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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Friday, 19 April 2019 11:00

And Then Some

“The only problem with the phrase intelligent design is that it is one of history’s most grotesque understatements” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 26).

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Friday, 19 April 2019 10:08

AGR: What’s Good About Good Friday?

Easter is a busy season for pastors so I am filling for Chris today on a special episode of AGR. It is Good Friday and I thought it would be good to think a bit about that expression, “Good Friday.” What an . . . Continue reading →

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Friday, 19 April 2019 10:02

A Good Friday Lesson Involving a New Testament Use of the Old Testament

by Michael J. Vlach
It just so happens that my study of "New Testament Use of the Old Testament" intersects with Good Friday today. This involves the quotation of Psalm 31:5 in Luke 23:46.
Psalm 31 describes David’s trust in God while in distress. While in turmoil, it is the Lord in whom David...

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Written by Mike Vlach
Friday, 19 April 2019 10:00

Can Christians Backslide?

Episode 2487

Can Christians Backslide?

Segment 1 (00:00) – Backsliding and carnal Christianity are just spiritual laziness.Todd introduces the predicament of today’s “christians” that are continually searching for good feelings to quench their thirst instead of going straight...

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Written by samueljroys
Friday, 19 April 2019 10:00

SBC President Cancels Church for Christmas, Charges $5 for Good Friday Service Featured

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Today is Good Friday, the anniversary of Jesus’ death on the cross. Given the significance of this day, as well as the general interest that surrounds Easter Weekend, many churches choose to hold special...

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Written by Seth Dunn
Friday, 19 April 2019 09:12

Ohio Democrat State Representative: Preventing African-American Women from Abortion Rights “Akin” to Slavery Featured

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Protecting the unborn child has been a long hard fight in Ohio. In December 2018, for the second time, former Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed legislation that would have banned abortion when the...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Friday, 19 April 2019 08:44

04/19/2019

•A very Wretched Good Friday
•What happened at Jesus Trial and execution?
•What are you going to do with the Cros

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Friday, 19 April 2019 08:22

SBC President Charging Entry Fee For Good Friday Worship Service

Arguably the most influential Baptist Evangelist in history, Charles Spurgeon once wrote about the influx of entertainment into the churches

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Friday, 19 April 2019 08:13

Covenant in Isaiah (Pt. 2)

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Part One

Isaiah 11

A great monarch, called the “Branch” (Isa. 11:1. Cf. 4:2) will be possessed of the Holy Spirit (11:2).  His wisdom and justice will be equal to Yahweh (11:2-4).  Already Isaiah has taught us that this person will be miraculously conceived by a virgin (7:14 cf....

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Written by Paul Henebury
Friday, 19 April 2019 08:07

"Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani!"

by F. W. Krummacher (1796-1868)

Once, when a voice spoke from heaven to the people who were assembled around Jesus, the evangelist relates, that "some said it thundered; others, that an angel spoke to him." No one exactly knew what to make of the wondrous sound, although all were affected, amazed,...

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Written by john_hendryx
Friday, 19 April 2019 07:55

A Picture of a Fool

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[When atheists complain that Christians get too many holidays, we like to reply by pointing out that April 1 is National Atheist Day, for “the fool hath said in his heart, There is no God” (Psa. 14:1; 53:1). But it is no laughing matter when God’s people play the fool, as Pastor...

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Written by Pastor John Fredericksen
Friday, 19 April 2019 07:45

8 reasons the resurrection matters more than you think

I had a conversation with a close friend a few years ago, and he asked me a question that I chewed on for days afterward: Do those of us who adhere to the doctrines of grace tend to downplay the resurrection of Christ? Do we, in our drive to make everything gospel-centered and cross-saturated...

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Written by Andrew J.W. Smith
Friday, 19 April 2019 06:47

Rome's Heresy Gospel Clarity: Notes for Evangelizing Catholics

The following notes were the foundation of much of my preaching on the streets of Philadelphia when Pope Francis visited

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Authors: Chuck O'Neal...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 06:14

“Unplanned” Gets License to Show Movie in Front of Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C.

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Now this really shocked me – in a good way!

Of all places which I would not expect this to happen – in the heart of D.C.  Thank You Lord!

From Breakingchristiannews.com

WASHINGTON, DC, OK’S PERMIT TO PUBLICLY SHOW FILM “UNPLANNED” IN FRONT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 19 April 2019 05:05

LGBTQ ‘Christians’ Host “Hunky Jesus” Contest in Celebration of Easter Featured

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[San Francisco, CA] Revoice, a pro-LGBTQ conference hosted by a Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) congregation, promised to teach us how to celebrate and redeem ‘Queer Culture.’ Is this part of it? The Sisters...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 04:56

Messages from Embracing the Truth 2019

The messages from the recent Embracing the Truth Conference (a part of the Sovereign Grace Bible Conference) are now posted on the conference website. That should give you plenty to listen to!http://sovereigngracebibleconference.org/ett_conference.asp

Authors: Jim Mc....

