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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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:30

On Thanksgiving Day 2019

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Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Cor. 9:15

 the boundless riches of Christ…” Eph. 3:8

Heavenly Father, of the long list of things for which we’re grateful today, none surpasses the “indescribable gift” and...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:30

Gospel of Matthew Series

I recently started a new series on the Gospel of Matthew over on my personal podcast. You can follow it here.

Authors: Alastair Roberts...

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:00

Happy Thanksgiving! Featured

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:00

Happy Thanksgiving from Answers in Genesis

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from all of us here at Answers in Genesis! During today’s American holiday of Thanksgiving, we trust, no matter your current circumstances, you are taking time today to thank the Lord for the many blessings he has so graciously given us. Here at...

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Written by Ken Ham
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 19:00

A Heartfelt Thanks Featured

Not to be trite, but this Thanksgiving all of us at Things Above Us want to thank all of you who read the blog, listen to the podcast, shop in the store, and encourage us in various ways. There is very little way to extend our appreciation to you other than to continue to create […]

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Written by Michael Coughlin
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 18:15

A La Carte (November 28)

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and family! You go ahead and enjoy the day and in the meantime I’ll be putting together a long list of Black Friday deals. Check in tomorrow to see what I dig up!

Today’s Kindle deals include a long selection of books, many of them by John...

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Written by Tim Challies
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 18:00

Turkey Day

Most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Okay, they recognize it. They indulge it. It isn't only believers buying turkeys and gathering to give thanks. Even unbelievers -- actual atheists, even -- will recognize the day as a "day of thanks" and even admit to being thankful for something, even if...

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Written by Winging It
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 18:00

Our Daily Frybread: A Prayer for Native American Heritage Month

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Guest writer Tara J. is a Rust Belt expat, multi-ethnic kid, bulldog aficionado, and pursuer of peace. She makes her home on historic Doeg lands in Northern Virginia with her husband and an ignorant number of houseplants.

Our God, Creator, Sustainer. Made in...

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Written by Reformed Margins
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 17:41

What’s the Best Explanation for Moral Laws? (Video)

Many atheists acknowledge the existence of objective moral laws, but how are these laws rooted? How can they exist without an objective standard of righteousness that acts as an objective moral law “giver”? J. Warner Wallace, author of God’s Crime Scene, was interviewed by Bobby...

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Written by J. Warner
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 17:00

Why Did God Make Mosquitoes?

 
November 28, 2019
My wife and I enjoy evening walks with our dog when the Texas weather lets us. Unfortunately, mosquitoes seem to like good weather too. And they recognize my wife is much sweeter than I am. She often asks, while swatting at them, why God made mosquitoes....

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:03

The Christian Grace of Thankfulness

On today’s episode, a listener writes in today and asks, “What is so important about thankfulness in the Christian life?” What you’ll hear in this episode The New Testament description of the Christian life. The Call to Thankfulness. The nature of true Christian generosity....

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:03

In everything give thanks

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In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit.1 Thessalonians 5:18, 19

Continual joy ought to fill the Christian life, continuously looking toward the fulfillment of all of God’s promises to us. By this, I mean experiencing the joy...

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Written by George Stiekes
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:02

Systematic Theology – Robert Letham (2019)

Systematic Theology by Robert Letham is a solid work designed to fit within the framework of Reformed confessionalism. Systematic Theology is unique in that is begins with a treatment on the Triune God. Dr. Letham begins by offered the dominant arguments for God’s existence and proceeds to...

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Written by David Steele
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:01

Gentle Restoration

Galatians 6:1, “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.” Life in the church is often messy. The church, as one pastor said, is a hospital for sinners and not...

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Written by Benjamin Wilson
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:00

Being Thankful for Grace

“Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” (Romans 5:20) This is the day that Americans set aside to reflect on the blessings... More...

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 15:57

56 - How to Share the Gospel Without Weirding Out the People Around You

Let’s talk about evangelism. Bill Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, defines evangelism as, “Taking the initiative to share the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.” When you think about sharing the Gospel, what comes to mind? Do...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 15:09

WHETHER YOUR HEART IS FILLED WITH JOY OR SADNESS, GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD

Sometimes the circumstances of life can bring more times of sorrow than times of joy. Holidays are just not the same any more after we lose someone whom we love so dearly. However, we have a choice as to how we are going to respond when tragedies hit. Yes, we must allow ourselves time to […]

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 15:07

Thanks for the Memory

Thanks for the Memory is a song which actor, comedian and entertainer, the late Bob Hope, performed with actress Shirley Ross. It was written for the film, The Big Broadcast of 1938 which co-starred Hope and Ross. It is a recitation of mostly small but, as it turns out, important moments in their...

