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Proverbs 24:15-16 - Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not destroy his resting place;
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The Antinomian talks of comfort, but cries down mourning for sin. He is like a foolish patient who, having a pill prescribed him, licks the sugar but throws away the pill. - Thomas Watson (1620-86)
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Seeing the blind

How do you react when you see a blind man tapping his way through the obstacles of daily living? Do you empathize with him?

On pastors who doubt

Pastors sometimes doubt their own salvation, or the goodness of God, or perhaps even God's very existence. Pastors might wonder, am I being a person with integrity if I continue to minister when I have these doubts?

'Rebels without a clause': 10 times Dem. senators questioned Trump nominees' religious beliefs

One of the nation's leading Christian conservative advocacy organizations has called out 12 senators who have employed "unconstitutional religious tests" on Trump nominees in the past two years.

How the Gospel transformed a family practicing witchcraft

Santeria -- a form of modern witchcraft that fuses Catholic practices and African folk beliefs -- is prevalent in Cuba.

This Week in Christian History: Tolstoy excommunicated, Quakers protest slavery, Thomas Becket canonized

Here are just a few things that happened this week, Feb. 17-23, in Church history. They include the excommunication of Leo Tolstoy, the Quakers issuing America's first formal protest of slavery, and Thomas a Becket being made a saint.

The world is getting crazier, but that's why we do what we do

Today, when it seems like our culture is suffering from corporate delusion, our voice of sanity and clarity and morality is all the more needed.

Why leaders fall

With frequent headlines reporting the fall of leaders and the end of stellar ministries, we ask again: How could it happen?

China hearing gospel via Africa; church growing amid brutal persecution

As the Chinese economically invest in and build infrastructure in Africa, Africans are evangelizing China.

Actor Nick Loeb urges men to lead fight against abortion

Actor Nick Loeb, director of the upcoming film "Roe v. Wade," was in attendance for the 2019 Movieguide Awards last weekend and encouraged men to take the lead in the standing against abortion.

James Faulkner recalls being filled with 'Holy Spirit' in 'Paul: Apostle of Christ'

Hollywood actor James Faulkner, who's best known for his role in the series "Game of Thrones," says he was noticeably filled with the Holy Spirit as he portrayed St. Paul in the film "Paul: Apostle of Christ."

Kentucky Senate passes bill banning abortion when baby's heartbeat first detected

A bill that would ban abortion in Kentucky once a baby's heartbeat can be detected was passed by state senators Thursday.

New York drops lawsuit against Christian activist for protesting outside abortion clinic

A lawsuit New York state brought against a Christian pro-life activist who was accused of threatening patients and staff outside an abortion clinic in New York City was dropped earlier this week.

DC comics cancels 'blasphemous' Jesus superhero series, 'Second Coming'

DC Comics announced the cancelation of the series "Second Coming" after nearly a quarter of a million Christians protested against it.

So. Baptist leader Al Mohler apologizes for defending Sovereign Grace leader CJ Mahaney

A prominent Southern Baptist seminary president is apologizing for defending Sovereign Grace Church leader CJ Mahaney as the denomination's leaders respond to sex abuses allegations at Southern Baptist churches.

North Korean woman imprisoned for faith shares how God sustained her amid horrific abuses

A Christian survivor of a North Korean prison camp describes the horrific torture she endured for her faith and how God stayed with her through the brutality.

For what robot did Jesus die?

Recently, amazing claims have been made about robots. One of them is that people will start to fall in love with robots. Another is that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will one day eclipse man. There is even the claim that AI will one day eclipse God.

Know your enemy's schemes Part 1

To think that the enemy is not a clever strategist is one of the greatest lies we could ever allow ourselves to believe.

Why do we wrestle over Jesus' ethnicity?

The debate over Jesus' ethnicity has existed since the earliest days of Christianity. There are no descriptions of his physical appearance in the Bible. Some speculate it's intentionally been left out to keep the mystery of God intact. Why?

Abortion, miscarriage and human dignity

My wife and I suffered a miscarriage in October of last year. When we lost our little girl in the first trimester of my wife's pregnancy, we lost our daughter. Not a clump of cells, not just a fetus, but our own flesh-and-blood child.

Confessions of an accidental Muslim party crasher

I'm an accidental Muslim party crasher. Three years ago, I studied abroad in Amman, Jordan during Ramadan, a month when Muslims around the world fast every day from morning until night.

Lectionary Calendar
Monday, February 18th, 2019
the Sixth Week after Epiphany
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Today in Christian History
1678
John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" was first published, in England. Bunyan was frequently imprisoned for preaching without a license. During these sequestered times, between 1660-72, Bunyan collected the ideas enabling him to pen this masterpiece of Christian literature.
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Exodus 18,19; Proverbs 8; Hebrews 13:
Now Jethro, the priest of Midian and father-in-law of Moses, heard of everything God had done for Moses and for his people Israel, and how the had brought Israel out of Egypt.After Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro received herand her two sons. One son was named Gershom,for Moses said, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land”;and the other was named Eliezer,for he said, “My father’s God was my helper; he saved me from…
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