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
Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:00

In a Moment

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“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52) This is one of...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:00

He That Is Spiritual

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“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” (1 Corinthians 2:15) The word rendered “spiritual” is the Greek word pneumatikos, from which theologians have coined the term “pneumatology,” the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Thus,...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:00

Things We Ought to Do

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“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” (Matthew 23:23) This sharp rebuke by Jesus to...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 18:00

What to Put On

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“And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49) People give much attention to what material clothes they should put on, but the New Testament tells us what spiritual clothes to put...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 18:00

Coming Like the Flood

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“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” (Isaiah 59:19) The great enemy of our souls “the devil, as a roaring...

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Saturday, 16 June 2018 18:00

Honoring Our Fathers

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“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” (Exodus 20:12) This familiar command was the fifth in God’s list of Ten Commandments, the law of God, and it has never been abrogated. It was quoted by Christ as His own...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 18:00

The Proof of Obedience

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“And hereby do we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” (1 John 2:3) Jesus once said, “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46). Poignant question. A familiar complaint of those who despise Christian teaching is that...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 18:00

Asking in Jesus' Name

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“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13) In the gospel of John there are at least six promises that if we pray in Jesus’ name, God in Christ will answer our prayer. The first is in our text, which promises...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 18:00

The Opened Prison

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“The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” (Isaiah 61:1) The Lord...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 18:00

Love, Faith, Joy

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“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” (1 Peter 1:8-9) Peter had seen the Lord, but he was writing to those who...

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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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