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

Full of Eyes - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 10 September 2017 12:32

For All Time

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“[Christ] offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins…” – Hebrews 10:12 A few months ago, I shared a message at my local church on the topic of “seeing Jesus in the Old Testament.” The strategy I used in an attempt to help people “see...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 13:57

How Majestic is Your Name

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Psalm 8:3-4, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” God has made the universe essentially infinite in order to mercifully dwarf...

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Friday, 04 August 2017 00:53

God Meant it For Good

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  “As For you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good…” – Genesis 50:20 The most implication-laden element of this sentence is that word, “meant.” It’s used twice in verse 20. God Meant… First we see Joseph say that his...

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:10

Fellowship in Suffering

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“…that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings…” – Philippians 3:10 A few months ago a statement made by my pastor struck me and helped to spur on the musings below. He said something along the lines of,...

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Monday, 19 June 2017 07:55

The Lamp of the Body

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“The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” – Matthew 6:22 In Matthew’s account,...

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 03:29

Then You Will Know

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“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ And He said, ‘Say to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” – Exodus 3:14″So Jesus said to them, ‘When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am…'”...

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 03:55

The Desolation That Secures Our Joy

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“And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purposes.” – Romans 8:28   All Things For Good?  Paul says we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good. Do we know that? Do...

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 01:59

The Deeps

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The Passage Explained Psalm 42/43 is a poem of lamentation and hope comprised of 3 stanzas. The first stanza establishes that the Psalmist is in spiritual agony because he is far from the presence of the Lord and surrounded by those who oppose YHWH (42:1-6a). In the second stanza, the author...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 02:25

Ransomed

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And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:13

Psalm 23 – Part 4

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A Psalm of David The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I […]

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Monday, 06 February 2017 11:16

Psalm 23 – Part 3

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  “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” – Psalm 23:5 (ESV) Grace and Power With verse 5, Psalm 23 seems to shift its central metaphor from that of shepherd and sheep to one that more prominently pictures...

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 11:00

Psalm 23 – Part 2

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   He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness     for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,     I will fear no evil, for you are with me;     your rod and your staff,...

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Friday, 20 January 2017 11:08

Psalm 23 – Part 1

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    A Psalm of David The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. Psalm 23:1-2 (ESV) Psalm 23 is perhaps one of the best loved passages in the entire Bible, and yet it’s important for the post-Calvary...

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