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, 11 January 2020 04:59

Having Biblical faith, prayer, and “speaking to the Mountain”

20 As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. 21 Being reminded, Peter *said to Him, “Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “Have faith in...

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Written by Ken Temple
Saturday, 11 January 2020 04:18

Our ridiculous baby cries Featured

By Elizabeth Prata
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Dad to Mom: The baby's cryingThat's his wet diaper cry, I'll go.LaterMom to Dad: The baby's cryingThat's his hungry cry. I'll go warm a bottle.Next dayTeen to Babysitter: The baby's cryingHe's tired, I'll put him downIsn't it funny how you know your child so well, so intimately,...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 11 January 2020 03:00

The Authority of the Christ of God Featured

by Mike Ratliff

16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Saturday, 11 January 2020 02:01

The Covenant of Grace in Time and Eternity Featured

by Herman Bavinck

Election is not the whole counsel of redemption, but is a part, the first and principle part, of it.  Included and established in that counsel is also the way in which the election is to be actualized - in short, the whole accomplishment and application is redemption.  We...

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Written by john_hendryx
Saturday, 11 January 2020 01:26

Psalm 111/The Great Deeps of the Covenant

The Twelfth Decade of Psalms

Introduction:

Here is a straightforward psalm of praise, but we have to extend our arms all the way out to hold and carry what we are praising Him for. In order to wield this psalm rightly, we will have to beseech God to enlarge our hearts. Enlarge our hearts all the way...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Saturday, 11 January 2020 01:05

Is God Enough For You? Featured

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Do you believe God can make you happier than anything else in the world? Do you believe that God can strip of you something dear, and yet fill you with more joy from Himself?

The excerpt is from the full sermon, “Covetousness: One of Those Respectable Sins“.

Authors: Tim Conway...

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Written by Tim Conway
Saturday, 11 January 2020 01:01

You Will NEVER Forget This Story

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With all of the bad news, I thought that this story might uplift the readers.  It is not a Christian story, although I don’t know if this couple is Christian or not. In the English caption, they do use the word “blessed.”  Not many people use this term who are not...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Saturday, 11 January 2020 00:29

Why do people believe in hell?

I'm going to comment on an article by David Bentley Hart:
He's an essayist and Eastern Orthodox theologian. One of those chic fashionable theologians like Miroslav Volf or Eugene Peterson with a...

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Written by steve
Friday, 10 January 2020 23:50

Psalm 119:153-156— Christ Alone Delivers Featured

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the entire Bible. It’s longer than several entire books. I imagine that due to our propensity to read to the end of the chapter, a good number of people read Psalm 119 in one sitting when they get to it in their Bible reading plan. While there is […]

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Written by Michael Coughlin
Friday, 10 January 2020 23:47

The Good In Sorrow (!?!)

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I certainly don’t know all the thoughts and feelings of other Christians as they’ve suffered hard through trial and affliction. But I do know that some Christians have remarked that God blessed them greatly during their suffering. Sometimes when we suffer we experience the comforting...

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Written by Reformed Reader
Friday, 10 January 2020 23:00

William Lane Craig: Christians are idling in intellectual neutral

The video is 40 minutes long.

The full transcript is available here on the Reasonable Faith web site. (H/T Think Apologetics)

Excerpt:

No one has issued a more forceful challenge to Christians to become intellectually engaged than did Charles Malik, former Lebanese ambassador to the United States, in...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Friday, 10 January 2020 22:22

Why Do Some People Believe in Hell?

The NY Times recently ran an article entitled, “Why Do People Believe in Hell?” The opening line states, “The idea of eternal damnation is neither biblically, philosophically nor morally justified. But for many it retains a psychological allure.” In other words, there is no...

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Written by Peter Goeman
Friday, 10 January 2020 22:04

THE MINISTRY ROLLER COASTER – How to Stay Faithful During the Ups and Downs

The ministry is much like a roller coaster ride.  It is simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying.  Learn how to stay faithful and focused during the ups and downs of God’s work. Ministry life has plenty of ups and downs with twists and turns.  It is exciting until things...

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Written by admin
Friday, 10 January 2020 21:26

Will Systemic Racism End This Year?

My colleagues and I have said on numerous occasions that we look forward to losing our jobs. We dream about the day when we’ll finally close our offices. We do not want our organization, the Canadian Center for Bio-Ethical Reform to exist forever. We want to become unemployed. We love our...

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Written by Samuel Sey
Friday, 10 January 2020 21:01

U.S. Firemen Applauded as they Arrive in Australia to Fight Wild Brushfires

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While in the United States, society is fighting against true manhood — dubbing it “toxic masculinity” — some people in the world still appreciate when men step up to, well, act like men.

Typically, men are degraded by an effeminate society that abhors anything remotely...

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Written by Jeff Maples
Friday, 10 January 2020 21:00

Weekly Bonus Links 1/5 – 1/11

image Logos Free software & book of the month Kindle deals Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews by Abdu Murray $4.99 The Quest for the Historical Adam: Genesis, Hermeneutics, and Human Origins by William VanDoodewaard $4.99 The Secret Battle of Ideas about...

