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, 19 August 2018 14:10

Feeling Courageous While Sexually Compromised

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One of the biggest challenges of navigating through the murky morass of our generation’s moral revolution is recognizing the ways in which we have become complicit or compromised in matters related to sexuality. In an environment of heated rhetoric and debate over same-sex sexual...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Sunday, 19 August 2018 12:51

How to Fight Against Consistent Discouragement

Some days, discouragement sneaks in out of nowhere and overtakes us when we are already tired, overwhelmed, or hurting. It sticks around like a dark cloud, dampening our enjoyment of life and causing us to see the negative side of everything in our lives. The easiest thing to do is to let...

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Written by Scott Slayton
Sunday, 19 August 2018 12:09

BibleintheRaw: Episode 13 – Regeneration Part 1 Featured

In this episode, Dustin gives an overview of the doctrine of regeneration with an emphasis on it’s causes and effects. Enjoy!
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Written by Dustin Segers
Sunday, 19 August 2018 10:58

Jesus The Messiah

Text: John 4:25,26

Evidence for Jesus as the long awaited Messiah of Israel.

Authors: John Samson...

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Written by John Samson
Sunday, 19 August 2018 10:12

Christian News Weekly Recap Aug 13 – 18, 2018

Christian News Weekly Recap Aug 13 – 18, 2018 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Aug 13, 2018 Army Chaplain Faces 6 Months in Prison after Not Affirming Same-Sex Couple Police in India Demand Money to Release Falsely Accused...

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Written by Alesia Cengia
Sunday, 19 August 2018 09:52

Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties

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In July 2018, Routledge published Consciousness and the Ontology of Properties, edited by Mihretu P. Guta.  Guta teaches philosophy at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Biola Universityand at Azusa Pacific University, California, and is currently working on a manuscript entitled...

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Written by EPS Blog
Sunday, 19 August 2018 09:38

A few things on my mind …

The downside to covering breaking news and important ongoing stories on the radio is that I rarely have time to slow down enough to comment on those stories on my blog. Needless to say, I’ve had that problem for months now! So with all that’s been going on of late, I’ve decided I...

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Written by JanetMefferd
Sunday, 19 August 2018 09:35

Driving through a rainbow Featured

By Elizabeth PrataWe had a marvelous church service this afternoon. We meet from 3:00 to 4:30, talk a while after, then head to small groups at various locations. We have 4 elders. The main teaching elder is Mark, and the other three men rotate doing a confessional/devotional before the sermon. Our...

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Written by The End Time
Sunday, 19 August 2018 08:50

The wheels are going to fall off

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The “Church Militant” website (conservative but not traditionalist) has set its sights on the resignation (or sacking) of Donald Wuerl, who was bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006 before being moved to Washington DC as Archbishop in 2006 and Cardinal in 2010. On the other hand, Wuerl...

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Written by John Bugay
Sunday, 19 August 2018 08:17

(Podcast 8.19.18) Message: “Finding Contentment in Ministry” (Acts 28:11-31) - Bellator Christi

In this last message in his series in the book of Acts, Brian Chilton describes how a person can find contentment in both ministry and in life. Catch this message on this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast and turn in your Bibles to Acts 28:11-31.

  1. Find contentment in God’s PROVIDING...

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Written by Brian Chilton
Sunday, 19 August 2018 07:56

Praise be unto the Lord! Featured

by Mike Ratliff

33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! 34 For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? 35 Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again? 36...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Sunday, 19 August 2018 07:47

If You Were a REAL Christian, You Wouldn’t Doubt (Part 2): Is There A Reason to Doubt God, Ever?

On a Facebook thread I’m currently following concerning the need for good apologetics, as nonexistent apologetics and intellectual doubts are contributing to many leaving the Christian faith, someone made this comment: No one leaves the faith for intellectual reasons. Those who left were...

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Written by Rulonda JaBrey
Sunday, 19 August 2018 07:08

Apologetics 101: Start Here (Intro and Misconceptions) — The Alisa Childers Podcast #30

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​One of the most common questions I receive is, "If I want to study apologetics, where do I start?" Welcome to Apologetics 101 where we will take several (non-consecutive) weeks to walk through the basics. We'll talk about everything from the nature...

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Written by Alisa Childers - Blog
Sunday, 19 August 2018 06:37

Deplatformed! The Tech Left’s Attack on Free Speech and Why Christians Should Care, Part 2

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So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “[There is] still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil” (1 Kings22:8).

The First Amendment deals with the issues of free speech and the...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Sunday, 19 August 2018 06:26

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.<!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;...

