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, 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

There...

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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”.

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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