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, 23 January 2020 10:05

God’s Word Translation Wide Margin Bible Review

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  I love a good wide margin Bible and the one I am reviewing, here, is one of the best that I have seen at this price point. Before we go any further, I would like to point out that God’s Word to the Nations Missions Society provided this Bible free of charge in exchange …

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Sunday, 19 January 2020 00:11

What is an Antichrist

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Who is an Antichrist? There is yet to come the Antichrist. What does the Bible teach us about antichrists?   There will be many who claim to speak for Christ but do not in truth (Matthew 24:5) Some will have miraculous powers/manifestations to deceive (Matthew 24:24) Many, including the final...

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Sunday, 19 January 2020 00:02

Walking in Obedience

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John is joyed that the children of the Elect Lady are walking in the truth then he takes a turn back to the commandment… And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. …

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2 John 1-3 The Elder          2 Possibilities 1 of which is certain: Option one (the certainty) John writes as an Elder of the Church. Since this letter dates to the 80’s AD, John would have been an Elder of the Church in Ephesus. Given the definitive...

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    One of the most amazing ideas about the Bible is that it is not just God’s gift to the Church, it is also His gift to you, His Christian Child and, today, I want to talk to you about making the Bible truly yours. By way of doing that, I am reviewing a …

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Sunday, 22 December 2019 09:21

The 3 Gifts at the 1st Advent

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We all know the hymn, We Three Kings, and, even though there were actually more then three “wise men,” I would like us to look at the significance of each gift. (I will introduce each with the lyrics to the song.) Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain. Gold I bring to crown Him again....

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Thursday, 05 December 2019 11:20

Who is Jesus: 7 Essentials You Need to Know

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Who is Jesus? It is the most important question you will ever face and so, we want to offer 7 Essentials about the person of Jesus, what they mean for us and the supporting Scriptures.   Jesus is… What this means Scripture Truly human He was born as a human baby. He endured the trials...

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Monday, 25 November 2019 11:48

Order of Service for Sunday Worship 2020

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We are making changes to our order of service for 2020 and will follow this general format (Recitations will change but will repeat throughout the year to aid in memorization of important truths).   Call to Worship Hymn Apostles Creed Hymn Responsive Reading Pastoral Prayer & Corporate...

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Order from Christian Book Distributors   Additional Photos The Premier Collection from Harper Collins Christian Publishing’s Zondervan and Thomas Nelson brands boast some of the most impressive Bibles you can find at prices near impossible to believe. I have reviewed several ...

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Friday, 25 October 2019 13:16

Oxford NRSV Text Edition

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Order from Christian Book Distributors    This being the 30th Anniversary of the New Revised Standard Version, it seemed like a good idea to review another one. (This Bible was acquired at my own expense and the review was not solicited by Oxford University Press.) I am reviewing...

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 04:15

Scriptures for the Suffering

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Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses. He sets the time for sorrow and the time for joy, the time for mourning and the time for dancing. — Ecclesiastes 3:1,4 Trust in God at all times, my people. Tell him all your troubles, for he is our refuge. — Psalm...

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 13:15

Valley of Vision and Family Worship

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  One of the best devotionals available is the collection of Puritan Prayers, Poems and Psalms known as The Valley of Vision.  Previous to a server failure I had reviewed  it (trying to recover that review). This time around, I want to spend a few minutes on incorporating Valley of...

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 12:47

Comfort for the depressed Lesson Notes

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First, a definition of depression: Depression is a prolonged feeling of despondency or dejection. Is depression sinful? No, it isn’t. Depression is a warning built into both the body and the spirit to alert you that something is wrong, most likely very wrong. Feelings of depression should...

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Friday, 18 October 2019 12:37

Depression, Quick Scripture Reference Guide

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In advance of Sunday’s lesson on the Bible and Depression, we are offering this Quick Scripture Reference Guide on depression:   Depression often follows exhausting times (Judges 15:18) God is able to comfort the hurting (2 Samuel 22:29-31) God is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18)...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:26

Renewing Your Mind Lesson Notes

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Opening Remarks: This past week we observed World Mental Health Day and that, along with the recent suicide of someone that I know. Prompted me to consider what, if anything, the Bible might have to say about the mind and mental health, which led me to the Apostle Paul’s counsel to the Church...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:26

Renewing Your Mind Lesson Notes

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Opening Remarks: This past week we observed World Mental Health Day and that, along with the recent suicide of someone that I know. Prompted me to consider what, if anything, the Bible might have to say about the mind and mental health, which led me to the Apostle Paul’s counsel to the Church...

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  The premier study bible has been updated after 20 years and two million copies sold and, to celebrate, Thomas Nelson has added it to the Premier Collection. (Note: Thomas Nelson provided this Bible to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive...

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  The premier study bible has been updated after 20 years and two million copies sold and, to celebrate, Thomas Nelson has added it to the Premier Collection. (Note: Thomas Nelson provided this Bible to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:40

NKJV Care and Counsel Bible

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This is the third article related to Bibles offering counseling resources. Thus far, I have reviewed the NLT Life Recovery Bible and the CSB Restoration Bible and now I am reviewing the Bible offering the most comprehensive set of helps for biblical counseling, the Care and Counsel Bible from the...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:40

NKJV Care and Counsel Bible

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This is the third article related to Bibles offering counseling resources. Thus far, I have reviewed the NLT Life Recovery Bible and the CSB Restoration Bible and now I am reviewing the Bible offering the most comprehensive set of helps for biblical counseling, the Care and Counsel Bible from the...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 07:47

CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible

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  CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible   It is a joy to be able to bring you reviews of various Bibles and in this review, I am looking at the CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible, the Bible that lets you learn alongside the Church Fathers. (Holman Bible Publishers sent me a crimson leather over board...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 07:47

CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible

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  CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible   It is a joy to be able to bring you reviews of various Bibles and in this review, I am looking at the CSB Ancient Faith Study Bible, the Bible that lets you learn alongside the Church Fathers. (Holman Bible Publishers sent me a crimson leather over board...

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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 07:29

How Old Must a Person Be to Receive Communion?

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I was asked, again, today how old a person must be to come to the Lord’s Table. The Scripture does not prescribe a specific age so neither shall I. I will give this counsel though… Romans 10:9 teaches us to confess that Jesus is Lord and to believe that He was raised from the dead...

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Tuesday, 08 October 2019 07:29

How Old Must a Person Be to Receive Communion?

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I was asked, again, today how old a person must be to come to the Lord’s Table. The Scripture does not prescribe a specific age so neither shall I. I will give this counsel though… Romans 10:9 teaches us to confess that Jesus is Lord and to believe that He was raised from the dead...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 05:10

What is Dispensational Theology

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The following is a guest post by James Quiggle: Theology is the science that seeks to understand God and his interactions with his creation through systematic study of God’s revelation of himself in the Bible. Dispensationalism is a systematic method of understanding history as a series of...

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