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, 24 May 2018 23:00

“Words without knowledge.”

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The heavens break their silence and Almighty God speaks to a mortal man. How incredible that He inspired the Bible’s authors to record His words.

Spoken out of a whirlwind, His words in these verses also apply to contemporary evangelism. Many sincere people preach the gospel but fail to...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 23:00

The Law acquaints us with God.

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We are born not acquainted with God; neither are we at peace with Him. It is the Law that acquaints us with God’s character and brings us to the foot of the cross (see Gal. 3:24).

Job 22:21 “Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; Thereby good will come to you.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 23:00

Die twice.

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It has been well-said that if we are born once, we will die twice (the first and the second death), but if we are born twice, we will only die once. See John chapter 3 for further details on the new birth.

Revelation 2:11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 23:00

Fear whispers poison.

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Never listen to your fears when approaching the unsaved. The fear will always be there whispering its poison, but faith in God deafens its pathetic voice. The amount of fear we have reveals the amount of faith we have. The disciples were fearful in a storm because they had “little...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 23:00

Pointy preaching?

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“A preacher who preaches the truth uncompromisingly will be asked, ‘Does your preaching always have to be so pointy? Does it always have to be so sharp?’ And of course the answer is no. He can blunt his message if he’d like and become just as dull as the average...

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You seem to have Christianity confused with other religions, such as Hinduism, that treat wives as mere property. The Tenth Commandment prohibits coveting (covetousness is an unlawful desire), and lists some of the items we are not to lust after. I’m sure you would agree that men tend to lust...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 23:00

Colored filters.

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How incredible that the God of the universe would condescend to speak with human beings. But even more incredible is that the Judge of the Universe would reason with guilty criminals (see also 43:6). Our sins stand out to a holy God like a crimson, blood-soaked rag, but through the mercy of the...

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 23:00

Unspeakably terrible.

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How unspeakably terrible for the king to have to witness the death of his beloved sons. How terrible it is for the ungodly to see their children die at the hands of the enemy who came to steal, kill, and destroy—through drug or alcohol abuse, AIDS, or suicide due to guilt or...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 23:00

90% are stillborn.

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This is the spirit in which we should pray for the lost. A majority in the Church have a barren womb and are not spiritually reproducing; there are relatively few live births. Up to 90 percent of those who profess to be born again at large crusades and in local churches prove to be stillborn.

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 23:00

The true court-dress of a sinner.

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“You have never failed in business; you have brought up your children well; you never swear; you were never a drunkard; midnight orgies never saw you mixed up in them; this is well, but I pray thee, put not on this as thy proper dress: the proper dress for a sinner to go to Christ in, is...

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 23:00

Seek the Savior.

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We must help the lost see their sin so that they can acknowledge their offense against a holy God. Only then will they seek the Savior.

“Everything God has done proves that He is in earnest about the salvation of men’s souls. He has proved it by giving His only Son to die for us. The Son...

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Yes and no. Yes, if you desperately want to reach the world with the gospel. No, if you are not that desperate. Mark 16:15 is commonly called “the Great Commission,” and it tells us to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” The word...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 23:00

Being lost and not knowing it.

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The dictionary gives numerous meanings for the word “lost.” One definition is “having gone astray or missed the way; bewildered as to place, direction, etc.” There is one thing worse than being lost. It is being lost and not knowing it. Perhaps that describes you....

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Monday, 07 May 2018 23:00

A tribute to the Law of God.

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“Some people have their own balances. A great many are making balances to be weighed in. But after all we must be weighed in God’s balances, the balances of the sanctuary. It is a favorite thing with infidels to set their own standard, to measure themselves by other people. But that...

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 23:00

And such were some of us…

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No defiled person will enter the Kingdom of God (see 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Rev. 21:27). After listing all those who will not enter the Kingdom, Paul says, “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 23:00

Reflect the light.

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The moon doesn’t have its own light, but simply reflects the light of the sun. Jesus said that the Church is the light for this world, a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden (see Matt. 5:14). Like the moon, the light we reflect is not ours, but the light of the Son. The moon...

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Mark 10:17.Here is a potential convert. He runsto Jesus (he is earnest), he kneels down (he is humble), he asks how he can inherit eternal life (what more could we want in a convert?). But notice what Jesus didn’tdo. He didn’t speak of the love of God or a wonderful plan, or lead him...

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This is an honest question. Here is the problem. We know that we are saved because the fruit of God’s Spirit will begin manifesting through us. God is love; therefore, we should be filled with love if we have been truly saved (see Rom. 5:5). Think of this scenario. You are in Africa. A child...

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Monday, 30 April 2018 23:00

“My passion is for souls.”

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If Jesus tarries, the day will come when we must go to be with our fathers. So make the best use of every precious moment of time. As a Christian, you are more important than the most skilled of surgeons. Surgeons merely prolong death. God has chosen you to proclaim the message of everlasting life...

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 23:00

It is finished.

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The original Hebrew uses the past definite tense for the verb “finished,” indicating an action completed in the past, never again to occur. The creation was “finished”—once and for all. That is exactly what the First Law of Thermodynamics says. This law (often referred...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 23:00

A difficult task ahead of us.

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I dreamed I was a doctor. I was stationed in the darkest of places, fighting a deadly disease among a very primitive tribe. This tribal group was particularly vicious by nature, and what is more, they did not like me at all.

Their primitive beliefs were certainly strange. They were utterly convinced...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 23:00

“Why doth God punish a good man?”

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The faithful and surrendered soul will always justify God in any of His actions: “But why doth God punish a good man so severely for so small an offence? His sin was not small, for it was a gross disobedience to a positive command. And it cannot seem strange if God should bring his deserved...

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So much of Scripture has hidden “types” and wonderful analogies that we often overlook. Purple is the color of royalty, and “fine linen” is “the righteous acts of the saints” (Rev. 19:8). In Luke 16:19 Jesus spoke of a rich man who “was clothed in purple...

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Monday, 23 April 2018 23:00

The love of money.

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The love of money will always be an overwhelming temptation until a man deals with the stumbling block of his iniquity (see 1 Tim. 6:9,10). Once sin is forgiven and he is given a new heart with new desires, the saved can see through the folly of chasing riches. It has been well said, “Man...

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 23:00

Weeping for sinners.

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We weep for the pain of sinners and want to run away from them because of their wickedness. However, we are not called to become monastic monks, but to be in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom we shine as lights in the world, holding forth the Word of life (see Phil. 2:15).

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