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 November 2017 17:01

Asleep at the Wheel? Is God Really in Control? Featured

On 14 February 2016 there was a car accident. Actually, there were thousands of car accidents, but only one made international news, had millions of people reading about it, newscasters commenting on it, and even politicians making statements about it.

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Written by Clint Archer
Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:00

The Worst Sermon

November 20, 2017
I was away from home on a Sunday. We decided to go to a friend’s church we had attended before. I won’t name the church and details have been altered to stave off embarrassment… The atmosphere was a mixture of comfort and “we mean...

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Written by TBC Staff - EN
Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:00

What Do I Do If My Job Is a Bad Fit?

I received a note from an old college friend in response to my recent article on finding our purpose. He had this to say:

I have spent many years in this field. I love the basics of what my job entails. I love my customers and they demonstrate love...

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Written by Russell Gehrlein
Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:00

Receiving a Spirit of Generosity This Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving week! We hope you are able to enjoy the holiday and give thanks to God for all that he has done and continues to do in your life.

When someone gives us a gift that we weren’t expecting, our usual response is that of gratitude (or “thanksgiving”). A typical...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:00

What Does Christianity Say About the Nature of God? Two Important Truths

imageThe first year I decided to take a group of students to Utah to share the Gospel with Mormons, a parent of one of the students asked me why I would take such a trip: “Why would you want to strip someone of their faith in God and Jesus?” This question came at a pivotal time for me as a...

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Written by jwallace
Sunday, 19 November 2017 16:03

A. T. Robertson and Preaching

Wally Morris

I grew up going to Southern Baptist churches. The church I went to for most of my childhood and teenage years was established in 1937. I have distinct, good memories of that church and its people. The red brick church with its white columns and large, brick steps, located in coastal...

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Written by Wally Morris
Sunday, 19 November 2017 16:00

The Incredible Museum of the Bible, Now Open in Washington, D.C.

Last month when Nanci and I were in Washington, D.C., we had the opportunity to preview the 430,000 square foot Museum of the Bible, which officially opened to the public this past weekend. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s absolutely incredible. All of us who were there kept looking...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Sunday, 19 November 2017 16:00

Our Hiding Place

“For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5)

There are times in the life of each believer when the trials become overwhelming and the whole world seems to be falling apart....

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Sunday, 19 November 2017 16:00

John MacArthur on Giving Thanks Featured

Later this week, most of us here in the U.S. will gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. While the world’s view of the holiday is bound up in food, football, and Black Friday savings, believers ought to know better. Certainly we can enjoy those aspects of the day as well,...

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Written by Grace to You Blog
Sunday, 19 November 2017 15:00

What’s the best way to learn counseling?

Here are the next two videos from my course on Biblical counseling. You can find the previous videos here.

What’s the best way to learn counseling?

How do you counsel yourself?

Authors: David Murray...

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Written by David Murray
Sunday, 19 November 2017 15:00

What A Beautiful Name

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Reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to my son again last week, I was struck once more by the glorious moment when the children first hear the name "Aslan." My son, who has read the book once before, had asked me in chapter three when the Lion would come into the story, so by the time we...

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Written by Andrew Wilson
Sunday, 19 November 2017 15:00

Elasticity

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According to the natural law tradition, one of the conditions of a true law is that it be promulgated or made known.  There is no such thing as a secret law.  However, there are many ways in which a so-called law may fall short of being authentically promulgated.  The most...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 19 November 2017 14:15

The 'Religious People' Boogeyman

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There is something I've heard time and time again from the leaders of attractional churches that I find really distressing, in some cases perhaps indicative of something bordering on the spiritually abusive. It is certainly divisive. It is so common a rhetorical practice among the preachers and...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Sunday, 19 November 2017 14:05

November 20: Presbyterians by the Boatload

Waves of Presbyterians Arrive in America by Rev. David T. Myers

An early American journal called the Pennsylvania Gazette put it succinctly for wave after wave of Scot-Irish from Ulster, Ireland to our shores. Published on this day, November 20, 1729, it stated, “Poverty, Wretchedness, Misery,...

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Written by archivist
Sunday, 19 November 2017 14:05

God Can't Save My Child

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The bumbling toddler that used to cling to your leg has become a teen who would rather text than speak to you. What happened? Where did your once over-talkative little girl go? What has this lanky boy who grunts with downturned eyes during conversation done with my son!