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Written by Steve Domark
Friday, 10 January 2020 20:34

Ephesians 1:4, 5 – Augustine Calvin

Eph. 1: just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 

St. Augustine on Ephesians 1:3Ch...

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Written by John Samson
Friday, 10 January 2020 20:00

Nine Tips for Public Speaking

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Authors: English...

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Written by English
Friday, 10 January 2020 20:00

3 Implications of the Fact that God Has Spoken

January 11, 2020 by: Joel R. Beeke, Paul M. Smalleyimage

God Has Spoken, So We Must Obey Him

In the biblical perspective, we have not heard God rightly unless we do what he says. Deuteronomy 5:1 says, “And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and...

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Written by Joel R. Beeke, Paul M. Smalley
Friday, 10 January 2020 19:15

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views -1/11/20

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Welcome, my friends, to this week’s news roundup!

The announcement that the United Methodist Church is going to split over the LGBT affirmation question made national news this past week. The UMC drifted into Bible-denying...

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Written by Tom
Friday, 10 January 2020 19:05

Unforgiveness Is Too Expensive

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Then Peter came up and said to him [Jesus],

“Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.”Matt. 18:21-22

Lord Jesus, any conversation about forgiving...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Friday, 10 January 2020 19:00

Answers Bible Curriculum Wins Three Homeschool Family Favorites Awards

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Our popular Answers Bible Curriculum (ABC) is our four-year Sunday school curriculum that goes through the Bible chronologically. It features apologetics, an emphasis on biblical authority, and meaty teaching. Over 10,000 churches use it, and so do many homeschool families across the country who...

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Written by Ken Ham
Friday, 10 January 2020 18:57

Weekend A La Carte (January 11)

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Today’s Kindle deals include several excellent classics and a couple of newer works.

(Yesterday on the blog: Piercing Heaven: A Prayer Book You’ll Actually Use)

Humbly Coming Before Our Father

“Although most people, even many professing Christians, believe that everyone is a child of...

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Written by Tim Challies
Friday, 10 January 2020 18:17

One Witty Ditty For Your Memory of Theology: Interpreting and Applying God’s Word

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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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Written by SLIMJIM
Friday, 10 January 2020 18:00

News Weakly - 1/11/20

How Soon We ForgetIn 2001 terrorists killed over 3,000 Americans. We were outraged. "Never forget" became a meme of sorts. But, I guess we forgot. In 2011 President Obama sent U.S. forces into an allied nation to capture and kill the mastermind of that attack in 2001. He wasn't captured and brought...

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Written by Winging It
Friday, 10 January 2020 18:00

Debate Video: Jay Smith vs. Dr. Shabir Ally- Which is the Word of God? The Bible or Qur'an?

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In this debate, Jay Smith and Dr. Shabir Ally debate the question, "Which is the Word of God? The Bible or the Qur'an?"  This debate took place on September 27, 2014.  
Enjoy!
Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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Written by Chad
Friday, 10 January 2020 18:00

Treasuring Scholastic Piety Featured

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Were the Scholastics just dry and dull academics? In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey explains how, at their best, the Scholastics were passionate about true faith being built up in the church. Watch this entire message for free.

Transcript

Now,...

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Written by Nathan W. Bingham
Friday, 10 January 2020 18:00

Thank You, John Piper: 70 Reasons

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Today John Piper turns 74 years old. Four years ago, when I realized he was about to turn 70, I reflected on his influence in my life and shared 70 reasons I thank God for him. •   •   •   •   • Today—January 11, 2016—John...

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Written by Gunner
Friday, 10 January 2020 17:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—“Mary” the Savior, Queen of Peace

 
January 11, 2020
The “Mary” of the apparitions consistently warns that her Son is angry with the world and that she is trying to restrain Him from pouring out His wrath upon mankind. In November 1991, at...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Friday, 10 January 2020 16:30

A Few Insights On Philippians 2:10 As It Relates To The Deity Of Jesus Christ

        "that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth." (Philippians 2:10)
        One observation that should be made regarding this passage is how it clearly parallels Exodus...

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Written by Jesse
Friday, 10 January 2020 16:10

Genesis 12; Matthew 11; Nehemiah 1; Acts 11

This passage, Genesis 12, marks a turning point in God’s unfolding plan of redemption. From now on, the focus of God’s dealings is not scattered individuals, but a race, a nation. This is the turning point that makes the Old Testament documents so profoundly Jewish. And ultimately, out...

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Written by D.A. Carson Posts – The Gospel Coalition
Friday, 10 January 2020 16:02

Weekly Roundup 1/6/2020-1/11/2020

This is our weekly roundup of posts for 1/6/2020-1/11/2020. 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 1/6/2020 Grace and Joy in Christ...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Friday, 10 January 2020 16:01

Weekly Roundup of Links 1/6/2020-1/11/2020

This is our weekly roundup of links for 12/30/2019-1/4/2020 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. Hope +Help for Wilderness...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Friday, 10 January 2020 16:00

The Holy Spirit's Ministry: God's Fail-Safe Plan--Foreknowledge

“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29) God “foreknew” everyon... More...

