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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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How did Peter and Andrew become Jesus’s disciples?

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

Jesus called them directly as they were fishing on the Sea of...

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These Christian children’s books are yet to be published and will be coming out this Summer.  Thanks to the publishers for advance review copy!

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Tim Ladwig. Stories Jesus Told: Looking for the Lost Sheep. Grand Rapids, MI: Our Daily Bread Publishing, August 4th 2020. 32 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchas...

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Note: This is a guest post since presently I am busy today teaching class online for seminary students overseas.  This is by Robert Chamberlain.  His blog be found here, here and here!  Yes he blogs in three places!  Go check out his page and give his blogs a follow!

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If I was to...

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Monday, 25 May 2020 19:51

Review: Faith Alone by RC Sproul

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RC Sproul. Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, January 17th 2017. 262 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Evangelical Christians would say sinners can be saved by placing their faith in Christ apart from their own works yet is this doctrine...

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Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:27

Memorial Day in my 30s

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For Americans today is Memorial Day.  Its a national holiday where America have the day off to remember those who served in the military that have died in the line of duty.  Some of you guys know that I was at one time an American Marine.

I’ve had this blog for nearly 14 years. ...

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Our “This Sunday” series will be another a Corona Virus edition.  For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Pray for Government Leaders.

Last week’s post was on Patience with disagreements about the Virus.  Among the many things people can disagree about...

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Objection to Prayer: If God is sovereign why pray?

Selected Verse

Establish the need: If God is sovereign why pray?

Purpose: Today we shall consider six points in answering the question: If God is sovereign why pray?

  1. Point 1: We need to affirm God is sovereign
  2. Point 2: We...

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These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from May 15th-21st, 2020.

1.) Quick Thoughts on the self attesting nature of the Bible

2.) New book by Greg Bahnsen: AGAINST ALL OPPOSITION: DEFENDING THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

3.) Angry Atheists Exterminate Reason

4.) Don’t...

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 21:29

Bible Contradiction? Who was Salah’s father?

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who was Salah’s father?

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

Salah’s father was Arphaxad

Arpachshad became the father of Shelah; and Shelah...

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John Piper. Coronavirus and Christ.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, April 28th 2020.  112 pp.

5 out of 5

Free: PDF and other format at Desiring God

Purchase: Amazon

According to the Bible what are the possible things God is doing with the Coronavirus?  In this book by pastor...

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Christ dying on the Cross for our sins has many implications for the Christian life.  But there’s one that might not be emphasized enough and it’s important for the persecuted church to hear it.

Romans 5:9 stood out to me: “Much more then, having now been justified by His...

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Our “This Sunday” series will be another a Corona Virus edition.  For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Patience with disagreements about the Virus.

This verse is still true even with the virus situation: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a...

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Someone asked the following: “How and in what ways is the Bible self attesting and self authenticating? I want to understand this doctrine better.”

Here’s my quick thoughts:

 

1. Reading God’s Directly should attests to us immediately it is...

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Christian apologist Richard Howe recently presented “A Sound Refutation of Presuppositionalism with Dr. Richard Howe” over at Capturing Christianity.  As some of you readers know I lean towards Presuppositional apologetics.  For some of you who might be wondering what is...

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A late post today since after my lectures last night I just couldn’t type up a post!  Ever have one of those days?

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Charles H. Spurgeon. Free Will a Slave.  Pensacola, FL: Chapel Library, December 3rd 2018. 18 pp.

4 out of 5

Free: Chapel Library

Purchase: Amazon (99...

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Monday, 11 May 2020 19:34

Guest Post: Trust in God During Trials

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Note: This is a guest post since I’m busy preparing to teach for an overseas seminary today/tonight.  This is by Tom.  Tom is a dear brother and friend on Worpress and I appreciate his faithfulness and ability to write so many posts on here.  His blog be found here and his...

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus as the Son of God?

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

Yes, he recognized him immediately.

The next day he saw Jesus...

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Our “This Sunday” series will be another a Corona Virus edition.  For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Call on the Phone with One Another.

This verse is a challenge to apply in the days of virus lockdown and social distancing: “not forsaking our own assembling...

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Saturday, 09 May 2020 05:11

Seems there’s a lot to pray for (May 2020)

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Seems there’s a lot to pay for, for the believers on here on WordPress.

What can we be praying for each other?

Authors: SLIMJIM...

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 19:08

Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer in Luke Part 2

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LUKE 11:2c-4

ESTABLISH THE NEED: If there’s ever a message that convicts all Christians, it is messages on evangelism and prayer.  All Christians could work on being more evangelistic and pray more.  It’s a convicting message today.  Let me ask you a question: ...

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Note: This is a guest post since presently I am busy today teaching class online for seminary students overseas.  This is by Robert Chamberlain.  His blog be found here, here and here!  Yes he blogs in three places!  Go check out his page and give his blogs a follow!

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Monday, 04 May 2020 19:24

Psalm 118 in Jesus’ last week

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Psalm 118 in Jesus’ last week

Psalm 118

 

Establish the need:Have you ever heard of the song, “This is the day that the LORD has made”?

 

Purpose: To marvel at this Messianic prophecies of Christ’s last week.

  1. Psalm 118:26 on Palm Sunday
  2. Psalm 118:22-23 mentioned by Jesus...

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imageBenjamin Breckinridge Warfield.  The Plan Of Salvation.  Seattle, WA: Amazon Digital Services LLC, March 21, 2017. 82 pp.

5 out of 5

Free:Monergism Books

Purchase: Amazon (99 cents for Kindle)

Are you looking for a written work that would help you think deeper...

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