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, 20 September 2017 10:00

Episode 1- How Do I Minister to Hurting People?

On the first episode of the Ask Us Anything Podcast, Dave Jenkins answers the question, “How Do I Minister To Hurting People?

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Asking good questions of those who are hurting.
  • Learn good listening skills.
  • How to ask clarifying questions.
  • Learn to see...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:19

Feeling bad when speaking about God

I have heard folks that like to talk with me about God, until they start to feel bad, then they dont want to talk to me any more. Feeling bad because of who God is or what God wants from us and for us, or what God will do, is not a bad thing. It […]

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:19

Regenerated to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead Featured

by Mike Ratliff

6 ἐν ᾧ ἀγαλλιᾶσθε, ὀλίγον ἄρτι εἰ δέον [ἐστὶν]...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:16

Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God

Have you listened to “Sinners in the hands of an angry God” by the preeminent theologian Jonathan Edwards? Wow. What a message.Filed under: Apologetics, Christ, Death, Death, Eternal Life, Evanglism, Faith, forgiveness, God, Hell, Judge-Judgement, Justice, Justification, Power,...

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Written by wbmoore
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:10

Dr Brown Burnt By Authentic Fire.

Dr Brown is in damage control mode with many of his followers finally seeing Michael Brown for what he is – a promoter of false teachers and now his promotion of the occultic prayer circle practice. (At the end of this post, you see that many of his listeners or online followers called...

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Written by churchwatcher
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:34

Fear, My News Feed, and Psalm 46

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Anyone else feeling prone to panic these days?  I watched CCN 10 (a 10-minute global news show for students) with my daughters this morning and it had my stomach in knots.  The photos from the earthquake in Mexico were heart wrenching.  The impending doom for Puerto Rico from...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:28

Being Able to Discern False Teaching

What does the Bible teach us about discerning false teaching?

Authors: 828 Ministries...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:25

The One Thing About Sexuality That Christians Just Don’t Get

A lot of common misconceptions exist among Christians about the relationship between sexuality and personal identity. In this short video, Rosaria Butterfield confronts a problem within “Gay Christianity.”

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Written by Staff
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:20

God Is Infinite

How would you respond if someone asked you, “What does it mean that God is infinite?” Watch Dr. Trueman answer in this interview with Third Millenium Ministries.

The post God Is Infinite appeared first on Westminster Theological Seminary.

Authors: Dan Adams...

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Written by Dan Adams
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:19

How History Makes the World a Better Place

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Sometimes even boomers know the score. Take Camille Paglia (via Rod Dreher):

Paglia believes there is a causal connection between young Americans’ ignorance of history and their dim view of present conditions. At a conference in Oxford, Paglia stated again, in response to a student who...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:08

Baptist in the Spirit, Part 3: The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

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I began this series before I headed to Africa. I brought some kind of bacterial infection home (at first, we thought it might be malaria, then a parasite, now the thinking is a bacterial infection) that gave me a pretty miserable week, which I will not describe. I hope to get back to writing...

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Written by Dave Miller
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:57

Why have children and friends?

imageThe reason why we provide ourselves with friends and children is, that when we get old and stumble, a younger generation may be at hand to set us on our legs again in our words and in our actions. – Socrates

The post Why have children and friends? appeared first on Warhorn Media.

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Written by Tim Bayly
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:39

Pointers for Preaching Habakkuk

Jeff Hampton gives some pointers on preaching Habakkuk here. By the way, Preaching Source is a great resource for preachers. 

Authors: BibleX...

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Written by BibleX
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:33

False Teachings and the Church

The following is from a sermon I delivered on 5/21/00 at the Plymouth Brethren assembly we were attending at the time.  I was asked to do a sermon about my testimony; the first part of my sermon was my testimony while this part was about what I learned during my Christian walk after having...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:21

220 Resources on Black Church History in America

Do You Know the Heroes of Black Church History?

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Recently, I posted a blog on215 Resources for Community Ministry and Racial Reconciliation.

Today, I’m following up on that resource with 220 Resources on Black Church History in America.

As many of you know, I love church history. I’ve...

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Written by Bob
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:18

“Rick Warren, Calif. Bishop Hail Unity as Model for Evangelicals and Catholics to Follow”

“Rick Warren, Calif. Bishop Hail Unity as Model for Evangelicals and Catholics to Follow”

LTRP Note: The following is posted for informational and research purposes and not as an endorsement of the source or the content. “[Rick] Warren noted that union between the two traditions...

