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

Exploring the Truth - Apologetic Report
This being Suicide Prevention Month, and with a recent, high profile suicide of a pastor, a number of us (pastors) are being inundated with questions about someone’s loved one who had committed suicide, the most common is whether or not the victim of suicide has really gone to hell. This is a...

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Friday, 13 September 2019 15:01

Life Application Study Bible 3rd Edition Review

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The Life Application Study Bible (LASB)…year after year it remains one of the best-selling in the Study Bible Category and, in fact, it is Tyndale’s best seller. It’s volume is only matched by the ESV Study Bible. They are numbers 1 &2. Now, in 2019 Tyndale has updated the...

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Sunday, 01 September 2019 09:09

It All Begins… (Sermon Notes)

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IN ETERNITY PAST…  John 1:1                      Psalm 90:2 Isaiah 43:10 Before time began, in the ancient time we call eternity past, there is God and at some point, the angelic...

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Sunday, 01 September 2019 01:44

Teaching Outline of Genesis (Dr. Harold Wilmington_

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We haev given you a theological outline of Genesis and now we would like to share Dr. Harold Wilmington’s Teaching Outline of Genesis… Genesis GOD AND EARLY HUMANITY  (1:1-11:32) Creation  (1:1-2:3) The Garden of Eden  (2:4-25) The Fall  (3:1-24)...

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:14

Theological Outline of Genesis

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Genesis can be outkined a number of ways, by theology, content, literary narrative etc. Below is an outline of Genesis based on theology. CREATION (1-2) Of the Universe (1) Of Human Beings (2) CHOICE AND CONSEQUENCES (3-11) Sin and Personal Consequences (3-4) Wickedness and Universal Consequences...

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:09

The Gospel in Genesis

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The Gospel in Genesis The foundation stories of Genesis set the stage of the drama of Scripture in many ways. First, the Creator is the King over all of his creation. He has made everything well and has chosen humans to be his image-bearers on earth. They were created to live in glad...

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Monday, 19 August 2019 12:40

ESV NLT, Better Together

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Thre are two incredible English translations dominating ministry, today, English Standart Version and New Living Translation. On their own, each translation is absolutley phenomenal; they can, and do, stand alone in any church as your main translation. In this article, I want to share some...

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Saturday, 17 August 2019 03:31

Is ESV Right for Me?

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One of the friends of our ministry asked for some thoughts on the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible and, since many of you probably have questions about choosing a translation, I thought I would share them here as well as sending to him. I really enjoy the English Standard Version; it has...

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Question: Why does Abouondung Grace Baptist Church have a Congregational Responsive reading of the Scrupture? Answer: Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. The Scriptrue makes it clear that hearing is the menhod that God has ordained for His word to be...

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In the Christian and Messianic Jewish Communities, we divide the Bible into two parts, the Old and New Testaments or, for our Jewish Brethren, TaNaKh and Brit Chadeshah. TaNaKh is shorthand for Torah, Neviim, and Kethuvim, the 3 Divisions of the Jewish Holy Scriptures. The Old Testament introduces...

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The goal of the messages of Christ to seven first-century local churches existing in western Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey; see Rev 1:4, note) was to challenge, encourage, warn and build up believers and churches throughout church history, even to this day (cf. 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22). The...

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:21

On Suffering

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Almost every one of us knows someone who is suffering or are suffering ourselves. What does the Bible have to say about suffering? We are answering that question in this QSRG. We should encourage the suffering (Job 16:1-6) All of Christ’s followers will face suffering (Matthew 16:21-26) Our...

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019 12:05

On Trials

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Many Chirsitans are currently going through trials or are soon to be going through them. In light of that, we offer this Qucik Scripture Reference Guide on trials. Christ promises us rest from our trials (Matthew 11:28-30) Jesus understands our struggles (John 15:18) Trials are guaranteed but Jesus...

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 15:05

NRSV Large Print Thinline Review

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In this review we are looking at the new Comfort Print Edition of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible ant the Large Print Thin-line Edition. Note: Zondervan provided this Bible free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give positive feedback and my opinions...

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:51

Some Musings on the King James Bible

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Perhaps one of the most elegant and majestic works of art in the English speaking world is the King James Version (hereafter KJV) of the Bible, which celebrated its 400th anniversary in the not too distant past. In the last 60 or so years, though, the KJV has become somewhat of a stumbling block...

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 21:59

Returning to the Uniform Series

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This past year, our ministry has had some growing pains as we have sought the Lord for direction as to how best to serve Him and His children. Our goal, as it should be for any ministry, is to provide you with resources to understand the Scripture (Scripture is the truth referenced in the Truth...

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Friday, 24 May 2019 07:58

ESV Large Print Wide Margin Bible Review

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Authors: Matt Sherro...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 13:33

Why 2 Translations

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On Sundays, you will always hear the main sermon text in 2 English Translations, one that is essentially literal or word-based and one that is thought for thought or meaning based. I am very frequently aske why we do this. I use an essentially literal text to be as close to word for word from...

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Saturday, 27 April 2019 09:22

ESV Gospel Transporation Study Bible Review

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  Crossway has updated one of their most unique products, the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible, making in a full-fledged study Bible and sent us a copy of the new version for review. (This Bible was sent free of charge in exchange for an honest review.)   From Crossway Product Description...

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Monday, 22 April 2019 07:28

The NKJV Open Bible Review

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2019 sees the relaunch of what the late Dr. Jerry Falwell called the best study-reference Bible in existence, the Open Bible. The Open Bible has been a perennial favorite for me and I think it is one that you will enjoy it as well.  Disclaimer:  Thomas Nelson sent two copies, one brown...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 13:58

Immerse Messiah Day 26

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Pages 311-324 Matthew 1:1-8:17 New Living Translation (NLT) The Ancestors of Jesus the Messiah 1 This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham[a]: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac. Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob was the father of Judah...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 12:14

Wiersbe Study Bible Review

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  Note: Thomas Nelson provided two copies of the Wiersbe Study Bible, one hardcover and one black leathersoft, free of charge in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.   From Thomas Nelson Dr. Wiersbe’s top-quality Scriptural instruction is now available all in one...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 14:14

Immerse Messiah Day 23

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Pages 280-292 Mark 11:13-16:20 New Living Translation (NLT) 13 He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit. 14 Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no...

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019 14:09

Immerse Messiah Day 22

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Pages 269-279   Mark 6:12-11 New Living Translation (NLT) 12 So the disciples went out, telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God. 13 And they cast out many demons and healed many sick people, anointing them with olive oil. The Death of John the Baptist...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 14:01

Immerse Messiah Day 21

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This week we begin the passages associated with Peter. Pages 257-268 and Mark 1:1-6:11 is our reading for today. Mark 1:1-6:11 New Living Translation (NLT) John the Baptist Prepares the Way 1 This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.[a] It began2 just as the prophet...

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