chelsen Vicari. She recently visited the popular progressive Christian event, The Wild Goose Fest. After sharing her own story, she tells us all about...

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Written by Alisa Childers - Blog
Sunday, 21 October 2018 07:07

Talking Baptism And Defining “Reformed” With Theololgy Gals

For your listening pleasure: an hour-long conversation with the Theology Gals podcast (Colleen and Angela) on how to define the adjective Reformed and answering questions about baptism. Here is the episode. RESOURCES On Being Reformed: Debates over a Theological Identity by Matthew . . . Continue...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Sunday, 21 October 2018 06:59

Sermon Psalm 37 Part 1

Sunday, 21 October 2018 06:59

Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry their involvement in "Awakening Australia" prove Ben Fitzgerald to be a liar?

Ps. Stephen Tan Wei Shan of the Gospel Coalition of Australia, published a long Facebook post about his meeting with Ben Fitzgerald. The meeting was in response to his article here:

At What Price Awakening? Examining the Theology and Practice of the Bethel Movement

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Written by churchwatcher
Sunday, 21 October 2018 04:47

The Kingdom’s Righteousness – Part 2 (Matthew 5:33-48)

Sunday, 21 October 2018 04:26

More Book Give-Aways

We originally picked up our copy of this book because we were giving pre-marital counseling, and decided this was a good resource.  We bought a couple extras and gave them out.  However, THIS copy was found at STUFF — never been used, brand new, and someone just got rid of it! Of...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Sunday, 21 October 2018 04:17

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member. ...

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Written by BibleX
Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:46

Video: How Do You Find Real-Life Theological Conversation Partners?

Today’s question:

How do you find real-life theological conversation partners? The theological and biblical conversations which I find stimulating and important are of no interest to the Christians I know in real life. Do I need to do what you’ve done and move across the world to be...

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:00

The True Hero of the Reformation

It is right to celebrate and remember the Reformation. In this brief clip, Burk Parsons explains how, in our celebration of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and others, we need to remember the true hero of the Reformation—God Himself.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:54

What Kind of Love is This?

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Gasping for every breath
And bleeding from merciless
Beatings
Yet with eyes of compassion
You asked Your Father
To forgive
What kind of Love is this?
 
In the Garden
In Your humanity
You asked Your Father
For the cup to pass You
But Your Deity cried out
For His will to be done
And not Your own
 
Where...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Sunday, 21 October 2018 02:43

Faithfulness: Characteristics of A Church Member

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A Sunday post on Church membership.

For the purpose of this post I use the term faithfulness and commitment interchangeably.

Are you a committed church member?

I ask that because commitment because the problem of faithlessness and lack of commitment is real.  Scripture acknowledges this as well.

  1. A...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 21 October 2018 00:00

Wayne Grudem explains what the Bible says about spending, saving and charity

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A practical lecture on money – spending, saving, charitable giving – from famous pastor Wayne Grudem.

I like the way that Wayne Grudem navigates the Bible finding the passages that tell you who God is, so that you can make better...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 20 October 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Authors: EBenz...

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 20 October 2018 21:03

There Are Burdens We Can’t Bear

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If you are like me, you often overestimate your ability and underestimate your tasks. Giving ourselves too much credit, we bite off more than we can reasonably chew. In time this pattern can not only hurt our productivity and efficiency, but it begins to weigh us down.

If this is true with projects,...

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Written by Erik Raymond
Saturday, 20 October 2018 21:00

The Greatest Promise in the Bible

October 21, 2018 by: Nancy Guthrie

Where God Dwells

What we see in Eden is God preparing a home that he intended to dwell in with his holy people. But of course, we know what happens in Eden. His people are no longer holy. They are sinful and so they are exiled from that home because they...

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Written by Nancy Guthrie
Saturday, 20 October 2018 21:00

10 Things You Should Know about Studying the Bible

October 21, 2018 by: Drew Hunterimage

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series.

1. Studying the Bible matters because God matters.

We study the Bible because it is God’s word to the world. We want to hear him. We want to slow down and carefully, thoughtfully, and...

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Written by Drew Hunter
Saturday, 20 October 2018 20:32

Savoring, Marveling, and Lingering in the Love of Jesus

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I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me.Song of Sol. 7:10(NIV)

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. John 15:9 (NIV)

Lord Jesus, we long to believe this bold declaration of your love for us, much more than we already do. Free us, we pray, for you...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 20 October 2018 20:30

New and Notable Music

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It occurred to me recently that it has been a long time since I’ve put together a list of some of the new music I’ve encountered. I know there are some I’m forgetting, but here are at least a few of the albums that jumped out at me recently.

The Gray Havens. Their new album is...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 20 October 2018 20:00

What’s in Your Church Library?

