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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Saturday, 22 April 2017 10:23

The Unhappy Holy Christian Does Not Exist

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Some use the expression, “God doesn’t want you to be happy, He wants you to be holy.”  Yet they forget that there is no such thing as the unhappy holy Christian. The holy Christian is the happy Christian. The believer does not forsake happiness to have holiness, but because...

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Believer, because we are the temple of God, we should ask the Lord for more power from the Holy Spirit.  This power that is received, according to grace and not works, is essential to Christian growth.  The Bible speaks of the Lord filling His temple with His Holy Spirit and with...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 09:27

Content? Or Everything Would Be Ok If?

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Everything would be okay if _____ ? What comes to your mind, if anything? Have I put something plus Jesus in my equation for contentment?

Authors: Jesse Barrington

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 04:41

Contentment is Found in Christ Alone

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What is contentment? Contentment is being fully satisfied in our soul, it is an idea of complete sufficiency. It is used in reference to God, in His self sufficiency and needing nothing. You could say it is coming to a state of being that is independent of external circumstances. In other words, it...

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God has sovereignly placed you in your local church and given you the pastors you have. He has given you the people in your fellowship and they have imperfections, just as you do. Yet those weaknesses that you see in your local church can be the very things God is using to conform you to the image...

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This is a brief clip of singing and fellowship from the bonfire that is held on Friday night during the Fellowship Conference. The name of the conference implies exactly what it should, that there is a lot of fellowship that takes place during the weekend. Rather than have four sermons a...

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Monday, 17 April 2017 10:36

Maintaining Unity in Your Church

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As a believer maintaining unity in your church should be a priority. However, there are some in the church who are divisive, and a critic of every little thing that comes along because it is not what they would choose or prefer. There are also some who easily get offended at something...

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Who is the “prince of the power of the air”? Is it of course the Devil? Or is it referring to someone else?

We are confronted by a spirit outside of ourselves, a personal being who tracks us and is after us. A person who has a kingdom, and he is not just operating by himself. He has an...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:38

Don’t Soften the Reality of Hell

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Some say a “God of love could never punish people eternally in hell.” Well beloved, Jesus talked about torment, darkness, and weeping of an eternal nature. We dare not soften up on the reality of hell and allow our minds to let the spirit of the age come into us so much...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 08:30

Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters

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Dear Brother, Thank you for the courage in responding to my letter regarding the matter of eternal punishment. Many have not the courage to answer such an inquiry.

I know that you do not want to get into a dialogue with me on this subject (no doubt you have had plenty with others), but...

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Monday, 03 April 2017 06:28

Glory in Christ’s Work on The Cross

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What Jesus did on the Cross is all that matters, and that is the message that will batter down the walls of hell. The Gospel is the message that will tear down imaginations and pull down strongholds. We are to glory in Christ’s work on the Cross alone.

Authors: Mike Morrow

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Friday, 31 March 2017 06:40

Bible Meditation

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“You shall meditate in it (the Bible) day and night” (Joshua 1:8).

Moses was dead. Joshua was being commissioned to lead that great wilderness congregation of maybe a couple million. It did not matter that Joshua had seen the glory of God on Mt. Sinai, it did not matter that he had seen...

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When the preacher’s sermon preparation leads him to commit eisegesis and he reads his own idea and meaning into the text, it is not a light matter.  If the preacher does not substantiate what he is saying from the text, then he may fall into slipping his own opinions into the...

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:04

Following the Course of This World (Part 2)

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This world is a system with a mindset that has a force and power of darkness behind it. It has such a hold over us that if God doesn’t come and deliver us we will be swept away by it. The only way to be delivered from the course of this world is through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Authors: Tim...

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When we were lost, we were dead in trespasses and sins. It wasn’t that we transgressed against God every once in awhile. All we ever did was sin and trespass against God and God’s commandments. God purposely used graphic terms to describe what we were in our lost condition. Do you...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:24

Christ Died to Bring Us to God

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Jesus Christ suffered, the just for the unjust, not so you might know a Book; but to bring us into a living fellowship and relationship with God.  He calls us to walk by faith in Him and to trust in Him alone despite how we may feel.

Authors: Mike Morrow

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 05:14

Paul Washer’s Recent Heart Attack

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No doubt most have heard by now that on Monday night brother Paul Washer suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition. It was very sobering news to hear.  I heard the news via a text message from a friend. At the time I was in my backyard assembling a play set for...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 05:07

Knowing God Both Intimately and Intellectually

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Do you know God both intimately and intellectually? Jesus Christ didn’t die just to give you doctrine and insights into the nature of God; He died to bring us to God Himself. That is, for us to know the Lord intimately.

Authors: Mike Morrow

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When studying the Bible for sermon preparation you must ask questions of the text. Then when preaching bring some of those same questions up to the listener. By doing this, you are seeking to have the listener face the dilemma of the text with you.

Does the content of your sermon...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 07:49

Giving: Considering the Poor

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This is the third psalm to begin...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 10:18

Parents: Train Your Children at Home

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Parents must consistently train their children at home in order for them to behave properly during a church service. Having family devotionals is an excellent time for that training to take place; as well as giving them Biblical truth which is of most importance.

Authors: Tim Conway

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 06:31

Paul’s Struggle for the Unity of the Saints

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“For I want you to know how great a struggle [agony] I have on your behalf … that [your] hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love” (Colossians 2:1).

This was the mighty apostle Paul, the one who was specially apprehended by God with a saving...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 07:07

Homiletics: Rightly Handling Scripture (Part 3c)

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When it comes to rightly handling the Scriptures we want to seek for perfection. The preacher’s goal is to articulate the truth of God exactly as it is and to not make clumsy statements.

Tim starts by asking, “Did Saul actually fall off a horse on the road to Damascus?”

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Those who are not disciplined and do not give priority to prayer in their life should not be preaching. Their prayerlessness is a statement that they have not yet grasped who is sufficient to preach. Those who are sufficient to preach are those who realize they are insufficient in their own power!...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 04:03

Homiletics: The Preacher’s Holiness (Part 3a)

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When it comes to a study on sermon preparation we must not neglect the topic of the preacher’s holiness. If there is unholiness in the preacher’s life, it will destroy any power from being present in the delivery of the sermon. This is because God is involved in what happens in that...

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