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, 31 October 2017 07:45

Celebrating Reformation 500

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Today is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, recalling the day Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg Church door. Of course, other reformers came before him and many came after him. But this day in 1517 was certainly a watershed moment in history and the one we most...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 00:43

When It Is Not Well

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It’s been a tough couple of weeks. Well, honestly I’ve spent much of this year riding the roller coaster from discouragement, uncertainty, anger, and pain to hope, optimism and faith and back around again. The most recent instance has just been another circumstance which brought pain...

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 04:24

Reflecting on the rest of Romans 6

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Any Christian who ever learned the “Romans Road” method of communicating the gospel can probably recite Romans 6:23, “23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

It is an essential and tremendous reminder. We,...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 23:45

Selah: I Got Saved

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Another great song to encourage you this week:

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World Digital has revamped its international content and my persecution stories are now part of a roundup called “World Tour.” Here are the past few which include my reporting on false charges against Indian Christians for kidnapping and forced conversion, a trend in attacks on pastors...

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The image only reflects the post in that the church this sermon is from is my favorite church in New York City. I discovered First Baptist Church in recent months and have been grateful to listen to Pastor Hoskinson’s preaching online as well. 

He’s been preaching through...

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 11:48

The Word: Psalm 32

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I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately and given that today was communion Sunday when we remember the forgiveness we Christians have been shown by God, this Psalm seems like the perfect thing to share today.

Psalm 32

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is...

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imagePerhaps this sounds like a strange admission, but there have been times in my life when I had no church home. While I believe those were legitimate absences, upon reflection, I may have learned more about the need to be part of a church when I didn’t have one than the many years I did.

When I...

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:00

Church of Wimps

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I read Luke chapter 9 this morning where Jesus reacts to three people who claim they would “follow him” anywhere. A modern mindset would probably expect a reaction along the lines of “Great you have you, buddy!” Jesus instead lays each one of them bare and exposes where...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:05

Compassion – Pillar Number Nine

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Working through the Pillars of Christian Character series from Grace to You, the next character trait Pastor MacArthur examines is compassion.

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Sunday, 12 March 2017 12:04

The Word: Galatians 6:7-10

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“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at...

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 21:14

Sermon: Character Trait – Thankfulness

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This week’s sermon from Grace to You is focused on thankfulness. This is sermon eight in the series on the “Pillars of Christian Character.” Just two more to go!

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Friday, 03 March 2017 03:05

Joy!

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Sermon number seven from the Grace to You series I’ve been working my way through, “Pillars of Christian Character,” is about joy. We know from Galatians that joy is one of the fruits of a spirit-filled and spirit-controlled life. It also may be my favorite character trait.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 02:06

Pillars of Christian Character: Forgiveness

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The sixth sermon in the Grace To You series that I’ve been listening to once a week is all about forgiveness.

Speaking for myself, forgiving others can be a struggle at times. I’m glad I was reminded and chastised through this message. You can listen to it here.

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Following last week’s love sermon, the next in the Grace to You series of sermons from Pastor John MacArthur is focused on unity.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017 19:53

Pillars of Christian Character: Love

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Last week some things in my life sort of felt like they were imploding, so I failed to post sermon number three here. It was a sermon about humility.  I did share it on Facebook, but couldn’t find time to write up a post here. Sorry about that.

On to sermon four: Love. And just in...

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Sunday, 29 January 2017 15:45

Weighing in on the refugee matter

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Screenshot from a video about a UNHCR refugee camp.

 

I try very hard to stay away from politics here at Steak and a Bible. That isn’t because I don’t have strong political opinions, I do. I avoid it because I do not want my political opinions to get in the way of God’s truth....

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 17:50

Pillars of Christian Character: Obedience

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I’m continuing to listen to this Grace to You sermon series “The Pillars of Christian Character,” once a week, for ten weeks.

The second message is about obedience. That word sure can make our rebel hearts want to run away or start rationalizing behavior, can’t it? And yet,...

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Monday, 23 January 2017 12:42

Music Monday: Give You Glory by Jeremy Camp

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:43

GTY Sermon Series: Pillars of Christian Character

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While I was browsing programs at Grace to You the other day I came across this 10-message series on Christian character. And I had an idea to listen to one each Wednesday for the next 10 weeks.

Will you join me?

I’ll be sharing those messages in order here and on my Facebook page each Wednesday...

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Doctors Without Borders update from Serbia

This update from Serbia about the refugee and migrant crisis there is gut-wrenching and needs to be read. DWB has been treating people including children for injuries, including many sustained by border control authorities. Now many in Serbia are also...

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A sermon from 2 Corinthians 5 about being God’s ministers of reconciliation, and what it means to be reconciled to God. Great stuff here from Pastor John MacArthur!

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 Should the expectation of the return of Jesus Christ cause us to live differently than we would otherwise? The answer from Scripture is yes. As Pastor John MacArthur exegetes in this two-part message “Living in Anticipation of Christ’s Return.”  Part 1.  Part 2.

MacArthur says that knowing Jesus will return and grant us

Friday, 15 July 2016 04:44

Why and How to Help the Persecuted

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I had the incredible privilege last week to attend an event (The Bridge conference put on by International Christian Concern) focused on the persecuted church in the Middle East specifically. I also was able to attend a separate discussion regarding the refugee crisis and how Christians should think about it and how to help them.

I don’t

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 07:15

Video: Mortal Kombat Star Saved

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In his own words, martial arts master, actor and drug addict Jeff Durbin tells the story of how Jesus saved him from his sins. It’s quite a story.

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