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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Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:04

The Parable Of Tenants And The Power Of His Resurrection

Three days before that meeting, on Palm Sunday, Jesus entered into Jerusalem as the triumphant king of the Jews. He rode a young donkey into Jerusalem, just as Jewish prophets prophesied that the...

Two days before Jesus’ death, Jewish leaders held a meeting in the temple to kill the Son of God.

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Written by Samuel Sey
Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:00

And God Cursed Him

In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains that in the crucifixion, Christ became a curse for us. You can watch the whole message here.

Transcript

Thomas Aquinas once was asked, "Thomas, do you think that Jesus enjoyed the beatific vision through his whole life?" Thomas said, "I don't know, but I'm...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:00

Why Is Good Friday Good? Featured

“It is finished,” He cried. This work of Christ on the cross is called by theologians the doctrine of the atonement. The atonement is really at the heart of the gospel and the heart of Christianity itself, and I’d like to examine various aspects of the atonement, and show how each...

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Written by Jon English Lee
Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:58

The Great Error in Gary DeMar’s Great Commission

I must confess that Gary DeMar is right, and I was wrong. I omitted a link in my article to his article over at American Vision, and I was guilty of committing the egregious lazy “m” error in my spelling of DeMar in several places. Maybe I was tired, but that is no excuse. For the...

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Written by edingess
Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in 1 Timothy

April 19, 2019 by: R. Kent Hughes

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Godliness and the Gospel

The thrust of 1 Timothy is that godliness is central to the Christian’s continuing in the gospel and the church’s proclamation of the gospel. Words relating...

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Written by R. Kent Hughes
Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:00

By the Spirit, We See the Cross

April 19, 2019 by: Tony Reinke

Is the Cross a Spectacle?

In an ocularcentric culture like ours, is it even appropriate to bring the unseen cross into our conversation? Can the cross be a spectacle for us today? None of us saw it. We now only read about it.

The issues faced by the early...

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Written by Tony Reinke
Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in 2 Thessalonians

April 19, 2019 by: Burk Parsons

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Until He Returns

Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians is a letter of comfort to those eagerly awaiting the promised return of Jesus Christ. Since receiving Paul’s first letter, the...

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Written by Burk Parsons
Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:00

The Cross Is a Shared Victory

April 19, 2019 by: Tim Savage

Participating in Christ’s Death and Resurrection

The cross of Christ was more than a victory for Christ alone. It was a shared victory. It was a triumph in which we, too, can participate. Because Jesus defeated sin, so, too, can we. We can die to sin and...

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Written by Tim Savage
Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:00

The Gospel in 1 Thessalonians

April 19, 2019 by: Burk Parsons

This article is part of the Christ in All of Scripture series.

Power of God for Salvation

Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians bear witness to the glorious reality that the gospel is “the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes”...

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Written by Burk Parsons
Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:22

Prata Potpourri: Mocking, Notre Dame, Good Friday, more Featured

By Elizabeth PrataGood, Good Father on Good, Good Friday. He was pleased to crush His Son, so that we may live. Enjoy your holy weekend, whatever you have planned.
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I agree with this article, and also include photography in the 'no mocking' standard.There are ethics that go along...

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Written by The End Time
Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:00

The Day of the Cross

  This is the Day of the Cross – Good Friday. This is a Day to remember and give thanks for. In his book Cries from the Cross Erwin Lutzer informs us that in the first century the Romans crucified around thirty thousand people every year. This was the accepted method of punishment for...

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Written by Alf Cengia
Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:00

“He Himself Bore Our Sins in His Body”

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Today is Good Friday, a day set aside to remember Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross for us. Many churches will host special services dedicated to the solemn remembrance of Christ’s gift to us through his death. I hope you will take time to attend a Good Friday service and reflect...

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Written by Ken Ham
Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:00

Who Killed Jesus?

For a long, long time the question of who killed Jesus was a serious issue. It was one of the leading causes of the rift between the original people of God -- the Jews -- and the adopted people of God -- Christians. Who killed Jesus? The Jews. And in many claiming the name of Christ (who was a Jew)...

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Written by Winging It
Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:54

What Gave Him Such Confidence?

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When we sin against other people, our natural response is to distance ourselves from them. The naughty child who has defied her parents will look at the mess she has made, then slink away to her room. The church member who has spread gossip about another person will keep his distance the next...

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Written by Tim Challies
Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:51

The “Goodness” of Good Friday

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And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”Luke 23:34 NIV)

Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”Matt. 27:46 (NIV)

“It is finished.”John...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:46

A La Carte (April 19)

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There’s a nice little list of Kindle deals for you to go through today if you’re into that kind of thing.

Remembering My Passion for my Husband

It can be hard to remember, feel, or enact the passion of the early years of marriage. “I assumed it would always be there, but now,...

