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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Monday, 16 July 2018 23:00

Not for a few.

“Evangelism is not a professional job for a few trained men, but is instead the unrelenting responsibility of every person who belongs to the company of Jesus.” –Elton Trueblood

Get your own copy of The Evidence Bible.http://bit.ly/EvidenceBible

 

Authors: The Daily Evidence...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Monday, 16 July 2018 22:52

The Guilt of the Hustle

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I feel guilty for writing this, but I also feel guilty for taking so long to write this.

As a writer with a day job, I often struggle with competing guilts. One is the guilt I feel when I take time away from my family to write.

Regardless of the hobby, I’m sure most people feel similar twinges...

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Written by Aaron Earls
Monday, 16 July 2018 22:38

A 3-Sentence Definition of Biblical Counseling

image In a nutshell, biblical counseling is the one-another ministry of discipleship whereby believers wisely speak scriptural truth into each other’s lives while bringing the refreshing hope of Christ (Rom. 15:14; 1 Thess. 5:14). This ministry of the Word is essential for our sanctification in...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Monday, 16 July 2018 22:34

NUGGETS (for women)

image As I began to collate helpful articles I’ve read the past week, or so, I noticed most of them are written by, and directed at, women. So, I thought I’d group those together to share.

5 Things I’d Tell My Newlywed Self – “After sixteen years of personal experience, my...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Monday, 16 July 2018 22:02

The Heart of a Missionary

imageAs we live a life of safety and comfort here in America as Christians, we must always remember that around the world there are thousands of Christians dedicated to missionary work and spreading the gospel to every tribe, tongue and nation.  And in some of those countries our brothers and...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Monday, 16 July 2018 22:00

Some Recent Interactions with My Book on Second Century Christianity

I’ve been pleased this year to see so many encouraging responses to my new book, Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church (IVP Academic, 2018). Who would’ve thought people would be interested in the second century?

For those who haven’t...

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Written by Michael Kruger
Monday, 16 July 2018 22:00

Theologian wants to take the Bible out of the hands of Christians

image I just read a jaw-dropping section from Stanley Hauerwas’ book Unleashing Scripture. Keep in mind that even though Hauerwas is not an evangelical, many evangelicals hang on his every word. He writes:

Most North American Christians assume that they have a right, if not an obligation, to read...

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Written by Denny Burk
Monday, 16 July 2018 21:53

A Timely Affirmation of Jesus’ Rule and Peace

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Of the increase of his government and ofpeace there will be no end…

on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. Isa. 9:7

Lord Jesus, your righteousness is our...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Monday, 16 July 2018 21:34

Your Respectable Sin Is Your Achilles Heel

The author of Hebrews sounds like a track and field coach explaining the need for proper attire and the danger of unnecessary resistance as he writes, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which...

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Written by Josh Buice
Monday, 16 July 2018 21:00

192- Doug Hamp – Fallen Angels, Nephilim, and DNA altering Mark of the Beast

Episode 192 of the A Minute to Midnite Show sees the return of Doug Hamp. A very interesting discussion ensues between Doug and Tony.   

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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Written by Tony Koretz
Monday, 16 July 2018 21:00

The Old Testament Is Embarrassing

image The Old Testament is full of embarrassing material. Ironically, this is one good reason to trust it as a reliable source. Sean explains.

Authors: Sean McDowell...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Monday, 16 July 2018 21:00

The Middle Ground Between Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology

July 17, 2018 by: Stephen J. Wellum, Peter J. Gentryimage

How Biblical Covenants Relate

Throughout church history, Christians have differed on their understanding of the relationship between the biblical covenants—hence one of the reasons why different theological systems have developed....

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Written by Stephen J. Wellum, Peter J. Gentry
Monday, 16 July 2018 20:00

Theology. Driven. Podcast Guest Appearance: Beth Moore, the SBC, and Christian Women

imageTheology. Driven. Podcast Guest Appearance: Beth Moore, the SBC, and Christian Women

Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Monday, 16 July 2018 20:00

Pretty Wrapping

The box is sitting on your front doorstep when you get home. You weren't expecting it. You didn't order anything. You wonder what it could be. You take it inside. The box is wrapped in pretty paper complete with a bow on top. Some sort of gift, apparently. So you tear into it and immediately head...

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Written by Winging It
Monday, 16 July 2018 20:00

The Hardest Question to Answer

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I’ve been asked hundreds of questions about Islam, homosexuality, the problem of evil, abortion, the Bible, and many other topics. Some questions are easy, while others are hard. The most difficult question, though, is never about those topics. It’s about God.

The hardest question to...

