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, 26 March 2017 21:19

Corinth over Troas

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“Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ and when a door was opened for me in the Lord, I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia.” (2 Cor. 2:12-13)

imageThis is Paul telling the Corinthians Christians that his...

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Friday, 24 March 2017 22:36

Addressing Gospel Realities

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“But one whom you forgive anything, I forgive also; for indeed what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ, so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.” (2 Cor. 2:10-11).

This is the...

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Friday, 24 March 2017 02:14

Addressing Apostolic Realities

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“For to this end also I wrote, so that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.” (2 Cor. 2:9)

imageThis is the third of four reasons Paul didn’t visit the Christians in Corinth – they needed to be tested. Would they first be obedient to an apostolic...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 04:20

Addressing Ecclesiastical Realities

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“But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow not to me, but in some degree– in order not to say too much– to all of you. Sufficient for such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the majority” (2  Cor. 2:5-6)

imageThis is the second of four reasons Paul...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:12

Addressing Emotional Realities

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“But I determined this for my own sake, that I would not come to you in sorrow again. For if I cause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful?” (2 Cor. 2:1-2)

imageThis is the first of four reasons Paul didn’t visit the Christians in Corinth – there...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 05:38

Everything Paul Did Was for Their Joy

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“But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth. Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.” (2 Corinthians 1:23-24)

imageThis is Paul’s oath before the church in Corinth –...

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Friday, 17 March 2017 22:30

Amen! or Whatever?

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Once again, like yesterday’s post:

“For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.” (2 Cor 1:20)

image Every Christian is the inheritor of rich promises, the value of which are greater than the world....

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Friday, 17 March 2017 01:50

Our Word to You is not ‘Yes’ and ‘No’

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image This is from 2 Corinthians:

“But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no. For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us– by me and Silvanus and Timothy– was not yes and no, but is yes in Him.” (2 Cor. 1:18-19)

Paul attaches his own promise...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 23:11

The Brand-Marks of Jesus

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“From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand-marks of Jesus” (Gal. 6:17).

image This is Paul’s final word in Galatians to the false teachers – and it ends the letter where it began – with the uncompromising sound of apostolic authority.

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:43

Why Should He Go Forward?

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image Consider the glory of Jesus Christ for a moment. On the way to His crucifixion He stumbles and falls, physically spent. The deep-flesh scourgings, which followed face slaps and a night spent standing upright through six different trials, have worn Him down. Under the weight of the...

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Saturday, 11 March 2017 23:50

When Wright is Wrong

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Sadly, there’s this from a scholar who claims Adam was not….:

image “We need to lighten up. We need to uncouple those issues. And we need to say, okay, Genesis is one of those books like a Shakespeare play, or like a Beethoven symphony, where you can describe what it sort of literally...

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Monday, 06 March 2017 05:37

A Holy ‘Sooo What’

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“For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.” (Gal. 6:15)

imageThis is the heart of the whole book of Galatians, right here. Because of the cross, religious performance has no value to your soul’s salvation. What matters is a new creation that comes...

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Friday, 03 February 2017 05:32

The Cross, My Boast

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“But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

imageFor Paul, the cross was His present glory, treasure, and joy. It was also his reputation before man, and his mirror into which he...

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 05:26

Examining the Lamb

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Here’s a re-enactment of Levites inspecting a lamb to see if it is spotless and pure.

I love this stuff, as it makes me yearn for the millenium. But, while man’s inspection can only be external, God’s inspection of His Lamb looked at Christ’s soul and found only holy...

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Tuesday, 27 December 2016 07:45

Every Sunday? Where Does God Say That?

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imageSeveral days ago on Facebook I initiated a discussion on the hot topic du jour, that being – should Christians meet together every Sunday?

Leading up to my post, a few church leaders were saying ‘no,’ not when Christmas falls on Sunday (as it did this year). Then other church...

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 23:43

Smyrna’s Synagogue of Satan

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“and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan” (Rev. 2:9)

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The Martyrdom of Polycarp

Up until about the year 83 AD, a full thirteen years before Jesus sent the seven letters to the seven churches, the Jews allowed Christians to attend...

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