Month: December 2013

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Luke 1-2 – The Ultimate Christmas Album

Luke 1:46   And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and...

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Matthew 1:18-25 – This Is the Messiah

Matt. 1:18  Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to...

Making the Best Use of the Time
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Making the Best Use of the Time

I have an app on my phone that records a series of personal data. As I run, it logs my GPS location data, time, and heart rate. I can even input my weight to see how my health and overall fitness are progressing (or regressing!). Looking at this data can be fascinating. There is even quantifiedself.com,...

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Joshua 5:13-15 – The Commander Arrives

Josh. 5:13 When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” 14 And he said, “No; but I am the...

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Joshua 5:1-12 – Preparing for Battle

Josh. 5:1 As soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts melted...

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1 Peter 2:1-3 – Growing Up into Salvation

1Pet. 2:1  So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. (English Standard Version)

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Joshua 3-4 – Crossing Over

Josh. 3:1   Then Joshua rose early in the morning and they set out from Shittim. And they came to the Jordan, he and all the people of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. 2 At the end of three days the officers went through the camp 3 and commanded the people, “As soon...

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Review and Examples

We conclude our series on Defending the Faith with a brief review of the core principles of covenantal apologetics. We then turn to an example of an apologetic encounter and study the strengths and weaknesses of the representative arguments.

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1 Peter 1:22-25 – The Loving Word of God

1Pet. 1:22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory...