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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Sometimes we make the foolish assumption that our heavenly Father has no right to insist that we trust Him unless He makes His infinite wisdom completely understandable to us. But if God offered us constant explanations for the circumstances we face, our lives would not be free or normal, and would...

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With the release of Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, I’ve been asked again about my views on Star Wars. I enjoy science fiction and I do like Star Wars, especially the original three movies. Nanci and I actually attended, in Portland, the first showing of the original Star...

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With the release of Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, I’ve been asked again about my views on Star Wars. I enjoy science fiction and I do like Star Wars, especially the original three movies. Nanci and I actually attended, in Portland, the first showing of the original Star...

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Recently I was filmed reading from Luke 2:1–21 for a video for our home church, Good Shepherd Community Church. I was joined by my wife Nanci and our Golden Retriever, Maggie (who as you’ll see, to our surprise, was very well behaved!).

In the midst of the busyness of Christmas,...

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Recently I was filmed reading from Luke 2:1–21 for a video for our home church, Good Shepherd Community Church. I was joined by my wife Nanci and our Golden Retriever, Maggie (who as you’ll see, to our surprise, was very well behaved!).

In the midst of the busyness of Christmas,...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:00

Greg Laurie on Will Your Christmas Be Real or Fake?

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Before I get to today’s blog, I want to share how I was very moved by this pilot episode of a proposed television series called “The Chosen.” I highly recommend your family sit down together to watch this episode, titled The Shepherd, which views the first Christmas through the...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:00

Greg Laurie on Will Your Christmas Be Real or Fake?

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Before I get to today’s blog, I want to share how I was very moved by this pilot episode of a proposed television series called “The Chosen.” I highly recommend your family sit down together to watch this episode, titled The Shepherd, which views the first Christmas through the...

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 16:00

Humble Savior, Sent to Earth

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Long before His crucifixion, Jesus Christ endured countless indignities on Earth.

In the Old Testament, we read how God kept reaching down to His people. “The Lord…sent word to them through his messengers again and again.… But they mocked God’s messengers” (2...

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Shauna Hernandez is a vital and beloved member of our team at EPM, where her many responsibilities include overseeing social media and marketing, organizing and implementing promotions, and supporting the office staff with various tasks.

image Shauna lived in Slovenia for 3.5 years working with...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:00

What’s So Good about the Good News?

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I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.an angel of the Lord (Luke 2:10)

The religion of Christ is the religion of joy. Christ came to take away our sins, to roll off our curse, to unbind our chains, to open our prison-house, to cancel our debt. . . . Is not this...

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When people say they believe the Bible contains errors, it’s a good practice to ask them to name those errors so you can open a Bible and look at them together.

Sometimes they will raise old and easily answered questions such as “Where did Cain get his wife?” But usually they...

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I grew up with a dad who slept at home, but generally wasn’t there for me or my brother. He was a good provider, and I was proud of his extraordinary physical strength, but he didn’t come to my games or any school activities. I never had the experience of playing catch or going camping...

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Sometimes focusing on God’s “big miracles”—like curing cancer and making brain tumors disappear—causes us to overlook His small, daily miracles of providence in which He holds the universe together, keeps our hearts beating, provides us with air to breathe and lungs to...

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Don’t you love to learn both the background and ending of a good, true-life story? God designed us with curiosity to wonder what really happened to people and places we’ve heard about or known. Some readers might recall how years ago, columnist and commentator Paul Harvey made a career...

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Six years ago, a neurologist gave Debbie Echternach, then age 56, a diagnosis no one wants to hear: “Your brain has atrophied. You have early onset dementia.” Since that time, her husband Jay, a good friend and an EPM board member, has written eloquently about their experience. Each...

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The “flash mob” in this video is distinctive and features an original arrangement of “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring” and “Joy to the World.” This is doubly special to us because “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” was the processional to which...

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One day I got a late start on a bike ride and went too far. By the time I turned around, I found myself miles from home on a trail with absolutely no light. At times I could not see the trail’s edge, and I had no clue what was on either side.

I was in the dark. Alone. Or at least I thought so,...

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of my home church, Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring, Oregon. When the church started, I was a full-time pastor at the ripe old age of 22!

I’d like to share some memories from the past four decades, tying them together with thoughts...

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:00

The Courage to Share Jesus

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Here are some reflections from NFL running back Matt Forte, about how God has empowered him to share Christ even when it’s uncomfortable.

Randy again:

Jesus did the hard work of redemption. He calls us to do our part: sharing the Good News with those who desperately need Him (which is...

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Charles Spurgeon shared this in his sermon “Knowledge. Worship. Gratitude”:

Let us begin to be very thankful, if we have not been so before. Let us praise God for common mercies, for they prove to be uncommonly precious when they are once taken away. Bless God that you were able to walk...

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Last month when Nanci and I were in Washington, D.C., we had the opportunity to preview the 430,000 square foot Museum of the Bible, which officially opened to the public this past weekend. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s absolutely incredible. All of us who were there kept looking...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:00

Baptism: a Step of Obedience and a Public Profession

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Here are some video reflections on baptism from NFL linebacker Demario Davis.

Randy again:

Just before ascending, Jesus commissioned His disciples to go, make disciples, baptize people in the name of the triune God, and teach them to obey all His commands (Matthew 28:18-20). Baptism should be...

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In his groundbreaking article I shared on my blog earlier this year, Joe Carter communicated something that has been heavy on my heart concerning the different nature of the heretics the church is facing today. He used the term “Broken Wolves,” which he defined as those “who use...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:00

God’s Offer of Forgiveness and Freedom

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Here are some great thoughts about salvation, forgiveness, and repentance from NFL special teams standout Matthew Slater.

Randy again:

As Matthew says, it’s vital we understand who God is, and what He says about us and our sin. To fall short of a touchdown is disappointing, but our problem is...

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