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

Do Not Be Surprised - Apologetic Report
Friday, 16 February 2018 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageI definitely cannot eat wooden blocks right now. Over the past couple of weeks, I've been enduring a flareup of TMJ (well, technically TMD [temporomandibular disorder], but most people refer to it as TMJ, even though that is actually the joint, not the disorder. You get the idea). It's a mild...

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Monday, 12 February 2018 23:00

Erasing the Grey (Repost)

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imageIn light of the release of the third film in the Fifty Shades trilogy, I thought it might be helpful to repost this article and episode of Equipping Eve. This was written (and the episode was recorded) at the height of the popularity of the book, Fifty Shades of Grey, and in anticipation of the r...

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Saturday, 10 February 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageFairest Lord Jesus

Authors: EBenz...

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Saturday, 10 February 2018 06:41

Equipping Eve: Unshakeable Joy

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image“Consider it all joy.” “Rejoice in the Lord always.” The Christian life is a serious thing, and we are not promised lives of ease. Yet, Scripture calls us to rejoice in all circumstances, and when one considers the blessings that are ours in Jesus Christ, why would we not? Click here to listen to...

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Friday, 09 February 2018 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageWith Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, I feel compelled to share a very important truth with you: Jesus is not your boyfriend. I know it's shocking, but it's true. I realize that, somewhere, someone is currently writing a blog post about how our prayers are like love letters to Jesus. And in...

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Saturday, 03 February 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageRedeemed (How I Love to Proclaim It)

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 02 February 2018 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageWhen it comes to science and medicine, I continually find myself fascinated. Daily, in fact. There have been so many helpful and desperately needed advances in medicine over the decades and centuries. From better understanding of natural remedies, to creating lifesaving or quality of life-improving...

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 01:00

Equipping Eve: God Never Promised Us a Rose Garden

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imageContrary to what the Word of Faith preachers would have us believe, we are not promised lives of luxury as Christians. In fact, Scripture promises us quite the opposite. Scripture also promises us that God will strengthen us in our trials, sustain us in times of persecution, and grant us joy in all...

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Saturday, 27 January 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageBlessed Assurance 

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Friday, 26 January 2018 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageSource I love word search puzzles. I don't know why, I just do. Crosswords? No way. I never know enough pop culture to succeed at those. But word searches? Even as a kid, those books were a staple for me. They say things like that keep your brain sharp as you age, so perhaps I'm just planning...

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Saturday, 20 January 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageHow Great Thou Art

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 19 January 2018 01:30

This 'n' That

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imagePatience. They say it's a virtue. It's a quality I possessed as a child, but now, as an adult, I often feel as though I have to constantly re-learn the concept and at times feel it waning in the midst of exceptional circumstances. Of course, I am reminded of—and convicted by—the fact that patience m...

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Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageHe Leadeth Me

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Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:38

Equipping Eve: Feeding on God's Word in 2018

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imageWith a new year often comes the start of a new Bible reading plan and Bible study. How should we approach both our reading and study of the God's Word, and what are some resources to help keep us focused and accountable this year? Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageI've long lamented my handwriting. On any given day, depending on the medium, the setting, and/or my mood, it might be a sloppy cursive, a sloppy printing, a slightly more legible printing, or a sloppy "prursive." The struggle for not only legible, but admirable, handwriting, is one that...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageDay By Day

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 05 January 2018 01:30

This 'n' That

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image"Equipping Eve tree" created by Jerry Krider. Well, we've nearly survived the first week of 2018. How did you fare? Are all of your resolutions, if you made any, still intact? Are you still enjoying your Christmas gifts, or have they already been shoved into a drawer or closet? One of...

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageMore Love to Thee, O Christ

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 29 December 2017 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageI hope everyone had a joyful Christmas celebration this week! If your holiday didn't turn out to be filled with perfect Hallmark movie moments, well, that's okay, as long as Christ was celebrated. Now we're on to a new year. 2018 looms before us, promising a year of laughter, smiles, friendships,...

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Monday, 25 December 2017 00:00

Good News for All Time and All People

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imageAnd an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there h...

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Sunday, 24 December 2017 22:30

Christmas Day Praise

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imageAngels From the Realms of Glory In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel...

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Saturday, 23 December 2017 22:30

Sunday Morning Christmas Praise

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imageNow the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. But when he...

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Friday, 22 December 2017 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageWell, Christmas is finally almost here. One week from today, the wrapping paper will all be smushed in the bottom of the waste basket, the pie plates will have been licked clean, washed, and put away, and the Christmas tree will stand as a mocking reminder that, lovely as it is, it must be taken...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 01:49

Christmas Sorrow Is Overcome by the Man of Sorrows

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imageThe memory plays in my mind with brilliant clarity. It's too vivid, really, and I'd much prefer the scene to be a bit more muddled, but I am powerless to change that. December 21, 2002. Fifteen years ago. Sixteen Christmases ago. Has it been that long? I was home from college for Christmas break....

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Saturday, 16 December 2017 22:30

Sunday Morning Christmas Praise

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imageNow at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice a...

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