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, 13 November 2018 22:34

Your Lord’s Day Might Be Someone Else’s Way of Escape

Radically ordinary hospitality begins when we remember that God uses us as living epistles—and that the openness or inaccessibility of our homes and hearts stands between life and death, victory and defeat, and grace or shame for most people.

Consider with me the tension of 1 Corinthians...

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Written by 9Marks
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 22:30

There is Only One Who is Permanent

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Written by Donavon Riley
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 22:30

The Shift in Educational Priorities

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The traditional purpose of education was to give children the basic skills they would need in life to grow into productive members of society, and able to earn a living.  But we have seen a slow but dramatic shift in what education looks like over the past few decades.  To some the focus...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 22:00

Never stop pleading.

Never stop pleading with those who are not receptive to the gospel. That seemingly hardhearted person may be thinking about every word you speak. We tend to overlook the fact that Jesus rebuked the hardhearted Pharisees and other religious leaders, because He cared enough about them to speak the...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:24

The Realization of Protestant Fears: A Catholic in the White House, 1960

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A Catholic in the White House?: Religion, Politics, and John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Campaign By Thomas J. Carty Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, 215 pages

Roman Catholic, Al Smith (Governor of NY, 1923-1928), ran for President of the United States on the Democratic Party ticket in 1928 and was...

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Written by Tom
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:06

Media Motives Matter (Jason Helopoulos)

In this social media age, the Christian would do well to remember Christ's warning, "Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 6:1). "Sound no trumpet," Jesus says, when you give...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:01

A great pinch-hitter hits a grand slam

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Georgia Baptist Convention President Mike Stone preaches at the Monday evening session, filling in for Arkansas evangelist David Miller, who was unable to attend. SCOTT BARKELY/Index

WARNER ROBINS — David Miller – from Heber Springs, Ark., who prefers to be known as a “Country...

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Written by Gerald Harris
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:00

The Missionary Fellowship of William Carey, New from Michael Haykin and Reformation Trust

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We tend to think of missionaries as solitary heroes and trailblazers, journeying around the world and risking everything to preach the gospel to the lost. William Carey certainly earned that reputation. Known as the “founder of modern missions,” Carey gained celebrity status for his...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:00

Arguing Textual Criticism on Facebook. What Have I Become?

I won’t argue textual criticism with those who insist on the exclusive use of the King James Version. But that doesn’t mean I won’t argue textual criticism. Here’s the tack I’m taking nowadays, something I’ve been working on for a while. It coincides with a paper...

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Written by Mark Ward
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:00

5 Reasons to Obey the 10 Commandments

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Obedience Matters

The Ten Commandments are not to be ignored. It’s important that we study and understand them. But, of course, it’s more important that we obey them. God isn’t impressed by an intellectually careful analysis that puts the...

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Written by Kevin DeYoung
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:44

When Feeling a Bit “Blah-ish”, in a Funk, or a Tad Tired

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     For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were afflicted at every turn…

fighting without and fear within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus. 2 Cor. 7:5-6

Gracious Father, the incidental pictures in the...

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Written by Scotty Smith Posts – The Gospel Coalition
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:19

5 Songs by CityAlight I Think You’ll Enjoy

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There has probably never been as much Christian music created as there is today. It can be a chore to sort through the vast amounts of noise to find the few songs that present timeless truth in fresh ways. One group that does this well is Australia’s CityAlight. They are creating music that...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:15

A La Carte (November 14)

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Today’s Kindle deals include the Gospel for Life series of short books. Over at Westminster Books you’ll find deals on some Counseling 101 material (in print format).

There are lots of games and puzzles for sale on Amazon today in case you’re doing some early Christmas...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:14

A plague of false teachers Featured

By Elizabeth Prata
"The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity." Leonard Ravenhill.
We are living in a plague now. It is a plague of false teachers. False teachers bring a different Gospel, or meld the...

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:00

Top 10 Bible Verses on Giving Thanks

imageHere are ten of my favorite Bible verses about giving thanks.

Authors: Michelle Lesley...

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:00

Why Your Student Needs to Attend the Next reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference

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The Bible has been under attack since its beginning. Every generation brings with it a new cadre of characters set on undermining the credibility of the Bible. Some resort to ridicule, while others attempt a refutation. Consequently, this has caused many students to doubt God’s word.

There are...

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Written by Tim Barnett
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:02

Of Creation, a snippet from a forthcoming book

Confession 4.1

Richard C. Barcellos

In the beginning it pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, to create or make the world, and all things therein, whether visible of invisible, in the space of six days,...