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Friday, 19 April 2019 04:45

UPDATED – Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

image With Avengers: Endgame just a a week away we figured to give you a quick reminder of what happened the last time we saw the crew of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and their friends. For the past ten years, Marvel has made (for the most part) solid entertaining movies. Few...

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Written by Mark Lester
Friday, 19 April 2019 03:28

What Is the Main Subject of Luke 7:1-10

This semester I have been asked to help evaluate some of our student's preaching. This has been a helpful exercise for me and I hope also for the students. Yesterday, a student was preaching on Luke 7:1-10, the healing of a centurion's servant. There was much to commend about the message but the...

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Written by BibleX
Friday, 19 April 2019 03:28

Signing a Death Warrant: North Carolina Governor Vetoes Protection Act for Abortion Survivors Featured

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There will be no reprieve. What a difference a couple of days make in North Carolina. Monday night the North Carolina Senate passed the The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Pulpit and Pen reported:...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Friday, 19 April 2019 03:10

Some Recommended Good Reading

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Who was St. Patrick, and should Christians celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  Patrick was a “proto-protestant,” and not a Catholic.  I used to wear an orange shirt to work on St. Patty’s Day, with a British Union Jack on the pocket!
The cost of leaving cults and false...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Friday, 19 April 2019 02:40

Divine Condescension and the Attributes of God

WTS theology/systematics prof. Scott Oliphint is facing a heresy trial:
A few brief observations:
i) I lack in-depth knowledge of Oliphint's theology. It's one of those...

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Written by steve
Friday, 19 April 2019 02:38

The Good News of Easter

Yes, there are Easter Eggs in the shops, which is good news of a sort. Easter bunnies and bonnets are fun too, if you like that kind of thing. The good news I have in mind is quite different. Easter brings us face to face with the most important events in the Christian faith. Yes, Christmas is a...

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Written by Guy Davies
Friday, 19 April 2019 02:20

Christ’s Resurrection: The Source of Hope Featured

The hope of heaven is predicated on the reality of Christ’s resurrection. It provides the basis on which believers can face death with unflinching confidence.

The post Christ’s Resurrection: The Source of Hope appeared first on The Master's Seminary.

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Friday, 19 April 2019 02:11

Don’t Be Judas: Why Good Friday Is the Perfect Time to Ignore “Social Justice” Featured

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The church should provide charity to widows and orphans (James 1:27), and especially those who are incapable of working (2 Thessalonians 3:10). Collections should be made to provide for the poor, especially those facing...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 02:06

The Gay Student Who Came Out At Taylor University: Now You’ll Read the REST of the Story

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As I pondered the situation at Taylor University, I knew that there had to be more to this story than we were being told. This university is known as a solid, Bible based school.  So, why were the students so horrified at the thought of VP Mike Pence coming to their school to speak at their...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Friday, 19 April 2019 01:49

White People Want to Adopt Minority Children Because They’re Racist, Says Southeastern Seminary Featured

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One Southern Baptist seminary is arguing that white people adopt minority children out of racist motivations. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is as culturally liberal as any American Baptist or Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church or...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 01:32

In My Place

A few weeks ago, a small group of us gathered at our church for a midweek night of worship. During that meeting, we recorded a new song written by our worship pastor Matt Damico. It’s titled “In My Place,” and it is a really wonderful, fitting tribute on this Good Friday.

In My...

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Written by Denny Burk
Friday, 19 April 2019 01:27

Athanasius’ Easter Letter

Church Father Friday is the ongoing curation of Patristic texts.  There will be an introductory essay giving a short overview of the chosen text along with modern applications.  I pray that these short portions of church history are a weekly blessing to you!

The Bible matters.  In it,...

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Written by David Chambers
Friday, 19 April 2019 01:14

First ‘Non-Binary’ Person Recognized by U.S. Government Goes Back to Being Male Featured

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Well technically, he didn’t go back to being male. He always was male. But James Shupe – who decided to go by the name Jamie – was the first person in the United States...

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Written by News Division
Friday, 19 April 2019 01:01

Andrew Fuller Friday: Fuller on Mediocrity in Wisdom and Virtue Satirized

Mediocrity in Wisdom and Virtue Satirized

Eccles. 7:15–19

There have been various opinions on the advice of the wise man, “Be not righteous over much,” &c. Great numbers have produced it with a view to censure religious zeal, and in favour of a spirit of indifference. Others,...

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Written by Staff
Friday, 19 April 2019 00:52

Thy Word is Truth for Social Justice and the Sexual Revolution

Last week we did a conference on issues surrounding the sufficiency of scripture for church shepherds, fathers, and the modern movements upon us - social justice and sexuality. The pivotal matter always was and always will be, what words will guide you through the maze. Our proposition is - us the...