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Written by Don and Joy Veinot
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 14:43

55 - How Thanksgiving Can Inspire Your Apologetics

I love Thanksgiving. Every year my side of the family gets together. My wife makes an absolutely unbelievable corn casserole. My contribution: I write a little family liturgy and we have a worship time as a family (we read the story of the first Thanksgiving, we sing a song or two, read Scripture,...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 14:05

November 28: A Life of Giving Thanks

Time and again, the Lord has shown Himself faithful.

You would do well to take your Bible this Thanksgiving weekend and begin a study on how often throughout the Scriptures the Lord instructs us to remember His works. And why is that? Obviously, that we should not forget Him, that we should be...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 13:00

The Bounty Of The Destitute Featured

Being justified freely by His grace… — Romans 3:24

The Gospel of the grace of God awakens an intense longing in human souls and an equally intense resentment, because the revelation which it brings is not palatable. There is a certain pride in man that will give and give, but to...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 12:00

A Puritan Prayer of Thanksgiving, 2019

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May this Puritan prayer of thanksgiving encourage us to thank and praise our great, holy, loving, and gracious God this Thanksgiving.

O My God, 

Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, my heart admires, adores, loves thee, for my little vessel is as full as it can be, and I would pour out...

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Written by Bob
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:05

Starting in This Sanctuary

“Our greatest need, as the Reformers kept insisting, is the testimony of the Holy Spirit. Christians believe that the living God is the Lord of history. We should ask him to push back back the forces of unbelief and thank him for what he is doing already around the world.”

Stott, Th...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:00

Angst as Disinfectant

“He had not managed to see Robert P. Warner—who was still asleep, exhausted as he was from a late night of blogging about the loneliness of urban angst as recorded by French filmmakers, subtitling their angst like crazy, although the existential anguish was redeemed and ameliorated...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 09:00

Don’t Trust Your Spidey Sense

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Don’t Trust Your Spidey Sense

Segment 1 (00:00) Todd regrets judging Hannah, a GSU student, by her appearances alone. She was raised Christian, and is familiar with Christian beliefs. He leads her through the evidence of a creator. She rejects it based on her view of science.

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Written by Rebekah Pruett
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 08:48

Federal Judge Says Aiding and Abetting Illegal Immigrants is a “Religious Liberty,” Constitutionally Protected

We’ve been arguing all along that social justice was not just an “act” that religious people performed, but is, in

The post Federal Judge Says Aiding and Abetting Illegal Immigrants is a “Religious Liberty,” Constitutionally Protected appeared first on Reformation...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 07:40

11/27/2019

•Witness Wednesday
•Damien is in all-black. What is the state of his soul?
•Patrick the Irish Atheist in Australia
•Would Ty shoot Hitler’s mother?
•Paris can’t stand Christians and can’t define reincarnation

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Written by joey
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 06:53

South Asia's Frontier People Groups

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I’ve recently witnessed first-hand the Lord’s work in his church in South Asia. For many reasons, it is best for people in that part of the world to publicly tell how Jesus is building his church rather than for outsiders like me to tell the story. But, simply put, the Lord is changing...

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Written by James Faris
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 05:46

A Wise Holiday Ambition Featured

Ephesians 5:15-21 The annual, year-end holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve provides a wonderful opportunity for Christians to shine as lights in a dark and bungling world. During this time,…

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Written by TOvermiller
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 05:36

Prosperity Heretic Joel Osteen Mocks People Without Wealth, Calling Them ‘Poor, Broke And Defeated’ As He Brags About His ‘Overflow’ Abundant Life

No, when you’re poor, broke, and defeated, all that proves is that you’re poor, broke, and defeated. It doesn’t bring any honor to God.

When I first received this video today, multiple times actually from eagle-eyed NTEBers, I was skeptical at first because in the version I was...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 05:30

Dracula on the move

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Dracula has been leaving a trail of exsanguinated victims in Poland, Spain, France, Italy and Ireland. Police are stymied by the fact that Dracula is a shapeshifter. In addition, he's invisible to security cameras. All of which make him exceedingly elusive. 
Church...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 05:14

2019 Fall Letter

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 05:06

Higher Education Union: Anyone Can Self-Identity As “Black, Disabled, LGBT+ or Women”

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We’ve all seen it coming—once you open the door to “self-identification” based solely on feelings, anything goes. If a man can identify as a woman and legally be considered a female (and vice versa), despite his male biology and chromosomes, then anyone should be able to...

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Written by Ken Ham
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:40

Calvinism and the Problem of Contrition

I recently received the following inquiry about an alleged problem for Calvinism:

This problem is explained in a new book I’ve been reading, The Challenges of Divine Determinism, by Peter Furlong (a theist who’s agnostic about the reality of divine determinism). Furlong calls this...

