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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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 06:58

"One Like a Son of Man" -- Daniel 7:1-18

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

The second half of the Book of Daniel is much different from the first half.  The first six chapters of Daniel recount the career of the Hebrew prophet including a number of events associated with Daniel and his three Hebrew comrades...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the third in our series introducing the Minor Prophets

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 03:40

Apologetics in a Post Christian Age (Audio)

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday Night Bible Study -- "Introduction to Apologetics - What Is It and Why Do It?"  Part 1.   Click Here

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:25

"If You Faithfully Obey" -- Deuteronomy 28:1-20

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon -- Introduction to the Minor Prophets (2)  Israel's Covenant with YHWH

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Friday, 15 September 2017 04:32

I Knew It!

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Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have finally concluded what some of us have known all along--bald guys appear more masculine and dominant!  Bald Guys

This confirms my theory that hair is a consequence of the Fall and that guys like me are already in our semi-eschatological state.

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 08:17

"A Prophet Like Me" -- Deuteronomy 18:9-22

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon, the first in a new series introducing the Minor Prophets

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Acts 15 and the Jerusalem Council--A Postscript to Galatians

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 08:31

"May I Never Boast" -- Galatians 6:11-18

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 01:45

Hard to Predict What the Future Holds . . .

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The photo is from a 70's sports site (Super70sSports), but I saw it on Ben Sasse's twitter feed.  Wow, who'd have guessed . . .

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 04:42

Racism and DNA Testing

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DNA testing for ancestral heritage is all the rage these days.  You have likely seen ads from Ancestry.com, 23 and Me, and Family Tree DNA.  You may have seen the TV series, "Who Do You Think You Are?" or one of the other programs devoted to identifying the ancestry of celebrities and...

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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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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

 

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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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger

The Seventh and Final in a Series of Sermons on 2 Peter

Knowing that his life was likely drawing to a close, the Apostle Peter arranged for the composition of the brief epistle we know as 2 Peter.  Part sermon, part letter, there is a profound sense of urgency about Peter’s second letter.  In it, the Apostle makes three key

Here's the audio from Chris Coleman's sermon on Psalm 19

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger