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, 10 April 2018 17:03

Why Come to Church on Wednesday Night?

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With this post, we conclude a four-part series by the pastors of Life Point Baptist Church in Apple Valley, CA. The ministry at Life Point Baptist Church is typical of many independent Baptist churches, but no two churches have exactly the same format for their weekly meetings. We offer this series...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 04:03

Angel Unaware

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I sat down in the airplane seat preparing myself for the 2.5 hour ride form Ontario (CA) to Dallas. Flying is always an adventure for me–and a dilemma. I want someone to sit next to me to share Christ with, but I also secretly hope the seat will end up empty so I can stretch out a little. So...

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Sunday, 08 April 2018 17:03

Does the Bible Emphasize Doctrine?

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An Important Question to Consider

imageI put the theme of this article in question form: does the Bible emphasize doctrine? If you have read the Bible carefully, and especially if you have read it carefully many times, you know that it does emphasize doctrine.

In fact, the word “doctrine”...

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Sunday, 08 April 2018 16:59

Nine Reasons People Aren’t Singing in Worship

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imagePrior to the Reformation, worship was largely done for the people. The music was performed by professional musicians and sung in an unfamiliar language (Latin). The Reformation gave worship back to the people, including congregational singing, which employed simple, attainable...

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imageDevonian rock layers and the fossils within them supposedly hail from a time long before monkeys, dinosaurs, or modern oak trees evolved. The Darwinian concept of plants and animals gradually gaining complexity over eons of natural selection paints a picture of simple-to-complex development. But do...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 22:11

Why Do We Have a Sunday Night Service?

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imageThis post is part 3 of a 4 part series on why you should consider attending more than one church service each week. Part 1 offered five foundational reasons we should be as involved in the life of the church as possible. Pastor Kris followed with part 2, which detailed why we offer Sunday school...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 22:05

Why Do We Have a Sunday Night Service?

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imageThis post is part 3 of a 4 part series on why you should consider attending more than one church service each week. Part 1 offered five foundational reasons we should be as involved in the life of the church as possible. Pastor Kris followed with part 2, which detailed why we offer Sunday school...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 07:34

Too Much Skin, Girl. Too Much Skin

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imageWhile summer is an appreciated and welcomed relief from the blistering cold of winter, it does bring a different kind of difficulty. The summer months draw attention to our universal struggle with biblical sexuality, and the modesty debates take a prominent role in our...

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A debate of sorts has been prompted by Thomas McCall’s article in Christianity Today last week on the work of Christ on the Cross.  He is dealing with the theological problem of God, turning His face away from Christ on the cross, and the eternal unchanging nature of the Trinity. You can...

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There is an identity crisis in evangelicalism.  Opinions and groups are changing and the term has no real meaning any more.  In the light of this, the term “fundamentalist” might have some real use if it weren’t used by the popular media to describe every crazy person on...

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Priorities in Presenting the Faith: an apologetic of evangelism (Part 4)

imageWe began with Dr. Whitcomb’s testimony of salvation and early witnessing efforts. From there Dr. Whitcomb spoke of obstacles to evangelism, the fallen nature of man and the opposition of Satan. In Part 3 Dr. Whitcomb made...

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God is not funny and comedy is not a fruit of the Spirit.

Where has all the reverence gone?

Peter said that we are required to pass the time of temporary travel here on this planet in reverence (1 Peter 1:17). He was not talking about worship only. He meant that our entire lives ought to represent a...

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Sunday, 01 April 2018 01:35

The Day after Resurrection Sunday

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imageJesus said unto her (Martha), I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.John 11:25

Jesus revealed that He was the resurrection, and the life, and yet those who were closest to Him assumed He was forever dead. The Roman guards understood...

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Priorities in Presenting the Faith: an apologetic of evangelism (Part 2)

imageIn Part 1, Dr. Whitcomb recounted his eagerness to win the lost to Christ immediately after his conversion at Princeton University. To his chagrin, he found the effort very frustrating. He constantly searched for some new...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 17:03

The Conversion of an Evolutionist

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Priorities in Presenting the Faith: an apologetic of evangelism (Part 1)

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With this post, we begin a series by Dr. John C. Whitcomb on evangelism. He begins with some personal stories, talking about his own conversion and early work in evangelizing the lost. From that introduction, he will turn to a...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 04:45

5 Bible verses when parenting becomes too tough

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This is a very simple article by Azelea Pena, reminding us some important verses on the the subject of parenting.  KS

imageParenting might just be the toughest job you’ll ever have. It goes beyond a 9 to 5 job, and it’s never-ending. Even when kids are older there are further...

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 17:03

Three Powerful Ingredients in Gethsemane’s Cup

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Incredibly, Jesus prayed three times and did not get His prayer answered: “Let this cup pass from me” and “take away this cup from me,” He cried. (Matthew 26:39; Mark 14:36). It was not possible. What exactly was in that mysterious cup that caused Jesus to shrink from...

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Monday, 26 March 2018 17:03

Isn’t Sunday Morning Enough?

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I don’t recall anyone every asking me this question so bluntly, but I’m sure it’s crossed many people’s minds. They are just settling into Sunday morning worship after a hectic morning, and the pastor is giving a sales pitch for the evening service or some other special...

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Monday, 26 March 2018 03:51

Is Your Child a Christian?

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As parents, we all wrestle with how to answer this question, and I’ve found there are usually two extremes that need to be avoided. The first is made worse by a lack of discernment shown in many churches when they routinely extend altar calls to 4- or 5-year-olds, ask them to raise their...

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The new law, which will take effect on May 8, specifies that it is not a crime for parents to allow kids who display maturity and good judgment to do things like walk to school alone or play outside without supervision.An age limit was not defined, but the bill’s sponsors said it was left...

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Boko Haram keeps Christian girl who refused to renounce faith.

Saddened by the continued absence of his daughter, Nata Sharibu, Leah’s father, told RayPower 100.5, a Nigerian radio station, “They gave her the option of converting in order to be released, but she said she will never...

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On Feb. 23, 2017, national security adviser H.R. McMaster reiterated his stance that Islamic ideology is essentially irreligious, and that Jihadi terrorists are not true to the religion they claim to be part of.

Source: Political correctness shuts down any reasonable critiques of Islam

Authors: Kevin...

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Many evangelicals sensed something was going on. They responded as though the problem were a matter of style rather than content. They created churches calculated to prove evangelicals could be as hip as anyone else. The result was churches that had rocking worship bands, superb lighting, a million...

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Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:03

Can Fundamentalists Be Peacemakers?

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“As much as lieth within you live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18

It’s not the role we normally consider for Baptist Fundamentalists — peacemakers. Nevertheless, there can be no doubt that scripture calls us to that role and we must obediently embrace it.

Frankly, we are...

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imageThe abortion advocate from whom the hashtag #shoutyourabortion emanated, who also has since founded a group of the same name, is now in the midst of an “abortion storytelling tour” throughout the Bible Belt in an effort to claim that “abortion is normal” and...

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