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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Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:20

Lack of goats made me do it

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A while ago I came across the story of a Swiss man caught speeding on a Canadian highway. His excuse was a classic. He blamed his actions on the lack of goats on the roads. The man was caught driving at 161 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

The traffic officer recorded that the Swiss driver said he was...

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Written by Mark Loughridge
Friday, 17 January 2020 23:37

Hebrew Masoretic Accent Marks

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Learning Hebrew is a daunting task – and that’s an understatement! It takes years of actually interacting with the Hebrew text to take steps forward in understanding the language more. One of those steps in learning Hebrew is understanding the basics of the Masoretic accent marks (not...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Friday, 17 January 2020 23:00

Is Tim Keller right to say that New York City brings the gospel to Christians?

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Here is a short guest post from my friend the software engineer.

Tim Keller dusted off an old pearl of wisdom of his and re-posted it on twitter. I discovered it on Facebook as many of my friends were making fun of it. One Twitter user...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 17 January 2020 22:27

Chasing a mirage

The word [hebel] normally refers to warm air, briefly visible as water molecules contained in it condense when it cools. A larger body of warm air, such as mist, can remain visible for a longer time. It is a visual metaphor. Mist appears to be more substantial than it is (ephemerality), soon...

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Written by steve
Friday, 17 January 2020 21:00

Weekly Bonus Links 1/12-1/18

image Logos Free software and book of the month Kindle Deals 7 Days that Divide the World by John Lennox- $2.99 The Case for Christ Daily Moment of Truth by Lee Strobel- $2.99 The Holy Spirit- Activating God’s Power in Your Life by Billy Graham- $3.99 Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical...

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Written by Alex Arndt
Friday, 17 January 2020 20:00

How Do You Best Respond When Kids Question Their Faith?

image Most kids raised in Christian homes enter a stage, often during their teen years, where they question their parents’ faith. What is the best way to respond?

Authors: English...

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Written by English
Friday, 17 January 2020 20:00

Why Doing Theology Right Matters—for All Christians

January 18, 2020 by: Graham A. Coleimage

You Are a Theologian

The case can be made that every Christian is a theologian because every Christian has a theology, whether well thought out or not.1 After all, the word “theology” clearly has to do with God (theos, Greek for...

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Written by Graham A. Cole
Friday, 17 January 2020 19:38

The Problem With Christian Stewardship

Why do so many Christians fail to be good stewards? Christ taught the parable that explains it all. Luke 12:43–47 “Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. ” “Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath....

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Written by admin
Friday, 17 January 2020 19:35

Weekend A La Carte (January 18)

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Today’s Kindle deals include some newer books and some older ones; there are some good picks!

Westminster Books has a sale on R.C. Sproul’s excellent commentary on the Westminster Confession (which has been newly reprinted). You may also be interested in the ESV Creeds & Confessions...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 17 January 2020 19:17

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 1/18/20

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The Catholic church boasts that it gave the world the Bible, but history reveals that it kept the Bible from the laity for as long as possible until brave Reformers and the printing press put the Bible into the hands of plowboys. I was a Roman...

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Written by Tom
Friday, 17 January 2020 19:00

New Testament Lessons from the Answers Bible Curriculum Now Available

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New lessons from our Answers Bible Curriculum (ABC) are now available! ABC is our four-year unique and powerful Sunday school curriculum used in over 10,000 churches. We’ve upgraded to the second edition of ABC and have been rolling out lessons for all age groups (Pre-K–Adult) as they...

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 17 January 2020 19:00

Psalm 119:157-160 — We Are In A Battle Featured

We vomit spoiled food almost instantaneously, not because we think about it and decide we should expel it, but because our bodies are naturally designed to protect us. We have a *"gag reflex" for a reason, and it prevents things from getting deep inside us before we have time to realize all the...

