- 1 Prayer, Bible reading and Christian conduct
- 2 Christian life and Christian apologetics blogs
- 3 Internet evangelism
- 4 Christianity articles
- 5 Protestantism
- 6 God's love
- 7 Audio Bibles
- 8 2014 Bible reading plan
- 9 Christian websites and blogs
- 10 Sermons and related material
- 11 Other sermons and related material - Classics
- 12 Various areas
- 13 Revivals
- 14 Fruits of the Spirit
- 15 Believers life and position in Christ - Romans, Ephesians and other books of the Bible
- 16 Messiah
- 17 God's wisdom vs. man's wisdom
- 18 Supernatural vs. naturalism
- 19 Divine healing
- 20 Contemporary Christianity history
- 21 Religious demographics for the 21st century
- 22 Christian apologetics initiatives
- 23 Christian apologetics events
- 24 Christian apologetics videos
- 25 Christian apologetics books
- 26 Christian apologetics organizations/websites
- 27 Christian apologetics related material
- 28 Christian apologetics online articles
- 29 Christian apologetics websites
- 30 Creation/ID apologetics
- 31 Millennials and Christianity
- 32 Bible inerrancy
- 33 Bible
- 34 Scripture memorization
- 34.1 Benefits of memorizing Scripture
- 34.2 Bible memorization books based on the phonetic system of mnemonics
- 34.3 How to memorize entire books of the Bible
- 34.4 University studies on Bible memorization
- 34.5 Creating new behaviors to replace habitual thinking
- 34.6 Benefits of learning biblical Greek/Hebrew
- 34.7 Learning Koine Greek
- 35 Application of the Bible in our lives
- 36 Bible versions
- 37 Proverbs: Chapters 1 to 4
- 38 Interesting Facts about the Bible
- 39 Christian Inspirational videos and testimonies
- 40 Christian Video Sharing Websites and channels
- 41 Christianity stats
- 42 Christianity
- 43 Church leadership
- 44 American religious landscape
- 45 Global resurgence of religion
- 46 Evangelism
- 47 Christian leadership
- 48 Christian website stats
- 49 Israel
- 50 Christian relief organizations and charities
- 51 Church internet evangelism
- 52 Religious belief and internet usage
- 53 Church Growth modeling and How a church body becomes more liberal in the West
- 54 Christian music
- 55 Protestant vs. Catholicism
- 56 Religion statistics
- 57 Francis Schaefer
- 58 Quotes relating to the Bible
- 59 Other religion
- 60 Online biblical training
- 61 Theological education trends
- 62 Christianity and the rule of law
- 63 Christian apologetic ministries in the news
- 64 Christianity to do list
- 65 Religious essays
- 66 Various Christian websites
- 67 Prosperity gospel mega churches with high overhead expenses and building debt
- 68 Research on Christianity
- 69 Religious demography projections research
- 70 Collapse of liberal Christianity
- 71 Benedict option
- 72 Bible difficulties
- 73 Christian YouTube channels
- 74 Christian humor
- 75 Explosive growth of the early Christian church
- 76 Pictures
Prayer, Bible reading and Christian conduct
Christian thoughtlife, conduct and encouragement
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." - Philippians 4:8
"Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth." - Colossians 3:2
"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." - Hebrews 12:1-2
"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." - Isaiah 26:3 ES
"Making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God." - Proverbs 2:2-5
"Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God." - James 1:19-20
"I can do all things through him who strengthens me" - Philippians 4:13 ESV
"The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him." - Exodus 15:2
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might." - Ephesians 6:10
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” - Acts 1:8
"Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ." - Colossians 2:6-8
Christian life and Christian apologetics blogs
Christian apologetics/cultural blogs:
Benefits of Christianity upon a culture
Religion and culture blogs
- Is The World Becoming Protestant? by Peter Berger
Evangelical colleges and universities
2014 Bible reading plan
Christian websites and blogs
- Top Christian websites according to Alexa
- Top 250 Christian blogs - 2013
- 50 Biblio blogs by traffic
- Who's who of Baptist bloggers
- Wesleyan bloggers
- Lutheran - Missouri Synod bloggers
- Top 50 reformed bloggers
- 130 plus Assembly of God bloggers
- Top Christian blogs and micro-bloggers by number of Twitter followers
- Top Christian blogs by theology professors
