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, 15 August 2017 13:24

The Sounds of Judgment: 7 Trumpets

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Text: Revelation 8-11

This is the 2nd set of judgments in Revelation, beginning at the breaking of the 7th Seal in the Book of Redemptive History. These judgments grow progressively more frightening and terrible as God ramps up the Divine War Machine and prepares to unleash His full fury.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 13:16

Concord Reference Bible: The King of KJV

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When I think of the King James Version of the Bible, the first name that comes to mind is the Concord Reference...

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imageIt is always a privilege to review a new Bible because I love to help people find that one Bible that they will use every day as they walk with Christ. Today, we get to talk about one of my favorite KJV Bibles, the Classic Wide Margin Study Bible from the KJV Store. Before we go any further,...

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Text: Revelation 7

As opposed to simply providing lesson notes, which is my normal custom, I want to address objections and disputations with regard to this passage of Scripture.

Objection: The Bible says not all of Israel is Israel (Romans 9:6), so you cannot say that all of Israel will be saved in...

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 07:21

You Can’t Have a Post Tribulation Rapture

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In Christian eschatology, the post-tribulation rapture doctrine is the belief in a combined resurrection and rapture of all believers coming after the Great Tribulation. This position is fundamentally flawed and, in my estimation, does not fit with the...

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These days it is not uncommon to hear people “praying against Satan,” “binding Satan,” or “taking authority over the Devil.” One question always comes to mind, does the Bible really teach this? If not, what does the Bible teach about him and the Christian’s...

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Saturday, 29 July 2017 07:26

The Book of the 7 Seals

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So now we come to it. Christ has revealed Himself as Lord of the Church and has delivered His 7 Messages to them. We have seen Him as the Lamb who is also the Lion and, now, we see Him opening the Book of the 7 Seals and giving perfect justice. We will see that He came to save and He is coming to...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:15

The Lamb is the Lion: Judgment begins

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Text: Revelation 5

5:1 a book (scroll). There are several possibilities here: Dr. MacArthur has suggested, in several sermons, that this scroll is the title deed to Earth. Dr. Ryrie has suggested that it is the “Book of Redemption” telling the story of Redemptive History (See Ryrie Study...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:40

Divine Worship as Judgment Begins

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Text: Revelation 4

Several visions of the heavenly throne-room occur in Revelation, usually preceding punitive actions on earth implying divine sovereignty over all earthly events, for events in heaven determine events in the world (7.9–17; 8.1–5; 11.15–19; 14.2–3;...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:00

NASB Side Column Reference Bible (2017) Review

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Since at least 1973, the Side Column Reference Bible (SCR) has been a mainstay of the New American Standard Bible. It is the “workhorse” Bible for many a pastor, student, missionary, or at-home Christian who wants to know God better. It is the one Bible that I keep going back to,...

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Yeshua was a common alternative form of the name Y’hoshua or Joshua in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous, from which through the Latin Iesus comes the English spelling Jesus.

The first letter in the...

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This week’s lesson is the 7 Churches in Revelation. The notes you will find today are from my pastor, David Jeremiah.  You can find the notes and additional resources at http://www.davidjeremiah.org/site/articles/seven-churches-of-revelation-bible-study.aspx

While exiled on the...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 08:07

Freed By Grace

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Lately I have noticed that a number of my Calvinist friends are anathematizing Arminians for teaching something that they do not actually teach. Before I continue, I want to make clear that I am Calvinist, all five points but I am also a former adherent to Arminianism and I am currently a member of...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 14:11

A Brief Intro to Prevenient Grace

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In response to some things I have seen on social media lately, I want to address Prevenient Grace. We will deal with three primary questions: What is Prevenient Grace? Is Prevenient Grace a biblical idea? Is Prevenient Grace distinctly an Arminian doctrine?

Let’s begin with a definition of...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 13:13

Lord’s Day Preparation: Psalm 47:1=4

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In returning to our Lord’s Day Preparation, we turn to Psalm 47:1-4 (NASB). A psalm triumphant and joyful, it reminds us to celebrate the Lord with vigor

“O clap your hands, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy.For theLord Most High is to be feared, A great King over...

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:04

Rapture vs Glorious Appearing

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Differences Between Our Blessed Hope (the Rapture) and the Glorious Appearing (2nd Coming)
Before we look at some differences between the Rapture and the 2nd Coming, we need to look at 2 terms that the Bible uses for the event we call the Rapture of the Church.
The first is paralambano:...

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Saturday, 08 April 2017 13:21

Preparing Our Hearts to Worship: Palm Sunday Reading

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This week’s Lord’s Day Preparation will be a little different. Instead of a Psalm and devotional thought, we are going to provide the portion of Luke’s Gospel which recounts Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to begin Passion Week. I encourage you to meditate on this Scripture and...

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Saturday, 08 April 2017 06:55

ESV Pastor’s Bible Review

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If there is one organization that is committed to resourcing the local church, and especially pastors, it is Crossway. Crossway publishes dozens of different editions of the ESV Bible, Commentaries and other academic texts. Now, they have brought to the market, in a single volume, the ideal...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 13:14

CBP Classic Study Bible Review

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imageIf you’re a Baptist, and chances are good that you are, you have probably heard of the Classic Study Bible albeit under its other name, the Old Scofield Bible. First published in 1909, the Scofield Reference Bible has been a mainstay in Baptist and other circles and for good reason; the...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 04:35

CBP Large Print Thompson Chain Bible Review

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imageThompson Chain Reference Bible (TCR). It is one of the top two pure study Bibles that you can buy today. When I say it is a pure study Bible, I mean that it is free of any commentary and comes as close to not having any denominational bias as is possible, which is an amazing feat...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 23:16

On the Local Church

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Beloved,

First, thank you for your faithfulness and prayer. We are grateful for you taking the time to visit this site for the resources, here.  I want to make sure that we clarify something for you though; I need to make sure that you understand where we stand on church membership.

1. Exploring...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:18

The King Who’s Coming

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It is nearly impossible to look at the world without noticing that it has spun out of control and that’s the bad news. The good news is this: the world is right on schedule to meet its appointed culmination. How will this happen? Well if you will pardon the pop culture reference, it will...

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Monday, 03 April 2017 06:58

Apostle? Prophet? Prophetess? No

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I made the following statement on Facebook: “If the pastor of your church goes by Apostle, Prophet, Prophetess, or something similar, run far and run fast. The Biblical Offices of Apostle and Prophet closed when John the Apostle and Elder passed away on Patmos. There has not been...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 12:34

The Promise of a Davidic King

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There are several prophecies of the continuation of the Kingdom of David and of Messiah’s Rule. In this lesson, we will post a prophecy and the associated passage of Scripture, followed by the New Testament Fulfillment Passage.  (This lesson, is the precursor to the lesson The King...

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Sunday, 26 March 2017 12:38

Unmasking the Apocalypse Recording and Notes

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Text: Revelation 1:1-3

What is an apocalypse?

apocalypse/revelation

Greek: apokalypsis (Luke 2:32; Rom. 8:19; 16:25; Gal. 1:12) Using the roots apo (G0575), “from, away,” and kalypto (G2572), “covering, veil,”...

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