Monthly Archives: April 2015

How Can God Be Both Merciful and Just? [Thoroughly Prepared Concept 7]

A new video in the Thoroughly Prepared video series has been released! Created with the purpose of launching you into the card-writing process, these videos provide practical advice on how to approach individual concepts. When you watch a Thoroughly Prepared video, you can expect to gain information, sample outlines, resources, applicable verses, and more.

This is the seventh video in the series, on Justice and Mercy. The first five videos in this series are free to all, but video six and on are exclusively for those who have purchased the Thoroughly Equipped Apologetics curriculum. If you are among that group, head on over to, log in, and click on the “Thoroughly Prepared” link.

If you want to start from the beginning, you can click here to watch the first video in the series. This blog search has the other three Thoroughly Prepared videos as its top results. Enjoy!

The Cross is the Apex of the Glory of God

cross-691115_1920Yesterday morning, I was re-listening to a sermon by John Piper. If you haven’t listened to any of Piper’s sermons before, you are missing out. God-glorifying theology and joy-inducing exultation in God are a great mix!

Because yesterday was Good Friday and tomorrow is Easter Sunday, I was in a cross-of-Christ sort of mood, and this short excerpt caught my attention. The cross is the greatest display of the glory of God in the history of the universe!

This helps your Apologetics speeches in two ways. First, it should increase your passion. You have to care about your topic, and if the glory of the cross doesn’t help you to care, nothing can. Second, you can incorporate this content into several Apologetics cards—for example, the card on Justification, and for the question “Why did Jesus have to die?”

Watch and be amazed at our amazing God.