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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Friday, 15 December 2017 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageI've already admitted that I watch Hallmark movies at Christmas. With watching television comes the inevitable...commercials. There are some Christmas commercials that I actually like, because they've been around for years and remind me of a simpler time. Like the commercial for Hershey Kisses...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 00:45

The Cure for 'Acceptable' Sins

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imageOver the past few weeks, we've looked at a host of so-called "acceptable," or even "respectable" sins, and we've seen that, much to our fallen nature's dismay, there is nothing acceptable about them at all. All sin is sin against a pure and holy God. All sin separates us from...

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Saturday, 09 December 2017 21:30

Sunday Morning Christmas Praise

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imageimageNow in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was...

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Friday, 08 December 2017 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageAbout a month ago, I spent some time in an airport. A lot of time. A lot of unplanned time. Delays. They happen. I'm thankful I don't travel often, and I'm thankful that, so far, I've not had to endure a delay that was too much of an inconvenience. On this occasion, I was traveling home from a...

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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 00:40

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Pride

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imageWe are proud of our children, proud of our friends, proud of our homes, proud of...ourselves. We are proud of our accomplishments, proud of how we have averted disaster, proud of our successes. We are a proud people. Yet even as Christians we often forget that every good and perfect gift is from...

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Saturday, 02 December 2017 22:30

Sunday Morning Christmas Praise

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imageThe Lord God said, "And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel." (Genesis 3:15) The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until S...

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Friday, 01 December 2017 23:50

Equipping Eve: God With Us

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imageThe Christmas season is upon us! Let’s turn our focus away from the busyness and distractions the world brings us this time of year and instead look upon the One Whom we celebrate this season: Immanuel, God With Us. Click here to listen to this episode of Equipping Eve. Resources The King's S...

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Friday, 01 December 2017 01:30

This 'n' That

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imageLook! A perfectly posed Christmas devotional picture! I'm sure this happened completely by accident. Well, December is finally here! I know some of you are celebrating by busting out your Christmas sweaters. Others of you are moaning because the days are passing by quickly and there's simply too...

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:36

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Worldliness

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imageMost Christians understand that worldliness is not something we are called to as children of the living God. You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4)...

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Saturday, 25 November 2017 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageThe King of Love My Shepherd Is

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Friday, 24 November 2017 01:30

This 'n' That

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Breakfast. Well, I hope that all of my American readers enjoyed a restful and filling Thanksgiving yesterday. As for me, I started the day with pie (see picture to the left) and ended the day tired from eating too much pie. We also held to tradition here and put together a puzzle while enjoying...

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 22:20

Thankful for Christ

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imageGive thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. (Psalm 118:1) Today and everyday, I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for a warm house that is also truly a home. I am thankful for a church that is faithful to the exposition of God's Word, and for the family...

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:35

'Acceptable' Sins Not Excepted: Selfishness

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imageOne of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH AL...

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAnd Can It Be

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:30

This 'n' That (One Day Late)

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imageFirst of all, thank you for your patience and understanding why this week's post is a bit late. If you're on Twitter, you know the reason. If you're not on Twitter (or missed it), here you go. Now, let's get to the good stuff. I love Hallmark movies, especially at Christmas. Yes, true confession,...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:34

Acceptable Sins Not Excepted: Anger

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imageYou shall not murder. (Exodus 20:13) Well, that’s easy enough. After all, it’s one thing to be angry, annoyed, or irritated by someone, but it would have to be a really depraved person who would actually murder another human being. You and I, in all of our sinfulness, just wouldn’t dream of doing th...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 08:30

Equipping Eve: Reformation Women

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imageLuther, Calvin, Zwingli. Without these men and many others, there would not have been a Protestant Reformation. We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. But the Reformation was not only impacted by men. What about the women behind those men? What about those women who were wives or sisters of...

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Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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imageAll Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

Authors: EBenz...

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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

Authors: EBenz...

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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

Authors: EBenz...

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