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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Friday, 09 June 2017 08:04

We Must Live With This

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image“Let anyone who has no love for the Lord be accursed.” (1 Cor 16:22, NET)

This verse seems to dangle there with no immediately apparent connection to what precedes it or follows. Paul placed this thought in the very last handful of sentences in the first letter to the Corinthians....

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Friday, 09 June 2017 08:04

We Must Live With This

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image“Let anyone who has no love for the Lord be accursed.” (1 Cor 16:22, NET)

This verse seems to dangle there with no immediately apparent connection to what precedes it or follows. Paul placed this thought in the very last handful of sentences in the first letter to the Corinthians....

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:52

What Does it Mean to Believe in Christ?

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imageTo believe in Christ is to whole-heartedly, with mind and life, buy into the supreme value and status of Christ along with the system of truth and way of life He represents. Trust, or faith in Him, who has alone done what is necessary for our forgiveness and complete salvation now and forever, is a...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:52

What Does it Mean to Believe in Christ?

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imageTo believe in Christ is to whole-heartedly, with mind and life, buy into the supreme value and status of Christ along with the system of truth and way of life He represents. Trust, or faith in Him, who has alone done what is necessary for our forgiveness and complete salvation now and forever, is a...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:50

Seeking Assurance?

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imageThe “security of the believer” is the unchanging objective reality that God has forgiven us and has accepted us through Jesus Christ forever.

The “assurance of the believer” is the sometimes shifting subjective confidence that God has forgiven us and has accepted us through...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:50

Seeking Assurance?

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imageThe “security of the believer” is the unchanging objective reality that God has forgiven us and has accepted us through Jesus Christ forever.

The “assurance of the believer” is the sometimes shifting subjective confidence that God has forgiven us and has accepted us through...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:48

Tolerance Trouble

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imageThe Corinthian church boasted about it’s tolerance of the incestuous man who was permitted to retain membership and acceptance within the Corinthian church. They were congratulating themselves for such open-mindedness when they should have been weeping. Their tolerance was beyond even what...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:48

Tolerance Trouble

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imageThe Corinthian church boasted about it’s tolerance of the incestuous man who was permitted to retain membership and acceptance within the Corinthian church. They were congratulating themselves for such open-mindedness when they should have been weeping. Their tolerance was beyond even what...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:45

Missionary or Missionary Worker?

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imageMissionaries must have other workers, long and short term, to assist. Many of these will naturally come from among those who show promise as converts through the missionary’s efforts. Paul, though perhaps exceptional in his management skills, had 38 whose names appear as likely assistants at...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:45

Missionary or Missionary Worker?

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imageMissionaries must have other workers, long and short term, to assist. Many of these will naturally come from among those who show promise as converts through the missionary’s efforts. Paul, though perhaps exceptional in his management skills, had 38 whose names appear as likely assistants at...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:43

He’ll Stand

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imageThe following words by Paul the Apostle make for tangible peace between sincerely conscientious Christians who differ in convictions: “Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand” (Romans...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:43

He’ll Stand

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imageThe following words by Paul the Apostle make for tangible peace between sincerely conscientious Christians who differ in convictions: “Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand” (Romans...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:41

Law Confusion

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imageIt is an often repeated mistake for Bible readers to assume that “the works of the Law” means any good work or act of obedience to God.

However, Paul appears to mean by this term in his first century context “the externalities of the Mosaic Law”. If someone said, “You...

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Friday, 09 June 2017 07:41

Law Confusion

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imageIt is an often repeated mistake for Bible readers to assume that “the works of the Law” means any good work or act of obedience to God.

However, Paul appears to mean by this term in his first century context “the externalities of the Mosaic Law”. If someone said, “You...

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:21

Living By the Prophets Words

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Prophets like Moses and Paul, John and Isaiah had amazing encounters with the Lord. But we are to step out in faith without having similar experiences. You should not expect that God has to prove that what has been written is required of us by an additional vision, appearance, voice, or impression.

W...

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:10

Jesus and Joseph

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Like Jesus, Joseph was the special son of his father, beloved; like Jesus, Joseph was hated because his father loved him and because of his words and predictions of future authority; like Jesus, Joseph was plotted against; like Jesus, Joseph was stripped of a wonderful tunic, made bloody; like...

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:21

Living By the Prophets Words

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Prophets like Moses and Paul, John and Isaiah had amazing encounters with the Lord. But we are to step out in faith without having similar experiences. You should not expect that God has to prove that what has been written is required of us by an additional vision, appearance, voice, or impression.

W...

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:10

Jesus and Joseph

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Like Jesus, Joseph was the special son of his father, beloved; like Jesus, Joseph was hated because his father loved him and because of his words and predictions of future authority; like Jesus, Joseph was plotted against; like Jesus, Joseph was stripped of a wonderful tunic, made bloody; like...

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Friday, 27 May 2016 10:32

Jacob Saw Christ

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Jacob, on his flight to Paddam-Aram, had a dream of a ladder leading to heaven with the Lord at the top and angels descending and ascending. This took place at what he would call Bethel, or “house of God.” “And behold, the Lord stood above it and said…” is a phrase...

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Friday, 27 May 2016 10:32

Jacob Saw Christ

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Jacob, on his flight to Paddam-Aram, had a dream of a ladder leading to heaven with the Lord at the top and angels descending and ascending. This took place at what he would call Bethel, or “house of God.” “And behold, the Lord stood above it and said…” is a phrase...

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When whimpering Gideon hid himself from the Midianites in the winepress while threshing his wheat, the angel of the Lord appeared to him with this striking greeting: “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!”

Man of valor? In Gideon’s mind, nothing could be further from the...

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Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Ministry Report From Colombia, March 2016

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I just returned from a 3-week trip to beautiful Santa Elena, Colombia where I was teaching at the Instituto Bíblico Reformado Nueva Providencia. The teaching format was kind of a cross between a Bible Intensive Retreat and The Muller Center for Biblical Studies in which we studied the books...

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A man once spent twenty minutes and twenty seconds of his life one day looking at two different emails. The first email was from a local store that shared all of its weekly deals. He studied it in detail, not only hoping to find a great offer, but also to see what was new in the world of...

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Thursday, 28 January 2016 09:57

The Word Was In the World: Doing What?

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He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.” Jn 1:10

We know that the “Word was made flesh and dwelt among us” (v 14), and that He “explained” the Father (v 18), but what was the Son doing before all this? I believe, properly...

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 09:49

What to Ask Myself Before I Teach the Bible

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The results of our teaching are entirely God’s business. But it is our business to be as prepared as possible. This not only means that we must know our subject, but that we must be spiritually-minded and intentional. The following are questions to ask yourself before you teach others:

  • Have I...

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