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

Apologetic Report - Unashamed Workman
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:44

Five For One One For Five

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The Bible’s epicentre is the person and work of Jesus Christ. We could unpack that a little by saying that in the Old Testament Jesus’ person and work are predicted,while in the New his person is revealed and his work accomplished.

In terms of the work...

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:35

“Leviticus!!?” “Yes, Leviticus!”

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The wonderful book of Leviticus seems to both bore and baffle many Christians. Allan Moseley (in his excellent commentary) describes the challenge:

Many Christians read along swimmingly until they come to Leviticus. They read about sacrifices that are no longer offered, a...

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 05:42

5 Inputs To Grow, Grow, Grow

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People grow in relation to what they eat.  At my stage in life (I like to think I’m at the lower end of mid-life) the growth happens solely in an outward direction.  However in the younger, tender years, a child sprouts upwards as they...

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Friday, 28 October 2016 01:17

Read, Write, Pray

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An apt encouragement for today, brothers:

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:21

Your Daily Dosage of Greek

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Came across this great resource recently and have been using it to improve my Greek. http://dailydoseofgreek.com/read-greek/

There are daily, two minute videos, translating a verse of Greek.

Here’s a sample vid:

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I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who was shocked and saddened.

To hear that some of Peter O’Brien’s commentaries were being ‘pulled’ by his publisher was a bit of a blow. If you are not aware of what I’m talking about, let me briefly fill you in on...

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Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:19

Preaching Joshua Today

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John Stevens has given an extremely useful unpacking of Joshua, and some thoughts about how to preach it here. http://www.john-stevens.com/2016/09/expository-thoughts-what-can-we-learn.html

I particularly enjoyed his conclusion:

“The book of Joshua therefore teaches us that we need a...

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Friday, 19 August 2016 03:05

Announcing ‘Announcing’!

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The church I pastor, Greenview Church, is pleased to be part of the West of Scotland Gospel Partnership. In a few weeks time we are planning to have a conference with the theme: “Announcing – Introducing Christ to an Introspective Culture.”

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The main speakers will be Rico...

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Friday, 22 July 2016 08:11

The blood, the guts and the glorious Gospel

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I’ll be thinking about Leviticus this week, morning, noon and night.

Literally.

I’m joining about 150 enthusiastic leaders and young people who will be investing a week of their lives, trawling through the glory (and gory!)that is Leviticus. (The camp/event...

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 01:13

Keep It Simple…

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Over at Desiring God, a great reminder for us that preaching has a rather simple formula. See great things; then say what you see!

“…preaching is not fundamentally complicated. Yes, there are numerous factors to consider when thinking through what to say and how to say it, but I...

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Monday, 18 July 2016 03:32

Preach To The News

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What is the preacher’s task? Does he communicate the contemporary news to his people, broadcasting current affairs from the pulpit? No. The herald of God – should he have the foggiest notion of his task – will endeavour to proclaim a news that is vintage....

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My preaching could be better, and so could yours. Here are just a few ways that we might improve our sermons.image

Apply more  – The upsurge in recent decades of expository preaching has seen a welcome focus upon explaining the Bible. At the very same time,...

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Monday, 11 April 2016 08:07

Good Series Of Videos On Preaching

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David Jackman has produced a series on preaching (‘Equipped to preach the Word’) to help the preacher communicate God’s Word. Here is one example. The rest are available on the Proclamation Trust Vimeo page.

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Friday, 08 April 2016 02:52

Clones

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