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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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 23:00

Being born again.

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This is the miracle of the new birth (see John 3:3). Many people, when questioned about their faith, will say that they have been born again. They confuse it with being sprinkled as a baby or having a change of mind about God. So make sure you explain that the new birth comes through understanding...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 23:00

The centerpiece.

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Notice that the ark was the centerpiece: they “assembled…before the ark,” they “brought in the ark,” etc. Also notice that there was nothing in the ark but the Ten Commandments. God loves His Law (the reason for the cross), and He cannot be separated from it....

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 23:00

Talking to the dead.

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Those who attempt to speak to the dead are dabbling with the demonic realm, a forbidden occult practice that is punishable by stoning: “A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones” (Lev. 20:27).

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 23:00

Enduring reproach.

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Jesus gave Himself as a ransom for us (see 1 Tim. 2:6). If He could endure the cross for the joy that was before Him (see Heb. 12:2), we can endure the reproach of this world for that which is in store for us.

Isaiah 35:10And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,

And come to Zion with singing,

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 23:00

Witnessing to family members.

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“Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. (Luke 8:39)

Here is some advice that may save you a great deal of grief. As a new Christian, I did...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 23:00

A shallow life philosophy until…

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The reality of death makes this life futile—until we come to know God through the new birth (see John 3:3–8). Sadly, many of the godless have a shallow life philosophy until they are at death’s door. See Rom. 8:20–22 for further details on this futility.

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Monday, 01 October 2018 23:00

No reverence for God.

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The covenant of the Law was given that we might fear God. Those who preach the gospel with no reference to God’s Law will reap “converts” who have no reverence for God. Verse 5 underscores the Third Commandment, which demands reverence for God’s holy name.

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 23:00

God wrote them.

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“We call it the ‘Mosaic’ Law, but it has been well said that the Commandments did not originate with Moses, nor were they done away with when the Mosaic Law was fulfilled in Christ, and many of its ceremonies and regulations abolished. We can find no trace of the existence of...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 23:00

Fleshly pleasures for a little time.

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“Do you esteem the pleasures of sin so sweet, so solid, so lasting—that it is your interest to run the risk of intolerable, eternal misery, rather than part with them? Can you form such an estimate as this while in your senses?

“No! he is a mad-man with whom fleshly pleasures for a...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:00

“The 3rd or the 6th hour?”

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Mark tells us that Jesus was crucified at the third hour. But skeptics claim there is a contradiction because John says it was at least three hours later, since at “about the sixth hour” Jesus was still with Pilate before the Jewish crowd (John 19:14). Matthew (27:45) and...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 23:00

As bad as it gets.

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For believers, life here on earth is as bad it gets; for those who refuse Jesus as their Savior, life here on earth is as good as it gets.

“Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” C. S. Lewis 

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Monday, 24 September 2018 23:00

“Was Hitler a Christian?”

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Despite the fact that Adolf Hitler had a Roman Catholic background, he became adamantly anti-Christian and believed in evolution. As other dictators have done, he took over the churches and used their organizational structure to influence the citizens—though the teachings allowed were...

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Sunday, 23 September 2018 23:00

What a zealous man feels.

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“A zealous man feels that, like a lamp, he is made to burn; and if consumed in burning, he has but done the work for which God appointed him. Such a one will always find a sphere for his zeal. If he cannot preach and work and give money, he will cry and sigh and pray.” John C. Ryle

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 23:00

Scientist and believing.

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“Overwhelmingly strong proofs of intelligent and benevolent design lie around us… the atheistic idea is so nonsensical that I cannot put it into words.” Lord Kelvin 

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This refers not to a young child but to a youthwho was a continual drunkard and was persistently rebellious, stubborn, gluttonous, and disobedient (which describes many contemporary teenagers). If a son consistently refused to abide by his parents’ authority, the men of the city were to...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 23:00

Grace alone!

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Partake regularly in communion, and as you eat the bread and drink of the cup, remember your past sins. God has forgotten them, but it is good for us to remember them for a moment to recall that we were once children of wrath wandering in the wilderness of sin. Such thoughts keep us at the foot of...

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Monday, 17 September 2018 23:00

Unexpectedly.

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“If someone had told the king an hour before that the time had come when he must step into the balances and be weighed, he would have laughed at the thought. But the vital hour had come…That night the king’s blood mingled with the wine of the banquet hall. Judgment came upon him...

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Sunday, 16 September 2018 23:00

Pray for a great living army.

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While these verses are directed at the “whole house of Israel” (v. 11), it is easy to see their evangelistic application. The world sits in the valley of the shadow of death. Those who do not know the Lord are dead in their trespasses and sins (see Eph. 2:1), and we have been commanded...

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Although this passage speaks of prophets who have visions of peace for Jerusalem when there was no peace (see v. 10), these verses should make us tremble. The modern message of evangelism is too quick to say that a sinner has peace with God merely because he has recited a “sinner’s...

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 23:00

In the “image and likeness” of God.

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Adam was uniquely created in the “image and likeness” of God (see Gen. 1:26). But after he sinned and died spiritually (see Gen. 2:17 comment), his offspring were made in hisfallen image. Since everything reproduces “after its own kind,” all of Adam’s offspring (all...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 23:00

Hiding your sin?

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Some primitive tribes paint their faces so that their gods cannot recognize them when they kill. We may smile at such absurdity, but modern man is no different. He thinks that God, who made his eyes, cannot see his sin. But it is the sinner, not God, who is blind. See Psa. 94:7–11

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Monday, 10 September 2018 23:00

God’s amazing attributes

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We have so very little understanding of the nature of God. Scripture puts us in the shallowest of shores on the very edge of the deepest of oceans. It will take all of eternity for us to explore His amazing attributes.

“If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 23:00

“Do you know the Lord?”

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The biblical challenge to an unsaved person is, “Do you know the Lord?” If someone is a “backslider” (a false convert), ask him, “Did you know the Lord?” That puts him between a rock and a hard place. If he says he did, then he is admitting that God is real and...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 23:00

Babylonish garment.

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“It is worthy of grateful note that this gospel blessing reaches down to the exact spot where the law leaves us when it has done for us the very best within its power or design. The utmost the law can accomplish for our fallen humanity is to lay bare our spiritual poverty, and convince us of...

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Wednesday, 05 September 2018 23:00

Exaggerated expectations.

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“Few things do so much harm in religion as exaggerated expectations. People look for a degree of worldly comfort in Christ’s service which they have no right to expect, and not finding what they look for, are tempted to give up religion in disgust. Happy is he who thoroughly...

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