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
Saturday, 25 August 2018 18:00

The Danger of Adding to Scripture

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“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18) This sober warning almost at the end of the Bible was given by the glorified...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 18:00

Delusion from God

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“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” (2 Thessalonians 2:11) This is a startling declaration! Why would God want to deceive people and cause them to believe a lie? The “cause” that would activate such an extreme decision on...

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 18:00

Thou Hast Rejected Knowledge

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“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” (Hosea 4:6) This lament over the ancient apostasy of Israel...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:00

Understanding the Word of God

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“So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” (Nehemiah 8:8) Most people—even most Christians—devote very little time to the Scriptures, complaining that they are either too hard to understand or too...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 18:00

Ungodly Lifestyles

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“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 18:00

Perilous Times

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“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” (2 Timothy 3:1) There has always been some confusion about the biblical term “the last days.” Many times the phrase is associated with the Great Tribulation period. Some commentaries appear to relate the era...

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Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:00

The Truth in Us

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“For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.” (2 John 1:2) The word “truth” occurs more in the gospel of John than in any other book of the New Testament, and it occurs in the first epistle of John more than in any other book except...

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Saturday, 18 August 2018 18:00

The Living Word

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“And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” (Revelation 19:13) This uniquely expressive name assigned to Christ, as He returns to Earth in glory, is used also by John in his gospel (John 1:1, 14) and in his epistle (1 John 1:1 More......

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Friday, 17 August 2018 18:00

Follow Righteousness

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“Follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22) The word “follow” is frequently translated “persecute” in other passages. Jesus used the word this way: “The servant is not greater than his...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 18:00

Rejoicing Greatly

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“Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.” (1 Peter 1:6) Our lives today are continually badgered by various trials, or “manifold temptations.” The trials are to bring about a pure and effective faith,...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:00

Foolish Talking

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“Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.” (Ephesians 5:4) In the book of Ephesians are included several guidelines for the Christian’s speech—how we should talk and what we should talk about. These are not...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 18:00

Flee and Follow

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“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22) The first part of this twofold command is to run away from young (new, untested) desires. Sexual immorality is especially to be avoided...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 18:00

It Is Enough

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“And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.” (Genesis 45:28) When someone exclaims, “It is enough,” either a requirement has been satisfied, a need has been fulfilled, or a limit has been reached. This phrase occurs...

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 18:00

To Die Is to Live

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“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” (Mark 8:35) The principle expressed in this verse must be of paramount importance, for it is found repeated in one way or another probably more...

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 18:00

Faith

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“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12) Scripture teaches that “by grace are ye saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8), and that faith (or belief, same word) in the substitutionary work...

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Friday, 10 August 2018 18:00

Things to Flee

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“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22) There are times to stand and there are times to flee. There are some things so fearful and deadly that it is foolish to try to face them at...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 18:00

Vessels of Honor

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“If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.” (2 Timothy 2:21) There are several metaphors used by the New Testament writers to help us understand aspects of...

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 18:00

Walking in Truth

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“I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.” (2 John 1:4) This beautiful metaphor, “walking in truth,” is found only in the two one-chapter epistles of John—here in our text, and in 3 John 1:3 and...

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 18:00

Vessels of the House

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“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.” (2 Timothy 2:20) The “house” referenced here by Paul to young Timothy is the “house of God, which is the church of the...

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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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