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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Sunday, 16 July 2017 06:05

Evangelical Louie Giglio And Wife Shelley Paying Worship To Pope Francis At ‘Renewal With The Spirit’ 2015

There could be another pressing factor in the Pope’s enthusiasm for such meetings – a wave of conversions, particularly in Latin America, where it is estimated that100 million Catholics have converted to evangelical Christianity. Now, it appears that Pope Francis would like to...

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Written by Geoffrey Grider
Sunday, 16 July 2017 05:40

Get Your Own Dirt

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The secular (atheist) scientist says to God…

“Hey, we scientists have figured out how to make life from dirt, just as described in that book of Yours, Genesis.

God: Oh yeah?

Scientist: Yep

God: Show Me.

Scientist: No problem!

So, the scientist started to gather some dirt, and just as he was...

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Written by theidolbabbler
Sunday, 16 July 2017 05:37

Perfuming Jesus With Your Praise

“Behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment…” (Luke 7:37).

A Nameless Woman

Luke begins this little story with the striking phrase, “Behold, a...

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Written by Justin Huffman
Sunday, 16 July 2017 05:30

Episode 103- Gaye Clark- The Church’s Role in Ministering to Sex Trafficking Victims

Welcome to the 103rd episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Gaye Clark on The Church’s Role in Ministering to Sex Trafficking Victims.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Gaye’s experience with sex trafficking.
  • The work of ICare.
  • The...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 16 July 2017 05:00

This Week’s Blog Schedule

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Sunday, 16 July 2017 04:33

National Churches Under the New Testament

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A Commentarie Upon the Book of Revelation
pp. 511-516.

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders,...

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Written by Seni Adeyemi
Sunday, 16 July 2017 02:51

Novenson’s New Book on Messianism

A slightly belated congratulation of my colleague, Matthew Novenson, on the publication of his book, The Grammar of Messianism:  An Ancient Jewish Political Idiom and its Users (Oxford University Press, 2017; the publisher’s online catalog entry here).  He is featured...

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Written by larryhurtado
Sunday, 16 July 2017 01:00

The Pilgrim’s Heart Part 6 – The Selfless Heart Featured

by Mike Ratliff

18 And it happened that while He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, “Who do the people say that I am?” 19 They answered and said, “John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has...

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Written by Mike Ratliff
Sunday, 16 July 2017 00:00

Matt Dillahunty debates David Robertson on atheism, morality and evil

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OK. So I think it’s safe to say that of all the Christian apologists out there, David Robertson is my least favorite debater. Why? Many reasons, but mostly because he does not bring in evidence, especially scientific evidence. And he seems...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 15 July 2017 23:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Authors: EBenz...

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Written by EBenz
Saturday, 15 July 2017 23:17

Lucky Dipping Featured

In RC Sproul's class called Knowing Scripture, in lesson 4, "Literal Interpretation," Sproul taught against a certain popular method of decision making he calls "lucky dipping."In this method, when the believer wants to hear from God or wants to make a decision, they ask God to lead and guide them,...

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Written by The End Time
Saturday, 15 July 2017 23:08

30 Things You Need to Know About The Ministry of Jesus: #19 Jesus Transfigured Featured

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Broadcast date: July 16, 2017 | 11:15 AM

The Transfiguration was a glimpse of the glory of the Kingdom of God, shown to Peter, James, and John. Learn how the Transfiguration teaches us about the Second Coming and the establishment of the Kingdom.

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Written by Randy White
Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:58

INSCRIPTION!!!

Fun!

The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) Weblog

What a way to start the week!!!!

An inscription was found (by Hannah) during pottery washing, earlier today.

So far, all I will say is that it is quite similar, in its general characteristics, to the...

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Written by Jim
Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:57

Rethinking Church | Session 7 | The Focused Church Featured

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Dr. Randy White thinks it’s time to rethink church. Have we gotten so far away from the Scripture that we don’t even know what the church is? Join us on a journey of questioning the assumptions in this “Rethinking” series.

Should a church have multiple programs to reach all...

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Written by Randy White
Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:31

Those Admirable English Puritans

Radio transcript for the week of July 17-21 | Michael Gleghorn corrects a number of misunderstandings and stereotypes about the Puritans, suggesting there is much about them to admire.

Introducing the Puritans

J. I. Packer begins his book, A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian...

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Written by Michael Gleghorn
Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:21

St. Augustine Was Right About One Thing…

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“It is only to the holy books that are called ‘canonical’ that I give the honor of believing that none of their authors has erred. Others I read in such a way that, no matter how eminent they appear in knowledge and holiness, nevertheless I do not consider...

