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

Apologetic Report - Exploring the Truth
Saturday, 18 March 2017 08:17

Revelation Introduction and Outline

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Revelation Outline

Why Read Revelation?

“Why read this strange book? John gives a good clue in the first phrase, which introduces this book as “the revelation of Jesus Christ.” Revelation gives a unique picture of Jesus Christ, and the New Testament would be incomplete without...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 07:40

Lessons from Joshua that you don’t often hear

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In our Panorama of the Bible, we are in the Book of Joshua. We will cover some of the more familiar stories in the next lesson but, today, we are sharing two PDF documents that were provided by and used with the permission of the Thru the Bible Radio...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 01:22

Preparing Our Hearts for Worship-Psalm 90:2

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For our next Lord’s Day, March 19, we turn to one of my favorite verses in the Psalms and we will turn to my favorite English translation for our reading, the 1977 Edition of the NASB…

Psalm 90:2 (NASB77)

Before the mountains were born, or Thou didst give birth to the earth and the...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 22:08

Preparing our Hearts for Worship Psalm 116:1-2

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Our devotional for the coming Lord’s Day, March 11 2017, brings us my grandmother’s favorite Psalm, Psalm 116:1-2. I can vividly recall reading this at her funeral and finding it to be a great source of comfort; I hope it will be for you.

Psalm 116:1-2 

I love the LORD because...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 11:53

Believer’s Baptism

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We welcome Jordan Woods as a guest poster. Jordan will be sharing with us regarding Believer’s Baptism…

First we must start by defining what Believer’s Baptism is, Believer’s baptism (occasionally called credobaptism, from the Latin word credo meaning “I...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 11:07

Salvation and Dispensationalism

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We welcome, once again,  James D. Quiggle, ThM. who brings us an article correcting some misconceptions regarding salvation in Dispensational Theology. It is my hope that this article is helpful to you…

In the previous article, “Understanding Dispensationalism,” I promised to...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 03:08

CSB Ultrathin Reference Bible Review

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imageIn 1999, we were introduced to the New Testament of one of the most interesting English Bible translations that has ever been made; in 2004 the full text joined its New Testament Counterpart and the Holman Christian Standard Bible changed the market forever. The Holman portion of...

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Friday, 03 March 2017 12:05

Fictional Piety: Why I do not celebrate Lent

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I was discussing, with a friend, the fact that I do not celebrate lent to wit he posed the question of why not. In short, I do not celebrate lent because I am a Baptist. Now the longer answer…

Making any kind of publicity of your fasting is a false piety which calls attention to yourself and...

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Friday, 03 March 2017 11:41

Understanding Dispensationalism

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Guest Post by James D. Quiggle, ThM.

The concepts that make up dispensationalism are found in Scripture, and the core theological ideas that comprise dispensationalism have been around since apostolic days. The modern revival of dispensationalism began life as a prophecy movement in the late...

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Beloved, the following resources helped to shape the notes for out Revelation Study Series. Time invested in these resources will give you more insight into  Revelation.

The MacArthur New Testament Commentary
Moody Publishers/Chicago
© 1999 by John MacArthur
Used by Permission

Basic...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 11:47

Understanding Deuteronomy

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Key Concepts

  • One God, one people, one sanctuary and one law.
  • God’s law impacts every area of life, and all law is rooted in the Ten Commandments.
  • Obedience is only the beginning of what is expected of God’s people—he wants his people to be in relationship with him.
  • God’s...

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Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:55

TBS Reformation Reference Bible Review

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imageMy favorite KJV publisher has done it again; The Trinitarian Bible Society has introduced the Compact Westminster Reference Bible, Reformation Commemorative Edition. Since that happens to be a lot of name, I will refer to it, moving forward, as the Reformation Reference Bible.

The Reformation...

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Saturday, 25 February 2017 04:57

Preparing our hearts to worship: Psalm 19:7-11

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As we prepare our hearts for the coming Lord’s Day (2/25/17), my thoughts turn toward a passage in the Psalms that Dr. David Jeremiah shared with me in an inscription in my Bible. Join me in the 19th Psalm…

 

“Psalm 19:7-11Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The...

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Friday, 24 February 2017 01:12

Jesus: The Most Excellent Name and His Superlative Name

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Philippians 2:9-11

For this reason, God highly exalted Him and gave Him the Name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow—of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth—and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory...

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:44

Choosing the CSB

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Yesterday, we announced, on social media, that Exploring the Truth is transitioning to the Christian Standard Bible as our main text for Scripture. Several people have wondered why that is, and I would like to answer that question for you, dear readers, today.

 

There are several reasons why we...

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“Yea, hath God said…” It’s the oldest trick in the book; bring just enough of the truth to someone to obscure the lie and it is, itself, the reason “Christian movies” are so successful. permit me to digress for a moment.

 

I was recently having a...

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Friday, 17 February 2017 23:33

Preparing Our Hearts for Worship Psalm 73:12-22

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This week’s Lord’s Day Preparation is provided by Doug Warwick

 

Psalm 73:12-22  (KJV)

 

Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.  Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.  For all the day...

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Friday, 10 February 2017 22:08

Preparing Our Hearts to Worship Psalm 118:15-16

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As we turn our hearts towards worship, guest writer Mike Senders takes us to Psalm 118, where shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous…

Ps 118:15-16 (NASB)

“The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:06

B’mid’bar (In the Wilderness)

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This week’s lesson will be a little different as the book of Numbers is not all that easy to condense into a bite size lesson…

Approximate Timeline

1446 b.c.:The Exodus, Law given
1443 b.c.:Kadesh-barnea, wilderness wandering begins
1406 b.c.:Israel enters Canaan

 

CHRIST IN...

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Saturday, 04 February 2017 09:22

Preparing our hearts to worship: Psalm 18:1-2

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As we prepare for the next Lord’s Day (2/5/17) we turn our hearts toward Heaven once again and look to the 18th Psalm to prepare us for worship.

Psalm 18:1-2HCSB

I love You, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield...

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Friday, 27 January 2017 21:52

Preparing our hearts for worship Psalm 1:1-3 (CSB)

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As we prepare for the coming Lord’s Day (Jan 29, 2017) we turn our hearts to the 1st Psalm. Our devotional will come from verses 1-3.

“1 How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path of sinners or join a group of mockers! 2 Instead, his...

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 21:36

The Five Levitical Sacrifices

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As we continue the Panorama of the Bible, we have the Levitical Sacrifices. This lesson is a guest post from bible-history.com

The Five Levitical Offerings

The Sacrifices

The sacrificial system was ordained by God and placed at the very center and heart of Jewish national life. Whatever the Jews may...

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 21:27

FAQ’s About the Levitical Feasts

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Many people have questions regarding the feasts in the Book of Leviticus (Vayikra) in the Bible. This week, in an effort to help answer those questions, we are sharing a PDF that was provided by the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America. It should prove most useful to you. Click the link below to...

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 04:24

Apostle’s Creed (Our Essential Creed)

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Below, you will find the foundational statement of faith of all Reformed Christians. Officially codified in AD 390, this is a concise statement on the essentials of Christian Orthodoxy.

 

I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son,...

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