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, 21 February 2019 14:00

Join Us for Sunday Worship Service with Alistair Begg

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Join Alistair Begg and the congregation at Parkside Church for Sunday morning worship by watching our live stream. Beginning at 9:45 EST, you can watch the service live, in its entirety, as a supplement to your home church worship or if you’re unable to attend your local church. Each Sunday...

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Written by TFL
Thursday, 21 February 2019 14:00

The Fifteen Books Most Indispensable for the Minister or Christian Worker

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(About this series. This booklist appears at the end of Volume XII just before the 12 volume index.)

For several years the Committee having in charge the publication of “THE FUNDAMENTALS” has been endeavoring to get a list of the five most indispensable books for the minister and the...

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Written by SharperIron
Thursday, 21 February 2019 13:42

Do This and Remember

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Guy Prentiss Waters:

Sign of the Promise

From Genesis to Revelation, there is a succession of covenants. There are basically two covenants in the Bible: the covenant of works and the covenant of grace. God made the covenant of works in the garden with Adam and, in Adam, with all his ordinary...

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Written by Peter Cockrell
Thursday, 21 February 2019 13:10

Trevin’s Seven

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Video: Russell Moore, Scott Sauls, and I have a roundtable discussion on the question, “How Should Pastors Use Social Media?”

Kindle Deal:The Bible Guide: A Concise Overview of All 66 Books. $1.99.

Seven of the best articles I came across this week:

1. Elisabeth Elliott – Your...

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Written by Trevin Wax
Thursday, 21 February 2019 13:00

$5 Friday: Perseverance, Regeneration, the Gospel

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as Islam, the gospel, Martin Luther, perseverance, regeneration, Scripture, and more.

Sale runs through 12:01 a.m. — 11:59 p.m. Friday ET.

View today’s $5 Friday sale items.

Authors: Nathan W....

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:56

Jesus, The Pioneer, and Note-taking Featured

Josh explores 24 year old notes, and why note taking during worship services can be very beneficial and how is Jesus our Pioneer?

The post Jesus, The Pioneer, and Note-taking appeared first on Bible...

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Written by Josh Fritz
Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:42

Genesis 24 and 25

Recently while preparing to teach Genesis 24-25, I created the following table.
 
Comparing Genesis 24 and 25
Genesis 24
Genesis 25
Setting is about death
Setting is about life
The need is procuring a burial cave for Sarah
The need is procuring a bride for Isaac
Main agent is Abraham
Main agent...

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Written by BibleX
Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:25

Two Sermons on Romans 6:13 by John Howe, Part 1. Do you have right those of God?

John Howe preached two sermons on Romans 6:13, “Yield yourselves to God”. From this he derives two basic questions: 1. How or under what notions we are to consider God and ourselves in this matter:2. What our yielding ourselves to him, so considered, must include.

This is a great secret...

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Written by memoirandremains
Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:06

Not Everything Called “Christian” Is

There has always been a great temptation to append the adjective Christian to whatever one favors in order to justify it. Recently we have seen the phenomenon of so-called “Gay Christians” in an apparent attempt to synthesize homosexuality and Christianity. This attempt . . . Continue...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:26

Gay piety

There are some intriguing facets to Marian piety. Take the specter of sexless priests venerating the sexless Madonna. In traditional Marian iconography, Mary is frequently or usually depicted as a beautiful woman. That's not surprising. Most Catholic artists are straight males. There may be the...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:03

A Proverbs 24:30 Denomination Featured

1. Seth continues a review of 2 Timothy 3 examining the failure of men who oppose the truth.2. Seth responds to a listener submission about sodomy.3. Seth discusses the decline of the SBC.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:02

CHOOSE LIFE: Kentucky Committee Advances Bill to Ban Eugenic Abortions On Babies With Down Syndrome And Other Disabilities

Kentucky lawmakers advanced another pro-life bill Wednesday to protect unborn babies with Down Syndrome from eugenic abortion in their state.

The founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a firm believer in eugenics. Sanger said “The most successful educational approach to the...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Thursday, 21 February 2019 10:00

“Terry the Trilobite” Appears in NKY Hotel Bibles

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Who is “Terry the Trilobite?” Well, apparently, he’s a 400-million-year-old creature who “predates your religion, your God and all humanity.” Let me explain.