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Written by Jim
Saturday, 15 July 2017 21:00

Writing Great Books for Kids (and Reading Great Books To Kids)

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Parents love to buy their children good books. Christian parents love to buy their children good Christian books. Thankfully, we are well-served with excellent titles geared to children. Many of them come from the pen of Marty Machowski. I recently asked him about writing great books for kids (and...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 15 July 2017 20:00

Media and Their Reporting

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After reading many recent articles posted to news websites and printed in secular newspapers (let alone reading the plethora of blogs written by self-appointed supposed media) concerning Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, I am learning how much of today’s news...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 15 July 2017 20:00

Joy and Strength

Nehemiah told the people, "The joy of the LORD is your strength." (Neh 8:10) It's a warm thought, of course. It is (was?) a popular song. We clap and sing and it's wonderful. But in what sense could the joy of the Lord be your strength?Jesus said He came "that they may have life, and have it...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 15 July 2017 18:00

Sunday Morning Motivations for Preachers and Teachers: You are given spirit of Love

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t’s Sunday!  I know teaching, preaching and ministering is not always easy.  Among those things that can be difficult is to love those who are hard to love.  How can you preachers and teachers love those who are difficult who are in your ministries and class?

Similar to last...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 15 July 2017 18:00

Open Doors

“Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.” (Colossians 4:3-4)

This was Paul’s prayer request of the Colossian Christians, that...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 15 July 2017 17:32

Eugene Peterson, a postscript

I’m not sure what to make of Peterson’s view on homosexuality. He affirmed homosexuality, reversed his comments, and now his interviewer suggests that, at best, his retraction was disingenuous. This is the worst sort of spiritual confusion. Perhaps Lifeway should think a little longer...

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Written by Jeff Straub
Saturday, 15 July 2017 17:21

Ratzinger: “Barque of Peter is leaking, on the verge of capsizing”

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In a funeral message yesterday, former pope Joseph Ratzinger suggested that the Roman Catholic Church “has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing”. The message was related at the funeral of Cardinal Meisner, who was one of the dubia cardinals, (asking “Pope...

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Written by John Bugay
Saturday, 15 July 2017 17:00

WHI-1371 | Is Faith Opposed to Evidence?

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

Sometimes when discussing evidence for the Christian faith, a person may respond by asking, “What room does this leave for faith?” This question actually reveals a misunderstanding of the Christian view of faith which is grounded in factual claims about the...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 15 July 2017 16:00

GOD’S LIVING WORDS OF TRUTH, HOPE, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND WARNINGS, TO START YOUR DAY

INTRODUCTION – FOR THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO THIS SERIES Because there seems to be such a lack of emphasis on God’s Word these days, I wanted to start a new series that will simply focus on God’s Word. So, Lord willing, at the beginning of each and every day I will just be sharing...

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Saturday, 15 July 2017 15:55

Understanding and winning the current culture wars

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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson needs to get the widest possible audience. "Postmodernism needs to be starved at its sources"

Authors: John Bugay...

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Written by John Bugay
Saturday, 15 July 2017 15:15

Try This When You Are Sad

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"Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof."-- Psalm 102:13-14

A selfish man in trouble is exceedingly hard to comfort, because the springs of his comfort lie entirely...

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Written by Charles Spurgeon
Saturday, 15 July 2017 15:05

July 16: Van Horn on WSC Q. 18

STUDIES IN THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM by Rev. Leonard T. Van Horn

Q. 18. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell?

A. The sinfulness of that estate wherein man fell, consists in the guilt of Adam’s first sin, the want of original righteousness, and the...

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Written by archivist
Saturday, 15 July 2017 15:00

The Concept of Divine Control

…how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! —Matthew 7:11

Jesus is laying down the rules of conduct in this passage for those people who have His Spirit. He urges us to keep our minds filled with the concept of God’s control over...

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Written by RSS | My Utmost For His Highest
Saturday, 15 July 2017 15:00

Joshua 23; Acts 3; Jeremiah 12; Matthew 26

Written by: Don Carson

Joshua 23; Acts 3; Jeremiah 12; Matthew 26

ACTS 3 INCLUDES A BRIEF REPORT of a sermon preached impromptu. (Though like many impromptu sermons, doubtless it was made up of pieces Peter had used before!) There are many points of immense interest.