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Written by Alan Shlemon
Monday, 16 July 2018 19:00

Resisting the Temptation of Pride in Leadership

Pride is an ever-present temptation for leaders.

In the world’s eyes, pride in leadership may actually seem beneficial. Today, prideful leaders are often celebrated because they seem “successful.” By mere force of their seemingly self-assured personalities, they shake up the status...

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Written by W. Scott Brown
Monday, 16 July 2018 19:00

Defending the Faith

Here's an excerpt from Defending the Faith, Jared Oliphint's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

The Christian life would be a lot easier if Christianity were more inclusive. Think of all the things we could believe and all the intellectual options available to us in the vast marketplace of...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Monday, 16 July 2018 18:39

Did Jesus Think He was God? (Video)

J. Warner Wallace answers questions about Christianity in his “Think Like a Detective” series on RightNow Media, the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies”. In this video, J. Warner discusses the language Jesus used when describing Himself. Did His words demonstrate what He...

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Written by jwallace
Monday, 16 July 2018 18:05

Joshua 24; Acts 4; Jeremiah 13; Matthew 27

Joshua 24; Acts 4; Jeremiah 13; Matthew 27

WHEN PETER AND JOHN were released from their first whiff of persecution, they “went back to their own people” (Acts 4:23). The church gathered for prayer, using the words of Psalm 2 (Acts 4: 25-26). They understood that Old Testament text to be...

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Written by Don Carson
Monday, 16 July 2018 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—The New “Prince of Peace”

July 17, 2018
This familiar figure in the saffron robes claims to be Tibet’s God, the latest reincarnation of the original Dalai Lama. Admiration is showered upon him everywhere he appears. He proposes to bring peace to...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Monday, 16 July 2018 18:00

History the Interpretor of Prophecy

July 17, 2018
History has ever been the interpreter of prophecy. It was so notably in New Testament times, for the sufferings and glories of our Lord, foretold in the Old Testament, remained uncomprehended until their meaning was revealed by the events of history....

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Monday, 16 July 2018 18:00

The First Love

“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24) This is the very heart of the moving prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ in the...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Monday, 16 July 2018 17:54

Video: Mark 16:9-20 and the Parrot Problem

         
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It’s not easy to make a high-quality slide-show video!  So, after several attempts, I settled for a low-quality, adequate slide-show video with music and birds.
            In three minutes, Mark 16:9-20 and the Parrot...

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Written by James Snapp
Monday, 16 July 2018 17:12

Kids and Technology

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Here’s a question I was asked most recently in South Africa, but which I’ve been asked all over the world: What can you say about that tricky relationship between kids and technology? This is something we grapple with just about every day!

Transcript

How have you raised your kids with...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 16 July 2018 17:06

A La Carte (July 17)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a few miscellaneous discounts that may interest you.

If you’re in or near Edinburgh, I’d love to meet you this evening at 7 PM at FM Bookshop on Gilmerton Road.

(Yesterday on the blog: A Sober Warning from the Earliest Christians)

Does the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Monday, 16 July 2018 17:05

Chris Pratt and taking our place on Schaeffer’s Staircase

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Another awards ceremony, another celebrity name-checking God. At the Brits, it was Stormzy, at the recent MTV awards, it was Chris Pratt, whose nine rules for life caused quite a stir in internetland.

Pratt certainly went a bit further than your typical ‘I want to thank God, for without him...

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Written by Jonny Mellor
Monday, 16 July 2018 17:03

God’s Hungry Children

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A.W. Tozer wrote in the preface of his outstanding book, The Pursuit of God (p. 8), “It is a solemn thing, and no small scandal in the kingdom [the church], to see God’s children starving while actually seated at the Father’s table.”

What he was getting at was that the...

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Written by Taigen Joos
Monday, 16 July 2018 17:01

Two Verses that Prove Man did not Invent the Gospel Featured

image The Bible never ceases to amaze me. It is a never ending fountain, flowing unceasingly with soul-stirring truth.

Every so often there are some verses in Scripture that remind us that God works on a whole different level. In fact, some verses are so crazy that they reminds us that the Gospel works...

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Written by Jordan Standridge
Monday, 16 July 2018 15:10

What God Says is Better

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The Empty Deceit of Sin​

Believer, the delicacies of sin are widely displayed and lifted up for all to indulge in. From movies to Netflix Originals to commercials to Facebook posts, everywhere we look, there are vices set like bear traps - covered up and entrapping in their grip. Like in...

