Posts by Noah Icenhour

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TAKE UP YOUR CROSS DAILY

by Noah Icenhour

    If you were to paint a picture of commitment, what would it look like? Perhaps it would be parents who work extra hours for years so their children can go to college. Maybe it is a single mom working as a waitress just to make ends meet from her tips. Possibly it could be an […]

    WORSHIP THAT LOOKS TO GOD

    by Noah Icenhour

      One thing that I have always struggled with was accepting a gift. Do not get me wrong, I certainly do enjoy receiving gifts, I just sometimes do not know how to react in a way that is appropriate. If your reaction is not big enough when you receive a gift, the giver may think you […]

      DEFEND THE FAITH WITH GENTLENESS AND RESPECT

      by Noah Icenhour

        Imagine that you are sitting in a doctor’s office. You just had some standard tests run. It is taking longer than usually which causes you to become nervous. What you do not yet know is that the test results have come back and they have confirmed you have a life-threatening disease; your condition is urgent. […]

        BE READY TO DEFEND THE FAITH

        by Noah Icenhour

          The Fourth Principle of Apologetics Have you ever found yourself unprepared for something? Maybe you were unprepared for a test in school or a presentation at work? There is probably nothing more stressful than being unprepared. We have a great task before us. We are to take the Gospel to the world! Peter says, “but […]

          BE WILLING TO DEFEND WHAT YOU BELIEVE

          by Noah Icenhour

            Can I be honest with you? Sharing my faith with others makes me nervous. What if I do not know enough to answer their questions? What if the person thinks I am awkward or weird? What if they get mad at me? What if I turn them off of the Church? What if I say […]

            HONOR CHRIST IN YOUR HEART

            by Noah Icenhour

              Apologetic Principle #2 Why do you do what you do? Why do doctors devote their lives to the study of medicine? Hopefully to learn how to better heal their patients. Why do nurses commit their time to rigorous schooling and dealing with difficult people? Most likely they have a desire to serve others. Why do […]

              IDENTIFY THE HOPE THAT IS IN YOU

              by Noah Icenhour

                The First Principle of Apologetics What do you hope for? What is that driving force that leads you to live and work the way that you do? Is it to provide a better life for your family? Is it to get an education and a successful job? Our hopes in this life are based on […]

                PRINCIPLES OF APOLOGETICS: WHAT IS APOLOGETICS?

                by Noah Icenhour

                  Is there a God? Is Jesus the Son of God? Is the Bible the inspired Word of God? These three questions are the traditional pillars of the discipline we call Apologetics (however it is certainly not limited to these questions).1 There are organizations that are devoted to the study of Apologetics in our fellowship today.2 […]

                  THERE IS A FLOOD COMING

                  by Noah Icenhour

                    At the end of May, Dr. Jeff Miller (Apologetics Press) and I went on an adventure to the Grand Canyon for a seven-day rafting trip. It was awesome. I am not going to lie, I truly felt like I was Bilbo from the Hobbit series. Spending the days conquering the white waters, forcing ourselves to […]

                    ABRAHAMai??i??S JUSTIFICATION: OBEDIENCE OF FAITH

                    by Noah Icenhour

                      “Why has no one told me this?” This was the question that a 16-year-old named Braden Hammer asked me as we studied what the Bible says about baptism. Braden had been raised in the Baptist church and a few years earlier he had “accepted Jesus in his heart” through a prayer and was told that […]