(1) Peter repeatedly ties the...

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Written by Don Carson
Saturday, 15 July 2017 14:57

Head Coverings Re-Examined

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One of the more important books released in 2017 is Andy Naselli’s, How to Understand and Apply the New Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology (Presbyterian & Reformed). What follows is one example of why I so greatly appreciate Andy’s book.

In his...

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Written by John Samson
Saturday, 15 July 2017 14:08

The Crisis of a Christless Christianity

The Christian life is a life that is lived IN CHRIST. That is to say, to walk IN HIM is to live as a Christian. Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship.

“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him… beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 15 July 2017 14:05

Taking the Low Place and High Road

Written by: Scotty Smith

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. (James 4:10 NIV)

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (Prov. 11:2 NIV)

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Eph. 4:2 NIV)

Blessed are the...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 15 July 2017 14:01

What Does God Want?

JULY 16
What Does God Want?
“I am the Way.” JOHN 14:6

What is God after? What does He seek from us? What does He want? First and foremost, He desires a people who will be conformed to the image of His Son, that they may demonstrate the preeminence of Christ in all things. But how does He...

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Written by Chip Brogden
Saturday, 15 July 2017 14:00

Sunday Praise: One Thing Remains Kutless

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Stand firm in Christ,Chase

Authors: Chase...

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Written by Chase
Saturday, 15 July 2017 12:48

CFTP | Episode #58 | The Benedict Arnold Option w/Guest JD Hall | Live Hangout Featured

Join NCT West Coast Divines for a discussion with Bro. JD Hall about his forthcoming  book The Benedict Arnold Option a critique of Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option that is gaining ground among the Evangelical Intelligentsia.  Should Christians retreat from the “Culture...

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Written by Paul Kaiser
Saturday, 15 July 2017 12:41

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.Barbara Aland, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, and Bruce Metzger, eds.The Greek New Testament with Dictionaryhttp://www....

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Written by BibleX
Saturday, 15 July 2017 10:17

‘Doing’ Theology

‪Theology is more than talking about God. It’s thinking about God WITH the church in its life and faith and then describing the results.‬  Any dimwit can talk about God but that doesn’t mean they are doing theology any more than someone talking about the weather is...

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Written by Jim
Saturday, 15 July 2017 08:34

Universalism's “World” and “Everyone” Featured

Truths We Believe About God, Part 8A Biblical & Theological Rejection of Wm. Paul Young’s book, Lies We Believe About God

Part 1: Truths We Believe About God
Part 2: Doing the Universalist Twist
Part 3: OUR Way or THE Way?
Part 4: An Imaginary Cosmic Reality
Part 5: Universalism &...

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Written by Discernment Research Group
Saturday, 15 July 2017 08:12

The ‘forked tongue’ of Hillsong and ‘genuine’ Carl Lentz (Part 4).

In part one of this series, we highlighted how Carl Lentz tries to “uncool” himself and his Hillsong church in America.

The ‘forked tongue’ of Hillsong and the ‘genuine’ Carl Lentz (Part 1).

In part two of this series, we heard ‘uncool’ Carl Lentz...

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Written by churchwatcher
Saturday, 15 July 2017 07:00

EChurch@Wartburg – 7.16.17

Eternal Life

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Written by deb
Saturday, 15 July 2017 06:46

Gospel + Safety + Time = a church where anyone can grow

Written by: Ray Ortlund

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Gospel + safety + time.  It’s what everyone needs.  A lot of gospel + a lot of safety + a lot of time.

Gospel: good news for bad people through the finished work of Christ on the cross and the endless power of the Holy Spirit.  Multiple exposures. ...

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Written by Ray Ortlund
Saturday, 15 July 2017 06:07

If Only

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“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21).

We fear that many believers today take the things of the Lord far too lightly. Of course, the concern is that at the end of their life they are going to look back with regret at what could have been, if only! When you come...

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Written by Pastor Paul M. Sadler
Saturday, 15 July 2017 05:59

The New Age Mess Called the Message

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I have looked at The Message a few times in past years, and I saw it as a blatant perversion of God’s Holy Word. I just thought that someone tried to make the Bible “hip” or more relevant for our times. But now I am seeing clearly that this unholy mess is completely New Age. I...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Saturday, 15 July 2017 05:00

Review: Rogue Heroes

Note: I’m away at the moment preaching at a church retreat.  But here’s this weekend’s nonfiction reading review…because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading.

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Ben Macintyre. Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special...

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Written by SLIMJIM