I recently met a gentleman named Nathan Elliot, who works at a ministry called the Knight Lights, at our...

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Written by Ken Ham
Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:46

The Deceitfulness of Sin

by Archibald Alexander

All sin takes its origin from false views of things. Our first parents had never sinned, had they not been deceived by the tempter

Authors: john_hendryx...

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Written by john_hendryx
Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:11

The Supremacy of the Son

A new MP3 sermon from The GraceLife Pulpit is now available on SermonAudio.com with the following details:
Title: The Supremacy of the Son
Speaker: Andrew Morrow
Broadcaster: The GraceLife Pulpit
Event: Sunday Service
Date: 2/17/2019
Bible: Colossians 1:15-20
Length: 45 min.
Overview: http---www.TheGraceL...

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:08

Compartmentalized theology

Before I do another post critical of Roman Catholicism, it's important to note that we can't use what's wrong as a basis of comparison. There's a danger in taking satisfaction from the fact that I'm not like that! But I could still be bad in a different way. 
i) One way Catholics rationalize...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:00

John MacArthur: Freedom Abuse

Episode 2446

John MacArthur: Freedom Abuse

Segment 1 (00:00) The Wrong Use of Freedom

Segment 2 (07:35) The Bondage of Sin is Broken

Segment 3 (15:56) The Hope of Sanctification

Wretched Surprise! (25:32) Lame Sermon Illustration: Trapped!

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Written by samueljroys
Thursday, 21 February 2019 08:37

First Annual Christian Witches Convention Will Teach That Jesus was a Sorcerer and Alchemist

From NowTheEndBegins — The first annual Christian witches convention is set to be hosted in Salem, Massachusetts, this April and

The post First Annual Christian Witches Convention Will Teach That Jesus was a Sorcerer and Alchemist appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Thursday, 21 February 2019 07:56

Hillsong Pastor, Carl Lentz Says ‘I Can’t Help You With Religion, Religion is Dead’

What do you get when you mix the hip celebrity culture with a pseudo-religious attempt to make yourself look and

The post Hillsong Pastor, Carl Lentz Says ‘I Can’t Help You With Religion, Religion is Dead’ appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors: JeffMaples...

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Written by JeffMaples
Thursday, 21 February 2019 07:34

United Methodists Confront Possible Split Over LGBT Issues

NEW YORK (AP) – The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly convenes Sunday for a high-stakes, three-day meeting likely to

The post United Methodists Confront Possible Split Over LGBT Issues appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Reformation Charlotte
Thursday, 21 February 2019 07:25

Around the Horn (February 21)

Pastors, do you know how influential your preaching can be? This post reminds those who preach the word of God that they shape lives in how they handle that word.

In this post, Jay Sanders...

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Written by Staff
Thursday, 21 February 2019 06:54

Cultural Observations on the Sexual Revolution, Mormonism, Racialism, and Calls

Wow, what a mix!  Lots of material at the start on true biblical justice, avoiding mobs, how intersectionality eats its own (Martina Navratilova), and the use of the “crisis” to get things done now, even if what you are really doing is just pushing forward your ultimate...

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Written by James White
Thursday, 21 February 2019 06:44

Christians’ sin problem and its mortification Part 1 Featured

by Mike Ratliff

Most believers I know become quite perturbed with me when I dwell on the topic of sin after salvation. I fear that many of our number consider this a taboo topic. In their estimation, they are saved and they don’t have to worry about sin anymore. Of course these same believers...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Thursday, 21 February 2019 06:24

02/21/2019

•How does God speak today?
•Democrats vote 6 times to block anti-infanticide law
•Lies pro-aborts tell
•Christians are now unqualified as judges
•Martina Navratilova gets fired for stating the truth about trans-athletes
•Walt Heyer gets published in USA Today
•Are Todd’s black helicopter theories reasonable?
•Is Bethel Church paying for airtime on Fox News?
•Refusing government funding won’t protect you
•Girl Scout cookies pay for abortion

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Written by joey
Thursday, 21 February 2019 06:02

Shorter University student Cally Glass serves in Clarkston

 By Elizabeth Smith

ROME— During the Summer of 2018, Shorter University student Cally Glass had the opportunity to meet people from around the world and experience a multitude of cultures – all within 100 miles of home.

imageCally Glass served as an intern with Reach The Nations...