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Written by RBAP
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:00

Reality Check

In Canada a guy simply identified as "JY" claims to be a woman in male body and is suing 16 female estheticians for refusing to give him a "manzilian." For those of you unclear on the concept, it is a male "Brazilian" bikini wax. This "transgender" wanted them to remove the hair from his male body...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:00

Fear of God Devotional: Holy, Harmless, and Undefiled

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How is Christ described in the book of Hebrews?

John Latham explains in this video that in Hebrews, Jesus is described as being holy, harmless, and undefiled. Christ was set apart - He was to be the Messiah. 

The Old Testament priests were not holy or without sin, as the writer of Hebrews notes....

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 18:00

The Christian and Joy

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"The Holy Spirit has exhorted the faithful to continue clapping their hands for joy until the advent of the promised Redeemer," wrote John Calvin in a comment on Psalm 47:12. Paul would heartily concur! Writing from a prison cell from which he had no certain knowledge of escaping other than to his...

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Written by Derek W.H. Thomas
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 17:43

What Will We Experience in Heaven?

imageThere are good reasons to believe we are more than simple material beings. If we are living souls (as described in Christian Scripture), there’s no reason to think our true immaterial nature will be limited by the fate of our physical bodies. Our expectations of justice, satisfaction and joy...

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Written by jwallace
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 17:00

US-Bound Ahmadi Leader Models a Different Kind of Islamic Caliphate

November 14, 2018
As some 38,000 Ahmadi Muslims from more than 110 countries gathered in the countryside outside London this past August for the fast-growing [movement’s] annual convention, thousands of Ahmadis camped out in...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 17:00

Called to Be Salt and Light in the World, Not in a Closet

Two weeks ago, the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) hosted a symposium on religious freedom attended by more than twenty-five Christians scholars from around the country. The conference was part of a year-long IFWE project that is funded in part by The John Templeton Foundation. The...

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Written by Hugh Whelchel
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:03

The Double Cure

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The first verse of the hymn “Rock of Ages”ends with these words: “Be of sin the double cure, Save from wrath and make me pure” (Majesty Hymns, 451). Interestingly, some hymnals have an alternate reading: “Be of sin the double cure, Cleanse me from its guilt and...

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Written by Myron Houghton
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:00

What Are the “High Places” in the Old Testament, and How Does That Apply to Us Today?

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Recently someone asked me, “I’m intrigued by a phrase that’s repeated word for word in 2 Kings four times in 12:3, 14:4, 15:4, and 15:35 related to Uzziah and his father, grandfather, and son: ‘The high places, however, were not removed.’ What is this referring...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:00

“Life After Google” (Introduction)

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My blogger profile says that I work in “marketing automation”. As a young writer, with a then-young family, I gravitated toward advertising copywriting as a career, and later into other forms of marketing and marketing communications. Marketing and advertising have been...

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Written by John Bugay
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:00

Total Abstinence

“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” (1 Peter 2:11) The command to abstainoccurs only a few times in the... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:00

God in the Hands of Giddy Sinners Featured

Many charismatics today claim that the Great Awakening was a forerunner to their own movement, marked by the same emotional outbursts and experiences that dominate their worship. Moreover, as we’ve already seen, they argue that the movement was quenched by an emphasis on theological...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:00

ETS I: My Paper on the Continuation of the Charismata

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It is a huge privilege to open this discussion on spiritual gifts, with individuals from whom I have learned so much in so many areas. Thank you, Patrick, for making this possible—and for letting me go first. “The first to present his case seems right … until another comes and...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 14:15

The Unfamiliar Beauty of a Familiar Sentence

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An Unfortunate Division

A beautiful aspect of Scripture is that it, as Spurgeon once said, “widens and deepens with our years.” Sentences and clauses that meant little to us in previous readings can erupt with significance and splendor. Verses we once glossed over can stand out as...

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Written by Ronni Kurtz
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 14:05

November 14: Rev. William Williamson

Presbyterian Circuit Ridersby Rev. David T. Myers

When we think about Circuit Riders, usually the Methodist Church comes to mind. Yet for many years, the official policy of the Presbyterian General Assembly was that of authorizing ministers to ride as missionaries among pastor-less settlements In a...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 14:05

God Knows When You Don't

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Right now, there’s a lot I don’t know.

I don’t know what today will bring. Or tomorrow, for that matter. I don’t know how long I will live, or when I will die. I don’t know how many kids my husband and I will raise, or if we’ll be able to have them at all. I...

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Written by Kristen Wetherell
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 14:00

Why Biblical Foundations for Education Still Matter, Part 1

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Presented to the Association of Christian Teachers and Christian School Regional Educators Convention, Grandview Christian School, Grandview, Missouri — November 2, 2018

Introduction

Mark Twain once famously said, “I never let schooling interfere with my education.” He also...

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Written by Christopher Cone
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 13:01

The Synod of Dort

Where did the five points of Calvinism come from? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols takes us back 400 years to the Synod of Dort.

