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, 28 November 2019 16:03

More Meditation on Creation and Fall

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In an earlier post, we offered Meditations on Creation from our friend John Mincy. His meditations continue through Creation and Fall in a diary format.

June 23, 2019

The God of Creation

As we study the first chapters of Genesis it is important to keep in mind that the entire fabric of the rest of the...

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Written by John Mincy
Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:02

#27: A Covenant of Love[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 17:55-18:5 as he considers the topic of a covenant of love.

The post #27: A Covenant of Love[Sermon] appeared first on Servants of Grace.

Authors: Dave Jenkins

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:02

Black Friday 2019 Deals for Christians

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While there are many places you can go today to find deals on electronics and other big-ticket items, I like to provide a place for Christian retailers to make their deals known to Christians who are trying to kick-start their Christmas shopping. I will update this list regularly throughout the...

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Written by Tim Challies
Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:01

Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom

Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom by G.K. Beale is the latest installment in the Crossway series, Short Studies in Biblical Theology. Thus far, the books in this series stand on their own merits and make a unique contribution to the field of biblical theology. Dr....

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Written by David Steele
Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:00

Our Listening God

“O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.” (Psalm 65:2) There come times in each life when loneliness overshadows like a cloud, and no one is there to listen and provide couns... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:00

When God Entered Time and Became a Man

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As we enter the Advent season, there’s no more worthy subject to set our minds on than Jesus Himself. He is “the Alpha and the Omega…the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:13), the One this Christmas season is all about. (And the One the rest of the year should be about...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Thursday, 28 November 2019 15:00

No Need To Shop Anymore

There was only one Black Friday. It was not the day after Thanksgiving. It was not a day when self-oriented consumers bumped into, climbed over, pushed into, screamed at, and hated the other consumers who were in their way. No, all the action of the one Black Friday was on a hill of death outside...

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:20

A La Carte (November 29)

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As you would expect, there are a lot of Kindle deals today.

And beyond the Kindle deals, there are tons of other Black Friday specials to be had. Please consult my dedicated Black Friday Deals for Christians page to see what might be of interest to you.

Can a Fallen Christian Leader Ever Be...

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Written by Tim Challies
Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:08

Video: "It's Go Time" by Alistair Begg

As Israel stood paralyzed with fear before Goliath, David’s words put this defiant enemy in his rightful place before God. When David volunteered to go and face the giant, though, Saul doubted the young shepherd. Making his case for confronting Goliath, David expressed trust not in weapons,...

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Written by TFL
Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:05

November 29: Mencken’s Obituary for Machen

As they say, “And now for something entirely different.”

On this Friday following Thanksgiving—hopefully for most a day at home to relax—we hope you will take time to watch this most informative video clip. It runs just under 13 minutes.

This video came to my attention...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Thursday, 28 November 2019 14:00

Thanksgiving Quantified

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By Eric Davis. Reposted from The Cripplegate.

That beloved American holiday is upon us. It’s almost Thanksgiving. The day before Thanksgiving is considered the busiest travel day of the year for Americans as we herd ourselves around friends and family. So, whether you’re catching a...

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Written by Eric Davis
Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:12

This ‘n’ That

Well, ’tis the season for Christian bloggers to ruin our favorite Christmas carols because the songs don’t live up to their standard of perfection. You’ve likely seen posts like this (perhaps I even wrote one long ago!). The criticism ranges from lambasting ‘Away in a...

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Written by E Benz
Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:00

The Absoluteness Of Jesus Christ Featured

He shall glorify Me. — John 16:14

The pietistic movements of to-day have none of the rugged reality of the New Testament about them; there is nothing about them that needs the Death of Jesus Christ, all that is required is a pious atmosphere, and prayer and devotion. This type of...

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:19

The Value of Time

Erik Raymond reminds us that wisdom wears a watch here.

Authors: BibleX...

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:00

Friday 5 to Live By: 5 Top Christian Blog Posts of the Week (11/29/19)

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5 top Christian blog posts of the week—being Thanksgiving Week 2019 (in the US), this week’s Friday 5will focus on the topic of thanks. You’ll find posts by Kevin Carson, Kevin DeYoung, Scotty Smith, and more.

Start Your Thanksgiving List Here 

Pastor Kevin Carson directs our...

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Written by Bob
Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:58

Charlatan faith-healers

https://billdembski.com/theology-and-religion/faces-of-miracles-chapter-2/This is a good expose of some high-profile charlatans, and that's just a sample.However, the dilemma of this sort of expose is that those who are listening don't need to hear it while those who need to hear it aren't...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:21

Led by the nose of modernity

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Christians who defend the doctrine of hell as eternal conscious torment…
I don't defend hell as eternal conscious torment but eternal conscious punishment or misery. Some of the damned deserve to suffer torment, but damnation is fundamentally about re...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 28 November 2019 09:00

A Parable for the Self-Righteous

-Episode 2581-

A Parable for the Self-Righteous

Segment 1 (00:00) Todd redirects our attention to the older son in the parable of the prodigal son, showing how the parable can actually be about him. Todd uses a sermon from Voddie Baucham to further emphasize his point. Voddie points out how the...

