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 18:00

You Have to Be Perfect to Get into Heaven

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Think you are a pretty good person? After all, you try hard to do the right thing. Sure, you’re not perfect, but who is? Maybe you think that God—if there is one—is going to look at your heart and see that you made an honest effort. If there is a hell, you’re not going...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 18:00

Touching Jesus Makes You Holy

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In the Old Testament, the place where God chose to meet with his people was a place of contagious holiness. It was so supercharged with holiness that merely touching the very instruments of worship in the tabernacle would make a person holy.

God spoke to Moses about the consecrated altar. “The...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 18:00

How to Preserve Hope While Waiting for Jesus

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When Jesus saves us, our citizenship is taken out of this world and put into a new, better kingdom. Our passports have changed, although we physically remain in this world.

How are Christians supposed to live as pilgrims in this world? Here are three things to keep in mind:

1. Set your mind on the...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 18:01

How Jesus Exposes Our Hearts

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Jesus opposed the proud and strong. He called spiritual leaders into question. He opposed preachers who used their platform to abuse the weak and shame the outcast. And Jesus did all of this through preaching a message of grace and mercy. How did that work?

In his book The Whole Christ: Legalism,...

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Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) interviewed J. Warner Wallace (author of Cold-Case Christianity) on the reason why so many young believers are leaving the church during and even after college.

Before we do or change anything, we have to at least acknowledge that our young people are...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 18:00

Why You Need to Rediscover the Gospel

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The gospel is not ultimately about us or how we can improve this world or ourselves. Rather, it’s about Christ.

And it’s not merely about Christ in general or what he can do for us in the here and now. Rather, it is about what he did during a particular time when Tiberius was reigning as...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:00

3 False Teachings about Jesus

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Because the incarnation is so marvelously mysterious, there were groups in the early church that sought to explain its message in ways that undermined it. Here are three false teachings about Jesus that the early church had to reject:

1. Jesus only appeared to be human (Docetism).

Early in the...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:00

6 Things That God Hates the Most

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According to Proverbs 6:16–19, God hates these six things because they destroy unity and breed discord among people:

1. God hates the arrogant and proud.

Herod was struck down dead by God because he let people worship him as a god (Acts 12:21–23).

2. God hates lying.

A couple named Ananias...

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:00

5 Things to Remember When Your Faith Is Weak

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When life is hard and trials seem to flood over us, we can easily feel like we are useless— maybe even worse than useless. Temptation loves to strike us in these moments. Doubts about God’s grace knock us down when we feel weakest. It is in those moments, when our faith seems...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 18:00

5 Books that Will Help You Pray

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Prayer is hard, but Christianity without prayer is dead. Prayer, devotion, worship, and seeking a spiritual life keep me Christian. Prayer is what takes Christianity out of the realm of thought and theory and into the place where you live, work, and play. Prayer makes you an earthy, gritty,...

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Sunday, 12 March 2017 18:00

Why You Need to Be Born Again

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In the gospel of John, Jesus tells a teacher of the Jews named Nicodemus that he must be “born from above” to enter the kingdom of God. Throughout the New Testament, we continue to see the theme of “born of the spirit,” “born again,” “renewed,” and...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 17:00

4 Benefits Jesus Gives You at the Cross

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Every Christian receives the following four benefits of the cross:

1. At the cross, Jesus was taking your place.

In Mark 15:6–15, Jesus is sent to the cross instead of the murderer Barabbas. Jesus was innocent and wrongly accused. Barabbas was guilty and belonged in prison. Yet Barabbas went...

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Violence – we are a culture awash in moves and counter moves. Our words and actions are attempts at power. Violence is on our TVs and devices, whether in the form of entertainment or the nightly news. We can’t go a day without hearing about some new statistic about the death rates in...

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But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!(James 2:18–19)

How do you know if you are really a...

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Monday, 06 March 2017 17:00

How to Know What Happens After You Die

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Most religions agree that your status in the afterlife will depend on how well or how poorly you lived in this life. In other words, if you were a good person, you will be rewarded in the next life. If you were a bad person, you will be punished.

Not every religion or view about the...

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Sunday, 05 March 2017 17:00

Do I Have to Go to Church to Be a Christian?

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Once a year, I am invited to speak to a class at a local university. At the end of my presentation, I open it up for questions. This year, one student asked me, “Do I have to go to church to be a Christian?”

There are a number of ways this question can be answered. On the...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 17:00

3 Reasons Why Every Christian Needs the Church

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When you become a discipleof Jesus, you are not the only disciple in this world. There are others whom Jesus has also called, and we all belong to one another. Christianity is not a religion for those who would like to walk alone. We may need to make an individual decision to believe the gospel,...

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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 17:00

4 Reasons You Should Care about Secularization

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While America founded its political and institutional culture around the separation of church and state, it continues to be one of the most religious countries in the West. Today, that religious core seems to be changing. This trend is consistent in most modernized societies. We describe this...

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 17:00

Does Lent Still Matter in a Technological World?

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“High tech” is not always best. Things that are personally delivered from living breathing teachers can be—and frequently are—far more effective than cyber technological tools. Christian discipleship during Lent is a good example of the importance of physical togetherness...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 17:00

How to Help People Lost in the Maze of Doubt

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At some point, most Christians doubt God, the claims of the Bible, and the reality of Jesus. Especially in today’s climate, God, the Bible, and Christianity are under intense and critical attack on many fronts. Questions abound and are often not taken seriously or answered. Slowly, faith can...

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 17:00

How to Teach Your Kids about Grace

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Fatherhood has taught me a lot about God. Scripture’s imagery and sounds that were once dead to my dull mind have come alive through God’s school of life experience. By God’s grace, I have learned in this school and I am still learning. These days, I have been thinking a lot about...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 17:00

What to Do When You Disagree with Your Church Leaders

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So, you’ve been attending your church for a while now. You might even have officially joined as a member. It took a long time to find this church, and it’s perfect—or so you thought. Something has happened, and now you realize there are problems in the church. Maybe a church...

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 17:00

3 Reasons Why You Need Apologetics

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Living in a secular age means living with our faith being contested. We are surrounded by people who believe and act differently from us. We must not take for granted the faith handed down by our parents. In fact, statistics show that those who merely have a faith that is passed down to them end up...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:00

5 Common Views of the Afterlife

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People believe all kinds of things about the afterlife. Some people have thought about it a lot, and many people try not to give it much thought at all. If we don’t think about it, it won’t happen, right? But we have to face the inevitable because death is a well-established fact. As...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 17:00

When People Disappoint You

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Did your friends just ditch you when you needed them the most? Just find out someone else got that job promotion you were hoping for? Did you want to help win the big game, but your coach left you sitting on the bench? Maybe you discovered your child is taking illegal drugs or having sex outside of...

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