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, 01 December 2019 18:16

Learn to Defend the Resurrection

Learn how to defend the Resurrection! In this interview, Roger Patterson, writer, editor, and author with Answers in Genesis, discusses the historicity of the Resurrection with Tim Chaffey, our resident expert on the Resurrection and author of In Defense of Easter. This informative interview will...

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Written by Eljasib
Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:03

Wanneer is Jesus se Geboorte vir die Eerste Keer Gevier?

Die engel het vir die herders op die oop velde te Bethlehem gesê: “… vir julle is vandag in die stad van Dawid gebore die Saligmaker wat Christus, die Here, is” (Luk 2:11). Van watter dag het die engel gepraat? Ek bedoel nie of dit ʼn Sondag of Maandag was nie, maar...

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Written by Eljasib
Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:00

Vigilant

We complain about it on one hand, but, on the other, we sure like our lines. We like to know the proper steps to ending alcoholism and the protocol for gaining godliness. We want things to be cut and dried. This teacher -- good; that one -- bad. "That group is evil, so even if the songs they are...

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Written by Winging It
Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:00

Preach the Word Featured

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Every season of reformation and every hour of spiritual awakening has been ushered in by a recovery of biblical preaching. This cause and effect is timeless and inseparable. J.H. Merle D’Aubigné, noted Reformation historian, writes, "The only true reformation is that which emanates...

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Written by Steven J. Lawson
Sunday, 01 December 2019 17:39

Jesus' Childhood In Isaiah's Servant Songs

This past Easter season, I posted an article about Jesus' fulfillment of Isaiah's first three Servant Songs. And I've often written about his fulfillment of the fourth one. It's worth noting how much relevance the passages have to Christmas issues.Isaiah 49 opens with a reference to how the Servant...

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Written by Jason Engwer
Sunday, 01 December 2019 17:01

Treasures of the Christian Life Pt 2: Peace Featured

by Clint Archer

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On the 11th hour of the day, on the 11th day of the month, on the 11th month of the year 1918 – the fighting halted. After ten hours of driving, two German generals were ushered across the border into France into the forest of Compiègne into a little...

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Written by Clint Archer
Sunday, 01 December 2019 17:00

Why I’m Not a Theistic Evolutionist

image I’m delighted to get the chance to teach at one of my favorite local churches in about a week. The topic will be Genesis 1:1 and what is, in many ways, the most important verse of Scripture: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” I’ll be talking about some...

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Written by J. Warner
Sunday, 01 December 2019 17:00

The Saltiness of Our Work

What comes to mind when you think about salt?

For most of us in a modern context, we think about the small canister sitting on our kitchen table or in our pantry containing the mineral we sprinkle on our food. But let’s dig a bit deeper.

Salt, at its core, serves two primary purposes: it is...

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Written by Gage Arnold
Sunday, 01 December 2019 17:00

Christian in Uganda Loses Children, Mother and Stepfather to Islamist Attack

 
December 2, 2019
A 36-year-old Christian near Kampala, Uganda is mourning the deaths of his son, daughter, mother and stepfather, who were killed when Muslim extremists set their house ablaze seven weeks ago, sources said....

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Sunday, 01 December 2019 16:10

‘He is not here’ Featured

There was a time when some met Jesus, the eternal Word made flesh,  as we meet each other. Notably, his mother and father, and sisters and brothers, met him. And then his disciples met him, who when they talked with Jesus more often than not seemed to be puzzled by what he had to say about...

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Helm's Deep
Sunday, 01 December 2019 16:03

Harry Lee Poe- Becoming C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis

On today’s Equipping you in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Harry Lee Poe discuss the influences in C.S. Lewis childhood, his friendship, and reaching young people today with the Word of God, along with his book, Becoming C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis (Crossway, 2019). What...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 01 December 2019 16:02

Don’t Be Deceived

Galatians 6:3-4, “For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.” After admonishing the Galatians to bear one another’s burdens, Paul...

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Written by Benjamin Wilson
Sunday, 01 December 2019 16:01

Walking in God’s Prepared Place

My wife, Rebecca, and I had been living in an apartment we did not like, and we were ready to get out of there. The day we moved moving into that apartment, one of the neighboring apartments was making much commotion. A man and a woman were having a heated discussion during which the woman...