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Written by Rebekah Pruett
Thursday, 28 November 2019 08:57

Calvary Chapel Pastor’s Daughter Preaches About Her Rear-End, Brags From Pulpit About What “God Gave Her”

In this day and age, nothing should surprise me anymore. With the number of shenanigans that go on in so-called

The post Calvary Chapel Pastor’s Daughter Preaches About Her Rear-End, Brags From Pulpit About What “God Gave Her” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Thursday, 28 November 2019 08:16

Bonus: Happy Thanksgiving from the Settecase family!

Listeners, I’m thankful for you. Thanks for listening and sharing the Think Podcast with your friends. I love this holiday. Every year on Thanksgiving our extended family gathers to eat, re-tell embarrassing stories, eat some more, and have an awesome time of family worship. We share what...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Thursday, 28 November 2019 08:00

$5 Black Friday Is Here: More Than 120 Resources on Sale for $5 Featured

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More than one hundred and twenty trustworthy books, DVDs, digital downloads, CDs, and study guides are available for $5 each. Shop this special $5 Black Friday collection while supplies last.

Sale ends Friday, November 29, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

View today’s $5 Black Friday sale items.

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 28 November 2019 07:00

How Did We Get Here? A Bible Lesson for America

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The Apostle Paul stated, For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11, and the Psalmist stated, If the foundations are destroyed what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3 We are warned in Scripture to guard against apathy,...

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 07:00

Holy Holidays: 90 Christian-Owned Businesses to Support while You Christmas Shop Featured

Christian-Owned Businesses to Support while You Christmas Shop

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Thursday, 28 November 2019 05:00

Thanksgiving 2019

I am trusting that you and yours will have a truly blessed Thanksgiving. Remember that we are not just fighting for those things for which we are most grateful, we are also fighting by means of our gratitude. If things out there are dire — and if you are a regular here, you probably think...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Thursday, 28 November 2019 04:45

'Dr Fundamentalis': The Full Text of H.L. Mencken's Obituary of J. Gresham Machen

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by George Brahm

The noted essayist and atheist H.L. Mencken was no friend of religion, and certainly not of Calvinism, which he once described as that “which occupies a place, in my cabinet of private horrors, but little removed from that of cannibalism.”

It is fascinating, then, that the...

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Written by George Brahm
Thursday, 28 November 2019 04:30

New In Print: J. H. Heidegger’s Concise Marrow Of Theology

J. H. Heidegger (1633–98) was a significant Swiss Reformed theologian, in Zürich, at the end of the 17th century. This volume is a clear, accessible introduction to Reformed theology. It is not technical. It was meant to be a starting point and . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R....

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 28 November 2019 02:11

Quiet Thanksgiving

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The house stands quiet this Thanksgiving. Barren trees out picture window silently Wave their limbs in the cold November breeze.

Other years the house abounds with joy. Delicious aromas, plates and glasses clinking, Laughter and conversation seasoning the bountiful meal.

Yet today only the clock on...

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Written by Barry York
Thursday, 28 November 2019 01:57

Is This how Mormons Celebrate Thanksgiving? Featured

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It is a long way to go in Raising Arizona to arrive at the closing “dream of the future,” but if you are pressed for a movies with an obscure reference to our national holiday, the Coen brothers’ second production may hit the spot:

 

Authors: D. G. Hart...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Thursday, 28 November 2019 01:05

Are You Angry at God’s Providence in Your Life? Featured

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God is absolutely sovereign over every single event that takes place in the world, and more personally, in our lives. How do you respond to God’s providences in your life that are painful and trying?

Authors: Mark LaCour...

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Written by Mark LaCour
Thursday, 28 November 2019 00:35

SBC Pres. JD Greear says he’ll refer to trans individuals by their preferred pronouns – The Christian Post

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Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said he would use a trans-identified individual’s preferred pronoun and name as a show of “pronoun hospitality,” but would also be clear on biblical truth. …

When it comes to “generosity of spirit” in the...

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Written by Don Johnson
Thursday, 28 November 2019 00:29

Giving Thanks for An Incredible Year

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This time last year, I was embroiled in a lawsuit with Harvest Bible Chapel and James MacDonald. My professional reputation was in jeopardy as Harvest regularly published updates, accusing me of attempting to “stir up gossip, sow discord, inflame old animosities” and “discredit...

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Written by Julie Roys
Thursday, 28 November 2019 00:27

Hearts Turned to the Father

To know Jesus Christ is to know God as your Father. It means you have been adopted into the family of Jesus – so for all who trust in Jesus – His Father is now your Father. In our world, there are no perfect fathers. All of our fathers have sinned and failed in various ways, even the...

