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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Monday, 24 July 2017 04:29

The Basics of Bible Interpretation: Quiz 2

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This quiz follows Lessons 6. To prepare for the quiz, you can consult the study guide here. When you’re ready to take the quiz, submit your request here and you will receive the quiz by email.

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Monday, 24 July 2017 04:29

The Basics of Bible Interpretation: Lesson 7

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This is the seventh lesson in the Faith Baptist Church Bible Institute class, The Basics of Bible Interpretation. The lesson is entitled Understanding Historical Narrative. Lecture Audio: coming soon Lecture Slides: click here Lecture Notes: click here Historical Narrative...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:29

Earthly Pleasures Were Never Meant to Satisfy

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C. S. Lewis thoughtfully observed that “if we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 05:38

The Most Sensible Explanation

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Bible Christianity provides the most sensible explanation for the origins of life. Jefrey Breshears explains it this way: It is impossible that non-living matter could spontaneously produce life for the simple reason that non-living matter has no potential to produce life. Life-producing energy has...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 01:32

Bible Study: Training Church Leadership

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Looking for a Bible study series for training church leadership? Then check out this six-part series! Though God expects pastors to provide ministry training for all church members, he expects them to give increased attention to those who demonstrate leadership potential. The things that you have...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 06:30

Facebook Cannot Replace Your Church

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At a recent Facebook rally in Chicago, Mark Zuckerberg suggested that the social network behemoth can effectively replace institutions like “churches and Little Leagues.” Through new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, he aims to draw people together into Facebook Groups to serve...

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Sunday, 09 July 2017 08:48

The Basics of Bible Interpretation: Lesson 6

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This is the sixth lesson in the Faith Baptist Church Bible Institute class, The Basics of Bible Interpretation. The provides helpful guidelines and perspective for reading legal and poetic passages of Scripture in a responsible way. Lecture Audio: click here Lecture Slides: click...

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What role does music play in your daily life? How does music find its way into your habits, thoughts, and ways of doing things? How can a believer use music in his or her daily quiet time with God? How can a Christian better prepare him or herself for Lord’s Day worship with their church?...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 09:21

The Basics of Bible Interpretation: Lesson 5

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This is the fifth lesson in the Faith Baptist Church Bible Institute class, The Basics of Bible Interpretation. The lesson is entitled What’s In a Word? Lecture Audio: click here Lecture Slides: click here Lecture Notes: click here Salvation Worksheet: click here Have questions or...

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Standard, biblical advice for a healthy marriage encourages the husband to love his wife unconditionally and the wife to respect her husband unconditionally (Eph. 5:33). But should a husband respect his wife and a wife love her husband? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to consider this important...

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 05:17

Episode 105: True Love is Not a Feeling

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“I just don’t feel like I love him anymore.” “The feeling isn’t there.” “I’ve fallen out of love with her.” Sad and unfortunate statements like this happen frequently in marriage counseling sessions the world over. But the problem with words...

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Saturday, 17 June 2017 05:01

Episode 104: Being a Good Father

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A man who has children is a father, but a man who takes responsibility to meet the needs of his children is a good father. So what do children need from a father? They need a provider, encourager, teacher, and spiritual leader. Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller to take a quick but important look into...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 03:32

True Love Is Not a Feeling

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“I just don’t feel like I love him anymore.” “The feeling isn’t there.” “I’ve fallen out of love with her.” Sad and unfortunate statements like this happen frequently in marriage counseling sessions the world over. But the problem with words...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 00:32

Respect Your Wife and Love Your Husband

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Love and Respect, by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, is a very helpful book for marriage counseling. It describes the Crazy Cycle and the Energizing Cycle. It recommends the C-O-U-P-L-E and C-H-A-I-R-S acronyms. And it does all of this based upon Ephesians 5:33, which it calls the “simple secret...

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 11:51

The Basics of Bible Interpretation: Lesson 4

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This is the fourth lesson in the Faith Baptist Church Bible Institute class, The Basics of Bible Interpretation. The lesson is entitled Cultural Considerations. Lecture Audio: click here Lecture Slides: click here Lecture Notes: click here Recommended Resources: click here Cultural Challenges...

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 06:34

Trusting in God: A Bible Study for Children

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Looking for a 5-day Bible study for children? The purpose of this Bible study is to teach children their need to trust in our great and wonderful God in a personal, individual way. Children can use this for personal devotions in the morning, then parents can use it as a review guide for family...

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Looking for a 5-day Bible study for children? This daily guide will teach children the importance of hard work. Children can use this for personal devotions in the morning, then parents can use it as a review guide for family devotions in the evening. Click here to download the PDF study guide for...

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This is the homework assignment that follows Lesson 3. You should complete this worksheet prior to Lesson 4. Click here to download the worksheet. Have fun!

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