What is Apologetics, and why should we care?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Jeff's Blog | 0 comments

The English word “apologetics” comes from the Greek “apologia,” which means defense or vindication. For example, Peter used this word in 1 Peter 3:15 (emphasis added): “…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…” (NASB) Why should we always be ready to make a defense for our hope (in addition to being...

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Follow Jesus, Follow Joy

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Joyful Life Church Blog | 0 comments

Jesus promised His disciples three things — that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble. — F. R. Maltby Jesus wants His followers to experience great joy. I am convinced of this. As late as His Last Supper discourse, He let them know they could find joy in part from their prayer life: Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. – John 16:24 I know...

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