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Written by Tim Challies
Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:04

The Mental Sufferings of Our Lord

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Strictly speaking, the text excerpted below finds its source in meditations upon certain events of commemorated yesterday, Holy or Maundy Thursday: the latter a title strange to many ears, said to be a loose derivation of the Latin for “command.” Among many other reasons, this Thursday...

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What's Wrong with the World
Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:04

More than a Metaphor

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It is not difficult to find metaphor in the burning of Notre Dame.

There have been fires in Paris for months now as every weekend the Gilets Jaunes protest the failings of the state. France, the proud republic, totters on the edge of financial and political chaos, presided over by a peacock...

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Written by Matthew Hosier
Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:00

Five Star Links

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Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week. 
Rebecca:
Natasha Crain models one excellent way to help older kids (middle school aged and up) think through some of the so-called wisdom they hear: Choose Kind Over Being Right?
This morning I...

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Written by Rebecca Stark
Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:00

How Easter Changes Everything About Your Work

In Dante’s poem Inferno, a sign was posted on the gates of Hell that read:

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!

Today many would suggest that the same sign should hang above the entrance to their workplaces.

It’s clear that we need hope, and sometimes we need it while at work.

In...

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Written by Hugh Whelchel
Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:00

Jesus Became a Curse for Us

One image, one aspect, of the atonement has receded in our day almost into obscurity. We have been made aware of present-day attempts to preach a more gentle and kind gospel. In our effort to communicate the work of Christ more kindly we flee from any mention of a curse inflicted by God upon his...

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Written by R.C. Sproul
Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:31

Good Friday 2019: Taking the time to Study Messianic Prophecies of Christ

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It’s Good Friday 2019.  Over the years we have had posts on Christ’s death and also Messianic prophecies.

I thought I share some of those classic posts, some of which were very popular.

  1. The Scriptural Road of Emmaus: Messianic Types and Prophecies
  2. Dr. William Barrick on...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:25

Is Jesus Simply a Retelling of the Mithras Mythology?

imageIt’s been popular in the past ten years (or so) to describe Jesus as nothing more than a “retelling” of prior “dying and rising” gods such as Horus or Osiris. Skeptics who make such claims typically describe a number of shared characteristics in an effort to highlight...

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Written by J. Warner
Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:02

Not your mother’s Planned Parenthood: “Unplanned,” the movie Featured

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Abby Johnson was not just any Planned Parenthood employee. She had a meteoric rise through the organization. She went from a “volunteer escort” to being becoming the youngest clinic director in the organization. She was even named employee of the year.

But then something changed....

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Written by Jesse Johnson
Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:00

Friday’s Featured Sermon: “The Danger of Being Close” Featured

In his book Christ’s Call to Reform the Church, John MacArthur asks an important and provocative question: “Who is the hardest person to reach with the gospel?” He proceeds to discuss various possibilities—the atheist, the zealous religionist, or the postmodern...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Science, Evolution, and Religion

April 19, 2019
The pagan worship of nature was extolled at the Re-Imagining God” conference attended by many professing evangelicals. Along with summoning “the spirit of Earth, Air, and Water,” Chung [Hyun] Kyung...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Thursday, 18 April 2019 18:00

He Shall Prolong His Days

“Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.” (More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:03

Individual and Community Discipleship

imageOccasionally I will hear someone lament, “No one is discipling me,” or “I don’t have anyone to disciple.” Typically these kinds of complaints stem from the common assumption that disciple making requires an arrangement between a disciple maker and a disciple to work...

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Written by Kit Johnson
Thursday, 18 April 2019 17:00

The Agony of Jesus on Good Friday, and His Triumph on Easter Sunday

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I’d like to share some thoughts that might help put Good Friday and Easter Sunday in eternal perspective.

“Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:03

When Believers Turn On Their Own Featured

One of the clearest teachings of Jesus has to do with our public witness: how nonbelievers will know that Christ has sent us. He said our unity and love for one another will be what convinces the world that we are his disciples and that the Father sent the son. Let me offer just two key passages on...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:00

Bible Review: The CSB Worldview Study Bible

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Holman sent me a copy of their CSB Worldview Study Bible awhile back, after I requested one. This is the second Bible they’ve sent me, and I sincerely appreciate them for it. I told them I would be happy to write a review, and I did that tonight. First of all, I really love the… Continu...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:00

According to the Scriptures

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Authors: Peter Gurry...

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Written by Peter Gurry
Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:25

A Critical Response To De Maria On Transubstantiation

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          -Roman Catholic apologist De Maria wrote an article titled The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Mass, where he provides a few biblical arguments for transubstantiation alongside with rebuttals to certain objections. Each of the author's claims in regards...

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Written by Jesse
Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:15

A Good Friday Admonition from Andrew Fuller

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“We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.” -- 2 Corinthians 4:5

If we study Divine subjects merely as ministers, they will produce no salutary effect. We may converse with the most impressive truths, as soldiers and...

