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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Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAll Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

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Friday, 10 November 2017 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageWell, I think I've decided what I'm going to be for Halloween next year. Yes, I know it's still early, but I think I might need to get a head start on this costume. I am going to dress up as a cherub. Source No, not the chubby baby Precious Moments kind of cherub. This kind: As for their...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 00:33

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Worry

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imageBe anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6) Christians know they are not to worry and that anxiety should not overwhelm or consume them. After all, God is sovereign; that is why we make our requests...

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Saturday, 04 November 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageBe Still My Soul

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Friday, 03 November 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageWell, it's November 3. Reformation Day—particularly the 500th anniversary—is now in the past. You may have noticed that I didn't post anything specifically for Reformation Day on October 31. The reason for that was twofold: 1) in the hustle and bustle of life, the blog had to be placed on the back b...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 01:30

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Envy

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imageWe have all had our moments of being “green with envy.” Whether we desired that fun, new purse our friend carried to church, or the latest smart phone or tablet; whether we grumbled over our coworker receiving a promotion instead of us, or silently griped over our friend who always seems to have mor...

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 04:30

Equipping Eve: Gospel Anathemas

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imageThere is a lot of talk among professing Christians, some of whom are influential figures, about unity with the Roman Catholic Church. In this episode, we’ll explore why the gospel of Roman Catholicism and the biblical gospel cannot be united. Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping E...

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Saturday, 28 October 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageA Mighty Fortress Is Our God

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Friday, 27 October 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageWell, Reformation Day is almost here. Do you have your Martin or Katie Luther costume ready? Or are you going as one of the Swiss Reformers? I mean, surely you are dressing up, aren't you? I'm pretty sure only unsaved people don't dress up as Reformers for Reformation Day. Yes, I'm kidding. No,...

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 00:44

Pray for Jess

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imageThere is a young woman—a wife, a mother, a daughter—whose time on this earth may be cut short, from our human perspective. She, like far too many, is fighting cancer. It has been a long battle. She grows worse each day. I cannot imagine. Such a schedule would weary the strongest of men, but one ca...

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Friday, 20 October 2017 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageIt's Friday. Again. Is it just me, or are the weeks going by faster lately? In some ways, that's good, because most of us prefer the weekend to weekdays anyway. In other ways, it's not preferable, because we feel as though there is never enough time to get everything done. Work or school (or...

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 07:00

Equipping Eve: Reformation Reversal, Part 2

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imageA recent Pew survey reveals that many professing protestants do not actually know or understand what they believe. 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, but is it possible that there has been a steady reversal of the reformation over the years? In this episode, we’ll c...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 23:30

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Impatience

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imageThe clock’s ticking…we’re waiting! Impatience. It is unbecoming in the tamest of circumstances, but, when allowed to fester as an ongoing pattern of life, it can take a far more dangerous turn. A spirit of impatience in daily life is ultimately a spirit of impatience demonstrated toward God, His t...

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imageimage“The mission of amusement produces no converts.” These words are starkly true, yet today’s evangelicalism sees this “gospel of amusement” spreading more rapidly day by day and year by year. What are the consequences? Click here to listen to this latest episode of Equipping Eve. Further Listening Equipping Eve: Making Abortion Convenien

Friday, 17 June 2016 09:30

This 'n' That

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imageimagephoto credit: Garage Sale Sign via photopin (license) Well, I'm sorry to say that I don't have much availability to draft an introduction for this week's This 'n' That. You see, it's Garage Sale Weekend at my house and as you are reading this, I am in the driveway selling off all of my treasures. Depending, of course, on your definition of &qu

imageimageAn evil is in the professed camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted can hardly fail to notice it during the past few years. It has developed at an abnormal rate, even for evil. It has worked like leaven until the whole lump ferments. The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the church that part of

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 08:30

Of Discipline and Diligence

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imageimageNow for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. (2 Peter

Friday, 27 May 2016 09:30

This 'n' That

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imageimageThe internet truly is a double-edged sword, isn't it? Yes, it can be used to communicate great truth and proclaim the saving gospel of Jesus Christ, but it can also be the ultimate time-waster. Don't misunderstand, there are undoubtedly a myriad of ways we find to needlessly waste time but the internet seems to trump them all. All of the time

Friday, 06 May 2016 09:30

This 'n' That

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imageimageGod is faithful. In the midst of trials, whether they be work-related, health-related, money-related, or relationship-related, God is faithful. Always. No exceptions. He is good and gracious and kind and merciful, and He is all of these things even as He desires to refine and shape us through earthly, temporary trials. Perhaps the worst effect of

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:30

The Dividing Doctrines of Grace

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Have you ever met a theological fence-sitter? These are those who like to have their proverbial cake and eat it too. They epitomize the old adage, "love the one you are with" so as not to anger any. This phenomenon is found in various circles and even in many professing Christian circles, but the ones of whom I write today are those who

Friday, 22 April 2016 09:30

This 'n' That

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It's no secret that I am not the biggest fan of Facebook. A primary reason for this disdain is the ease with which people can post—and gullible or naïve people can believe—nonsense. One article disseminates inaccurate information and others pounce on that information and accept it as truth just because someone from their favorite Facebook group pro

Friday, 15 April 2016 09:30

This 'n' That

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I have some shocking news for you. Those with food allergies, beware. If you look at the photos to the right you will notice something very peculiar. Are you ready? A bag of cashews contains...are you ready for it? CASHEWS! Oh, horror of allergen horrors! Who would have ever suspected such a thing? Is this what we've come to in our society?

Friday, 08 April 2016 09:30

This 'n' That

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Now, let me say a word or two in reply to certain questions. But must not a man repent as well as believe? Reply: No man ever believed but what he repented at the same time. Faith and repentance go together. they must. If I trust Christ to save me from sin, I am at the same time repenting of sin, and my mind is changed in relation to sin, and

Saturday, 02 April 2016 11:00

Equipping Eve: Selfie Righteousness

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imageimageNarcissism is rampant in the world today. Unfortunately, it’s also prevalent in the visible church, and that is true of more than simply celebrity pastors and seeker-sensitive churches. Ladies, let’s examine ourselves. Let’s examine our social media pages. Are we engaging in selfie righteousness? Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping E