Month: November 2013

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Joshua 2 – Faith Comes by Hearing

Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab and lodged there. 2 And it was told to the king of Jericho, “Behold, men of Israel have...

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Proof and Evidences

In our penultimate lesson on defending the faith, we look at the nature and proper use of proof and evidences. We focus on Acts 17:16ff as a prime biblical example of an apologetic encounter.

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1 Peter 1:13-21 – A Holy Purchase

1Peter 1:13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also...

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Nihil Pro Quo

Many people live in a world of quid pro quo or “this for that.” It’s the mentality of “you scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.” This can be a stumbling block for people new to the gospel, because the biblical teaching of salvation is far from quid pro quo. In fact, it’s more like nihil pro quo (nothing for...

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1 Peter 1:10-12 – The Privilege of the Gospel

1Peter 1:10  Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. 12 It was revealed to them that they were...