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Written by Michael Coughlin
Friday, 17 January 2020 18:29

Why didn't God stop Eve from eating the fruit? Featured

By Elizabeth PrataI was listening to a Grace Community Church Question and Answer session. I always appreciate how John MacArthur can sum up complex theological thoughts and issues so succinctly. I also enjoy the variety of questions. There came a question from what sounded like a very young boy.
Q....

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 17 January 2020 18:19

We Have an Extremely Kind Father

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“Don’t be afraid,” David said to him,

“for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table. Mephibosheth bowed down and said,...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 17 January 2020 18:00

What Is a Puritan? Featured

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In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey examines what was characteristic of the Puritans. You can watch this entire message for free.

Transcript

But as the sixteenth century wore on into the seventeenth century, there was a growing concern, "Now, that...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 17 January 2020 18:00

News Weakly - 1/18/20

Insanity in the Public SquareNBC did a helpful piece helping us to understand that the pain of menstruation is more than just physical ... for transgender men. Now, "do the math" here. We're talking about biological females who identify as males. The article begins, "When transgender model and...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 17 January 2020 17:44

Review: SOG: The Secret Wars of America’s Commandos in Vietnam

A weekend reading review!  Because Pastors also need a break from heavily theological reading! Actually this weekend I’m preaching at a retreat!

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John L. Plaster. SOG: The Secret Wars of America’s Commandos in Vietnam.  New York, NY: Simon Schuster, January 1st...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 17 January 2020 16:02

Weekly Roundup of Links 1/13/2020-1/18/2020

This is our weekly roundup of links for 1/13/2020-1/18/2020 from around the web. We hope you find the following articles helpful to your growth in godliness. Our writing team writes all over the internet for a variety of publications like Desiring God, TGC, and much here. 1) Let Not Food Destroy...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Friday, 17 January 2020 16:01

Weekly Roundup 1/13/2020-1/18/2020

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 1/13/2020-1/18/2020. If you have any feedback on how we can serve you our readers better, I would appreciate it. Thank you for reading and allowing us to minister to you throughout this past week through these posts. Monday 1/13/2020 How the Psalms Saved My...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Friday, 17 January 2020 16:00

A Created People

“This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.” (Psalm 102:18) Only God can create, and whenever this verb (Hebrew bara... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 17 January 2020 14:05

January 18: How Shall We Preach the Gospel?

A nice long post for a cold winter’s day. Find a cozy chair and set aside some time to read:

THE KIND OF PREACHING NEEDED AMONG THE UNEVANGELIZED PEOPLE OF OUR COUNTRY.

imageBY T. D. WITHERSPOON, D.D., LL.D., PROFESSOR OF HOMILETIC AND PASTORAL THEOLOGY IN THE PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY,...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Friday, 17 January 2020 14:00

Growth: Wallpaper

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"Neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. " - 1 Corinthians 3:7

What is my screen resolution?

Click Below to Download your Image:

Apple Devices:iphones and ipod touchipads

Android Phones:Galaxy S Series, Edge, Nexus 5X, 6P, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, LG G5,...

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Written by TFL
Friday, 17 January 2020 13:39

A Question For Pro-Choice Advocates

        If abortion is permissible, then what is the purpose or reason for using contraceptives?

Authors: Jesse...

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Written by Jesse
Friday, 17 January 2020 13:24

Commentary On Isaiah 9:6-7

[Isaiah 9] 6-7 The Gift-Child in this passage is certainly to be understood as the same person as the Immanuel who appeared earlier. The Child is certainly none other than the virgin's son. Contrasted with the Syrian-Ephraimitic coalition, this Child brings deliverance to the people of God. Again,...

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Written by Jesse
Friday, 17 January 2020 13:00

It Is The Lord! Featured

Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my God. — John 20:28

“Give Me to drink.” How many of us are set upon Jesus Christ slaking our thirst when we ought to be satisfying Him? We should be pouring out now, spending to the last limit, not drawing on Him to satisfy us....