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Written by Staff
Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:10

When Trials Become Joy

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I feel so stretched. Between walking through the challenges of growing up with my teenagers and the overwhelming demands involved in special needs parenting — sometimes it is just plain hard. I’m stretched beyond anything I ever thought I would be and I’m far from being...

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Written by Kath Thomas
Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:05

April 19: Isaac VanArsdale Brown [1784-1861]

Tuition Is Bit Higher Now

I know him for his book, A Historical Vindication of theAbrogation of the Plan of UnionHistory remembers him for his founding of a school now known as the Lawrenceville School. Isaac Van Arsdale Brown was born in Pluckamin, Somerset county, New York, on November...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:00

Good Friday Reflections: “My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?”

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A Word from Bob:I’ve taken today’s Good Friday reflections from my 31-day devotional,Grief: Walking with Jesus. 

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli,...

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Written by Bob
Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:00

The Veil Is Not Rolled Up, but Rent

For believers the veil is not rolled up, but rent. The veil was not unhooked, and carefully folded up, and put away, so that it might be put in its place at some future time. Oh, no! But the divine hand took it and rent it front top to bottom. It can never be hung up again; that is impossible....

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Written by E Benz
Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:00

This ‘n’ That

Last night I cleaned my makeup brushes for the first time in a long time. They’re old and well worn, blush-stained with broken bristles, but they work so I haven’t seen a need to purchase new ones.

As I gently cleaned each one, I marveled—as I always do when performing this...

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Written by E Benz
Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:00

Christ Set Forth as a Propitiation

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A sermon delivered on Good Friday morning, March 29, 1861, by the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.

“Christ Jesus whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood” (Romans 3:25).

Authors: SharperIron...

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Written by SharperIron
Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:32

I’m Having a Little Fun with the PhDs

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All else equal, someone having a PhD makes me less likely to trust their judgment.

Why do I trust their judgment less? (All else equal, remember…)

They thought it was a valuable investment of their life to join the ranks of the cabal that is currently destroying the world.

Some do it...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:10

Trevin’s Seven

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Kindle Deal: Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien. $2.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Jen Pollock Michel – Christian Life is Paradoxical. Embrace it.&...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:00

Share the Truth of the Resurrection with a Friend This Easter Sunday

Eyewitness testimonies, the empty tomb, the striking change in the disciples ... the New Testament provides fact-based evidence that Jesus rose from the dead. In this message, Alistair Begg encourages us to a thoughtful consideration of this central Christian truth, emphasizing the need to trust in...

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Written by TFL
Thursday, 18 April 2019 11:00

The Real Issue

“But if [God]—approximately six thousand years ago, give or take a couple of weeks—made the aardvarks and anteaters, and little yellow canaries, and giraffes, and koala bears, pretty much as we see them today, then we have to come to grips [with the fact] that we are living in...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Thursday, 18 April 2019 10:01

More freebies

I used to subscribe to Media Spotlight Magazine, but over the years I found the author to be often too legalistic, and sometimes teaching some aberrant ideas (and I even communicated with him about the problems).  However, his special reports were excellent.  These are the five I have...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Thursday, 18 April 2019 10:00

The Deadly Dangers of Moralism

Episode 2486

The Deadly Dangers of Moralism

Segment 1 (00:00) – John MacArthur 16 points of dangers of moralism is bound to offend mainstream Christians. 1) Cultural Morality is not our commission. Great commission is make disciples. Non-Christians cannot do good. 2) Does not matter if you go...

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Written by samueljroys
Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:57

The Minister's Pastoral Care

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: The Minister's Pastoral Care
Speaker: Mike Riccardi
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 4/14/2019
Bible: 2 Corinthians 13:5-10
Length: 58 min.
Overview: http---www.Th...

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:38

It’s not for fun that I share this junk.

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(Well, sometimes it’s a little bit fun.)

But mainly I’m sharing this so that those who associate with such a man and apologize for such a man will be put to shame.

Like Notre-Dame, or like...

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Written by Cody Libolt
Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:04

Antichrist Idolatry Burning Before Our Eyes: The Tragedy of Mourning the Destruction of a “Synagogue of Satan”

When popes die or abdicate their throne it is inevitably a test of orthodoxy. Evangelical leaders come out of the

The post Antichrist Idolatry Burning Before Our Eyes: The Tragedy of Mourning the Destruction of a “Synagogue of Satan” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Chuck...

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Written by Chuck O'Neal
Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:00

Encountering God at Notre Dame: Mary, Relics, and the Mass

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On Monday the world watched with bated breath as Notre Dame cathedral was engulfed in flames of fire. Representative of human and cultural achievement Notre Dame is one of the greatest examples of French Gothic architecture and is unique for its size, antiquity, and innovative construction. Its...

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Written by Kyle Borg