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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Monday, 18 December 2017 22:00

The pattern in the Scriptures.

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David presumed that all God required was sincerity, despite the fact that only the sons of Kohath were supposed to carry the ark and that anyone who touched it would die (see Num. 4:1–15). Remember that the ark contained the Law of God. The ark was holy only because the Law is holy. The...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 22:00

Justifying godless beliefs.

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In his ignorance man searches for what he considers “mistakes” in the Bible to justify his godless beliefs. He is like a man with a magnifying glass who diligently searches for a tiny dirt speck on the Mona Lisa, so he can justify discarding the whole painting as junk. In the following...

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Thursday, 14 December 2017 22:00

Our burden.

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The Christian carries a “burden.” We look around us at the unspeakable atrocities and carnage of humanity and cry out in despair to God. When we speak out about the fruits of sin, we find that the world contends with us. The unsaved suffer horribly with the disease of sin and yet refuse...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:21

In hell for 5 minutes.

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“Most Christian ministries would like to send their recruits to Bible college for five years. I would like to send our recruits to hell for five minutes. That would do more than anything else to prepare them for a lifetime of compassionate ministry.” William Booth

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 22:00

Springs of the sea.

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“Modern deep-sea-diving cameras have discovered amazing hot-water vents on the floor of the oceans. These thermal vents release huge amounts of mineral-rich, super-heated water springs in the darkness.” Richard Gunther

“There are four main points in this matter that the Old...

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Monday, 11 December 2017 22:00

Eternity in the heart.

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God has placed eternity in the hearts of humanity. The Adamic race is unique among creation. We crave immortality, but that craving for many is silent until faced with a terminal disease. That’s why we must remind sinners that they are part of the ultimate statistic—ten out of ten...

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 22:00

Overcoming our fears.

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We overcome our fears through love. The Bible says that perfect love casts out all fear. Think of a firefighter. He’s up a sixty-foot ladder. In front of him are a mother and two children, clinging to each other in a window on the fourth floor of a burning building. Flames are licking at the...

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Thursday, 07 December 2017 22:00

Accusing God of wrongdoing.

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Skeptics often point to this passage and accuse God of wrongdoing. However, God didn’t sanction this incident. The Bible is filled with strange, foolish, and wicked acts of men: Lot foolishly offering his daughters to homosexuals, Jephthah’s rash vow (see 11:30–34), and many...

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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 22:00

Planting seeds.

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There may be times when you do not see any fruit for your evangelistic labors. You are planting seed in the hearts of sinners but it seems that no one is being born again. If that is the case, consider this verse: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in...

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 22:00

Divine Intelligence.

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“This notion of species as ‘natural kinds’ fits splendidly with creationist tenets of a pre-Darwinian age. Louis Agassiz even argued that species are God’s individual thoughts, made incarnate so that we might perceive both His majesty and His message. Species, Agassiz wrote,...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 22:00

“Contrary to the popular notion…”

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“Contrary to the popular notion that only creationism relies on the supernatural, evolutionism must as well, since the probabilities of random formation of life are so tiny as to require a ‘miracle’ for spontaneous generation tantamount to a theological argument.” Chandra...

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Sunday, 03 December 2017 22:00

Signs of the curse.

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When Adam fell, so did the entire creation (see Gen. 3:17,18). All of creation groans in pain (see Rom. 8:20–22). Everywhere we see signs of the curse: persistent weeds in the soil, diseases in the animal and plant kingdoms, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes, along with human...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:00

Matthew Henry…

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“They desire them to consider how great the wickedness was that was committed, and that it was done among them: and how necessary it was therefore that they should either punish the malefactors with death themselves, according to the law of Moses, or deliver them up to the general assembly,...

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 22:00

The gift of a hamburger.

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Be continually benevolent. Look at what Jesus said on the subject in Matt. 5:42 and Acts 20:35. The way to an unbeliever’s heart is often through his mouth. The gift of a hamburger many speak much louder of your love than a powerful sermon in a deaf ear.

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 22:00

Praying for wisdom.

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How it pleased God that Solomon asked for wisdom and knowledge. Wisdom helps us think right, do right, and speak right. You too can please God if you ask Him for wisdom to reach the lost. Glean it from the Bible and pray that God gives you the wisdom to make good use of your time, to make right...

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Monday, 27 November 2017 22:00

It is wise not to do it.

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There is always a temptation to track numbers when it comes to evangelism. It is wise not to do so, because only God knows those who are truly repentant. It is amazing how many evangelists and preachers seem to have access to the Book of Life by citing salvation statistics, but such numbering...

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Sunday, 26 November 2017 22:00

C.T. Studd…

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“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, no sacrifice I make can be too great for Him.” C. T. Studd 

1 Peter 2:5 …you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 22:00

With knowledge.

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Human understanding is “darkened” (Eph. 4:18), but the conscience is the area where God has given light to every man. The word “con-science” means “with knowledge.” The conscience is the headline warning of sin; the Scriptures give the fine print. None of us can...

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 22:00

Some exalt themselves above God.

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King Nebuchadnezzar exalted himself above God. This is normal human behavior. Sinful men stand in judgment over God and question His decrees. They imagine themselves to be cleverer than God, thinking that they can outwit Him by sinning and then repenting at the last minute. Though they can see,...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 22:00

Plead for this world.

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We must stand in the gap and plead for this world. Had it not been for the prayers of the godly, the wrath of God may have already judged many nations. Never underestimate the power, influence, and authority God has given you through faith in Jesus. Through His name you have the ear of the Father...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 22:00

“Does God’s anger last forever?”

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Skeptics argue that some verses say God’s anger does not last forever (Psa. 30:5; Jer. 3:12; Mic. 7:18), contradicting others that say God’s anger lasts forever (Jer. 17:4; Matt. 25:46).

There are two types of God’s anger mentioned in these verses. The first is a reference to His...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:00

Establish a family altar.

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If you want “godly offspring,” it is essential that you make the time to establish a family altar. Build it out of the unmovable rocks of resolution. You will need to be resolute about this because it will be a battle. Your flesh will fight it, and you can be sure there will be a...

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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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