Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
and you will be brought before governors and kings on my account, to bear your testimony before them and the heathen.
So make up your minds not to prepare your defense,
Then Peter, filled with the holy Spirit, said to them, "Leaders of the people and members of the council,
Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
"I am a Jew," Paul answered, "from Tarsus, in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city. I beg you to let me speak to the people."
"Brothers and fathers," he said, "listen to what I have to say in my defense."
Always put your message attractively, and yet pointedly, and be prepared to give every inquirer a fitting answer.
2 Timothy 2:25
correcting his opponents with gentleness; for God may possibly let them repent and acknowledge the truth,
But as he talked of uprightness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became alarmed, and said, "You may go for the present. I will find time later to send for you."
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has caused us to be born anew to a life of hope through Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead,
and for the hope of what is stored up for you in heaven. You first heard of it long ago when the true message of the gospel
in the hope of eternal life, which God who never lies promised ages ago,
but Christ's faithfulness was that of a son set over the house of God. And we are that house, if we keep up our courage and our triumphant hope to the very end.
Let us therefore leave elementary Christian teaching alone and advance toward maturity. We must not be always relaying foundations, of repentance for wrong-doing, and of faith in God,