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, 15 July 2018 18:00

What Happens When Believers Die? Featured

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It’s hard for our finite minds to conceive of eternity—or for that matter, anything outside of our routine experience in this temporal realm. In spite of the pictorial language employed by the biblical authors, it can be difficult for us to form a clear concept of heaven, or understand...

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Have you ever met anyone who expects to live forever? Though they might not verbalize that expectation, the way some people live suggests they are unmoved by the unstoppable march of time, and unconcerned about the inevitability of the grave. Others obsess over death, and take extreme measures to...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:00

Absent from the Body, Present with the Lord Featured

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Are you afraid to die?

It’s natural for humans to fear the unknown. But thanks to the clear testimony of God’s Word, believers do not have to approach the end of this temporal life in fearful ignorance. On the contrary, we should echo the triumphant words of Paul: “O death, where...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 18:00

What Will Heaven Be Like? Featured

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Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is based on a poem that describes heaven from a child’s point of view. The music certainly sounds heavenly. The symphony’s fourth movement features a soprano singing the German words to the poem “Das himmlische Leben”—“The...

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 18:00

Growing in Discernment Featured

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How do you measure maturity? It is not a function of how old you are—society is dominated by multiple generations of immature adults who refuse to act their age. Maturity is tested by time, but it’s not a question of how long a person has lived. Rather, it’s determined by how...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 18:00

Spirit-Powered Discernment Featured

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True discernment is impossible without divine power. We need the true Discerner—the Holy Spirit—to lead us into all truth (John 16:13).

We cannot fully understand what God is saying to us in His Word without the illuminating work of the Holy Spirit. First Corinthians 2:11 says,...

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Human wisdom is always at war with biblical truth. That’s why, as Christians, we need to be careful not to let our biblical worldview become clouded by popular trends and acceptable social conventions. The temptation is often strong to brush aside biblical truth when it assaults our modern...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 18:00

Following the Faithful Featured

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Nobody wants to be led off a cliff. But that’s a very real possibility for anyone who follows the wrong leaders. Jesus said as much concerning the religious leaders of His time on earth: “They are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:00

The Deadly Dangers of Passive Discernment Featured

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King Solomon was the epitome of discernment. Scripture declares that his wisdom “surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt” (1 Kings 4:30). Moreover, God granted him unsurpassed discernment: “Behold I have given you a wise and discerning heart,...

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During the 2016 Christmas season, Answers in Genesis lit up its full-scale replica of Noah’s Ark with the colors of the rainbow. That seemingly innocuous act created a storm of protest from people pushing the LGBT agenda. Homosexuals were incensed that a Christian apologetics ministry would...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:00

The Source and Supply of All Discernment Featured

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If you could ask God for anything, what would that be? 

We may sometimes fantasize about that question, but for Solomon it was reality. When he became king after the death of David, the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Ask what you wish Me to give you” (1 Kings 3:5)....

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 18:00

Discernment Demands Humility Featured

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If we have no desire to be discerning, we won’t be discerning. Proverbs 2:3-6 says,

If you cry for discernment, lift your voice for understanding; if you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God....

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Jonah is a famous Bible character for one big reason—the giant fish that swallowed him whole and three days later regurgitated him, alive and well. From Sunday-school flannelgraphs to modern folklore, that astounding event dominates almost every discussion about Jonah. But we shouldn’t...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 18:00

Our Duty to Discern Featured

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When Aben Johnson sold his Detroit-based television station in 1997, he began heavily investing in gemstones. While he had dabbled in diamonds since 1988, he now had the capital he needed to purchase the rarest stones money could buy. He spent three million dollars on a blue diamond called the...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 18:00

Shun What Is Evil Featured

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Evil is always dangerous, but it isn’t always obvious. Its most sinister forms usually require careful discernment. That’s why Paul included a negative command when instructing Christians to be discerning: “Examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 18:00

Cling to What Is Good Featured

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Christianity is not a passive or purely academic religion. God’s Word calls us to action and investigation concerning all truth claims: “Examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thessalonians 5:21–22).

Last time we...

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 18:00

Judge Everything Featured

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False teachers flourish where there is no scrutiny. That’s why so many of them set up camp in environments where there is little to no biblical discernment—where God’s Word is nothing more than a supplement to personal experience, anecdote, and embellishment.

Why do the heavy...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:00

The Value of Discrimination Featured

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That’s discrimination!

What immediately comes to mind when you hear that phrase? It’s almost always a pejorative in the modern vernacular, and never confused with a compliment.

To be accused of discrimination nowadays is overwhelmingly synonymous with the sin of partiality—showing...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 18:00

All That Glitters Is Not Gold Featured

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Eureka!

It is a simple Greek word, only six letters long. But for a generation of treasure seekers in the late 1840s, it became a life slogan. Meaning “I have found it!” in English, the term purportedly comes from Archimedes, the Greek mathematician who cried out “Eureka!...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 18:00

Reconciled by the Work of Substitution Featured

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How can God be both just and the justifier of sinful men (cf. Romans 3:26)? That question represents the true mystery of reconciliation between God and man, and it’s not humanly answerable. A divinely designed solution is required for God to reconcile sinners to Himself without compromising...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 18:00

Reconciled by the Response of Obedience Featured

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The means of our reconciliation to God—the sacrificial death of Christ, the perfect forgiveness God applies to our sin—are divine works. But there is a human component that goes along with it. We bear some responsibility, too, if we are to be reconciled and redeemed. Paul hints at it in...

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What is your Christian identity based upon? Maybe you attend an excellent church, listen to the best teachers, embrace the right doctrines, and serve in the noblest ministry. Those are all good and integral elements of a healthy Christian walk. But they don’t make you a Christian.

It may seem...

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:00

Reconciled by the Act of Forgiveness Featured

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True reconciliation requires God’s forgiveness; it can occur only if the offended party is willing to forgive and remove the barrier sin creates. The sinner cannot remove that barrier, and so cannot reconcile himself to God. Only the Lord can effect reconciliation by choosing not to count our...

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 18:00

Reconciled by the Will of God Featured

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Reconciliation is difficult with people and impossible with God. We can build bridges to those previously offended and patch the wounds of those we’ve hurt. But God is perfectly righteous and perfectly just. We are powerless to repair the damage done by our crimes against Him.

Put simply, we ca...

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 18:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “Two Paths, One Way” Featured

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Hell has many residents who formerly professed faith in Christ. They didn’t “lose their salvation” because that’s biblically impossible (John 10:27–29). They are people who claimed to know Jesus, only to find out that Jesus didn’t know them.

It’s hard to...

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