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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Sunday, 10 February 2019 23:01

The First Sin Featured

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We know the first sin was pride. It happened in heaven and it was horrific. Satan, Lucifer as his given name is said to be, was made beautiful and blameless in all his ways (Ezekiel 28:15). Then he sinned because he was proud of his beauty. (Ezekiel 28:16-17a). His wisdom was...

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Saturday, 09 February 2019 20:59

The nails in the Crucifixion Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe crucifixion. Excruciating, painful, humiliating. It was the worst form of execution ever invented. The Romans didn't invent it, the Persians did, but the Romans honed it for the execution of the worst of their society's criminals.If you are a Christian, you've no doubt been...

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By Elizabeth PrataThe popular definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." For Christians with discernment, insanity is 'being sure by the Spirit and the Bible, after research and prayer, that so-and-so is false, but literally NO ONE ELSE around...

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By Elizabeth PrataI'm a minimalist. I have been since before it was a thing. I like to live a quiet life in a tiny house. I live a low-impact, moderately frugal and careful consumer lifestyle. Living small and frugal, one needs to be sure that item brings into the home will have a valued place....

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 19:12

The Awake Tree Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAnd the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Jeremiah, what do you see?" And I said, "I see an almond branch." Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it." (Jeremiah 1:11-12).I don't know anything of an almond branch. Is it wise to...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 19:01

New gem discovered in Israel Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataBecause I am interested in gems, I was interested in this headline from last week-Extraterrestrial Mineral Harder than Diamonds Discovered in Israel
A new discovery in the mountains of northern Israel has caused significant excitement for geologists around the world. While working...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 19:23

Jesus judges whole cities Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataRecently I wrote about what oracles are. Oracles are mentioned in both the Old Testament and the New. These are specific communications from God to man, usually sought by man in answer to a specific question. Many Old Testament oracles involved queries to God from a King asking if...

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Monday, 04 February 2019 08:18

Don't let discouragement capture you Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI've been quietly grieving and upset about the abortion issue. When NY passed the abortion on demand anytime law, I wrote to a friend and predicted that soon we will be confronted with abortions in the birth canal, then simply killings outside the womb.I was shocked and frankly,...

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Saturday, 02 February 2019 21:42

Word of the week: Regeneration Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity from generation to generation depends on a mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.Past Words of the Week have included Justification, Transcendence, Immanence, Propitiation, Sanctification, Glorification, Orthodoxy,...

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Friday, 01 February 2019 20:40

"Angel, Thanks for Nothing" Featured

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I've been stuck in one thought pattern for a while. I keep thinking about God creating the Universe. It took six days and He spoke it and it was so. More than just so, it was good. (Genesis 1:1-31). Now that's enough to ponder right there, looking at the complexity of the world and the creativity...

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Friday, 01 February 2019 00:11

It's payday, so that means...buying books! Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe last day of the month is payday, so the first day of the month I scour the interwebs for good deals on books. They are not only for my consumption, but to have on hand to give away. I love a good book ministry, and I want to be active in offering credible and edifying...

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:28

Prata Potpourri: The Word of God Featured

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imageBy Elizabeth PrataSomeone sent me this cartoon that was going around. It's sad and upsetting, but we are not surprised, given the constant diminishing of God's glory and authority in favor of a human view of love.
In this way, satan continues to say to God's people, Hath God said? (Genesis 3:1).Jesus...

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 19:27

Prayerful interlude Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataFor the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. (Romans 1:18).The wrath is already revealed, and they know it but suppress it. They can suppress the truth all day long, all a lifetime...

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 22:51

Sprung fully formed Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe Creation account in Genesis is a wonder to me and energizing to my faith. It is obvious that Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 are meant to be a recounting of actual events. These two books are not poetry, though the language is lofty. It is history. The account is a complete one, at...

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Monday, 28 January 2019 19:15

God CANNOT forsake you Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI know we sometimes have a hard time understanding the permanent perfect love, such as the love the Triune God lavishes on his saved children.With child abuse, abortion, abandonment, betrayals, and divorce, the love we say we have for others is oftentimes fatally flawed.However,...

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 19:00

Give God gratitude for salvation Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWhen I was growing up our family belonged to a country club. It had nice grounds, ice cream and Popsicles in the clubhouse, yum, and two huge pools. One was a kiddie splash pool. The other was an olympic sized pool with a shallow end, a deep end, and a jut-out where there were two...

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 00:36

Popular Christian Blogger says you don't have to "do" church Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataKendra Fletcher is a popular podcaster, blogger, and book author. She writes at her own space but also directs you her archive of articles she's written for at KeyLife Ministry, where the motto is "God is Not Mad At You."Kendra's latest blog essay is titled,What To Do When You...

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Saturday, 26 January 2019 09:13

'Ordinary Faithfulness': Annual Church retreat 2019 Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI attended our annual church retreat this weekend, at Sautee Mountain Resort. I just got home. It was a delightful time of learning, song, and fellowship in the mountains of North Georgia. Instead of the usual theological post or book/movie review I write here, I'll just post a...

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Thursday, 24 January 2019 18:43

Habakkuk's pain is our pain Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataBut know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4...

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By Tim Challies:
At the 2018 G3 Conference I spoke on "Discipleship in Diversity." I told of how we, at Grace Fellowship Church, have learned to be a church that is united in a context of great diversity. I concluded the message with a video of some of the people of Grace...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:15

Where is heaven? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI love to linger in thoughts of the supernatural. God is supernatural, of course. He is above us here in the natural world. The Trinity is supernatural. Who can understand it? The creation in 6 days is supernatural, and amazing too. His omnipotence is surely on display right from...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 08:20

Will they repent in hell? Will they finally be sorry? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataSometimes we think that when people die outside of Jesus and they earn their final resting place in the fires of hell, they will be sorry. That at least we might have the comfort of knowing they see Jesus for who He really is, see their sin for what it was, and repent. Everyone...

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 20:38

Resources: How to Spot a False Teacher Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI'm helping a new believer. She is hungry for the word and wide eyed with wonder at everything being new and shiny. She started watching TV Preachers and we in our local body (I) have the sad job to let her know that not all that glitters in the Christian world is gold. We have to...

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Saturday, 19 January 2019 20:47

'Do Not Look Back' Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataEmbedded within Jesus's lengthy speech on the Day of the Lord, He said,Remember Lot’s wife. (Luke 17:32)
Remember Lot's wife - See Genesis 19:26. She looked back - she delayed - perhaps she desired to take something with her, and God made her a monument of his displeasure....

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By Elizabeth PrataGod does a powerful and magnificent thing by raising up missionaries. He not only regenerates hearts but He establishes some to go to the hard places, live a hard life, and some even to die for His name. The selfish will of the natural man would never do that. The self-sacrificing...

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