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

Friday, 05 June 2020 07:14

Understanding Depression

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What is Depression?

Depression is a multifaceted issue. Psychology has given us a handy label for these particular set of emotions. However, a label does not tell us thecause or thetreatment. It is used to describe a particular set of emotions without any differentiation between whether it...

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Thursday, 28 May 2020 21:00

Understanding Anger

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Emotions: God’s and Man’s

The Bible is full of descriptions of emotions: both God’s and man’s. God has revealed this aspect of Himself to us. He has revealed His emotion’s to us, so that we can learn from them so that we may honor and glorify Him in all aspects of...

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It’s easy to lock up as a counselor. For me, the most difficult session is the very first one. Breaking the ice is hard for me. It can be frustrating to know what to say, how to build trust, how to show that you care about someone you may have just met. Here are six ways that we can lay the...

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020 11:01

You Are A Slave to the Master That You Serve.

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Pastor Andrew Rappaport recently held a podcast show, Table Talk Online hosted by Jordan Ravanes. The topic was “Biblical Slavery” ( Watch Here), and it was a powerful lesson in Biblical truth. It is the kind of lesson that you get when you sit under a solid teacher who really...

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Thursday, 30 April 2020 21:00

Biblical Counseling: Introductory Session

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So you are setting up a counseling ministry at your church. You have a new client. Everyone is looking forward to this. But sometimes, that first introductory meeting can be a bit daunting. What all do you need to cover? How do you get the ball rolling? 

 

Here are a few things that may be...

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:00

Longing to Worship Together Again

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I sit here a bit saddened after the fifth Lord's Day without corporate worship.  It saddens me that many church bodies have not been able to gather as we are called to do and worship God together.  Yes, many are able to use technology to in some way worship, but let's be real, better yet,...

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Thursday, 23 April 2020 21:00

Jude 1:4

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“For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”  Jude 1:4

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For certain persons...

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Saturday, 18 April 2020 07:01

Law of Cleansing a Leper

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Leviticus 14:1-32

The Role of the Priest in Red and the Role of the Healed Leper in Blue

  1. Leper bought to the priest (v. 2)
  2. Priest Goes outside the camp (v. 3)
  3. Priest inspects the healed leper
  4. Priest gets preparations: (v.4)
  5. Two birds
  6. Cedarwood
  7. A scarlet string
  8. Hyssop
Priest kills...

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Friday, 17 April 2020 07:56

Jude 1:3

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“Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.” Jude 1:3

Beloved,

We can see at the very opening of verse...

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Saturday, 11 April 2020 18:00

Come, Let Us Worship: A Risen Savior, A Chastised Church Featured

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Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

Easter Sunday in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Twenty will be marked – solely we pray – as an historic, sadly memorable event in the history of the church. So early into the...

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Monday, 06 April 2020 04:45

God is Strong Enough to Carry You

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“Let not your burden rest upon yourselves; for ye cannot bear it, and must finally perish beneath its weight.  …But, confident and full of joy, cast it from you and throw it on God, and say: Heavenly Father, thou art my Lord and God, who didst create me when I was nothing;...

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Saturday, 28 March 2020 18:00

Come, Let Us Worship: Is This Judgment?

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Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

“For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17...

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Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

“News may come that truth is sick, but never that it is dead.” 

William Gurnall

As the world, in its increasing and willful self-distancing from God, turned from modernism to...

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Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:00

Book Review: Reset for Parents

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Reset for Parents:How to Keep Your Kids from Backsliding
By Todd Friel  

Book Overview

 “The statistic that 60-80% of our kids “lose the faith” reveals that Christian parents are producing more false converts than true. Clearly we are doing something...

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Saturday, 14 March 2020 18:00

Come, Let Us Worship: The Sacrifice of The Gospel

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Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

“In these days, I feel bound to go over the elementary truths of the gospel repeatedly. In peaceful times, we may feel free to make excursions into interesting districts of truth which lie far...

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Thursday, 12 March 2020 21:00

Jude 1:1-2

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Introduction

We begin here with an in-depth study of the Book of Jude. Historically, we know that Apostasy had crept into the church. The church has always been assailed by evil men. These wicked men prey on the weak and spiritually immature. Jude is writing to warn us about such men. It is...

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Monday, 09 March 2020 04:15

A Scripture Rejected in Practice

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There is a passage of Scripture that seems to be very neglected in the Church these days.  Many will say they agree with it but in practice, they don't appear to be doing what they say.  I'm sure this rejection is done with many passages, but the one I am about to write  is:

But as...

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Saturday, 07 March 2020 16:00

Come, Let Us Worship: Listening In Worship

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Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

“Judas heard all Christ’s sermons.”

 Thomas Goodwin

The words are absolutely chilling.

We ought here to find our breath halted. These words, properly apprehended, should drain...

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Thursday, 05 March 2020 20:00

Book Review: The New Calvanism

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Book Overview

“Will the New Calvinism last?” A focus on sola Scriptura, ecclesiology and commitment to the local church, pursuit of holiness, the work of the Holy Spirit in ministry and living, and a call to biblical discernment: without these things New Calvinism is just a fad.

Who...

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Saturday, 22 February 2020 17:00

Come, Let Us Worship: Zeal For Your House

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Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

“Come Get Naked With 5000 of Your Closest Friends Without Taking Off Your Clothes.”

In our post-modern culture where tolerance demands there be no contradictions and no conflicts of...

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 20:00

Reasons to Leave a Church

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The church is an Extension of Your Family

Your church should be an extension of your own family, for they are your spiritual family. Your church family walks with you during life’s difficult trials and rejoices with you during life’s celebrations. It is a close-knit family from...

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Saturday, 15 February 2020 17:00

Come, Let Us Worship: The Fight Of Our Faith

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Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

“While all things are quiet and comfortable, we live by sense rather than faith.  But the worth of a soldier is never known in times of peace.” Thomas Manton

Originally published...

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Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:00

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

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Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,

Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,

Call for songs of loudest praise.

Teach me some melodious sonnet,

Sung by flaming tongues above.

Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,

Mount of Thy redeeming love.

 

Sorr...

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Saturday, 08 February 2020 17:00

Come, Let Us Worship: Sanctified … by His Doing

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Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Psalm 95:6

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day,...

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Friday, 07 February 2020 03:40

Gentleness is not Weakness, it’s Strength

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“Let your gentleness be evident to all.” Philippians 4:5

The Bible is replete with commands for us to be gentle. I know some people who have a lot of gentleness. And these are the people whom I admire the most. This is because gentleness doesn’t come very naturally to me. But the...

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