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Written by Miscellaneous News Source
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:10

Civil Liberties Imperiled On American University Campuses

The survey results establish with data what has been clear anecdotally to anyone who has been observing campus dynamics in recent years: Freedom of expression is deeply imperiled on U.S. campuses. In fact, despite protestations to the contrary (often with statements like . . . Continue reading...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:33

Letter From Dallas Theological Seminary to Lighthouse Trails Reader Reveals “Required” Spiritual Formation

Letter From Dallas Theological Seminary to Lighthouse Trails Reader Reveals “Required” Spiritual Formation

A Lighthouse Trails reader sent Lighthouse Trails a copy of a letter he recently received from Dallas Theological Seminary. DTS has consistently said the school does not promote...

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Written by Lighthouse Trails Editors
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:26

How Alive is Alive? Seated With Christ in The Heavenly Places (Part 3)

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This passage is the very pinnacle of what God has already done for the believer. The Apostle is giving us this great reality about who we are as Christians; and we need to know who we are. We don’t always know. This reminder in Scripture tells us: Christian, you are seated with Christ in the...

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Written by Tim Conway
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:08

The Damning Doctrine Of The Pope.

The Pope is not a Christian. He does not line up under the authority of Scripture. He rejects, adds to, and misconstrues truth with little regard for biblical accuracy. Twisting Scripture to fit his own ideology, he espouses deceptive theology to millions of his followers. Most concerning, is his...

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Written by brianschoonmaker
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:54

The Coming of the Son of Man

image “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:46

Michael Brown, Nabeel Qureshi, and the Futility of Charismatic “Healing” Featured

I would like to preface this article by stating that I have no reason to believe that our brother in Christ, Nabeel Qureshi, is not in the presence of the Almighty God at this moment. Nabeel credibly professed faith in Christ alone–even humiliating himself in the face of real persecution to...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:25

Seven Questions about Books, Life, and Ministry with Bryon Wilkes

Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.)

Currently, I serve as Worship Pastor at New City Church in Alma, GA. New City was planted seven years ago (in October) and is affiliated with the Southern Baptist...

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Written by Matthew Adams
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:20

Courage And Counterfeits

The book of Joshua relates one of the most exciting, victorious, and fruitful times in the history of the nation of Israel.

Under the leadership of Joshua, who himself “wholly followed the Lord” (Numbers 32:12), the people of Israel crossed over the river Jordan on dry land, miraculously...

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Written by Justin Huffman
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:18

Jesus, the Son of Man

In this brief clip from his teaching series Lessons from the Upper Room (from Ligonier Ministries), Dr. Sinclair Ferguson explains what Jesus meant when He referred to Himself as the “Son of Man.”

Transcript

I remember as a youngster in Sunday school, perhaps this was true of you, that my...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:09

Ellijay First Baptist to reach out to single mothers

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Ellijay First Baptist pastor Glenn Cummings looks over some of the 140 laundry baskets being filled for single mothers. DUB JOINER/Special

By Dub Joiner

ELLIJAY — More than 140 laundry baskets filled the altar and pulpit area of First Baptist Church on Sept. 17 as part of an upcoming outreach...

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Written by christianindex
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:07

Photoshopping Death

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Funeral homes specialize in doing everything necessary to whitewash the very basis of their existence. They pretty up the corpse to make it appear as non-dead as possible. The architecture is neutral. The building could just as easily pass for First State Bank or the Law Firm of Douglas McSuehappy....

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Written by Chad Bird
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:59

Artificial doubt

Sometimes skepticism is overcompensation for fear of motivated reasoning. Ironically, that's just another kind of motivated reasoning:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsPyU4KVGpU

Authors: steve...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:27

AKA Carnal – Messy Corinthian Moniker – 1 Corinthians 3:1-4

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Authors: Pastor Jeff Seekins...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:27

The Simon the Sorcerer Mentality – Jennifer LeClaire and Jeremy Gibson

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Jennifer LeClaire and Jeremy Gibson are helping to bring the mentality of Simon the sorcerer from Acts 8 right into the 21st century church.

In Acts 8 Simon the sorcerer acted like the work of the Holy Spirit was something he could own and control if only paid the right price. Peter rebuked him, and...