- Top 100 theology blogs
- Top 200 ministry blogs
- Top Christian women bloggers
- 50 Christian women bloggers
Relying on God's strength:
Heaven and hell:
- Hell is Necessary - Tim Conway (Full Sermon)
- Most People Go to Hell - Pastor Tim Conway
- WARNING A WRATH-DESERVING WORLD: EVANGELICALS AND THE OVERHAUL OF HELL
The true Christian:
- This is War - Paul Washer
- The Greatness of the Gospel (Paul Washer)
- Our day is now! - Pastor Tim Conway
- Charles Spurgeon movie
- Charles Spurgeon sermons - audio
- Spurgeon gems website
- Charles Spurgeon sermons
- Charles Spurgeon - courtship
Motives/thinking before acting:
God's Total Commitment
Marriage and the Love of Christ
Men Hate God and Suppress the Truth
Being God Fearing:
Anvil of God's Word:
Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.:
- Are we willing to drink His cup? by Leonard Ravenhill
- Establishing Good Habits
- Establishing good habits and breaking bad habits
- Tips on establishing a good habit
- Good Intentions or Good Habits – Which are the most powerful?
Working and sharing:
- Lazy People are a Curse, Get to Work by Pastor Tim Conway
- Stop Stealing, Get to Work, Start Sharing by Pastor Tim Conway
Christian spiritual growth:
- Armor of God
- Cut Off Goliath's Head
- The bigger they are, the harder they fall
- Is Christ or Apologetics your Focus in Open-Air Preaching?
Some Things I Have Learnt In 50 Years by Zac Poonen:
- Some Things I Have Learnt In 50 Years by Zac Poonen - part 1
- Some Things I Have Learnt In 50 Years by Zac Poonen - part 2
- Some Things I Have Learnt In 50 Years by Zac Poonen - part 3
- The Pursuit of Christian Character (2 Peter 1:5-7)
- Developing the Characteristics and Skills of a Godly Leader
Jacob/Joseph and his brothers:
- How to be Victorious in this life; It is ONLY by Grace - Crossway
- Christ and Christians' total victory
- Biblical Foundation for Victorious Christian Living
- Living the victorious Christian life
- Victorious Christian living
Pulling down strongholds:
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
- Divine Hiddenness
- Divine Hiddenness
- Divide Hiddenness - Daniel Howard-Snyder and Paul Moser (often cited, read/review it).
Modal arguments for the existence of God:
Sermons on revival:
Fruits of the Spirit
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." - Galatians 5:22-23
"Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
- Self-control online Christian book - Control Yourself: Practicing the art of Self-Discipline by D.H. Kehl
Believers life and position in Christ - Romans, Ephesians and other books of the Bible
- Believer's position in Christ - Romans and other books of the Bible
- The New Life in Christ (Ephesians 4:17-32)
- A New Life With Christ Ephesians 2:1-10
- The Believer's life in Christ - Grace to you
- Praying for inner security and who Christians are in Christ
- Acceptance in Christ
- God's love vs. inner doubt
- The Centrality of the Messianic Idea for the Old Testament - H.L. Ellison (British Old Testament scholar
God's wisdom vs. man's wisdom
- God's wisdom vs. man's wisdom by Dan Phillips
Supernatural vs. naturalism
Contemporary Christianity history
- The Death of Religion and the Rise of Faith By Will Lon, Harvard Political Review, February 15, 2015
- Religiosity in the U.S. saw a modest decline but there is a great deal of stability. And in some ways, there are more devout Americans, Pew Research, November 2015
American Roman Catholicism
- Pew survey: Percentage of US Catholics drops and Catholicism is losing members faster than any denomination
Christianity and Global Christianity news
- An Interview with Dr. Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History, on Global Christianity (Part 1)
Christianity and the global south
Global Christianity stats
- Christianity by the Numbers: What Do New Projections Say About the Future of Religion? (likely misinterpreted European numbers, actually a percentage of world Christendom)
- Status of global Christianity report 2015 - Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Center for Global Christianity
Global Christianity vs. Global Islam
Religious demographics for the 21st century
- Here’s the Best Prediction Yet of How Christianity and Islam Will Change Worldwide by 2050, Christianity Today, 2015
Christianity, Islam, and Europe
- Book Review: God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis by Philip Jenkins
Christian apologetics initiatives
