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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Monday, 20 May 2019 18:59

The Gospel is advancing Featured

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Though the world is dark and satan prowls, the Gospel's power to transform lives and enlarge the kindgom is advancing!As you shake your head is dismay at the darkness that is covering the world, remember the Light is advancing MORE because Jesus is the power! I offer you this trailer from the DVD Di...

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 19:12

2019 Summer Reading Schedule: My most ambitious ever? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI work in education as a teacher's aide. That means I get summers off. At this stage of my life I enjoy the time off more than the money. Yes, I get paid through the summer, but it's pro-rated. I live for 12 months on a 9-month salary. They just stretch it out. Which means I really...

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Saturday, 18 May 2019 18:53

Kay Cude Poetry Featured

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Kay Cude is a Texas Poet. Used with permission. Click to enlarge
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Friday, 17 May 2019 23:42

Summertime and the Netflix watchin' is easy...TOO easy Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataColossians 3:17, And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.Summer is a time for relaxing and fun. It's also a time for entertainment, as many folks' work-schedules disappear completely (if you're an...

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Friday, 17 May 2019 03:02

The moth-eaten SBC and the women who did it Featured

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By Elizabeth Prata
Privately, however, Moore has never cared much for the delicate norms of Christian femininity.
But I am like a moth to Ephraim, and like dry rot to the house of Judah. (Hosea 5:12).I published an essay, part 1 of 3, in 2011, eight years ago as of this date. It was about how...

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 06:43

Confess early, confess often Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataYou might have heard of that phrase, 'vote early and vote often.' Wikipedia describes its origins and meaning:
Vote early and vote often is a generally tongue-in-cheek phrase used in relation to elections and the voting process. Though rarely considered a serious suggestion, the...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 07:15

Are you done with butterfly hunting? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataCharles Spurgeon stumbled across Puritan Thomas Manton's works and was immediately captivated by them. Enchanted, he reformatted some of Manton's sermons into a devotional form. The result was a book called Flowers from a Puritan's Garden, by Charles Spurgeon, 1883. Here is one of...

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By Elizabeth Prata
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When I post something online, (seems like when I post anything online) there is always someone or more than someone who immediately refutes it. Even the basics of our faith go challenged these days.One of the most common arguments I receive is that theology doesn't matter. "Just...

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 06:08

Was God's 'wife' edited out of the Bible? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis first appeared on The End Time in March 2011
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Here is one example of a sacrilege in the news . (Left, Asherah graven image)Discovery News: God's Wife Edited Out of the Bible -- Almost
"God had a wife, Asherah, whom the Book of Kings suggests was worshiped alongside Yahweh in his...

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 23:33

Tug of War with the Tongue Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI am finding this book by Michael John Beasley called Internet Inferno a tremendously exciting, needed, and convicting book. It's about our communication online.Here is what the author wrote on page 55:
1. Whether you are aware of it or not, the world is engulfed in a spiritual war...

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Saturday, 11 May 2019 21:22

A Pastor's Thoughts on Preaching Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe following was published as a Twitter thread last night. I thought it encapsulated the inner thoughts and struggles of a preaching pastor so well. As you head out to church services this morning, please think on these things, and if possible, contact your pastor sometime in the...

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Saturday, 11 May 2019 20:47

Psalm 29: Praise and glory to the Highest! Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataEnjoy this Psalm 29. As the MacArthur Commentary explains, it has the earmarks of earliest Hebrew poetry. Its general form is a hymn, proclaiming 3 representative realities of God as supreme and therefore praise belongs to Him alone:It builds and in my opinion is a majestic and...

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By Elizabeth PrataThese past couple of weeks have been rough in our corner of the church. Rachel Held Evans' passing caused so much grief for her followers and her detractors alike. The display of hatred and bitterness of her followers came after, toward anyone daring to speak a word against their...

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By Elizabeth Prata
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The holiness of God cannot be plumbed to its heights. We have no real conception of how Holy God is. Only Isaiah and Ezekiel (Old Testament prophets) and Paul and John (New Testament Apostles) really have a notion. They saw heaven or were given a vision of it. When Isaiah saw God...

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By Elizabeth PrataWe are winding down the last school days of the year. The kids finish at our school here in the south on Tuesday, May 21 at noon, and the teachers exit the building for the final time in the 2018-19 school year on that following Friday. It's a tiring but exciting time. We love the...

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By Elizabeth PrataI love the poetry of the Psalms (and the Bible, really ;)In Psalm 18, David is praising the Lord for being the Rock.
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6In my distress I called upon the LORD;to my God I cried for help.From his temple he heard my voice,and my cry to him reached his ears.7Then the earth reeled and...

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By Elizabeth Prata
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Jesus doesn't just give comforts and ease in His sermons. He healed, yes. He promised rest and peace for the repentant, yes. But He also issued dire warnings to the unsaved, the hypocrite, the haughty sinner and so on. He said twice in Matthew 7 that 'many' will not get to heaven.W...

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By Elizabeth Prata
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The fiercer the reaction, the deeper the hold satan has on his false teacher and her followers. We've seen the rabid ferocity of those who follow Beth Moore. When their idol is touched, her people come from out of the woodwork to pile on to the person attempting to bring light to...

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Saturday, 04 May 2019 21:09

Poetry: "Mortifying Misunderstanding" Featured

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Poetry by Kay Cude. Kay Cude is a Texas poet. Used with permission. Click to enlarge.
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Saturday, 04 May 2019 03:40

Rachel Held Evans, author, blogger, has died Featured

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Rachel Held Evans, age 37, has died.Columnist, author, mother of two, Evans had been in a medically induced coma since April 19, 2019. According to updates provided by her husband of 16 years, Dan, during treatment for an infection Rachel began exhibiting unexpected symptoms....

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I've been accused of disliking a liberal person who claims Christ solely because I have a "conservative theology." I've been thinking about this term 'conservative theology' more deeply this week. Usually when a charge like that is made they mean a person who believes the Bible more closely or more...

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 22:42

"All you need to do to get to heaven is to die" Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI'm listening through RC Sproul's current Daily Video series on the topic of Assurance. In his lecture on "Four Kinds of People", Sproul made the point that most people think all they need to do to go to heaven is to die.That statement is boiled down from all the false notions of...

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 09:23

We all need the Gospel, especially the falsely assured Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataIsaiah 5:20- -"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."It sure seems like lots of people are acting like this today, doesn't it? And I'm speaking of Christians!
As Barnes Notes...

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 19:58

Can We really Do All Things Through Christ? Featured

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By Elizabeth Prata*What Christian isn't familiar with one of the New Testament's most famous comfort verses?"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)It is good to be reminded that it's His strength and not our strength which propels us along in sanctification. It is...

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 07:32

When the Bible repeats a name... Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWhen the Hebrews wanted to express intimacy within a close relationship with someone, they repeated their name twice. Doing so was an expression of a close, personal bond. Knowing this ancient manner of speaking brings all the more sweetness to the following biblical examples:On...

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