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
Friday, 06 July 2018 18:00

Eternal Life

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“. . .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...

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 18:00

The quot;Light quot; Equation

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“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...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 18:00

God Knows What We Don't Know

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“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...

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 18:00

True Freedom

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“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...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 18:00

Look Back

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“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...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 18:00

The Moments of God

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“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...

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Saturday, 30 June 2018 18:00

Things of the World

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“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...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 18:00

Working Out Our Salvation

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“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...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 18:00

If I Perish

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“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)...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 18:00

To the Fourth Generation

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“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...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 18:00

Thou Shalt Not

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“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...

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Monday, 25 June 2018 18:00

Made in Christ

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“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...

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:00

Young Men

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“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...

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Saturday, 23 June 2018 18:00

Prepared Hearts

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“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...

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Friday, 22 June 2018 18:00

The Unequal Yoke

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“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...

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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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