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, 27 April 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageTrust me, my tea is not this fancy! As I write this, I am sipping on a mug of Turmeric Glow tea from David's Tea. I love David's Tea. They offer a wide variety of teas, so you can pretty much find one to fit any mood, whether you're feeling relaxed, looking to relax, or are super stressed and need...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:24

Equipping Eve: A Whole New Wardrobe

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imageLadies, we like to be well dressed, don’t we? And while we certainly don’t want to neglect our outward appearance, we know that Scripture emphasizes the greater importance of our spiritual adornment. When Christ saves us, we are given, in essence, a whole new wardrobe. The best part? This is one war...

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Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAbide With Me

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 20 April 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageWe all sing or maybe even dance when we think nobody is watching. Come on, admit it. At some point in your life, you've sung in the shower, or while driving, or even busted a move in what you thought was an empty grocery aisle (listen, in my defense, I was only 9 years old!). Hey, this lady felt...

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Saturday, 14 April 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAmazing Grace

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 13 April 2018 03:21

This 'n' That

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imageThe evangelical conference world has certainly given us plenty to talk about this week, hasn't it? (If you don't know what I'm referring to, don't worry about it, and consider yourself fortunate). I've no desire to engage the social gospel issue currently at hand. I'd just be adding more murmurs...

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Saturday, 07 April 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageSavior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 06 April 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageTis the season, around here anyway, for schizophrenic weather. The week began chilly, then temperatures soared to near 80 degrees on Tuesday. Unfortunately, that lovely reprieve from winter was bookended by severe thunderstorms in the morning and evening, as well as a tornado watch. Wednesday found...

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Sunday, 01 April 2018 03:00

He Is Not Here

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imageNow on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and w...

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Saturday, 31 March 2018 23:30

Resurrection Sunday Morning Praise

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imageChrist the Lord Is Risen Today

Authors: EBenz...

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Saturday, 31 March 2018 00:00

The Original Plan

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imageSaturday. The day between Christ’s death and, for all the disciples knew, merely the next day. Still not understanding all that Jesus had prophesied about His resurrection, His earliest followers no doubt felt a measure of great despair on that Saturday. We can conclude this from the actions of t...

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Friday, 30 March 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageOh yeah, this is totally what I do when it rains. Well, "spring" arrived last week. Yes, the daffodils are blooming, the birds are singing...and in many places in the midwest it's 45 degrees and raining. The pitter-patter of the rain on the roof is enough to lull you to sleep for days,...

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Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

Whose Church?

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imageThere is a disturbing tendency rampant in Christianity. While it may not always be deliberate, it is nevertheless worrisome and, if one is boldly honest, potentially even damaging. I attend [insert pastor’s name here]’s church. What? Yes, he attended such-and-such seminary and/or was/is aff...

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 23:30

Palm Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAll Glory, Laud, and Honor

Authors: EBenz...

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:30

Equipping Eve: The Incomparable Christ

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imageWho is Jesus Christ? He is the image of the invisible God. He is the Creator. He is God incarnate. He is the head of the Church. He is the Savior. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is incomparable. Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping Eve. Additional Resource Introduction...

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Friday, 23 March 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageThere is a squirrel that's been coming to the feeder in my backyard that has lost his tail. The poor little thing! With the many unpleasant members of wildlife that roam around here, I suspect he was attacked by something, whether it was a hawk that didn't properly latch onto its prey or the...

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Saturday, 17 March 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageTell Me the Old, Old Story

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 16 March 2018 02:30

This 'n' That

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imageNo, this isn't the picture. In my house hangs a picture of a flute. I found it years ago at an art show in Chicago. I originally bought this picture for two primary reasons. First, it was drawn in pastels, a medium that has always held the fascination of this artistically deficient blogger. I...

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Monday, 12 March 2018 00:30

Equipping Eve: Hopeology

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imageJohn MacArthur has said, “Life without hope is bleak.” He’s right. The reality is, Christians are the only ones who know what true hope is because Christians are the only ones who know the One who is the source of true hope, Jesus Christ. Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping Eve....

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Saturday, 10 March 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageThe Church's One Foundation

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 03:49

This 'n' That

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imageWell, it's coming. Daylight Savings Time (DST) arrives on Sunday. Yes, it's the time of year when folks show up late to church, or, if on time, are yawning with exhaustion from the loss of an hour of sleep. Nothing says "Happy Spring" like increases in heart attacks and car accidents. I...

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Saturday, 03 March 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageHoly, Holy, Holy

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 02 March 2018 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageShockingly, I don't really have much to say today. It's been a very long, not-so-fabulous week and my brain is absolutely fried. Forming coherent thoughts—much less putting them together into equally coherent sentences—is not something that I feel I can excel at this week. Our dear brother Charles S...

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Saturday, 24 February 2018 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageThe Old Rugged Cross

Authors: EBenz...

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Friday, 23 February 2018 22:30

Equipping Eve: Michelle Lesley Interview

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imageThere's nothing better than sitting down with a sister in Christ, laughing, and talking about truth. Join Erin as she talks with writer and speaker Michelle Lesley about the church and our role and responsibilities as members of the Body of Christ. Click here to listen to this episode of...

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