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

1517 The Legacy Project - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 21 June 2018 02:32

Christ Alone! Yes, But Now What?

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:06

What To Tell People Who Already Know the Gospel

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imageI vividly remember the first time I was asked to preach to a bunch of preachers. Not just preachers, but preachers whom knew the Gospel...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 02:56

Why Luther Claimed to be a Heretic

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  image It was the summer of 1519 at Leipzig, in debate with John Eck, where Martin Luther said those fateful words, “Ja, Ich bin ein...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 05:33

Community in the Worn and Used

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imageWith so many others, I once thought that e-books were the future. Imagine owning something that moth and worm cannot touch, and thieves...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 05:08

The Art of Abiding

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image“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 03:33

When Doctrine Becomes Idolatry

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I’m a drug addict. Specifically, a recovering drug addict. More specific, a grateful recovering drug addict. And as I sit here now,...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 04:27

The Holy Plumb Line

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:04

Our God: the God of Failures

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imageGod made Adam and Eve in His perfect, holy image; He placed them in Eden to live in His rest, peace, and goodness; and He gave them His...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 01:20

Preach Christ, Not About Christ

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imageI am not a pastor. I also have a hard time staying in one place for a long time. As a result, I have spent the last several years visiting...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 03:59

The Gospel of Happy

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imageOriginally posted on thejaggedword.comGod never gives you more than you can handle. When He closes a door, He opens a window. He will...

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Nothing sums up the identity of a Christian better than the phrase: "Simul Iustus et Peccator." The Christian is, at the same time, wholly...

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imageDo you know the paradox about the beloved who has the complete love of her lover? She has it all, but she always needs more. She is still...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 02:45

Repentance Under The Microscope

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image“Properly speaking, repentance consists of two parts: One part is contrition, or the terrors that strike the conscience through...

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Monday, 04 June 2018 03:20

What Kind of God Washes Filthy Feet?

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imageSince God is most high, He can only look down. Nothing is above Him. No one is more exalted than He is. So His eyes have no need to look...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 23:22

The Real Threat to Our Preaching

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imageOut here in sunny California the church is watching as storm clouds are billowing in Sacramento. I’m sure you’ve all heard...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 03:39

He Must Be Out of His Mind

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imageAnd when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”– Mark 3:21

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 03:25

Jesus is the Subject

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imageJesus is the subject, but you are the object.It is our fallen nature to want to interject ourselves into the salvation equation. We always...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:45

Two Theologies, One Way into God's Kingdom

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imageIn the encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus there are two theologies expressed: a theology of scarcity and a theology of abundance....

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imageI live in southern California, which has aptly been described as the land of fruits and nuts. It is a place where people deride religion...

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 05:38

Prison of Prayer

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imageSome of us are tortured that we don’t have the right words. Some of us are terrified that our actions don’t live up to our...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 02:06

Jesus Is Our Peace

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imageWhat does peace add up to? Is it just a word? Is it even true that there is, in fact, such a thing as peace? When Jesus talks about peace...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 07:33

Mordor and Evangelism – Part 1 of 2

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imageMordor is a scary place. There really isn’t much more to say about it. It’s the land of Sauron—with that ever-searching...

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Friday, 18 May 2018 04:54

Outrageous Grace

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imageAnd the son said to him; “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”&n...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 02:41

I Don’t Want To Be A Poor Widow

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imageOscar Wilde said, “there’s only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about”.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:05

Whose Church Is It?

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imageIs the foundation of the church something we think up or do or say? What happens because of us and what we do, is that why the church...

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