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, 16 January 2018 16:03

Discouragement

Written by

George Stiekes

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me?Psalm 43:5

Everyone faces discouragement at one time or another, even Christians. The psalmist David was a proven warrior. At one occasion, he claims that the Lord is the strength of his life, Of whom shall I be...

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Monday, 15 January 2018 16:03

Tuning Out Television

Written by

Mark Herbster

FrontLine July/August 2008

Technological advances have brought new challenges into Christian families. Most families own at least one television set, and many Christians are struggling with a daily battle with television and its ungodly influences. Television has a great impact...

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:03

Why Should You Stay Married? And How? Part 3

Written by

Matt Recker

There are five strong reasons in Malachi 2:13-16 that lead believers to remain faithful to their marriage vows. Our study of the first three reasons are in part one and part two of this series. They are: Remain faithful because of the divine covenant of marriage,because of the infinite...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:03

Thank God for His Grace

Written by

Don Johnson

A very short post today. I’d like you to read the testimony of my friend, Dan Olinger. If you are a believer, you will find blessing in his brief remarks. You will identify — his experience is your experience, just the details are different. No doubt, you aren’t as...

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:03

Christians Should Be Readers

Written by

Taigen Joos

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Many Christians will begin this New Year with some kind of Bible reading schedule. For our church, we promote this as well, and many take up the challenge to read through their Bibles in a year’s time. It is a good exercise and a great way to get to know your Bible better.

In...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 16:03

Thoroughly Human Thinking

Written by

Andrew Hudson

FrontLine • July/August 2014

The fall of mankind into sin has caused corruption to human thinking (Titus 1:15). This is evidenced by the repeated appeals in the New Testament for believers to renew their thinking (Rom. 12:2; Col. 3:10). This raises the question, “What is...

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Monday, 08 January 2018 16:03

Reconsidering Your Approach to Evangelism

Written by

Thomas Overmiller

God entrusts the ministry of evangelism to every believer. It is the way that he has chosen to spread the message of life and redemption to a lost and dying world. Yet how many believers faithfully participate in this crucial endeavor? Do you? In Matthew 9:37, Jesus taught that the...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 16:03

Why Should You Stay Married? And How? Part 2

Written by

Matt Recker

There are five strong reasons in Malachi 2:13-16 that lead a believer to remain faithful to their marriage vows. The first reason (covered in Part 1) is because of the divine covenant of marriage,based on Malachi 2:14, which says, “Yet ye say, Wherefore? because the LORD hath been...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 16:03

Choices for the New Year

Written by

George Stiekes

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, CHOOSE you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.Joshua...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 16:03

The Fellowship Principle

Written by

John Mincy

The intention of this article is to explain one of the purposes of the FBFI as briefly described in a 2003 resolution, which reads:

The FBFI reaffirms its identity as a fellowship of individuals who hold to the Statement of Purpose and Statement of Faith in the FBFI constitution. We...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:03

Book Review: Greek For Life

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Reviewed by Wally Morris

Benjamin L. Merkle and Robert L. Plummer: Greek For Life: Stategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving New Testament Greek (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic), 2017

My undergraduate college study was at the University of Georgia where I majored in Political Science, intending...

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Monday, 01 January 2018 16:03

Why You Should Stay Married, and How? Part 1

Written by

Matt Recker

Many believers who have been married for years and who may even know intellectually all that the Bible says on this matter, still often end up divorcing their spouse. Others reading this may want to know this about their marriage: is there any hope? There is a tremendous spiritual battle...

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Sunday, 31 December 2017 16:03

Bible Reading Schedules

Written by

Don Johnson

Last week we ran an article called, “Reading the Bible Through in One Year.” I promised to provide links to Bible reading schedules today. You can probably find more by searching on the topic. Our church people use one or another of these schedules and are happy with them.

Thre...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 16:03

P D Best Of: Reading the Bible Through in One Year

Written by

Warren N. Stuber

FrontLine ● November/December 2001

First publication on P&D: January 1, 2014. On January 1 this year, we will publish a list of Bible Reading schedules you can download from various sites on the Internet.

On December 31, I completed my yearly reading through the Bible. The...

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Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:03

P D Best Of: A Look Back at Child Protection

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A Christmas day shock hit my town with this story of a terrible murder of two lovely little girls, apparently committed by their father. An op-ed points out several similar tragedies in other communities recently. The story appears to be the all too familiar bitter custody battle between mother and...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 16:03

P D: Top Posts in the Last Year

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Our readership is relatively modest, as blogs go, but we are thankful for the opportunity to proclaim the Gospel message by way of this site. In the last year, according to Google Analytics, we had just over 40,000 unique visitors and 85,883 pageviews. How many readers and how many views constitute...

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Monday, 25 December 2017 16:03

P D on Boxing Day

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In Canada, today is the biggest shopping day of the year. The day is called “Boxing Day,” a holiday in the United Kingdom and many of its former colonial possessions. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it is “the first week-day after Christmas-day observed as a holiday on...

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Sunday, 24 December 2017 16:03

God Made Visible (4)

Written by

George Stiekes

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.(I Timothy 1:17)

The Spirit of God reveals a four-fold description of our God that every believer ought to understand and cherish if he is to truly know God and experience an...

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:03

God With Us

Written by

Bob Jones

Faith for the Family — December 1980

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. — Matthew 1:23

The existence of God is a self-evident fact, one has only to look about him at...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:03

The Necessity of the Virgin Birth

Written by

Don Johnson

The doctrine of the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ is one of those battleground points of theology over which many heated words have been exchanged. In this paper, I want to outline briefly reasons why belief in the virgin birth is necessary based on evidence and theology.

Evidence...

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017 16:03

Star of Wonder

Written by

Dan Olinger

Faith for the Family — December 1980

The Babylonian skies are a deep, rich, unobscured black, A group of astrologers (how many, we cannot guess) sits atop a ziggurat, plotting the future of their land as they think they read it in the stars. Suddenly they are shaken and nearly...

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Monday, 18 December 2017 16:03

Who Should You Marry Why? (Part 2)

Written by

Matt Recker

I am sharing three answers from Malachi 2:10-12 to this question: who should you marry and why? In Part One I gave the first answer: we should marry someone with whom you can seek the person of God.

The second answer to this question is this: marry someone with whom you can keep the WORD...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 16:03

God Made Visible (3)

Written by

George Stiekes

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.(I Timothy 1:17)

The Spirit of God reveals a four-fold description of our God that every believer ought to understand and cherish if he is to truly know God and experience an...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 16:03

Doubting the Love of God

Written by

Taigen Joos

Believers should never question the fact that God loves them. Many biblical texts show us the love of God. Likewise, many hymns describe the love of God in poetical form. God’s unending, unceasing love for His children is truly a comforting thought.

Yet there are times in the life...

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:03

New World, Old Lies Echoes from 1918

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FrontLine: November/December 2017 | VOLUME 27 | NUMBER 6

imageIn August of 1914 British author H. G. Wells penned a series of articles on the escalating war in Europe; these were later collected and published in a volume entitled The War That Will End War. The title of the book became a popular...

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