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, 12 July 2018 23:00

Together in the net.

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Notice the good fish and the bad fish, in Matthew 13:47-51, were in the net together. The world is not caught in the dragnet of the kingdom of heaven; they remain in the world.

The “fish” that are caught are those who respond to the gospel—the evangelistic “catch.” They...

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Many atheists refuse to admit they believe the entire universe came into being from nothing, because it is a scientific impossibility and they recognize how silly it sounds. If everything didn’t come from nothing, their alternative is to say that creation (nature) created itself. However, a...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:00

God’s seal.

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God has sealed His own with His Holy Spirit (see 2 Cor. 1:22; Eph. 1:13; 4:30), and they grieve over the wickedness of man. He will one day place a seal on the foreheads of His servants, to protect them during the end times (see Rev. 7:2,3; 9:4)

Ezekiel 9:3Now the glory of the God of Israel had gone...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 23:00

The order of genuine conversion.

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Here is the order of genuine conversion. A sinner should “mourn” for his sinful state. He should have the spirit of heaviness (be laboring and heavy laden over his sinful heart; see Matt. 11:28). It is these converts who become trees of righteousness because they are the planting of the...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 23:00

The electric chair.

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There was a criminal who was condemned to die in the electric chair. The courts had appointed a lawyer on behalf of the criminal, and he had worked hard to get him a reprieve. Finally, it came through, signed by the governor himself. The excited lawyer delivered it by hand to the criminal, but he...

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 23:00

The enemy is subtle…

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Beware of the subtlety of the enemy. He will whisper that God has forsaken you the first time things go seriously wrong for you. God is not a man that He should lie. Trust Him no matter what trials come your way. Believe the promises of God, and doubt the lies of the devil with all of your heart,...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 23:00

“Grab the rope!”

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A man in a rowboat once found himself caught in fast-moving water, heading for a massive waterfall with jagged rocks 150 feet below. A passerby saw him rowing against the current, but his efforts were futile. Minute by minute he was drawn closer and closer to the roaring falls. The passerby ran to...

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 23:00

The church and the human body.

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The main passage likening the Church to the human body is 1 Cor. 12:14–31, describing how each part fulfills its own function in a healthy body. But notice in v. 28 that this passage pertains to in-reach (within the local church), not outreach (evangelism). There is no mention of evangelists...

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Many think God doesn’t exist because their prayers weren’t answered. Yet, we are warned in Scripture that if we have sin in our hearts, God will not hear our prayers (see Psa. 66:18; John 9:31; see also Prov. 28:9; Isa. 1:15). So rather than being disillusioned and thinking that God...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 23:00

The Creator of all things.

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The God of Israel is the one true God. Was the universe created by the gods of Eastern religions? Or by Baal or Dagon? No, the Creator of all things is the One who revealed Himself to Israel. He gave His perfect Law to Moses to show humanity that He is perfect, holy, just, and good (see Rom....

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 23:00

“What about Halloween?”

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The celebration can be traced back to the Druid festival of the dead. The Roman Pantheon, built by Emperor Hadrian in A.D. 100 as a temple to the goddess Cybele and other Roman gods, became the principle place of worship. In 609, Emperor Phocas seized Rome and gave the Pantheon to Pope...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 23:00

True vs. False gospel

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Here is the difference between the true gospel and the false gospel. The false message says that you should come to Christ “because something is missing in your life—you have a God-shaped hole in your heart. God has a wonderful plan for your life.” But there is no biblical...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 23:00

Salvation is exclusive.

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The world needs to hear that salvation is only in the Lord. They look in vain for salvation from any other source. He alone is our salvation; it’s not a matter of what we do or what we know, but who we know: “He who has the Son has life” (1 John 5:12).

“Every person in your...

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Monday, 25 June 2018 23:00

Wrath is an attribute of God.

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“Wrath, the Bible tells us, is an attribute of God. The modern habit throughout the Christian church is to play this subject down. Those who still believe in the wrath of God (not all do) say little about it; perhaps they do not think much about it. To an age which has unashamedly sold itself...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 22:00

Joseph and Jesus.

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After a lengthy imprisonment for a crime he did not commit, Joseph was called to serve Pharaoh. Pleased with Joseph’s service, Pharaoh exalted him to a high position of authority. When Joseph’s brothers later come to him for help, Joseph forgave them for their betrayal of him and saved...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 23:00

Catching men and women alive.

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“The expression ‘fishing for men’ is an important one for us to understand. Another way to translate it would be ‘catching men alive’ (women, too, of course). We find this unique phrase only two times in the Bible, first in Matt. 4:19 and then in 2 Tim. 2:26, where it...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 23:00

Praying for revival.

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“Does it grieve you, my friends, that the name of God is being taken in vain and desecrated? Does it grieve you that we are living in a godless age?…But we are living in such an age and the main reason we should be praying about revival is that we are anxious to see God’s name...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 23:00

Don’t believe that atheists exist.

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Don’t believe that atheists exist. The definition of an atheist is “one who denies the existence of God.” Those who deny the inner light that God has given to every man are nothing less than fools, who so love their sin that they deny God-given reason—thinking that gives...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 23:00

A Brownie box.

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One marvels at the incredible intricacies of the human eye, but man’s eye is but a Brownie box camera compared to the incredible eye of the eagle. When we think we have caught a glimpse of the genius of God, He outdoes our estimation of His greatness. Yet, in this creation we have not begun...

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It is true that children do tend to adopt the religion they learned about from their parents. In all other religions, one automatically becomes a follower by birth, by being baptized as an infant, or by observing certain religious practices. For example, a child is a Jew if born to a Jewish mother,...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 23:00

Burn out vs. Rust out

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It is often said that we should “come apart” before we come apart. We should make sure we take the time to rest. If you are overwhelmed with your work for God, delegate, but don’t just do nothing while sinners sink into Hell. It is far better to burn out than to rust out. Pray...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 23:00

God’s expressed love for you.

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The cross was God’s expressed love for you. Don’t look to material blessings as a token of His love. One day you may find yourself in a dungeon, with few friends and no material wealth. (This was the apostle Paul’s experience—he suffered the loss of all things for the sake...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:00

Memorize Scriptures.

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Memorize Scriptures. Lay them up in your heart. See Psa. 119:11.

“The Bible…is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God and spiritual nature and needs of men. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 23:00

Rainfall and the “water cycle.”

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Job 28:26. Centuries after Job wrote this, scientists began to discern the “law for the rain.” Rainfall is part of a process called the “water cycle.” The sun evaporates water from the ocean. The water vapor then rises and becomes clouds. This water in the clouds falls back...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:00

Living by trusting.

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Much of what we do in life has its foundation in trust. We trust our dentist when he drills, our taxi driver when he drives, our pilots when they fly us. We trust our history books, our teachers, and some still even trust politicians. Marriage is a trust relationship. So are business partnerships...

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