- Lee Strobel, Colleagues at HBU Launch Center for American Evangelism, Hope to Address Crisis of Skepticism
Christian apologetics events
Christian apologetics videos
Christian apologetics books
- Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith by Douglas Groothuis
- True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism by Tom Gilson (Editor), Carson Weitnauer (Editor)
Christian apologetics and atheism:
- The Atheist Who Didn't Exist by Andy Bannister
Christian apologetics organizations/websites
- Alister McGrath: Is faith reasonable? What are the limitations of reason which revelation informs us about? For example, what is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Like coherent and reasonable things to believe based on Christianity having evidence in other areas, but which cannot be proven empirically. Believing in things due to the inference to best explanation (inductive inference and deductive inference). Christianity offers a big picture view of things that makes sense of the world. Atheism is an emaciated and bleak worldview.
- 'Why God Won't Go Away' by Alister McGrath (Discusses the background and triggers for the New Atheism, the New Atheism, the Christian response and the aftermath of peak period of the New Atheism)
Christian apologetics online articles
Historicity of the New Testament
- Chapter Five: The Historicity of the New Testament - Excerpt from Scaling the Secular City by J.P. Moreland
Resurrection of Jesus Christ
- Evidence for the Resurrection of Christ by Peter Kreeft and Fr. Ronald Tacell
- Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Christ - Xenos Christian Fellowship
- Evidence for the resurrection by Josh McDowell
- Evidence for the resurrection by desiringgod.com
Resurrection of Jesus Christ Videos
- Evidence for the resurrection and other data relating to Jesus - YouTube playlist of 49 videos
Defense of miracles - video
Germany has one of the best organized and vocal creationist presence in Europe.
- Dr. Ravi Zacharias explains consequences to ideas - Looks at various decades and ideas/philosophies and their cultural impact
Christian apologetics websites
Tyre Bible prophecy
Millennials and Christianity
Millennials, therapy vs. faith and rates of depression and psychological/emotional problems
Millennials and rates of depression and psychological/emotional problems
Robert Dick Wilson
"I have come to the conviction that no man knows enough to attack the veracity of the Old Testament. Every time when anyone has been able to get together enough documentary 'proofs' to undertake an investigation, the biblical facts in the original text have victoriously met the test" - Robert Dick Wilson, quoted in R. Pache, The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture).
"We may take the purely defensive line and endeavor to show that the general and particular attacks upon the truthfulness of the Old Testament narratives are unsupported by facts. Or, we may take the offensive and show that the Old Testament narratives are in harmony with all that is really known of the history of the world in the times described in the Old Testament records, and that these records themselves contain the ineffaceable evidence that the time and place of their origin agree with the facts recorded. The best method, perhaps, will be to make an offensive-defensive, showing not merely that the attacks are futile, but that the events recorded and the persons and things described are true to history,—that is, that they harmonize in general with what we learn from the contemporaneous documents of other nations.
This is true of the very earliest narratives of the Old Testament... From this time downward there is no good reason for doubting that the Biblical narrative is derived from written sources based on contemporaneous documents." - Robert Dick Wilson
“It is the purpose of the present volume to show that intelligent Christians have a reasonable ground forconcluding that the text of the Old Testament which we have is substantially correct, and that, in its true and obvious meaning, it has a right to be considered a part of the ‘infallible rule of faith and practice’ that we have in the Holy Scriptures.” - Robert Dick Wilson, A Scientific Investigation of the Old Testament (1926)
- A Scientific Investigation of the Old Testament by Robert Dick Wilson, Ph.D., D.D.,
- Is the higher criticism Scholarly? By Robert Dick Wilson, Ph.D., D.D.
