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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Sunday, 18 February 2018 16:03

God of Grace

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“God will never give you more than you can handle!” It’s not true. He often — almost always — gives us more than we can possibly handle. Yesterday, we worshiped the God of Grace. God always gives more grace than we can comprehend. Sometimes it is best to focus in on...

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Sunday, 18 February 2018 07:51

How to Have a Personal Revival – Tozer

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How to have a personal revival. A. W. Tozer gives ten questions to reflect and examine our spiritual condition to bring about a revival in your heart.

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Saturday, 17 February 2018 06:23

When Should a Pastor Address a Current Event? 

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Thinking through when and how to address current events from the pulpit seems particularly applicable this week.  Every pastor will probably function differently, but this article can start the conversation.  KS

 

When pastors major on the urgent, we can inadvertently lead people to...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:03

Deadly Shooting in Florida – What We Must Do

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Again, the news is flashing across our screens, a deadly shooting at a school in Florida, seventeen dead, students and parents in shock, and seemingly endless media coverage. Instantly opinions are broadcast about what ought to be done – officials should be proactive, someone should have...

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Whether they had a ring by spring, never had a date, or were somewhere in between, alumni of Christian colleges and universities remember their experience of marriage culture on campus. This is likely true whether they graduated recently or as far back as the mid-20th century. Despite massive...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 01:22

Love

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George Stiekes

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you(Matthew 5:44).

imageNormally when we hear the word “love”, we tend to think in an emotional sense, especially when it...

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Monday, 12 February 2018 16:03

The Glory of God: The Right Purpose in Building

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James Delany

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Glory to God

God’s overarching purpose is that all He does is to bring glory and honor to His holy name. God was delighted, therefore, when King David desired to build the temple. However, it was not the fact that David wanted to build a...

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imageEurope’s wholesale abandonment of its Christian faith is often explained as the inevitable by-product of modern social, economic, and political life. But there is far more to the story of Euro-secularization than...

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Matt Recker

During Black History month, it is good to highlight powerful examples of black history from the Bible. As I have lived in a black community for many years and also started and pastored churches with significant numbers of black Christians, I have learned to have a deep appreciation for...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:46

God-focused Worship

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God-focused Worship

It’s been more than a decade ago now that we decided to revamp the worship service at our church.  We did not change the style of what we do.  We changed the focus.  We saw two particular problems with the way we were doing worship.  First, our people,...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:29

Let’s Ban Porn

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Conservatives and Christians for decades have been declaring the potential corruption to society that readily available porn brings.  Now we are living it, and unlikely groups of people are now calling to ban it.  This was published in the NY Times as well.  KS

An immodest proposal...

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Age verification of all pornographic content will be mandatory from April 2018. But there are still a lot of grey areas

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Gayle Myrick, an evangelical Christian and former magistrate who was forced out after she refused to perform civil marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples due to her religious beliefs, has been awarded $300,000 by the state of North Carolina in a settlement agreement.  More . . .

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Saturday, 10 February 2018 05:41

10 Personal Benefits of Fatherhood for Men

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Being a father can positively influence both their children and their own lives. See what the research says about the ways fatherhood benefits men.   More . . .

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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It’s been three months since Vinnie and Melissa Murphy awoke to their children’s screams amid a brutal attack for which their older brother stands accused.

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By imminent decline of contemporary worship music, I do not mean imminent disappearance. Commercial forces have too substantial an interest to permit contemporary worship music to disappear entirely; and human beings are creatures of habit who do not adapt to change quickly. I do not predict,...

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Naked Women Featured in Sports Illustrated to Celebrate #MeToo; Christians Disgusted, Point Out Irony

Sports Illustrated magazine released on Wednesday a preview of its annual issue, featuring naked women displaying slogans linked to the #MeToo movement on their bare skin.Critics, including...

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Friday, 09 February 2018 02:47

Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage | The Guardian

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Bermuda becomes first jurisdiction in the world to repeal same-sex marriage

Bermuda has become the first jurisdiction to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the British territory.

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One hundred evangelical leaders have signed a letter urging President Donald Trump and members of Congress to protect Dreamers, immigrants and refugees.The letter, spearheaded by the evangelical organization World Relief, was printed as a full-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Washington...

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 16:03

“Why Do We Have To Wait?”

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Wally Morris

I don’t like waiting. For several years, I worked in retail sales, and the most common complaint from customers concerned long waits in checkout lines. We don’t like waiting at stoplights, traffic delays, slow computers, and people who take forever to tell us something. Last...

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 04:53

A Barrier Between Science and Religion?

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Philosophy Rebuts Key Barrier Between Science and Religion | RealClearScience

Today’s readers might dismiss Descartes’ theological musings as irrelevant to the justification of the conservation of momentum. Descartes may have (somehow) hit on the right physical principle — or, at...

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As President Trump prepares to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast, conservative religious leaders have hailed the president’s first-year agenda as their own. More … – The New York Times

Of interest in connection with two posts [here and here] evaluating the Christian...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 16:03

Was Simon Magus a Christian?

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Don Johnson

Simon Magus is the name for a man also called “Simon the sorcerer” in Acts 8. He made his living (undoubtedly a lucrative one) by astounding fellow-Samaritans with magic arts. Until Philip, the evangelist came to town, that is. When Philip arrived preaching the good news of...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 08:05

In defense of Evangelicals who support Trump

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 It is usually easier for an outsider to defend a person or a group that is attacked than for the person or group.In that vein, this Jew would like to defend evangelicals and other Christians who support President Donald Trump. They are regularly attacked as religious hypocrites who give...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 08:03

Evangelicals who support Donald Trump are hypocrites

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This issue is divisive in our churches and groups.  KS

The same evangelicals furious with President Clinton’s moral failings are now overlooking President Trump’s boorish behavior.  More . . .

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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