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

The End Times - Apologetic Report
Monday, 31 December 2018 19:45

Those who reject are putting themselves in grave danger! Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataAs witnesses to His Gospel, in sharing with other people, I'm sure you, as have I, experienced the gamut of reactions. Some are curious, some are polite but have closed ears, and some, sadly are like wild pigs who turn on you ferociously and tear you to pieces.Give not that which...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 03:02

2018 roundup and thank you Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataY2K! Stock up! Computers will crash! Hysteria!That was the year-end feeling on December 31, 1999. It seems like yesterday that the millennium changed and we said goodbye to the 1990s and hello to the 2000s. Now we are looking at climbing into the last year of the second decade of...

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Saturday, 29 December 2018 20:57

Word of the Week- Fruit of the Spirit, Self-Control Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataBut 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).In past essays, I explored the previous characteristics in the verse, from the first, joy, to gentleness,...

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By Elizabeth Prata
"Feelings are a bunch of monkeys. Our feelings are not bulletins from the Holy of Holies."
And just like that, Rachel Jankovic's new book "You Who?: Why You Matter & How To Deal With It" is off and running. Oh and by the way, she first mentions sin on page TWO. Take that, every...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:21

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Postlude 2: Like the Sun Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataChristmas means baby Jesus. Everybody loves the baby. The swaddling clothes (so cute!) the manger (awww, really?), the Wise Man (distinguished solemnity). It is a tremendous story. It is THE story of all of history. God Himself came in flesh, incarnated solely to grow, live a...

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 20:27

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux, Postlude 1: He is coming again Featured

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018 18:47

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: He Sat Down Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWe are coming toward the end of our look at the life of Jesus through scripture. The first section of His life was seen through verses focused on prophecy, arrival, and early life.The next section of verses looked at Him as the Son, second person of the Trinity.We proceeded into...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 19:17

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 29, Ascension Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataWe are coming toward the end of our look at the life of Jesus through scripture. The first section of His life was seen through verses focused on prophecy, arrival, and early life.The next section of verses looked at Him as the Son, second person of the Trinity.We proceeded into...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 08:29

Solstice Thoughts on Christmas Eve Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataI was saved by Grace of God late in life, at age 42. But that doesn't mean I spent the first four decades ignorant of God. His creation spoke to me, my conscience pricked me, and my soul longed to be filled even as I mused as to why it was curiously empty. Romans 2:15, Ecc 3:11).I'...

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By Elizabeth PrataChristmas advent. We are coming toward the end of our look at the life of Jesus through scripture. The first section of His life was seen through verses focused on prophecy, arrival, and early life.The next section of verses looked at Him as the Son, second person of the Trinity.We...

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Saturday, 22 December 2018 21:35

Discernment Resources for you: Bookmark this! Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataIs this teacher good? Is this Bible study credible? Is this book safe with good doctrine? I'm frequently asked these are normal and good questions, and I know that other ministries that offer discernment teachings are asked also.We all should be practicing discernment, all the...

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Saturday, 22 December 2018 18:21

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 27, He rises again Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataChristmas advent. We are coming toward the end of our look at the life of Jesus through scripture. The first section of His life was seen through verses focused on prophecy, arrival, and early life.The next section of verses looked at Him as the Son, second person of the Trinity.We...

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Friday, 21 December 2018 18:00

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 26, Jesus' sinlessness Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis section of verses that show Jesus' life are focused on His attributes & earthly ministry. We've seen Him as servant, teacher, shepherd, intercessor, and healer. We looked at His attributes of omniscience, His authority, and now His sinlessness.
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Thursday, 20 December 2018 20:59

Overheard in the Coffee Shop Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataPicture the scene. It's a festive coffee shop at your favorite spot. You're there sitting and sipping and savoring being alone for a few minutes before heading home. You have your hand curled around a warm cup of coffee and you're enjoying the hum and din of the throng, the...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 18:35

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 25, The Authority of Jesus Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis section of verses that show Jesus' life are focused on His attributes & earthly ministry. We've seen Him through what He does, as servant, teacher, shepherd, intercessor, and healer. Now we look at who He is by looking at His attribute of omniscience yesterday and today...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 20:52

How does seeking direct revelation destroy your current obedience? Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataDo you believe that the Lord still speaks? That He has a fresh word? That you can receive individual directions for specific circumstances in your life? Get career advice, parenting advice, life advice, by becoming still and waiting for impressions, thoughts, impulses, and urges?A...

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 18:46

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 24, Jesus is omniscient Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis section of verses that show Jesus' life are focused on His attributes & earthly ministry. We've seen Him as servant, teacher, shepherd, intercessor, and healer.Now we look at His attributes: Today, omniscience.
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CARM.org: Definition of omniscienceGotQuestions: What does it...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 18:13

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 23, Compassionate Healer Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis section of verses that show Jesus' life are focused on His earthly ministry. We've seen Him as servant, teacher, shepherd, intercessor, and now Healer.
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Further Reading:Bible verses & short exposition of Jesus as HealerSermon: Does God still heal?Article: Joni Earickson...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 18:47

Is Temptation a Sin? Featured

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Yesterday at my personal blog I'd posted an essay explaining Why I Will Never Watch ABC's 'The Good Doctor' Again.In the November 26th episode called "Empathy" a character who had constant thoughts and sexual desires for children was featured. He hated his own desires and sought to rid himself of...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 18:04

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 22, Jesus as Intercessor Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis section of verses that show Jesus' life are focused on His earthly ministry. We've seen Him as servant, teacher, shepherd, and now intercessor.
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GotQuestions:What is the purpose of Jesus interceding for us in heaven?Compelling Truth: What does it mean that Jesus intercedes for...

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By Elizabeth PrataTime for another edition of Prata Potpourri, the ever popular phrase made famous by the game show Jeopardy! host, wherein I put forth various and sundry links on a variety of topics. I like using the words potpourri and sundry in the same essay.I'm a public school teacher's aide...

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Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:46

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 20, Jesus as the Teacher Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataThis section of verses that show Jesus' life are focused on His earthly ministry. We've seen Him as servant, teacher, and now shepherd.
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Saturday, 15 December 2018 19:38

Word of the Week: Fruit of the Spirit, Gentleness Featured

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By Elizabeth PrataBut 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)Warren Wiersbe notes the triple triad within the verse. The first three characteristics of the fruit are...

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Saturday, 15 December 2018 18:52

Thirty Days of Jesus Redux: Day 20, Jesus as the Teacher Featured

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How can we know God unless He reveals Himself to us? The creation confirms His existence, but what does the creature know of His attributes, Person, or Power? Unless He teaches us about Himself, we will not know. God sent His Son Jesus to earth as a born-babe, to live the full...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 23:20

The toughest mission field Featured

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Charles Spurgeon's morning devotional for December 15 was about the decision that Ruth and Orpah made with Naomi. Spurgeon wrote,
BOTH of them had an affection for Naomi, and therefore set out with her upon her return to the land of Judah. But the hour of test came; Naomi most...

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