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, 17 January 2019 22:00

A different Jesus.

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If a stranger approaches you and says he knows your buddy “John,” but all the facts are wrong concerning him, you could safely conclude that he is referring to a different John. With that in mind, there are many religions that claim they know and believe in Jesus, but that does not...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 22:00

Our chicken coop.

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My wife and I have a chicken coop, and I have noticed something interesting about the birds. They are curious creatures. They will boldly run up to see what I have in my hand. However, if I reach out to pick them up, they will cower like…chickens. They squat, spread their wings, and...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:00

Pride deceives the human heart.

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Pride deceives the human heart. It stops the search for God and blinds the eyes to reality. Pride makes a fool think that he is wise, as a grasshopper might think it’s a giant. Pride tells a man that he is good when his heart is desperately wicked, and that he is right when the entire world...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 22:00

False shepherds.

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Ezekiel 34:2-5. It is hard to read this and not think of the many “shepherds” who fleece their flock with a false gospel of prosperity that makes no reference to sin, righteousness, or judgment.

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Sunday, 13 January 2019 22:00

“But Jesus dishonored his parents!”

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This biblical incident is a favorite of atheists, as they try to find fault with Jesus. The accusation is that Jesus dishonored His parents by staying behind in Jerusalem, when they were traveling back to Nazareth. Therefore, He was in violation of the Fifth Commandment. Of course, the charge is...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:00

Man flatters himself.

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“Almost every natural man that hears of hell, flatters himself that he shall escape it; he depends upon himself for his own security; he flatters himself in what he has done, in what he is now doing, or what he intends to do. Every one lays out matters in his own mind how he shall avoid...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 22:00

Be a lively stone.

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David took five smooth stones, but four remained in the bag. Only one was used to defeat the enemy. The Church has a fivefold office—those made smooth by the trials of life for ministry: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (see Eph. 4:11). But only one stone goes outsideof...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 22:00

Jesus would have been lying…

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“Genesis is quoted from or referred to in the rest of the Bible more than any other book of the Bible. In the New Testament alone, there are at least 200 quotations from—or references to—Genesis. In fact, there are over 100 citations or direct references in the New Testament to...

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Monday, 07 January 2019 22:00

Reprieved criminals.

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“All men are under the Law by nature, and consequently they are condemned by it because they have broken its commands; and apart from our Lord Jesus men are only reprieved criminals, respited from day to day, but still under sentence and waiting for the appointed hour when the warrant shall...

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Sunday, 06 January 2019 22:00

Children of wrath.

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The world often says that all humans are children of God—no matter what race, color, or creed—therefore it doesn’t matter which religion (if any) we follow. That sounds virtuous, but it is not what the Bible teaches. While mankind was made in God’s image—with a...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 22:00

Dinosaurs and humans.

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The Bible tells us that all things were made by God (see John 1:3), including dinosaurs. All land animals and humans were created on Day 6 (see v. 15; Gen. 1:24–31). In this passage, God speaks about a great creature called the behemoth. Some commentators think this was a hippopotamus....

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 22:00

Rewards and punishments.

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There are some who think their worldview is superior to Christianity, because they don’t need to be threatened with punishment in order to do the right thing. However, such idealism is unrealistic—as our overflowing jails attest. Sin-laden sinners, with desperately wicked hearts, are...

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 22:00

Sentenced to 900 years in prison.

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Jeffrey Dahmer, an infamous serial killer and atheist sentenced to 900 years in prison, said, “If a person doesn’t think that there is a God to be accountable to, then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges?”

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Monday, 31 December 2018 22:00

The greatest hurdle.

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Fear is undoubtedly the greatest hurdle to overcome before we can share our faith. At times we are afraid to even mention the things of God because we fear rejection, or not being able to answer a difficult question, or sounding like a religious nut, etc. But there is a way to bring up the subject...

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Sunday, 30 December 2018 22:00

He makes us a new creation.

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This same God who commanded light to shine in the beginning also shines the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of the invisible God, into our dark hearts. He makes us a new creation. The moment we repent and trust in Jesus Christ, God transfers us from the kingdom of darkness...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:00

The laws of the Universe.

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“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe—a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.” Albert Einstein

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 22:00

He knows all.

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God sees all. He knows all. As human beings, we can hardly contain two thoughts at the same time. God is also omnipresent (see Psa. 139:7–10). He is nothing like we imagine Him to be.

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018 22:00

Fearing the Lord.

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Zedekiah held the fate of his people in his unbelieving hands. How different things might have been if he had been a king who feared the Lord.

2 Kings 24:18Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother’s...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 22:00

Cain’s wife.

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With only Adam and Eve as the only parents of all humanity, Cain and Abel, then, must have married their sisters. All of the first-generation siblings married each other in order to populate the earth. At that time there was no law against incest. Because the genetic line was so pure in the...

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Sunday, 23 December 2018 22:00

Practice before going “live.”

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If you’re fearful about preaching open-air for the first time, practice at home before doing it “live.” Go over the gospel in your mind until it’s second nature—no, until it’s first nature. When you are alone, preach it. (In the shower is a great place to...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 22:00

Entirely safe.

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“To be entirely safe from the devil’s snares the man of God must be completely obedient to the Word of the Lord. The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them.” A. W. Tozer

Jeremiah 35:13“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 22:00

Burning within.

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Persecution almost persuaded Jeremiah not to speak in God’s name, but God’s Word burned so within Jeremiah that he could not keep it to himself (see Psa. 39:3). How much more should we be forthright in presenting the good news of eternal life through our Savior Jesus! (See John 17:14)

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 22:00

Isaiah 11:2 in John 1:32

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How Isaiah 11:2 was so evident in Jesus Christ. This messianic prophecy was fulfilled in John 1:32. Jesus had the spirit of wisdom that dazzled all who heard Him, even His enemies. Each of us need to continually seek wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and especially the fear of the Lord—the...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 22:00

Going up in a balloon.

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“You know, when a man is going up in a balloon, he takes in sand as a ballast, and when he wants to mount a little higher, he throws out a little of the ballast, and then he will mount a little higher; he throws out a little more ballast, and he mounts still higher; and the higher he gets the...

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Sunday, 16 December 2018 22:00

“An error in Mark 4:31.”

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Skeptics claim that Mark 4:31 is an error, that the mustard seed is not the smallest seed on earth. But keep in mind that Jesus is not leading a botany class—He is explaining the kingdom of God using an analogy that would be understood by His audience. He is saying that of the seeds sown by...

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