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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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor prophets from the Book of Amos

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Here's the audio from Wednesday Night's Bible Study -- "Basic Categories -- Civil Religion and Sheilaism"

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The Eighteenth in a Series of Sermons on the Book of Daniel

As famed philosopher-catcher Yogi Berra once quipped, “when you come to a fork in the road, take it!”  When we come to Daniel 9:27 and read of one who makes a strong covenant with the many for one week, we have come to such...

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Sunday, 05 November 2017 07:39

"The Day of the Lord" -- Amos 5:18-6:14

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the fourth in a series on the Minor Prophets from the Book of Amos:  Click Here

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday Night Bible Study -- "Basic Categories -- Humanism and Pluralism"

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 04:18

"Seventy Weeks" -- Daniel 9:20-27

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The Seventeenth in a Series of Sermons on the Book of Daniel

Daniel’s prophecy of the seventy weeks is one of the most intriguing passages in all the Bible.  It is often described by commentators as among the most difficult passages to interpret in all the Old Testament.  Many of our...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 08:12

"Justified By Faith" -- Romans 3:21-31

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Sola Fide from Romans 3:21-31

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Saturday, 28 October 2017 01:11

The Five "Solas" of the Reformation

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The Five Solas – An IntroductionMany churches which trace their ancestry back to the Protestant Reformation, celebrate Reformation Day.  Five hundred years ago, October 31, 1517, is the traditional date when Martin Luther, a young biblical scholar and troubled son of the Roman Church,...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the third in our series on the Minor Prophets from the Book of Amos  

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Here's the audio from Wednesday's lecture:  "The Basic Categories -- World Views"  Click Here

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The Sixteenth in a Series of Sermons on the Book of Daniel

The ninth chapter of the Book of Daniel contains one of the most debated and difficult passages in all the Bible–the famous vision of the seventy weeks found in verses 24-27.  This vision, given to Daniel through the Angel...

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:22

Did She Have an Inkling?

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So, when TV's most (in)famous psychic dies, I have a couple of questions.

Did she know she would get cancer?  Did she know when she would die?  Any inkling?  I'll bet she didn't go to her doctor and tell him, "I'm getting cancer on July 1, so let us start treatments now!" 

Did she party and spend all her money before the

Sunday, 24 July 2016 15:32

"Seal the Book" -- Daniel 12:1-13

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The twenty-first and final in a series of sermons on the Book of Daniel

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How about this image of Jesus walking on water outside the Museum of Religious Arts in Logan, Iowa?  And there are plenty more!

Sadly, this is one of the least tacky examples from a recent photo essay from the Washington PostAmerica's Christian Entertainment Destinations

(h.t. John Siston)

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Daniel 11

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Senator Sasse nails it . . . again

Our public square is plagued by habitual, brazen lying. This isn’t entirely new — there have always been some politicians who lied — but I do not believe this country can long survive if the public concedes in advance that people in government do not need to be

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 10:33

"Now to Him Who Is Able" -- Jude 17-25

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The Third and Final in a Series of Sermons on the Book of Jude

The epistle of Jude may be short, but it is packed.  In the span of just 25 verses, Jude manages to remind those reading/hearing this letter of a received body of doctrine (“the faith once for all delivered”) which came to them directly from the apostles

Sunday, 10 July 2016 15:41

"Fear Not" -- Daniel 10:1-21

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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 10:14

"Jesus, Who Saved a People" -- Jude 5-16

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The Second in a Series on the Book of Jude

What was a typical sermon like in the apostolic age?  How did those men identified with the apostolic circle preach?  In verses 5-16 of the Epistle of Jude we find such a sermon (or at least a portion of such a sermon) which serves as the main body of Jude’s short epistle.  Citing from

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Daniel's seventieth week:  Click Here

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A bit long, but well worth watching.  A great discussion of preaching law/gospel in a culture which knows no guilt or shame.

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The First in a Series of Sermons on the Epistle of Jude

It should get our attention when we are reminded of the number and gravity of the warnings to the churches found in the New Testament concerning the threat of false doctrine and false teachers.  In the Epistle of Jude, we learn of churches which have been secretly infiltrated by

Sunday, 26 June 2016 15:24

"Seventy Weeks" -- Daniel 9:20-27

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the "Seventy Weeks" of Daniel 9:24-27

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