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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Order from Christian Book Distributors   Additional Photos The Premier Collection from Harper Collins Christian Publishing’s Zondervan and Thomas Nelson brands boast some of the most impressive Bibles you can find at prices near impossible to believe. I have reviewed several ...

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Friday, 25 October 2019 13:16

Oxford NRSV Text Edition

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Order from Christian Book Distributors    This being the 30th Anniversary of the New Revised Standard Version, it seemed like a good idea to review another one. (This Bible was acquired at my own expense and the review was not solicited by Oxford University Press.) I am reviewing...

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 04:15

Scriptures for the Suffering

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Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses. He sets the time for sorrow and the time for joy, the time for mourning and the time for dancing. — Ecclesiastes 3:1,4 Trust in God at all times, my people. Tell him all your troubles, for he is our refuge. — Psalm...

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 13:15

Valley of Vision and Family Worship

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  One of the best devotionals available is the collection of Puritan Prayers, Poems and Psalms known as The Valley of Vision.  Previous to a server failure I had reviewed  it (trying to recover that review). This time around, I want to spend a few minutes on incorporating Valley of...

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 12:47

Comfort for the depressed Lesson Notes

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First, a definition of depression: Depression is a prolonged feeling of despondency or dejection. Is depression sinful? No, it isn’t. Depression is a warning built into both the body and the spirit to alert you that something is wrong, most likely very wrong. Feelings of depression should...

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Friday, 18 October 2019 12:37

Depression, Quick Scripture Reference Guide

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In advance of Sunday’s lesson on the Bible and Depression, we are offering this Quick Scripture Reference Guide on depression:   Depression often follows exhausting times (Judges 15:18) God is able to comfort the hurting (2 Samuel 22:29-31) God is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18)...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:26

Renewing Your Mind Lesson Notes

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Opening Remarks: This past week we observed World Mental Health Day and that, along with the recent suicide of someone that I know. Prompted me to consider what, if anything, the Bible might have to say about the mind and mental health, which led me to the Apostle Paul’s counsel to the Church...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:26

Renewing Your Mind Lesson Notes

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Opening Remarks: This past week we observed World Mental Health Day and that, along with the recent suicide of someone that I know. Prompted me to consider what, if anything, the Bible might have to say about the mind and mental health, which led me to the Apostle Paul’s counsel to the Church...

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  The premier study bible has been updated after 20 years and two million copies sold and, to celebrate, Thomas Nelson has added it to the Premier Collection. (Note: Thomas Nelson provided this Bible to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive...

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  The premier study bible has been updated after 20 years and two million copies sold and, to celebrate, Thomas Nelson has added it to the Premier Collection. (Note: Thomas Nelson provided this Bible to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:40

NKJV Care and Counsel Bible

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This is the third article related to Bibles offering counseling resources. Thus far, I have reviewed the NLT Life Recovery Bible and the CSB Restoration Bible and now I am reviewing the Bible offering the most comprehensive set of helps for biblical counseling, the Care and Counsel Bible from the...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:40

NKJV Care and Counsel Bible

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This is the third article related to Bibles offering counseling resources. Thus far, I have reviewed the NLT Life Recovery Bible and the CSB Restoration Bible and now I am reviewing the Bible offering the most comprehensive set of helps for biblical counseling, the Care and Counsel Bible from the...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 07:47

CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible

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  CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible   It is a joy to be able to bring you reviews of various Bibles and in this review, I am looking at the CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible, the Bible that lets you learn alongside the Church Fathers. (Holman Bible Publishers sent me a crimson leather over board...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 07:47

CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible

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  CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible   It is a joy to be able to bring you reviews of various Bibles and in this review, I am looking at the CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible, the Bible that lets you learn alongside the Church Fathers. (Holman Bible Publishers sent me a crimson leather over board...

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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 07:29

How Old Must a Person Be to Receive Communion?

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I was asked, again, today how old a person must be to come to the Lord’s Table. The Scripture does not prescribe a specific age so neither shall I. I will give this counsel though… Romans 10:9 teaches us to confess that Jesus is Lord and to believe that He was raised from the dead...

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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 07:29

How Old Must a Person Be to Receive Communion?

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I was asked, again, today how old a person must be to come to the Lord’s Table. The Scripture does not prescribe a specific age so neither shall I. I will give this counsel though… Romans 10:9 teaches us to confess that Jesus is Lord and to believe that He was raised from the dead...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 05:10

What is Dispensational Theology

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The following is a guest post by James Quiggle: Theology is the science that seeks to understand God and his interactions with his creation through systematic study of God’s revelation of himself in the Bible. Dispensationalism is a systematic method of understanding history as a series of...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 05:10

What is Dispensational Theology

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The following is a guest post by James Quiggle: Theology is the science that seeks to understand God and his interactions with his creation through systematic study of God’s revelation of himself in the Bible. Dispensationalism is a systematic method of understanding history as a series of...

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Monday, 30 September 2019 06:31

CSB Restoration Bible

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  This review is going to be a little different from my other reviews. Instead of simply commenting on the book and its features, which I will do, I am also going to suggest some real life uses for the book, the CSB Restoration Study Bible. (Note: Holman Bible Publishers provided this Bible...

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Monday, 30 September 2019 06:31

CSB Restoration Bible

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  This review is going to be a little different from my other reviews. Instead of simply commenting on the book and its features, which I will do, I am also going to suggest some real life uses for the book, the CSB Restoration Study Bible. (Note: Holman Bible Publishers provided this Bible...

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Saturday, 28 September 2019 07:27

Precepts for Spiritual Renewal

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On a daily basis, I deal with people who are carrying wounds, some emotional and some phyicial and I deal with others who simply feel like their faith has gone dry/stale/stagnant. One of the most helpful tools that I have come across, as a pastor, is the NIV Spiritual Renewal Bible from New Life...

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Saturday, 28 September 2019 07:27

Precepts for Spiritual Renewal

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On a daily basis, I deal with people who are carrying wounds, some emotional and some phyicial and I deal with others who simply feel like their faith has gone dry/stale/stagnant. One of the most helpful tools that I have come across, as a pastor, is the NIV Spiritual Renewal Bible from New Life...

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Saturday, 28 September 2019 03:29

ESV Story of Redemtion Bible

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  Redemption…It’s the greatest story in history, the centerpiece of the entire Bible, and this time, it is beautifully displayed in the ESV Story of Redemption Bible. (Note: This Bible was given as a gift. Crossway has not asked for this review and my opinions are my own.) In this...

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Saturday, 28 September 2019 03:29

ESV Story of Redemtion Bible

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  Redemption…It’s the greatest story in history, the centerpiece of the entire Bible, and this time, it is beautifully displayed in the ESV Story of Redemption Bible. (Note: This Bible was given as a gift. Crossway has not asked for this review and my opinions are my own.) In this...

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Monday, 23 September 2019 09:27

NASB Giant Print Reference Bible Review

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    This review features a Bible that has been on the market for a while but is still a great seller and worth a review, the NASB Giant Print Reference Bible. (Note: This Bible was a gift during Christmas 2018. The Lockman Foundation was not involved in this review choice. The opinions...

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