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Written by Toby
Thursday, 28 November 2019 00:17

11/28/2019

•The NAR and its ties to an ancient heresy
•A young girl lectures us on the error of binary gender norms
•An anti-Christian world is not good for women and children
•The radical feminism of the New Testament

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Written by joey
Thursday, 28 November 2019 00:04

Against Concupiscence

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Issues of same-sex attraction, the Christian identity, and sexual orientation have once more made it to the fore, and a growing contingent of believers are wondering if the whole thing is a matter of semantics. Terms like “gay” and “orientation” used in the context of...

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Written by Alex Kocman
Thursday, 28 November 2019 00:00

Podcast: Gratitude and Thanksgiving (with Stacy Eltiti)

With the Thanksgiving season upon us, we thought it fitting to do some theological and psychological reflection on gratitude. Join us for this stimulating conversation with Rosemead Professor Dr. Stacy Eltiti, as we explore dimensions of gratitude that you might not have thought about before. It...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 23:51

PHP 7.4 Just Came Out, and So Did Our PHP Version Switcher

PHP is still one of the most popular languages used to build the web. The newest version, PHP 7.4, was released today — and Business and eCommerce plan customers can opt to start using it immediately.

WordPress.com sites run PHP 7.3 by default — it’s still our recommended version,...

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Written by Andrija Vucinic
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 23:25

Around the Horn (November 28)

In this post, Samuel James notes, “How many years have I spent as a believer earnestly, diligently, even tirelessly, seeking an extraordinary means by which I would finally feel the intimacy with Christ I desire and the temptations that beset me just...

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Written by Staff
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 23:20

Evangelism as Exiles

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Andrew’s much anticipated annual review of books is just a post or two around the corner. If I were to compose a similar list, Elliot Clark’s Evangelism as Exiles would be right at the top of the pile. This is a book all too rare in Christian publishing: deeply biblical, profoundly...

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Written by Matthew Hosier
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 23:05

“Give thanks to him; bless his name!”

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Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

Serve the Lord with gladness!

Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

and his courts with praise!

Giv...

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Written by SharperIron
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 23:00

The true story of Thanksgiving: Squanto’s miraculous path to Plymouth

image“The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth” by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1914)

God’s providence in action, as reported by Eric Metaxas in the Wall Street Journal.

Full text:

The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 22:52

RIP Lars Hartman (1930-2019)

Today I received the sad news that professor emeritus Lars Hartman (1930–2019) passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Hartman will be remembered as one of Sweden's finest exegetes. His many scholarly contributions, especially on early Christian baptism and the Gospel of Mark, are well...

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Written by Tommy Wasserman
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 22:44

Thanksgiving, 2019 Edition

We who are Christians and Americans have much to be thankful for, and I will here elaborate a few of those things.

First of all is the gift by God, that gift of infinite value: salvation by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, the God made man who gave his life for us sinners. The second...

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 22:00

Thanksgiving: the Atheist’s Least Favorite Holiday

The Thanksgiving season is one of my favorite times of the year. There is just something about the weather, the excitement, and the theology behind the holiday that attracts me. The whole idea behind Thanksgiving is intrinsically biblical. We are all used to Thanksgiving as the title for our...

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Written by Peter Goeman
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:57

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 3, Adoption Featured

By Elizabeth PrataIntroduction & Background to the series here
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Introduction/BackgroundDay 1 postDay 2 postChallies: Five verses on adoptionLigonier: Adoption into God's Family by Iain CampbellAnswers In Genesis: Adopted into God's Family

Authors: The End Time...

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Written by The End Time
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:00

Helping Our Children Grow in Gratefulness Featured

Here’s an excerpt from Helping Our Children Grow in Gratefulness, Melissa Kruger's contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:

We walked out of the ice cream store in tears. What was meant to be a fun summer treat had turned into a family meltdown. Just five minutes earlier, we had walked...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:00

Happy Thanksgiving: Free Downloads by R.C. Sproul Featured

Each year at Thanksgiving, millions of Americans gather together to celebrate an age-old tradition. They enjoy each other's company as they watch college football games, catch up on old times, and eat lots of good food.

What could be wrong with a tradition like that? The problem is not so much what...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 20:46

The Futility of Thanksgiving

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There’s a running gag in our family that occurs every time we dine together as an extended family. My father, a creature of habit, always blesses the meal and thanks God “for the hands that prepared it”—covering all the bases, as it were. After the “amen,” my...

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Written by Alex Kocman
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 20:08

Throwback Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

For this week’s Throwback Thursday installment, I’ll just piggyback onto last year’s short post about something that never get’s old; being grateful to the Lord for His bountiful blessings!

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“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus...

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Written by Tom
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 20:00

7 Passages to Read about Eating Together

November 28, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the Passages to Read series.

1. Acts 2:42

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

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2. Matthew 14:13–21

Now when Jesus heard this, he...

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Written by Crossway
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:32

Happy Thanksgiving (2019)

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

We have many reasons to be thankful to God!  Especialy our salvation made possible through the Father’s Plan, the Son’s sacrifice and the Spirit’s conviction and regeneration!

Authors: SLIMJIM...

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