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

Days of Praise - Apologetic Report
Monday, 11 June 2018 18:00

Yet Not I

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“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10) The apostle Paul was, by any measure, one of the most dedicated and...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 18:00

Ye Which Are Spiritual

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“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” (Galatians 6:1) According to the New Testament, there are two broad categories of Christian believers, carnal and...

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 18:00

The Lamb's Book of Life

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“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Revelation 21:27) God does keep books! In fact, when David was pondering the time between his own...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 18:00

Your New Expectations

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“This I say . . . that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk.” (Ephesians 4:17) This succinct command is quickly followed by a sweeping description of the impotent mind of the Gentiles in contrast to the utterly changed condition of the believer. The Gentiles have a darkened...

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 18:00

Your New Capabilities

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“. . . that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” (Ephesians 1:17-18) The “spirit of wisdom” is applied to a wide variety of...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 18:00

Your New Authority

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“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” (Matthew 28:18-19) Israel’s high priest wore the inscription...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 18:00

Your New Purpose

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“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.” (Ephesians 4:1) We are called “out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9). Our calling is identified as heavenly (Hebrews 3:1) and u... More......

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Monday, 04 June 2018 18:00

Your New Nature

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“. . . that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4) In the grand purpose of our selection into God’s family, two key words are used.Holy: The word “holy” (Greek hagios) is the most frequently used descriptor about God’s...

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 18:00

Your New Position

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“He hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4) The search for identity and meaning can drive one to great successes or tragic failures. However, for the Christian the question is answered...

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 18:00

Your Present Identity

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“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.” (Ephesians 2:19) Prior to salvation, we are called “aliens . . . and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the...

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Friday, 01 June 2018 18:00

Your Past Condition

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“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” (Ephesians 2:1) Three concise descriptions are given in Scripture of how God sees all sinners prior to the creation of the second birth in us.
  • We were dead in trespasses (activities) and sins (character, attitude,...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 18:00

Places to Walk

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“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.” (Zechariah 3:7) In one vision given to Zechariah, Joshua the...

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 18:00

All in All

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“Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:3-4) It is a thrilling exercise to note all the holy and...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 18:00

That I May Know Him

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“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.” (Philippians 3:10) Paul deeply desired to know Christ in an intimate fashion—to experience an even deeper relationship. In our text, he lists...

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Monday, 28 May 2018 18:00

The Faithful Saying

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“It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.” (2 Timothy 2:11-13) This saying may have been a song...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 18:00

Christian Freedom

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“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13) Liberty has always been a cherished concept to Americans, ever since the patriotic call of Patrick Henry for liberty or death. It was...

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 18:00

At God's Good Pleasure

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“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” (Psalm 115:3) We often raise questions about God’s actions, but He is never obligated to explain to us His reasons. It is enough to know that it pleased Him, for whatever He does is right by definition. For...

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Friday, 25 May 2018 18:00

What Is Sin

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“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” (1 John 3:4) The Bible warns that “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23), and “the soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:20). These are strange... More.....

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 18:00

The Whole Law

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“Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 18:5) The absolute holiness of God is emphasized throughout the book of Leviticus, and this is the standard for all those created in His image. This is made...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 18:00

Memory and the Holy Spirit

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“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26) John wrote his detailed discourses of Jesus (almost half of the verses in...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 18:00

The Gospel of Peace

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“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” (Isaiah 52:7) Surprisingly, there are more verses containing the word...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 18:00

The Opened Heavens

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“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.” (Revelation 19:11) This is the final climactic reference in the Bible to God’s opened heavens. Sometimes, as in this verse,...

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 18:00

God's Sovereignty

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“And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?” (Exodus 4:11) This divine rebuke to Moses was occasioned when Moses complained of his inability to speak eloquently for God before...

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Saturday, 19 May 2018 18:00

On All the Heathen

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“For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.” (Obadiah 1:15) The book of Obadiah was possibly the earliest of the prophetic books of the Old Testament and is certainly the shortest,...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 18:00

Judging Error

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“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” (...

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