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 11:00

“Why is there pain and suffering?”

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“In one-on-one witnessing encounters, a common question asked is, ‘Why is there pain and suffering?’ If you have your Bible with you at the time, open to Isaiah 24:5-6, and have the person you’re talking with read it aloud. When he finishes reading, explain that...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:00

Fear God.

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To those who fear God, Jesus Christ is the Rock of Salvation, the chief cornerstone upon which everything else is built. But to the proud, He is a rock of offense, a stumbling stone. Truly, blessed are all those who are not offended in Him.

Isaiah 8:14 He will be as a sanctuary, But a stone of...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 11:00

Joy unspeakable.

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Joy in the Bible is the means by which we are sustained in suffering…and joy is that for which suffering is preparing us.” John Piper 

“For the Christian, joy is not the absence of suffering and adversity, but the nearness of God in our adversity.” Bob...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 11:00

The steering wheel!

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In the late 1980s, TV commercials in the U.S. asked, “What goes through the mind of a driver who is not wearing a seat belt in a head-on collision?” Then they showed a crash dummy having its head crushed by a steering wheel in a collision, and said, “The steering wheel!”...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 11:00

A world of nice people.

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“A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world—and might even be more difficult to save.”  C. S. Lewis 

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There is a difference between lust and sexual desire. God did give us sexual desire and it is not a bad thing. In fact it is a good thing. How else would we be attracted to a prospective spouse, and why would we even procreate if there was no “desire”?

So what is the difference between...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:00

Speak the truth.

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Perhaps if Ahab had lived a more virtuous life, the prophet may have had something good to tell him. Regardless, it is infinitely better to speak the truth and have the frown of the world than to withhold the truth and have the frown of God. Jesus promised that the world would hate us because it...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:00

Our one aim is to win souls!

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“Valiant” soldiers of Christ are those who bear the shield of faith and carry the sword of the Word of God. They are able to “shoot with the bow” of God’s Law, giving the arrow of the gospel its power. This is what makes them skillful in the battle for souls. They have...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 11:00

Establish, strengthen, and settle.

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God “tests” us, not for His sake, but for ours. For example, Ecc. 3:18 tells us, “God tests them, that they may see that they themselves are like animals…” In school, students are given periodic tests to show them their current progress—what they think they know...

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 11:00

John Wesley: plucked from the fire.

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Every Christian is a “brand plucked from the fire.” We have been saved from the fire that shall never be quenched, and our commission is to pull sinners “out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh” (Jude 23).

“Born in 1703, John Wesley was the...

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:00

Do you deserve to live forever?

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Sinners think that their good deeds commend them to God. Point out that this is how God sees their good deeds (literally, as filthy menstrual cloths)—so imagine how God views their sins. To convince a sinner that his self-righteousness is an offense to a holy God, apply the moral Law to the...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:00

“Prove God or just preach the gospel?”

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We do not have to prove to the atheist that God exists. He intuitively knows that God exists but willfully suppresses the truth (see Rom. 1:18). Every person has a God-given conscience, which is the “work of the law written in their hearts” (Rom. 2:15). Just as every sane person knows...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 11:00

God reconciled the world to himself.

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Matthew Henry said,  “…he took his own son, his eldest son, that was to succeed him, than whom nothing could be more dear to himself and his people, and offered him for a burnt-offering upon the wall, 2 Kings 3:27. He designed by this, (1.) To obtain the favour of Chemosh his...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 11:00

The same David.

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This was David (1 Kings 1:1), the strong and agile youth who ran toward Goliath. The only difference between the young and the elderly is time. If you have the strength and vitality of youth, don’t waste them by spending them on yourself. Invest them in the Kingdom of God. In a church service...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 11:00

Empty, futile life.

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This woman was wise (see v. 2), and it is wise for anyone to see that life without Jesus Christ is empty futility. Without Him our lives are being poured out like water onto dry sand. It is good to help the ungodly see this by reminding them that death is waiting for them, and that it is just a...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 11:00

The shelter of the cross.

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How frightening it would be if God treated this wicked world according to its sins! He is presently storing up His wrath, because He is rich in mercy and is not willing that any perish (see Rom. 2:5; John 3:36; 2 Pet. 3:9). But the day will come when He will be revealed in flaming fire to take...

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 11:00

Blindfolded.

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“If any person is an honest unbeliever and sincerely wants to know God, he will come to a saving faith. Folk with whom I have dealt who say that they cannot believe are not being honest. The fact of the matter is that no man’s eyes are blindfolded unless he himself chooses to be...

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017 11:00

Where to open-air preach.

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A good place for open-air preaching is anywhere people gather—beaches, parks, or waiting in line—where they’re not in a hurry. Select a place that has plenty of foot traffic, away from the noise of the street, a fountain, or machinery. It is ideal to have somewhere that will...

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Monday, 29 May 2017 11:00

About Mormons…

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Mormons are well-known for their interest in genealogy because they believe it is their responsibility to be baptized on behalf of the dead. They believe those who have died without accepting Mormonism can still make it to heaven if their names are taken to the Temple and someone is baptized on...

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 11:00

He made his mission, our mission.

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“If God’s primary purpose for the saved were loving fellowship, He would take believers immediately to heaven, where spiritual fellowship is perfect, unhindered by sin, disharmony, or loneliness. If His primary purpose for the saved were the learning of His Word, He would also take...

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“When I pastored a country church, a farmer didn’t like the sermons I preached on hell. He said, ‘Preach about the meek and lowly Jesus.’ I said, ‘That’s where I got my information about hell.’” Vance Havner

Luke 3:17 His winnowing fan is&nbsp...

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:00

God’s omniscience is illogical.

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His very omniscience is illogical. How can He be aware of every thought of every human heart at one time (see Psa. 139:1–10)? We struggle to entertain two thoughts at once. Neither is it logical that old movies invisibly and instantly (in full color) speed through the air and manifest...

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:00

A sacrifice offered in faith.

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Adam and Eve’s first sons, Cain and Abel, made a sacrifice to God. Cain, the farmer, made a grain offering and Abel, the rancher, made a lamb sacrifice. Cain’s offering was not acceptable to God and Abel’s was. Why?

Only a lamb sacrifice offered in faith was pleasing to God. Heb....

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Monday, 22 May 2017 11:00

The law is a tutor.

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The Ten Commandments have been put to death by many within the Church. Yet, the Law is the means by which God uncovers the treasures hidden in the field of this world. It is a tutor that brings men to Christ (see Gal. 3:24).

Jeremiah 41:8 But ten men were found among them who said to Ishmael,...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:00

Great fire from heaven.

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Never hesitate to use the Law of God as a great fire from heaven, as a terrible whirlwind (see 38:1,2), to show the sinner that though he may consider himself to be rich in this world, he has nothing. Time will strip him of everything he holds dear. The Law lets him hear God’s voice out of...

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