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, 16 June 2018 22:38

Bible Word of the Day: Immanence Featured

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Last week the word was Transcendence. God is apart from His creation, different from it. This week the word is Immanent or Immanence,
God’s immanence refers to His presence within His creation. (It is not to be confused with imminence, which refers to the timing of Jesus’ return to...

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Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:10

Prata's Place: Graceful Garlands 43: Final Father Featured

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The title for my pithy sayings comes from Proverbs 1:8-9,Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,and forsake not your mother’s teaching,for they are a graceful garland for your headand pendants for your neck.Click to enlarge
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Friday, 15 June 2018 11:32

What's on my nightstand- and why Featured

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My church family is a family of readers. That's good. I am a reader too. That means we are also talkers about books. We love to interact mindfully and intentionally about spiritual things. Our elders model this and encourage it. Our Family Groups, Book Clubs, and get-togethers are rife with...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:35

Magnet Fun and Irresistible Grace Featured

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imageFirst, the original intent of the video, to show science. Here is the original poster's comment:

Nice slow-motion footage of smaller magnets engulfing larger magnets. The self-organization is beautiful to watch...
I love magnets. Don't you love magnets? I remember in grade school, science lessons...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:11

He did this ... so He could do this Featured

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Satan tempted Jesus with hunger. (Matthew 4:3)Satan tempted Jesus with suicide. (Matthew 4:6).Satan tempted Jesus with power. (Matthew 4:9).Satan tempted Jesus with life, to avoid the cross. (Matthew 16:23).Jesus resisted it all, answered with the word of God. He remained sinless, never falling...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 13:24

Mailbag: Do people who commit suicide go to hell? Featured

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Today's question was Do people who commit suicide go to hell?The query came on the heels of fashion designer and celebrity Kate Spade's suicide on June 5, 2018 and celebrity chef, television personality, and author Anthony Bourdain's apparent suicide on June 8. It was a devastating week for...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:43

Prata's Place: Graceful Garlands 42: Sanctified Savings Featured

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The title for my pithy sayings comes from Proverbs 1:8-9,Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,and forsake not your mother’s teaching,for they are a graceful garland for your headand pendants for your neck.Click to enlarge
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Saturday, 09 June 2018 23:14

Sunday Word of the Week 2: Transcendence Featured

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A theological term referring to the relation of God to creation. God is "other," "different" from His creation. He is independent and different from His creatures (Isaiah 55:8-9). He transcends His creation. He is beyond it and not limited by it or to it.
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Today in evangelical circles we are dealing with an unthinkable situation: serious discussions of the possibility of a female President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and it's Beth Moore of all people. I don't think it will actually happen, but the trail has been blazed. The tweets have been...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 21:53

Lessons from Blind Bartimaeus – Keep crying out Featured

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This first was published on The End Time in October 2011. It's a lesson we need more than ever today, 8 years later and the world grows ever more hostile to Christianity and the name of Jesus.It’s a tough crowd these days, isn’t it? Lots of people are hard of hearing when it comes to...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:33

An encouragement Featured

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We see the collapse of denominations and the fluidity of gender, the perverted homosexual agenda and the perverted Christian agenda, the child nappings and the teen drownings,volcanoes exploding and lava flowing, deaths and suicides...and more. The news of the world and the news inside the...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 13:23

Stop it Featured

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This essay was published in January 2011I listened to a great John MacArthur sermon that discussed how sin starts and what happens when we allow sin to continue without ending it at its root. MacArthur's sermon is titled "Hacking Agag to pieces" and you can listen to or read part one here, and part...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 12:03

A Comment to the Snowflake Society Featured

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I'm over the victim culture.Really over it.I don't doubt that there are real cases of abuse and intimidation and oppression out there. There always have been. What's different is that due to the current 'intersectionality' culture, everyone feels like they have a victim story to tell, and that it's...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 05:28

Entangled in sin Featured

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Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,(Hebrews 12:1)We have a sin-nature. Everyone born after Adam (except Jesus)...

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 02:07

Word of the Week Featured

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We're losing the meaning of our uniquely Christian words.
I listened to a Phil Johnson interview where he talked about being caught off guard this spring with the flooding-in and vehemence of the social justice movement and the racial equality woke movement.It is a true fact that many of our younger...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 03:36

Act your age Featured

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Our church has a healthy demographic of college kids. The other day I was watching an Instagram video story a young friend posted of a bunch of the youths in high spirits romping around the college campus at midnight, then heading to CVS for sodas, laughing and pushing and giggling.I smiled,...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 23:14

I deserved this Featured

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imageI spent 42 years striding the earth, self-satisfied with my smartness and artful living. I was at enmity with Jesus, hating Him and loving self. I sinned, sinned some more, and sinned again. I deserved a meteoric projectile to the head. Like this guy:
 
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Thursday, 31 May 2018 09:39

On Discontented Women Featured

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I was destined for great things. My mother promised. Women can do anything. My mother said. We should be feminists. My mother urged. All in our family are successful- entrepreneurs, professors, businessmen, doctors. So that was proof.I was indeed on that trajectory when Christ interrupted my plans,...

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:16

Summer reading Featured

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Edited to add the full names of the books, & some links to resources.I want to accomplish a lot this summer, and not slide into laziness as I usually do. There are many temptations. The Tony Reinke book 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You spoke to me. I don't have a smart phone but I do have a...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:57

Do believers need the Gospel? Featured

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Paul opens his massive and majestic letter to the Romans with effusive rhapsodies of his love for the Roman believers and his gratitude for their faith- which he said is known the world over. He speaks of his intense desire to come to them so that he can be encouraged by their faith. Paul mentions...

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Monday, 28 May 2018 06:31

"We're rich!" said the Laodiceans, only to discover... Featured

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They were urged to buy not ordinary gold, but refined gold, referring to that which would glorify God and make them truly rich. Through its banking industry the city had material wealth. But the church lacked spiritual richness. Though they had...

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1 Kings 13 has an interesting little scene. The book was written about 550BC. It's rich with drama, meaning, and life lessons even for us at this telescoped end of time. The chapter 13 I'd read yesterday regarded the coming destruction of the false altar at Bethel, and the king Jeroboam, who'd...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 06:32

The Sweetest Frame Featured

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You know the song, The Solid Rock,
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
What is the frame? Did...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 22:31

Justified and made righteous Featured

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Here, in 90 seconds Pastor Gabe explains what justification is. When he explained that it is the legal declaration of God as to the pardon of all our sins AND the credit to our account the righteousness of Christ, it made me think of the verse from Luke regarding the return of an unclean spirit....

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 20:39

Spiritual warfare is real Featured

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This post appeared on The End Time on May 24, 2011.-----------------------------I was at some friends' house, and after dinner we played a Bible trivia game. Here is one of the questions:"How many angels are named in the Bible?" At first blush the answer seems easy. Can you guess? Pause. Answer:...

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