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, 02 August 2018 06:16

Who are You to Walk the Walk

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“Walk the walk.” When I hear that phrase, I know there’s something for me to do. Get it together girl. There is a...

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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 05:41

When Church is Exhausting, You're Doing it Wrong

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“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am...

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:19

Set Free to Forgive and Love

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Since I was old enough to form letters, I have been writing. I drew pictures and colored, too, and I even plunked away at a piano...

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Do you ever wake up with the weight of your insufficiencies bearing down on you? You sense the reality that you aren’t good...

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 01:54

Why Church is For You

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“There is, besides this command, also a promise as we heard above which ought most strongly to incite and encourage us. For here...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 02:03

A Bitter Parable

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There is a tragic parable that repeats itself all too frequently in many of our best parishes and Christian homes. While it has many...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:21

The Truth About Loving Our God

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The truth is, we love God in spite of ourselves. That does not mean we are incapable of love. All people love someone or something....

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Monday, 23 July 2018 02:55

Is James Preaching the Social Gospel?

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Perhaps you’ve heard of Luther’s famous critique of the Epistle of James. He calls it an “epistle of straw”...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 05:12

Confessionalism and Why It’s Important

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“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be...

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 03:35

Worth Your Meditation

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Have you ever considered your devotional life? I’m sure most Christians have at least thought about this or have even attempted...

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 01:45

The Gift is For Those Who Don't Deserve It

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St. Paul tells us in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our...

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:46

Why We Should Question Christianity

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A 2010 Newsweek article posited that "preschool children, on average, ask their parents about 100 questions a day." However, "by...

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In the course of most church services, Christians will commonly say “Maranatha,” or “Come, Lord Jesus.” This...

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Friday, 13 July 2018 00:49

So Many Religions

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If there is a god, then which one? And who speaks accurately of him, if anyone? These are questions I asked myself many times before...

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 01:20

Read It For the Sword Stroke

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“The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it. Those...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 01:47

How to Measure the True Christian

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The following is an excerpt from Martin Luther’s Commentary on Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians(1535), translated by...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 02:05

On the Weekly Road to Emmaus

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The story told in Luke 24:13-35 takes place on the day of the Resurrection. Two disciples, one named Cleopas and the other unnamed,...

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“Let’s put it to a vote!” the emperor declared. Just 200 years earlier, not a single Christian would have imagined...

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 00:15

Your Totem Defines Your Reality

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One of my favorite movies is Christopher Nolan’s Inception. It’s nearly impossible to synopsize, but the premise is that...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 00:27

Mordor and Evangelism, Part II

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 00:15

Be Humble, or Be Humbled

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What happens if we discovered that there is nothing that we can do to get in good with God? What happens if we were forced to accept...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 00:58

The Church of Polytheists

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God doesn’t believe in atheists. As they reject His existence, so He rejects their rejection. They may not believe in the true...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 01:30

In Celebration of True Liberty

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