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Written by Cale Fauver
Monday, 16 July 2018 15:05

July 17: Beriah Green [1795-1874]

Things For All Men To Do.

imageThe following few paragraphs, below, form the opening portion of a discourse by Beriah Green, Jr. [1795-1874]. A graduate of Middlebury College, in Vermont, Green studied for the ministry at Andover Seminary. After a dozen years as professor at Western Reserve College,...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Monday, 16 July 2018 15:05

Work, For I am With You

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“Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not.” – Haggai 2:4-5​

Some of my most beloved memories of growing up in Kentucky are the many summer days...

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Written by Mathew Gilbert
Monday, 16 July 2018 15:00

Where Is Moody Bible Institute Headed?

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Folks have asked me what I thought about the changes going on at my alma mater,Moody Bible Institute. It took me quite a while to process my response, so here it is.

I am very proud to have graduated from the Moody Bible Institute. In recent months, the school has been rocked with a change in...

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Written by Ed Vasicek
Monday, 16 July 2018 14:59

Romans 13:6 “For this reason, pay your taxes” — Reformed Libertarian

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In two previous posts (here and here) I explained why Romans 13 does not refer to the institution of civil government, but rather to God’s providential empowering of particular people with the strength of the sword to rule/dominate people. This […]

via Romans 13:6 “For this...

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Written by brandonadams
Monday, 16 July 2018 14:52

Thailand Cave Rescue: Here’s How We Can Help (before) Next Time

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For two weeks we all checked our phones first thing in the morning. Are the boys out yet? Are they safe? Did they make it? 

Around the globe, we wrung our hands and wondered what we could do. Buddhists made offerings at their garden shrines. Children colored pictures and wrote good thoughts....

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Monday, 16 July 2018 14:41

Do the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few?

I'd like to use another example to illustrate my argument in this post:
In consequentialism, given a choice between saving five lives and saving ten lives, you sacrifice five lives to save ten lives. And all things being equal, that's a...

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Written by steve
Monday, 16 July 2018 14:10

Is the Wall of Separation ‘Bad History’?

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As journalists pore over every line written and uttered by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Los Angeles Times has highlighted a 2017 speech in which Kavanaugh said that the “wall of separation between church and state” is a metaphor based upon “bad history.”

Sep...

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Written by Thomas Kidd
Monday, 16 July 2018 14:08

Does God only heal certain types of disorders?

Atheists object that only certain kinds of healing miracles are reported. 
i) In my experience, atheists are rarely conversant with the best literature documenting miracles, so most of them are too uninformed to generalize about the types of healing miracles. 
ii) In addition, case-studies...

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Written by steve
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:50

Bible Study Helps: Isaiah Featured

Isaiah is the first of the major prophets and one of the most important. His ministry took place before the Babylonian exile of 587 B.C. We are told he started his ministry when King Uzziah died around 740 B.C. His prophetic task lasted some four decades.

Assyria had already taken the Northern...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:30

An Earnest Plea to Roman Catholics

Authors: Ken Temple...

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Written by Ken Temple
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:22

The Bible Train 7.16.18-7.22.18

This week, the Bible Train has stops at the majestic Passover celebration and then Isaiah, the Prince of Prophets will bring us several encouraging messages. Isaiah will tell us of the suffering Servant, he will invite us to the Lord’s salvation and offer comfort to those oppressed. In this...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:18

Editorial: Thinking Theologically About Vocation and Work

Written by Stephen J. Wellum
Monday, 16 July 2018 13:15

A New Testament Professor’s Rediscovery of the Doctrine of Vocation

Monday, 16 July 2018 13:12

“The Labors of our Occupation”: Can Augustine Offer Any Insight on Vocation?

Monday, 16 July 2018 13:06

“Some Kind of Life to Which We Are Called of God”: The Puritan Doctrine of Vocation

Monday, 16 July 2018 13:04

English Calvinistic Baptists and Vocation in the Long Eighteenth Century, with Particular Reference to Anne Dutton’s Calling as an Author

Monday, 16 July 2018 12:57

Milkmaids No More: Revisiting Luther’s Doctrine of Vocation from the Perspective of a “Gig” Economy

Monday, 16 July 2018 12:52

The Work and Faith of Theological Scholars: Converging Lessons from James 2 and Luther’s Doctrine of Vocation

Monday, 16 July 2018 12:47

Do Not Love the World: Breaking the Evil Enchantment of Worldliness (A Sermon on 1 John 2:15-17)

Monday, 16 July 2018 12:30

Book Reviews

The post Book Reviews appeared first on Southern Equip.

Authors: Southern Seminary

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Monday, 16 July 2018 12:21

Questions on Donating

Hi folks, I have had a couple of people saying today that they don’t like using Paypal for donations. So I’d like to point out that Donorbox, which is found on our Donation page halfway down ( the blue box … Continue reading

Authors: Tony Koretz...

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