Authors: Days of Praise from ICR...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Friday, 10 January 2020 14:05

January 11: Presbyterian Ministers Fund

Another Presbyterian Firstby Rev. David T. Myers

Looking at a listing of the Nationwide Life Insurance Company today in the phone book, the average reader would not guess that part of that company constituted the nation’s first life insurance.  And certainly, that same average...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Friday, 10 January 2020 14:00

Afresh: Wallpaper

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"We pray, Lord, that You will come to us and embrace us by Your Spirit. Fill us afresh with Your goodness; open our lips that our mouths might show forth Your praise." - Alistair Begg

What is my screen resolution?

Click Below to Download your Image:

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Written by TFL
Friday, 10 January 2020 13:00

What My Obedience To God Costs Other People Featured

They laid hold upon one Simon…and on him they laid the cross. — Luke 23:26

If we obey God it is going to cost other people more than it costs us, and that is where the sting comes in. If we are in love with our Lord, obedience does not cost us anything, it is a delight, but it...

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Friday, 10 January 2020 12:39

Chronological Bible Reading – Job 24-28

10 Jan 2020, Chronological Bible Reading, Job 24-28 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 notes...

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Written by wbmoore
Friday, 10 January 2020 11:04

Climate Change, the Media, and Culture Wars Featured

There is plenty of media spin on the climate wars:

Over the course of quite a few years I had a major involvement with the mainstream media, with many hundreds of interviews and the like. Because the MSM tends to be secular left, while I am a conservative and a Christian, it was often a rather...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Friday, 10 January 2020 10:05

Because When You Do Both You Get Into Trouble

“We find that conservatives are biblical but not contemporary, while liberals and radicals are modern but not biblical.”

Stott, The Challenge of Preaching, p. 32

The post Because When You Do Both You Get Into Trouble appeared first on Blog & Mablog.

Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 10 January 2020 10:00

The Blackest of Eyes

“But of course the black eye would make him look that way [sullen] whether he was or not. It was a garish, overdone display, about a quarter of an acre, with deep magenta and black and a few isolated blue stripes. That is what had happened when Pastor John Mitchell had extended the right hand...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Friday, 10 January 2020 09:19

Parsing the Incarnation

A comment left on my EO post:
I think you need to strengthen your notion of hypostatic union.
I wasn't offering a detailed view of my position. I've explicated my position in other posts. 
1. The humanity that the Logos took...

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Written by steve
Friday, 10 January 2020 09:00

Online Church is an Oxymoron

-Episode 2602-

Online Church is an Oxymoron

Segment 1 (00:00) Todd reaches into the Mailbag to answer your questions sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. He answers questions on if we can “attend” an “online church” or not, and if we should affiliate with marijuana products.

Segment 2...

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Written by Rebekah Pruett
Friday, 10 January 2020 08:16

My Take on the New Covenant (Pt. 2) Featured

Part One

When we examine the clear New Covenant passage in Jeremiah 31:31ff, we might ask what the main promise of that covenant is.  It is not difficult to ascertain.  The New Covenant in the chapter concerns an internal or spiritual change in the elect of Israel.

 I will put My law...

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Written by Paul Henebury
Friday, 10 January 2020 07:14

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, 10 January 2020 06:24

Ten Exhortations concerning Gossip Blogs and Online Speech

image I’ve read two different reports this week from Christian news sites written specifically to refute what amounts to online gossip and slander. I’m thankful that the stories were written even as I grieve that they needed to be written. They are worthy reports, but I’m not even...

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Written by Denny Burk
Friday, 10 January 2020 06:17

Solitude Improved Featured

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Jan 10, 2020
Nathanael Ranew died in 1677, "a judicious divine, and a good historian."[1] He had served as vicar in Felsted, Essex, until his ejection in 1662 for nonconformity, after which he moved twenty miles south to teach in the town of Billericay. Well-regarded...

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Written by Ben Ciavolella
Friday, 10 January 2020 04:44

Leonard Ravenhill | The Taming of the Tongue

Until recently, we were pretty much in the dark about the human body. But then came the X-ray with its peeping eye…a marvelous instrument which has saved us much human misery. It was able to show us the human heart, but it couldn’t show us the soul or it could show us the throat, but...

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Written by admin
Friday, 10 January 2020 03:44

What Would It Take for Christians to View the World Like This? Featured

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Instead of character, the virtues recommended by the Founders, God’s law, or deviations from it, what about war, American workers, and U.S. involvement in the Middle East?

Like a certain percentage of his voters, I had supported Trump in great part because he challenged the Bush, Cheneyite...

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Written by D. G. Hart
Friday, 10 January 2020 03:42

Repudiating the Right-Wing Idolatry of Trump and Believing Trump is a Good President are Not Mutually Exclusive

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I constantly hear from the left-wing progressive branch of Evangelicalism that those who support President Donald Trump are selling out the gospel because we support a man who is immoral and we give credibility to his false testimony of Christian conversion by not calling him out on it. I want to...

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Written by Jeff Maples