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Written by Shorter University
Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:53

To Protect Our Culture We Must Protect Our Children Featured

Some 2000 years ago the Roman scholar Pliny the Elder very wisely said this: “What we do to our children, they will do to society.” In a very similar vein Karl Menninger much more recently put it this way: “What’s done to children, they will do to society.”

The simple...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:46

Do more to combat alcohol’s harm: reports | Times Colonist

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Many government policies designed to cut red tape, improve customer convenience or make it easier for alcohol producers to get to market are linked to increased consumption, he said.

“B.C. has led the way over the last four years in increases in alcohol consumption in the country in terms of...

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Written by dcsj
Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:11

The Cosmic Temple and Spiritualized Eschatology (Pt. 3)

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Part Two

Objections to the Cosmic Temple Motif in Scripture

In Beale’s book The Temple and the Church’s Mission, both the garden of Eden and the Jerusalem temple are types of the Church, which is confusingly called the literal non-physical temple.[1]   Beale’s thesis,...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:10

Pastoral Sheep-Beating to Protect Cult of Personality Fallen Pastor James McDonald

James McDonald falls from grace and Pastor Shane Idleman comes out to split the bill between him and the sheep...

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Written by 828 Ministries
Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:08

Getting off the wrong bus

I was having a conversation with another pastor once and we began discussing Jon Gordon’s book “The Energy Bus.” That got me thinking on how we view leadership.

Have you ever been traveling somewhere and suddenly discovered that you were on the wrong bus, the wrong plane, the...

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Written by Aaron McCollough
Thursday, 21 February 2019 04:00

The Writer's Responsibility Featured

By Elizabeth PrataChristian books, pamphlets, blogs, letters, reviews, essays...it's all so much. It is so easy nowadays to start a blog and begin writing. I've mentioned before about authorial skill, ministerial calling, and tone. But now let's speak of the responsibility writers have.What is the...

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Written by The End Time
Thursday, 21 February 2019 03:54

Charismatic Prophetess: ‘Glow in the Dark People Actually Exist, I’ve Seen Them’

Jennifer Eivaz is a popular charismatic conference speaker and author who makes outlandish claims about God and the supernatural. Eivaz

The post Charismatic Prophetess: ‘Glow in the Dark People Actually Exist, I’ve Seen Them’ appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by JeffMaples
Thursday, 21 February 2019 03:44

How Martina Navratilova Found Herself ‘On the Wrong Side of History’ in a Hurry Featured

She won the Wimbledon women’s singles title a phenomenal nine times. Martina Navratilova’s name, however, appears in the headlines not for her athleticism but for her collision with the LGBTQ revolution. Why is this interesting? Because Navratilova identifies as a gay athlete who...

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Written by Albert Mohler
Thursday, 21 February 2019 03:21

Steven Furtick Praises Sex Trafficker and Claims God Gave Him the Ability to Crush The Serpent Under His Feet

Steven Furtick of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC is the premier prosperity gospel pimp of the New South. Quite literally,

The post Steven Furtick Praises Sex Trafficker and Claims God Gave Him the Ability to Crush The Serpent Under His Feet appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

Authors:...

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Written by JeffMaples
Thursday, 21 February 2019 03:10

Jesus was an Alchemist: First Annual Christian Witches Convention to be Held in April Featured

image [Leonardo Blair | The Christian Post] The first annual Christian witches convention is set to be hosted in Salem, Massachusetts, this April and will feature internationally recognized Prophet Calvin Witcher who agrees with the convention’s host...

Authors: Cherie Vandermillen...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Thursday, 21 February 2019 03:00

Podcast: The Bullying Breakthrough (with Jonathan McKee)

Why has bullying become such a pressing phenomenon today? How can we think about the issue and approach it biblically? Sean interviews youth culture expert Jonathan McKee about his new book The Bullying Breakthrough. Together, they reflect theologically on the bullying phenomenon (and especially...

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Written by Sean McDowell
Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:53

Fake news

I didn't follow the Jussie Smollett story closely. My awareness of the story was confined to evolving headlines and Twitter. 
Why does the "news" media keep falling for stories like this?
i) The liberal media are bigots, and bigotry is self-reinforcing. They associate with like-minded people....

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Written by steve
Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:38

Seeking Shortcuts to Virtue

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Yesterday, Jayme Metzgar wrote a fascinating piece in The Federalist,in which she drew parallels between the hate crime hoax perpetrated by actor, Jussie Smollett, and the sin of Ananias and Sapphira described in Acts 5 and pictured in the painting by Rafael above (see article here).  Metzgar...

