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, 22 September 2019 02:21

Dreading Church Sucks

Shortly after cancer, chemo, and starting a small business I deveolped anxiety, in addition to the depression I have battle off and on my whole life. Not the, “I am worried about things that the Bible tells me not to be worried about type of anxiety,”  rather it is an all consuming...

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Written by One Christian Dad
Sunday, 22 September 2019 02:00

Responding to a Divisive Person Featured

Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 3 Thinking God’s Way is a series of Bible studies that help believers meditate on the Word of God for the purpose of Christian growth. Each lesson features…

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Sunday, 22 September 2019 01:48

Living the Invisible Life Featured

Colossians 3:1-4 We’re familiar with technology called virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). VR uses computer, audio, and visual innovation to create a simulated, immersive environment that you can interact with as though it…

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Sunday, 22 September 2019 00:00

Is the Bible’s definition of faith opposed to logic and evidence?

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Probably the biggest misconception that I encounter when defending the faith is the mistaken notion of what faith is. Today we are going to get to the bottom of what the Bible says faith is, once and for all. This post will be useful to Christians and atheists, alike....

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 21 September 2019 21:28

The Goldfinch (2019)

image It was film critic Gene Siskel who normally would ask “Is this movie as interesting as the same actors having lunch together?” Had he lived to see The Goldfinch, the answer would be a short and direct no. With actors like Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah...

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Written by Mark Lester
Saturday, 21 September 2019 21:00

What Is the Great Gain of Godliness? (1 Timothy 6)

September 22, 2019 by: Denny Burkimage

This article is part of the Tough Passages series.

2Teach and urge these things. 3If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, 4he is puffed up with...

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Written by Denny Burk
Saturday, 21 September 2019 20:46

Word of the Week: Exegesis Featured

By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity from generation to generation depends on a mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.Past Words of the Week have included Justification, Transcendence, Immanence, Propitiation, Sanctification, Glorification, Orthodoxy,...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 21 September 2019 20:27

Comrades-in-Grace

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A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Prov. 17:17

When we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus. 2 Cor. 7:5-6

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 21 September 2019 20:07

A Shepherd and His Dog

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I’ve mentioned before that Harold Senkbeil’s The Care of Souls has been a particularly meaningful and challenging book for me, and one I’d commend to every pastor or elder. Today I’d like to share a brief excerpt in which he so aptly describes the relationship between a...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 21 September 2019 20:00

Join Us Every Thursday at 12 for Creation Museum Live!

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Now you can join us every Thursday from wherever you are for Creation Museum Live! Each day, we feature a presentation from an Answers in Genesis speaker at both the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. And every Thursday at noon, we livestream the Creation Museum presentation so you can learn...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 21 September 2019 20:00

Testing, Testing

We live in an abundance of Christian music. We have all types, all styles, all forms, it seems. You can find hymns revisited, retuned, rewritten. You can find new stuff to excite and entertain. You can find easy listening to heavy metal, choral to rap. Jackie Hill-Perry is listed as part of the...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 21 September 2019 19:02

This Sunday at Church: Send someone home from Church

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This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Send someone home from Church.

Here’s my challenge to those who are younger and drive: Have you consider sending back people for church, especially older members who live far away?

This passage stood out to me.  Hear...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 21 September 2019 18:49

Lozano’s Study of “Proskyneo” (“worship”)

I give here a heads-up on a forthcoming book arising from the PhD thesis of one of my students:  Ray Lozano, The Proskynesis of Jesus in the New Testament:  A Study of the Significance of Jesus as an Object of “Proskyneo” in the New Testament Writings (London: ...

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Written by larryhurtado
Saturday, 21 September 2019 18:00

Come, Let Us Worship: His Marvelous Light

  “Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 The Contrasts of God Good and evil (Rom. 12:21).  The righteous and the wicked (Ps. 1).  The wise and the foolish (Prov. 1:7).  The saved and the lost (Luke 19:10).  The...

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Written by Bud Ahlheim
Saturday, 21 September 2019 18:00

Ready and Able

“That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:17) The word “perfect” in this verse is artios, and it is used only this one t... More...

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Saturday, 21 September 2019 16:39

Are You Being Persecuted Yet? Part 1 Featured

The true Christian WILL face persecution for sharing the gospel. Consider these three amazing examples.

Scripture offers us various ways to help us know if we really are God’s blood-bought children. There are various tests, if you will, or things to look for which can help indicate a genuine...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 21 September 2019 16:34

Are You Being Persecuted Yet? Part 2 Featured

The true Christian WILL face persecution for sharing the gospel. Consider these three amazing examples.

In Part 1 of this article I said that persecution is a good indication of whether you are a committed Christian or not. It is a good test of determining if you really are following Christ fully...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 21 September 2019 15:37

Sunday Morning Praise

It Is Well

The post Sunday Morning Praise appeared first on Do Not Be Surprised....