- Who's in Charge Here?
- Bibliography of the Writings of Robert Dick Wilson (1856-1930)
- Robert Dick Wilson, from Book of Daniel Study Resources
- Robert Dick Wilson Papers, at the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Historical Center
- Humorous anecdote about Dr. Robert Dick Wilson, from inSpire (Summer/Fall 2000 issue; Vol. 5 No. 1), the magazine of Princeton Theological Seminary.
- Today in History (February 4) From Concordia Historical Institute, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
- Brief biography of Robert Dick Wilson
- How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
Benefits of memorizing Scripture
"Scripture Memorization Works:
Every time we think a thought, including when we memorize and meditate on scripture, our brains are changed. Dr. Amen, a clinical neuroscientist and psychiatrist and author of Making a Good Brain Great, says, “Every time you have a thought your brain releases chemicals. ... Your thoughts ... positive or negative ... make you feel good or they make you feel bad.” What you read and what you say to yourself, changes ever so slightly the neuropathways of your brain and that, in turn, influences your attitudes, behaviors, and emotions. Scripture memorization allows you to choose words and images that shape your mind and heart. It works in us even when we are not conscious of its doing so." For more information please see: SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION by By Pastor Jerry Truex
Bible memorization books based on the phonetic system of mnemonics
- Over Easy: Amazing Puzzle Games for Bible Memory, by Ernest L. Weckbaugh, Paperback – January 1, 1988
- He Is Enough (Amazing Puzzle Games For Bible Memory) Paperback – January 1, 1988 by Ernest Weckbaugh (Author)
How to memorize entire books of the Bible
- How to memorize entire books of the Bible
- An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture by Dr. Andrew Davis (Author)
- Scripture Memorization Made Possible: Moving Beyond Rote to Memorize Large Portions of the Bible by Leilani Charis
University studies on Bible memorization
- A mixed-methods study comparing the perceived spiritual benefits of topical and extended Scripture memorization by Johnson, Andy, Ed.D., SOUTHEASTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 2010
Creating new behaviors to replace habitual thinking
"A saying among scientists who study the human brain is “Use it before you lose it.” We have the power to help keep our brain fit and working well. Dr. Lawrence Katz, a neurologist at Duke University, urges people to perform daily mental exercises such as brushing your teeth with the non-dominant hand or taking a new route to work to help stimulate the brain and keep it healthy. The goal is to replace unthinking routine with fresh awareness and new focus.
There’s a lesson here for us as followers of Jesus Christ. Even the most valuable spiritual disciplines of Bible reading and prayer can become so habitual that our minds are not fully engaged.
To avoid slipping into a spiritual rut, why not add Scripture memory to your daily devotional time? It’s a mental effort designed to produce spiritual change. The psalmist wrote, “Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11). Paul said, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Ro 12:2-note).
It’s more than a brain game to memorize and meditate on the powerful Word of God. —David C. McCasland (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)" Source: MEMORIZING AND MEDITATING ON THE WORD OF GOD: INTRODUCTION
Benefits of learning biblical Greek/Hebrew
- Is Learning Greek and Hebrew Really Worth It?
- Is it important to know Greek and Hebrew when studying the Bible?
- Why Study Greek
- D.A. Carson on "The Benefits of Learning a Biblical Language"
Learning Koine Greek
Application of the Bible in our lives
Proverbs: Chapters 1 to 4
Interesting Facts about the Bible
Christian Inspirational videos and testimonies
- Like Eagles (Christian Music Video) with Nick Vujicic
- The challenge of Christian apologetics: We need SEALs!
Christian Video Sharing Websites and channels
Africa, fertility rates and growth of Christianity in Africa
American religious landscape
Religious polarization in America?
"Indeed. According to Pew, “the percentage of adults … who describe themselves as Christians has dropped by nearly eight percentage points in just seven years. And the percentage of Americans who describe themselves as atheist, agnostic or ‘nothing in particular,’ has jumped more than six points.
