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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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 14:40

Divine Worship as Judgment Begins

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Text: Revelation 4

Several visions of the heavenly throne-room occur in Revelation, usually preceding punitive actions on earth implying divine sovereignty over all earthly events, for events in heaven determine events in the world (7.9–17; 8.1–5; 11.15–19; 14.2–3;...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:00

NASB Side Column Reference Bible (2017) Review

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Since at least 1973, the Side Column Reference Bible (SCR) has been a mainstay of the New American Standard Bible. It is the “workhorse” Bible for many a pastor, student, missionary, or at-home Christian who wants to know God better. It is the one Bible that I keep going back to,...

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Yeshua was a common alternative form of the name Y’hoshua or Joshua in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous, from which through the Latin Iesus comes the English spelling Jesus.

The first letter in the...

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This week’s lesson is the 7 Churches in Revelation. The notes you will find today are from my pastor, David Jeremiah.  You can find the notes and additional resources at http://www.davidjeremiah.org/site/articles/seven-churches-of-revelation-bible-study.aspx

While exiled on the...

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Monday, 22 May 2017 08:07

Freed By Grace

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Lately I have noticed that a number of my Calvinist friends are anathematizing Arminians for teaching something that they do not actually teach. Before I continue, I want to make clear that I am Calvinist, all five points but I am also a former adherent to Arminianism and I am currently a member of...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 14:11

A Brief Intro to Prevenient Grace

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In response to some things I have seen on social media lately, I want to address Prevenient Grace. We will deal with three primary questions: What is Prevenient Grace? Is Prevenient Grace a biblical idea? Is Prevenient Grace distinctly an Arminian doctrine?

Let’s begin with a definition of...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 13:13

Lord’s Day Preparation: Psalm 47:1=4

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In returning to our Lord’s Day Preparation, we turn to Psalm 47:1-4 (NASB). A psalm triumphant and joyful, it reminds us to celebrate the Lord with vigor

“O clap your hands, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy.For theLord Most High is to be feared, A great King over...

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:04

Rapture vs Glorious Appearing

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Differences Between Our Blessed Hope (the Rapture) and the Glorious Appearing (2nd Coming)
Before we look at some differences between the Rapture and the 2nd Coming, we need to look at 2 terms that the Bible uses for the event we call the Rapture of the Church.
The first is paralambano:...

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Saturday, 08 April 2017 13:21

Preparing Our Hearts to Worship: Palm Sunday Reading

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This week’s Lord’s Day Preparation will be a little different. Instead of a Psalm and devotional thought, we are going to provide the portion of Luke’s Gospel which recounts Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to begin Passion Week. I encourage you to meditate on this Scripture and...

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Saturday, 08 April 2017 06:55

ESV Pastor’s Bible Review

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If there is one organization that is committed to resourcing the local church, and especially pastors, it is Crossway. Crossway publishes dozens of different editions of the ESV Bible, Commentaries and other academic texts. Now, they have brought to the market, in a single volume, the ideal...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 13:14

CBP Classic Study Bible Review

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imageIf you’re a Baptist, and chances are good that you are, you have probably heard of the Classic Study Bible albeit under its other name, the Old Scofield Bible. First published in 1909, the Scofield Reference Bible has been a mainstay in Baptist and other circles and for good reason; the...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 04:35

CBP Large Print Thompson Chain Bible Review

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imageThompson Chain Reference Bible (TCR). It is one of the top two pure study Bibles that you can buy today. When I say it is a pure study Bible, I mean that it is free of any commentary and comes as close to not having any denominational bias as is possible, which is an amazing feat...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 23:16

On the Local Church

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First, thank you for your faithfulness and prayer. We are grateful for you taking the time to visit this site for the resources, here.  I want to make sure that we clarify something for you though; I need to make sure that you understand where we stand on church membership.

1. Exploring...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:18

The King Who’s Coming

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It is nearly impossible to look at the world without noticing that it has spun out of control and that’s the bad news. The good news is this: the world is right on schedule to meet its appointed culmination. How will this happen? Well if you will pardon the pop culture reference, it will...

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Monday, 03 April 2017 06:58

Apostle? Prophet? Prophetess? No

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I made the following statement on Facebook: “If the pastor of your church goes by Apostle, Prophet, Prophetess, or something similar, run far and run fast. The Biblical Offices of Apostle and Prophet closed when John the Apostle and Elder passed away on Patmos. There has not been...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 12:34

The Promise of a Davidic King

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There are several prophecies of the continuation of the Kingdom of David and of Messiah’s Rule. In this lesson, we will post a prophecy and the associated passage of Scripture, followed by the New Testament Fulfillment Passage.  (This lesson, is the precursor to the lesson The King...

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Sunday, 26 March 2017 12:38

Unmasking the Apocalypse Recording and Notes

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Text: Revelation 1:1-3

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Greek: apokalypsis (Luke 2:32; Rom. 8:19; 16:25; Gal. 1:12) Using the roots apo (G0575), “from, away,” and kalypto (G2572), “covering, veil,”...

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Sunday, 26 March 2017 00:33

Concord Reference Bible Review

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Concord Reference Bible: The King of KJV

 

When I think of the King James Version of the Bible, the first name that comes to mind is the Concord Reference Bible from Cambridge University Press. As cheesy as this may sound, holding the Concord feels different than holding any other KJV with one...

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Saturday, 25 March 2017 08:05

Cambridge Large Print Text Bible Review

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imageSometimes, you simply want the Bible and just the Bible with no helps and when that time comes, this is one that you want. Before we get into the review, a note: This Bible was acquired at my own expense. This review was not solicited by Cambridge University Press and they were not...

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Friday, 24 March 2017 21:36

Preparing Our Hearts to Worship: Psalm 34:1-3

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This Lord’s Day, March 26, we begin to look toward Resurrection Day and, in our hearts, we once again pause to ponder the magnificence of the Lord…

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. I will boast in the Lord; the humble will hear and be...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:19

NKJV Readers Reference Bible Review

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NKJV Reader’s Reference Bible Review

Scripture interprets Scripture; perhaps you have heard that before and you have wondered how that works out. Sure, there are plenty of reference Bibles on the market; some are end of verse and some are center-column but all of them can leave you wondering...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 08:17

Revelation Introduction and Outline

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Why Read Revelation?

“Why read this strange book? John gives a good clue in the first phrase, which introduces this book as “the revelation of Jesus Christ.” Revelation gives a unique picture of Jesus Christ, and the New Testament would be incomplete without...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 07:40

Lessons from Joshua that you don’t often hear

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In our Panorama of the Bible, we are in the Book of Joshua. We will cover some of the more familiar stories in the next lesson but, today, we are sharing two PDF documents that were provided by and used with the permission of the Thru the Bible Radio...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 01:22

Preparing Our Hearts for Worship-Psalm 90:2

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For our next Lord’s Day, March 19, we turn to one of my favorite verses in the Psalms and we will turn to my favorite English translation for our reading, the 1977 Edition of the NASB…

Psalm 90:2 (NASB77)

Before the mountains were born, or Thou didst give birth to the earth and the...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 22:08

Preparing our Hearts for Worship Psalm 116:1-2

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Our devotional for the coming Lord’s Day, March 11 2017, brings us my grandmother’s favorite Psalm, Psalm 116:1-2. I can vividly recall reading this at her funeral and finding it to be a great source of comfort; I hope it will be for you.

Psalm 116:1-2 

I love the LORD because...

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