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Saturday, 21 September 2019 15:05

September 22: School Family Catechist WSC Q. 45-46

imageTHE SCHOOL & FAMILY CATECHISTby Rev. William Smith

The Westminster Shorter Catechism, Questions 45 and 46

Q.45.Which is the first commandment?

A. The first commandment is, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me,” Exod. xx. 3.

Q. 46.What is required in the first commandment?...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Saturday, 21 September 2019 13:41

The memory of motion had for ever departed

The forests, somber and dull, stood motionless and silent on each side of the broad stream. At the foot of big, towering trees, trunkless nipa palms rose from the mud of the bank, in bunches of leaves enormous and heavy, that hung unstirring over the brown swirl of eddies. In the stillness of the...

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Written by memoirandremains
Saturday, 21 September 2019 12:19

Examples Of Medieval Expositors Who Used Faith Alone In Their Commentaries On Romans

"...a number of Latin commentators echoed the Pauline language of faith alone (sola fide) when commenting on justification in the book of Romans. Examples include Cassiodorus (ca. 485-583),26 Lanfranc of Bec (ca. 1003-1089),27 Bruno of Cologne (1032-1101),28 and Robert of Melun (ca. 1100-1167).29 A...

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Written by Jesse
Saturday, 21 September 2019 11:45

Voddie Baucham Confronts the Absurdity of Mark Dever’s Legitimizing of Voting for Democrats

One of the most biblically hypocritical movements in Evangelicalism is the legitimization of Christians who vote for Democrats. I’ve argued

The post Voddie Baucham Confronts the Absurdity of Mark Dever’s Legitimizing of Voting for Democrats appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Jeff Maples
Saturday, 21 September 2019 11:44

The Identification of the Beast as the Roman 10th Legion and Titus: An Example of Context Replacement

Saturday, 21 September 2019 11:13

The Oracle of Cahn Featured

THE MYSTICAL NUMBERS OF RABBI CAHN A Review of The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled
“And the burden [oracle] of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden[oracle]; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our...

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Written by Discernment Research Group
Saturday, 21 September 2019 10:57

Islam Is Right about Women

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Authors: Alan E. Kurschner...

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Saturday, 21 September 2019 10:56

Early Church Evidence For Sola Fide

"The fourth-century writer Marius Victorinus (who converted to Christianity around 355), says of Paul's teaching in Galatians: "Therefore righteousness is not from the law; that is, justification and salvation come not from the law but from faith, as is promised."13 Commenting on the book of...

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Written by Jesse
Saturday, 21 September 2019 09:55

Led by the nose

There is a widely believed myth that young people, especially college students, are "natural rebels" and "non-conformists." Nothing--absolutely nothing--could be further from the truth. I have taught thousands upon thousands of college students in my thirty-four years as a...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 21 September 2019 09:51

Fatalism, paganism, and predestination

Many people have an instinctive aversion to the idea of predestination. But one of the interesting things about predestination is the way it requires a Christian worldview to underwrite it. In paganism, predestination is impossible. There's no absolute Creator God. The gods are themselves the...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 21 September 2019 09:38

The Plot of Men, the Plan of God, and the Price of Redemption; Matthew 26

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The stage is set and the players are all in place for the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus, and His time on earth is drawing to a close. The narrative of the death and sufferings of Christ is more detailed and fully recorded by all four gospels than any part of his history. The year […]

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Written by David Fiorazo
Saturday, 21 September 2019 09:13

The Storm on the Sea of Galilee

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On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side." And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already...

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Written by Hawk
Saturday, 21 September 2019 09:07

Two views of suffering

Doug Groothuis: "Two Views of Suffering: Atheist Existentialism and Christianity".

By the way, Groothuis recently wrote "Loving God and Others in the Midst of Suffering", but it doesn't seem accessible to non-subscribers of the Christian Research Journal.

Authors: Hawk...

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Written by Hawk
Saturday, 21 September 2019 08:58

30 books everyone should read

A friend, Ken Samples (whose weblog and books I'd recommend), posted this on Facebook: "30 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives".

For what it's worth, if anything, here are my comments:

I think I've read the majority of these, but I don't think they're all worth reading. For...

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Written by Hawk
Saturday, 21 September 2019 08:25

Church Website Mistakes (that lose potential visitors)

If you are making these mistakes on your church website, you are losing people who may have attended your church. Fix these church website mistakes today and get more visitors to your services. I spent an hour looking over different church websites this week as I was doing some research for our...

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Written by admin
Saturday, 21 September 2019 07:58

Be careful how you jest…

“Like a madman who throws Firebrands, arrows and death, So is the man who deals treacherously with his neighbor, And says, ‘Was I not joking?’”

Proverbs 26:18-19

“Verses 18–19 could be taken to condemn any kind of antics (such as modern practical jokes...

