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, 14 July 2019 21:37

“Transformed Into His Image” SEMINAR

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Do you desire to become more like Jesus? Do you sometimes wonder if it’s possible to change your attitudes or actions to more consistently represent Him? Would you like to learn how to help other believers who are struggling in their walk with the Lord?

Then I’d like to inform you about...

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Friday, 12 July 2019 19:29

NUGGETS

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New Car Before Baby? – Never buy a new car based on emotional reasons!

Don’t Play with Sin – What we once played with can now kill us.

20 Things to Know about the Construct of ADHD – ADHD points to a perceived problem with a child. The most vital determination is not the...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:24

Bearing One Another’s (Sin) Burdens

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image Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something...

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Sunday, 07 July 2019 20:51

Saving and Transforming Grace

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The Christian life is a life of grace. It begins with God saving us by His grace. It continues with God sanctifying us by His grace. And it will end—with the full redemption of our souls and bodies—by God’s grace. But this runs across the grain of man’s nature. It swims...

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Monday, 01 July 2019 05:37

Thanks For Your Prayers

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Thank you for your recent and ongoing prayers. It’s always such a blessing to hear from you!

Some of you have noticed that I’ve not posted in a couple weeks. Additionally, I have fallen behind on several more writing/editing projects. This is due to several factors: an...

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In 1 Corinthians 1:17, the apostle Paul establishes the preaching of Christ as his highest priority. He does this to turn the Corinthians’ attention away from humanistic philosophy to “the word of the cross.” Take a moment to read the full context in 1 Corinthians 1:18-25.

Here,...

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 23:38

NUGGETS

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Remembering David Powlison – Curtis Solomon describes the impact David had on his life and ministry.

Distinguishing Marks of a Quarrelsome Person – You might be a quarrelsome person if…

When Moral Relativism Comes to Counseling – “Moral relativism is our...

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Sunday, 09 June 2019 04:45

An Interview with David Powlison (Part 1)

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[Since my friend David Powlison entered the joy of his Master this past Friday, I’ve wanted to write a tribute to his gracious influence in my life. However, an injury to my hands has made it difficult to type. For now, I’m re-posting this 2-part interview from January 10, 2013, which...

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Monday, 03 June 2019 19:55

NUGGETS

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SUPER-DUPER LifeLine Mini-Book Sale – Cumberland Valley Bible and Book Service has select titles for $2 each…while supplies last.

God Save the Kids! – This is an excellent, solid read for parents and anyone who ministers the gospel to children.

Retake Your Heart –...

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Sunday, 02 June 2019 21:58

The Unbreakable Chain of Redemption

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Last month, the legendary actress and singer, Doris Day, died at the age of 97. This means that many of you don’t know her name, since the peak years of her career were the 1950s. But some of you are like me…probably…in that you are too young to have grown up with her music, but...

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 22:02

Guard the Gospel of God’s Grace

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No message is of greater importance than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The good news that God saves sinners by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone is our eternal hope. And it is this gospel—and our adherence to it—which is the basis of our unity as believers.

We saw this a...

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Monday, 27 May 2019 21:15

22 Benefits of Fearing God

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In my review of some of the “husband books” in my personal library, I was paging through Wayne Mack’s Your Family God’s Way, particularly the chapter entitled “The Maximum Husband and Father.” Mack comments on Psalm 128:1-4.

“This psalm indicates that to be...

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 20:14

My Only Living Book

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There are many books in my library, both at home and church, but only one of them is alive.

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart....

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 20:10

NUGGETS (for Pastors Church Members)

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The Plague of Lazy Pastors – “Survey after survey reports modern man fears public speaking more than anything else, including death. Add to that the weight of speaking, in the context of worship, on behalf of God.”

4 Reasons You Should Pray for Your Pastor Daily –...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:30

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6 Reasons to Avoid Divisive People – “Divisive people should be avoided because of the problems they cause.”

A Better Mom Is a Broken Mom – “Moms, everything within you will tell you that you need certain “gains” to get through your day, to be a better...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 16:36

Suffering In 3-D

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As Christians, we are not to walk alone in our suffering, or inadvertently force others to deal with personal suffering on their own. The church, as a spiritual hospital, the family of God, and a discipleship culture, is to be one-minded and spiritually passionate about its charge to connect to...

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 03:07

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Health Update from David Powlison – Our dear brother and friend has been greatly used by the Lord to further the convictions of biblical counseling as the compassionate, Christ-centered ministry of the Word. Please read this recent update on his battle with cancer. Please pray for him and his...

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Sunday, 12 May 2019 15:10

10 Distinctives of Biblical Counseling

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image People often ask me how biblical counseling differs from other approaches to soul care. Here’s a summary that I’ve been teaching for almost two decades, which I hope will help you grow in understanding. This week look up the Scriptures listed, and meditate on God’s abundant...

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Thursday, 09 May 2019 19:26

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Why We Grumble—and How to Fight Back – “Grumbling is the hum of the fallen human heart, and often a hallmark of Christians’ indwelling sin.”

Overcoming a Critical Spirit – “A critical spirit creates blind spots in a person’s heart and mind causing...

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In the Bible, the “heart” means your inner immaterial person that is made up of your thought life, your emotions, and your will. This means that your thought life reveals your heart. Your decisions (your will) reveal your heart. And your emotions tell you about your heart. This becomes...

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Monday, 06 May 2019 22:42

HELP! My Grandchild Has a Disability

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The day your first grandchild was born you were not invited to consider grandparenting; suddenly you were a grandparent. That’s because grandparenting is a calling. Callings are not freely chosen. In the truest sense, callings are imposed on us. They are not sought, found, or discovered; they...

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Monday, 06 May 2019 21:01

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How to Love Your Muslim Neighbor – How is the Lord inviting you to share His heart for the Muslim world?

Personality Traits – A Truth in Love podcast with Jeremy Pierre.

Porn Is Not Ultimately About Sex – “The first and primary way the church must respond to the problem of...

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Sunday, 05 May 2019 21:15

Together Forever

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And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.” (Revelation 21:3)

Together…with God…forever. Just imagine!

There, in the...

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Friday, 03 May 2019 03:10

Honorable Memories of Warren Wiersbe

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Yesterday, a faithful servant of God, Warren W. Wiersbe, entered the presence of his precious Savior. In the early 1980s, I was a spiritual infant when I first heard Dr. Wiersbe’s voice on the Back to the Bible radio program (my mother-in-law listened to him every day while she sewed...

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 17:05

The Liberating Truth of Romans 6

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Many Christians live defeated spiritual lives. They may not want to live this way, but they have not been able to overcome issues in their lives that impede their spiritual growth. Many are crippled by fears, consumed with worries, quick to become angry, and given to lustful thoughts. Some are...

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