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Written by James
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:29

25 Thanksgiving Bible Verses

A Christian’s life should be filled with gratitude. We have so much for which to be thankful. Consider these inspiring thanksgiving Bible verses. Gratitude is a wonderful Christian virtue. Would you rather be around someone who is negative all the time or someone who is thankful? Thanksgiving...

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Written by admin
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 04:27

New CDC Study Shows US Abortions are at Historic Low “By All Measures”

Christians and conservatives have been waging war against the unjust killing of human beings since Roe v. Wade, however, it

The post New CDC Study Shows US Abortions are at Historic Low “By All Measures” appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: Jeff Maples...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 02:53

The Trinity: order, persons, nature and will

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The incarnate Christ has two wills. Each proper to his divine and human natures. If will were a property of persons, he would only have one will, for Christ is not two persons, but one person with two natures. 
Since will is a property of nature, the three persons of the Trinity share one...

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Written by Guy Davies
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 02:17

Brand-New from Truth For Life! Ten Years of Favorites on USB

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At Truth For Life, we believe that God’s Word through Scripture is timeless, reaching across the ages to bring His truth to His people and to make new worshippers of the wayward and wandering.

This conviction has been our compass for twenty-five years.

Now, to celebrate our silver anniversary,...

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Written by TFL
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 01:11

Six Anti-Church Evangelical Trends (Hughes)

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As I mentioned a few weeks back, this is a great book: Set Apart by R. Kent Hughes.  I liked his section where he gave six anti-church trends among American evangelicals (found in chapter 10).  Here they are.

1) Hitchhiker Christians:  These...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 01:05

Hold Fast or the Gainsayers Will Get Ya!

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As the Apostle Paul came to the end of his list of qualifications for the ministry, he closed by insisting that pastors should always be

“Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers” (Titus...

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Written by Pastor Ricky Kurth
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 01:02

Psalm 4 Links

I have been working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some of my favorite links that I discovered during my research. There is a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 2 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful...

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:59

Thanksgiving

What was it like on the first Thanksgiving? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols reads from Edward Winslow’s letter describing the festivities.

The post Thanksgiving appeared first on 5 Minutes in Church History.

Authors: Ligonier Ministries...

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Written by Ligonier Ministries
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:37

A Case of Devilish Ingratitude Featured

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:09

Heading off a Woke Thanksgiving

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So Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and perhaps you will be seated next to a garrulous and somewhat combative uncle, a man who drinks in his opinions at MoveOn.org, and who has voted for Bernie more than once. He lives in Massachusetts and really likes the way things are going out there....

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:03

Effectual Ineffectual Prayers Featured

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The Bible encourages us to pray, and even when our prayers are ineffectual we shouldn’t be discouraged because God uses them. But even though God uses our ineffectual prayers, we still need to grow and learn how to better pray effectual prayers.

Authors: Mark LaCour...

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Written by Mark LaCour
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 23:23

The Critical Text, An Enigma Machine of Confusion

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If your Bible is to be found somewhere between the base text of the NA28 and the myriad of choices from the apparatus, you don’t have a Bible but a puzzle. The true text of sacred Scripture is an enigma for all who would seek it in such a manner.

According to this approach, no one from...

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Written by Robert Truelove
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 23:00

Guest post: Fred Rogers, the patron saint of niceness

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The following is a guest post by a friend who wants to remain anonymous. He is a Christian apologist who works in the software industry.

The marketing machine for the latest Tom Hanks movie portrayal of Mister Rogers is in full swing. And...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 22:46

Thanksgiving Thoughts Wisconsin Ministry Spotlight

Recognizing the fact many hurting and lost people were uncomfortable going to a church, a local outreach seemed to be the answer for drug dealers, strippers, prostitutes, addicts, and former prison inmates who felt outcast in society and unwelcome in traditional churches. Daily podcast, relevant...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 22:33

End Times Heretic Paula White On Jim Bakker Show Says Christians Are ‘Mandated By God’ To Give Fellow Heretic Jim Bakker A Million Dollars

Paula White tells Jim Bakker ‘Every treasure you give here on earth is being stored up in Heaven. There is a Department of Treasury up in Heaven’

There is so much heretical teaching that comes out of the Charismatic church on a daily basis, that it is near impossible to keep up with it...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 22:20

Praying for the Election

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It is a truism that the healthier and more pain-free a society is the more fear and anxiety there seems to be in that society about health and pain.

This is true in Christian apologetics, where one of the biggest western ‘defeater beliefs’ is the problem of suffering – a problem...

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Written by Matthew Hosier