And on the other hand, we’re seeing an increase of those who are serious about their faith when it comes to spiritual disciplines and activities: higher levels of at least weekly Bible reading, participating in weekly prayer or Bible study groups, sharing faith with others at least weekly. So, as Christianity Today reported, “The rich in faith get richer while the poor get poorer.”
Yet, it may be partly due to bad survey design problems related to Pew and others: Baylor University researchers: American Christianity is not on the decline.
Global resurgence of religion
Effects on politics
- The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations: The Struggle for the Soul of the Twenty-First Century (Culture and Religion in International Relations) by Scott Thomas
- God's partisans are back - Chronicles of higher education
India and Christian evangelism
- Is India the Fastest-Growth Gospel Territory? Charisma News, 2012
Child evangelism movement/Ministries to children
Christian website stats
- GOD'S HAND IN THE SIX DAY WAR
- Miracles God performed in Israel Against All Odds Part 1-13
- Israel Fulfilling Bible Prophecy - 1 of 6
Christian relief organizations and charities
Church internet evangelism
Religious belief and internet usage
- The Good News About Evangelicalism: Evangelicalism isn’t shrinking and the young are not becoming liberals by Byron Johnson, February 2011
- Research shows a significant amount of American nondenominational church members are checking "unaffiliated" or "no religion" on surveys
Church Growth modeling and How a church body becomes more liberal in the West
Protestant vs. Catholicism
Protestant work ethic
Also, this 2011 Telegraph article said: "Either way, not a single Protestant or Germanic EU country has so far needed a bailout."
"Woodberry already had historical proof that missionaries had educated women and the poor, promoted widespread printing, led nationalist movements that empowered ordinary citizens, and fueled other key elements of democracy. Now the statistics were backing it up: Missionaries weren't just part of the picture. They were central to it...
Areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are on average more economically developed today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women), and more robust membership in nongovernmental associations.
In short: Want a blossoming democracy today? The solution is simple—if you have a time machine: Send a 19th-century missionary."- Christianity Today, Surprising Discovery About Those Colonialist, Proselytizing Missionaries, January 8, 2014
Protestantism vs. Catholicism and political corruption
"Every man has built a roof over his head to shield himself at the point of tension...The Christian lovingly, must remove the shelter and allow the truth of the external world and of what man is to beat upon him. When the roof is off, each man must stand naked and wounded before the truth of what is...He must come to know that his roof is a false protection from the storm of what is." - Francis Schaeffer
Quotes relating to the Bible
"I have come to the conviction that no man knows enough to attack the veracity of the Old Testament. Every time when anyone has been able to get together enough documentary 'proofs' to undertake an investigation, the biblical facts in the original text have victoriously met the test" - Robert Dick Wilson (quoted in R. Pache, The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture).
Online biblical training
Online biblical training - UK organizations
Theological education trends
- Global survey of theological education trends - Shortage of inexpensive theological seminaries in areas where Christianity is growing fast
English speaking theological seminaries outside of US, Canada, UK and NZ
- Asia Graduate School of Theology (AGST). is a consortium of evangelical seminaries in the Philippines established by Asia Theological Association
Free theological degree
- Trinity Graduate School for Apologetics and Theology - The First School To Offer Free Apologetics/Theology Graduate Distance Programs. Trinity has over 40 international, highly qualified, and highly experienced faculty members and mentors.
Christianity and the rule of law
- The Christian foundations of the rule of law in the West: a legacy of liberty and resistance against tyranny
Christian apologetic ministries in the news
Christianity to do list
Various Christian websites
Prosperity gospel mega churches with high overhead expenses and building debt
"The depression had a devastating effect on the Churches as well as on the nation. In the optimistic flush of the 1920's many congregations had built new edifices far too large and expensive. When the depression hit, they found themselves unable to pay. Most carried their huge debts; a few rejected their obligation, thus bringing shame on the Christian Church. Colleges and publishing houses, missionary enterprises, and the social work of the Churches were all hard hit by the depression. Many an institution of the Church lost its endowment in the financial crash and had to close or had to drastically cut back its activities."
