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, 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

NUGGETS

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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

NUGGETS

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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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Thursday, 09 May 2019 19:26

NUGGETS

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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

NUGGETS

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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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Thursday, 02 May 2019 05:54

TWO ADAMS – Which One Are You “In”?

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To go to heaven we must have more than forgiveness. We must also possess righteousness. But where does this righteousness come from? Romans 5:12-21 simply and clearly communicates the bad news of Adam, and the good news of Jesus Christ.

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  • The bad news was brought into the world by a man named...

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 20:46

Comfort Others

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Not one...

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Monday, 29 April 2019 19:27

Grieve with Hope

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But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. (1 Thessalonians 4:13)

All people grieve, but Christians grieve differently. All people experience sadness, but Christians are “sorrowful, yet always...

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Sunday, 28 April 2019 20:54

Look Backwards

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Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come? (Lamentations 3:38)

Most people find it pretty easy to accept that the good things which happen are from the hand of a good God. But what about the bad? What about tragic, painful experiences? Can they really be from God? Are they...

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Friday, 26 April 2019 19:01

NUGGETS

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Is Early Retirement Biblical? – “I don’t think working to achieve financial independence is wrong; but the problem may lie with the motivation.”

The Worst Consequence of Skipping Church – “Every Christian has a place within a local church. Every Christian is...

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 19:59

Seeing God with Renewed Eyes

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I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; (Job 42:5)

Loss has a way of shifting our focus. It painfully turns our heart’s affections from the temporal to the eternal, from the important to the most important. Furthermore, it can be employed by God to remove...

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 22:04

Empathy Requires Humility

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Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. (Romans 12:15-16)

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Genuine empathy requires humility. But humility is developed by suffering. In this way, God equips us to be...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 18:53

The One Who Looks After You

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So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” (Genesis 16:13)

God hears and sees you in the midst of your pain, and will always look after you. No matter what your grief, loss,...

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Monday, 22 April 2019 19:10

Is God Enough?

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The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. (Psalm 16:5-6)

Today, if you lost everything you hold dear in this world, would God be enough? Would your heart be peacefully content? Joyful?

The only...

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Monday, 22 April 2019 19:00

NUGGETS

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When Truth Doesn’t Seem to Work – “Ultimately, it is God’s Word that transforms as the Holy Spirit does His work, but we must make it our goal to fuel faith in Christ and worship of Christ by bringing truth to bear on people’s lives at a level that is...

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For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men. (Lamentations 3:31-33)

Feelings of rejection may accompany loss. Sometimes you may even...

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:27

NUGGETS

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What Is the Day that the Lord Has Made? – An excellent 3-minute Wordboard video explaining the meaning of Psalm 118:24.

More Truth About Self-Care – Part two of an important article from the True Woman blog.

When Churches Can’t Do Everything – Valuable insight from Kevin...

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