Posts by Noah Icenhour

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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 […]

          JESUS: THE SON OF GOD

          by Noah Icenhour

            [This article first appeared in the December issue of the Gospel Advocate] There are few things that are more desired in an office or in a home than windows. There is just something about natural light that brings life into a room. When Jesus came to this world He came as a window. There is […]

            THE SIN OF COMPARING

            by Noah Icenhour

              I know you. You are a perfectionist. You try to do anything and everything perfect. Not only that, but you want people to know you are doing it perfect. The devastating part of it is this: you are not perfect‘no matter how hard you try to be. So naturally, you fail sometimes. You fall short. […]

              WHY AREN’T WE GROWING?

              by Noah Icenhour

                [This article originally appeared on the website of www.312ministries.com on 6-18-16] Numbers have been down. Discouragement has been up. Your congregation started years ago and had initial growth, but now everything seems stagnant. It is like the congregation just comes together as a ritual to complete a checklist each week. Everyone seems happy to be […]

                ARE YOU IN A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP?

                by Noah Icenhour

                  “Why is he taking so long?” Kristen thought. Jake and Kristen had been “talking” for several weeks now, and Jake had not even mentioned anything about becoming official. “Is he afraid to commit? Is he really not interested in the relationship? ” she asked herself. There comes a time in every relationship when it is […]

                  THE CHURCH NEEDS TO CHANGE

                  by Noah Icenhour

                    The Church is so old fashion! The Church needs to add things to make worship more entertaining! The Church needs to change its view on women in worship to connect with this culture! The Church needs to change! It is very likely that you have heard some of these statements before. Maybe there was someone […]

                    YOU KNOW WHO I AM TALKING ABOUT

                    by Noah Icenhour

                      You know who I am talking about. That family member, parent, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, friend, best friend, youth minister, preacher, elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher that walked away from the church. They were your role models, your friends, your family, your source of encouragement, the reason you came to know Jesus. One day […]