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, 16 November 2017 22:00

Good and faithful.

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God Himself said that Moses was His “faithful servant.” What an unspeakably high honor—to be called a faithful servant. These are the words that we should all live to hear on the day we stand before the Lord: “Well done, good and faithful servant”

Numbers 12:7 Not...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:00

“Did God sanction genocide?”

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God instructed Israel to put these people to death (see Deut. 20:16–18). Skeptics often accuse God of sanctioning genocide. However, if God treated any of us according to our sins, we would not only be put to death (see Rom. 6:23), we would be justly condemned to hell. All of God’s...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:00

Underneath the waters for about five months!

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Noah’s Flood was much more destructive than any 40-day rainstorm ever could be. Scripture says that “all the fountains of the great deep” broke open (see Gen. 7:11). In other words, earthquakes, volcanoes, and geysers of molten lava and scalding water were squeezed out of the...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 22:00

C. S. Lewis…

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“Sin is man’s saying to God throughout life, ‘Go away and leave me alone.’ Hell is God’s finally saying to man, ‘You may have your wish.’ It is God’s leaving man to himself, as man has chosen.”  C. S. Lewis 

Psalm 98:9 For He is coming...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:00

Storms of life.

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The storms of this life tell a thinking person that all is not well between humanity and God. The tempest of His anger sent the Genesis curse across the sea of humanity and this earthly abode. Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, famine, drought, disease, and death tell us that we do not...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 22:00

Understanding the gospel.

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It’s clear from Scripture that a genuine convert is one who hears and “understands” (see Matt. 13:23). Perhaps this is why Philip the evangelist asked the Ethiopian eunuch if he understoodwhat he was reading (Acts 8:30). This understanding seems to refer not only to sin, but...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 22:00

Preaching self-check.

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Continually check the spirit in which you preach. Be careful of sarcasm, condescension, or a self-righteous spirit. It’s easy to react in a sinful manner when people call you names, cuss at you, say things that aren’t true, talk over you, and twist your words. The key is to always let...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 22:00

A stubborn spider.

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Many years ago we had in our home a stubborn spider that kept building a web against our house. No matter how many times we swept it away, the spider and its web would reappear the next morning. One day I enlisted the help of one of my sons, as well as a small stick and a can of insect spray. I had...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 22:00

God’s promises.

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“Some think that these promises will not have accomplishment in full, till the general conversion of the Jews in the latter days. Also this promise is applied to the gospel, and the bringing in both the Jews and Gentiles to it, by St. Paul, Ro 9:25,26, and by St. Peter, 1Pe 2:10. To believe...

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Agree with him. The person is seeking to justify his sinful heart by spreading the blame around all of humanity, and at the same time inferring that the standard God requires is too high. Say, “That’s right; you are not perfect. You are a self-admitted liar, thief, etc., and you have to...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 00:00

Words that might offend.

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Do we remove words that might offend, such as “repentance” and “hell” to make the message more acceptable, or to make ourselves acceptable to a God-hating world? God forbid that our concern should be for our own comfort, rather than for the eternal welfare of the world.

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 00:00

Poison and antidote.

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If the enemy cannot use apathy to cause us to cease from our labors on behalf of the gospel, he will use intimidation. Fear is his poison, but faith is the antidote.

“Let those who are tempted to idle merry meetings by vain companions, thus answer the temptation, We have work to do, and must...

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 00:00

Failing to listen to God.

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“Listen to no man who fails to listen to God. No man has any right to counsel others who is not ready to hear and follow the counsel of the Lord. True moral wisdom must always be an echo of God’s voice. The only safe light for our path is the light which is reflected from Christ, the...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

Weeping for the lost.

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It was love that drove Hagar to cry out to God for the child. How can love not compel us to lift up our voices and weep, given the impending deaths of multitudes around us? God has opened our eyes to see the wells of salvation in Christ, so we must lead sinners by the hand to Him who cried,...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Seek Him…

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“You may be now saved—completely saved, and live in the full enjoyment of that knowledge. ‘If thou seek him, he will be found of thee.’ The notion is that there are a great many very mysterious preliminaries, a great deal to do, and a great deal to be, and all quite beyond...

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This is one of the most commonly quoted verses in the Old Testament, but rarely is it quoted in full. This is not referring to general knowledge; people are not destroyed due to ignorance of book learning. Rather, people were destroyed through a lack of knowledge of God’s Law (v. 6). If a...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:00

Alienated, enemies of God.

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Most people are shocked to learn that the Bible doesn’t paint God as a friend of humanity. That picture doesn’t go with their image of God. But the Bible makes it clear that our sins alienate us from Him, and paints a picture of a wicked and guilty criminal before a good Judge. Col....

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 23:00

The hours is coming!

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You forget that the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear His voice (see John 5:28). There is going to be a resurrection of the just and the unjust (see Acts 24:15). Everyeye will see Him. The chief priests will bow the knee before Him. So will Hitler and every murderer,...

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Monday, 23 October 2017 23:00

According to righteousness…

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All of God’s terrible judgments against Israel were according to righteousness. He simply did what was right and just by punishing them for their sins (see Deut. 31:17). The Day of Judgment will be the ultimate Day when God manifests His righteous judgments according to the sins of humanity,...

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 23:00

No hell and no ultimate justice?

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If there were no hell, and no ultimate justice, then the Almighty would be guilty of perverting justice.

There were approximately 200,000 homicides committed during the 1990s, only half of which were solved. That means more than 100,000 murderers were never brought to justice from 1990–2000....

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 23:00

A legal transaction.

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I may equate repentance to a criminal who becomes law-abiding and shows his sincerity by returning stolen goods. I perhaps will explain saving faith by differentiating it from an intellectual belief, and likening it to trusting a pilot or a parachute. I speak of the...

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 23:00

An overgrown houseboat?

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Unlike many whimsical drawings that depict the Ark as some kind of overgrown houseboat (with giraffes sticking out the top, for example), the Ark as described in the Bible was a big vessel. Not until relatively recent times (in the late 1800s) was a ship built—using steel—that far...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 23:00

Our true home.

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When we rejoice because our names are written in heaven, we can have joy even though the fig tree fails to yield its crop, the car runs out of gas, the bank account runs dry, and the cupboard is bare. Our citizenship is in heaven. That is our true home.

“Heaven is not here, it’s There....

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Monday, 16 October 2017 23:00

Building the house of the Lord.

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We are laboring together with God to build the everlasting house of the Lord, made up of the living stones of believers. Do you carry a burden for the lost? We should spare no expense of time, effort, or money, when it comes to reaching even one soul for Christ.

“One single soul saved shall...

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Sunday, 15 October 2017 23:00

Is Christianity a crutch?

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I have lost count of how many times I have heard that Christianity is a crutch for weak-minded people who cannot make it in life without faith. That may be, but we are not the only ones who need to lean on something. Do you know how many people use alcohol and drugs as a “crutch” to get...

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