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
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 18:00

Prerequisites for Christian Unity

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“If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” (Philippians 2:1-2) Churches haven’t changed...

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Monday, 30 April 2018 18:00

Strong in Grace

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“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 2:1) In the Old Testament, “grace” (used 69 times) is often applied in the sense of personal favors or physical blessings. “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will...

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Sunday, 29 April 2018 18:00

The Better Hope

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“For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.” (Hebrews 7:19) Men and women have many false hopes in this world, one of which is that they can earn heaven by good works. Even though God’s law is a perfect law, it...

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Saturday, 28 April 2018 18:00

The Christian's Lifestyle: Our Control

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“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18) Two factors need to be identified with this verse. First, the immediately preceding context confines the primary application to behavior, just as the immediately following context relates...

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Friday, 27 April 2018 18:00

The Unseen Angels

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“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” (Psalm 91:11) God has created “an innumerable company of angels” (Hebrews 12:22), and there are many references to them in both Old and New Testaments, but few living men or women have ever...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 18:00

Lessons to Learn

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“But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Matthew 9:13) The Lord Jesus called all who would be His disciples to “learn of me” (or “from me,” Matthew 11:29),...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 18:00

Creation and the Sciences

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“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27) The first chapter of Genesis is the foundational chapter of the Bible and, therefore, of all true science. It is the great creation chapter, outlining the events of...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:00

Doxology to the King

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“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17) In this stirring doxology to the One who allowed him into the ministry (vv. 12-13), whose grace “was exceeding abundant” (v. 14), who...

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Monday, 23 April 2018 18:00

The Good Deposit

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“That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.” (2 Timothy 1:14) The good thing that Paul referred to surely involves God”s “gift” that young Timothy was given as he entered the ministry. All gifts include the gift of...

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 18:00

Hold Fast

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“Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 1:13) There are several significant pieces to this important command. We must “hold firm” to the “pattern” of the “wholesome...

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Saturday, 21 April 2018 18:00

The Christian's Lifestyle: Our Wisdom

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“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” (Ephesians 5:17) The “wherefore” is preceded by the command “Walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8). This title, children of light, is used only three other times in the New...

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Friday, 20 April 2018 18:00

Holy Brethren

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“I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.” (1 Thessalonians 5:27) There is probably no word more misused—even abused—than the word “holy.” In our day and age, it usually conjures up an image of sanctimoniousness, or even...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:00

Visit

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“Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.” (Acts 15:14) Our English word “visit” has come to mean a social call, but not so in the Greek, where it can mean to inspect, to look upon in order to help, or...

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:00

The Word and the Spirit

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“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12) How is it that some people can read a biblical passage and find it either tedious, confusing, or even foolish,...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 18:00

The Conclusion of the Matter

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“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13) The spiritual life of Solomon can, to a great degree, be traced through his writings as recorded in the Bible. They are not straightforward...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 18:00

Tragic Ignorance

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“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” (Romans 10:3) There are several important doctrinal truths about which unbelievers—and sometimes even...

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Sunday, 15 April 2018 18:00

Things to Keep

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“And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Matthew 19:17) The two main Greek words for “keep” in the New Testament both mean more than just “obey,” though...

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“This I say . . . that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk.” (Ephesians 4:17) This succinct command quickly is followed by a sweeping description of the impotent mind of the Gentiles of that day in contrast to the utterly changed condition of the believer (whether Jew or...

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Friday, 13 April 2018 18:00

Snares

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“Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” (1 Timothy 3:7) A snare is a trap normally used to catch an unwary wild animal, but each of the five times the word (Greek pagis) is used in the New Testament, it...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 18:00

Together with Christ

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“Even when we were dead in sins, [God] hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:5-6) In these two marvelous verses the word “together” appears...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 18:00

He Is Able

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“Nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” (2 Timothy 1:12) The apostle Paul uses a precision of synonyms. We are to “know” the One in whom we have believed...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:00

Reject Favoritism

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“My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.” (James 2:1) Evidently the believers in the early church were much like us in that they tended to honor and favor wealthy individuals in their congregations. James commands them to...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 18:00

Fear the Right Fear

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“Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.” (Isaiah 8:12-13) The people of Judah were terrified by the imminent...

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Sunday, 08 April 2018 18:00

The Rivers and the Sea

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“All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.” (Ecclesiastes 1:7) As the ancients observed the mighty Nile and Euphrates and other great rivers flowing into the ocean, they could not help but wonder why...

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Saturday, 07 April 2018 18:00

The Christian's Lifestyle: Our Gifts

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“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:7) The grace that is given (Greek charis) is a distribution by the Holy Spirit of gifts (same Greek word) to every believer (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). Seventeen different gifts are...

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