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

Thursday, 12 December 2019 18:36

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 18, The Highest King Featured

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Further ReadingThough the verse is literally speaking about King David, the relation of David to Christ means the verse also prefigures the preeminence of King Jesus. The throne, through David's line, would last forever through Christ.Gill's Exposition says,
Also I will make...

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Thursday, 12 December 2019 18:35

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 17, Jesus' Preeminence Featured

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Further Reading
Grace To You sermon: The preeminence of Christ
Institute for Creation Research devotional: Preeminence of Christ 11 verses on the preeminence of Christ

 

Background and Introduction, Thirty Days...

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019 19:10

How could Paul sing in jail? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataIn Acts 16, Paul was followed by a slave girl who made much money for her owner by telling fortunes. She kept hollering after Paul and his group, and vexed Paul very much. Finally he cast the demon out of her, and that was that.Or not. For when her owners saw their means of gain...

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Monday, 09 December 2019 18:17

The last day of an unconverted man Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataOn a fine and bright winter's day, an unconverted man left his fine and comfortable home, and drove toward town. Where he was going...only God knows. Perhaps to the store to pick up a newspaper or milk. Perhaps to the diner to commune with cronies. Perhaps just to take a nice...

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Monday, 09 December 2019 03:52

Nativity Advent: The Angel Gabriel Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataIn the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with...

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Monday, 09 December 2019 02:34

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 14, Propitiation Featured

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Further ReadingGotQuestions: What is Propitiation?
Bible Hub Topical Bible- Propitiation

Background and Introduction, Thirty Days of Jesus Series
Day 1: The Virgin shall conceive
Day...

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Sunday, 08 December 2019 05:49

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 13, God is Pleased with His Son Featured

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Background and Introduction, Thirty Days of Jesus Series

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Sunday, 08 December 2019 05:41

Word of the Week: Orthodoxy Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity depends on a unity from one generation to the next of mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.Orthodoxy: as defined by Theopedia
The word orthodox comes from two Greek words, ortho + doxa, meaning "right opinion" or...

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Saturday, 07 December 2019 02:14

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 12- The Son! Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWe've flowed through the first section of this series, in looking at a few verses that prophesy Jesus' coming, His arrival, and His early life.Starting today, from Day 12-16 we will look at verses that focus on Jesus as The Son.
 
Further Reading
Ligonier: What...

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Thursday, 05 December 2019 18:30

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 11, He was obedient Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWe've flowed through the first section of this series, in looking at a few verses that prophesy Jesus' coming, His arrival, and His early life.Starting tomorrow, from Day 12-16 we will look at verses that focus on Jesus as The Son.From Day 17-26, verses will focus on the...

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 18:28

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 10, The Boy Jesus at the Temple Featured

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With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding (Job 12:13).

Further reading
The Day Jesus Went AWOL
Twelve-year-old Jesus goes to the Temple
The Son of God at twelve years old

Background and Introduction, 
Thir...

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 18:38

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 9, The Child Grew Featured

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Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:49

Nativity Advent: Nazareth the Podunk Town Featured

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Sunday, 01 December 2019 18:38

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 7- The Magi Seek the Child Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe flow of the series is a presentation of an initial section of 11 verses on photos depicting the life of Jesus from prophecy to birth and boyhood.The next section beginning at #12-16 will feature verses about the Son.From #17-26 we will survey the Preeminence of the Son, His...

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Saturday, 30 November 2019 19:15

Word of the Week: Glorification Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThe thread of Christianity depends on a unity from one generation to the next of mutual understanding of our important words. Hence the Word of the Week.
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People sometimes get these mixed up: Justification-Sanctification-Glorification. The previous weeks' links for Justification and...

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Friday, 29 November 2019 19:33

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat, Day 5: The Babe has arrived! Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAnd the Babe has arrived!
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A drawing my second grade student drew and gave me:
 
Nativity, by Gari Melchers. The exhaustion of Mary, the pondering of Joseph, the light coming from the lamp, or is it the Babe?
 
Answers in Genesis: Separating myth from biblical fact, No Room For an InnGotQu...

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Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:29

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 4 Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAdvent series in scripture photosBy Elizabeth PrataThe only way to heaven and an afterlife of life, love, and rest, is through Jesus, who saves us from our sins.
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What is sin?What is the definition of sin? - Got QuestionsMatthew Henry on Matthew 1:18-25Thirty Days of Jesus Series-Int...

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 21:57

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Day 3, Adoption Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataIntroduction & Background to the series here
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Introduction/BackgroundDay 1 postDay 2 postChallies: Five verses on adoptionLigonier: Adoption into God's Family by Iain CampbellAnswers In Genesis: Adopted into God's Family

Authors: The End Time...

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:46

Thirty Days of Jesus, Day 2 Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAdvent:Thirty days of exalting Jesus though selected verses with pictures representing the prophecy, life, death, resurrection, and Second Coming of our Savior.More information and background on this series, here
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Day 1: The Virgin Shall ConceiveLigonier: A Shoot from Jesse's Stump:...

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Monday, 25 November 2019 20:26

Thirty Days of Jesus Repeat: Introduction Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataChristmas is coming. It's a blessed time of year.We think of the Savior, all the year, every day. (Philippians 4:8). But the Christmas season is a time when we think more pointedly about His incarnation, life, ascension, and return. Who is this Jesus? He was born, lived, died,...

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 21:45

Nativity Advent: Sacrifice of Pigeons Featured

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Previous essays in the series:1. Zacharias: There is no such thing as chance, even when casting lots2. Anna: The Lord's Precious WidowAnd when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is...

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