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Written by isnotsatire
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:20

Divine signage

Not to belabor the issue, but one more post on Nabeel. Some Muslims say Allah cursed him with cancer as punishment for his apostasy from Islam. You also have Christians asking why he wasn't healed. 
i) If he died of cancer because Allah cursed him, does that mean that when Muslims die of cancer...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:03

Some Further Reflections on the Definition of the Church

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Last Sunday at Park Community Church (Forest Glen), we started a new teaching series. I got to preach on 1 Peter 2:4-10, answering the question, “What is the Church?” The question is a crucial one, because if we, as the church, miss God’s definition of what we are supposed to be,...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 02:58

How flight affects consciousness

A study reported by the BBC discusses the many which in which travel by airplane can affect our consciousness and perception:

Anxiety levels can increasewith hypoxia,” explains Valerie Martindale, president of the Aerospace Medical Association at King’s College London....

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Written by memoirandremains
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 02:41

He Learned Obedience: H.R. Mackintosh on the Consummation of the Person of Christ

What does the author of Hebrews (5:8-9 ESV) mean when he states: “Although [Jesus] was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him”? Here is Scottish theologian H.R. Mackintosh’s...

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Written by Jonathan Kleis
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 02:41

Benedict Arnold Option Now Available on Amazon Featured

imageimageJD Hall’s response to Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option is now available on Amazon (published by Cross and Crown books). Should Christians forfeit the “culture wars”? Should we retreat to our caves? Is Rod Dreher – an Eastern Orthodox believer – even a Christian?...

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Written by News Division
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 02:30

Southern Baptist CEO Wants New Word from God Featured

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Frank Page, CEO of the Executive Committee of the SBC

Frank Page is the CEO of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention (not to be confused with the president of the SBC, who currently is Steve Gaines). Page has served in this capacity for the SBC since 2010, and was president of...

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Written by News Division
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 02:13

Westminsterian Aristotelianism: Marriage (4)

As I noted last time, Samuel Willard’s next order of business in his exposition of Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A 64 is to discuss the mutual duties of husbands and wives–those to which they are equally obliged–before discussing their peculiar or proper duties–those...

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Written by E.J. Hutchinson
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 02:00

Book Blurbs: Bruce Hartung on congregational and church worker health

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:54

Koons and Pickavance on a Comprehensive Guide to Metaphysics

In 2017, Wiley-Blackwell published The Atlas of Reality: A Comprehensive Guide to Metaphysicsby Robert C. Koons and Timothy Pickavance. Koons is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Pickavance an Associate Professor and Chair of the Talbot Department of Philosophy at...

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Written by EPS Blog
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:46

Air Force Chaplain, Sonny Hernandez, Targeted by Anti-Free Speech Advocates Featured

imageCapt. Sonny Hernandez is an Air Force Reserve chaplain with the 445th Airlift Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Hernandez also founded Reforming America Ministries, and Hernandez is an outspoken proponent of Biblical Christianity. As it turns out, some people think those two...

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Written by News Division
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:36

The Law as a Rule of Life

image As long as I can remember I have resonated with the teaching that the law of God is a guide of gratitude for the Christian’s life.  I’ve always liked how the Heidelberg Catechism says that obeying the law is a Christian’s way of saying “thanks” to God for...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:35

Two Dudes on a Wedding Cake

The situation described in the following letters is entirely fictitious, including persons, names, crimes, sins, relationships, circumstances and all particulars. Thekind of situation that is described, however, is all too common and my hope is that biblical principles applied to this fictitious...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:28

Meditate on the Psalms with the ‘ESV Devotional Psalter’ on ESV.org

September 20, 2017 by: Crosswayimage

Communing with God through the Psalms

Today, we're excited to announce that content originally published as the ESV Devotional Psalter is now available as part of the Basic subscription plan via ESV.org.

The Psalms are the only extended portion of Scripture...

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Written by Crossway
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:27

Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern

In 2016, Lexington Books published Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern, by R. J. Snell and Steven F. McGuire. Snell is professor of philosophy at Eastern University and executive director of the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue and the Common Good. McGuire is assistant professor of political science...

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Written by EPS Blog
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 01:26

Expect the Bergoglio papacy to lead to more inquisition and less discussion

imageThe Bergoglio Inquisition is coming
 
Ross Douthat, who considers himself to be among the conservative Roman Catholics, has a pretty good take on what’s happening in the Bergoglio papacy. The down side for Douthat is that his “only serious” solution to what’s happening may only...

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Written by John Bugay