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

I'll Be Honest - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:23

The Church Needs to Be Protected From the Inside

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Pastors can have a tendency to expect attacks to come on the church from the outside. But Paul warns the Ephesian elders that wolves are going to attack the church from within.

Acts 20:29 – I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from...

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If we suspect that someone we know who claims to be a Christian may actually be a false convert, how should we address them? What are some realities that we should be mindful of?

Speakers: Jesse Barrington, Tim Conway, Mack Tomlinson, Nate Pickowicz

Authors: Mack Tomlinson

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Friday, 09 November 2018 03:49

Are Church Denominations Divisive or Necessary?

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There are many different groups and denominations that fall under the umbrella of “Christianity.” Is this a sign of division? Is someone divisive (a work of the flesh) if they go to or identify with a church that has a denominational title? Or must there be factions among us in order...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 04:10

Nothing Damages the Church Like Proud People

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The spirit of our age is telling us that we need to trust and believe in ourselves. But this mindset will severely divide and damage a church; nothing hurts a church like people who think highly of themselves.

Authors: Tim Conway...

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May God help us to not give off an impression of superiority to other Christians who may not agree with us on secondary matters. It won’t be dwelling on our differences, but dwelling on the Christ that will unite us and demolish the petty differences that have such a tendency to create...

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Monday, 05 November 2018 00:46

Love For Christ Overcomes Sexual Immorality

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There are practical things to consider when seeking to overcome sexual sin. But if love for Christ is lacking, all other means and methods won’t last. Love for Christ is the only permanent remedy for putting to death sexual sin.

Authors: Craig Mussulman

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Friday, 02 November 2018 03:24

Choose Life or Lust, Christ or Sexual Sin

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Sexual sin has been a problem in all generations, but there’s no question that our current generation faces it and has access to it far more than any other generation in history. This sin is a horrific sin. It grieves the Holy Spirit, it brings unbearable guilt, it defiles peoples’...

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Many children find it convenient to use the failures of their Christian parents as an excuse to not come to Christ. Their failures (not referring to a life of hypocrisy) just means that even Christians still need Christ. Don’t use the failures of your parents to justify your own rebellion...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 07:19

What is Repentance?

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A proper and Biblical understanding of repentance is essential when it comes to salvation. We don’t want to make repentance less sharp than the Bible does, but we should equally not want to make repentance more severe than the Bible does. What does the Bible teach us about the nature of...

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Saturday, 27 October 2018 02:26

Christian Unity: Consequences of Disunity (Part 3)

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It’s no small matter when we don’t deal with the sins we commit against one another in the church. We can’t afford to disrupt our unity by harboring bitterness, resentment, and unforgiveness toward one another.

Authors: Kyle White

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 04:57

Christian Unity: The Practice of Our Unity (Part 2)

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Jesus doesn’t want us to wait until we get to heaven for His prayer for our unity to be answered. This prayer of Jesus for our unity should be the direction of our lives here and now.

Authors: Kyle White...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:09

Christ’s Kingdom is Not About Position and Power

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The kingdom of God is not about position and power. Yet to our amazement the disciples asked Jesus, the King, “Who is the greatest?” Christ’s kingdom is not about that, we should not even ask that question. Are you more concerned about protecting your position than exalting Christ?...

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 07:41

Christian Unity: The Foundation For Unity (Part 1)

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Unity is foundational and essential to Christ’s people. This was a main theme in Christ’s prayer just before He went to the cross. We must not only understand but also define unity the way Jesus and the Bible does. We must not at all seek to be unified with others who don’t...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 02:35

Should I Step Down From Being a Youth Leader?

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If a man is in a leadership position over youth in a church and the youth do not seem to be growing under his ministry, what does this indicate? Should the man ask himself if he’s unqualified? Or should the man ask himself if the youth may be lost?

Original question: Hi Pastor Tim,

I am...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 05:11

Relationship Fallouts and What to Do About Them

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The Lord is interested in us overcoming, and one of the greatest things we will have to overcome in our Christian life is having our feelings hurt and being offended by someone. And no, I am not talking about little minor infractions and common irritations that everyone experiences; but I’m...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 05:24

Practical Advice on Memorizing the Bible

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Does the Bible tell us we should memorize Scripture? Is it profitable for Christians to memorize the Bible? Tim shares some practical advice on memorizing the Bible and storing it up in your heart.

Authors: Tim Conway

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The devil has many devices to use against the Christian and one primary device is to attack our assurance. In this study, Tim considers some of the methods the devil uses to attack our assurance and what some of the weapons are that we can use to overcome them.

1. Satan tries to convince you that...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 02:31

How is Your Fellowship with God?

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Your doctrine may be sound and right, but how is your fellowship with God? Can you boldly say that your life is one of true fellowship with the Father and the Son? Or do you have to hesitate when asked if your fellowship with God is real and true?

Excerpt from the full sermon, “Some Thoughts...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 07:07

We Need to Go to the Mountaintop and Then Come Down

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Our Christian life must consist of both going up to the mountaintop to behold the glory of Jesus Christ, and we also need to come down and reflect that glory in this dark world. Both of these are vital and essential for us as Christians.

Excerpt from the full sermon, “Onward!“.

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Friday, 05 October 2018 06:00

Counsel to Those Considering the Ministry

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If you are going to last in the ministry you have to know that you are in the will of God being there. – Clint Leiter

What would be some helpful counsel to men who are considering entering into the ministry?

Authors: Clint Leiter

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 02:44

Ugly Pride: Wanting to Be Recognized by People

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The non-Christian world is full of pride, but pride can sadly creep into the church as well. We can inwardly desire the glory and applause from others, all the while trying to make it appear as though we don’t. May God keep us from pride.

Excerpt from the full sermon, “Humility...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 01:47

Humility Necessary for the Christian to Work Properly

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The Bible urges us to walk worthy of God’s calling; one of the characteristics of a walk worthy of our calling is humility. The Bible also calls members of churches to function properly. One of the necessary ways of functioning properly and building up the whole church is walking in humility.

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 00:48

The Law of Christ

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Granted Ministries writes, “This book is remarkable on a number of levels. First, it is every bit as helpful and clear as his previous book, Justification and Regeneration. Second, it is a very balanced and judicious treatment of some of the most frequently debated theological issues....

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Monday, 01 October 2018 02:15

Two Types of Christians? Converts and Disciples?

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Can a person be a Christian without being a disciple of Jesus Christ? If we teach that “disciple” and “Christian” are synonymous terms, then are we teaching a works salvation? Can a case be made in the Bible for a distinction between these terms?

Authors: Tim Conway

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Friday, 28 September 2018 01:46

Be Honest About Your Failures and Determined to Change

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Are we honest before God in our areas of needed growth in our lives? In addition, are we determined and resolved by the grace of God to change those areas in our lives that are not worthy of our calling as Christians? We can’t expect growth if we are dishonest and unresolved.

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