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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Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:38

Shout the Message

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When we communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ only as a means to peace and happiness, already peaceful and happy pagans will politely listen and then turn away. We should not be surprised that a sin-numbed and self-deceived world will only shrug its shoulders and yawn at a gospel message whittled...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 02:27

We Don't Need Relevant Churches

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Today, there is so much talk about how to make our church services more culturally relevant, especially to the unconverted. However effective this might be in drawing "seekers," it was not so in the early church. Their services equipped the saints to be witnesses wherever they found themselves. The...

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Saturday, 08 December 2018 01:31

What Prosperity Has Produced

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Years of prosperity here in America have produced a younger generation that is not as loyal as their parents to their church and Christian ministries. Many are less likely to object to degrading movies, alternate sexual lifestyles, and various doctrinal compromises. Such people have bought into the...

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Thursday, 06 December 2018 01:40

Beware of the Bad and/or Ugly in the Church

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Not all which claims to be a church of Christ is, nor are all who proclaim to be teaching Christ really teaching Christ.  Here are some more good examples of aberrations, apostasies, and even heresies to watch out for, and to protect yourself and others against.

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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 00:20

Personal Bible Notes: Matthew

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Refer to my9/25/18 postabout the margin notes in my Bible, and why I decided to share them on this blog. 
1:16: Differs from Lk.3 by having Jacob as father vs Heli. Heli died childless and Jacob had Levirate marriage to Heli’s wife, so Jacob was natural father, Heli was legal father.
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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:02

Another Book Give-Away

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This book was passed to me in 2013 by a friend who thought I’d find it interesting.  It is quite good, but I don’t have a use for it now so I’d like to pass it along.
Paperback, 312 easy-reading pages.
As with previous books I’ve given away, this offer is only for those...

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Monday, 03 December 2018 07:14

How About an Audio CD?

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I still have a lot of stuff to go through from our oldbook table ministry, and I just came across this audio CD of “The Easter Story.”  It is selections from the Bible referencing Jesus’ death and resurrection. It’s the only one left, so when it’s gone,...

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Sunday, 02 December 2018 22:27

Be a Light Without Fear

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My fellow brothers and sisters, we need to get over our fear of being called bigots, intolerant, or racists, and make it perfectly clear to both church and society that no Christian can truly follow Christ and endorse self-harm (as in gender reassignment surgery) and same-sex relationships. We...

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Saturday, 01 December 2018 05:43

New Age Spirituality

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What is so attractive about New Age spirituality? At last people have a god who agrees with them about everything! They want a god who does not embarrass them; a god who thinks just like they do. They want a theology that diminishes the horrors of sin and magnifies how good we as human beings...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 06:05

A Cowardly Ignorant Pharisee

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There is a person who remains "anonymous" in his comments (I'm assuming male) so he can remain a coward hidden behind his comments. Of course since they are all ad hominem attacks, they don't get published.
It seems he has to post the same, or similar, comment almost every time I post a citation...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:04

When the Gospel Becomes Hostage to Tolerance

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The empty churches of Europe testify to what happens when the clear gospel witness becomes beholden to political correctness, submission to culture, and a willingness to unite with other religions under the banner of tolerance and love.
Erwin W. Lutzer, The Church in Babylon: Heeding the Call to Be...

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Sunday, 25 November 2018 23:11

Do Not Conform to This World

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Anyone can be a non-conformist for nonconformity's sake. ... What we are ultimately called to is more than non-conformity; we are called to transformation. We notice that the words conform and transform both contain the same root form. The only difference between the words is found in the prefixes....

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Friday, 23 November 2018 01:21

DVDs to Give Away!

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I still have a few other DVDs which haven’t been claimed, which I’d like to pass on -- click the links to see the description:
As with previous materials I’ve given away, this offer is only for those in...

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 21:40

Women in the Church

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Authors: Glenn E. Chatfield...

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 23:24

Striving To Enter the Narrow Gate

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The Lord Jesus declared there are only two roads that lead to eternity, but only a few will find the narrow way that leads to life. Everyone else will travel the broad way that leads to death (Matt. 7:13-14). The many people who are on the broad way will take comfort in knowing they are doing...

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An example of why you really, really need toavoid Beth Moore’s teachings, and spread the word to your friends that her teaching is virtually worthless and even spiritually dangerous. Continue withpart 2,part 3,part 4,part 5.  More to come.
This woman is NOT a pastor, and the fact...

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Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

Another DVD Give Away!

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This is a DVD we used to give out at our book table ministry.  I thought all leftovers had been given away, but I just found this one. It is a pretty good, concise examination of Creation vs Evolution.
As with previous materials I’ve given away, this offer is only for those in the U.S.A....

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Saturday, 17 November 2018 03:14

Does Your Church Have a Sense of Threshold?

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Church architecture varies. Every church building communicates some kind of nonverbal message. In the past, the Gothic cathedral was designed to focus attention on God’s transcendence. The use of high ceilings, vaulted space, towers, and spires all served to communicate that in this building,...

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 23:05

Holiness vs. Purity

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We are so accustomed to equating holiness with purity or ethical perfection that we look for the idea when the word holy appears. When things are made holy, when they are consecrated, they are set apart unto purity. They are to be used in a pure way. They are to reflect purity as well as simple...

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Monday, 12 November 2018 09:16

And Another DVD Give Away!

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This DVD is essentially “Mormonism 101.” It has some historical background of Mormonism and compares Joseph Smith’s teachings with the teachings of Jesus Christ, examining many Mormon doctrines. I used to have many of these and now have only two left.  (There is a book by the...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 22:27

What Does “Holy” Mean?

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The primary meaning of holy is “separate.” It comes from an ancient word that means “to cut,” or “to separate.” To translate this basic meaning into contemporary language would be to use the phrase “a cut apart.” Perhaps even more accurate would be...

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 22:46

Another DVD Give Away!

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This DVD is a good examination comparing the Bible to Joseph Smith’s teachings, testing each by the same standards. I have given away many in the past and still have five copies.
As with previous materials I’ve given away, this offer is only for those in the U.S.A. — due to postage...

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Monday, 05 November 2018 06:02

A Give Away!

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Children’s New Testament in Spanish, presented in a comic book format.  I’ve been told by someone who speaks Spanish that this is very good.  We used to have several copies of this available at our book table and this is the only one we have left.
It is a paper back.
As with...

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Sunday, 04 November 2018 21:46

Define Your Terms — God

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It is theologically fallacious to believe that those who reject the biblical Christ and call God by some other designation are worshipping the God of the Bible, the true and living God. God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Thus any person’s definition of God that excludes the Son (and the...

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Saturday, 03 November 2018 07:10

Good, Bad, and Ugly

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The Good:
Did Jesus Approve of Homosexuality? The answer is, of course, no he did not. Be sure to read the 5 sermons by Pastor Don Green to which this article links.
A great article debunking the wholeMariolatry of the Roman Catholic Church.
Good,concise analysis of “The Message.”

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