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Written by BibleX
Sunday, 19 August 2018 05:20

Serve God from Start to Finish (Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:7)

Sunday, 19 August 2018 05:11

Resources On Images Of Christ

The question whether because God the Son became incarnate Christians are free to create images of him has plagued the church since just after the close of the canon. The ancient church, however, rejected them with one voice and the Reformed and Presbyterian churches all confess against images of...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Sunday, 19 August 2018 05:10

Time for civil disobedience in California

Under the assumption that the governor is going to sign this bill, California is passing Assembly Bill 2943, which bans "sexual orientation change efforts" as fraudulent business practices, under an extremely broad definition thereof. I wrote about this earlier, with my own predictions about what...

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Sunday, 19 August 2018 04:00

Advice for Living Wisely

The book of Proverbs provides a compelling collection of wisdom from God’s perspective. This wisdom equips a person to make good choices and avoid bad ones. Though no amount of wisdom will insulate a person from all the negative effects of a sinful world, this wisdom enables him to respond to...

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Written by TOvermiller
Sunday, 19 August 2018 02:00

Praying with Appreciation for His Disciples

If it were midnight and you knew that you would be tortured the following day and killed before sundown, what would you be thinking about? What would you be doing? We know how Jesus handled this situation. What did he do? He prayed to the Father. What was he thinking about? We know that he...

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Written by TOvermiller
Sunday, 19 August 2018 01:49

Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes Cures (9 Marks Journal Articles)

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Pastoral burnout is a real problem.  9 Marks Ministry for their latest journal focuses on this problem.  I think Pastors and church leaders will benefit from it.  Also regular Church members would benefit from it in terms of their own prayers for the church, pastors and ministering...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 19 August 2018 00:50

Gagnon: Revoice Is About Self-Affirmation Not Repentance

The second of my “Seven Concerns” about Revoice and the Spiritual Friendship movement is their unwise adoption of ungodly terminology: The adoption of terminology for self-identity that cannot be sanctified and inevitably brings in the whole “LGBTQ” baggage (“sexual...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Sunday, 19 August 2018 00:18

Theopolis Podcast: Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

image In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the readings for the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proverbs 9:1-10; Joshua 24:1-2, 14-18; John 6:51-58; Ephesians 5:15-20.

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Written by Alastair Roberts
Sunday, 19 August 2018 00:00

William Lane Craig’s secret weapon is his amazing wife Jan

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I want to draw your attention to a talk on “Vision in Life” given by Dr. William Lane Craig. Dr. Craig is the ablest defender of the Christian faith operating today. He has done formal academic debates with all...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 18 August 2018 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Authors: EBenz...

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 18 August 2018 21:30

Sin Perverts The Mind – 30 Days to Victory Devotional

Sin can change you from the inside out. Protect yourself by rejecting temptation.   2 Corinthians 10:5  “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”...

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Written by admin
Saturday, 18 August 2018 21:00

The Fruits of Suffering in the Life of John Bunyan

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The Lessons of Suffering

John Bunyan’s sufferings strengthened his assurance that God is sovereign over all the afflictions of his people and will bring them safely home. There have always been, as there are today, people who try to solve the problem of...

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Written by John Piper
Saturday, 18 August 2018 20:15

Giving God His Due and Overdue Thanks

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The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me (Psalm 50:23 ESV).

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

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 18 August 2018 20:00

Answers in Genesis Launches CreationPublishers.com

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While out on the road, AiG speakers, representatives, and I are frequently asked two questions: “How do we choose a good Christian college?” and “How do we find a solid, Bible-affirming homeschool curriculum?” Well, several years ago we created our CreationColleges.com websi...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 18 August 2018 20:00

Church is Boring

One of the top complaints you will hear about church is just that: "Church is boring." It is my suspicion that if you think that's so, you are missing something absolutely critical about church. I think you're missing the magnitude of the church.We tend to think of "the church" as the building on...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 18 August 2018 18:24

“The Kings – Rehoboam” | Christ The Rock Church | Pastor Austin Hetsler Featured

“The Kings – Rehoboam”

Pastor Austin Hetsler, July 29, 2018 Part of the Kings & Chronicles series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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Written by Tim Hurd
Saturday, 18 August 2018 18:13

2 Years of Cancer, Depression and A New Road.

image I am coming up on the two year anniversary of my cancer diagnosis.  I wish I could say that I am cured, but I can’t.  I am technically  declared to have “no clinical evidence of cancer” but I still have a residual growth.  And that burns on that back...

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Written by One Christian Dad
Saturday, 18 August 2018 18:05

1 Samuel 11; Romans 9; Jeremiah 48; Psalm 25

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1 Samuel 11; Romans 9; Jeremiah 48; Psalm 25 

ONE OF THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS that the first Christians had to answer, as they bore witness to Jesus the Messiah, went something like this: “If Jesus really is the promised Messiah, how come so many Jews reject the claim?” Inevitably, there...