Maybe your scenario is...

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Written by Kole Farney
Sunday, 19 November 2017 14:00

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Blogs

The Heart of John Owen’s Hedonism John Piper makes the case for John Owen being a Christian Hedonist.

Don’t Be Dumb with Your Smartphone Meet the iPhone’s nemesis, Tony Reinke.

Eight Dangers of Pursuing Applause “As I read Brown’s counsel I not only try to apply it to...

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Written by David Murray
Sunday, 19 November 2017 14:00

Links For The Church

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A Heart for Orphans

Kelly Rosati shares what God feels for orphans, and shares her personal experience with bringing the fatherless nearby. 

Manna for Mamas

"We do not get to be gods over even our communion with him. He provides. He decides. He gives us just enough and no more. He will rain manna...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 19 November 2017 14:00

An AI Bot Granted Residency in Tokyo Teaches Us About Our Creator

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Shibuya Mirai is an AI chatbot designed to interact as a seven-year-old boy. Mirai was granted residency status in Tokyo, marking another milestone in the journey to the development of consciousness in machines. Cognitive scientists Dehaene, Lau, and Kouider suggest that “consciousness arises...

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Written by Christopher Cone
Sunday, 19 November 2017 13:00

The Forgiveness of God

In Him we have…the forgiveness of sins… —Ephesians 1:7

Beware of the pleasant view of the fatherhood of God: God is so kind and loving that of course He will forgive us. That thought, based solely on emotion, cannot be found anywhere in the New Testament. The only basis on which...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Sunday, 19 November 2017 13:00

Bible Study for Nov. 26: Andrew — active witness

John 1:35-42; 12:20-26 Richard C. Statham, senior pastor Salem Baptist, McDonough

The vast majority of sincere Christ-followers are well acquainted with the great commission: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,...

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Written by Rick Statham
Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:46

3 Ways Jesus Transforms Holiday Stress

*This is a guest contribution from Bryan Stoudt who blogs regularly at bryanstoudt.com.

All of a sudden, the holidays are here.  As the popular song reminds us, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. . . right?

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I lovethe holidays and guess that many of you do, too. ...

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Written by David Qaoud
Sunday, 19 November 2017 12:14

Are You Among the Troublemakers? Featured

If you are a Christian, you should be causing trouble. It is that simple. If you are not causing trouble, you may need to ask if you are really a Christian. “What?” you ask. Yes it is true. Simply read the book of Acts and see for yourself. Here we had real deal Christians, and...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 19 November 2017 11:38

Polemics Report 199 | SWBTS Joins the Jihad Featured

On today’s program, JD answers one sincere question and then discusses Kirk Cameron on reclaiming Halloween for Christ and then, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary changing their bylaws to allow MORE Muslims (IE “ministry opportunities) to enroll in the seminary.

Original Air Date:...

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Written by Justus Zenas
Sunday, 19 November 2017 11:22

Christian News Weekly Recap Nov 13 – 18, 2017

Christian News Weekly Recap Nov 13 – 18, 2017 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday Nov 13, 2017 Museum of the Bible Set to Open This Week Christian human rights lawyer faces death threats ‘Essential Israel:’ Professor...

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Written by Alesia Cengia
Sunday, 19 November 2017 10:50

Roy Moore Not Fit For Office, So Say ’59 Progressive Ministers’

image As the social justice jihad on Alabama Senatorial candidate Judge Roy Moore builds to its predictable ear splitting crescendo, it seemed goo to me to take some time to analyze at least some of the arguments that have been brought against him by “progressive” left.

I’ve been...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Sunday, 19 November 2017 10:14

7 Thoughts From the News Cycle

I will probably elaborate on some of these points in future posts. For now, I offer 7 stray observations on the last few weeks of American culture:

1) American manhood is in crisis. Men in our society lack religious affiliation, communal bonds, and healthy role models. As far as I can tell, sports,...

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Written by Samuel James
Sunday, 19 November 2017 10:06

Book Review—Technicolor: Inspiring Your Church to Embrace Multicultural Ministry, by Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn. Technicolor: Inspiring Your Church to Embrace Multicultural Ministry. B&H, 2017. 224 pps, $16.99.

