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 04:08

The Power of Good News Featured

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A Godly Response to a Pandemic – Part 12 Series Overview Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The COVID-19…

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Wednesday, 03 June 2020 09:30

What Is Your Conscience? Featured

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1 Corinthians 8:7; 1 Timothy 1:5, 19; Titus 1:15 If you’re like most Christians, you know you have a conscience but you don’t really know what it is and what to do…

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Monday, 01 June 2020 01:31

Welcoming the Word Featured

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1 Thessalonians 2:13 Have you read any good books lately? This seems like a dinner table question, doesn’t it? We might ask something like this when we are fishing for something to…

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Friday, 29 May 2020 06:24

Don’t Forget to Laugh! Featured

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A Godly Response to a Pandemic – Part 11 Series Overview Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The COVID-19…

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Wednesday, 27 May 2020 11:56

The Conscience Challenge We Face Featured

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Romans 13-14 Should you take the cash or not? Imagine for a moment that you’re walking around your neighborhood to get some fresh air. You’re deep in thought, minding your own business,…

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Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:45

Let’s Be Different Together Featured

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Ephesians 4:17-24 Ephesus was a pagan city. By this I mean that the people who lived there neither followed the one, true God, nor did they know much about him. Like any…

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Friday, 22 May 2020 03:30

Making Plans for an Uncertain Future Featured

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A Godly Response to a Pandemic – Part 10 Series Overview Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The COVID-19…

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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 11:24

Finding Our Hiding Place in God Featured

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Psalm 61:1-8 Running … Always Running When I was a child and even when I was a teenager, I experienced a specific, recurring dream at nighttime. The details of the setting always…

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Sunday, 17 May 2020 12:47

A Delightful Picture Book Inspired by Job 28 Featured

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NKJV translators call Job 28 “Job’s Discourse on Wisdom” and it’s a hidden Old Testament gem for sure. Buried in the heart of Job’s final defense to his so-called “friends,” this chapter…

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Sunday, 17 May 2020 00:45

How the Church Works Featured

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Ephesians 4:11-16 Can you guess what my favorite television program was as a child? Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood! I appreciated how he spoke in a gentle, patient manner and focused on thoughtful, reassuring…

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Friday, 15 May 2020 02:21

Our Plans and What Really Happens Featured

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A Godly Response to a Pandemic – Part 9 Series Overview Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The COVID-19…

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020 11:44

Loyal When God Seems Disloyal Featured

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Psalms of lament express loyal devotion to God. Christian theologian and pastor, James Montgomery Boice, has summarized the first half of Psalm 89 like this: “Great is your faithfulness” (Psa 89:1-37). Then…

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Sunday, 10 May 2020 00:45

The Spoils of War Featured

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Ephesians 4:1-16 New York sports teams haven’t won a championship since 2012. On Feb 5, 2012, the New York football Giants flew to Indianapolis, IN to play their infamous nemesis, the New…

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Saturday, 09 May 2020 02:20

A Future and a Hope? Featured

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A Godly Response to a Pandemic – Part 8 Series Overview Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The COVID-19…

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 11:41

Praise for God’s Endless Loyalty Featured

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Psalm 136:1-26 Psalm 136 is called the “Great Hallel” and it is the climactic song of praise that Israelite people sing at the Passover celebration. We don’t know who wrote this psalm…

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Sunday, 03 May 2020 00:45

Walking Lessons for Christians Featured

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Ephesians 4:1-6 Let’s meet Jarrod and Pierre. Jarrod lives in a posh, uptown condo that overlooks Grand Central Park. He wears designer threads, drives a Porsche Turbo, attends all the Broadway shows…

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Thursday, 30 April 2020 06:14

What Are You Thinking? Featured

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A Godly Response to a Pandemic – Part 7 Series Overview Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The COVID-19…

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 09:15

A Psalm for Long-Term Trials Featured

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Psalm 13:1-6 When we’re going through a tough time, we often flip through the Psalms and look for a verse or psalm to help us. This approach is not unhelpful, just as…

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Sunday, 26 April 2020 00:45

Another Way to Pray for Christians Featured

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Ephesians 3:14-21   Let’s step into the prayer life of Paul – in prison. Can you picture him in a stone, cold prison in Rome? Morning sunlight streams into his cell, illuminating the…

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Friday, 24 April 2020 00:28

Flourishing from a Distance Featured

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A Godly Response to a Pandemic – Part 6 Series Overview Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The COVID-19…

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Sunday, 19 April 2020 00:45

An Inspiring Interruption Featured

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Ephesians 3:1-13 What’s the difference between Cory and Nisha? Let’s compare Cory and Nisha. At first glance, they seem quite similar. Both are grad students in a medical school specializing in neurological…

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Thursday, 16 April 2020 07:25

Godly Relationships in [a] Crisis Featured

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A Godly Response to a Pandemic – Part 5 Series Overview Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The COVID-19…

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:30

Here’s How Christians Suffer Featured

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Philippians 2:1-30 Get some background on Paul’s first visit to Philippi. When Paul first met the believers at Philippi, some good things happened (Acts 16:11-15). They formed into a small but growing…

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Saturday, 11 April 2020 06:48

Putting Death in Perspective Featured

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A Godly Response to a Pandemic – Part 4 Series Overview Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” The COVID-19…

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Sunday, 05 April 2020 00:45

Coming to Grips with God’s Mercy Featured

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Jonah 1-4 Tony is a hard-working, no-name lawyer in LA. He rescues small business owners from financial ruin. (He’s also a Christian.) One day his secretary informs him that a potential client…

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