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 15:05

4 Ways to Remind Yourself of the Gospel

As we grow older, the more our memory fades. We misplace our car keys or cell phone. We arrive at the bottom of the basement stairs only to forget why we went down there. We start telling others about a movie we saw, or a book we read, and we can’t remember the names of key players or the...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:05

September 21: The P.R.C.C.

A New Help for Conservative Presbyterian Chaplains in our Armed Forces

Being a military chaplain in any of our Armed Forces was always viewed with favor by this contributor.  That was probably because my father served his God and country as an Army chaplain from World War Two through...

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Written by archivist
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:05

The Long Way Is Not The Wrong Way

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In Exodus 13, we find the children of Israel living out the deliverance of God. Under the leadership of Moses, God has miraculously and powerfully brought His people out of 400 years of slavery. Not only has He brought them out, but their captors sent them on their way with gifts and presents. He...

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Written by Michael Kelley
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:00

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Have we Christians made Marriage too Complicated? Here’s a thought-provoking post.  It jives with much of my own experience.

Can Leadership Be Learned? Ed Stetzer says yes.

“There is an old phrase, “Leaders are learners.” I think that is true, but would add you can...

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Written by David Murray
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:00

The Missionary’s Predestined Purpose

Now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant… —Isaiah 49:5

The first thing that happens after we recognize our election by God in Christ Jesus is the destruction of our preconceived ideas, our narrow-minded thinking, and all of our other allegiances— we are...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:00

2 Samuel 17; 2 Corinthians 10; Ezekiel 24; Psalm 72

Written by: Don Carson

2 Samuel 17; 2 Corinthians 10; Ezekiel 24; Psalm 72

THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF BOASTING in Western evangelicalism. Some of it is so flagrant that it is repulsive to all serious-minded people. Much of it, however, is subtle and potentially subversive. Probably most of us are...

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Written by Don Carson
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:00

Man vs God: who do you please?

Are you a people pleaser? Many of us will have to nod our heads and say, “Yes, I have a little of that in me.” Most people do.

As children, we want to please our parents. We want to hear them say they are proud of us. As employees, we want to please our employers. As players or athletes,...

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Written by Gregg Potts
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:27

Shocking Allegations Against Five Wheaton College Football Players

Has Wheaton's administration been diligent enough in enforcing its anti-hazing policy?

Authors: deb...

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Written by deb
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:18

Bobbie Houston revisiting her ‘climactic’ first Christian book on Instagram.

image Bobbie Houston recently revisited and referenced her first book “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Ultimate Compliment To Any Woman Daring To Change her World” on Instagram.

For those who haven’t read the book, she opens with Chapter 1 talking about how she was inspired...

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Written by churchwatcher
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:16

Non-Contingent Joy

Written by: Scotty Smith

     There are many who say, "Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!" You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:00

Stefan Molyneux: “why I was wrong about atheists”

imageA long, lonely journey through the night

This guy has one of the sharpest channels on YouTube, very un-PC. I don’t agree with him on everything, but he is outrageously popular.

Watch: (20 minutes) (H/T William)

This might be a very useful thing to show to pastors who favor socialist policies and...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:47

God’s Sovereignty and Our Responsibility

imageDr. Derek Thomas (original source here)

God is sovereign in creation, providence, redemption, and judgment. That is a central assertion of Christian belief and especially in Reformed theology. God is King and Lord of all. To put this another way: nothing happens without God’s willing it to...

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Written by John Samson
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:44

God is God in all places

It is a curious thing, but true that even we professors (those who profess, not teachers) Christ can more easily be frightened of the knowledge of other people rather than the knowledge of God:

Examine what affections we have to God: for it is affection that makes a Christian. Single out some few...

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Written by memoirandremains
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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Written by wbmoore
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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Written by 828 Ministries
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.”

Become a fan of Discover on Facebook, and follow Discover on...

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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.

Aut...

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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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Written by Pastor Jeff Seekins
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