 

Mark Hearn accepted the call to pastor First Baptist Church in Duluth, GA, and quickly discovered his new community was the one of most diverse counties in the United States. His...

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Written by 9Marks
Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:39

Can There Be One Right Religion?

Recently I was in a conversation with a friend, and he asked how I could say that Jesus is the only way. I simply responded, “I’m not saying it. Jesus said it. Take it up with him.” He certainly didn’t expect that response. And I didn’t mean to be rude or abrupt. My...

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Written by Sean Mcdowell
Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:35

Quick Devotional from 2 Corinthians 5:11 (Observation from the Greek)

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few days ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is 2 Corinthians 5:11.  Here’s my translation:

Εἰδότες οὖν τὸν φόβον...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:22

The Lord’s rest Featured

by Mike Ratliff

7 For He is our God,And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.Today, if you would hear His voice,8 Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah,As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,9 “When your fathers tested Me,They tried Me, though they had seen My work.1...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:21

Who Wrote the Book of Revelation?

By Brian Chilton As a teenager, I remember being a bit frightened of the book of Revelation. The smell of acne face cleanser filled the room as I dove into mysterious depictions of four-faced angels, beasts from the sea and land, of massive angels, and 100-pound hailstones being hurled to the...

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Written by Guest
Sunday, 19 November 2017 08:52

Probing the Prologue in the Gospel According to John: John 1:3-5

[See Introduction; John 1:1-2]

The earliest New Testament Greek manuscripts were written with no spaces between words and no punctuation. This could pose challenges for readers and interpreters, especially in places where it may be difficult to determine if a given word or words were meant to close...

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Written by Craig
Sunday, 19 November 2017 08:25

The Answer to White Racism, White Fragility, Black Fragility, and Black Racism Is Always the Gospel

Some of you may not have seen this one. I have had a number of my blog posts on racism gathered into one e-book. You may click here, or on the cover below in order to get to the Mablog e-tail outlet. The cost is one clam for shipping and handling. You have no idea how many ones and zeros get...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Sunday, 19 November 2017 08:09

Christians, Stop Being So Glib about This! Featured

About what? I am glad you asked. In the West the church is taking a hammering and the forces arrayed against it are growing by the day. The crack-down on true Christianity intensifies, and believers are being put under more and more pressure.

Persecution, in other words, is on the increase. While we...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 19 November 2017 08:00

Are Roman Catholics Christian? | Slick Answers w/ Matt Slick Andrew Rappaport | CARM | SFE | BTWN Featured

The main topic of discussion was the question, are Roman Catholic Christian? Topics discussed: – monolism – a question of papal worship without Roman Catholic Church – Matt talked with a caller about initial justification and keeping our salvation by works – a caller asks if...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Sunday, 19 November 2017 08:00

Use of Gospel Tracts | The Rapp Report daily 011 | SFE | Andrew Rappaport Featured

As Christians we should be evangelizing and an easy way to do that is with gospel tracts.

This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources http://strivingforeternity.org/

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Sunday, 19 November 2017 07:58

Because That’s How Bogus Rolls

A few posts back, I noted the fact that a counter-accusation against The Washington Post was circulating, and linked to it. The story said that WaPo had paid money to women to testify against Moore. I said that I didn’t know if there was anything to that or not — but I now do. A friend...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Sunday, 19 November 2017 07:40

Audio from Author's Forum with Dr. Steve Baugh

Here's the audio from Friday's Author's Forum with Dr. Steve Baugh, lecturing on his new book,“The Majesty on High

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 19 November 2017 07:33

"Go to Nineveh" -- Jonah 1:1-3

Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets from the Prophecy of Jonah (1)

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Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Sunday, 19 November 2017 07:04

Editorial: Learning with Peter to “Stand Firm in God’s Grace”

Written by Stephen J. Wellum
Sunday, 19 November 2017 07:01

Immigrants in Our Own Land, Citizens of God

Written by Peter H. Davids
Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:55

Sojourners and Exiles Living in a Foreign and Hostile Land: An Overview Sermon of 1 Peter

Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:51

The Church as the Renewed Israel in Christ: A Study of 1 Peter 2:4-10

Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:48

Peter’s Theology of Discipleship to the Crucified Messiah (1 Peter 2:18-25)

Sunday, 19 November 2017 06:43

Persecution and the “Adversary” of 1 Peter 5:8

Written by Christopher Byrley