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 August 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Ezra Nehemiah Featured

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Do you ever get your hopes up, only to be disappointed again and again? In the U.S., we get our hopes up every four years for a President who will finally solve…

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Friday, 16 August 2019 07:27

Episode 192: Marks of True Friendship Featured

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The friendship between Jonathan and David (1 Samuel 20) provides many good insights for good friendships today. Do you have any friends like Jonathan? Are you this kind of friend for anyone…

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Friday, 16 August 2019 07:22

Episode 191: A Disappointing Finish Featured

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Have you noticed a tendency in your heart to regress spiritually in one way or another? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider from 2 Chronicles some ways that the good kings of…

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:30

A Disappointing Finish Featured

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Apart from David and Solomon, whom the writer of Chronicles presents as exemplary kings, the 1-2 Chronicles names nineteen kings over Judah (the southern 2 tribes of Israel). Eleven of these men…

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Sunday, 11 August 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Chronicles Featured

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As with Samuel and Kings, though Chronicles appears as two books in our English Old Testaments, it was originally given as one unified book in Hebrew. Like these books, it gives detailed…

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Sunday, 28 July 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Kings Featured

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Like the book of Samuel, Kings was written as one complete book (though our English Bible divides it into two). It provides a continuation of Israel’s history from the end of David’s…

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019 11:14

Marks of a True Friend Featured

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After God chose David as the next king of Israel, Saul continued to occupy the throne for several years. This created an awkward situation to be sure. During this time, Saul looked…

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Sunday, 21 July 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Samuel

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In our English Bibles, the Old Testament (OT) features a special six-book series: 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, and 1-2 Chronicles. These are actually three books in the Hebrew Bible: Samuel, Kings, and…

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Sunday, 14 July 2019 02:00

Four Rules to Live By

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Guidelines from 1 Peter 2:17 that should govern our relationships in this world. As you live out your Christian life in New York City, navigating your many relationships and obligations at church…

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Sunday, 07 July 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Ruth

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Those who are faithful to God will experience the faithfulness of God. Main Thought of Ruth A Series of Unfortunate Events Does the story of your life ever feel more like a…

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Monday, 01 July 2019 08:48

Miracles and Preaching

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What comes to your mind when you think of a miracle? In modern terms, we typically connect a miracle with something that is improbable or unlikely to happen. We may even attribute…

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Sunday, 30 June 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Judges

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Introduction Have you ever had one of those days that went from bad to worse? The book of Judges feels like one of those days, only it describes far more than one…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 10:35

Episode 189: The Commander of the Lord’s Army

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Before Joshua led Israel to victory at Jericho (when the walls fell down), he had a surprise encounter with the Commander of the Lord’s Army (Josh 5:13-15). Why was this an important…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 10:30

The Commander of the Lord’s Army

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A Surprise Encounter Before Israel conquered Jericho, which would be their first battle in the Promised Land, an important moment occurred as Joshua surveyed the city from a close distance (Josh 5:13).…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 07:29

Episode 190: God’s Reason for Rainbows

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Do you know the origin of rainbows? Do you know what message they are supposed to convey? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller in discovering the first and last mention of rainbows in the…

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 07:04

God’s Reason for Rainbows

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Since the 1970’s, Western society has wrongfully affiliated the rainbow with an unbiblical agenda, using it to symbolize a lifestyle that God condemns (1 Cor 6:9-10). As a result, Bible-believing Christians may…

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Sunday, 23 June 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Joshua

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Background The book of Joshua serves as the sequel to the first five books written by Moses called the Torah (or “Law”). It serves as a climax to all that Moses had…

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 10:30

Overcoming Generational Sins

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Overcoming Generational Sins In The Christmas Carol, the ghost of Jacob Marley, a former business partner of Scrooge, says this: “I wear the chain I forged in life. I made it link…

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Saturday, 15 June 2019 21:58

Discover the Old Testament: Deuteronomy

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Background Sometimes we believe the mistaken idea that generations just gradually decline, that the next generation will automatically be less spiritual or godly that the last. The book of Deuteronomy gives us…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 10:31

Episode 188: Good Lessons from a Bad Prophet

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The Old Testament book of Numbers gives noticeable attention to a man named Balaam, and he is mentioned elsewhere throughout the Bible. Who is this unusual man and why is he important…

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 10:30

Good Lessons from a Bad Prophet

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The book of Numbers gives noticeable attention to an unusual man named Balaam. He is the main character of Numbers 22-24 and receives additional mention in Numbers 31:8 and 16. References to…

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Scripture tells us about a successive line of places where God both has and will place his presence among people on the Earth. Yet most importantly, where does God dwell today and…

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Sunday, 09 June 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Numbers

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Two Names for the Book Two names describe this fourth book of Moses. The Hebrew name is “In the Wilderness.” This name fits because the book describes the experiences of Israel as…

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 11:29

The Dwelling Place of God

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The Dwelling Places of God in Scripture Scripture tells us about a successive line of places where God both has and will place his presence among people on the Earth. The Tabernacle…

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Sunday, 02 June 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Leviticus

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Introduction Can you guess which Old Testament (OT) book Jewish children studied first in the synagogue? The answer is Leviticus. Unfortunately this is not the case for believers today. If anything, we…

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