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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The Bible teaches us that it is God who makes Christians. Paul says in Ephesians that God has made us alive together with Christ. God makes people into something that they were not before. We are not talking about something that men start, but it is the essential work of God.

Ephesians 2:4-7 But...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 07:29

Are You Truly a Psalm 1 Man?

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Are you truly a Psalm 1 man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, but your delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law you meditate day and night?

Psalms 1:1-6 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of...

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Friday, 11 August 2017 07:27

The Arrows of God’s Discipline

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image“O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore. There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.” (Psalm 38:1-3)

Saints are...

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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:23

Old Man is Sinning, Not the New Creation?

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Tim refutes the idea that some come away with from 1 John 5:18. The error that born again believers have two natures: the old, and the new nature, the old and the new man. So, they say when a Christian sins, it is the old man who is...

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In this Ask Pastor Tim, two questions are dealt with that involve children and whether or not to submit to their parents.

Question 1: I want to give up high school but at the same time I want to obey my parents who want me to do well. What do I do?

Question 2: Hello, I am 17, I want to get my license...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 05:22

Introspectionism

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The Gatepost | Vol.  25, No. 1 | January,  1999

“Chuck Winters will be here tonight,” the lady confided, “and we are praying that he will get saved.  He knows he is lost and has been trying to get saved a long time.  Just think!  Tonight might be the...

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Saturday, 29 July 2017 11:25

Always Trusting in the Lord

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So, how much of your life are you to be acknowledging the Lord in? The verse says, “In all your ways acknowledge Him.” That covers quite a bit of territory doesn’t it? All your ways. It is anything you are doing, anything you are involved in; really any detail that you care about...

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As the believer daily renews their mind in the Scriptures, and in prayer they cast themselves upon the Lord – they will walk in purity. When you find a struggling believer and ask them about their prayer life and time in the Word, they will tend to respond by acknowledging it is lacking. When...

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Friday, 21 July 2017 08:04

What Have You Done, Lord?

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This song was taken from Bob Jennings’ prayer, from the sermon “Blessed Are Those Who Die in the Lord,” that he preached two months before his death from cancer.

Written & Composed by Martha Taplin Performed live by Stephen & Abigail Gates

Ignoring Your love We went our own...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:30

Understanding Spiritual Growth

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Jesus taught that there is a time element involved with the believer’s spiritual growth. It is often unnoticeable. Yet the believer is able to look back over time and detect growth. One of the quickest ways to get discouraged is for you to keep looking inside of yourself trying to detect...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 07:38

Spiritual Stability

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Spiritual instability will hold the believer back in the Christian life. Is your walk with Christ stable, consistent, and solid; like a fruitful tree planted by a stream of water? Nathan speaks on the under-appreciated value of spiritual stability.

Authors: Nathan Rages

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Monday, 10 July 2017 05:23

Useful to the Lord in Winning Souls

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Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” That is something we can pray everyday. ‘Lord, help me to follow You, and I’m going to believe You, to make me, a fisher of men.’ There is nothing more important. Nothing more precious in this world...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 05:21

Useful to the Master

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2 Timothy 2:21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.

Preached on April 15, 2012

Authors: Bob Jennings

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Is it sinful for a married Christian couple to not have children if they can? Is it defrauding God’s design to be married and enjoy sex, but not have children? We consider these questions in this Ask Pastor Tim.

Authors: Tim Conway

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Friday, 30 June 2017 21:49

Don’t Be Deceived

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The Bible commands us to not be deceived and delude ourselves. Paul says, “Evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2 Timothy 3:13)  Jesus tells us in Matthew 7 that many who profess to be believers will hear “I never knew...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 10:10

Our Marriage to Christ is Most Important

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Marriage is indeed important and defining in the believer’s life, but it is not the most important thing to be said of the Christian’s life. Marriage on this earth is temporary, but union to Christ is forever.

Authors: Tim Conway

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Friday, 23 June 2017 02:52

Assurance: You Will Know

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John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:23

Sell or Destroy Sports Gear I Idolized?

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Should a Christian sell or destroy the sports memorabilia that they idolized? If by selling it, would they be selling an idol to another buyer who would also idolize it? Tim considers some practical things to any who are facing this inner conflict.

Original question:Pastor Tim, I had a conflict on...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 09:54

We Were Children of Wrath (Part 5)

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By nature people are children of wrath and in trouble with an angry God who is a consuming fire. The lost must be saved from the just judgment of God that they deserve. It is only through Jesus Christ bearing our wrath for us that we can be justified before God.

Authors: Tim Conway

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Asahel Nettelton’s feelings were often severely tried by the unwise counsel which some professing Christians were in the habit of giving to awakened sinners. He has been heard to say, that he recognized more evil from this source, than from all the opposition of public enemies of religion. He...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 08:21

Surrendering to Christ is Not Drudgery

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Surrendering to Christ is not drudgery. We are surrendering to His kindness and goodness. We should not fight against the Lord’s will because He never puts us through anything that is not for our good. He always does what He does with a purpose. There is so much joy in truly surrendering to...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:49

Enslaved to the Desires of The Flesh (Part 4)

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Believers once lived in the passions of their flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind. All lost men are still enslaved to the desires of their flesh. Their lives are controlled by a lusting and craving for whatever will satisfy the flesh.

Authors: Tim Conway

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Friday, 09 June 2017 11:15

Prioritizing in the Busy Seasons of Our Lives

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In the busy seasons of our lives we have to prioritize on how we use our time. There are seasons in all of our lives in which we will have more time than others to read and pray. Life looks different for each Christian. We must not fall into condemnation if we are not doing what we cannot do; we...

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 06:37

Are Certain Hand Signs Satanic?

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Are certain hand signs satanic? Hand gestures can have a variety of meaning depending upon their use in a specific culture. So can a hand signal mean something satanic? Yes, it could to some in a certain culture. Yet some may unintentionally do a hand signal without meaning anything by it. However,...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 07:34

People Pleasing and the Fear of Man

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When we are snared by the fear of man, we are no longer trusting in the Lord. We must stop regarding man in whose nostrils is mere breath. We will give an account to God who can kill the soul rather than man who can only kill the body. For the believer, they ultimately want the approval of God more...

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