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

Saturday, 30 May 2020 17:44

Do Not Pray Like a Pagan Featured

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The following is a sermon delivered on the Lord's Day, May 31, 2020, at First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, KS. The text was from Matthew 6:7-8 on the subject of not praying like a pagan.5 "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the...

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James 1:5-8 says, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not...

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Saturday, 23 May 2020 22:12

How NOT to Pray (Matthew 6:5-6) Featured

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The following is a sermon delivered on the Lord's Day, May 24, 2020, at First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, KS. The text was from Matthew 6:5-6 on the subject of how not to pray5 "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues...

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Dear JonGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. My name is Gabriel, pastor of a Baptist church in Junction City, KS. We have never met, but I have followed the band Hawk Nelson for a long time. Before you joined, I was in Christian radio and hosted a Christian rock...

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Saturday, 16 May 2020 20:25

When You Give (Matthew 6:1-4) Featured

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The following is a sermon delivered on the Lord's Day, May 17, 2020, at First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, KS. The text was from Matthew 6:1-4 on the subject of giving to those in need.1 Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then...

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Sunday, 10 May 2020 00:28

Love Your Enemies (Matthew 5:43-48) Featured

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The following is a sermon delivered on the Lord's Day, May 10, 2020, at First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, KS. The text was from Matthew 5:43-48 on the subject of loving your enemies.43 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy,' 44 But I say...

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Saturday, 02 May 2020 23:47

Go The Extra Mile Featured

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The following is a sermon delivered on the Lord's Day, May 3, 2020, at First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, KS. The text was from Matthew 5:38-42 on the subject of retaliation.38 "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not...

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"Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He created the world." —Hebrews 1:1-2Self-proclaimed apostle Chuck Pierce claimed that there...

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Saturday, 25 April 2020 15:27

Let Your Yes be Yes and Your No Be No Featured

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The following is a sermon delivered on the Lord's Day, April 26, 2020, at First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, KS. The text was from Matthew 5:33-37 on the subject of making oaths.33 "Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform...

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Sunday, 19 April 2020 08:44

What Did Jesus Say About Divorce? Featured

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The following is a sermon delivered on The Lord's Day, April 19, 2020, at First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, KS. You can listen to the audio portion of the sermon through the player below. The text was from Matthew 5:31-32.31 "It was also said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give...

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In the midst of the current pandemic, various local governments have been shutting down those businesses and services it deems "non-essential." This has stirred a lot of discussion as to what is considered essential and what is not. It was in the spirit of those debates that I made the following...

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Friday, 10 April 2020 17:13

Is There a Conspiracy to Make the Bible Anti-Gay? Featured

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The following is a question I was asked by a listener of the WWUTT podcast. I mentioned on episode 1185 that I would answer it on my blog. Here is the question and my response.Hi PG,I enjoy your podcast, especially the Friday editions! I have a question that has to do with an article that was...

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Wednesday, 01 April 2020 08:09

The Virtual Communion of Saints? Featured

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As the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to loom large, many local governments have put stay-at-home orders in place to prevent the rapid spread of this pandemic. Most of America's churches have ceased gathering regularly to comply with these restrictions and as a matter of wisdom. Many...

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Tuesday, 03 March 2020 01:47

10 Signs You May Soon Be Leaving Your Church Featured

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Hebrews 10:24-25 says, "Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."I have been privileged to be a part of a wonderful and loving church...

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Perhaps you heard the sound of a massive creaking ship rocking the online community, and you turned in your boat to see a commotion aboard the U.S.S. Southern Baptist Convention. That's because on Monday, the Pastors Conference, which precedes the annual convention held in June, announced the...

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Friday, 31 January 2020 10:49

I Support the Death Penalty Because All Lives Matter Featured

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In my last article, I walked the reader through what the Bible says about the death penalty for murderers, rapists, and child molesters. I also responded to several questions and criticisms. You can read that article here. In response, Tyler Lee Conway, graduate of Truett Seminary, sent me an...

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An Indiana man named Michael Middaugh was sent to prison in 2006 for child molesting. He was released from prison last year. He failed to register as a sex offender, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Before he could be apprehended, he raped an Amish wife and mother while she was home alone.A...

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You probably didn't know that Danica Patrick is a Zen Buddhist, self-help guru, motivational speaker, and prosperity preacher, did you? Maybe you knew Danica Patrick as a race car driver, or a (seldom dressed) spokesperson for GoDaddy.com, or Aaron Rogers' girlfriend. But as Danica says at the...

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Thursday, 26 December 2019 05:31

Kwanzaa is an Insult to Black Americans Featured

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Here we are, the day after Christmas. Most folks are taking down their Christian decorations, but in a few places, some new holiday decor is being hung in their place. December 26 marks the first day of a week-long festival called Kwanzaa, supposedly a celebration of African heritage. But Kwanzaa...

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019 05:58

5 Marriage Myths Featured

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This past Sunday, I preached on Ephesians 5:22-33, a sermon entitled Marriage as Christ Loves the Church. Wife, submit to your husband, as to the Lord. Husband, love your wife as Christ loves the church and gave Himself up for her. Marriage is not a man-made institution—it is made by God. He...

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Saturday, 09 November 2019 01:56

40 Day Bible Reading Plan, an Overview of the Bible Featured

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This past Sunday, I preached on how to read your Bible (notes from that sermon coming in a future blog post). Toward the end of the sermon, I provided a 40-day Bible reading plan that gives the reader an overview of the Bible. What are the most important events you need to know? Several have...

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It's been three years since I first reviewed the most popular worship songs heard in church. This was a critique I planned on writing annually (Christian Copyright Licensing International releases their top 100 list every 6 months). But when 2017 rolled around, I looked at CCLI's top ten songs and...

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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 08:20

No, Benny Hinn Has Not Repented Featured

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A video was posted yesterday in which Benny Hinn—the famed prosperity preacher and faith healing hack—seemingly repents of his prosperity preaching. In the video (which you can view here), Hinn says the following:
"I will tell you now something that I think is going to shock you. I think...

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Monday, 19 August 2019 05:27

Why Tullian Tchividjian is Permanently Disqualified Featured

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This morning, I listened to a sermon from Tullian Tchividjian. It wasn't a sermon he preached yesteryear. It was a sermon he preached yesterday. And he wasn't preaching as a guest speaker in someone else's church. He was preaching in his own church that he has planted in Florida.Tullian...

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Monday, 12 August 2019 06:04

Hillsong Worship Leader Leaves the Faith Featured

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Recently, author and former megachurch pastor Joshua Harris announced that he had left his wife and the Christian faith. The announcement came in a most 2019 way: via Instagram with a picture of himself brooding over a scenic lake (your typical Pondering Pond photo). Most known for his breakout...

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