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, 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).

Je...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 23:00

The evil of sin.

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“All who, without commission from God, dare to execute private revenge, and who, from ambition, covetousness, or resentment, wage war and desolate kingdoms, must one day answer for it. But if God, instead of sending an earthquake, a pestilence, or a famine, be pleased to authorize and command...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 23:00

Not a “young maiden.”

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Isaiah 7:14 can only mean a virgin. If it was merely referring to a “young maiden,” as some maintain, it would not have been a miraculous “sign” from God. Every day, thousands of young maidens conceive; only once has it happened to a virgin. This messianic prophecy was...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 23:00

Skin color.

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“When the families scattered from Babel, they each took different combinations of genes with them. In such small populations, trivial differences (such as skin color) can arise quickly in only a few generations. Even evolutionists admit this is true. But different shades of skin and slightly...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 23:00

The verdict is “guilty.”

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Incorporating the Law into the gospel presentation does many things. It primarily brings the knowledge of sin (see Rom. 7:7), showing the sinner that he is a criminal and that God is his Judge. The Law (in the hand of the Holy Spirit) stops his mouth of justification and leaves him guilty before...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 23:00

Against our age.

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“The man whose little sermon is ‘repent’ sets himself against his age, and will for the time being be battered mercilessly by the age whose moral tone he challenges. There is but one end for such a man—‘off with his head! You had better not try to preach repentance...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 23:00

God lavishes his goodness…

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It is good to point out, when witnessing, that God lavishes His goodness on the ungodly. He gives them eyes to see His creation, ears to enjoy good music, and taste buds to enjoy the wonderful array of food that His has created. He has given them life itself, yet they live in rebellion to His will...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 23:00

I’ll fight to the very end!

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“While women weep, as they do now, I’ll fight; while children go hungry as they do now, I’ll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I’ll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 23:00

Memorize God’s Law.

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Memorize God’s Law for the purpose of sharing your faith. Learn to use the Commandments to speak directly to the conscience and bring the knowledge of sin, as Jesus did (see Mark 10:17–21) and as Paul did (see Rom. 2:21–24).

Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 23:00

Holy in Christ.

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God has made us holy in Christ. We have our “beautiful” feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, so that we can take the message of salvation to those who stand on unholy ground (see Rom. 10:15; Eph. 6:15).

Exodus 3:5 Then He said, “Do not draw near this place....

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Sunday, 08 April 2018 23:00

The New Covenant.

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This is the New Covenant, mediated by Jesus through His blood (see Luke 22:20; Heb. 10:16,17). Through the gospel God’s perfect Law is written upon our hearts, causing us to walk in His statutes. This is wonderful beyond words. This is why the true convert delights to seek and save that which...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 23:00

Which Bible is right?

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Skeptics often ask which Bible is right, and point to the fact that there are many versions. The implication is that each one is different, and therefore they have no credibility. How can they if they differ? They are right about the number of versions—there are thousands. There are Chinese...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 23:00

Begging the question.

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“Those who argue that the biblical timescale is wrong often commit the fallacy of begging the question—they merely assume the very thing they are trying to prove. Any argument that the earth is billions of years old must presuppose that rates and conditions are basically constant (e.g.,...

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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 23:00

How Much Do Lost People Matter?

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By Steven D. Mathewson

When the religious leaders of Jesus’ day criticized him for hanging out with sinners, Jesus told three stories about lost items: a lost sheep (Luke 15:1–7), a lost coin (Luke 15:8–10), and a lost son (Luke 15:11–32).

The shepherd left 99 sheep in open...

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