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

Exploring the Truth - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:07

Outline of 2 Timothy

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I. Paul gives thanks for Timothy (1:1-5) II. Paul’s charget to Timothy (1:6-2:2) III. Paul describes a faithul servant (2:3-26) IV. The coming apostasy (3:1-17) V. Paul’s final message (4:1-22)

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:27

Outline of 1 Timothy

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I. Warning about false doctrine (1:1-20) II. Instruction about prayer (2:1-15) III. Ordaning Bishops/Elders and deacons (3:1-16) IV. Exhortations regarding ministry (4:1-5:25) V. Christian ministry and a charge to preach the Word (6:1-21)

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:21

Outline of 2 Thessalonians

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I. Encouragement through the return of Christ (1:1-12) II. Events leading up to the day of the Lord (2:1-12) III. Continuing instruction and admonition (2:13-3:5) IV. Christian behavior (3:6-18)

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Monday, 12 November 2018 00:18

Outline of 1 Thessalonians

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I. Paul gives thanks for the Thessalonians (1:1-50) II. Paul’s personal defense (2:1-16) III. Events after leaving Thessalonica (2:17-3:13) IV. Exhortation to godly living (4:1-12) V. The Rapture and the Second Coming of Jesus (4:13-5:11) VI. Final admonition (5:12-28)

Authors: Matt Sherro...

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Sunday, 11 November 2018 00:14

Outline of Colossians

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I. Paul’s opening prayer (1:1-14) II. Christ and His glory (1:15-2:3) III. Warning against false belief (2:4-23) IV. Instructions for Christian living (3:-4:1) V. Exhortation to prayer (4:2-18)

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Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:10

Outline of Philippians

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I. Joy in sufering (1:1-30) II. Joy in serving (2:1-30) III. Joy in believing (3:1-21) IV. Joy in giving (4:1-23)

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Friday, 09 November 2018 18:08

New Testament Overview*

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Matthew: Written to a Jewish audience, this Gospel links the Old and New Testaments. It presents Jesus as the Messiah and King promised in the Old Testament. Matthew emphasizes Jesus’ authority and power. Mark: Mark probably had pragmatic Roman readers in mind. His Gospel stresses action and...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 18:03

Old Testament Overview*

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Genesis: The book of beginnings describes creation, the first rebellions against God and God’s choosing of Abraham and his offspring. Exodus: God rescued the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and led them to the desert of Sinai. There he gave Moses the laws to govern the new nation. Leviticus:...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 12:07

Outline of Ephesians

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I. The plan of God and the believer’s salvation (1:1-2:22) II. The mystery of the Gospel (3:1-22) III. The Christian life in the world (4:1-5:21) IV. Christian relationships (5:22-6:9) V. The Christian’s battle with evil (6:10-24)

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  Disclosure: This Bible was acquired at my own expense. Thomas Nelson did not solicit this review. I have had terrible trouble finding a KJV for my pulpit but I believe Thomas Nelson has solved that problem for me. Read on to find out why…  Product Description from Thomas Nelson...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 02:37

Why more than one translation?

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A number of observers have commented on, or rather asked about, our use of more than one translation on Sunday mornings, specifically, Why do I read from the KJV first and then the NLT or NIV? I would like to offer some understanding and, hopefully, wisdom on this matter… I use two...

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 09:41

ZONDERVAN PREMIER COLLECTION LARGE PRINT THINLINE REVIEW

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    Disclosure: Zondervan provided this Bible free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to post positive comments; my opinions are my own. Crossway, Cambridge University Press, Broadman & Holman, R. L. Allan and Sons, Schuyler, Thomas Nelson (Harper Collins),...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 03:16

Vines Expository Study Bible Review

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Let me start by saying, “It’s not what I expected and everything I want in a study Bible.” Years ago, there was Vines Expository Reference Bible and, at first, I thought that this was a re-release of that Bible; it is not. On some levels it is so much better and on other levels it...

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 01:14

Righteous Noah

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Authors: Matt Sherro...

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Disclaimer: I hold to Dispensational Theology. That being said, it is our goal to provide a well-rounded understanding of both the Bible and historical Reformed Theology. (We believe Dispensationalism is a natural outgrowth of Reformed Theology) The folllowing article is held in copyright by Dr....

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 08:51

Understanding Sin

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Introduction Talking Snakes and Other Problems Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent (Heb. Nacash which is translated serpent, snake, dragon) was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of...

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Friday, 28 September 2018 04:06

Outline of Galatians

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I. Paul’s Apostolic Defense (1:1-2:21) II. Faith vs Law (3:1-4:31) III. Christian Liberty and Responsibility (5:1-6:10) IV. Conclusion (6:11-15)  

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Friday, 28 September 2018 04:00

Outline of 2 Corinthians

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I. Paul Explains his actions (1:1-2:11) II. Paul defends his ministry. (2:12-7:16) III. Paul explains the collection for Judea (8:1-9:15) IV. Paul defends his Apostolic Authority  (10:1-13:13)    

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Friday, 28 September 2018 03:50

Outline of 1 Corinthians

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I. Salutation and Introduction (1:1-9) II. Divisions and Factions in the Church (1:10-4:21) III. Sexual Immorality and Family Life (5:1-7:40) IV. Christianity and Paganism (8:1-11:1) V. Church Life (11:1-17) VI. Holy Communion (11:17-34) VII. The Worship Service (12:1-14:40) VIII. The Resurrection...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 14:10

Adopting New Curriculum

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As our ministries continue to grow, Exploring the Truth and Abounding Grace Baptist Church will be adopting a more uniform set of curricula, specifically, the Uniform Series from Standard Publishing/David C. Cook. “The Uniform Series is a 6-year plan for reading and studying the Bible. By...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 08:03

Disquieted but Joyful

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This week, the Bible Train is recounting the concerns of both Ezra and Nehemiah for Jerusalem as well as the Temple. We will also see Zechariah prophesy the coming of Messiah the King.   Monday Ezra 7:1-10; 8:15-36 Tuesday Nehemiah 1:1-2:10 Wednesday Nehemiah 2:11-3:32 Thursday Nehemiah 8:1-18...

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 23:58

Outline of the Epistle to the Romans

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I. Introductory comments (1:1-17) II. Sin, original and universal and Salvation (1:18-5:21) III. Victorious living by Christ’s power (6:1-8:39) IV.  God still has a plan for Israel (9:1-11:36) V. Living as Christians (12:1-15:13) VII. Final thoughts (15:14-16:27)

Authors: Matt Sherro...

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 23:50

Outline of the Book of Acts

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I.  Christ’s final time with the Apostles (1:1-26) II.  Pentecost: The Church Begins (2:1-47) III.  The early days of the Church (3:1-5:42) IV.  Persecution, dispersion, and the growth of the Church (6:1-9:31) V.  Peter’s missionary activities (9:32-12:25) VI....

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 04:15

Outline of the Gospel According to John

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I. Jesus as the Eternal Word (1:1-18) II. Signs as Proof of Christ’s Deity (1:19-12:50) III. The Model of the Good Shepherd (13:1-17:26) IV. Christ before the Sanhedrin and Pilate (18:1-18:40) V. The Death and Resurrection of Christ (19:1-20:36) VI. Jesus appears to the Disciples...

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