"Is your church in deep debt and strapped with high overhead related to staff and other expenses? How will this affect some of the megachurches that have such high operating costs? Will churches have to lay ministers off and/or default on construction loans if offerings dip? While the Bible says that the gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church, it doesn't mean that individual churches do not get into financial trouble and have to contract their ministries if they were not wise in the past."
Research on Christianity
Research on Christianity videos
Religious demography projections research
Collapse of liberal Christianity
"Are we Rome?... Bureaucratic decay, massive public debt, an overstretched military, a political system seemingly incapable of responding to challenges—the late Roman empire suffered these maladies, and so, some fear, does contemporary America...
Rising hedonism.. ongoing break-up of the family, and a general loss of cultural coherence—to traditionalists, these are signs of a possible Dark Age ahead....
Rome’s collapse meant staggering loss. People forgot how to read, how to farm, how to govern themselves, how to build houses, how to trade, and even what it had once meant to be a human being. Behind monastery walls, though, in their chapels, scriptoriums, and refectories, Benedict’s monks built lives of peace, order, and learning and spread their network throughout Western Europe.
They did not keep the fruits of their labors to themselves. Benedictines taught the peasants who gathered around their monasteries the Christian faith, as well as practical skills, like farming."
"Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody." - 1 Thessalonians 4: 9-12
"No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him." - 1 Timothy 2:4
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." - Romans 12: 9-21
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." - Philippians 4:4-8
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” (1 Peter 3:15-16)
Avoid needless contention with fools
"A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.
Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly." - Proverbs 17: 10,12
"Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes." - Proverbs 26: 4-5
"The ministry of apologetics is difficult for many reasons. One such reason is that, by its very nature, apologetics requires us to present answers to people who don’t believe the gospel and who may have strong feelings or opinions against what we are saying. This aspect of apologetics discourages many people from doing it...
In my experience some unbelievers are open to reason and evidence, often because they are in a process of moving from belief to unbelief (though it’s impossible for us to “peg” such people infallibly)...
The book of Proverbs gives us very clear guidance to help us recognize when we are dealing with a fool.
Three characteristics stand out.
1. Fools always think they are right in such a way that they are unwilling to learn from others (Proverbs 12:15; 18:2). Thinking you’re right doesn’t make you a fool; speaking as though no one can possibly teach you anything does make you a fool.
2. Fools are not merely those who don’t understand, but rather are those who are unable to understand because of their distaste for wisdom (Proverbs 23:9). Not all who are ignorant are fools. Ignorance can be cured by imparting knowledge; foolishness cannot. The fool doesn’t merely disagree with the truth?he expresses an inability to understand even elementary truths.
3. Fools respond with hostility and anger or with laughter and ridicule (Proverbs 29:9). When people react emotionally to the truth, either angrily or scornfully, they are fools. A merely ignorant person expresses puzzlement or confusion; the fool, even after misunderstandings have been clearly addressed, continues to mock, scorn, or attack the truth as something he considers stupid or evil or both." - Don't fool with fools by Tracy Bach
2 Samuel 24:9 and 1 Chronicles 21:5
- Is there a contradiction between 2 Samuel 24:9 and 1 Chronicles 21:5, when the number of soldiers Joab counts comes up different?
- How many fighting men did Joab count in Israel and Judah? II Samuel 24:9 says 800,000 and 500,000; but I Chronicles 21:5 says 1,100,000 and 470,000.
Egypt's 40-Year Desolation - Ezekiel 29:12-13
- Egypt's 40-Year Desolation - Ezekiel 29:12-13 - Prophecy headlines
Fulfilled or conditionality depending on repentance:
Unknown whether past or future:
Christian YouTube channels
Explosive growth of the early Christian church
Origin and growth of the early Christian church
Did Jesus rise from the dead?
The Resurrection of Jesus: A Look at the Evidence
Triumph of the Gospel of Love
The Impossible Faith: A Defense of the Resurrection
- The Impossible Faith: A Defense of the Resurrection (scroll down to see)
- The Triumph of the Gospel of Love by Monk Themistocles Adamopoulo