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Written by Denny Burk
Saturday, 21 September 2019 07:10

7th Century BC Stamp Bearing Name Of King David's Son Unearthed In Jerusalem

"The less than half-an-inch sealing was uncovered by an Israeli teen volunteer at City of David excavation site.A minute stamp seal from 2,600 years ago bearing the name of King David’s son was recently found in an excavation site in Jerusalem, the City of David Foundation announced Sunday in...

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Written by Jesse
Saturday, 21 September 2019 07:00

The Relationship of Believers to Christ Featured

by Mike Ratliff

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 21 September 2019 05:45

James White’s Strange Dissonance with Historic Protestant Bibliology

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Recently James White has been on the attack again against those of us who advocate the Received Text. He has accused us of “abusing” our Protestant forbears and the historic Reformed confessions, while pretending them allies of his own position. Spoiler alert!…they aren’t.

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Written by Robert Truelove
Saturday, 21 September 2019 05:44

Liar, Liar

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“What is truth?” a jaded and cynical politician once asked.

Sounds current doesn’t it? A couple of weeks ago, broadcaster and television producer, Dorothy Byrne posed the question: “Is it time for us to start using the L word? I believe that we need to start calling...

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Written by Mark Loughridge
Saturday, 21 September 2019 05:15

Media Hides Identity of Convicted Rapist: Calls Illegal Immigrant ‘Baton Rouge Man’

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In yet another illegal immigration-related heinous crime that will go uncovered by the media, a Mexican national has been indicted for raping a four-year-old girl and is accused of molesting a six-year-old girl in...

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Written by Curated News
Saturday, 21 September 2019 04:51

Pro-Abortion Newspaper: A Dead Fetus Cannot Be Mourned

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September 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The Omaha World-Herald newspaper refused to print an obituary or in memoriam ad for an aborted child, the baby’s father says, and pro-life advocates say the paper’s decision suggests pro-abortion discrimination....

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Written by Curated News
Saturday, 21 September 2019 04:10

Tom Ascol Joins Beth Moore for a Joke about Her Sinful Rebellion

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Know what’s not cool? Playing footsie with sin. Our Lord does not joke around about sin; neither should Beth Moore. And neither should Tom Ascol, for crying out loud. The church doesn’t need more...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Saturday, 21 September 2019 03:33

San Francisco HUD Vilifies Ben Carson for ‘Big, Hairy Men’ Comment

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This week, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visited San Francisco and spoke with 50+ local HUD staffers. His comments in the internal meeting upset several staffers, and caused at least one to...

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 21 September 2019 02:48

How to preach

A description of Matthew Henry’s father Philip Henry as a preacher

He adapted his method and style to the capacities of his hearers, fetching his similitudes for illustration from those things which were familiar to them. He did not shoot the arrow of the word over their heads in high...

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Written by memoirandremains
Saturday, 21 September 2019 02:15

‘Islam Is RIGHT About Women’ Posters Cause Mass Confusion

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A prankster in Winchester, Massachusetts has left signs around the town with the inflammatory message: “Islam Is RIGHT About Women.” Town residents and reporters are unsure what to make of the signs, but they...

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Written by News Division
Saturday, 21 September 2019 02:07

Restoration Principles

Many Christians, today, live with brokenness in their relationships with God and others. The Bible is God’s gift to us for our restoration and healing. The content which follows originated with New Life Ministries and is used by permisison. May you be blessed in the reading. R – Rest...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Saturday, 21 September 2019 01:46

Planned Parenthood Savages ‘Cut Open the Baby’s Face to Harvest the Brain’

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(LifeNews) Undercover journalist David Daleiden defended secretly recording abortion workers Monday in court based on evidence that Planned Parenthood may be murdering newborn babies and selling their organs to researchers. And he described in...

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Written by Curated News
Saturday, 21 September 2019 01:43

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

I. I'm going to make a few observations about John Bunyan's Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners. It reflects a classic contrast between Puritanism and Anglicanism. Both Puritanism and Anglicanism have virtues and vices. On the one hand, I think Bunyan's autobiography is somewhat...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 21 September 2019 01:34

“”Hardening of Heart”

There is a definite chill in the air these mornings, reminding us that winter is not far away. It seems such a short time since we were welcoming the first sensations of summer warmth. How wonderful these were. To put it in scriptural language, “Lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and...

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Written by Allan Murray
Saturday, 21 September 2019 01:15

Weekly Roundup of Links 9/16/2019-9/21/2019

This is our weekly roundup of links for 9/2/2019-9/7/2019 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness.

Round of links from around the internet.

1) Dort at 400 a new issue of Credo Magazine. https://credomag.com/magazine_issue/dort-at-400/

Our...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Saturday, 21 September 2019 01:15

Weekly Roundup 9/16/2019-9/21/2019

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 9/16/2019-9/21/2019. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts.

Monday 9/16/2019

My Neighborly Church by...

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