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Friday, 17 January 2020 12:26

Chronological Bible Reading Genesis 16-18

16 Jan 2020, Chronological Bible Reading, Genesis 16-18. My wife, Lori, and I are reading through the Bible in chronological order, which is the order in which the events happened. Her blog on this can be found here. This is not intended to be a lesson or a sermon. It is my thoughts and...

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Written by wbmoore
Friday, 17 January 2020 11:35

G3 Conference second impressions Featured

By Elizabeth PrataDay 2 of attending the G3 Conference in Atlanta is over and in the books. It's an aggressive schedule, with sessions back to back, with hymns in between and few breaks. Be ready to drink spiritual nourishment from a fire hose.I missed out on the Breakout sessions because by the...

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Written by The End Time
Friday, 17 January 2020 10:58

God Sees, God Knows, God Cares Featured

God not only knows what we are going through; he also acts on our behalf:

That God knows everything and is aware of everything is a biblical given. He is God after all, and that includes his omniscience. He sees all things that are happening, and he knows what we are going through. And his knowledge...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 17 January 2020 09:00

Let’s Make a Deal

-Episode 2607-

Let’s Make a Deal

Segment 1 (00:21)

We cannot barter with God. To barter with God is to misunderstand our relationship with him. God gives because he is a giver, not because he gets something in return. We should pray if there is something we desire or need, but not to demand and...

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Written by Rebekah Pruett
Friday, 17 January 2020 08:34

Living in the Bible

When we read the Bible, should we be able to find ourselves in the Bible? To use literary categories, there can be archetypal characters, archetypal plots, and and archetypical places. 
1. Characters
There are figures whose experience may parallel your own in certain respects. For instance, the...

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Written by steve
Friday, 17 January 2020 06:30

Roundup

Great prayer reminders: 1. Be specific in your asking. 2. You must pray in faith. 3. Fight distractions that keep you from prayer. 4. Focus on abiding in Christ for more fruit in prayer. 5. Pray the promises of God. 6. Don’t give up in prayer—keep praying. 7. If you struggle getting...

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Written by Eternity Matters
Friday, 17 January 2020 06:10

01/17/2020

•Your questions, comments, conundrums, and snarks
•One listener’s experience with gender confusion
•Can a husband forbid his wife from attending a different church?
•Todd found a news program that isn’t just murder and mayhem
•Chick Fil A clarifies their giving changes
•How did one man’s death pay for every sin?
•What Greek Interlinear should we use?
•Should we arm people in our church services?
•Can someone get saved by praying a prayer?
•How do I please God with my music?
•What do I do when a Mormon leads public prayer?
•Seeing your father’s legacy at his funeral
•Can you be a Christian if you don’t go to church?

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Written by joey
Friday, 17 January 2020 05:51

Why OIA (Observation, Interpretation, Application) is the Best Bible Study Method

BY PETER KROL

A few days ago, I outlined the OIA method of Bible study that we follow.  In short, it stands for Observation, Interpreation, and Application.

I’ve already made one audacious claim: that everyone has a Bible study method.  Today I’d like...

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Written by Glenn Leatherman
Friday, 17 January 2020 05:22

French Comedian Blasted for Song Calling Jesus a Gay Slur, Apologizes to Gays For Using “Crude Expression”

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A French comedian has taken a lot of heat over a song he titled ” Jésus est pédé” which, translated into English, means “Jesus is a f****t.” The controversy comes after a mass of homosexuals complained about the use of the gay slur and, instead,...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Friday, 17 January 2020 04:57

Talking about the Church… Featured

Talking about the Church is actually quite a difficult task, since Scripture speaks of the Church in a variety of ways. More often than not, individuals have failed to rightly distinguish between the different ways in which the biblical authors speak about the church. This, of course, raises the...

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Written by Nicholas T. Batzig
Friday, 17 January 2020 04:51

Minnesota Lesbian ‘Teacher of the Year’ Snubs Trump by Taking a Knee During National Anthem Right Behind the President

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MEAWW — Minnesota’s ‘teacher of the year’ for 2018, Kelly D. Holstine was seen kneeling during the national anthem at the LSU-Clemson game as Donald Trump was in attendance. 