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Written by Richard Holdeman
Thursday, 21 February 2019 02:05

TD Jakes: ‘That’s the Spot Where Your Water Turns to Wine, Let it Out, Let it Out’

T.D. Jakes is best known for false teaching on the Trinity. He teaches a heresy known as modalism, which denies the biblical

The post TD Jakes: ‘That’s the Spot Where Your Water Turns to Wine, Let it Out, Let it Out’ appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by JeffMaples
Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:35

3 Reasons You Should Preach Through Micah

Political scandal is a daily affair. While many are prospering, there seems to be great inequality and heartache among the poor and disenfranchised. The darkness of sin seems rampant in our society, and for many, hope seems like a distant memory. Does this sound like what you may been reading,...

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Written by 9Marks
Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:25

Seated with Christ in Heavenly Realms

Henk from Springs, Gauteng, South Africa writes,

In reference to your discussion of Psalm 24 on the Climbing Jacob’s Ladder episode, one of the panelists said that we follow the King of glory to ascend the mountain of the Lord. My understanding with special reference to the apostle...

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Written by WHI Admin
Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:05

That Poor Cafeteria Lady

I step away from my computer for a minute, and what happens?

So a gent named Hohn Cho at Pyromaniacs has taken me to task for missing the point on sexual abuse. You can read all of what he has to say here. I will be responding to just some of what he had to say.

“The author, Doug Wilson,...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Thursday, 21 February 2019 01:00

February 20, 2019 Show with David W. Virtue on “The Episcopal Church: Has It Sunk Too Deeply Into Darkness to Be Rescued?”

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February 20, 2019:

David W. Virtue, founder of an Episcopal/Anglican Online News Service for orthodox Anglicans worldwide reaching nearly 4 million readers in 204 countries called VirtueOnline.org, author of 4 books, including “A Flame for Justice”, on the life of Caesar Molebatsi...

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Written by Eric Nielsen
Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:43

Humble Confidence, Not Self-Love

Contemporary pop psychology’s mantra about well-being is that you must love yourself first to be a healthy person and to be able to love others. It is common for some form of this thinking to be advocated by Christian counselors and individual Christians. After all, the assertion sounds...

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Written by David Prince
Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:43

Catholic rentboy

From what I can tell, Brandon seems to be a genuinely likable guy, which I wouldn't say about some other Catholic apologists. Mind you, it's easier to dupe nice guys with an idealistic sales pitch. Natural SOBs like me aren't so...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:13

A Thai Pastor’s Wife Trusts Jesus Through The Story of Hope

At a yearly meeting of Rom Fellowship of Baptist Church workers at a retreat sight outside of Bangkok, Thailand, a Good Soil seminar was taught last week. Christian workers from five countries (Philippines, Canada, USA, Myanmar, Thailand) and three Thai tribal groups (Hanong, Akha, Karen)...

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Written by Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship
Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:13

Does Relational Evangelism Really Work?

Relational Evangelism is an evangelism methodology that emphasizes the advantages of building friendship relationships with unbelievers as a basis for sharing the gospel with them. Initial Contact Evangelism moves immediately into a gospel presentation, even with people we have met for the first...

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Written by Good Soil Evangelism and Discipleship
Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:00

Does This String of Incredible Coincidences Connect Dr. Michael Brown to the NAR? Featured

New Apostolic Reformation

Dr. Michael Brown is trying very hard to make it appear like the New Apostolic Reformation barely even exists. He's recently completed an entire program devoted to distancing himself from the movement he doesn't think is real. In the process of describing the thing he...

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Written by Steven Kozar
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 23:52

Break the Machine! Featured

Opening Thoughts

When I read Pastor Edward Englebrecht’s article on mobbing in the Lutheran Forum, I immediately recognized that the phenomena that he described in his article is a very real form of abuse and that it, sadly, has been and is currently being employed by far too many in the LCMS....

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Written by Chris Rosebrough
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 23:45

Why be good?

1 In the Lord I take refuge;
how can you say to my soul,
    “Flee like a bird to your mountain,
2 for behold, the wicked bend the bow;
    they have fitted their arrow to the string
    to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;
3 if the foundations...

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Written by steve