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

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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Thursday, 16 January 2020 20:45

Church Unity and the Trinity

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This is for a retreat this weekend where I’ll be teaching on the topic of the Trinity and Christian life!

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Purpose: In this lesson we will explore John 17:20-23 and see how the Trinity helps with Christian unity so that we would be united as a church spiritually.

  • Point 1: The result of Christian...

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 02:54

Quick Thought: The Bible Doesn’t Promote Consent?

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Someone online asked for help for dealing with this statement: “The Bible doesn’t promote consent because marriages were arranged, sometimes against the woman’s will.”

Here’s my quick thoughts.

  1. The person who asserted this has the burden of proof to show this from...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 07:39

Review: Crossroads in Jerusalem

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For this week’s “Wee-kids” Wednesdays here’s a review of a children’s book that I got from the publisher but I don’t see it on sale yet; so I linked to the author’s other similar work here and here.

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Elizabeth Raum.  Crossroads in Jerusalem.Greenville,...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:36

Mid-January 2020 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between January 8th-14th, 2020.

1.) Eli Ayala Interview: Conversation on Today’s Presuppositional Apologetics

2.) Bible Contradiction? Should we believe everything?

3.) Reforming Apologetics (Transcendental...

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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:57

Old Testament terms for Sins Part 1

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imagePurpose: In this session we will look at three Old Testament words used to describe sin so that we understand more biblically what sin is and see sin the way God sees it.

Hebrew verb 1: חטא (khaw-taw)

  1. We see the non-moral use of this term in Judges 20:16: “Out of...

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GO TO PART 52

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Point: Cornelius Often many anti-theists and proponents of non-Christian religions that reject the sovereignty of God would believe that chance is ultimate.  Cornelius Van Til the father of Presuppositional apologetics believes a chance universe is self-defeating of knowledge in...

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Philip Graham Ryken. Art for God’s Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, April 2nd 2006. 64 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase:Amazon

Want to read a book that lays the foundation for a Christian view of art?  This is a book worth...

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Saturday, 11 January 2020 17:28

This Sunday at Church: Be an Example of Christ

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This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following:  Be an Example of Christ.

 

A few months ago I wrote “This Sunday at Church: Imitate someone as they imitate Christ” and I exhorted we go to church and look for others to imitate being like Christ when we saw 1...

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For Christians the Bible should be important since it is God’s Word.

Christians should have two proper relationship to the Bible.  What are they?

Here’s a little rhyme to drive the point home:

Lord guide me to...

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 18:50

Bible Contradiction? Should we believe everything?

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imageFor today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Should we believe everything?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

Yes

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”...

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 17:17

Review: Ruth by Daniel Block

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First Christian book finished for 2020!  And finished it yesterday while waiting at the Courthouse pending for Jury Duty.

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Daniel Block. Ruth.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, December 15th 2015. 308 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase:Amazon

This is the best technical commentary on the book...

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Off to Jury Duty! So Here are links concerning Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between January 1st-7th, 2020.

1.) Letter of Gratitude to Domain for Truth

2.) Bible Contradiction? From what were the fowls created?

3.) Presuppositionalists in the Dock

4.) Does God have a purpose in...

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Monday, 06 January 2020 18:21

Sin and the fall of man

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Next few weeks I’ll be posting an outline series on a Christian theology of sin.

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Purpose: In this session we shall see two questions concerning the Fall and Sin so that we lay the foundation to understand our need for Christ and the Gospel.

  • What lead to the Fall?
  • What are the results of the Fall?...

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Are two part series on God’s Word towards Those Married to a nonbeliever Series was very popular.  I pray God would use them to minister to people.  The two part series look a lot at verses from 1 Corinthians 7 and 1 Peter 3 since there are passages that addressed the topic of being...

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Saturday, 04 January 2020 17:03

This Sunday at Church: Go to Church Early

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This Sunday before Church I want to encourage you to do the following:  Go to Church Early.

Listen to the command in Ephesians 5:15-16= “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”  There’s...

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Was so tired last night and struggling with what to write, so here’s a late weekend reading review, because sometimes pastors also need a mental break from, well, ministry…

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Niall Barr. Eisenhower’s Armies: The American-British Alliance during World War II.  New York, NY:...

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Establish the need: Do you see the importance of spiritually disciplining your children?

 

Purpose: Today we will see five points concerning the danger of not disciplining your kids

  • Beware the sins of your children (1 Samuel 2:12-17, 22)
  • Beware of thinking your example is enough
  • Beware of doing a...

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Thursday, 02 January 2020 19:56

Bible Contradiction? From what were the fowls created?

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imageFor today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Bible Contradiction: From what were the animals created?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

From the waters.

Then God said, “Let the waters teem...

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Wednesday, 01 January 2020 18:09

Psalm 24: The Messiah as Coming King

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Psalm 24

Establishing the Need: Do we only think of Jesus as a friend and a Savior and have forgotten that He is the King of Kings?

Purpose: In this study we shall see three characteristics of the Messiah as a King so that we would honor Him as Lord of our life.

  1. Th...

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Wednesday, 01 January 2020 06:06

Review: Stories Jesus Told: Who Is My Neighbor?

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First book review to kick off the year and consistent with our “Wee-kids” Wednesdays here’s a review of a children’s book that’s coming out in March 2020.image

Tim Ladwig. Stories Jesus Told: Who Is My Neighbor? Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House, March 3rd 2020. 32 pp.

5 out...

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Tuesday, 31 December 2019 17:46

Late December 2019 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

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Happy New Year!

These are links gathered from December 22nd-31st, 2019 related to Presuppositional apologetics!  Enjoy!

1.) Our Top 10 Posts of 2019

2.) A blind and deaf camcorder engineer

3.) Bible Contradiction? From what were the animals created?

4.) Atheist Delusions: A Review...

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Monday, 30 December 2019 20:42

Review of Two History Books Read End of 2019

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Robert Greenberger.  When Montezuma Met Cortés: The True Story of the Meeting that Changed History.  New York, NY: Ecco, January 15th 2019. 560 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

What if everything you heard about the Conquistor Hernando Cortés and the Aztec emperor...

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Monday, 30 December 2019 06:24

Our Top 10 Posts of 2019

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The year is about to be over.  A few days ago I wrote a post “What is your favorite post that you wrote in 2019?” and I mentioned that your favorite post you wrote might not be your top posts.  Now for this post I do want to talk about the top 10 posts for Veritas Domain.

Our...

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Dale Ralph Davis. Slogging Along in the Paths of Righteousness: Psalms 13-24.  Ross-Shire, UK: Christian Focus Publications, March 20, 2016. 192 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase:Amazon

Are you looking for a devotional commentary on selected Psalms?  Here is a work covering Psalm 13 through 24...

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