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Written by Davis Wetherell
Sunday, 01 December 2019 16:00

The Bible Is Incompatible Truth Featured

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The exclusive claims of Scripture are at loggerheads with our pluralistic and relativistic culture. Today we live in a world dominated by inclusive prattle and “coexist” bumper stickers. Religions and philosophies only have value and merit inasmuch as they do not step on one...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Sunday, 01 December 2019 16:00

Giving and Receiving

“Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.” (Philippians 4:15)
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Sunday, 01 December 2019 16:00

How Giving Can Bring Us the Best Christmas Ever (and an Invitation to Partner with EPM This Giving Tuesday)

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In my book Giving Is the Good Life, I tell the story of ten-year-old Riley and how she experienced the happiness of giving. A few years ago, while shopping online for a bike as a present for her dad, Riley and her mom followed a video link about an organization that provides specially engineered...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Sunday, 01 December 2019 15:19

The First Celebrity Convert

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Saul was if not the first, one of the first celebrity converts. He had achieved success and notoriety outside of Christianity. He was known both in Jerusalem and other Ancient Near Eastern cities for his zeal for Judaism and for persecuting Christians. He was as close to a celebrity as anything the...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Sunday, 01 December 2019 15:00

Away With the Manger

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Everyone in my family except me is an atheist.  At Christmastime, they deck the house out in Christmas stuff and play Christmas carols round-the-clock -- but at the same time, they make a point of mocking Jesus and His followers!  Back in high school, my decision to become a...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 01 December 2019 14:18

December 2: Rev. Max Belz

Our post today is excerpted from the Minutes of the 157th General Synod of the RPCES (page 172), and concerns one of the great leaders of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod:imageWhen the Lord took the Rev. Max Belz home to heaven on December 2, 1978, the Midwestern Presbytery of the...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Sunday, 01 December 2019 14:15

A La Carte (December 2)

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As you’d expect for Cyber Monday, there are lots of Kindle deals available today.

Because I’m in Africa and have spotty internet plus an intense schedule, I’ve not been able to put the time into gathering other Cyber Monday deals. I’ll just refer you to the Black...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 01 December 2019 14:00

The Well-Meant Offer: God Begs the Wicked to Repent (Ezek 33:11), Part 3

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Read the series. 

An Impassioned Entreaty

Having provided an oath-bound affirmation of his preference for mercy over judgment, God now turns to the wicked and entreats them: “Turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?” (Ezekiel 33:11b, ESV).

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Written by Bob Gonzales
Sunday, 01 December 2019 14:00

Learn Countless Gems of Biblical Wisdom from Well-Known Puritan Authors

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“One flaw spoils the diamond; one treason makes a traitor; one turn sends a man out of the way; one leak sinks the ship; one wound strikes Goliath dead; and one Delilah betrays Samson. So many men, by favoring one sin, lose God, heaven and their souls forever. Sin favored, ever ends in...

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Written by TFL
Sunday, 01 December 2019 14:00

Is There Still a Place for Blogs in 2020?

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I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon. Just before a new piece of camera equipment gets released to the public, it often gets sent to the camera stores so they can review it. This being the 21st century, they tend to create YouTube reviews of that product and invariably recommend it in the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Sunday, 01 December 2019 14:00

Larry Hurtado (1943–2019): Textual Critic, Christologist, Exegete, Scholar, Christian

By: Daniel B. Wallace

On November 25, 2019, one of the great biblical scholars of our time died too young. Larry Hurtado, Emeritus Professor in the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, succumbed to cancer. I learned of his passing after the annual dinner of the Evangelical Textual...

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Written by Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Sunday, 01 December 2019 13:00

Christian Perfection Featured

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect… — Philippians 3:12

It is a snare to imagine that God wants to make us perfect specimens of what He can do; God’s purpose is to make us one with Himself. The emphasis of holiness movements is apt to be that God...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Sunday, 01 December 2019 09:49

Hillsong Phoenix Hosting Roman Catholic Speaker in January 2020 along With Francis Chan

In January, Hillsong Phoenix will be hosting the Alpha Conference 2020 which will feature such ecumenical false teachers as Francis

The post Hillsong Phoenix Hosting Roman Catholic Speaker in January 2020 along With Francis Chan appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Sunday, 01 December 2019 09:49

Comments On The Jehovah's Witnesses New World Translation Rendering Of Hebrews 1:6

  • Discussion:
          -Hebrews 1:6 was translated in the following manner in the 1961 edition of the Jehovah's Witnesses New World Translation:          "Let all God's angels worship him."          How the passage from...

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Written by Jesse
Sunday, 01 December 2019 09:31

Birth Tourism and the Westminster Standards

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Last week I happened across a report about a woman by the name of Dongyuan Li, a Chinese national, who “pleaded guilty…to federal criminal charges for running an Orange County-based ‘birth tourism’ business that catered to wealthy pregnant clients and Chinese government...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Sunday, 01 December 2019 07:25

"God's Firm Foundation Stands" -- 2 Timothy 2:14-26

Here's the audio from this sermon's sermon, the twentieth in a series of sermons on Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus.  God's Firm Foundation Stands -- 2 Timothy 2:14-26

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 01 December 2019 06:28

A Santa for everybody

Mark Jones 
What does Santa give to children based on their denomination?
Woke Santa steals presents from some kids and gives them to others. 
Lutheran Santa gives children nothing because they possess all in justification.
Presbyterian Santa gives children gifts with a clear conscience...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 01 December 2019 05:17

The 4-Fold Name (Isaiah 9:2-7)

Sunday, 01 December 2019 05:02

Free Logos Book for December: Pelikan's Acts Commentary

The free Logos Book for the Month for December is Jeroslav Pelikan's Acts commentaryin the Brazos Theological Commentary series.Stanley Hauerwas' Matthew and/or Peter Leithart's 1 & 2 Kings in the same series can also be purchased for$4.99 and$9.99 respectively. Like last month, I already...

