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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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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Thursday, 01 June 2017 08:38

Call to Me and I Will Answer You (Jeremiah 33:3)

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God calls us to call upon Him in prayer. When we cry to Him, He promises to answer us and show us great and hidden things that we have not known. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 10:10

Believer, What Happens When You Sin?

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What makes you doubt your salvation? Many will say, “When I sin I doubt my salvation.”

“When I sin there is the worst grief that comes in my heart. I have a heavy grief that I have grieved my Father and that I have grieved the Holy Spirit. But listen to me, my salvation does not...

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The Holy Spirit must be the believer’s best friend in the battle to kill sexual sin. You cannot have victory against sin unless it is victory that is had by way of the Spirit of God. We don’t have the power in ourselves and so we need the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome sin.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:22

Afraid I Committed The Unpardonable Sin

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Do you fear that you have committed the unpardonable sin? You may have, but nevertheless run to Christ. You say, “Isn’t that a contradiction?” If you press the issue, yes. But I don’t know, and you don’t know, if they have committed it. So even if you think...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 07:37

Three Exhortations to the Newly Married

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These exhortations were given during a time of sharing at the double wedding of Jesse & Lindy, and Austin & Anna in Columbia, Missouri.

Appreciate Your Spouse: You Got the Better End of the Deal by Dan Pentimone

Dan discusses the ongoing conflict that he and his wife have had during...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 08:34

A Muzzled Mouth

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I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.  I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred. (Psalm 39:1-2)...

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Monday, 15 May 2017 07:43

Show Me in the Bible Where I Can’t Do That

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There is a subtle form of legalism that some fall into when they are constantly asking, “Show me in the Bible where it says I can’t do that.” This question often misses the heart of the matter. Our focus should be on loving the Lord Jesus above all else. Rather than creating a...

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When it comes to preparing and delivering a sermon, there are countless questions that must be asked: Am I preaching my own opinion or what the text is saying?  What should my sermon notes look like? What about using commentaries in my study? In this study, Tim seeks to deal with these...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 04:27

Rejoice in Hope

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The Christian is the only person who has a hope that can truly be rejoiced in and will truly last.

(This was shared at Providence Chapel’s prayer meeting, the day before the Fellowship Conference began.)

Authors: Tim Conway

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Monday, 08 May 2017 11:52

2017 Fellowship Conference New England

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The saints at Redeeming Grace Fellowship in Portland, Maine are organizing another conference this year. The Fellowship Conference New England will be held on August 3-5, 2017. “Each year there is Biblical preaching and teaching, along with quality times of purposeful, relaxing...

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Sunday, 07 May 2017 08:46

Encouragement for Pastors’ Wives

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Pastors’ wives have unique challenges and blessings. Ruby shares about four things that have been helpful to her over the years: humility, helper, heaven, and holiness.

In this video Tim Conway’s wife Ruby shares with a group of pastors’ wives during the 2017 Fellowship Conference.

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Saturday, 06 May 2017 08:51

Trials and Blessings in the Ministry

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There is no other path in the ministry except one that has trials and suffering along its way. At the same time, pastors also experience many blessings.

Mack Tomlinson considers the trials and blessings of the ministry in this pastors’ session from the 2017 Fellowship Conference.

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Grumbling is like a highly contagious disease that can spread from one person to another. When a person murmurs, they are often exaggerating the present problems to be far worse than they actually are. Our grumbling reveals a distrust in the Lord. We must repent of this and trust in Him...

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A mindset of humility promotes unity in a local church. That is a mindset that is not always being opinionated, or thinking we always know what is right, or that we have to push our agenda on others. Must we take a stand where the Bible does and not compromise? Absolutely, but often good men differ...

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Friday, 28 April 2017 08:10

Surrendering to His Love

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Christ died for you; therefore He is certainly not going to require anything of you that would ultimately harm you, but He is abundantly for your good. Express your absolute allegiance to Christ and be surrendered to His love. Be able to say, “Lord, You are enough; and if I have You, though...

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:12

Are You Proud? God Moment by Moment Upholds You

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How should this truth of the providence of God affect our lives?

First of all: This ought to fill all of us with great humility. Great humility. Everything we have. Everything we are. Everything we have accomplished. Even the fact that you are alive here tonight, sitting here tonight, is hanging...

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 04:40

Providence: The Hand of God Over Everything

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The providence of God has to do with the fact that God is looking out and taking thought for everything ahead of time. Are you in a hard situation right now? Well God says, “I have already thought of that and made provision for that.” Provision means that God saw it ahead...

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