The post The Synod of Dort appeared first on 5 Minutes in Church History.

Authors: Ligonier Ministries

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Written by Ligonier Ministries
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 12:47

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary!

"And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her." Luke 1:38  
     This verse comes at the end of Mary's conversation with the angel Gabriel. Gabriel had just announced to Mary...

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Written by Ruminations
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 12:41

Your Mom Has a Blog Podcast, Episode 97

This is day 13 of 30 Days to a Deeper Connection in Your Marriage. In this episode: No such thing as privacy.

Authors: Melissa...

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Written by Melissa
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:16

Medieval bestiary

A common argument against the inerrancy of Scripture is to compare Scripture to alleged parallels in pagan sources, then infer that Bible writers shared the prescientific outlook of their pagan neighbors. In that regard I'd like to expand on a comparison offered by John Collins in Reading Genesis...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:40

Contending for the Permanent Things Featured

The fight for truth, for faith, for morality, for humanity, and for civilisation is perennial. That is because the enemies of these things are ever at work, ever seeking to undermine and destroy that which they hate. Because the permanent things are just that – permanent – we know that...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:05

Episodic Preaching Featured

1. Seth continues his review 1 Timothy 2, examining the perseverance of women. 2. Seth responds to a listener submission about thirst. 3. Seth discusses one-shot sermons.

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Written by Seth - Host of the Christian Commute
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:00

And They Can Even Have Some of the Honeydew

“I don’t want liberty for secularists because secularism is true—it isn’t. Secularism is an opium dream, complete with flashing eyes and floating hair. I want liberty for secularists because Jesus is Lord” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 174).

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:56

Assembly of God Megachurch Says Yoga is Demonic, Bible Belt Town Freaks Out Featured

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[USA TODAY] SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A pastor of an Assemblies of God megachurch recently took aim at yoga, saying it has “demonic roots” and warning Christians to avoid the popular activity.

Pastor John Lindell told the attendees of James River Church in Ozark,...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:33

Register Now: “God’s Voice Conference” to Counter Pro-LGBT “Revoice Conference.” Featured

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An upcoming conference hopes to provide an alternative to the “Queer Christian” Revoice Conference. In opposition to the hopeless views propagated at this year’s Revoice Conference, which was promoted by officials in two of America’s most conservative denominations, the...

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Written by News Division
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:22

What's a rainbow?

8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 09:00

13 Reasons Why You Should Live

Episode 2386

13 Reasons Why You Should Live

Segment 1 (00:00) Reasons 1-3

Segment 2 (08:54) Reasons 4-6

Segment 3 (17:06) Reasons 7-12

Wretched Surprise! (25:36) Reason 13

The post 13 Reasons Why You Should Live appeared first on Wretched.

Authors: samueljroys...

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:39

Studied inaccuracy

Here's a neglected consideration in debates over inerrancy. Consider artwork. It's sometimes amusing to see Medieval depictions of exotic animals (e.g. African animals), because it's clear that the artist never saw a real animal like that. Likewise, before the advent of linear perspective, artistic...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 08:16

Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths Featured

by Mike Ratliff

1 To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.2 O my God, in You I trust,Do not let me be ashamed;Do not let my enemies exult over me.3 Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed;Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.4 Make me know Your ways, O Lord;Teach me...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 06:36

A Primer on the Legacy of Preaching: Volume One (Apostles to the Revivalists)

imageWhat do Augustine and Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther and Matthew Henry, John Bunyan and Johnathan Edwards all have in common?

They embody the rich legacy of preaching through the ages, inspired by the central ministry component of Jesus Christ himself whose very purpose and mission on earth was to...

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Written by Jeremy Bouma
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:51

11/13/2018

•Todd just got back from California and boy are his lungs sore
•Lame sermon illustrations from the California wildfires
•Mike Riccardi explains why Paul would want to be a fool
•Clint Eastwood reads contemporary worship lyrics
•Al Mohler explains why a woman shouldn’t be president of the SBC
•John MacArthur vs pragmatism
•Shatner Claus ruins Christmas for everyone

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Written by joey
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:45

With NoCo Radio On Reformation 101: Law And Gospel

It is always fun to talk with my fellow Cornhusker Mike Abendroth, pastor of Senior Pastor at Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston, MA, where he’s been since 1997. He’s the author of several books and is presently preaching through the book . . . Continue reading →

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 05:21

Ben ‘behind-the-wheel’ Fitzgerald puts on beg-a-thon so God can be at his revival?

There is a peculiar absurdity with frauds in the church. Although they claim to have amazing faith, they are the first to lack any form of true faith when it comes to money. All of a sudden, their powerful, close and intimate relationship with the ‘godhead’ becomes questionable, with...

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Written by churchwatcher
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