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Written by BibleX
Sunday, 01 December 2019 03:22

Ohio Abortion Bill Would Classify Abortion as “Murder” and Punishable by Death

Ohio state legislature recently introduced a bill that would classify abortion as “abortion murder,” and in some cases, “aggravated abortion

The post Ohio Abortion Bill Would Classify Abortion as “Murder” and Punishable by Death appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Jeff Maples
Sunday, 01 December 2019 02:34

PA House Passes Bill That Would Require Death Certificate For Aborted Fetuses

While some are arguing that this is just another attempt to make women “suffer,” the reality is that dead human

The post PA House Passes Bill That Would Require Death Certificate For Aborted Fetuses appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Sunday, 01 December 2019 01:30

Resisting Failure Featured

Thinking God’s Way, Lesson 13 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…

Authors: TOvermiller...

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Written by TOvermiller
Sunday, 01 December 2019 01:00

Enough Already! Featured

Want to Make a Difference? Want to know how to move from being a survivor to being a difference-maker? From being a taker to a maker? From existing as a person to…

Authors: TOvermiller...

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Written by TOvermiller
Saturday, 30 November 2019 23:00

Report: Chick-Fil-A donates to Southern Poverty Law Center, other anti-Christian groups

imageThe Southern Poverty Law Center was connected to a 2012 domestic terrorism attack on a Washington think tank

I’m re-posting my post about the Southern Poverty (SPLC), since it emerged this week that Chick-Fil-A had not only ceased donations to the conservative Family Research Council (FRC),...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 30 November 2019 23:00

Berean Searchlight – December 2019

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Written by kevin
Saturday, 30 November 2019 22:48

NYT article on Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Project

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"MUNICH — When German researchers began working on a new Latin dictionary in the 1890s, they thought they might finish in 15 or 20 years. In the 125 years since, the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (T.L.L.) has seen the fall of an empire, two world wars and the division and reunification of...

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Written by Christian Askeland
Saturday, 30 November 2019 21:00

Will You Pray for Awakening? Download Your Free Prayer Guide Featured

We live in a world that needs awakening. Millions of people do not know Jesus Christ. The church itself needs renewed zeal for the truth, for spiritual growth, and for missions. Scripture reveals how this awakening comes about: by a powerful movement of the Spirit of God. It also tells us that when...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Saturday, 30 November 2019 20:00

5 Myths about John Calvin

December 01, 2019 by: Michael A. G. Haykinimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Dispelling Urban Legends

Like many larger-than-life figures in the history of the church, the memory of the French Reformer John Calvin has been subjected to various distortions that amount to urban...

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Written by Michael A. G. Haykin
Saturday, 30 November 2019 19:40

Come, Let Us Worship: Though Dying, Jesus Saved

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Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

“The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”

The formal cessation of fighting in the First World War came with the armistice signed by the Allies and Germany at 5:45 am,...

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Written by Bud Ahlheim
Saturday, 30 November 2019 19:24

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 6- The Glory of Jesus Featured

Saturday, 30 November 2019 19:15

Word of the Week: Glorification Featured

By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity depends on a unity from one generation to the next of mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.
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People sometimes get these mixed up: Justification-Sanctification-Glorification. The previous weeks' links for Justification and...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 30 November 2019 19:04

This Sunday at Church: Pray for the preaching

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This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following:  Pray for the preaching.

This passage stood out to me.  Hear 2 Timothy 2:15: “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”&...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 30 November 2019 19:00

Turning Inward Featured

The Meaning of Protestant Theologyby phillip cary baker, 384 pages, $32.99

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Authors: First Things RSS Feed - Carl R. Trueman...

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Written by First Things RSS Feed - Carl R. Trueman
Saturday, 30 November 2019 19:00

Three Christmas Hymns from Getty Music

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Hymn Sunday is a collaboration with Getty Music.  This month they have generously decided to provide you with three hymns! Two of these three hymns may be found in the Keith Getty Top 10 Carols for Christmas. Keith has also written an article about why we should still be singing Christmas...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 30 November 2019 19:00

64 Years Since Rosa Parks’ Courageous Refusal

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On this day in America—64 years ago—Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress, famously refused to give up her seat on the bus for a “white” passenger. (Although we argue that there are no truly “black” or “white” people, we’re all different...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 30 November 2019 18:41

Face Down in Adoring Love and Deep Peace

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You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout,

lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!” See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 30 November 2019 18:00

An Intrachurch Question

Just wondering out loud, so to speak. Most churches consider "elder," "overseer," and "pastor" to be synonymous. It is possible in some to be an elder/overseer without being a pastor, but in almost all cases pastors are elder/overseers. The original reason for this, of course, is that Peter links...

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Written by Winging It