The teacher, 46, is an instructor at the Tokata Learning Center which is an alternative high...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Friday, 17 January 2020 03:35

No, God Did Not Speak to You Through, Dreams, Visions, Voices in Your Head, or Divine Impressions

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“God spoke to me.” “God gave me a dream.” “The Holy Spirit led me.” All these represent claims that I hear just about every time I am around other Christians. Rare is the modern Christian that does not make these claims. Rarer still are those that dare to...

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Written by Ed Dingess
Friday, 17 January 2020 03:33

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
Friday, 17 January 2020 03:22

Marriage and Contraception

The topic of this post is a wee bit off the normal apologetic posts, but it is indeed apologetics in that it is about refuting Roman Catholic abuse of Scripture on a serious issue.
About 35 years ago I was having a discussion with a fellow employee who was Roman Catholic. He was trying to covert me...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Friday, 17 January 2020 03:04

The Children of Men: Understanding the Human Origins of Heresy

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And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.

Genesis 3:15

And He said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, and the field is the world; and as for the good...

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Written by Ed Dingess
Friday, 17 January 2020 02:45

O Perfect Redemption! Featured

TheGraceLifePulpit.com

Authors: The GraceLife Pulpit

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Written by The GraceLife Pulpit
Friday, 17 January 2020 01:55

Dolittle (2020)

image As I get older and see more movies, I realize that nostalgia cannot always work for movies I liked as a kid. Sure, some movies are classics and speak to the child in all of us (The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, E.T., and a number of Disney films), but some are sadly ones...

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Written by Mark Lester
Friday, 17 January 2020 01:33

Rebecca Kiessling: What it Means to be 100% Pro-Life

God speaks very clearly in Scripture on the subject of human life and the value of the unborn. It's quite confusing why some Christians are still open to exceptions on abortion and others are proudly pro-choice. Even science and biology provide evidence for human life in the womb. We know at...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Friday, 17 January 2020 01:01

Free Stuff Fridays (Crossway)

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This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway, who also sponsored the blog this week. They are giving away a brand new book that I think will be of a lot of interest to you: Created to Draw Near: Our Life as God’s Royal Priests by Edward T. Welch. There will be five winners...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 17 January 2020 00:17

Calvin Rejected Theonomy In Favor Of Natural Law

I would have preferred to pass over this matter in utter silence if I were not aware that here many dangerously go astray. For there are some who deny that a commonwealth is duly framed which neglects the political system of Moses, . . . Continue reading →

Authors: R. Scott Clark...

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Written by R. Scott Clark
Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

1917 (Review)

A 103 years ago in 1917, the world’s biggest heroes had been away from their mothers and sisters and their wives and daughters for 3 years. They were men, young and old, who walked away from their families and walked into foreign lands to fight for their kings and countries, neighbours and...

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Written by Samuel Sey
Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

How Can We Trust What We Know About Jesus When There Are No Early Non-Christian Accounts? (Video)

In this video, J. Warner joins Stand to Reason’s Amy Hall to answer questions in an episode of #STRAsk. They answer a question submitted through Twitter: Why should we trust the Biblical authors, especially when there aren’t early stories about Jesus from non-Christians?...

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Written by J. Warner
Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:51

To all my Safe Friends Featured

I once was an associate to a popular pastor in a large church. A big mistake that I never repeated. However, I learned a lot about “playing it safe.” The game has several rules that I broke and continue to break today. The reason is that God did not call anyone to “play it...

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Written by C.H. Fisher
Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:42

Oral and memorial tradition

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read (Lk 4:16).
After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent a message to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any...

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Written by steve
Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:00

Why should a woman marry a man while she’s still under 25?

imageMarried men seem to enjoy a boost in earnings between age 22-45

I saw a bunch of pro-marriage friends were tweeting about this article from the St. Louis Federal Reserve which talks about how well married men do financially compared to single men, and using it as a reason to argue that men should...

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Written by Wintery Knight
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