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Written by Don Carson
Saturday, 18 August 2018 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—An Embarrassing Silence

August 19, 2018
Had Darwin known of the incredible basic structural complexity of life on the molecular and cellular level he probably would have had enough common sense not to propose his theory. Since the discovery of this “black...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Saturday, 18 August 2018 18:00

The Living Word

“And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” (Revelation 19:13) This uniquely expressive name assigned to Christ, as He returns to Earth in glory, is used also by John in his gospel (John 1:1, 14) and in his epistle (1 John 1:1 More......

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:01

The catholicon for church problems

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Your weekly Dose of Spurgeon
The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 36, sermon number 2127,...

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Written by Kerry James Allen
Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:00

Letters to the Editor (Gospel, Porn, Sober Warnings, and Joel Osteen)

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I continue to receive letters from readers. Here is a small collection of them commenting on my articles or videos on living worthy of the gospel, on warnings from the earliest Christians, and on Joel Osteen’s sermon that changed Oprah’s life.  I hope you enjoy them!

Letters on ...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:00

WHI-1428 | Discussing Our Differences on Baptism (2)

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Last week we began a discussion of some of our differences on the nature of the sacraments in general, and of baptism in particular. On this program, the hosts will continue this discussion and will also address the thorny issue of baptismal regeneration.

Finally, the...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:15

Thou Art My Strength

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"Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength."-- Psalm 31:4

Our spiritual foes are of the serpent's brood, and seek to ensnare us by subtlety. The prayer before us supposes the possibility of the believer being caught like a bird. So deftly does the fowler do...

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Written by Charles Spurgeon
Saturday, 18 August 2018 15:05

August 19: Van Horn on WSC Q. 88

STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISMby Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn

Q. 88. What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption?

A. The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption are his ordinances,...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Saturday, 18 August 2018 14:47

Sexual Abuse in the Churches Featured

At the moment the public spotlight is on the Catholic Church, with revelations of what has transpired in Pennsylvania. In this latest case some 300 priests are said to have abused some 1,000 children over many decades. Before looking at the details, let me say a few necessary things first. All...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 18 August 2018 14:01

Hexed

I find it striking that some peoples' lives seem to be marked by difficulty, chaos, or disaster–one apparent nuisance or tragedy after another. Wherever they go, whatever they do, they seem to have trouble, whether it's problems with their cars, computers, pets, or gardens, or with the postal...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 18 August 2018 13:56

Logos (Part 2) God is the Word

Continuing our exposition of John 1:1, this week we are looking further at Jesus as God the Son and Son of God. Jesus Christ has all the attributes of Godhood He is eternal(John 1:1-3 1 John 1:1-4 John 1:15 John 8:58 John 17:5, 24 Hebrews 1:11) He is omnipresent (John 3:13 Matthew 18:20 Ephesians...

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Written by Matt Sherro
Saturday, 18 August 2018 13:40

Power or Posturing

While many professing Christians want God’s power to work in them, they want it to work according to their wishes and without infringing on their comfort zones. They want a formula, an easy pattern that they can employ at will. There is nothing in God’s gifts to us that operate that...

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Written by C.H. Fisher
Saturday, 18 August 2018 13:38

Immaculate Barns and Rotting Harvest

I am convinced that exciting church meetings do not make better Christians. It may make church meetings less boring, more populated, and create a greater cash flow, and build immaculate buildings, but Christianity is not made more effective. Haven’t we learned by observing secular music...

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Written by C.H. Fisher
Saturday, 18 August 2018 13:37

Satanists Expose their Master as a vile Beast

We were driving around in Little Rock, Arkansas yesterday intending to visit a couple of thrift stores. We visited one and left in a short while without buying anything. Then we came to the mutual agreement to get back on I-40 and hurry on out of Arkansas. I have nothing against the state of...

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Written by C.H. Fisher
Saturday, 18 August 2018 11:35

Shakedown

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I'll take a few more whacks with the meat pounder: It's my impression that many Catholics are Catholic because they think their sect is the repository of salvation. Given that outlook, I think many Catholic parents have a cynical, calculated attitude. Child...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 18 August 2018 10:32

Sex abuse ring

As Fr. Thomas Berg recently explained, the issue is sexually active priests and bishops. In the main, the persistent problem is with homosexually active priests.  Fr. Roger Landry argues—rightly, I think—that most priests who persist in infidelity with women eventually...

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Written by steve
Saturday, 18 August 2018 10:28

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness Featured

by Mike Ratliff

6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them; 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 18 August 2018 09:53

Revoice, a few thoughts...

 For the Love of Those Fighting Against Homosexuality - The Aquila Report
So, to those wondering if the PCA is in the process of embracing homosexuality let me say that to my knowledge there are no pastors within our denomination promoting the acceptance of homosexual acts or...

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