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Written by NCFIC Blog
Friday, 19 April 2019 00:40

#5: The Wicked Sons of Eli[Sermon]

Join Dave as he looks at 1 Samuel 2:11-36.

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Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Friday, 19 April 2019 00:30

What is the Covenant of Grace?

Our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible has taken us through the creation and fall of man. Because Adam failed to keep God’s law, mankind has been condemned and enslaved to sin and its eternal consequences. However, our last post looked at God’s eternal plan of redemption and the good...

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Written by James Williams
Friday, 19 April 2019 00:30

Confidence and Boldness in Christ

Ephesians 3:11-12, “This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.”

Paul’s initial persecution of the Christian church demonstrates that he had no idea how a...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Friday, 19 April 2019 00:20

Why Christianity Won't Go Away

Supposedly, Christianity will go away. We will evolve and move on. Infuriatingly for some, it's not going away that easily. 
Today, we remember a day when Jesus was supposed to go away. But, things did not go as planned. 
Crucifixions were supposed to be smooth and orderly. Everyone played...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

It is Finished

  imageIf you attend worship on Good Friday, you’ll no doubt hear Jesus’ dying words in John’s Gospel: “It is...

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Written by Ken Sundet Jones
Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

William Lane Craig explains the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement

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Probably one of the most common questions that you hear from people who don’t fully understand Christianity is this question: “why did Jesus have to die?”. The answer that most Christians seem to hold to is that 1) humans are...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:59

Philosophers can't be friends

In this post I'm going to discuss some related issues. One concerns the nature of biblical inerrancy. A way in which inerrancy is defended is to distinguish truth from pedantic precision. You didn't miss a target you didn't aim for. I'd like to put that distinction in a larger framework.
Another...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:57

Unconsciously Paying the Ransom (Nick Batzig)

In his remarkable book, The Suffering Savior, Frederick Krummacher made the astonishing observation that by Jesus' prayer for mercy from the cross for those who crucified him, we can conclude that "while offering up the Lord Jesus, [those crying out for his death] unconsciously pay the ransom...

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Written by Reformation21 Blog
Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:49

From the Garden to the Grave Back to Glory: Isaiah 53

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Our main text is Isaiah 53. Verse 4-5 are key prophecies; (Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows… and by His stripes we are healed.) More on these in a minute. Matthew 8:16-17 is one of many Scriptures confirming Jesus as Messiah. 16 When evening had...

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Written by David Fiorazo
Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:37

Panentheism Part 2: With Marcia Montenegro — The Alisa Childers Podcast #47

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​On today's podcast, Marcia Montenegro and I continue our discussion on the growing trend of Christians embracing a view of God called panentheism. We talk about where these ideas are popping up, and how to spot the language.

Authors: Alisa Childers - Blog...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:14

Where is the Church in America Headed?

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The only thing that never changes is God; everything else is in a constant flux of change:  sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. The professing Christian Church in America has gone through a gradual change over the past few decades as secular culture has slowly infiltrated and...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:10

Self-Flagellations and Mock Crucifixions Continues Among Roman Catholic Devotees on Good Friday Featured

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The Good Friday practice of self-flagellation and mock crucifixions continues north of Manila, Philippines. Roman Catholic devotees, many with face covered, barefoot and bloodied, walked in an annual tradition among devotees beating themselves in...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:00

Anti Christian Propaganda And How It Spreads Through Fake News

Fake news spreads ten times faster than the real news. Do you know fake news is searched more than 100,000

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:00

“I don’t believe we’ll be judged by the Ten Commandments.”

The Bible makes it clear that there will be a Day of Judgment. The Scriptures warn, “Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished” (Prov. 11:21). However, will the standard of judgment be the Ten Commandments, or something else? Some believe it be the words of Jesus that...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:58

The Innermost Meaning of the Cross

image “But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.”-Isaiah 53:10

“God put [Christ] forward as a propitiation...

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Written by Denny Burk
Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:43

7 Reasons You Should Preach through Nahum

Although it weighs in at only three chapters and punches well above its weight, Nahum ranks as one of the least preached books of the Bible. Wherever I preach Nahum, I ask people to raise their hands if they’ve heard a sermon series on it, or if they’ve read it recently. My...

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Written by 9Marks
Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:32

Is He Worthy?

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Andrew Peterson asks, “Is he worthy?

We respond: “He is.”

And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?”

And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it,...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:08

Catholic apologist says the Gospel of grace is “an anathema”

These days, many Catholics and Protestants are eager to gloss over theological differences, forget about Reformation “squabbles,” and embrace in ecumenical “unity.” But the “gospel” that Catholics believe in; salvation by sacramental grace and merit, is...

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Written by Tom
Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:07

The Masonic Roots of the Cult of the Latter Day Saints, Mormonism

Many people over the years have drawn connections between the beginnings of Mormonism and the long-established exclusive fraternity of the

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