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, 04 June 2020 07:02

Did the Disciples ask the Wrong Question? Featured

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Did the Disciples ask the Wrong Question? When the disciples approached Jesus in Acts 1:6, did they get it wrong? What were they thinking? Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” Act 1:6 Okay,...

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Monday, 01 June 2020 07:53

Praise the Lord for His Righteousness Featured

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A call to praise the Lord for His righteousness – for He is coming to judge the earth and the peoples with equity! In worrying times of pandemics and violence, this Psalm is both prophetic and comforting… The King is coming! Psalm 98 Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done...

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Sunday, 31 May 2020 10:08

Christian News Weekly Recap May 25 – 30, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap May 25 – 30, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday May 25, 2020 Respected Bible teacher and writer David Pawson dies aged 90 Lee Strobel Talks About ‘Cultural Prophet’ Ravi Zacharias,...

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Thursday, 28 May 2020 08:21

Robert Culver: Israel, Church and the Rapture Featured

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Robert Duncan Culver was a sober premillennial scholar who had some interesting things to say about prophecy, Israel, the Church, the rapture and many other subjects. Recently Dan Phillips mentioned Culver’s little Commentary on Daniel in a tweet. That exchange spurred me to get out his...

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Sunday, 24 May 2020 21:34

The Incomparable Holiness of God Featured

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Not only do we worship a Boundless Infinite and a Merciful God, He is also Incomparably Holy. In his book The Blessed and Boundless God, George Swinnock wrote: God is universally holy in His name, nature, works, and law (Psalm 145:17; Hab 1:13; Luke 1:49; Rom 7:12). He is the original of all...

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Sunday, 24 May 2020 11:31

Christian News Weekly Recap May 18 – 23, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap May 18 – 23, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday May 18, 2020 Judge Allows N.C. Churches to Meet: ‘There Is No Pandemic Exception to the Constitution’ Majority in U.S. Believe ‘God...

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Thursday, 21 May 2020 04:06

What is a Christian? Featured

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What is a Christian? What are the marks of a Christian, and why do some people prefer to call themselves “Christ Followers”? For the first question I’m going to take Ian Hamilton’s book The Gospel-Shaped Life as a guide. Hamilton also wrote The Faith-Shaped Life.  But I...

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Monday, 18 May 2020 07:43

What Should Our Vision Be? Featured

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What Should Our Vision Be? Better still, who should our vision be directed to? The question is always an important one, especially in troublesome times. Of course, the Christian’s vision should always be on Christ. Christ is our Savior, Comforter and Rest. The problem is we live in a...

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Sunday, 17 May 2020 09:45

Christian News Weekly Recap May 11 – 16, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap May 11 – 16, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday May 11, 2020 Ravi Zacharias Receives Grim Cancer Diagnosis, Returns Home to Be with Family NY Pastor Praised for Tirelessly Serving Families Impacted...

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Monday, 11 May 2020 06:31

Justin Peters’ Response to Servus Christi Featured

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Also known as Josh Chavez, Servus Christi attacked Justin Peters (and Phil Johnson) for associating with former New Ager Doreen Virtue. Peters prefers to refer to the name Josh Chavez rather than Servus Christi. The reason becomes clear in the video response. We briefly mentioned the Christi...

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Sunday, 10 May 2020 13:06

Christian News Weekly Recap May 4 – 9, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap May 4 – 9, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday May 4, 2020 As States Ease Lockdown Restrictions, Churches Must Decide When — and How — to Reopen Atheist ‘Completely Destroys’...

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Thursday, 07 May 2020 03:09

What would Rachel do? Featured

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What would Rachel do? The question arises from an online article on the first anniversary of popular progressive Christian Rachel Held Evans’ death – “What would Rachel Held Evans do?“ Whether or not intended, this reminds me of the phrase often evoked by Red-Letter Social...

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Monday, 04 May 2020 06:51

Enigma of Man – God the Solution Featured

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In the Enigma of Man – God is the Solution. In his book Our Reasonable Faith, Herman Bavinck wrote that “Man is an enigma, whose only solution can be found in God.” Bavinck’s comment is cited in Ian Hamilton’s The Faith-Shaped Life. Bavinck also noted Darwin’s...

