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, 25 June 2017 18:00

A More Sure Word of Prophecy Featured

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Go with your gut.

That might be good advice when shopping for shoes online, but it’s not a reliable means for interpreting or understanding God’s Word. Too many people in the church today trust the inclinations of the upper abdomen to be the final arbiter that determines both when God is...

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Without a doubt, the question we receive most frequently at Grace to You is, “How do I find a good church in my area?”

Locating a faithful, biblically sound church is a struggle most believers face at one time or another in their lives. Sometimes it’s difficult to even know what to...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:00

Regulating Special Revelation Featured

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If God is still speaking to His people today—particularly through mental impressions and premonitions—how can believers exercise discernment when it comes to interpreting and applying these divine messages? Put simply, how is following the private, subjective “leading” of...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 18:00

Subjectivity and the Will of God Featured

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If you rely on internal, subjective messages and promptings from the Lord, what prevents you from imagining the input you want from Him? Moreover, what reliable, objective mechanism exists to keep you from misinterpreting your own imagination as divine instruction?

As we saw last time, many good...

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The terminology we use to describe God’s work in salvation is almost exclusively positive. We talk about the new birth, the new life, transformation and regeneration. But we also have to recognize that salvation requires death—specifically, the death of our old, sinful selves. We have...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:00

When Fancy Is Mistaken for Faith Featured

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If God is still speaking to us today—even if only through mental impressions and still, small voices—shouldn’t we consider those messages to as relevant as anything written in Scripture, if not more so?

That very issue was hotly debated during the Great Awakening. It was one area...

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 18:00

Are Mental impressions Divine Revelation? Featured

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You have undoubtedly heard people say things like, “God is calling me to the mission field,” or “God led me to attend this college,” or “We feel God wants us to get married.” Perhaps you have even said such things yourself.

Christians who use expressions like...

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 18:00

Friday's Featured Sermon: "A Warning to Pretenders" Featured

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One of the most staggering achievements of Judas Iscariot is that he spent three years looking like a genuine disciple of Christ. Of course, Jesus knew all along that Judas was an imposter (John 6:70). But the rest of the disciples were completely oblivious to the infiltrator in their midst.

Two...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 18:00

Looking For Truth in All the Wrong Places Featured

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We’ve all had strange dreams from time to time. Sometimes the details are so confused and convoluted you can scarcely believe your mind concocted them in the first place. And no matter how vivid the dream appeared, you likely wouldn’t base something as insignificant as your lunch...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 18:00

Special Revelation and the Work of the Spirit Featured

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God told me.

The Holy Spirit laid it on my heart.

The Spirit is compelling me.

Those phrases and others like them are frequently thrown around the church today without giving many people pause. In fact, it seems the Holy Spirit’s primary role is laying burdens on believers and compelling them to...

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We live in a world full of dysfunction. Estrangement runs rampant among the citizens of this fallen society. And nowhere is it felt more acutely than within the family. All of us have seen or experienced intense conflict within marriages, between parents and children, and among extended family...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:00

Feasting on the Word of God Featured

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Christians should earnestly desire to grow. If we aren’t becoming more like Christ, we’re defying what Scripture plainly teaches about the Christian walk: “For those whom [God] foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29).

Christian...

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Monday, 29 May 2017 18:00

Are You Reading or Feeding on God's Word? Featured

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Newborn babies are not ambivalent about their need for milk. It’s not simply one of their dietary options or preferences. They desperately need it and can’t possibly survive without it.

The apostle Peter likened that urgent craving to the kind of hunger Christians should have for...

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What is the worst sin? Most of us probably think of the big ones in terms of visibility and fallout. Sins like adultery or murder are usually near the top of the list. But how many of us would put pride as chief of crimes against God?

Scripture actually contains a list of things God hates and pride...

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 18:00

Measuring Your Spiritual Growth Featured

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In the entryway to my parents’ home, there is what looks like a giant ruler bolted to the wall. It functions as a growth chart for their grandchildren, marking the incremental changes in their height through the years. And without fail, the kids are eager to see how much they’ve grown...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 18:00

Eliminating Spiritual Toxins Featured

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Consider a person who exercises fastidiously and holds to a strict diet but also abuses alcohol and drugs. That kind of schizophrenic behavior would raise a lot of questions, and rightly so.

The same goes for Christians who carefully guard their spiritual diet but make no effort to avoid or...

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In many churches across modern evangelicalism, good doctrine has taken a back seat to good works. The emphasis has shifted away from believing the right thing to doing the right thing, with a particular focus on community works and social justice.

Often that shift is the result of legitimate...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 18:00

The Living and Active Word of God Featured

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God’s Word is alive in a truer sense than we are. As Peter quotes Isaiah 40:6–8, “For, ‘all flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever’” (1 Peter...

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 18:00

Watching Your Spiritual Diet Featured

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Most of us have known people whose bodies have not grown or matured properly. It’s sad to encounter people with cognitive handicaps, brain damage, or other developmental obstacles that have hindered their growth. Many of them remain locked in a child-like state—others tragically...

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If God wanted to communicate that He created everything in six literal and consecutive days, how could He say it more clearly than He does in Genesis 1? That’s a question that every theistic evolutionist, progressive creationist, and gap theorist needs to ask himself. To suggest that the...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 18:00

Reflecting on the Creation Series Featured

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It is always heartbreaking to see someone reject the truth of God’s Word. But it’s doubly so when those rejecting the truth profess to know and love the Lord.

The sad truth—revealed again in recent weeks through some of the comments we’ve received—is that the creation...

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Sunday, 07 May 2017 18:00

A Monument to Biblical Truth Featured

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Scientists and other secular authorities are adamant: A global flood—like the one described in Genesis 6-8—is impossible. They deny it with the same tenacious antagonism they bring to the topic of creation, or any of God’s other miraculous works. Second only to their attacks on...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 18:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Through Adam, Death” Featured

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Without Christ, there would be no gospel. The person and work of Jesus Christ are essential to the Christian message of salvation. That’s a fact that isn’t difficult to understand. But what about Adam? Does his existence have any bearing on the gospel?

There are plenty of evangelicals...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 18:00

The Gaping Holes in the Gap Theory Featured

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Scripture gives us a complete—albeit contested—account of God’s work on the first day of creation.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the...

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Sunday, 30 April 2017 18:00

The Exegetical Errors of the Day-Age Theory Featured

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When is a day not a day? That question lies at the heart of a pivotal and long-standing argument against the literal interpretation of the creation account in Genesis 1, commonly known as the Day-Age theory.

Day-Age proponents attempt to read incalculable stretches of time into the white spaces of...

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