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, 06 August 2018 18:00

The Sure Foundation

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“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure.” (2 Timothy 2:19) The preceding verses of this section of 2 Timothy are replete with warnings about the damage that could be done through “babblings” and cancerous words. But God is unshaken by whatever man might do....

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Sunday, 05 August 2018 18:00

The Presence of the Lord

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“And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.” (Genesis 3:8) The presence of the Lord can be either a cause of fear or a source of blessing....

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Saturday, 04 August 2018 18:00

The Will of the Lord

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“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:17) There is no more exalted theme in the world than the will of God, nor is there a more important practical question than how to know the will of God. Of greatest significance is the recognition...

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Friday, 03 August 2018 18:00

The Name of the Lord

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“And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.” (Exodus 3:14) This unique name of God was given to stress the truth that He is timeless. The name “LORD” (Hebrew YHWH = Yahweh, or Jehovah) is...

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 18:00

"I Am" in the Pentateuch

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“And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.” (Genesis 15:7) There are seven “I am’s” in the book of Genesis. The first is a beautiful figure of speech (“I am thy shield, and thy exceeding...

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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 18:00

Shun Babblings

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“But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus.” (2 Timothy 2:16-17) Paul’s earlier warning about “word fights” (2 Timothy 2:14) is strengthened in the text...

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 18:00

How to Pray

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“Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” (John 16:24) Jesus promised that “whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you” (John 16:23). This condition for answered prayer and its resulting...

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Monday, 30 July 2018 18:00

Rightly Divide the Word

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“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15) This command is for us to “give diligence” (Greek spoudazo) for God’s approval by “rightly dividing” the word of truth....

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Sunday, 29 July 2018 18:00

What We Have Now in Christ

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“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:15) The one who is trusting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord has many wonderful possessions that cannot be seen with our physical eyes but that are as real and permanent as if we were already in heaven....

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Saturday, 28 July 2018 18:00

Good Courage

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“Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.” (Joshua 1:6) This admonition to be strong and of “good courage” (Hebrew amass) is given some ten times in the Old Testament,...

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Friday, 27 July 2018 18:00

Remember the Day of Rest

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“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger...

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 18:00

That Old Serpent

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“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:2) This prophetic vision given to John leaves no doubt as to the identity of the serpent in the Garden of Eden. That “old serpent” (literally,...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 18:00

Too Hard for God?

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“Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” (Genesis 18:14) This rhetorical question posed to Abraham by the Lord was in response to Sarah’s doubts concerning His promise that...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 18:00

When God Repents

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“And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.” (1 Samuel 15:29) There are a number of Scriptures that speak of God repenting. For example, in the days before the great Flood, “it repented the LORD that he had made man on the...

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Monday, 23 July 2018 18:00

A Still, Small Voice

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“And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.” (1 Kings 19:12) Elijah was in hiding for his life, even though God had spectacularly answered his prayer with fire from heaven. Jezebel, however, had not been intimidated by...

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Sunday, 22 July 2018 18:00

Christ in Suffering and Triumph

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“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8) In the final book of the Bible occur seven great “I am” assertions by the glorified Christ, all speaking of His ultimate...

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Saturday, 21 July 2018 18:00

The Sin of the Devil

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“Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.” (Exodus 18:11) This is the first mention in the Bible of the sin of pride, and it appropriately refers to the primeval sin of the “gods”—that is, the...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 18:00

Why Did Christ Die?

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“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) This passage is often considered the...

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 18:00

Fellowship with the Father

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“. . . and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3) One marvelous reason for which God has adopted us (Ephesians 1:5), indeed part of the very “calling” to become God’s children, is to fellowship (1 Corinthian... More......

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 18:00

They That Wait upon the Lord

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“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) This is one of the best-loved promises of the Bible, for it is easy to grow weary and faint in...

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:00

Thine, O Lord

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“Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11) This is one of the great doxologies of...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 18:00

The First Love

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“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24) This is the very heart of the moving prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ in the...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 18:00

Strive Not About Words

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“Of these things put them in rememberance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.” (2 Timothy 2:14) This command emphasizes the necessity to avoid “word fights.” The apostle Paul has much to say...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:00

No Darkness at All

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“. . . in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5) Some have suggested that the gospel message is the most important truth in the Bible—and, perhaps, from a temporal human standpoint it may well be. However, there is another, more frequent message throughout all of Scripture here...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 18:00

Son of Man

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“And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.” (Revelation 14:14) This is the last of some 87 New Testament references (84 in the four gospels, one in Acts, none in the...

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