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, 18 January 2018 18:55

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: The Howl in Isaiah Featured

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Our Bible Reading Plan for today is Isaiah 12-17. The cycle in the Prophets is one of promise of judgment, judgment, repentance, and restoration. Repeat. The judgment parts are rough. In the passage from chapter 13, in the KJV we read,Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a...

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:12

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: Eliphaz v. Job Featured

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Our Bible reading today brings us to Job 5-6Eliphaz rebukes JobBehold, blessed is the one whom God reproves;therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. ...Behold, this we have searched out; it is true.Hear, and know it for your good(Job 5:17, 27)Job's physical misery was extreme, his wife...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:33

Are we supposed to feel God's presence? Featured

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Some ladies who teach the Bible claim to have had special feelings of a tangible presence of God. Sarah Young, author of Jesus Calling, Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts, Beth Moore, author of lots of books, and other women, claim to feel God. They report a warm mist, a force entering them,...

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 18:33

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: Reading the introductions Featured

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The Bible Reading Plan for today is to read Psalm 6-8. I've resolved of late to read the introductions of the passages and not skip them. Also, to read the endings and read the notes, like these in the Psalms I'm about to discuss. If all scripture is profitable, then I shouldn't skip the intros,...

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Monday, 15 January 2018 23:22

The power of crafty words Featured

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Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?"(Genesis 3:1)We are introduced to satan early and his introduction contained an extremely negative assertion...

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For it was the Lord's doing to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, in order that they should be devoted to destruction and should receive no mercy but be destroyed, just as the Lord commanded Moses. (Joshua 11:20).The Bible Reading Plan passage for today is Joshua...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 23:15

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: The Flood recedes Featured

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This chapter 8 of the first book of the Bible, can be thought of as "Judgment and Grace" as pastor S. Lewis Johnson put it in his sermon. It is no surprise that Noah and his family worshiped and sacrificed upon emerging from the ark.
Not only was the ark and Noah and their experience, a revelation...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:33

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: Lavish Love Featured

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In our Bible Reading plan today we are progressing through Romans. We are to read today chapters 5-6. Romans, a book that a famous pastor had said he thought is the greatest philosophical treatise of any kind ever written down anywhere. (Sorry, I forget which pastor said it). Romans certainly is...

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There are a great number of young ladies who are in college, or who have just finished college, or are just starting work-life, marriage, or children. They're starting out. As a 56-year-old woman myself, (thirty years older than most of them!), I keep forgetting that they have grown up in the faith...

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Saturday, 13 January 2018 09:51

A short word Featured

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Have you polished, adjusted, and thanked God today for your spiritual armor? We should be armed and ready, from head to toe, and praising the Lord for His generosity in protecting us from the demons and from the evil one himself! If we are on guard, rooted in His word, and seeking His face, we can...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 19:05

A move of the holy spirit Christian emotionalists Featured

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We hear a lot about the big moves of the Holy Spirit. We see Youtube clips of young millennials falling to the floor, or standing with arms upstretched in front of smoke filled stages, pulsing lights, glitter, laughing and sobbing. Afterward they smile tiredly, saying "The Holy Spirit really...

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Our Bible Reading today brings us to Job 3-4. The speeches have begun. Job's friend Eliphaz reproves Job for insisting on his innocence. To bolster his argument, Eliphaz claims to have had a vision or dream coincidentally on just this topic, coincidentally just recently. (Job 4:12-16).In relating...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 18:30

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: Our tender God? Featured

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Our Bible Reading Plan today brings us to Psalm 3-5. I was struck by this scene-O LORD, how many are my foes!Many are rising against me;many are saying of my soul,"There is no salvation for him in God." SelahBut you, O LORD, are a shield about me,my glory, and the lifter of my head.I cried aloud to...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 18:39

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: And the walls fell flat? Featured

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Our Bible Reading for today is Joshua 6-10. It's the famous scene where Joshua and his army are commanded to march around the city of Jericho for six days. On the 7th day they were to march around it 7 times, shout, and the LORD would make the walls fall flat.The walls were about 7 feet high, with...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 19:12

Bible reading Plan thoughts: The First Mourning Featured

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Our Bible Reading Plan for today includes a text from Genesis 4.  The first murder- Cain killed his brother Abel. Yesterday we read that "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" and this has been true of all humans ever born or made, including Adam and Eve, with the sole...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 20:50

Do you make notes in books? Here are a few thoughts Featured

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From Charles Spurgeon's Autobiography-DIARY, LETTERS AND RECORDS - COLLECTIONS AUTOBIOGRAPHY DIARY, LETTERS AND RECORDS, by His Wife and His Private Secretary To the Students of the Words, Works and Ways of GodIn addition to the letters manuscripts, photographs, and autographs of the authors, which...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 18:38

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: All have sinned and fall short Featured

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(Bible Reading Plan for Sunday is Romans 3-4).Romans 3:23 is a familiar verse to us. For all its familiarity, don't let it skim in and out of your mind as you read.for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,All.Even you.Especially me.Genesis 6:5 says thatThe Lord saw that the wickedness...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 01:03

Resources on Depression and the Christian Featured

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Depression is something Christians don't talk about much. Some are embarrassed by it, deeming it a weakness. Others believe that they are supposed to present a joyful countenance all the time, every day. Others adopt a plan of fake it till you make it.So I was surprised and heartened to read Drew...

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Friday, 05 January 2018 21:45

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: The Women in the Genealogy Featured

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In our Bible Reading Plan we come to Matthew 1-2 today. Don't hate the genealogy. Don't skip the genealogy. Since we are told that all scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 19:25

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: Isaiah, Israel, and that Vision Featured

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Today's reading is Isaiah 1-6. Reading the Prophets is tough on the heart. It's true that there are interpretive difficulties with reading them, because of the history. Sorting out which king and which nation and to whom God is speaking given the ancient names have gone by the wayside, can be...

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Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. (Job 1:6)
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Satan fell. (Isaiah 14:12, Ezekiel 28:11-19). We do not know when, because the timeline for God's creation of the universe and all its beings (including angels) is not...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 22:27

Strong women, who can know? Featured

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Alistair Roberts wrote at Mere Orthodoxy about the need to dispense with the strong female character. It's a well-written, if long, article. He made some excellent points. Then he followed up with another article at his own site, Alistair's Adversaria, reacting to some push-back, here.I want to...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 19:32

Bible Reading Plan thoughts: Psalm 1:3 Featured

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Our Bible reading for today:
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He is like a treeplanted by streams of waterthat yields its fruit in its season,and its leaf does not wither.(Psalm 1:3)In the '90s I traveled a lot. I kept a travel journal most places I traveled to. One adventure was on an ice-breaking ferry/transport ship in Canada....

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Monday, 01 January 2018 20:53

Today's Bible Reading: The Scarlet Thread through the Bible Featured

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Her are some thoughts based on today's Bible reading according to the Michael Coley Bible reading Plan, Joshua 1-5. I published the following essay about 5 years ago, in March 2013. It's been excerpted to remove the discernment lesson about the television series The Bible, but you can read the origi...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 21:29

He is The Amen Featured

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"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation'. (Revelation 3:14).Please read Revelation. It's a majestic book, filled with wonders and prophecies and promises and our future. It is the only book that...

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