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, 16 July 2018 18:00

The First Love

Written by
“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...

Read more

Sunday, 15 July 2018 18:00

Strive Not About Words

Written by
“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...

Read more

Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:00

No Darkness at All

Written by
“. . . 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...

Read more

Friday, 13 July 2018 18:00

Son of Man

Written by
“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...

Read more

Thursday, 12 July 2018 18:00

He Became Poor

Written by
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9) The doctrine of Christ’s kenosis, or self-emptying, is one of the most amazing of all biblical truths. The...

Read more

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:00

Resisting the Devil

Written by
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” (1 Peter 5:8-9) The devil is far more...

Read more

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:00

Saints and Sinners

Written by
“Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.” (Job 40:3-4) It is remarkable how the saintliest of men often confess to being the worst of sinners. The patriarch Job was said by God Himself to be “a perfect...

Read more

Monday, 09 July 2018 18:00

Catastrophe or Cataclysm

Written by
“[God] spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should...

Read more

Sunday, 08 July 2018 18:00

Dividing Light from Darkness

Written by
“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” (Genesis 1:3-4) Initially, the created cosmos was in darkness—a darkness that God Himself had to create (“I form the light, and...

Read more

Saturday, 07 July 2018 18:00

Savor of Life or Death

Written by
“For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?” (2 Corinthians 2:15-16) It is remarkable how the...

Read more

Friday, 06 July 2018 18:00

Eternal Life

Written by
“. . .that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13) Although this powerful, five-chapter letter from the apostle John is full of vital insights into the Christian life, it is written to “little children” (1...

Read more

Thursday, 05 July 2018 18:00

The quot;Light quot; Equation

Written by
“God is light.” (1 John 1:5) The biblical text is rich with metaphors and similes, one of which often appears in John’s writings. God is said to be “light”—the most constant, clearly observable, and all-pervasive experience in our universe.
God’s lifeis...

Read more

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 18:00

God Knows What We Don't Know

Written by
“I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.” (Psalm 119:75) One of the most perplexing aspects of the Christian life is trying to understand God’s purpose when defeat or affliction comes into our lives, thereby hindering or even...

Read more

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 18:00

True Freedom

Written by
“As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.” (1 Peter 2:16) We who live in what the song writer called the “sweet land of liberty” have a great responsibility to preserve that freedom which our forefathers obtained for us at...

Read more

Monday, 02 July 2018 18:00

Look Back

Written by
“Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.” (Isaiah 51:1) While it is not good to dwell too much on the past—whether in pride of past accomplishments or...

Read more

Sunday, 01 July 2018 18:00

The Moments of God

Written by
“For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.” (Isaiah 54:7-8) This gracious promise to Israel gives a...

Read more

Saturday, 30 June 2018 18:00

Things of the World

Written by
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.” (1 John 2:15) We must be wary of the world’s “things,” because we are “in the world,” not “of the world” (John 17:11-16). The command in our text is that we are not to love the...

Read more

Friday, 29 June 2018 18:00

Working Out Our Salvation

Written by
“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12) We are not told here to work forour salvation, but to work it out—that is, to demonstrate its...

Read more

Thursday, 28 June 2018 18:00

If I Perish

Written by
“Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4:16)...

Read more

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 18:00

To the Fourth Generation

Written by
“Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.” (Deuteronomy 5:9) This seemingly unwarranted penalty imposed on the...

Read more

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 18:00

Thou Shalt Not

Written by
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.” (Exodus 20:4) Many secularists criticize Christianity as being a religion of negativism filled with...

Read more

Monday, 25 June 2018 18:00

Made in Christ

Written by
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) Many men would boast of being “self-made” men, but no Christian can do this. Everything we are that is truly worthy and eternal was made...

Read more

Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:00

Young Men

Written by
“I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.” (1 John 2:14) There are two commendations about the “young men” (typically applied to those under 40) that John notes. They are...

Read more

Saturday, 23 June 2018 18:00

Prepared Hearts

Written by
“For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” (Ezra 7:10) It does not come naturally into our hearts to seek, obey, and then teach others the words of God as found in the Scriptures. Therefore, like Ezra, we...

Read more

Friday, 22 June 2018 18:00

The Unequal Yoke

Written by
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14) This is one of the definitive statements in Scripture on the doctrine of Christian separation. Not only...

Read more