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Sunday, 03 May 2020 08:00

Christian News Weekly Recap April 27 – May 2, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap April 27 – May 2, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday April 27, 2020 Tenn. Gov. Points to Christ at Drive-In Service: ‘We Know Where Our Hope Comes From’ Danish Bible Society responds to...

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Thursday, 30 April 2020 06:09

Pretribbers Thessalonians and Hobby Horses Featured

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The problem with Pretribbers, Thessalonians and Hobby Horses… Ah, those poor pretribulationists – they never seem to get it right. Or so I’m told.   For a bunch of reasons these days I’m less motivated to ride my prophecy hobby-horse. There are other things I want to...

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Monday, 27 April 2020 08:10

Twenty-first Century Evangelicalism and Sin Featured

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The problem with Twenty-first Century Evangelicalism and sin isn’t just an issue of quantity. It is its overall neglect of sin’s true nature. In his book The Faith-Shaped Life Ian Hamilton cites George Swinnock, who was addressing the problem of the attitude to sin in his day. In...

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Sunday, 26 April 2020 07:48

Christian News Weekly Recap April 20 – 25, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap April 20 – 25, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday April 20, 2020 Christians Are ‘Treated Very Unfairly’ by Politicians in U.S., Trump Says Zondervan Publishes ‘Quran with...

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Monday, 20 April 2020 06:43

Prayer For Deliverance From The World Featured

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A Prayer For Deliverance From The World. This is a prayer by Philip Doddridge. It appears in the book Piercing Heaven – Prayers of the Puritans. The beginning of the book has a quote from Puritan Thomas Watson (1620-1686): That prayer is most likely to pierce heaven which first pierces...

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Sunday, 19 April 2020 08:58

Christian News Weekly Recap April 13 – 18, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap April 13 – 18, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday April 13, 2020 Trump: ‘The Light of Christ Will Always Triumph’ Because ‘He Has Defeated Death’ Mayor Rescinds $500 Fines...

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Thursday, 16 April 2020 07:30

The Faith-Shaped Life: Book Review Featured

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Book review for “The Faith-Shaped Life” by Ian Hamilton published by The Banner of Truth (paperback 156 pages). And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Heb 11:6 I can’t...

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Monday, 13 April 2020 08:46

Prayer and Spiritual Warfare – Spurgeon – Review Featured

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This post is a review of “Prayer and Spiritual Warfare,” by Charles H Spurgeon. This six-book edition was published in 1998 by Whitaker House (paperback 575 pages). Note: Since “Prayer and Spiritual Warfare” is actually six books in one, any proper review of this...

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Sunday, 12 April 2020 08:30

Christian News Weekly Recap April 6 – 11, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap April 6 – 11, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday April 6, 2020 Dozens of churches granted legal status in Egypt Greg Laurie’s Palm Sunday webcast draws 1.3M viewers Brazil’s President...

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Thursday, 09 April 2020 02:49

Where Must Faith Always Look Featured

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Where Must Faith Always Look? I’m sure we all know that the answer is Christ – at least we ought to! I know, but I’m afraid I don’t always live it. I need constant reminders. So this isn’t me sermonizing (I’m unqualified); it’s a confession of my failing,...

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Monday, 06 April 2020 08:20

Praise to the Redeemer – Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah Featured

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Praise to the Redeemer – Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, amen. This hymn by Robert Robinson (1778) appears in Spurgeon’s Own Hymn Book. Don’t let the archaic language put you off. Praise to the Redeemer MIGHTY God! While angels bless Thee,May an infant lisp Thy name?Lord of...

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Sunday, 05 April 2020 10:09

Christian News Weekly Recap March 30 – April 4, 2020 Featured

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Christian News Weekly Recap March 30 – April 4, 2020 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday March 30, 2020 Florida obtains arrest warrant for pastor that held large Sunday services NYC Mayor Threatens to Close Churches...

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