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Our Daily Bread Devotional 20th November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 20th November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 20th November 2022 || ODB For Today

Our Daily Bread Devotional 20th November 2022 || ODB For Today

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Our Daily Bread 20 November 2022 Devotional For Today, Sunday: Message Written By  Bill Crowder Our Daily Bread Ministries) || ODB  Daily Reading Now  || The Socratic Club

TOPIC: The Socratic Club

BIBLE IN A YEAR:  Ezekiel 14–15 ||  James 2

 

KEY VERSE: Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone . . . for the hope that you have.

 

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:  1 Peter 3:13–18

13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?

14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”

15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

16 keeping a clear conscience,c so that those who speak maliciously against your good behaviour in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

Our Daily Bread Devotional 20th November 2022 || ODB For Today

17 For it is better if it is God’s will,e to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.

18 For Christ also suffered once for sins,h the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the bodyj but made alive in the Spirit.

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First Peter 3:15 is often presented as a challenge to be prepared for opportunities to share one’s faith: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” But sharing our faith might be the secondary aspect. First, we’re to live a life of hope in a world that is largely hopeless. Notice that Peter said that people will ask about the hope we have. As we live hope-filled lives in this broken world, those around us will see the difference. Then we’re to be ready to answer them about the hope that marks our lives. Our hope distinguishes believers in Jesus from those without Christ, whom Paul described as “without hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). He is our hope, and we’re challenged to live like it.

OUR DAILY BREAD || NOVEMBER 20, 2022 || SUNDAY – ODB DEVOTIONAL FOR TODAY

MESSAGE

In 1941, the Socratic Club was established at England’s Oxford University. It was formed to encourage debate between believers in Jesus and atheists or agnostics.

Religious debate at a secular university isn’t unusual, but what is surprising is who chaired the Socratic Club for fifteen years—the great Christian scholar C. S. Lewis. Willing to have his thinking tested, Lewis believed that faith in Christ could stand up to great scrutiny. He knew there was credible, rational evidence for believing in Jesus.

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In a sense, Lewis was practicing Peter’s advice to believers scattered by persecution when he reminded them, “In your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). Peter makes two key points: we have good reasons for our hope in Christ and we’re to present our reasoning with “gentleness and respect.”

Our Daily Bread Devotional 20th November 2022 || ODB For Today

Trusting Christ isn’t religious escapism or wishful thinking. Our faith is grounded in the facts of history, including the resurrection of Jesus and the evidence of the creation bearing witness to its Creator. As we rest in God’s wisdom and the strength of the Spirit, may we be ready to share the reasons we have for trusting our great God.

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REFLECT: How might you share your faith with someone? What evidence for the resurrection of Jesus makes it reasonable, even though it’s clearly miraculous?

PRAY: Almighty God, thank You for giving me credible evidence to support my faith in You. For further study, read Why We Believe: Evidences for Christian Faith.

Our Daily Bread 20th November 2022 || ODB Today’s Devotional. Our Daily Bread Ministries  (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread.

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2 Comments

  1. Why does this writer promote CS Lewis as a great Christian writer? He was a universalist He believed one could be saved ‘without knowing it.” He denied the authority of the Scriptures and the deity of Christ. “Narnia” is occultic and applauded by every mystic on the planet. “Mere Christianity” promotes purgatory and has NO Scripture verses at all ! He also promoted the occultic “We are little Christs” heresy synonymous to the Catholic little I Ams and the Charismatic / Occultic “We are little gods” He had numerous Catholic and occultic friends who he thanked for inspiring him. Mcdonald, Steiner, Tolkien etc He also promoted ‘prayer without words” practiced by Catholic mystics. He also promoted the heretical “Dance with the Trinity” view that the Trinity is a COMMUNITY and we must mirror this harmony and join with all faiths. We are to expose false teachers and :”mark those who teach doctrine contrary to what we have learned and avoid them!” Expose the evil Ephesians 5 “Did CS Lewis go to heaven?” the Trinity Review

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