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

The Cross and the Kingdom of Christ - Apologetic Report
Saturday, 25 August 2018 04:34

Catechism Quiz: Question #1

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Q. 1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God,[1] and to enjoy him forever.[2]

Authors: Michiana Covenant...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 23:04

Communion

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A poem by Elizabeth Sunshine

 

Warm hands. Kind eyes.

We speak our word of peace

Then walk the center aisle to where the Word of peace waits.

He who walked the long, dusty paths of earth

To save those made from dust.

Broken in pieces that we might be one,

He offers us the pieces of His peace,

And so I...

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 07:15

Son of God

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Our sermon this past Sunday focused on the baptism of Jesus. Our pastor pointed out that in Mark, at Christ’s baptism the heavens are said to be “torn,” not just opened, and that Mark uses this word only twice: here and when the Temple curtain is torn at Jesus’ death....

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:55

The Tabernacle: God in our Midst

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The first few times I tried reading the Bible through from start to finish, the place where I ran into trouble was the section on the Tabernacle. I could get through the genealogies in Genesis, which only lasted a chapter or so at most, but the tabernacle account contains six chapters (Exod. 25-31)...

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“Persons Act, Natures Are” – Maximus the Confessor and the Trinitarian Debate

Peter J. Wallace

It was good to see Lewis Ayres comment today. I had some of the same concerns about the blithe use of “Nicene” – and a tendency on the part of many participants to talk as though all of the words we are using here are

Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:48

An Apology for Apologies

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In my preaching I have often distinguished between repentance and apology: repentance is where you turn from sin to God and admit your fault, while an apology is an attempt to defend yourself. I have usually said that an apology is appropriate for a mistake, whereas repentance is appropriate for sin.

But in 2 Corinthians 7:10-11, Paul commends the

By Elizabeth Sunshine

I was honored to be asked to lead a devotional at the 2016 MCPC women’s tea on the topic of “books.” I asked my dad for suggestions, and he pointed me to Ecclesiastes 12:12. “My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.”

Thursday, 10 December 2015 12:11

Finding Joy in Christmas

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A Facebook post from Rachel Jankovic (12/9)…

I can’t imagine that in 20 years when my kids get together they will look back in joy on the year Mom finally figured out a way to keep the snow clothes tidy. A bunch of adults sitting around, “Remember that year when everything was clean before Christmas? That was the best! I hope we

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 12:16

Faith Authority

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By Lindsey L. Tollefson (FenleyFlat)

 

When Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, saying, “Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.”

Jesus saith unto him, “I will come and heal him.”  

The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not

Thursday, 10 September 2015 09:38

What Is a Christian?

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And what is a Christian?
 
In light of all the discussions about Kim Davis and her anti-Trinitarian church, it is useful to think about how the Bible describes a Christian:
 
“And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.” (Acts 11:26)
 
What is a Christian? A Christian is a disciple of Jesus. It is convenient for