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

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:15

Perfect Peace in Troubled Times Featured

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Isaiah 26:1-6 Sometimes God allows circumstances to affect our lives in a precise and personal way, like when you’re laid off from work, when you become the victim of ID theft, when…

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Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:45

Christ Our Peacemaker Featured

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Ephesians 2:14-18 Two Sundays ago, we learned from Eph 2:1-10 that all of us were born in a hopeless condition, dead towards God and destined for wrath because of our sin. Last…

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Saturday, 21 March 2020 08:48

Being a Church in Challenging Times Featured

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A Godly Response to a Pandemic – Part 1 Series Overview Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The COVID-19…

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Monday, 16 March 2020 07:09

Scripture Meditations for a Pandemic Featured

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Pandemics affect more than our bodies. They also infect our minds and spirits with fear, anxiety, and panic, turning our hearts away from God. To overcome this challenge, believers should find refuge…

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Monday, 16 March 2020 00:33

Using a Blog in Pastoral Ministry Featured

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Platforms for Written Communication In the 14th century BC, neighboring statesmen and Egyptian pharaohs used clay tablets to exchange messages. We call these the Amarna Letters. Today people continue to exchange written…

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Sunday, 15 March 2020 02:45

Far, Far Away Featured

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Ephesians 2:11-13 Your view of the church today means more when you remember your distance from God before. Sometimes we fail to value the church we’re in because we’ve forgotten where we’ve…

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Sunday, 15 March 2020 00:45

What Does the Bible Say about Pandemics? Featured

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A Summary of Biblical Words for Infectious Outbreaks The outbreak of the coronavirus disease called COVID-19 has surprised many of us. Yet infectious outbreaks and pandemics are nothing new. They’ve occurred throughout…

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Sunday, 08 March 2020 01:30

Saved by Grace Alone Featured

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Ephesians 2:1-10 Drastic times call for drastic measures. In other words, serious problems require us to do things that would usually be considered excessive. Consider the difference between brushing your teeth and…

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Saturday, 07 March 2020 23:45

A Right View of the Law Featured

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Living the Christian Life is a Bible study series that explores Paul’s teaching about Christian growth and sanctification in Romans 6:1–8:17. Introductory Thoughts After a lengthy discussion of the need for and…

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Sunday, 01 March 2020 01:45

The Supreme Authority of Christ Featured

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Let’s talk about the power of God. When Christ rose from the grave, something remarkable happened that benefits us today as a church. Not only does it affect us here at Faith,…

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Saturday, 29 February 2020 23:45

Your New Spiritual Status Featured

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Living the Christian Life, Lesson 8 Living the Christian Life is a Bible study series that explores Paul’s teaching about Christian growth and sanctification in Romans 6:1–8:17. Introductory Thoughts After a lengthy…

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Thursday, 27 February 2020 23:00

A Definition of Corporate Worship Featured

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Corporate worship is the proper response of a gathered church to the person of the triune God and to his past, present, and future works, especially as they pertain to reigning and…

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 22:38

The Nature of True Worship Featured

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A Study of John 4:23-24 Introduction Though Christians find it challenging to explain the nature of worship, this is a timeless challenge. Confusion over this topic emerged in Christ’s conversation with a…

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 02:16

Making Your Spouse Happy Featured

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A Marriage Talk based on 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 Shifting Gears from Single to Married In case you didn’t know already, there are some big advantages to being single. In 1 Corinthians 7:32-35,…

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Sunday, 16 February 2020 01:45

A Way to Pray for Christians Featured

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Ephesians 1:15-23 What kind of gift do you give to the person in your life who already has everything? More importantly, how do you pray for people – Christians, that is –…

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Saturday, 15 February 2020 23:45

Your New Relationship Featured

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Living the Christian Life is a Bible study series that explores Paul’s teaching about Christian growth and sanctification in Romans 6:1–8:17. Introductory Thoughts After a lengthy discussion of the need for and…

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Sunday, 09 February 2020 01:30

Sealed – by the Spirit Featured

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Ephesians 1:11-14 Ever have something happen to you that’s too good to be true? Ever look at an opportunity before you and say, “Wow, this can’t be real!” In fact, we have…

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Saturday, 08 February 2020 23:45

Your New Reward Featured

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Living the Christian Life, Lesson 6 Living the Christian Life is a Bible study series that explores Paul’s teaching about Christian growth and sanctification in Romans 6:1–8:17. Introductory Thoughts After a lengthy…

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Friday, 07 February 2020 01:08

Episode 195: Where Do We Go When We Die? Featured

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When you hear this question, at least two words probably come to mind: heaven or hell. Yet where does the Bible teach this and is it really that simple? Join Pastor Thomas…

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Wednesday, 05 February 2020 09:00

Where Do We Go When We Die? Featured

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When you hear this question, at least two words probably come to mind: heaven or hell. Yet where does the Bible teach this and is it really that simple? Sheol The Hebrew…

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Sunday, 02 February 2020 03:00

Your New Master Featured

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Living the Christian Life, Lesson 5 Living the Christian Life is a Bible study series that explores Paul’s teaching about Christian growth and sanctification in Romans 6:1–8:17. Introductory Thoughts After a lengthy…

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Sunday, 02 February 2020 01:30

Redeemed – by Christ Featured

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Ephesians 1:7-10 Making something is hard but restoring it when it breaks is harder. As a teenager, I enjoyed building 1:24 scale model cars, esp. vintage Ford Mustangs. Once I built a…

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Monday, 27 January 2020 07:31

The Nature of True Worship Featured

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Though Christians find it challenging to explain the nature of worship, this is a timeless challenge. Confusion over this topic emerged in Christ’s conversation with a Samaritan woman during his pre-crucifixion ministry…

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Saturday, 25 January 2020 23:30

Your New Responsibility Featured

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Living the Christian Life, Lesson 4 Living the Christian Life is a Bible study series that explores Paul’s teaching about Christian growth and sanctification in Romans 6:1–8:17. Introductory Thoughts After a lengthy…

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Sunday, 19 January 2020 01:30

Wanted – By God Featured

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Ephesians 1:4-6 Everyone wants to be wanted. We find value, purpose, and security in being selected to: Be the teacher’s helper at school Sit in the reading corner in class Play on…

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