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
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”.

You have...

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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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Friday, 11 May 2018 07:30

The Great Physician’s Bedside Manner

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imagePeace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them...

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  image “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so,...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 01:00

It’s A Keeper!

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With a cloudless sky over our heads like a canopy, and nothing visible in any direction as far as the eye could see except the dark...

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 05:25

Despite Our Messes, It's All Gift

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imageGod likes to speak to us and in His speaking opens our ears to hear the truth about ourselves. Our Heavenly Father speaks and we hear that...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 01:15

The Death of Death

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imageAnyone who has experienced a family member or friend besieged with Alzheimer’s disease knows very well its insidious and terrifying...

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imageCommentaries are a funny thing. I remember a conversation I had with Dr. Kleinig once after he released his commentary on Leviticus, a...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 04:59

Only Christ Treats Us Like Human Beings

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imageThey put us in a barn and that was really Dante's Inferno, because everybody was dying. I wouldn't be surprised that 85 percent of the...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 01:17

Good Shepherd Shepherding Well

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imageA friend offered a simple rationale for pastors: “God gave us pastors because everyone needs a shepherd.” It’s true, we...

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 03:03

Baptism, Not Our Religiosity, Is The Thing

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When Jesus tells Nicodemus that only by being born again through water and the Spirit can he enter the kingdom of God, Nicodemus is...

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:49

Getting Out from Under the Law

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imageI know, I know: there’s nothing more irritating that a pastor using his kids as illustrations in a sermon. My kids agree. But, lucky...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 02:48

God’s Last Word

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image(An After-School Lesson for Virginia)

It was the last thesis in The Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel that C.F.W. Walther declared...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:53

Playing The Game... Or Not

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imageIs life a game we play? Is the purpose of life simply to enjoy living, whatever that means to each person? When we think about how much...

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Friday, 20 April 2018 02:34

Of Werewolves and Worldviews

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imageI can still remember the look on his face. We had connected at a conference and, upon hearing that I was interested in apologetics, too,...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:29

We Only Baptize Babies

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imageOften times friends of mine complain about our practice of baptizing infants. I used to take time arguing the fine points of why. But now...

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imageOn the day Jesus died a rather extraordinary event happened in the temple. It’s made even more extraordinary by the fact that most...

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:39

When Jesus Smashes Our Religious Piggy Banks

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imageWhat is the value of a friend? What about a marriage? Children? What is the net worth of a successful career, large house, and good...

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Monday, 16 April 2018 01:01

Just a Hallmark Holiday

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image“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” –...

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Friday, 13 April 2018 01:00

Am I an Apple Tree?

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image“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.” &nd...

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Thursday, 12 April 2018 01:00

Just Like Rome...

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imageThere’s been a lot of wringing of hands lately among Christians and political conservatives (and those two don’t have to be...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 01:00

The Suffering Servant

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image“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 05:37

God Is Our Salvation

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imageOur God is the God who flung from His fingertips this universe filled with galaxies and stars, penguins and pulsars, geese and wild grass,...

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