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What’s in your library? October is Church Library Month, a good time to consider what’s in your church’s library and perhaps add some Answers in Genesis apologetics resources for kids, teens, and adults. These books and DVDs will help equip your church to stand boldly on the...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 20 October 2018 20:00

Can I Doubt His Tender Mercy?

We sang this hymn in church recently. I've known it for a long time, but don't hear it very often at all. I mean, it's still in King James English, for pity sake! Who needs that when we have modern music? I think we do. I think we need this kind of thinking:
All the way my Savior leads me,What have...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 20 October 2018 18:31

“Introduction to John” | Christ The Rock Church | Pastor Austin Hetsler Featured

Introduction to John
Pastor Austin Hetsler, September 30, 2018 Part of the Exposition of the Gospel of John series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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Written by social element
Saturday, 20 October 2018 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Remote Viewing

October 21, 2018
The age of science , failing to extinguish belief in the occult, inspired many of the brightest minds to attempt either to refute it or to prove it. The British Association for Psychical Research (successor to the Ghost Club at...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Saturday, 20 October 2018 18:00

The Vine

“What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?” (Isaiah 5:4) In Scripture ... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 20 October 2018 17:01

“Jesus wept

Your weekly Dose of Spurgeon
 
The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  
 
The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 35, sermon number 2,091,...

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Written by Kerry James Allen
Saturday, 20 October 2018 17:00

WHI-1437 | Mystical Views of God Salvation

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

Why are mystical versions of Christianity so popular in our day among academic types or popular writers and celebrities such as Rob Bell or Oprah Winfrey? What is the history of this speculative view of God, and what are the implications of this approach on the way we...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 20 October 2018 15:45

Meet GA 804: A Pocketful of Surprises

           When a team of researchers from the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts visited Greece this past winter, they photographed a particularly interesting little Gospels-manuscript that resides at the Library of the...

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Written by James Snapp
Saturday, 20 October 2018 15:15

Why Are You Troubled?

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"Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?"-- Luke 24:38

"Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest O Israel, my way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?" The Lord cares for all things, and the meanest creatures share in his universal providence, but...

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Written by Charles Spurgeon
Saturday, 20 October 2018 15:05

October 21: Van Horn on WSC Q. 103

STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM.by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn

Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition?

A. In the third petition, which is, “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven,” we pray, That God, by His grace, would make us able and willing to...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:19

Beth Moore has a lot to answer for in normalizing women preaching/teaching to men Featured

By Elizabeth PrataSometimes the pot warms its water so slowly even the most discerning frog swimming in it doesn't realize the change in temperature in his environment until it's too late. Even though this isn't scientifically true, "the story is often used as a metaphor for the inability or...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 20 October 2018 12:49

Followers Claim ‘Prophet’ Joshua Holmes is ‘Jesus in the Flesh’ Featured

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The Christian Post

If you don’t know self-styled Texas prophet Joshua Holmes of Joshua Holmes Ministries, you don’t know Jesus because he is “Jesus in the flesh,” according to some who follow him.

“For all you haters if you don’t know Prophet Joshua Holmes you...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Saturday, 20 October 2018 11:50

Breaking: Alabama Top Court Judge Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Roe V. Wade Featured

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Life Site News

MONTGOMERY, Alabama, October 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously ruled in the case of Jessie Phillips v. State of Alabama that “the value of the life of an unborn child is no less than the value of the lives of other persons.” In a...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Saturday, 20 October 2018 10:59

Wentworth and the State of the Nation Featured

For those not in the know, there was a by-election yesterday in Sydney for the federal seat of Wentworth. This seat just happened to be held by the Liberal Party and their conservative forebears ever since Australian federation 117 years ago. Now it is held by an independent: lesbian activist...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 20 October 2018 10:36

Museum piece Catholicism

Limbo is nearly defunct. The official softening up exercise is well under way.
After Vatican II there are basically three factions: liberals,...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 20 October 2018 09:32

Roundup on creationism

To my knowledge, these are the most competent books of their kind:
Old-earth creationism
C. John Collins, Reading Genesis Well: Navigating History, Poetry, Science, and Truth in Genesis 1-11 (2018)
Vern Poythress, Interpreting Eden: A Guide to Faithfully Reading and Understanding Genesis 1-3 (2019)
New-...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 20 October 2018 09:19

JD Hall is Frustrated | Questions the SJ Statement Drafters Signers Featured

Pick A Team Everybody! Short clip from the October 18th 2018 “Polemics Report.”

I am so very thankful to the drafters and signers of the Dallas Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel. It is needed. Please let nothing that follows this undermine that appreciation.

I – and Pulpit...

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